This past Friday I had a 90 mile drive to a doctor’s appointment and when I got there I found out that there had been some kind of scheduling error. Turns out the doctor isn’t even in on Friday afternoons! All was not lost though the RT was able to take care of everything that was important and we had lots of time to do our shopping and have some fun.
Sorry the answering service bothered you at home Dr. B; I have no idea why they called you about a scheduling error. Hope you had a great day off otherwise and that you spent some quality time with your camera.
I had a short shopping list as we are mostly living off our little stock pile this week however I did find a few good deals. Most of our shopping this week was necessities for K & L’s return to campus and there were only a few coupons on hand for those; next week will be more of the same I think.
Our overall OOP was just about $300 for $419 worth of items giving us a 26% savings this time.
Here’s a couple of highlights of the things I stocked up on…
Bugles snacks @ 2 for $3.00 - two .50/1 MQ = $1.00 a bag
Chex Mix also @ 2 for $3.00 – one .50/2 MQ = $1.25 a bag
Viva paper towels 6 pack @ $5.99 – one $1/1 SQ and one .50/1 MQ = .75 a roll
note: Walgreens will let you use a SQ and a MQ for the same product, and RR on the total cart, just make sure that the number of items in your cart out number the pieces of paper that you give the cashier. You may need to pick up a small filler item or two to get those great deals!
Papermate pens 10 ct @ $1.00 – one $1/1 any Papermate writing utensil SQ = FREE pens
John Frieda Root Awakening 3 full size products gift set on clearance @ $8.38 – one $1/1 any Root Awakening product MQ (direct mailing coupon that came with a free sample) = $2.46 for each product
John Frieda Frizz Ease 3 full size products gift set on clearance @ $8.38 – one $1/1 any Frizz Ease product MQ = $2.46 for each product
Bayer Advanced aspirin 20 ct bottle on clearance @ $2.96 – one $1.50/1 IPC – $1.46 a bottle
Sharpie permanent marker 2 pack @ $1.49 – one $1/1 SQ = .49 or a quarter each
Scotch brand scissors @ $1.99 – one $1/1 IPC = .99 a pair
note: Remember that your coupons work even when the item is on clearance! Target will also let you use a SQ and a MQ for the same product; I just didn’t have any to stack this time around.
Kraft Veggie Mac ‘N Cheese @ .92 – one .75/1 IPC = .17 a box
Kikkoman Soy Sauce @ $1.49 – one $1/1 IPC = .49 a bottle (I’ve also got a mail in rebate for these! I will receive a surprise gift with a value of at least $5. I wonder what it will be.)
Mt. Olive pickle relish @ $1.08 – one $1/1 any Mt. Olive product MQ from a direct mailing = .08 a bottle (too bad I only had one of these coupons.)
Jif To Go peanut butter 8 pack @ 2.08 – one FREE Jif To Go coupon from a Facebook giveaway = FREE peanut butter
Bengay pain relief cream @ $5.98 – one $5/1 any Bengay IPC = .98 a tube
Old El Paso Tortilla Stuffers @ $2.50 – one $1/1 MQ = $1.50 each (that makes for a rather cheap lunch!)
note: Most IPC allow you to print two coupons per computer so if you have two computers you can print four coupons!
Colgate toothpaste @ .99 – one .50/1 MQ doubled = FREE toothpaste
Welch’s 64 oz juices @ $2.49 – one $1/1 MQ = $1.49
note: Dillon’s will double coupons up to $1.
TGI Friday’s snacks @ $1.00 – $1/2 IPC = .50 a bag
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OOP = out-of-pocket cost
MQ = manufacturer’s coupons from the Sunday paper inserts, magazines, and direct mailings
SQ = store coupons from advertisements, savings booklets, and store websites
RR = register rewards
IPC = internet printable coupon
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A Quick Mail Call
I know I just did a mail call a few days ago but I was so excited about one of the FREE things that was waiting for me in the mail box when I got back from our shopping on Friday that I wanted to share it right away!
First the little things: a sample of SoyJoy bars, Crest toothpaste and mouthwash, Oral B floss, and a coupon for a FREE 64 oz bottle of Old Orchard juice for taking a survey on their website a while back.
Now for what I was so excited about….
Waiting for me in a little plain-looking envelope was a FREE Pandora bracelet! It’s a special item that they gave away for taking a survey; I believe they called it a solitaire bracelet as it features only one charm or bead and can not be added to. The one I received has a cute tangerine colored glass bead with pretty little flowers all through it; I’ve been told that it is valued at $95. Now that’s one survey I’m glad I took the time to fill in. This bracelet will now be my reminder to keep up the pace with my coupon clipping, rebate mailing, and survey taking. A nice little gift for myself.
Have a great day everyone and don’t forget to like me on Facebook so that you can comment on the next post for a chance to win in my first ever KKH Photos giveaway coming up in about half an hour!