The weather this weekend was very summer-y. Its only April and it got to around 90 degrees on Sunday! Saturday was beautiful and my boyfriend and I took a drive to New Hope, PA. Its an adorable town with lots of cute little stores to poke into. I picked up this bamboo windchime for only $15 and I love the way it sounds. Its so soothing. We also let the kitties out on the balcony for a while. They absolutely love being out there but I have to keep a close eye on them. Mousse tends to poke his head through the slots to see what's going on outside and I'm so nervous that he'll slip and fall. DBF and I ate dinner out on the balcony and the cats amused themselves (and us) by chasing down bugs and leaves. Mousse definitely doesn't look too happy in the pic above does he?
We also took my car in to have my brakes looked at. Turns out I needed new front brakes and rotors, rear shoes, a new hub bearing and a new tire because the damaged hub bearing was ripping into it. I also got an oil change. The total? $1,022.72. Oh...my...gosh! There goes the savings again. Sigh. At least I have the money in savings to pay for it. And hey, I'm getting back a $10 rebate for the oil change. Every little bit helps, right?
Sunday was Shadow's birthday. DBF thinks she's three years old and we celebrated by taking her to a new dog park we found. It was about 90 degrees and she got tuckered out pretty fast, but I think she had fun. She made friends with another dog and was intrigued by a bunch of Corgies. We think she thought they were puppies.
DBF also let me drive his pickup truck. Its a pretty big change from my little Honda, but I managed not to hit anything or side-swipe anyone. Hooray!
Ok, here it comes...I warned you! TA DA!!!!
Let's get this over with real quick: CVS - bought 7 papers at $2 each, used $6 EB and $7.98 EB, total was $0.02
Now for the main attraction...Walgreens! Let me just announce to the world now that my wonderful boyfriend is a saint. He bought a whole slew of these monitors for me and never griped or complained one bit. :) Here was our gameplan - we checked out the pharmacy section first and if they had some, we'd each buy two monitors (separately though so we'd get the RR for each). Then we discovered many stores ALSO had the monitors outside the pharmacy with the diabetes products. We'd grab a couple and check out with these in the front of the store.
So here's what we bought: Bayer Contour/Breeze 2 monitor $14.99, used freebie coupon (10/26 or 2/1 RP or 3/22 SS) and got back $5 RR = $5 profit
- 8:49 AM - Store #1 - bought six
- 9:26 AM - Store #2 - bought four
- 10:25 AM - Store #3 - bought five
- 10:42 AM - Store #4 - bought four
- 10:56 AM - Store #5 - bought four
- 3:58 PM - Store #6 (we took a big lunch break and went to pick up Shadow) - bought three
So all in all, we bought 26 monitors today and earned a $5 RR for each. I don't pay any tax on these, so its a pure moneymaker deal for me. That's a $130 profit! I really think this is the best Walgreens deal ever!
I'm going to donate these monitors to food pantries and senior centers so they'll all be put to use. I have about 10 more coupons to use up, and then I'm going to focus on spending these RR's.
Oh and FYI, since I used a coupon to pay for the monitors, I won't be sending away for the Try Me Free rebates in the box. I've heard from many folks that their rebates were denied if they used a coupon.