- She is like the merchant's ships, she bringeth her food (and other things) from afar
- She looketh well to the ways of her household
Our mission, should we choose to accept it, (and you know we will!) is to take the resources we have available to us--coupons, rebates, Extra Care Bucks (ECB), Register Rewards (RR) and weekly ad circulars--to get the things our families need and can use, all while keeping our total out-of-pocket (OOP) as low as possible. We fulfill our tasks at drugstores, grocery stores, dollar stores, and wherever we can find those bargains and frugal finds that benefit our families!
It was a rainy day in Georgia, but I wanted to get a few things from Publix before this week's sale ends tonight, and or course Rite Aid is literally right there from where we live, so this was quick, though damp, trip for today.
Rite Aid doesn't always have the dramatic deals that you may find elsewhere, but if you watch their sales and combine sale price, coupons, and rebates, you can do quite nicely there. For today's visit, I bought:
1 Crest toothpaste, on sale $2.69, less $.75 MQ (manufacturer's coupon), this is eligible for a SCR (single check rebate) of $2.69, making this small moneymaker
1 Kotex pantiliners 42 count, on sale $2.99, less $1 MQ, this is eligible for a SCR of $2, making this free after SCR
1 Bounty basic paper towels, $1.29, less $.25 MQ, or $1.04
Total: I paid $5.39 cash, and will receive $4.69 on my November rebate check, so my net OOP (out of pocket) is $.70!
1 gal Publix brand milk, $2.59
Total: Paid $8.09 cash, with a total saving (advertised sale plus coupons) of $16.92,or 68% savings.
I still plan to hit Walgreens at some point, stay tuned for that installment later this week.
How have you done on your shopping this week? Be sure to share your "steals and deals"!
Until next time...