Thursday, January 23, 2020

The 'I need a drink' drugstore shopping edition

Well today was just a total cluster. I hate days like this, cause I like things to go smoothly. My mistake was starting my trip at WAGS. I know better than to start at that store, but I had tons of places to go to and didn't want to have to backtrack especially for WAGS.

Trans 1

2 x Revlon Lip stain $19.98
2 x Loreal shampoo/conditioner 8.00
1 x Scunci elastics 0.99 (clearance) I used this as a filler so I could use my RRs
Less BOGOF Revlon q (9.99)
Less Loreal IVC (2.00)
Less 2 RRs (8.00)
Tax 1.74
OOP $10.72

Earned $10 Revlon RR + $12 points ($5 WYS $20, $7 WYS $25 on Beauty) + $4 Points (see below)

Total Spent (Rewards + cash) $18.72
Total Earned : $26

Hold it!! I knew that total was wrong and I even pointed out to the cashier that my digital Loreal q didn't deduct, but she was clueless. I couldn't get wifi at WAGS to show the q on my phone. Grrrrrr!!!

Got home and CS added $4 points to my account. Not what I wanted, cause I have tons of points. I just don't wanna spend my own money. Can y'all see how WAGS keep sucking the money out of my pocket?

Trans 2

4 x Softsoap b/w 15.96
1 x Gillette razors 6.99
1 x Snuggle softener 4.99
Less Softsoap DQ (0.75)
Less BR points (20.00)
Tax 1.68
OOP $8.87

Earned $2 RR Gillette + $10 BR points (Softsoap)

Total Spent (Cash + Rewards) $28.87
Total Earned $12

Once again I had a sense of humor failure. I knew that I had $3 Gillette & $2 Snuggle DQs. But of course I couldn't view it thanks to no wifi.

When I checked my account when I got home, I noticed that I hadn't clipped the Gillette q. Oh boy!! This is what happens when I make shopping lists at 5am, before coffee. Note to self : First coffee, then  The Snuggle q was just poof, gone. This is the 2nd time this has happened. I can't even ask for points back, because there's no way to prove that I had the q. Next time I'm taking screen shots of every DQ I plan to use.


Whoo-hoo. Another $3 Beauty EB printed at the red machine. The other one was still on my account too, so I decided to just go ahead and use it.

4 x Loreal shampoo/conditioner $16.00
2 x Garnier treatment $5.98
2 x Maybelline brow pencils B1G50% off $7.49
1 x Covergirl lipstick 8.79
1 x Covergirl mascara 6.79
Less Covergirl q (2.00)
Less Covergirl app q (1.50)
Less Maybelline q (1.00)
Less Maybelline CRT (3.00)
Less Garnier q (3.00)
Less Loreal DQ (3.00)
Less EBs (23.00)
Tax 2.25
OOP $10.79

Earned $21 EB ($5 Loreal, $5 Maybelline, $7 Covergirl, $4 Garnier)

Total Spent (Cash + Rewards) $33.79
Total Earned : $21

Ugh, this was totally my fault. I forgot to clip the Loreal Man Q and take it to the store with me. Stupid, stupid!!

I also purchased a $50 Kohls gc. I redeemed for $25 Walmart gc throught Ibotta and will get another $25 Walmart from Swagbucks (Swagbucks currently has a Team Challenge and I know that comes with a 100sb bonus - my team is in 1st place. So I'm waiting on the swagup to redeem another gc. This should cost me 21000 points, because of the monthly $25 gc discount (cost 22000 points, instead of 25000)

So the Walmart gcs goes towards Sams groceries and I'll take $50 out of the grocery budget to pay for the Kohls gc. I earned $10 EB on the gc, so I'll add $10 to my Christmas jar. I love free

So I get a discounted $25 Swagbucks gc and made an extra $10 by purchasing the Kohls one. I don't know if this will make sense to

Then I dropped off the drugstore groceries at home and headed out to run my other errands. Less than 2 miles from  home, I noticed all dashboard gauges on zero. What?! Have aliens invaded my car? I'm driving on a busy road, so I turned into a subdivision and barely made it into a parking spot before my car shut down. So I call DH and told him what happened. Thankfully he was still home, cause he was on his way out too. He gets there with his computer & jumper cables and declares that its my darn alternator again. He replaced the alternator last year. I've been joking with him that it's a sign that I need a new car. My car is almost 20 years old and I've had it for 10 years. I think it might be time for a new vehicle. So my car went into the shop when we got home (a perk about being married to a I could've taken one of our other vehicles to go back out, but the day has been so crappy that I just decided to stay home. I grabbed some Sams pizza from the freezer to make myself feel


I headed back to RA last Friday to complete the $20 visa gc deal.  I bought 2 Almay eyeshadows and was pleasantly surprised when one rang up at $1.82. It wasn't even marked. So I got my 10% Silver discount on the other eyeshadow too.

1 x Almay $6.56
1 x Almay 1.82
Less 2 Almay qs (4.00)
Tax 0.50
OOP $4.88

I spent a total of $11.71 OOP + 6.23 BC = $17.94 and earned a $20 Visa gc. So a small MM to me. Whoo hoo!


  1. I hate it when there is a problem everywhere I go! Well, I hope you enjoyed the pizza.

    1. Me too Linda. I'm a smooth sailing kinda girl.
      The pizza was delicious. Thank you!

  2. I've had drugstore days like that too....never a good time. lolz

    I hope your car issue gets sorted out quickly. The thought of having to car shop makes me sad. It's never something I've enjoyed.

    1. Thanks Sluggy! My car's already fixed, but I'm not without a vehicle. We have a few spares that I can use.

  3. This is one of the reasons I hesitate to do as much coupon shopping as I used to. But you made some great bargains there.

    1. Thanks Kim! I hate days like this, but I know that things don't always work out - especially at


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