Monday, April 11, 2011

And Everyone's Lookin' Round...Thinkin' I'm Goin' Crazy....

I'm so excited about the goodies I found in my mailbox this past week. I'm linking up with A Frugal Friend to share my goods. I'm especially excited that I finally recieved my 150 4x6 color prints from Snapfish (just in time to create some cutesy Easter gifts) and my Beauty Bag from Target which includes over $25 worth of store coupons (btw, they can be combined with manufacturer's coupons to get some good deals). And all of these new magazine subscriptions are gonna keep me occupied for a while!!

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What did you get in your mailbox?


This week I did my shopping at Rite Aid and Target. I feel like I spent a ton, when compared to the amounts that I see other couponers spending. Nevertheless, I did score on some pretty high value items. Here are my hauls:

Savin' Maven Monday (Rite Aid)
I had the woooorrrrssssttt experience at Rite Aid. First off they were advertising a special wherein you would get $10 in Register Rewards if you purchased $20 worth of Biore and Ban products (other brands were included but these are the only brands I purchased). I mean the signage was clearly right there next to the listed products. So I go to the register and paid for my first purchase (I used some RR from a previous purchase plus a B1G1 Biore coupon and a coupons for my Ban deoderant) which came up to $9 and change. The problem began when the cashier couldn't use one of my printed coupons because a smidgen of the barcode was cut off (as if the cashier couldn't just manually enter it-SMDH). After the transaction was finalized, I patiently waited for my RR to print out annnddd....it never did. The cashier claimed that this happens occasionally and directed me to call the customer service number. After sitting on the phone with the CS rep for 15 minutes and holding the line up, she told me that there was nothing that she could do because apparently Rite Aid had advertised the wrong products. WTH...um excuse me! What do you mean there's nothing you can do. At this point, I was irrate, livid, boiling hot! I started to leave my pile of mess at the counter but I pressed on. I spoke with the manager who so nicely gave me a $10 refund off of my next transaction.

Whew....couponing ain't easy, I tell ya!

Savin' Maven Monday (Target)
Target was a cinch. I got all of the above for $12.35.  I purchased 4 packages of Olay cleansing wipes at $4.99 each (I used 4 $2.00 off coupons) and recieved 2 $5 gift card which were used on a seperate transaction to purchase the remainder of the goodies. BTW, I used a coupon on every single one of the items I purchased (both at Rite Aid and at Target) and I still have $2.38 left on one of the Target gift cards.

Even though my trip started off a little rocky it paid off in the end!
So there you have it.

I got all this for a grand total of $158.47
my out of pocket expenses were $49.05
for a total savings of $109.42

What did you save on this week?
Leave me a link so I can see!!

20 comments:

  1. ow, that's amazing! i need to do this

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  2. O WOAH! You are a coupon queen! That's an amazing amount of savings! I wish I got fun stuff in my mailbox :( lol

    http://fashionistanygirl.blogspot.com/

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  3. We JUST started couponing and you're right - it's not always easy. For us, at this point, it's because we're so new at it and don't know all the little gotcha's - for example - this weekend we went to Walgreen's and bought some of the toothpaste they had on sale (with a RR bonus) and found out you can't buy three items and try to use four coupons - my husband grabbed a piece of gum displayed next to the register (a ten cent purchase) and everything was good. Next time we'll know but I'm sure next time they'll be something else for us to learn. But it's so much fun to walk out of the store saving 50% on your purchases!

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  4. Thankfully ThriftyJanuary 9, 2012 at 12:58 PM

    great deals! and i love my target freebie bag too!! so cute!

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  5. Hey, I'm so glad I found your blog :)! I have a beauty blog and I'm having 2 giveaways right now, so check it out!

    http://opalstevens.blogspot.com

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  6. ThecouponchallengeJanuary 9, 2012 at 12:58 PM

    Great week! Happy MM! I liked my Target bag too

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  7. WOW i need to get to coupon clipping!! Great job on the deals and steals :)

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  8. I cannot see your photos. I agree, couponing is not easy!

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  9. I'm impressed. I need to get better at couponing.

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  10. great to meet you! I need to start posting my shopping trips on my blog more as I tend to only post them over on gather. We recently bought this house and I am working at getting back into the coupon shopping.
    We don't have CVS or Rite Aid here, just Walgreen's. After spending all the RR's and not buying anything to get back anymore, I've not gone back to start over again. We did live just a mile straight up the street from Walgreen's and now we live clear on the other side of town, so not so convenient anymore.

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  11. Aww I seriously love saving!! i love saving on anything especially clothes!!

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  12. You can't see my photos? Huh!? Are they too dark or just not showing up at all? Photobucket has been having some issues but they should be resolved now.

    Rockwell

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  13. Thanks for visiting. I'm gonna check out your giveaways now!

    Rockwell

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  14. It's definitely tedious but very well worth it!

    Rockwell

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  15. Definitely go for it!

    Rockwell

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  16. Yes I love love love getting things in the mail. Trust me searching for freebies has taken over my life!!

    Rockwell

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  17. Yesssss...there's so much to learn and I'm still finding out new things each day. As I learn more though, my experiences get better. I will say that it takes a helluva lot of patience; but hey I'm willing to give up a few minutes of my idle time to search for deals because with gas at an all time high I have to make my dollars stretch in other areas.

    Rockwell

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  18. It's another one of my growing obsessions. It takes alot of time but you can't beat the deals.

    Rockwell

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  19. Bummer. I couldn't imagine my stores not being so close. They definitely keep me from going to places like Walmart. I usually designate a day to visit all of the stores so I wont be running back and forth throughout the week. Maybe that could be an option. And as for the RR's, I always use them to purchase items that will give me more RR's so basically I'm always rolling them over.

    Rockwell

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  20. Ahhhhh...I looove clothes. So much so that my closet is no longer a closet...it has turned into a mini boutique. I can't wait to hit all of the spring sales!

    Rockwell

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