My Sunday coupon/deal shopping didn't start out too well. I stopped at Walmart to pick up the Sunday paper and it is now $2 instead of $1. I only bought one, instead of my usual 2 and then later find out that it only had the Red Plum insert and no Smart Source (which had a $1 off coupon I wanted). GRRRR! So, I really don't think $2 each paper a week is worth it anymore. I think I might have to look more into buying coupons online. I've done it a few times, but $2 for a newspaper each week, for many coupons I don't need or use seems to defeat the purpose. I'll still get my mom's coupons from her paper and I guess just purchase the specific coupons I want online, when I come across a deal I want to take advantage of. I could probably still get the paper for a $1 at the Dollar Tree, but it's about a 6 mile drive - usually in crappy traffic - so kind of dumb to spend $1.60 in gas to save a dollar on a newspaper and use up a half hour of my day.
I was surprised to find the things I wanted at RiteAid still on the shelf! I got 2 tubes of Colgate toothpaste (the larger size) and some Stayfree pads for $9.83 (including tax) and I got back $9 in UP Rewards. I was really happy to get the Colgate deal - free after UP Reward, plus I had (2) .50 off coupons. I had just taken out the last tube out of my "stash" drawer. They are also having a deal on free Keri Lotion, so I think I will use some of my UP rewards towards that and then get back $6 more in UP Rewards....gotta try to keep the rewards rolling into more rewards. That's my goal.