217B - Part two

Okay, so I've caught up and answered comments from the past couple of days...

So this week's CVS and Walgreens runs were even more profitable than last week's. I almost made money at CVS... my bill started out at $75.49, ended up at $23.38, then I got $20.50 in extra care bucks. So I basically paid $1.88 and got: (2) Colgate Toothpastes, (1) box of L'oreal Excellence Hair Color, (2) bottles of EverPure Shampoo, (1) bottle of L'oreal facial cleanser, (1) can of Campbell's Chunky chili, (3) cans of Campbell's soup, (1) box of Kashi cereal, (1) bottle of Soft Soap body wash, (1) box of Schick Quattro razor refills, (1) bag of Powerbar Energy Gels, and a box of envelopes... and I may have forgotten a thing or two... Now that I know the secret, I'm a beast. But I'm fully stocked on facial cleansers, toothpaste, razors and shampoo, lol.

Didn't get to go to the gospel brunch... (car problems). According to the birthday girl I didn't miss much... the music was too loud to have a conversation, it was more like jazz or R&B, and the food was mediocore. I managed to catch mom and dad in time, and ended up having a hamburger and watching Journey to the Center of the Earth. If my friend is free this weekend I'll take her to dinner to make up for it.

Not much to blog about today... I'm lusting after a house I'm not ready to buy... it's on an acre of land, surrounded by oak trees, they have their own well, wrap around porch, sun room... but the city it's in can be iffy, it's a little south of here which puts me more at risk during a hurricane, and there are some ratty storage buildings that need to be torn down (big ones)... and... I don't have a downpayment (even though it's attractively priced)... my home buying plan isn't set to come to fruition until October of next year. So it'd be best if I stop cyber-stalking it.


  1. The house and property both look really inviting...except for the hurricane risk. But I don't think I've seen anyone more prepared than you for the apocalypse, so what's a little hurricane going to do, huh? ;)

    You'll find a house you'll fall in love with soon, I'm sure of that! Don't abandon your quest Queen High Mistress of the Universe!

  2. I love to cyber stalk homes for sale. We have a link (from a relative that is an agent) to a sit with forclosures only... very nice... I have fun dreaming

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  4. Sounds like you got the coupon thing down, AND we know exactly what is in your medicine chest now!

  5. Joe - Meh. Some of it.

    MA - You just said I had a large chest, lol. Actually it's more of a closet with shelves.

  6. You have serious skills! I always walk out of CVS feeling violated and ripped off. Maybe because I always misplace my Extra Bucks!

  7. Joe brought up your (medicine) chest, I just said it must be large. He just neglected to mention it would have to be, to hold all the goods. Joe is probably nicer than me, to not mention the obvious.

    Then again, Joe did mention we are aware of the contents, didn't he? Joe has a good eye for the obvious, as well as the ability to not overstate it. I could take a lesson from Joe. Somebody please shut me up... nicely... I'm delicate... and easily hurt...

  8. Too bad one cannot use coupons to buy a house nowadays. You'd be set!

  9. Great shopping! I wish I had the desire to do couponing. I tried it once and ended up with all kinds of stuff that I didn't need.

    Don't look for a house until you are ready to buy, it's too sad.

  10. Geof - I used to feel that way too. I never even knew WHY I got extra bucks, just assumed it was all based on spending... It should be a course in school.

    MA - You crack me up lady! (in a good way, not in a pointing-and-laughing-at-the-crazy-lady way)

    RRGBW - Don't get me started... I'm about five months shy of being able to get the $6,500 trade-up credit. So I'm pissed. I think if some people are going to get it, then everyone should get it. (Kristy for President!)

    Jen - My desire to coupon really skyrocketed once I started savin' that dough! Now I'm hooked!

  11. Ah yes, wanting things that are out of reach. What my every Wednesday post is about :)

    But I firmly believe if you want something bad enough, you will get it. Besides, it's fun to look and dream...