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Rite Aid Double Dip Days Again!!!!

September 29th, 2006 at 06:48 pm

It's that time of the month again!! (No- not THAT time of the month!) The time when the rebates at Rite Aid overlap causing some super great deals! Double Dipping is only 9/29 & 9/30 this month. I thought I'd share some of the great scores I'm thinking of getting.

Kodak Max Flash Cameras- 2 Pack 27 exposures
$10.99 on sale- Buy up to 2
$4 Oct #10 SCR
$3 Sept. #175 SCR
$1 Q S 7/30
= $2.99 each

Confirm Clearly Refillable Pregnancy Test- 1 ct. or Refills, 3 ct. Buy up to 3
(I've read there are possible $3 off refill Q's in the PG test box)
$10.00 on sale
$10.00 Oct. #30 SCR
$10.00 Sept. #4 SCR
= $10.00 Profit for each

Venus Vibrance Razor
$2.00 Oct. #69 SCR
$2.00 Sept. #101 SCR
$11.99 MIR for a FREE Venus Vibrance Razor
= $4.00 Profit

Fusion Razor or Power Razor- Single Buy up to 2
$9.99 on sale
$2.00 Oct. #70 SCR
$2.00 Sept. #93 SCR
$4.00 Q. S 9/24
= $1.99 each

I'm thinking of getting one of these and start saving money with home hair cuts on my boys:
Vidal Sassoon 17 Pc. Haircut Kit- #VSCL828
$5.00 Oct. #120 SCR
$5.00 Sept. #112 SCR
= $9.99

Snapple 16 oz Peach Tea or Raspberry Tea Buy 2 or 4
$1.00/2 Sept. #158 SCR
$1.00/2 Sept. #158 SCR
= $.38 profit on 2

The B&D Home Cafe Coffee System that I made $10 off in thr last double dip is back again this month too!

These are only a few of the ones I found here.

Trying to Get Caught Back Up

September 20th, 2006 at 07:52 am

I've been slacking the last couple weeks. I've had a hard time getting back on course since dh was on vacation, this darn cold/allergies that I've had forever, a new daily routine since school started & just plain hectic life.

Things I need to update or just want to share:
1) $20 challenge
2) Daily Spending
3) The great grocery savings I've had
4) My budget updated
5) The Nickelback concert at the Allegan County Fair!!!
6) Things I do daily to save money
7) My lastest mystery shop
8) Survey places that pay
9) Great websites I've found
10) Add some pictures to my blog

Mystery Shopping

September 7th, 2006 at 08:01 am

Now that my 2 oldest boys are back in school I've decided to start mystery shopping again. I'm going to limit it to my hometown though because of gas prices. Most shops don't pay much, but every little bit counts. Plus I get reimbursed for purchases (within limits) so that equals free necessities. I decided any money I make, including reimbursements, will go in my challenge jar. I'm hoping to use money out-of-pocket to pay for any purchases, but occassionaly I may need to fund my mystery shopping from the challenge jar. For those times I will think of it as an investment.

I already completed my first assignment last night. I got my hair cut (which I desperately needed) at a reputable salon. I will be reimbursed the $14 I spent and paid $5 for the shop. I also have a grocery shop scheduled for tomorrow. That will pay $7 and I will be reimbursed $15.

I'm going to list the mystery shops as pending till I actually have the money to deposit in my Challeng Jar


$14.00 MS Hair Cut Reimbursment
$ 5.00 MS Hair Cut Pay
$15.00 MS Grocery Shop Reimbursment
$ 7.00 MS Grocery Shop Pay

Zoo Trip

September 3rd, 2006 at 08:24 am

We took the boys to the zoo yesterday for one last trip before school starts. We packed a lunch & just used what we had already, so we saved money there. Admission was free thanks to our zoo membership from another zoo. The boys brought their own spending money, so I didn't have to listen to whining for outrageously expensive items.

I did splurge though & bought them each a nice plastic cup with a lid for $1.99 each. I really like the cups for use at home (less spillage). I justified the expense because they had a coupon in them for a free freezie (sp?) and members also get free fountain refills.

On the way home we stopped at BK and got something to eat. No high-priced meals for us though- everyone gets a burger (DH got 2), the boys split a large fry and we got water to drink.

Daily Spending:
$6.00 Zoo cups
$8.02 BK

$7.01 matched in challenge jar for a new total of : $49.41

Rite-Aid Double Dip Days

September 1st, 2006 at 06:45 pm

I went to Rite-Aid today for "Double Dip Days." Basically- at the end/beginning of every month some of their rebates overlap. And sometimes there's some really sweet deals because of it. This month it's today & tomorrow. I paid $29.99 for a "Home Cafe Coffee System" that was priced $59.99. And I'll get a $20 rebate for August & a $20 rebate for September. Yep, you did the math right- I'm going to actually make $10 off this deal. Plus I have either a great Christmas present or an item to put on ebay & make more money. I also plan on going back tomorrow to get some other items.

I spent a total of $40.88, but I got some really sweet deals because they also have 75% off their summer items. I picked up 3 cool crayola things for the boys for xmas and a frisbee & 3 balls for them to play with now. Since I didn't need to buy the toys I'm going to match the spendings in my challenge jar. So that's an additional 3.33 making a new total of $42.40.