Monday, May 23, 2011


So.........recently I've started this new exercise regime and it seems that I'm really more out of shape than I thought I was.  (Ok so maybe I went with the "round is a shape" for wayyyy too long!)

However - no need to worry - RiteAid has a deal for us this week!

Buy 1 Bengay Cream $5.49
Use the $3/1 coupon from the 5/22 RP
Use the $2/1 in-ad coupon
Final Cost $0.49!

I know we all just stocked up on the Tylenol Precise a couple weeks ago - but at the rate I'm going I think I'm going to use my stockpile of pain relief in no time! 

Gotta run - well not literally - I'm off to RiteAid before my morning walk!  :-)

Saving without coupons

What ways do you save on your household expenses without the use of coupons?

Recently I did a little math on my coffee addiction - this was not pretty.  I was spending over $1000 a year on "to go" latte from Dunkin I decided I'd just stop - no more latte's for me!  UUGGHHHH - that was the worst hour of my life!  (kidding - it was a whole day)  I then stopped at a local Speedway for gas on the way to work one day, and decided to go in (which I never do) to grab a soda.  What did I see?  Latte' in their machines and they were CHEAP!  The same 16 ounce size I pay $3.00 for at DD was only $0.99, and everytime  you buy 6 you get the 7th FREE.  I was estatic.  I didn't have to totally give up Latte' - I could just switch to a cheaper version (which by the way is much tastier too - so bonus) and save $600 a year but still enjoy my morning joe.

Anyone else have one of these "aha" moments??  A point in time where the true cost of doing something you wouldn't normally think twice about smacks you upside the head.  I have to work on lunch now - I usually go out every day at work - think of the $$ I could save packing my own!!

Happy Monday............

I won't be posting anything today until late tonight.

I am starting a 6 month Personal Excellence Program at work, and will be in the "orientation" meeting all day today.  I'll get out of there just in time to head to baseball practice.....maybe my son won't mind me dropping him off and running to Rite Aid :-)