4.18.2010

255 - Super Shopathon Sunday

God I love shopping. I think today was the be-all / end-all. I'm accumulating so much stuff that I'm going to start donating to a local women's shelter. That way, I can continue this little hobby of mine without being profiled on Hoarders, I can help people, and well... I can also take a tax deduction... win-win-win I say.

So today I spent $76.77 (including tax). Out of that, I will submit a rebate for $20 back from Olay, so my actual out of pocket is $56.77. I'm also submitting a form to get a free movie ticket for buying (4) qualifying Hershey's products, it will go nicely with the free movie ticket I got from the grocery store, and the B1G1 ticket I got from Tropicana. Oh -- and I swung by the grocery store (since it was on my way) because they overcharged me for my granola. It was only $2, but they gave me $5.99 for my trouble, so... $50.78 out of pocket. On top of that, I got $22.50 in Walgreens Register Rewards to spend on my next trip, and $32.98 in CVS Extra Care Bucks.

So I've got a little over $55 to spend next week before I even pay one red cent. My out of pocket would have been less, but I went to Target to get stuff to organize the garage, so $26 of that stuff is outside the scope of my usual drugstore forays. Not bad for ~$272 worth of stuff (pre-sale, pre-coupon). By the way, Target is giving away a free bag today, to celebrate Earth Day.

Yesterday I cleaned out the garage as planned. I still have to tackle the workbench, but that's what I'm planning to do with the stuff I bought today. The half I cleaned looks really good! I am impressed with myself. If it weren't for the cat litter in the middle of the floor, I could actually get a second car in there if I wanted to! So far I haven't seen anymore copperheads. They're probably all hiding under the workbench... it's seriously scary under there...

Pics of my loot (Greg: please note that I'm not in the photos, nor am I singing):




12 comments:

  1. That's awesome! My wife thinks like also. I just buy what I want and never look at the receipt. You are very busy!

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  2. I was thinking that maybe I could send you my shopping list and you could take care of mine too..Then you could get all the shopping you wanted and I could get all the great deals that I'm obviously missing... That was a pretty impressive haul right there :)

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  3. Pat - I used to be that way, but now it's fun.

    Bendigo - Maybe I can turn this into a business, lol. Everyone is saying that!

    So I forgot to mention the best part of the trip. I love it when I MAKE money... I got 96 caplets of Bayer, and they paid me $6 because each bottle was $2.99 (I got 2, one was a bonus pack), I used their $3 off coupon (which made both free), then I used (2) $1.50 man. coupons, and they printed a $3 RR. (insert sigh of contentment goes here X)

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  4. Dang, girl... you're good at saving money. Could I introduce you to my "available" son?!

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  5. Kristy, I need to clean out the garage too.
    Only you would need to have a calculator handy while writing a post!

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  6. Ms. A - There's something about the way you say that... he's not still living at home is he???

    Joe - I'm still not done, but I am VERY happy when I open the door and gaze out at it... in fact, whenever I'm in the kitchen I don't even make up excuses, I just open the door and gaze out at it. =)

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  7. Good thing you stayed out of the picture! I'd hate to have to call you the crazy coupon lady!! Great job on the shopping!!

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  8. You are the queen of savings woman! I wish I had the patience to devote to couponing... I know it would be well worth it...

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  9. Way to justify your expenditure!

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  10. Sounds like my wife also Kristy, saving money spending money :^) I'm like Pat if I need it I just go get it.

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  11. You should teach other people how to do this. I am so bad at this kind of thing it's sad. I hate shopping because of it. Help me.

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  12. How much time do you spend on figuring out what deals are where? Pretty soon, they're going to end up paying you to shop at their stores!

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