Monday, May 18, 2009

I am an Idiot

Seriously dear friends, read on...
  • Colgate Visible White Toothpaste (4 oz.) $4.49, got back $4.50 RR = FREE
  • Right Guard Professional Strength Aerosol Spray $5.99, got back $5 RR = $0.99 ($1 Right Guard coupon in the 4/19 SS, I used all of mine up)
  • Used $10 RR, total was $1.20

I read about some Right Guards ringing up for $1.99 on HCW, but no luck with this one. No biggie though, its a good way to use my RR's and get almost all my money back. There's a $2 coupon inside the top of the box that I'll use another time (like my gaping froggie in the background? :p). Be careful opening the box, the coupon extends down into the box.

Later on I bought:

  • 2 Deerfield Park shredded cheeses $1.50 each with in-circular coupon
  • 4 Deerfield Park whipped cream cheeses $1.50 each with in-circular coupon
  • Used three $2 RR's, total was $3


  • 4 Country Crock spreads $5, used four $0.50 coupons (4/5 Unilever or 5/17 RP) = $1
  • 2 Wishbone Spritzers $2 each, used $1 coupons (5/17 RP) = $2
  • 6 Marcal toilet papers $1.09 each, used six freebie coupons (5/3 SS) = FREE
  • Total was $2.35

My Wishbone coupons beeped and the cashier overrode them. Then I was expecting to get back a $5 catalina for buying $15 worth of Unilever items and a $1 catalina for buying two Wishbones. Nothing printed. Hmm. Figuring I had messed up my math, I asked the self checkout cashier if I could return the items and get my coupons back. She said that she could just write me a raincheck for $6, which was fine by me. So I spent $3 and got back $6 in cats = $3 profit.

As I'm taking my pictures, I notice something. Can you spot the reason my cats didn't print? Look closely friends...feel free to whip out the magnifying glass and your smarty-pants hats if necessary.

Hmm, the last time I checked, "Ken's" was not a secret code for "we're out of stock of Wishbone so buy me instead you idiot." DUH on me! Me thinks I stayed up a little too late last night reading Twilight. Its the book's fault! My lack of sleep is a commonly known symptom of I-can't-put-the-darn'd-book-down-itis.

Sigh. I'm off to bed for some well needed rest.


kate said...

i HATE when i do something like that! i feel your pain. :)

spaghetti0625 said...

It's okay, it happens to the best of us :)
I cant wait to start WAGGING when I get home! Friday can't come soon enough!

Laurie said...

I have the same frog!! He's never made it into a picture though :-)

slugmama said...

I did the same thing at Kmart a couple of weeks ago....tried to use a Fiber Choice Q for a bottle of Benefiber. Well, both are Fiber & both bottles are's an easy mistake, right?lol

Thanks for the tip on the $2 Q inside the RG box too. I'll have to take my scissors in the car with me when I get up to WAGS this week....hehehe

J said...

you are in for it with the twilight series! ;-). I read all four in about 6 days and completely neglected my family, my job, and hounding. I was really skeptical of the hype, but once I finished the series and came up for air, I had that "what the he!! just happened" feeling.

Chicagolandia said...

That's hilarious! But, the Ken's stuff does have good flavor. If that's any consolation...

Amanda said...

Oh no! Don't worry--shopping goofs happen to everyone. Maybe you could make your case to the store manager? Since they took the Wishbone coupons, they should give you the catalina for Wishbone dressing! Good luck! ;)

Anonymous said...

oh im so glad you are reading twilight. LOVE IT! lol Im surprised you didnt stay up all night reading like I did when i read it.
I love your "DUH ON ME" moment. Ive bought stuff like that before and been like WHat was i thinking?!?!

frugalsuz said...

Thanks all for your kind words. We all have our moments, don't we?

Its a great coupon! I went to a Walgreens this morning and every box of the Right Guard had the top ripped off and no coupons. That's so annoying. I could maybe see cutting out the coupon right before you buy the item, but to just destroy the boxes and steal the coupons? Not cool.

LOL! My sister lent me book 1 and I requested the others from the library. I can't wait until they come in! There is also a new Sookie Stackhouse book out, so I'm going to be swimming in vampires. Love it!

They gave me a raincheck for the amount of the catalinas, so its all good.

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Thank you very much! :)

Angie.. said...

Its ok ive done the same thing Twilight is awesome- well all 4 books are Great!