Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I was actually giddy....

It's amazing how much this new "outlook" on spending has changed me. I have always liked to spend money, sometimes recklessly. But now that my focus is on saving, I'm actually leaving the store(s) feeling so good about myself!

I made 2 stops tonight, CVS and Safeway.

CVS
I spent a bit more than usual, but wanted to take advantage of the Aveeno promo they have going on, so I was stocking up on sunscreen. (This is the 2nd time I've used this promo).

*Spend $25 on Aveeno products and receive $10 in ECBs.
I purchased 3 sunscreens totaling $31.47 -$6 in coupons.

Also purchased:
Crest toothpaste on sale for $1.99 -$1 Q ($1 ECB)
2 ALL Small & Mighty - BOGO free $7.49 -$2 Q
2 Purell Antibac $2.98 -$2 Q

Used $4 off of $20 Coupon
Spent $14 in ECBs

Total OOP = $16.49
Received $11.00 in ECBs


Safeway
Promo - Purchase $30 of included items and receive $10 OYNO.

First transaction:
4 Cottonelle 12-rolls @ $6.49 -$1.00 Q ($25.96)
*receive $1 OYNO when you purchase 2 Cottonelle items
Reynolds Recycled Foil $2.29 -$.55 q (doubled)
I Can't Believe It's Not Butter sticks $1.99 -$.75Q (doubled)
=$30.24

Also purchased:
6 Pillsbury Crescent Rolls (4 rolls) @ $1.50 -various Qs ($9.00)
*receive $3.00 OYNO when you purchase 3 Pillsbury items

Spent $32.89 OOP
Received $18 OYNO
Second transaction:
Kraft Dressing $2.89 -$1.50Q
3 Bertolli Pasta Sauce @ $2ea -$2.50Q ($6.00)
2 Capri Sun Sunrise @ $1.99ea -$2.00Q ($.3.98)
Horizon Organic Milk $6.49
Reynolds Recycled Foil $2.29 -$.55Q (doubled)
Bright Green Detergent $8.49 -$2.00Q
Bright Green Tissues $1.49 -$1.00Q
= $31.63

Used $18 of the OYNO coupons
Spent $6.51 OOP
!!! Should have rec'd another $10 OYNO coupon, but it didn't print! When I questioned it at the service desk, they just gave me a $10.00 BILL!
So, I spent $29.40 OOP (after receiving the $10) for what would have been $95.69 regular price!
That is approx 70% off. :)

1 comment:

  1. Great job! I need to investigate this Safeway promo.

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