Friday, April 30, 2010

April Savings

April Monthly Totals
  • Merchandise Total (before coupons): $1,534.26
  • Value of Coupons & Store Sales: $1,019.66
  • Rewards/Gift Cards/EB's Used: $372.35
  • Rewards/Gift Cards/EB's Earned: $454.60
  • Rebates: $252.59
  • Total Cost to me for the month: negative $159.31
  • # of Items: 277, # of Free Items: 185
Rebates Received
  • $1.32 Nestle Crunch - DBF's address
  • $4.99 Snapple rebate - DBF's address
  • $6.95 Physician's Formula Bamboo Wear Compact - parents' address
  • $6.99 Renpure Organics Sham/Cond x 3 - my address, DBF's address & parents' address
  • $6.95 Physician's Formula Bamboo Wear Compact x 2 - my address and DBF's address
  • $8 Budweiser - snacks
  • $10 Heineken Produce/Meat rebate - was expecting to get $20, but I have a feeling I misread the form
  • $20 Kraft Back to School Rebate - DBF's address
  • $25 Rite Aid Healthy Heart rebate gift card - my address
  • $72.49 Rite Aid rebates - DBF's address
  • $78.49 Rite Aid rebates - my name

Received a card from Physician's Formula about the shimmer strips mascara duo rebate - I bought the totally wrong item! I'll have to return that and try again.

Random Money Stuffs

  • Redeemed $45 of rewards on my Discover card for a $50 CVS gift card
  • Should be getting my first bill for my Honda soon. It should be around $240/month.


coupon challenged said...

Those are impressive numbers. I have only been at this a few months but I am hooked. When I walk out of a store with a bag of goodies and my total is $1.63, I know I am doing something right. Love your blog and check it all the time. Thanks for the time spent. You give me good ideas for shopping trips so thanks. I just wish we could use those great rebates you can use from the beer companies.

frugalsuz said...

Thanks so much! This really is addictive, isn't it? It such a satisfying feeling to cut expenses and sometimes make a profit on everyday items.

Chitra said...

Those numbers are really great. When I look at your shopping trips, I feel tired. But great job on the savings :)

frugalsuz said...

haha, I sometimes do too! I look back and think, oh man, that was a long day. :)

Thrifty T said...

Awesome job!!! You're right in saying that this couponing thing is addictive. I love it!!!

Precious said...

Your numbers are really terrific! You are giving me something to aim for now that I have time to shop!

So did kitty get an extra treat for being so DARNED smart?

frugalsuz said...

Thrifty T,
Thanks! I love it too.

Heck no! I was ticked off at him!! lol