So, I have been laying off of Rite Aid lately, because the one by my house causes me undo stress. There are a few cashiers there who seem to not really care about all the coupons and such-they just ring them up, give me my receipt and I leave. There are others who make me feel like I am being interrogated and am trying to steal from them. This is a bummer, because I think Rite Aid's rebate program is way less confusing than Walgreens Register Rewards.
However, today I did venture to Rite Aid and this is what I came home with:
This set me back a little over $9, and I will be getting back $2.50 as a rebate. I would not have bought the 4th Frosted Flakes, but I wanted to order the little cereal to go cup on the box and I needed 4 "tokens" to get it FREE. I thought I might try it in Tyson's lunch.
Then I headed over to Walgreens, and for the first time, I felt like I got it. I made 4 separate transactions:
For a total of $6.33 out of pocket!
I almost didn't get the toilet paper, but I wanted to use up ALL of my register rewards and I've realized that skimping on cheapie toilet paper does not really save money in the long run! There were a couple other things I could have basically got for free, but we didn't really need them, and ALMOST free, still means I have to spend money, and I really want to make sure that using coupons and all these different in store programs are actually saving us money, not causing me to spend more!
Then I went to Meijer and for the grand total of $31.74 I bought the following:
I saved almost $11 with coupons and just over $19 by purchasing things that were on sale. The only thing I did NOT have a coupon for was the parmesan cheese, but it was on sale. I tried to save money by getting my parmesan at Aldi, but I cannot get used to the flavor. I really like everything else I get at Aldi, especially there super cheap cream of chicken soup and canned veggies!
I also ran in to Target to get some bandaids. I ended up spending more than I needed too because I got all flustered and thought I needed to use up my whole gift card in one purchase, which of course I didn't! All the register rewards, rebates, and other programs have messed with my mind!
That was my shopping fun! I do need to run out to Family Fare for bread and some fresh fruit, but other than that, I am calling it good for the week.