Friday, May 15, 2009

If You Shop With Me...

...chances are you're gonna have to buy something for me. My sisters have learned this the hard way. With their help, today I was able to cash in 32 of the 40 coupons that I purchased on ebay. That leaves me just 8 more to use by the end of the month, which is totally manageable. If you're doing this deal as well, one idea for spending these RR's is to buy Tena underwear during the week of 5/24. They'll be $11.99, produce a $2 RR and there was a TMF rebate in the 4/26 SS. There are a bunch of rebates available too (check my upcoming deals posts for links). Other than that, go hog wild people! :) Feel free to buy something that's not on sale or if you're feeling especially saucy, don't even use a coupon! Woo!!
Before we jump into the Dr. Scholls (get it? "jump" in? hardy har har!), let's see what else I bought today:
  • Adorable neck travel pillow $9.99 - will be most helpful on road trips. Do we remember the ill-fated Assateague Island adventure?
  • Diet Coke for my sister (not pictured) $1.59
  • Used $10 RR, total was $2.39

At another store:

  • Roots of Nature $6, used $1 coupon and got back $6 RR = $1 profit
  • Maybelline Eye Makeup Remover $4.99
  • Ramen noodles $0.29
  • Used $10 RR, total was $0.66

The cashier tried to tell me I couldn't use both the $1 coupon and the RR. Every time I go to this store, they've invented a new policy on RR redemption. I stood there with my mouth hanging open for a second and then politely asked why that might be. She said because my total would be too low and the RR would beep. I said that I had figured my total out before tax and it should work. She said, ok we'll try it. Miracle of miracles, it worked! She was surprised and I was surprised (not for the first time) at this particular store's very nice, but so poorly informed cashiers.

I really needed this makeup remover. I've been using some Lumene eye makeup remover for sensitive skin and it burns! I'm talking, can't-open-my-eyes-for-a-minute-or-so-burns. And all I do is put some on a tissue, close my eye and wipe downwards. I'm not standing there rubbing the stuff back and forth. It even hurts if I use a q-tip to remove makeup from under my eyes -- it burns my under-the-eye skin. So much for "sensitive" eye care. I'm sure you all know how this works by now...

  • 2 Dr. Scholls inserts $10 each, used two $10 coupons (4/26 SS) and got back $10 RR (WYB 2, deal good until 5/30) = $10 profit

Rinse and repeat 15 more times (at a bunch of stores) = $160 profit total

I gave my sister a $10 RR to use on whatever she wanted (my other sister passed on my offer). She bought some yummy candy (Reeses and Dove) and got back a $1 RR, which she gave back to me to keep.

Just in case its a little hard to see, here are the "varieties" I've bought so far that have produced RR's: Gel Sport, Massaging Gel, Sport, Memory Fit, Tri-Comfort, Soft Expressions and Open Shoes (with bonus pedicure pack).


Anonymous said...

Has any of the cashiers tried to give you a hard time trying them because the coupons says for the ortho kind? Does it beep?

frugalsuz said...

Nope, the coupons don't beep and I haven't had a cashier bat an eye. Most of the insoles say Orthotics anyway.