Wednesday, June 6, 2012

My shopping week 6/4

This is the time of the year that I fall behind.  In everything.  I have to work at lot at my job- and so my stock of items that I save up comes in VERY handy!  I basically try and shop only for the necessities and get by with what we can due to lack of TIME!!!!

In fact- I have 5 weeks of coupon inserts sitting on the kitchen counter mocking me.  I have only dug through them for one coupon here and one coupon there to match a sale.  Will I ever have the time to catch them up before they expire????

This week I did sneak out to Walgreens- it's a pretty good sale week for a couple items and I didn't want to miss them.  Plus I had 2 $7 Register Rewards from last weeks first aide gel I wanted to roll (the first aide gel that my daughter accidentally threw away while on a parade float- her candy for the parade was in the bag and I forgot to take out the gel...........dang!) 

I did 4 transactions- which is out of the norm for me.  Typically I try to stick to 1 or 2 because I don't want to create waves.  But this week, waves I created.

$10 brain strong gummy vitamins
$2 Goody barrettes
-$7 RR
-$4 Brain Strong q (it was in a vitamin booklet that was right on the shelf next to the vitamins!  Look for it- it's a walgreens vitamins and supplements book loaded with coupons!)
Paid $1.84, got back $10 RR for vitamins ($4 money maker!) and $2 for barretts (FREE!)

Same as the first one

$2 Goody head bands
$10 Omega Smart Fish Oil Vitamins (there are coupons for this out there somewhere, but I didn't have them!)
-$10 RR from transaction #1
Paid $2.84, got back $10 RR for omega smart and $2 RR for headbands

Same as #3

All total I spent $9.36 cash out of pocket for $48 in product PLUS I have $28 in register rewards left over!!!!!

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT:  Had the brain strong gummies not been a money maker, I would have left them right there on the shelf.  That note on the front that says 'new great flavor' is a lie.  Unless you love a fishy aftertaste that lasts for hours.  They are not good at all, at least to my kids. I've heard of kids that like them.  I will throw them in a donation box, perhaps someone will be able to use them.

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