Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Rude Old Dude

So after I did my CVS shopping, I sat in my car for a minute, putting away my receipts, fixing my makeup, etc. Next to me, some little old dude was taking his packages out of his shopping cart and putting them in his backseat. He left, I started to back out of my spot, but then saw someone else pulling into the spot next to me. As I was waiting for them, I saw something in my rear view mirror. Guess what it was? Rude dude's shopping cart DIRECTLY behind my car! U...g...h. I had to get out of the car and move the cart so I could leave. Isn't that obnoxious?
Acme - thanks Heather for the tip about the Dove deal still working!
  • 6 Tostitos $3 each, used two $2 off 2 coupons (Pepsi/Frito rebate from a while back) and got discount of $2 for "Salsa Savings" (not sure what that was about) = $12 or $2 each
  • 2 Gatorades (32 oz) $1 each
  • Mama Lucia meatballs $5.29, got $5 discount (in-circular coupon) for buying $20 worth of Pepsi products (chips and Gatorade - lots of other stuff counts) = $0.29 *Manager had to override this but she'd told me beforehand I could buy any meat item with the coupon so I knew I'd be ok.
  • 2 McCain fries $3 each
  • 8 Dove shampoos (25.4 oz) $5 each (reg. price $7.89 each) and got back $42 in catalinas (holdover from last week's sale, $30 in cats for spending $30 x 2 and $12 in catalinas for buying Unilever items) = $2 profit
  • Used two $1 cats and thirteen $5 cats, total was $1.23

*I would have been better off buying four Doves at a time rather than all eight. The Unilever cats don't double like the other ones do (spend $30, get back $15 in cats or spend $60, get back $30 in cats or spend $90, get back $45 in cats). If I'd bought just four, I'd have received $15 in cats (for spending $30) and $12 in cats (Unilever) so $7 profit.

CVS - these were all raincheck prices/EB deals. Since they manually printed the EB's, I got back whole amounts rather than exact (ie. $2 back rather than $1.98)

  • 2 CVS 1" vinyl binders $3 each, got back $6 EB = FREE
  • 2 Caliber sticky notes $0.99 each, got back $2 EB = FREE
  • 2 CVS pens $0.99 each, got back $2 EB = FREE
  • Used five $1.98 EB's, total was $0.62

I was hoping these would count towards the spend $15, get back $5 deal this week on CVS/Caliber school supplies but they didn't show up on the bottom of my receipt at all. Oh well.

I also asked about the Ready Fill program at the pharmacy and got a coupon booklet. Inside are two $4 off $20 coupons and a bunch of other ones.

I also returned the two Electrasols from last week. I got back the pre-coupon price, so I made about $5 off the return.


Queenbuv3 said...

It's nice that you give credit to other people when they post a tip that helps you save money. I come up with deals all the time and I'm the first to post it and then after that other big bloggers take credit for my deal ideas. It's really irritating.

spaghetti0625 said...

And here I thought that I didn't have to go to ACME this week. And of course, I switched cars and clipped my Qs last night and left my Q binder at home...oh well...tomorrow I guess :)

Chicagolandia said...

I hate it when people leave carts near/behind other vehicles! It's a pet peeve of mine.

Precious said...

Hi Suz,

I hate it when people leave their carts behind cars. That has happened to me more than once. What is so annoying is that there is usually a cart return within a few steps.

Pubbler said...

How rude. I can't stand it when people leave their carts in the parking lot. But to leave it directly behind someone's car, is even worse.

frugalsuz said...

That is annoying. I know how hard it is to come up with deals and I always like to give credit where credit is due.

Excuses, excuses, get yourself to Acme! :p

I don't mind carts left next to cars, but this was the first time someone actually went out of their way to put the cart behind my car. Rude!