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Good shopping day!

January 18th, 2009 at 12:17 pm

It was a good shopping day and I'm really getting the hang of this coupon stuff! Got most everything I went out for except the little mini ladybug purse my mom wanted at RiteAid. I got her one as a joke a few years ago and it is her favorite purse to haul around! Of course she wore it out. I'll have to check a couple more RiteAids. Oh, and my mother needed something for after surgery care and I couldn't find the deal I wanted. There are other deals around though - too much snow today to go for a longer drive!

Here are the deals I got:

Boston Globe (for the coupons) = 2.50
Two pack of deoderant = 4.99 (2.00 back in ECB)
Four 12 packs of Pepsi = 12.00 + 2.40 deposit
Three bags of Tostitos = 9.00 (10.00 ECB on 20.00 of pepsi/frito lay)
Two St. Ives facial scrubs = 5.98 - 4.00 in coupons = 1.98
Excedrin extra strength express gels 20 ct = 1.99 - 2.00 coupon = -.01
Excedrin migraine 24 ct = 1.99 - 2.00 coupon = -.01
Two CVS claritins 5 ct = 7.58 (free after ECB)

Subtotal = 40.43
Used 37.99 in ECBs

Total out of pocket = 2.44
Got back 19.58 in ECBs

Plus there is a rebate form to send in for $15 worth of Pepsi/Frito Lay coupons - I met the qualifications

Got the following Unilever products at the Grocery Store:
Two skippy roasted honey nut peanut butters = 3.34 - 1.00 coupon = 2.34
Three ragu pasta sauces = 5.00 - 1.00 coupon = 4.00
Eight lipton noodles = 8.00 - 1.00 coupon = 7.00
Two large Hellman mayos = 6.00 - 1.00 coupon = 5.00
Two Wishbone salad dressings = 3.34 - 1.00 coupon = 2.34

Total = 20.68
Plus I got back 17.00 in catalina coupons.
So the 20.68 I spent on the Unilever products will cost me 3.68 after the catalina coupons. What a help now that I know the catalina are triggered by the regular prices, not the sale prices. Smile


I do want to thank everyone again for their thoughts regarding my mother's situation. I need to have a chat with her, but it will have to wait until she has recovered from her upcoming surgery. I'll just do the best I can right now. I did her taxes yesterday and she's getting back $717 !! Um, yeah I neglected to tell her this though. She'll find out when the money hits her savings account. I DID already tell her I hope she hasn't "spent" her tax retun because she needs to put it aside for property taxes and anything else that may come up. One day at a time I guess.


Well we bought a pork roast for dinner - marked down because it was yesterday's meat. Mmmmmmm it sounds so good! I've never cooked a pork roast but it looks really easy. Gotta go prep it now. Smile

5 Responses to “Good shopping day!”

  1. Amber Says:

    Be careful with the peanut butter apparently there is a recall http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/01/17/salmonella.peanut.butte...

  2. dmontngrey Says:

    At the moment, the recall only affects a company that supplies in bulk, not to grocery stores. Brand name peanut butter that you buy in grocery stores isn't currently a problem. I do have another jar of peanut butter I need to use first that most definitely was purchased prior to this problem. Thanks for the heads up though! Folks should be aware of this if they aren't already.

  3. mooshocker Says:

    Take the pork roast and put it in the crock pot. Add some Sweet N Sour marinade. Some frozen stir fry veggies and let it go all day.

    Boil some long grain rice and serve. YYYUUUUMMMMYYY. God bless.

  4. dmontngrey Says:

    Ooh, that sounds yummy too! I ended up drowning it in minced fresh garlic and WOW does this whole house smell amazing!! We were drooling all afternoon.

    I will try the sweet and sour with veggies next time though. All these years and this is the first time we've purchased a pork roast - can't figure out WHY! Oh well, new dishes for us to try now. Thanks for the suggestion!

  5. Koppur Says:

    Wow, you got some great deals! Fab!

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