Friday, April 24, 2009

Beautiful Day

Today was graduation day at the college where I work. I really love seeing the students get the degrees they have worked so hard for. Its one of my favorite parts of my job. And it is beautiful outside, so I'm sure all those graduation pictures are going to come out great. Congrats to all grads!

Walgreens
  • 2 Glade Soy candles $5.99 each, used two $4 coupons (printables, no longer available) and $2 Easy Saver coupon (scanned twice) = $0.02 profit
  • Edge shaving cream (sigh, my last can for the month) $2.99, got back $3 RR = FREE
  • Physician's Formula Organic Wear bronzer and blush $8.39, used $5 coupon (thanks dancinmama!) and PF Organic Wear eye shadow $4.79, used $1 coupon (4/19 SS) and will get back $11 ($10 + 10% bonus, ESR #6) = $3.82 profit
  • Used $6 RR, total was $6.12

Final counts for the month: Skintimate - 4, Edge - 28, Chapstick - 19

Acme
  • 6 Viva paper towels $1.99 each, used six $0.85 coupons (doubled to $1.70 each, 4/5 SS) = $1.74
  • Got back a $5 catalina for buying $15 worth of Kimberly Clark products (original price of $2.69 a roll was what counted) = $3.26 profit

I really don't shop at Acme very often and the closest stores are pretty far from me, so I decided to spend my $5 cat right away:

  • Milk $3.59
  • Fresh Express lettuce $1.50
  • Used $5 cat, total was $0.09

ShopRite - I used the self-checkout and an older gent was totally hovering right on top of me. I had a bunch of coupons and I was waiting for a sigh or a comment about how long I was taking. To my surprise, he said "now, that's the way to shop!" :)

  • 4 Marcal Small Steps toilet paper rolls $0.99 each, used four freebie coupons (4/5 SS) = FREE
  • Kraft dressing $2.99, used freebie catalina (from my last SR trip) = FREE
  • Reynolds 100% recycled foil $2.49, used $0.55 coupon (4/19 SS) and will submit for Try Me Free rebate (form was available on Earth Day, some people have found copies in stores, will submit for $2.99 price - that's what the original price on the receipt before sales was) = $1.60 profit
  • 4 Pillsbury brownie mixes $0.88 each *Duncan Hines brownies are on sale for this price, but my store must have run out. They had a sign saying to substitute the Pillsbury for that price. Happily, I found $0.35 peelie coupons on them that doubled to $0.70 each = $0.72 or $0.18 each
  • 4 Pretzelfills $1.84 each, used four $0.75 coupons (2/22 or 3/15 RP) = $1.36 or $0.34 each
  • 4 Perdue chicken nuggets $1.99 each, used four $1 coupons (3/15 RP) = $3.96 or $0.99 each
  • 4 Great Lakes cheeses $3.52 or $0.88 each
  • SR Milk $1.84
  • Pears $0.99/lb = $1.47
  • Used $3 catalina and got $0.15 bag discount, total was $10.60

11 comments:

Amanda said...

It's so awesome that east coast grocery stores double coupons--I'm so jealous! At .18 a box, I'd be buying up brownie mix like a maniac.

Amiyrah said...

I just got back from SR too. You didn't try the glade catalina deal? I posted it on the boards, but you may not have caught it.

The glade areosol sprays are .99 this week. If you buy 2, you get a 1.00 catalina back. use the BOGO coupon that was in 3/15SS(expires tomorrow) and you get them free after coupon and catalina! Plus, you can buy 2, or 4 or 6 or 8 at a time and still get all of your catalinas!

Jamie said...

I think I tell you this everytime... but I'm way jealous of your $0.34 pretzelfills!

spaghetti0625 said...

What college do you work for?

frugalsuz said...

Amanda,
Yeah, that is really, really nice. I never knew stores didn't double coupons until about a year or so ago. I've always lived in NJ and the stores have doubled as long as I can remember.

Amiyrah,
Nah, I don't really use Glade sprays. If it had been a moneymaker, I would have bought some, but since it was just free, I passed on it. Thanks for reminding me though!

Jamie,
lol, thanks

spaghetti,
I just shot you an email...

Precious said...

I am curious what college you work for too? I am wondering if it the one my nephew went to! :-)

Precious said...

Hi Suz,

Got your note! :-)

My nephew went to Rutgers!

frugalsuz said...

Precious,
Me too! I have my bachelors and masters from RU. :)

annathy03 said...

I just had to tell you I heard the song with the "do the helen keller" for the first time today on the radio and thought of your blog!

I also have to tell you I went to UC, though I hope it doesn't come between us :) lol

Stephanie said...

Do you know of any other store that sells the Marcal tp?? I'm in Illinois and the only place I have ever seen it at is kmart, but they don't have the individual rolls?! I wanna use my freebie coupons : )

frugalsuz said...

annathy,
LOL! Isn't that song hilarious? Don't worry, I think we can still be friends. :)

Stephanie,
Around here, I've only seen the single rolls of tp in supermarkets. ShopRite and A&P carry them around here.