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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Lovin' Walgreens Lately!

My husband likes to make the distinction that when I am "couponing", I am not necessarily "saving" money (because I am of course spending it), but that I am spending less and getting more. Every once in awhile when I come home with a big bounty, he'll ask to make sure that I haven't spent more money just to get more stuff, but am I really SPENDING LESS? So we'll get out the calculator and count it up. The last time we did this was last Saturday after my week at Walgreens. This is what I bought:

2 Robitussin
1 Dimetapp
2 Chex Mix
Refills for my razor
Acid Controller (generic Tums)
2 Deodorant
Dried Apricots
2 Oust Spray
2 bags Combos
Pert Plus Shampoo
2 boxes South Beach Cereal Bars
Chemistry cleanse shampoo
Crest Toothpaste . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Not pictured: 2 bags Combos,
Crest Mouthwash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 box cereal bars, 1 bag Chex mix)
Revlon Nail polish
2 Candy Bars

I added up my several receipts while he waited patiently. I then added up what rebates I will be receiving, and then I told him to wait for the drumroll.... (I was so excited I let out a little squeal!)
I had paid $29 out of pocket (OOP-blog lingo)
I will submit for $32.04 in rebates (not including the 10% bonus I could get)
And I still have $4.50 in Register Rewards to use next time I go in.
Bottom line: I got all this stuff and got PAID $7.54!!
See how fun this is? It really is a rush and can be addicting!


Shannon said...

That is really awesome!! I too am a bargain hunter, but lately I have just been avoiding the stores altogether and not using my van at all if I can get away with it, which is why I am not going to any stores:0)

Sparks said...

I don't think Greg was convinced either until a cartload of stuff came to 10 cents OOP. Suddenly my "hoarding" became "stockpiling" and now he's my biggest cheerleader!! :)

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