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Welcome to the life of an occasional spend-all-the-money-in-the-world impulse shopper who sometimes uses a coupon but tries mightily to save money where she can.  Each week I will be sharing one (or more) of the ways I saved our family money or time.  Or both.  The purpose of this series is to highlight the fact that there are SO many different methods you can use to lower your overall budget that don’t involve mad-crazy coupon shopping.

Here’s my confession of the day.  I used to be one of those “crazy coupon shoppers”.  When we first went down to one income when our oldest son was born, our grocery budget was the area that had the most flexibility so I started doing some research on ways I could cut it WAAAAAAAY down.  I started following a few coupon and deal blogs and tried my hand at a few couponing transactions.  Pretty soon, I was ordering 3-4 Sunday papers each week and stocking our pantry with 172 boxes of cereal and getting diapers for $2 per pack.  We were spending less than $200 per month on groceries!

A few things happened:

  • The stores started really tightening up their coupon policies and the deals weren’t always quite as prolific as they had been.
  • When our second son was born, my time because so much more scarce.  In order to shop these deals, you really have to be hitting the stores every week, several times per week.
  • We started becoming more and more aware of our eating habits and changing to a more whole foods, clean-eating lifestyle, which is significantly more challenging to cater to on a couponing budget.
  • Our kids started eating solid foods.  And you know, the rest is history and the budget is blown.

The farther and farther I got away from that type of shopping, the easier it was to justify shopping for convenience.

“I’m not spending gas racing around to 12 different stores!  I’m totally saving money.”

Except that our grocery budget had quadrupled at best.  I don’t even know the words beyond that.  Quintupled?

What’s really silly is that every week, I actually write the couponing/deal shopping match-ups for Rite Aid over at my friend Angela’s blog Frugal Living NW.  I hash out and track down the deals and tell everyone else how to shop, but I haven’t been anything approaching consistent when it comes to shopping my own deals.

Times they are a-changing.

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Rite Aid Weekly Deals: May 3 – 9

by Melody on May 4, 2015


Each week, I will be posting my full Rite Aid match ups over at Frugal Living NW.  Click here to start planning your shopping trip.

This is the first week of Rite Aid’s new Plenti program, so I’ve included all the top information for the program and how to take advantage.  There are some great deals this week, including Renu contact solution for just $1.99, Ziploc bags just $1, FREE Sure or Brut antiperspirant and more.

I do occasional updates during the week on new deals, sneak peeks for the coming week or my personal shopping trips.  I always post on Facebook and Twitter when I do these updates, make sure to follow me so you don’t miss anything!

I can’t wait to hear about your shopping trips this week!

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Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. When you click on these links, you are supporting this blog. Thanks!

Rite Aid Weekly Deals: April 12 – 18

by Melody on April 12, 2015


Each week, I will be posting my full Rite Aid match ups over at Frugal Living NW.  Click here to start planning your shopping trip.

This looks like a great week with good prices on razors, Ziploc bags, laundry detergent, Planters peanuts and more.

I do occasional updates during the week on new deals, sneak peeks for the coming week or my personal shopping trips.  I always post on Facebook and Twitter when I do these updates, make sure to follow me so you don’t miss anything!

I can’t wait to hear about your shopping trips this week!

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Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. When you click on these links, you are supporting this blog. Thanks!

Rite Aid Weekly Deals: March 8 – 14

by Melody on March 8, 2015


Each week, I will be posting my full Rite Aid match ups over at Frugal Living NW.  Click here to start planning your shopping trip.

This looks like a pretty good week with super cheap Bic razors and Carmex, FREE Lypsyl lip care, FREE Irish Spring and more.

I do occasional updates during the week on new deals, sneak peeks for the coming week or my personal shopping trips.  I always post on Facebook and Twitter when I do these updates, make sure to follow me so you don’t miss anything!

I can’t wait to hear about your shopping trips this week!

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Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. When you click on these links, you are supporting this blog. Thanks!

Rite Aid Weekly Deals: February 22 – 28

by Melody on February 23, 2015


Each week, I will be posting my full Rite Aid match ups over at Frugal Living NW.  Click here to start planning your shopping trip.

This looks like a great week with super cheap Chloraseptic and Tresemme hair care, FREE Jergens, Advil, Colgate toothpaste and much more.

I do occasional updates during the week on new deals, sneak peeks for the coming week or my personal shopping trips.  I always post on Facebook and Twitter when I do these updates, make sure to follow me so you don’t miss anything!

I can’t wait to hear about your shopping trips this week!

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Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. When you click on these links, you are supporting this blog. Thanks!

Rite Aid Weekly Deals: February 15 – 21

by Melody on February 15, 2015


Each week, I will be posting my full Rite Aid match ups over at Frugal Living NW.  Click here to start planning your shopping trip.

This looks like a great week with super cheap Debrox drops, Vaseline lotion, L’oreal Advanced hair care, FREE o.b. tampons, Glade Plug-Ins and much more.

I do occasional updates during the week on new deals, sneak peeks for the coming week or my personal shopping trips.  I always post on Facebook and Twitter when I do these updates, make sure to follow me so you don’t miss anything!

I can’t wait to hear about your shopping trips this week!

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Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. When you click on these links, you are supporting this blog. Thanks!

Rite Aid Weekly Deals: February 8 – 14

by Melody on February 8, 2015


Each week, I will be posting my full Rite Aid match ups over at Frugal Living NW.  Click here to start planning your shopping trip.

This looks like a great week with super cheap Arm & Hammer laundry detergent and Revlon makeup, Glade candles for just $.40, Renu contact solution just $1.99, Tresemme hair care just $.49 and much more.

I do occasional updates during the week on new deals, sneak peeks for the coming week or my personal shopping trips.  I always post on Facebook and Twitter when I do these updates, make sure to follow me so you don’t miss anything!

I can’t wait to hear about your shopping trips this week!

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Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. When you click on these links, you are supporting this blog. Thanks!

Rite Aid Weekly Deals: February 1 – 7

by Melody on February 2, 2015


Each week, I will be posting my full Rite Aid match ups over at Frugal Living NW.  Click here to start planning your shopping trip.

This looks like a great week with FREE GE light bulbs, super cheap Softsoap hand soap, Colgate toothpaste and much more.

I do occasional updates during the week on new deals, sneak peeks for the coming week or my personal shopping trips.  I always post on Facebook and Twitter when I do these updates, make sure to follow me so you don’t miss anything!

I can’t wait to hear about your shopping trips this week!

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Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. When you click on these links, you are supporting this blog. Thanks!

Rite Aid Weekly Deals: January 25 – 31

by Melody on January 25, 2015


Each week, I will be posting my full Rite Aid match ups over at Frugal Living NW.  Click here to start planning your shopping trip.

This is a HUGE week at Rite Aid.  FREE L’oreal Advanced hair care, FREE Ensure shakes and i-Cool supplements, super cheap Pringles, Digiorno pizza, 7-UP products and so much more.

I do occasional updates during the week on new deals, sneak peeks for the coming week or my personal shopping trips.  I always post on Facebook and Twitter when I do these updates, make sure to follow me so you don’t miss anything!

I can’t wait to hear about your shopping trips this week!

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Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. When you click on these links, you are supporting this blog. Thanks!

Rite Aid Weekly Deals: January 18 – 24

by Melody on January 19, 2015


Each week, I will be posting my full Rite Aid match ups over at Frugal Living NW.  Click here to start planning your shopping trip.

This looks like a great week with FREE Schick razor cartridge refills, super cheap Hall’s cough drops and Little Noses saline drops, Tresemme hair care just $.50 and more.

I do occasional updates during the week on new deals, sneak peeks for the coming week or my personal shopping trips.  I always post on Facebook and Twitter when I do these updates, make sure to follow me so you don’t miss anything!

I can’t wait to hear about your shopping trips this week!

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Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. When you click on these links, you are supporting this blog. Thanks!

Rite Aid Weekly Deals: November 2 – 8

by Melody on November 3, 2014


Each week, I will be posting my full Rite Aid match ups over at Frugal Living NW.  Click here to start planning your shopping trip.

This looks like a great week with FREE Zantac, Trident gum and Delsym products!  You can also find great deals on Neosporin, Visine, Vaseline lotion and much more.

I do occasional updates during the week on new deals, sneak peeks for the coming week or my personal shopping trips.  I always post on Facebook and Twitter when I do these updates, make sure to follow me so you don’t miss anything!

I can’t wait to hear about your shopping trips this week!

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Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. When you click on these links, you are supporting this blog. Thanks!

Rite Aid Weekly Deals: October 19 – 25

by Melody on October 18, 2014


Each week, I will be posting my full Rite Aid match ups over at Frugal Living NW.  Click here to start planning your shopping trip.

This looks like a great week with FREE wound care wash and Tresemme hair care, crazy cheap Halloween candy and much, much more.

I do occasional updates during the week on new deals, sneak peeks for the coming week or my personal shopping trips.  I always post on Facebook and Twitter when I do these updates, make sure to follow me so you don’t miss anything!

I can’t wait to hear about your shopping trips this week!

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Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. When you click on these links, you are supporting this blog. Thanks!

Rite Aid Weekly Deals: October 12 – 18

by Melody on October 13, 2014


Each week, I will be posting my full Rite Aid match ups over at Frugal Living NW.  Click here to start planning your shopping trip.

This looks like a great week with FREE Puracyn foot wash, super cheap men’s skin care products, inexpensive Halloween candy and much more.

I do occasional updates during the week on new deals, sneak peeks for the coming week or my personal shopping trips.  I always post on Facebook and Twitter when I do these updates, make sure to follow me so you don’t miss anything!

I can’t wait to hear about your shopping trips this week!

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Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. When you click on these links, you are supporting this blog. Thanks!

Rite Aid Weekly Deals: September 28 – October 4

by Melody on September 29, 2014


Each week, I will be posting my full Rite Aid match ups over at Frugal Living NW.  Click here to start planning your shopping trip.

This looks like a fantastic week with FREE mouth wash, super cheap Axe, Dove, Pantene hair care, Secret deodorant and much, much more.  Definitely a stock-up week!

I do occasional updates during the week on new deals, sneak peeks for the coming week or my personal shopping trips.  I always post on Facebook and Twitter when I do these updates, make sure to follow me so you don’t miss anything!

I can’t wait to hear about your shopping trips this week!

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Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. When you click on these links, you are supporting this blog. Thanks!

Rite Aid Weekly Deals: August 10 – 16

by Melody on August 11, 2014


Each week, I will be posting my full Rite Aid match ups over at Frugal Living NW.  Click here to start planning your shopping trip.

This looks like a great week with FREE Crest toothpaste and Mucinex, super cheap Old Spice deodorant, Suave hair care and much more.

I do occasional updates during the week on new deals, sneak peeks for the coming week or my personal shopping trips.  I always post on Facebook and Twitter when I do these updates, make sure to follow me so you don’t miss anything!

I can’t wait to hear about your shopping trips this week!

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Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. When you click on these links, you are supporting this blog. Thanks!

Rite Aid Weekly Deals: August 3 – 9

by Melody on August 2, 2014


Each week, I will be posting my full Rite Aid match ups over at Frugal Living NW.  Click here to start planning your shopping trip.

This looks like a great week with FREE Crest toothpaste, St. Ives lotion, up to $6 moneymaker on Nexxus hair care and much more.

I do occasional updates during the week on new deals, sneak peeks for the coming week or my personal shopping trips.  I always post on Facebook and Twitter when I do these updates, make sure to follow me so you don’t miss anything!

I can’t wait to hear about your shopping trips this week!

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Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. When you click on these links, you are supporting this blog. Thanks!

Rite Aid Weekly Deals: July 27 – August 2

July 28, 2014

Each week, I will be posting my full Rite Aid match ups over at Frugal Living NW.  Click here to start planning your shopping trip. This looks like a fantastic week with amazing deals on Tide detergent (less than $1!), FREE Simple cleansers and Dove antiperspirant, FREE Crest mouthwash and so much more. I do occasional […]

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Rite Aid Weekly Deals: July 20 – 26

July 21, 2014

Each week, I will be posting my full Rite Aid match ups over at Frugal Living NW.  Click here to start planning your shopping trip. This looks like a good week with great prices on Luvs and Huggies diapers, FREE feminine care products and much more. I do occasional updates during the week on new deals, […]

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Rite Aid Weekly Deals: June 22 – 28

June 23, 2014

Each week, I will be posting my full Rite Aid match ups over at Frugal Living NW.  Click here to start planning your shopping trip. This looks like a great week with FREE Crest toothpaste and Ocuvite eye vitamins, mad crazy cheap Huggies Pull-Ups and much more. I do occasional updates during the week on new […]

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Rite Aid Weekly Deals: June 15 – 21

June 16, 2014

Each week, I will be posting my full Rite Aid match ups over at Frugal Living NW.  Click here to start planning your shopping trip. This looks like a pretty good week with FREE Colgate oral care, great price on Luvs diapers, Dial products and much more. I do occasional updates during the week on new […]

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Rite Aid Weekly Deals: June 1 – 7

June 1, 2014

Each week, I will be posting my full Rite Aid match ups over at Frugal Living NW.  Click here to start planning your shopping trip. This looks like a great week with FREE Puracyn Wound Care Wash, Tresemme, Dove Men + Care and much  more.  Pick up Speed Stick for just $.50, make money on Almay […]

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Rite Aid Weekly Deals: May 25 – 31

May 25, 2014

Each week, I will be posting my full Rite Aid match ups over at Frugal Living NW.  Click here to start planning your shopping trip. This looks like a pretty good week with great deals on diapers, Nexxus hair care, Colgate mouthwash, Phillips Milk of Magnesia and more. I do occasional updates during the week on […]

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Rite Aid Weekly Deals: May 18 – 24

May 19, 2014

Each week, I will be posting my full Rite Aid match ups over at Frugal Living NW.  Click here to start planning your shopping trip. This looks like a great week with FREE Mucinex Allergy, Clear Eyes, Puracyn foot wash, super cheap Colgate toothpaste and Tresemme hair care and much more. I do occasional updates during […]

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Rite Aid Weekly Deals: May 11 – 17

May 12, 2014

Each week, I will be posting my full Rite Aid match ups over at Frugal Living NW.  Click here to start planning your shopping trip. This looks like a pretty good week with FREE Colgate and Speed Stick Gear antiperspirant, good prices on diapers, Pantene hair care, snacks and much more. I do occasional updates during […]

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Rite Aid Weekly Deals: May 4 – 10

May 4, 2014

Each week, I will be posting my full Rite Aid match ups over at Frugal Living NW.  Click here to start planning your shopping trip. This looks like a great week with a moneymaker on Zantac, super cheap allergy products and eye care, $.99 Bic Soleil razors, $.50 Dove hair care and antiperspirant and much more. […]

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