Friday, June 5, 2009

Rotten Luck Day


I went in search of Bayer meters today at Walgreens but couldn't find ANY! Here's what I got instead:
  • Revlon Ionic Hair Dryer $12.99, got back $10 RR = $2.99
  • Ramen noodles $0.29
  • Used $2 RR and $10 RR, total was $2.19

Then I bought:

  • 4 Cheez-Its $2.50 each, got back $3 RR for buying four = $7 or $1.75 each
  • Used $10 RR

Store 2 - same two transactions

Store 3

  • Revlon Ionic Hair Dryer $12.99, got back $10 RR = $2.99
  • Motts Apple Juice $2
  • Ramen noodles $0.29
  • Used $2 RR, $2.50 RR and $10 RR, total was $1.69

Then:

  • 3 Cheez-Its and one Club Cracker $2.50 each, got back $3 RR for buying four = $7 or $1.75 each
  • Used $10 RR

Store 4:

  • Revlon Ionic Hair Dryer $12.99, got back $10 RR = $2.99
  • WAG tissues $0.29
  • Used $3 RR and $9 RR, total was $2.19

Then I bought:

  • Sterlite 3 drawer container $5.99
  • 4 Plastic boxes $1.29 each
  • Used $10 RR, total was $1.93

I figure this stuff will help me organize the beads that I've bought and that Annie sent me.

The battery indicator light was flashing in my car so I took it in to have it looked at. It turns out that my alternator was broken and had been sending a charge into my battery, which fried it. I had just replaced the battery last summer - figures huh? That plus a transmission and coolant flush and an oil change ran me about $800. And I have to take it back next week to get some routine maintenance done. There goes the savings. Sigh. What can you do?

6 comments:

Lisa B. said...

I'm sorry to hear about your car repairs. I hate it when that happens.

I only found one of the pink dryers yesterday and one meter. I did find a store with several of the travel folding hair dryers but they didnt generate the $10rr. Manager wanted to argue with me, so I made him give me my money back. lol

Amanda said...

Bad luck with the car for sure. When stuff like this happens, I always wish I could pay with EBs or RRs, you know? Hang in there and have a great weekend--things will get better. :)

Precious said...

So sorry to hear about your car troubles.

You did great on all your purchases? Are these the same hair dyrers that Walgreens was giving out free last year? I managed to snag one for myself and love it.

frugalsuz said...

Lisa,
Me too! It seems like lately there has been just SO much to fix on my car. I'm not sure the folding dryers were in the circular with the RR deal. :(

Amanda,
I know! LOL! That would be great!

Precious,
I think its a slightly different hair dryer from that deal. I'm glad to hear that one is nice, I still haven't tried mine yet. I'm waiting for my current dryer to die.

Jamie said...

Oh no, so sorry to hear about your car! Dealing with car repairs is the worst! Good thing you stopped to have it looked at and that weren't stranded on the side of the road. And good thing you've saved so much money being the savvy shopper you are!

I'm jealous of all your hair dryers! I tried twice to get one and both times I was unsuccessful!

Shelly said...

I hate car problems! Mine is an 1985 dinosaur...good thing DBF is a mechanic! It certainly keeps him busy...it's how we met too, so that was one car repair I was blessed to have. :)

I managed to find five meters this week! I got one dryer Tuesday..should have gotten more, both stores were out when I went back Friday.