Nov 30 2007

A trip to Walgreens


WalgreensI haven’t been to Walgreens in awhile, since I was waiting for my rebate gift card to arrive in the mail.

It got here about a month after I sent for it, and I had about $32 to use.

I did two transactions. The first I did so I could get a separate receipt to send for a manufacturer’s rebate.

1. I used a $1 off manuf. coupon and bought Orajel Advanced Tooth Desensitizer for $3.99. I don’t think I have a cavity, but I do have a painfully sensitive tooth. Next to that manuf. coupon is a form for a rebate of up to $7 off, so I’ll get my money back on that. I used my gift card to pay the initial balance.

2. I bought the free-after-rebate Jane “Be Pure” mineral cosmetics. There’s an online printable coupon for $2 when you sign up for their e-newsletter. Use the coupon, and you’ll get paid to take the product. Sadly, I forgot to bring mine with me. Oh well, it’s still free.

3. Pert Plus is on sale for $3.49 and you’ll get a $2.50 back rebate. I had a $1 off manuf. coupon, so that makes the shampoo free once I get my rebate.

4. I used my $3 off Keri Renewal lotion manuf. coupon and bought the 4 oz. serum. That stuff is regularly priced at $14.99. Somewhat insane, I think. The rebate on that is $10, so I paid $1.99 for it, essentially.

The cashier gave me a free sample of Britney Spears’ “Curious” perfume. Lol.

If I had no coupons or rebates and paid regular price, I would have spent $29.46 today. After coupons, that’s $24.46, and after store and manuf. rebates, that’s $1.98.

But wait! There’s more!

I’ll have them put my rebate on my gift card instead of having them send me a check. This will earn me an extra 10%. Ten percent of the $18.49 in Walgreens rebates means I’ll get an extra $1.84 back.

There’s some other deals going on that I might get later this week, for example, Glade Holiday candles will generate $1-3 in rebates (depending on the type) and I also have some coupons to use with them. But, I have tons of candles, and since they won’t be free, I might pass on it.

What deals have you found at Walgreens?

Nov 30 2007

Saving at Big Lots


Big Lots Stores (also called Odd Lots)!! Scour the grocery isles. I’ve gotten everything 69cent Chef B Dee pasta [a bargain in our area] for my kids to all kinds of other stuff–exotics like wonderful canned mango [they are begging for this–wish a store carried it here] to cereal [a treat] and other stuff! Check it out!

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