Sunday, January 24, 2010

Cheap Veggies

Didn't buy any papers on Sunday because the paper in my area doesn't carry the RP insert anymore. I'm going to buy my copies online when they're available. I didn't buy last week's coupons yet, so I'll buy them together to save on shipping.

I emptied out Sir Piggy and took my spare change to TD Bank (formerly Commerce) to have it counted for free. I guessed that I had $11 and it added up to $10.97 (booyah!) so I got a free tip calculating card. I was hoping for something a little cooler as a prize, but I can't complain over a freebie.

  • 2 Fresh Express salads $1 each
  • Baby carrots $1 each
  • 5 Bird's Eye Steamfresh veggies $1 each, used five $0.35 coupons (1/10 SS) = $1.50 or $0.30 each *Woops! Just realized three of the ones I bought rang up as $2.99 each. Wonder if its worth taking them back...
  • 4 Perdue Short Cuts $5.99 each, BOGO sale and used four $0.75 coupons (1/10 RP) = $5.98 or $1.49 each - these are really good! I think I may go back for some more.
  • Half gallon of milk $2.09 - we accidentally dropped this in the garage and the container split. When I brought it upstairs, I totally forgot to put it in the fridge, and by the time I realized it, I had spilled milk all over my carpet and nice warm milk. Yuck.
  • Total was $18.54
Walgreens - bought these on Saturday
  • 8 Planters nuts $1.99 each, used three $2 off 2 coupons and $1 off 2 coupon (1/3 or 1/24 SS) and $1 Walgreens coupon (from Diabetes & You magazine, took off $8 automatically) = $0.92
  • Along with the two I bought the other day, I can now submit for the $10 rebate = $8.10 profit

CVS - bought on Saturday and although the deals are still good now, the $5 coupon expired Saturday.

  • 2 Oust Surface Disinfectant & Air Sanitizers $3.99 each, used BOGO coupon (1/3 SS) and got back $6 EB ($3 each, monthly deal, Limit 6) = $2.01 profit
  • 2 Cottonelle Fresh Moist Wipes Combo Packs (84 ct) $5.98 each, used two $0.50 coupon (or 12/13 SS) and got back $6 EB ($3 each, monthly deal until 2/20, Limit 6) = $4.96 or $2.48
  • Stamps $8.80
  • Used $5 off $20 coupon, $6 EB and $8 EB, total was $5.21, got back $1 EB for using my green tag

I'm going to use these two Oust plus some I bought previously to submit for the $5 SC Johnson rebate. A couple folks have questioned me on this, but Oust is a SC Johnson item, so it will qualify. I've now maxed out this rebate (limit three per address) at my address, my parent's address and my boyfriend's address. Most of the items I bought for it were moneymakers, so this was a really fun rebate to do.

Then we bought 2 sodas on DBF's card - total was $3.40. Paid with a $3 EB and a gift card. DBF and I went to see The Book of Eli (paid with an AMC gift card I had) and buying sodas here was so much cheaper than getting anything at the snack bar.

I also cashed in some RR's on Sunday and didn't feel like taking a picture. Got some popping corn, 2 cans of Pringles, a half gallon of milk and some raisins. Used a $2 RR and $5 RR, total was $1.98.

My high-quality Craig DVD player died on me this weekend. It wouldn't turn on no matter what we did, so after my boyfriend took it apart to rescue the Alias DVD trapped inside, I bought a new one at Best Buy, used $14.31 on gift cards I had and paid $30 OOP. I have horrible luck with DVD players for some reason.


Lindsay said...

Sorry to hear about the DVD player and the milk! Your deals were killer though! And love love love Alias!!! Glad DBF was able to rescue it :)

ThriftyPuppy said...

Our poor Walgreens manager was really befuddled as to why everyone was asking if they had any more Planters. :-)

FYI - I saw somewhere (HotCouponWorld maybe?) that someone had called to ask if Oust was included in the rebate and they were told no. I guess we can just try it and see.

frugalsuz said...

Its ok, this is about my 6th DVD player in as many years. They don't like me. One tried to steal my Italian Job DVD, but there was no way I was letting that one go. lol

haha, I wonder if many people have caught on to that deal. One of my online buddies called SC Johnson and was told ANY SC Johnson item (including Oust) was fine, so who knows!

ThriftyPuppy said...

Oh, I hope that's true because I'm positively swimming in Oust!