Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Cheap Chex Mix
Walgreens had their chex mix 3 for $3.99. Plus there is a save $.99 coupon in their january coupon book when you buy three. I used 2 $.50 off each bag of the chocolate ones and 2 $.50 off 2 bags of the regular ones (-$2 total- keep up people).
$7.98 6 bags of chex mix
-$1.98 2 walgreens january discounts book
-$2 various coupons (see above)
$4 total for 6 bags- but heres the kicker- through Sunday 1/23 if you bought 5 bags you got a register reward for $3.50. So that makes it $.50 for all 6 bags. Worth the trip out- that stuff is nice to munch on.
Colgate pro clinical toothpaste (I love this stuff because it is gritty) is $3.49 with a $2.50 register reward. Stack that with a manufacturer coupon (I had a $.75) and that made it $.25 a tube. Not free- which is totally possible with toothpaste- but still a great deal.
In addition- Rice Crispie Treats are 2/$5- plus a $2 coupon off of 2 in that silly january coupon book at walgreens (really- why do they make it so stinking hard to use their specials- codes off of coupons in the ad and in the coupon book- killing me dude). I had some $1/2 coupons on these- so that made them $1 a box. And since Allyson was to create an animal cell out of edible stuff that night- these were perfect. She used tootsie rolls for the middle important part- air heads for the shell of the middle important part- rice crispie treats for the big wide outer part around the middle ball- mike and ikes for the long celly things- and more rolled up balls of air heads for the other celly things. Rolled in sprinkles to make it bumpy. Maybe I should have been paying better attention- I hope she at least labeled them right.
The kicker- they get to eat them later this week. Yuck.
Also- please note that anytime I break out the camera for photos most of my children hide their faces and scream noooooo. Until I stack up crazy stuff on the counter for a photo- then they are in the background trying to be included. What's up with that?