Tuesday, April 5, 2011

D'oh is Me

  • Complete Multipurpose Eye Solution (12 oz) $8.99, used $1 coupon (4/3 SS) and got back $8.99 EB (Limit 1) = $1 profit
  • 2 Right Guard Total Defense Body Washes (13.5 oz) $3.88 each, used BOGO coupon (cashier took off $4.49, 3/13 RP), $1 peelie coupon and got back $3 EB (Limit 1) = $0.73 profit
  • Crest Pro-Health Complete Rinse (16.9 oz) $3.49, used $1 coupon (4/3 P&G) and got back $2.50 EB (Limit 2) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • 2 Oral-B Manual Toothbrushes $2.99 each, used two $2 coupons (4/3 P&G) and got back $1.98 EB ($0.99 EB each, Limit 2) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Stamps $8.80
  • Used $7 EB and $9.99 EB, total was $8.38
Dummy me, I had a scenario all planned out and ready to go. But for whatever reason, I ignored the part where I also used a $6.99 EB to lower my cost. The line was huge behind me by the time the cashier found the stamps and scanned all my coupons. I figured something must have rung up the wrong price and I'd get an adjustment, so I paid the $8 total. Then I realized what I'd done and walked away with my head held low.


The Coupon Goddess said...

So the truth finally comes out. You are human. That is a huge relief to me because I was starting to think that you are from another planet, lol. I'm glad that I'm not the only one with coupon amnesia once in awhile. ;)

frugalsuz said...

HA! Hell yes, I make mistakes all the time! I just don't always post them....(evil laugh)

Honestly, sometimes I'm just too tired to go through all the details of what I did in the store. After working a full day, sitting in traffic for an hour, shopping, waiting in lines, whipping up dinner and then sitting down to blog, I sometimes just go for the highlights.

Mary said...


You are funny.

I really enjoy reading your blog, even if I don't have a Rite Aid or CVS near me.

Question...do you still get coupons from Mad Coupons? I've been having a lot of trouble getting a response from her and I wondered if you know what's going on. I'm owed a week's credit from Feb but can't get a reply, so I quit ordering from her altogether til I get my coupons. Just wondering...

Sheila said...

The $8 OOP didn't even phase me as you bought postage and ECBs exclude stamps ;) I would love to use them for postage! Hmmm, no beeping register? Need young male cashier!

Mynde said...

I didn't realize that you could use the CVS extra care bucks toward postage?????? That is fabulous news!

frugalsuz said...

Thanks! I used to order from Mad Coupons as well, but it just became one problem after another. Starting with this past Sunday's inserts, I've switched over to The Coupon Wizards and have been happy so far. Here's their site: http://coupon-wizards.com/weekly-insert-service/

Sheila and Mynde,
EB's don't beep on stamps, but your cashier may or may not let you do it. I've only ever once had a cashier not let me use them on stamps.

Rebecca said...

I hear ya. LOL I can't tell you how many times I have done something like that too. Like this week I saw that I hadn't bought toothpaste or floss and so I thought to myself I should get some. So I go to the register at CVS and I only get 9 eb back I asked him why I didn't get the other 5 for the floss and TP but he said I had already reached the limit. D'Oh I had gotten the mouthwash silly. Oh well. We all do it at one time or another lol

kadywood said...

I'm with you. Sometimes the deals are swimming in my head and I'll forget to use a coupon or forget to buy the product even though I have a list in my hand.

Great tip on the postage stamps.

I'm glad Mary posed the question about MC. I have been thinking of switching due to the price increase this month. Just last week I received an opened priority envelope with just (3) RP inserts (PO fault). Delivery has been spotty - sometimes receiving on a Monday & sometimes not till Friday. I've never had any issues with customer service. I've always received a prompt reply to my emails.

I will check out the wizards.

Thanks for all your posts. Must be a lot to fit in with your full schedule.

frugalsuz said...

I was laughing as I read your post because I've totally done that too! Sometimes there are just too many things to remember.

kadywood - I was starting to have a lot of problems with Mad Coupons, so it was time for a change. Sorry to hear you lost all those inserts in the mail. That's gotta be frustrating!

Mary said...

Thanks for the info - I had heard about Mad Coupons from your site and just assumed you were still using them without problems, so I'm glad to hear it's not just me! I just filed for a paypal refund of the week she has never sent me, even though I finally got an email back from her telling me it was coming. I ordered the 3/13 set on 3/25 and just got them today, 5/7. Yikes...time to move on!

Thanks for filling me in, and I'm just going to stick to buying individual coo-pons (haha) from now on, as I need them. Loving the Q Master lately.

Keep up the nice work - I love your blog!