Wednesday, November 27, 2013

That's Much Better

Apparently yesterday's Emo episode was what I needed to unclog my Chi and get my Stars back aligned, or what ever hoo-doo it was, made for a much better day today.
Sort of.
Some things still went wrong...or more like, wonky, but in the end, not a big deal.

First I went to Walgreens to pick up my 50 Free photo prints I ordered the other night.
While I was going anyway, I checked the ad to see if there was anything on sale I wanted or needed. Turned out eggs were on sale again for 99¢. They were a couple of weeks ago and I missed it and I was sad. I just had J buy a dozen of eggs last week for $1.49 because I was afraid they'd only go higher.

They also had Tums on sale for $4.50, and you get back a $4.50 Reward (coupon to use in the store), basically making it free after reward, but turned out I had (7) $1.00 off coupons from the newspaper inserts, so I only paid $3.50 each, and got back $4.50 Reward, so I made $7.00 profit on my money.

The Scope mouthwash scored me 50¢ profit after coupon.

Basically, all said and done, I got all this for $3.42 (+ tax).

After Walgreens we (Ryan was riding with me today) went to the Cat House (haha), the guy's house whose cats I pet and feed and make sure everything is okay.

He paid me $250.00 for my time this week, which is also how much J got paid for riding up to north North Carolina and picking up/driving back a new ambulance yesterday.
Bam, $500.00 for Christmas. Awesome.

After there we went to Office Max to try to buy me a new printer since mine kicked the bucket night before last.
I particularly wanted to buy it at Office Max because I have $68.00 worth of gift cards from a previous deal, and also they'd sent me a $10 off $50 coupon for my birthday this month.

So we looked and finally decided on one and I went to look for my phone, to pull up the coupon I had texted to it from my email.
But there was no phone. Ryan went and checked in the car, but there was no phone.

Since I'd tried to go buy a printer yesterday and it didn't work out, and I'd went and tried to buy a printer today and had apparently left/lost my phone somewhere, I asked Ryan if he thought that some weird cosmic coincidence, or was it a sign I wasn't meant to buy a printer there for some reason.

He went on his phone and signed into my email to look for the coupon still in my email, but his phone would only load 28 pages of 5 emails, which took us back to like, Friday. The coupon was a couple of weeks ago, so it wouldn't load.
He said, Yeah, obviously it's a sign.

(This evening I went online to order the thing, which went well until I got to the part about adding my coupon code and it told me it wouldn't work. I went back and read the fine print on the coupon and it's not good for gift cards, pre-paid cards, stamps, shredding, mobile devices or plans, computers, e-readers, tablets, video game systems, cameras, monitors, projectors, HP products, printers....or basically anything anyone would really want to buy, it looks like.
Yeah, definitely a sign. So where am I supposed to get a new printer??)

(BTW, we called Walgreens and I had left my phone there. They had it in the office, and I picked it up on my way home.)

After Office Max, I went to get my hair cut.
There's two fast-food hair-cut chains right near each other, Great Clips and Fantastic Sam's. I hadn't heard great things about Great Clips, but I had gone into Fantastic Sam's about a year or so ago to get it cut (I had gotten it cut there the year before and liked it) but there was one lady cutting someone's hair, and another sitting in a chair, and neither acknowledged me in anyway. Not a "Hi", "we'll be with you shortly", "Go away", nothing. After a couple of minutes of being completely ignored, I left and went home.
So, today I picked Great Clips for that reason.

Some of you may know I have a lot of thick, heavy red hair that grows fairly quickly. It has been a little over two years since I last got it cut, but it was nearly to my waist again.
When I showed the lady I wanted it cut to my shoulders, her eyes got big and she was like, Are you sure?

I assured her I was, and she got a ruler and measured it and said, We're gonna donate your hair, ok. 
Of course, I was happy to do that. I had done that last time, but just forgot about it this time. She put it in a ponytail and cut it off and one of the other ladies saw it and she was like, her eyes got big and her mouth fell open. She was like, Are you freaking out right now? 

Anyway, turns out, at Great Clips, when you donate your hair, your hair cut is Free.

Which was not only a good thing, but it was a really great thing, because to be honest, I don't like the cut that much. It's not horrible, it just doesn't look nearly as good as the last time.

After hair cutting, I went to Publix for what little I was able to get from this past week's sale since I fiddle-farded around and let a lot of the coupons expire (not to mention, my printer biting it and I wasn't able to print some coupons I needed).

After coupons, this all cost me $3.12, including tax.

CVS had a fantastic sale this week, but I had been ignoring it because ended up letting my Rewards expire back in the Spring, and I didn't really want to start over again.
But they were having a deal on Hershey Kisses I didn't want to pass up, so while I was going anyway, I figured I could check out the deals and see if there was anything I wanted/needed.

I got all this for free and made 51¢ profit on my money...for these things. I actually made a lot more.

I learned from the Shopper Blogs about a deal this week (ended today) where if you load $150.00 on to a pre-paid Paypal Mastercard, you'd get $50.00 back in Rewards from CVS.

There was a $4.95 activation fee, but after that, you make about a $45.00 profit.

I'm not sure what happened earlier in the week, but it was some sort of disastrous nightmare and I'm so glad I didn't have to deal with it.
I had read that CVS had pulled the deal, but I read on their Facebook page, where people were raising hell at them, that they were honoring the deal.
I thought maybe they'd honor the deal if someone had already did it and called and gave them their receipt number, then CVS would issue the reward, whatever, but I really expected when I asked at the store today about it to be told no, they weren't doing it, or that they were out of cards or something.

Turned out, they had substituted the Paypal cards "My Vanilla" Visa pre-paid cards (or another one I can't recall the name of at the moment) and printed out the $50.00 in rewards right there.

There was an activation fee for the card, and they charge a fee every usage, I think, but I'll do like others did and take it to Kroger and buy Gift Cards, which is what I'd planned to buy for Christmas gifts anyway. (I'll get gas points buying them at Kroger.)
Even after fees I should still clear about $45.00 free money (drug store rewards).

I can only spend it at CVS, but I'm not complaining. It's like getting $45.00 worth of completely free stuff (except times 3, because I did 3 cards).  That's like $135.00 I can put towards Christmas prezzies, or stock up on things like toilet paper, laundry detergent, shampoo, etc. etc.

Wishing you all a terrific Thanksgiving day tomorrow.

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