Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Yeesh!

Recently a tiny, four legged tenant moved into my apartment building, specifically my garage stockpile room. After devouring a bag of kitty treats and leaving me little presents, DBF and I decided it was time to serve our little friend with an eviction notice via a mouse trap. I found the little guy last night, dead from the poison. I was perfectly happy to leave him there until my boyfriend could come over and dispose of him for me. But unfortunately, its been pretty hot and muggy in NJ lately and as my boyfriend pointed out to me, it was better to dispose of the mouse now before other creatures found him. (shudder) So I bucked up, stuck my hand inside three (yes, three) plastic bags, grabbed the trap, turned the bag inside out, tied it shut and scurried over to the dumpster. My boyfriend was thoughtful enough to mention to me to make sure he was dead before I picked him up to avoid getting bitten. Thanks for putting that awful thought into my head honey! When my fingers made contact with the trap through my protective layers of plastic, a shudder went through my whole body and I had to resist the urge to let out a girly-girl shreik. Yeeeeeessssshhhhhhh.

Walgreens
  • 4 Pepsi 12 packs $3.25 each (four for $13), got back $5 RR = four for $8 or $2 each
  • Airplus Aloe Infused Socks for Her $3, got back $3 RR = FREE
  • $20 gift card
  • Used two $10 RR's and two $7.50 RR's, total was $1.91

At another store

  • Celsius Green Tea (4 pack, 12 oz) $3.99, used $2 coupon and got back $3 RR = $1.01 profit *Was going to use this towards a $5 Heineken NBPR rebate on a four pack energy drink but the package doesn't actually say its an energy drink so I don't think I'll risk wasting the rebate form.
  • Noxzema Triple Blade Disposable Razor (4 pack) $3.99, use $2 coupon (5/23 RP) and get back $3 RR = $1.01 profit
  • Airplus Aloe Infused Socks for Her $3, got back $3 RR = FREE
  • $15 gift card
  • 2 knee highs clearanced to $0.40 each
  • Used three $7.50 RR's, total was $0.56

At another store

  • Celsius Green Tea (4 pack, 12 oz) $3.99, used $2 coupon and got back $3 RR = $1.01 profit
  • Noxzema Triple Blade Disposable Razor (4 pack) $3.99, use $2 coupon (5/23 RP) and get back $3 RR = $1.01 profit
  • 2 Tostitos $2.50 each - was hoping to buy socks or Blistex but this store was out of both. I'll use these towards a Newcastle NBPR rebate for $10 WYB $15 of snacks. It only occured to me after I'd done this transaction that I can either submit for the chips or the energy drink rebate, not both. I figure I'm better off buying another Celsius.
  • $15 gift card
  • Used three $7.50 RR's, total was $2.04
CVS - did this on DBF's card
  • 3 Aveeno sham/cond/stylers $6.49 each and one Aveeno Ultra Calming lotion $6.99, used two $1.50 coupons (can use three, I only printed enough to use two) and one $2 coupon, got back $10 EB (Limit 1) and will submit for $10 rebate = $1.46
  • Used $1 EB, $2 EB, $2.97 EB, $4 EB, $5 EB and $5 EB, total was $3.34

5 comments:

Heather said...

Sounds and looks like you had a great shopping day! :o)

Cynthia said...

I just noticed in your scenarios you buy gift cards. I was thinking about that this morning. You can't use RRs to pay for GC, right? But if you buy other stuff, can you use your RRs first (so they attach to the items) and then coupons (which would effectively take the coupon amount off the GC purchase)? Is that right? Or is this what you were talking about in an earlier post about being lucky that your mgr lets you purchase GCs with RRs?

frugalsuz said...

Heather,
I certainly did!

Cynthia,
The RR's attach to other items or the gift card itself and will count towards the cost of the gift card.

Cynthia said...

OK. So I have $70 to burn. Can I buy 2 $25 GCs and some miscellaneous items and use the RRs to pay for it all?

frugalsuz said...

Cynthia,
If your stores allow it, you sure can! You'll need an item to match up with each RR you want to use. The gift cards will count as items. Good luck!