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  • Roundup: Rite Aid scenarios edition (Updated)

    Guest Post: How to Practice Hospitality on a Budget @ Money Saving Mom – Meredith of Like Merchant Ships is one of my favorite bloggers, and this guest post is a perfect example of why.

    My Big Fat Greek Dinner @ Growing Up Gabel – Camille made her own tzatziki and pitas for this feast.

    Better than Megan Fox Cake & How to use up all that BBQ sauce! @ A Thrifty Mom – The cake sounds super easy, and I’ve got quite a few bottle of free bottles of BBQ sauce to use so these ideas will come in handy.

    GUEST POST: C. Everett Co-op ‏@ Cheap Healthy Good – I don’t know much about co-ops, so this was a very interesting read for me.

    Raising Your Youngest Child @ Scribbit – I loved Michelle’s thoughts on instilling responsibility and independence in her younger children.

    No spend month update: fail whale edition @ The ¢entsible Life – I liked that even though she deemed her no spend month a failure, Kelly’s planning to do it again.

    To Shred or Not To Shred? Paper Management Tips @ The Frugal Duchess – The tip that really got my attention was the one about keeping credit card statements for seven years. Does anyone know why that is?

    Make Your Own Play Makeup Kits Using Old Eye Shadow Containers and Nail Polish @ Parent Hacks – I don’t have little girls, but this is brilliant.

    You can also find a very easy Rite Aid scenario over at A Full Cup. I’ve already done this one resulting in a $10 profit (deals start Friday here in SoCal), but I’ve got another scenario too:

    1 Zantac 150 Original or Cool, 8ct $4.99
    1 Skin Clinic Advanced Wart Remover, 16ct $14.99
    1 Garnier Fructis $2.99
    1 Werther’s Caramel $2.99
    Total before coupons: $25.96
    Use $5/$25 coupon, $3 Zantac coupon, $1 Garnier coupon from 6/21 RP, and 55-cents Werther’s from 4/26 SS
    Total after coupons: $16.41 + tax
    Receive SCRs: $4.99 Zantac, $14.99 Skin Clinic, $2 Garnier, $2.99 Wether’s
    Net: $8.56 profit

    ***Update 8/3/09: The $5/$25 purchase coupon has been replaced by a 10% off coupon. It’s still a moneymaker scenario, just not quite as good.***
    Thanks to Tia’s Saving Cents for the deals and coupon links.

    Giveaways to check out:
    PSA Essentials Peel and Stick Stampers from Expressionery (ARV $300!): Review and Giveaway @ The-Not-So-Blog – Win an Expressionery prize pack; ends 8/4
    Zuma Picnic Backpack: Review and Giveaway @ Happy Healthy Families – Oddly, the giveaway is sponsored by Accent Furniture; ends 8/11
    Win a $50 Visa Gift Card to Help Your Family Get Ready to Go Back to School … Really … it is That Time Already! @ Dealicious Mom – Ends 8/10
    Back To School Giveaway: EcoGear Backpack @ Retro Housewife Goes Green – Ends 8/4

    There’s no stockpile pic of the week this week – I just didn’t come across any that blew me away.


    1. Courtney says:

      You were the first blog I put in my reader and have found so many others from posts like these. Thank you for your hard work. CFO is one of my faves!

    2. Chief Family Officer says:

      Aw, thanks so much, Courtney! You totally made my day!

    3. And another thanks from me! How sweet of you to mention it.