Saturday, September 15, 2012

Slacker Shopping

I am so glad this week is now in the rear-view mirror.  Work was so busy - its the end of the term so all the students come out of the woodwork to register for the next term.  And of course, they're typically the ones with issues.  I didn't take lunch all week, which is typically when I do a lot of my shopping and I just couldn't get myself to go to the store after work.  So today was the day!

I went up to the Pets Alive shelter in the morning to spend some time in the cat house.  They have a room just for kittens!  I'm pretty sure Don-Don is the all black kitten that immediately jumped into my lap and purred non-stop.  This little one-eyed girl was so cute and sweet.  I could watch kittens play for hours. There were four itty bitty guys that sprinted around the room non-stop, knocked each other over and pounced anything that moved.  And this guy - Ethan, what a character!  He was the first cat I saw when I walked into the adult cat room.  I gave him some chin scratches and wandered off to say hi to the other cats.  I was bending down to pet someone else and Ethan jumped right onto my back!  Scared the bejeezus out of me.  I jumped a little bit and he jumped down and looked at me as if to say - "What? You know I'm the cutest one here so why waste your time with those other cats?"  I love how beautiful Mickey is, she was so gentle.  I can't wait to go back!

Ok, now on to business - 

Rite Aid - I checked several stores but couldn't find any that had the Lysol Power and Free cleansers.  Oh well, here's what I got instead:

  • Gillette Proglide Razor $8.79 ($10.99 reg price, 20% discount) and Mach 3 Razor $7.99 ($9.99 reg price, 20% discount), used BOGO coupon (free Mach 3 razor, 8/26 P&G) and $4 Proglide coupon (8/12 RP) and got back two $4 UP's (Limit 2) = $3.21 profit  
  • 4 No Nonsense Knee Highs $2.69 and BOGO 50% off sale (two were $2.69, two were $1.34), got back two $5 UP's ($5 WYB 2, Limit 2) = $1.94 profit
  • 3 Nabisco Crackers $2.50 each, used B2G1 free coupon (printable from - still available?), used $1 off 2 coupon (8/5 SS) and got back $1 UP (WYB 2, Limit 2 or 3?) = $3 or $1 each
  • 20 Gatorade/Pepsi 2 L $1 each, got back $3 UP (WYB 10, Limit 2) and $3 UP (monthly deal I think, Limit at least 2) = $8 or $0.40 each
I wanted to buy six crackers at once so I could use another $1 off 2 coupon but I couldn't find a store with that many in stock.  I also bought a bunch more Gatorade and Pepsi than is in the picture but all those bottles are awfully heavy to lug all around the house.


  • 2 Suave Shampoos $1 each, got back $2 RR (WYB 2) = FREE
  • Total was $2.16
Then I used this RR plus the two I had from Sunday to buy sugar - 

  • 3 Domino Confectioner's Sugars $1.99 each
  • Twix $0.59
  • Used three $2 RR's, total was $0.56


Anonymous said...

Relieved to hear that the Lysol wasn't just me. I couldn't find it anywhere. I work at a small college in Boston and feel your pain about registration. Guessing you also work for a college? Thanks for your continued posts and hope you enjoyed your weekend.

frugalsuz said...

I do! I've worked in higher education for about 10 years now. :)

Its weird that the Lysol was so hard to find, isn't it? Guess its new.