Sunday, August 30, 2009

Monkey-Taxi Delicious

The other day, my sister texted me that she was making blondies. I texted back and hit the "mnop" key three times and then scrolled through the options to find "mmm". I got distracted and let the phone sit for a minute and it continued to display possible word choices for me, one of which was monkey-taxi. What on earth is a monkey-taxi anyway? Is it like a trunk monkey? In any case, I told her that her blondies sounded monkey-taxi delicious. I think its going to catch on. Just wait and see.Walgreens
  • Carefree Ultra Protection Pantiliners $1.99, used $1 coupon (8/30 SS) and got $2 RR = $1.01 profit
  • Rembrandt Toothpaste $5, used $1 coupon (8/2 SS) and got back $5 RR = $1 profit
  • Colgate 360 ActiFlex Toothbrush $2.99, get back $2.99 RR = FREE
  • Men's Zone 6 Blade Razor System $3.99, get back $3.99 RR = FREE
  • Oreo brownie $0.99 - we saw this in the circular and wanted to try it
  • Used $2 RR and $5 RR, total was $6.80 *Don't really know what I was thinking, I had figured out my total to be much lower but I guess I had a brain fart when I was doing my math

CVS - DBF's card

  • Glade Fragrance Collection Soy Candle (4.9-10 oz) $6.99, used $3 coupon (August All You magazine p. 115) or $2 coupon and got back $6.99 EB (Limit 1) = $3 profit
  • Clairol Natural Instincts Loving Care Hair Color $4.99, used $4 coupon (8/2 P&G) and got back $2 EB (Limit 1) = $1.01 profit
  • Used $1 EB and $3 EB, total was $1.82

My card

  • Glade Fragrance Collection Soy Candle (4.9-10 oz) $6.99, used $2 coupon and got back $6.99 EB (Limit 1) = $2 profit
  • Clairol Natural Instincts Loving Care Hair Color $4.99, used $4 coupon (8/2 P&G) and got back $2 EB (Limit 1) = $1.01 profit
  • Used $1.89 EB, $1.98 EB, $1.98 EB, total was $0.84

The papers at CVS had no SS inserts, so I ended up buying 5 papers at a convenience store instead.

A&P - had four $10 cats that were expiring on Saturday and I didn't realize this until Saturday afternoon, so this was a bit of an impromptu trip. I was really hoping A&P carried DVD players since mine is dying, but no dice. DBF and I wandered around the store and picked up things here and there. I was a little nervous because I had a $10 cat that printed without a bar code from a previous trip. I'd gone back to the store it printed at and Customer Service told me it was a problem with their printers that day and I should just use the cat at that particular store. That's all fine and dandy, except I was nowhere near that store when I realized my cats were expiring. Figures.

Most of the items aren't in the picture. I didn't feel like carrying the soda upstairs, we left the muffins and cookies at DBF's place, we left the cheese at DBF's place (not on purpose) and the chips were open and wouldn't stand up for a photo opp.

  • 5 Pepsis $2 each
  • Frito Lay Natural Cheetos $3.99
  • Frito Lay Natural Tostitos $3.99 - love these!
  • Shower curtain liner $2.99
  • Oster can opener $7.99
  • Grated pecorino/romano cheese $5.99
  • Chocolate chip and apple muffins $3.99 each
  • 2 packages chocolate chip cookies $2.50 each
  • Glade Soy Candle $3.49, used free coupon (8/9 SS) = FREE
  • Got $4.09 employee discount, used $3.50 cat and four $10 cats, total was $2.02

Obviously, they couldn't scan the last $10 cat because there was no barcode. So the cashier scanned one of the other $10 ones, but since it had been used already, it beeped. A Customer Service woman came over, tried the same thing and then proceeded to tell me I couldn't use the last cat because my total had to be $10. My subtotal was $10.34. Umm.....ok then. I told her this and then she said, oh well its because you've used to many coupons already. Really? Because I bought 15 items and I'm only trying to use six coupons. Care to try again? :p She disappeared without a word (even the cashier wasn't sure where she was going or if she was coming back) and came back a couple minutes later saying she'd have to put it in manually. Duh!


Lisa B. said...

Don't you just love it when they try to tell you that bs? Good grief, glad you stood your ground.

Amiyrah said...

That's funny about the trip to A&P. Sounds like a wags trip lol.

Good to know that you are on the lookout for a new dvd player. We can all keep our eyes open for you.

Pubbler said...

Did you get a $2 EB for the Clairol? We only got a $1 EB and our price was $5.99.

Chicagolandia said...

Hmm - monkey-taxi delish! Hate it when cashiers have opinions on the coupons, like they are cosmically in touch with the intentions of the coupon, and can read what they are meant for better than we can...

frugalsuz said...

I know, my boyfriend and I were like, come on now!

Yup, its on its way out.

Yes, I got a $2 EB. That's so strange that your ad differed!