Wednesday, October 8, 2008

More Walgreen's Crazyness

I am in love with my Walgreen's beauty advisor. I was getting ready to check out with my face red and inflamed. It was burning and irritated. I suspect that I have rosecea, but have never seen a doctor before. She asked me some questions and told me what worked for a good friend of hers. I left with a whole new skin care regime. This shopping trip includes my new skincare items.

Here goes in 9 transactions

3 Glade Wisp Candles at $5.99 each--used three $5 off coupons and earned three $4 Register Rewards
2 Glade Scented Oil Candle holders at $3.99 each--used two $2 off coupons and will receive $$4 in October rebates
3 pocket size packages of M & M's (used as fillers) for 69 cents each
4 packages of Oxy Skincare Acne Product (for my son ) at $4.99 and Buy one, get one free --used four $1 off coupons
1 Eucerin Red Relief facial cleanser for $8.99 --the beauty consultant gave me $1 off coupon
6 Glade apple Scented Oil refills at $3.79--used three buy one , get one free coupons and will receive $6 in October Rebates
1 Eucerin Redness Relief Lotion at $14.99 --used one $1 off coupon from the Beauty Advisor
2 packages of Almay foundation and conceler for $13.99 each (on sale as B1G1 free)--used 2$1 off coupons from the beauty advisor
4 Packages of Hershey's kisses for $2.50 each--will receive $5 in October rebates
4 Packages of Fun Size Snickers bars for $2.50 each--will receive $4 in October rebates and used two $1 off on 2 coupons
2 bars of Cetaphil sensative skin soap bars free from the beauty advisor.

Total without coupons and sales would have been $174.34. I saved $45.53 in sales. I used $59.87 in coupons and Register Rewards. I spent $13.18 in cash for new skincare. I put $$55.76 on the gift card with last month's rebates on it. So in all my out of pocket would have been $68.94. I received $9 in Register Rewards and will receive $20.90 in rebates for October. So in all, I spent $39.04 for everything above. Actual cash was the $13.18. lNot great, but hopefully I will get some relief from my redness.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Walgreen's deals for me

This is my Walgreen's shopping so far this week. This was done in 6 transactions, to maximize the Register Rewards.

1 Oxy Clean acne pads $4.99--used a $1 off coupon
1 Oxy Clean acne lotion BOGO (so free with above purchase)--used $1 off coupon
3 Glade candles $1.99 each--used three $1 off coupons and will get $3 back in rebates
3 Glade Wisp Candles at $5.99 each--used three $5 off coupons, get three $3 Register Rewards
3 Glade Scented Oil candle refills at $1.99 each--used 1 Buy 2, get 1 free coupons and will get $3 back in rebates
2 Glade scented oil candles with holders at $3.99 each--used two $2 off each coupons and will get $4 back in rebates
4 packages of fun size candy bars (Hershey's)for $2.50 each, will get $5 back in rebates
2 packages of fun size Snickers bars for $2.50 each-used one coupon for $1 off 2 packages
2 packages of fun size 3 Muskateers for $2.50 each-used one coupons for $1 off 2 packages and will get $4 back in rebates on the Snickers and 3 Muskateers.
2 Gladeplug in refills for $1.99 each--will get $2 back in rebates
2 packages of Walgreens pocket sizes tissues for 29 cents each (used for fillers)

Total before sales and coupon and previously earned register rewards was $108.63.
I saved $34.45 in sales, and I used $28.09 in coupons. I used $21.50 in previously earned register rewards. My out of pocket was $23.69, which I used my Walgreen's gift card loaded with my September rebates to pay for it. I didn't have to use any of my money!!!

I also received $9 in Register Rewards to use on my next trip. I will have $23.10 added to my Walgreen's gift card for October rebates. So for the $23.69 I used on the gift card, I will have $23.10 put back on and got $9 on top of it. I love it when Walgreen's pays me to shop!

Cappuccino, Anyone?

This has to be one of my most impulsive purchases! My coffee maker stopped working about a week ago. Monday I decided I had to have a new coffee maker. I love my morning coffee!!! Well, I took my boys with me shopping after work on Monday. We went to Target just for a coffee maker. Well, Blue Eyes and Brown Eyes love their morning coffee, too. Green Eyes spotted a small espresso/cappuccino maker. It was tempting. But I worried how long would it take to make four cups of cappuccino every morning. So, for $20 more than the small cappuccino maker, I got got the big one with the regular coffee maker, too.

Hubby asked Green Eyes how he liked his cappuccino this morning. Green Eyes told him "It was like a little slice of heaven in my mouth! It was so good."
That made me think this would be a fun thing to blog about. It makes me a great mom for already having my children love coffee!!!! Not. They always have wanted a taste of what I am drinking. Thank goodness coffee is the strongest thing they have asked for!