Saturday, January 10, 2009

Shoppin on Saturday:0

Wow, I had a lot of fun shopping today...and although I was an "empowered consumer", I felt like a "crabby nit-pick".

At my first destination a RR didn't print, so I returned the items...which was way more complicated than it should have been.

At my second stop I used a ton of coupons in 3 transactions, and caught 2 mistakes the clerk made with my coupons during the transaction. Then when I got to my car I realized one of the coupons I handed her didn't go through, so I went back to customer service to get my .75 back. I wondered if the people behind me in line were rolling thier eyes.

At another location, the customer service rep couldn't give me cash or put the return on my charge card...which should have been easily possible because I had the reciept and everything. After being friendly but frustrated for about 2 min. he "figured out" a way to put the money back on my charge card. :)

Before I reveal what I got...I need to reveal what I gave.
I love the Walgreens closest to my house. It is clean, friendly, nice to me even though I use a lot of coupons, and they have everything labeled which is very helpful!
Because they are so awesome, I gave them a goodie basket for the break room. At first it was awkward when I gave it to the guy (ast. manager) and told him what it was for, but later on I heard him telling some other employees about it I know they appreciate it:)
Here is the gift basket: (made from free stuff and leftover Christmas goodies)
Here is what I got at other stores:
First (and and most guilty) stop: Walgreens
100 calorie snack packs were on sale for 2/4.00 and I used 2- .75 coupons. The only reason why I even thought about getting these is because they are DELICIOUS, and you know how many calories you are eating. I'm always looking to satisfy the chocolate fix.
Reeses whips 2/1.00
used 3 MC 1.00 off 2
=free (and one is missing because I tried one on the way home:)
Twix PB king size 1.00 each
Second (and most money saving) stop: TARGET
Colgate toothpaste: clearance 1.24 each (which includes a coupon inside)
I used 2-1.00 Target coupons
and 2- 1.00 MC
=overage .75 each tube
I had to do 3 transactions, because I had to open the top of the tube to get out more coupons to buy more.
Total overage for toothpaste: around 4.00
Electrasol: price mark down 3.25 each
used 3- 2.50 coupons from last weeks insert
= .75 each
Toothbrush .94
used 1.00 Target coupon
.75 MC
=overage .79
Curel lotion (I use this every day) 6.29
used 1.00 Target reciept coupon
1.00 MC
=4.29 (but with all the overage from toothpaste it was a lot cheaper)
Magnets .48
I needed to purchase these so one of my transaction totals was above $0
Third stop (with some fun stuff): King Soopers
3 boxes of Kellogs Cereal 2.67 each
Buy 3 boxes get a gallon of milk free
used 3- 1.00 off cereal coupons
=5.01 for 3 boxes of cereal and a gallon of milk
Cotenelle toilet paper .99
used .50 coupon
store doubles coupons
92% Ground Beef
Powerade .89
.40 coupon
Tortilla chips 1.00
Gormet Very Berry bagels 4 ct. 1.99

Next (stock up on John's favorites) stop: Safeway
Cheerios (14 oz.) 1.50 super coupon
2- 1.00/2 internet coupons
=1.00 each
Mulitgrain (12 oz.) 1.50 super coupon
3- .75/1 internet coupons
= .75 each
Cran-grape and Apple Juice 2.00
Buy 5 get $5 off
used .55 coupon
= 1.00 each
Nabisco Snack packs 2.99 super coupon
=.25 each pack
Skippy PB 1.49 super coupon
.40 MC
Knorr Sides 1.00 each
.75 off 2
=.62 each

Last (and most cuddly) stop: Kohls
I mostly had to return a few things here, but I found this for 2.50 and all proceeds go to charity:)
Oh for cute.

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