Tuesday, January 20, 2009


First random thought of the day - man, I really need to change my main picture huh? I love that shot of the fall leaves (taken in Massachusetts last year), but I don't have any nice winter panoramic shots to replace it with. Guess I'll just have to take some huh?

Second random thought of the day - Lindsay at Frugal and Fabulous posted a link to a blog that I now LOVE! Its called Autumn at Oak Hollow. Go check it out, you won't be sorry!

Third random thought, and this is probably way to much information, but I really, really hate it when people talk on their cell phones in the bathroom! Come on now, can't a girl have some privacy! I'm noticing this happen more often lately at work - I work at a college with a lot of traditional age students. Is it so hard to say, "hey, let me call you back in a minute?" And I would think the logistics of being on the phone and doin' your bidness would be tricky and would have great potential for ruining a perfectly good phone! :)
Ok, enough of that, on to hounding...

CVS - I went to a far-out-of-the-way CVS today. I still feel a little suspicious going into my "regular" CVS's after using that $3 coupon to death last week. :)
  • 2 bottles St. Ives lotion $2.99 each, used $3 off 2 lotion CRT and two $2 coupons = $1.02 profit - thanks to Erica for this great idea!
  • 15 Hallmark cards $0.99 each (there is a special section of $0.99 cards, no need to hunt through them all) and got back $15 EB ($3 EB for every three you buy, Limit 5) = $0.15 profit
  • Used $9.98 EB, $1 EB, $1 EB, $1 EB, total was $1.19

*The limit on the Hallmark cards is one in some areas, check your circular to be sure.


Donna Rae said...

I 100% agree with the bathroom thing. Think about this. You are going to the bathroom and talking on the phone. When you finish going and "wipe" up your bidness if you tiuch your phone you are spreading your business all over your cell phone and then you are putting your cell back up to your face later to talk. YUCK!!!More gross stuff if you can take it. A study was done recently on womens handbags. They tested the bottoms of the bags and thats right. Poo was found on almost all the bags. GROSS. One of the wrost offenders was the movies. People often put their handbags on the floor. The same floor where people have walked all over with their dirty shoes. Chances are they have visited a bathroom at the movies and have now walked on the very floor that your handbag is on. OK I will stop now!

Anonymous said...

Oh. I wish I had that CRT for the lotion. I could def. use some more lotion in my stockpile. I love aveeno but I havent seen a good sale on that since last summer.

Laurie said...

I was going to mention the same study Donna Rae did. I've never put my bag down on the floor in a bathroom, but whenever I see someone else with their bag on a table or their bed I get all grossed out.

I also work at a college and can attest to the fact that girls where I work use their phone in every situation possible...bathroom breaks included.

Amiyrah said...


if you have any more of the CRTs, you can use them next week, along with huggies product manu. coupons for a great deal. Huggies products are going to be buy 20, get 5 back. I was gonna do that st. ives deal, but the huggies one seems better for any upcoming showers(spring is like baby shower overload time lol).

Tanya said...

Our area has a limit of one on the cards :( Such a bummer!

Steph said...

Yeah! I have that coupon!
Question-my flyer says "Music & Sound" cards and "starting at .99". Is there actually .99 music cards (didn't see any) or are they just being tricky with the wording.
THanks, Steph

Heather said...

Aw shucks! Thanks for the shout out :-)

frugalsuz said...

Donna Rae,
Oh I know, ewwwwww! I'm such a germophobe and the thought of using your phone, touching things in the bathroom stall and then touching your phone just totally grosses me out. Blech!

I remember hearing about that study a while back and I've always been careful where I put my purse. I don't even wear my shoes inside my apartment because I don't want to track in the dirt inside.

I was thinking that the other day. Its been a while since there were good sales on lotion, other than the free after EB's J&J lotion for Black Friday. It was nice to stock up a bit. Plus I really love St. Ives.

Cool, a fellow educator! :)

Unfortunately, that was the only CRT for lotion I got. Sounds like a great deal on the Huggies!

That stinks! I wonder why this deal has different limits in different areas? That's pretty unusual.

I think they're just being sneaky, but my flyer looks a little different than that. There's a picture of this part of the ad on iheartcvs: http://iheartcvs.com/2009/01/hallmark-or-american-greeting-cards.html. Maybe try buying one of the regular $0.99 cards and see if it comes up on the bottom of your receipt as part of the promo?

Lindsay said...

Glad you like Heather's blog! :) She's great! So funny your picture is from Mass - I thought it looked familar! ;)
Ugh, I agree on the bathroom thing. Anyone who does that deserves to lose their phone in the toilet! And hey, I work at a college too!

frugalsuz said...

Wow, small world huh? :)