Thursday, March 12, 2009

Wanna Win Wednesday and Thrifty Thursday!

We are getting to the end of my Mega Savings week. I didn't get a chance to write last night--went to get my nails done and didn't get home til late. Plus it's so darn cold, that when I get home, it takes my fingers a while to unfreeze! Good 'ole Nebraska weather!

OK, so what about my savings? Well, starting with Wednesday, I dropped my free Redbox movie from Tuesday in the Redbox before work. I tried the Wednesday code to see if I could get another free movie, but it didn't work. Darn. At lunch time I went to Walgreens (of course!) and got two coffee mate creamers (french vanilla--yum!) that were on sale for $2.49 BOGO (that's Buy one/get one free--yes, there's even special lingo attached to this obsession of mine!). I had a MC (manufacturer's coupon) for $1.50 on 1. I also got some AXE conditioner (for Randy) which was $5.99. There's a rebate for $5.99 available through Walgreen's easy saver catalog this month so I'll get that back. I then used my free coupon for Irish Spring body wash which was a $4.49 value. I used $3.00 in Register Rewards to pay and gave them $2.71 out of pocket. I will still get $5.99 back from my rebate. Oh yes, and I got another coupon for a free Irish Spring body wash! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! I love Walgreens!

OK, after work I went to get my nails done and then had to pick up a few things at Wal-Mart. I did not see any great deals at Wal-Mart. I know they will match prices on things but I'm not that organized yet! Then on the way home I stopped at HyVee to see if I could get the free movie code to work and it did. So I got my free movie too! Well, unfortunately it was now 7:00 and I didn't have time to go home and cook up the chicken I had marinating so I treated Randy to some Popeye's chicken--it's a rarity, so...

Now onto Thursday. I had to make some treats for work so I went in a little later today. I stopped at HyVee to take my movie back and then veered off at Walgreen's by our house. I picked up two more creamers to have at work. Unfortunately my coupon didn't print right so my $1.50 coupon didn't work, but I had another $.75 coupon. Ok, so it wasn't $.50 each, it was $.75. Still a good deal. I also picked up another package of Advil PM and for $4.49, got the $2.00 RR and used the $2.00 coupon off the box. $.49--yes! Used $3.00 in RR rewards. Then gave them $3.29 and got $2.00 in RR back. $6.98 worth of product for $1.29. Remember, I'm still supposed to pay the tax.

At noon today I went to Walgreens again (this is just too much fun!). I bought another Advil PM--same deal as before, got my free Irish Spring body wash--that makes 4 total. Divide that between the $4.49 for the original one and that's $1.12+tax per Irish Spring body wash. I also got a Walgreens brand Headache medicine (their equivalent to Excedrine) for $2.99 (this is another ES deal for a rebate of the full price.) Finally, I picked up a Gillette Fusion Gamer razor which was on sale for $8.99. I had a $4.00 MC and the sign said you'd get back $6.00 in RR. How can I pass that up? When I went to pay, I used my $2.00 RR from this morning, and when it was all done, the machine only kicked out a $4.00 RR. I asked the clerk why when the sign said $6.00 in RR. She went and looked and then called the manager over. He said it was their mistake, but the sign was a month old. Since it was the store's mistake, he gave me the other $2.00 in cash! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! I can't stand it! I'm rolling with glee! Ha! Ha! $21.16 worth of product for .66 cents after coupons, rebates, RR, etc.

My last report is for super Target. I went tonight to see if they had any good meat on sale to use my $2.00 coupons on. Unfortunately, they didn't have the chuck roast at $1.99 like someone said their Target had. But I found some round steak (I can still make swiss steak or chicken fried steak with it!) and got two of them. They were $3.00 apiece so they only cost me about $1.00 each. I also got a head of cabbage for $1.69--had a coupon for $1.00 off. I got 4 cans of Cre4am of chicken soup for $.54 apiece and had a coupon for $1.00/2. And I got two Mott's Applesauce individual service cups 6pak for $1.69 each and had a $1.00 off coupon for each as well as a MC for $.55 off for each. I paid only $.14+tax for each. Awesome! Oh yes, and I had a $5.00 Target gift card that I got in the mail from something. I used $3.66 from the card--no out of pocket!

I know this is probably boring you, but I'm loving it! I'll try to think of some way to include a picture one of these days!


Team Fuller said...

amazing. I especially love the thought in my mind of you "rolling with glee"!
so what's up with the gangster speak, yo? I'm going to have to check out about that "tool on up" comment. I can't believe my own mom out gangsta' slanged me!

Sarah & Drew said...

so Lincoln has Super Targets now? I'm worried Walgreens is going to get word of your addiction and start crackin' down on you!