- Who can find a virtous woman? her price is far above rubies
- 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
Although I haven't been blogging about it lately, I'm still doing small "mission possible" trips from time to time. We have a pretty decent stockpile of most items, and deals are a bit fewer and father between these days, so I haven't done as much, but it's still possible to buy things for our families at decent prices and even (on occasion) get things for free.
- 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.
Last week I made a quick trip to Walgreens early in the week to get some Dove Men+Care body wash, on $5.99, and it generated a $6 RR (register reward). I had a coupon for $1.50 off, so that I paid $4.49, making this a small money-maker after I got the $6 RR.
Once I got home to Louisiana, I needed a few things for the house, and so took my $6 RR from earlier in the week and headed out. This is what I got:
Gilette Fusion razor, $8.99, less $4 MQ (manufacturer's coupon), or $4.99, this generated a $4 RR, making this net of $.99
1 Joy dish detergent, $1.99; $.99 with in-ad coupon, less $.30 MQ, or $.69
1 carton eggs, on sale $.99
Total: I used the $6 RR from earlier in the week, paid $.69 plus tax, or $1.59 OOP, and received a $4 RR to use on my next transaction
Dove Men+care body wash, $5.99, less $1.50 MQor $4.49, this generates a $6 RR, making it a small money-maker
6 pk Dove Cool Moisture beauty bars, $7.99, less $1.25 MQ, or $6.74
1 Norther toilet tissue, on sale $3.99
2 Carmex lip balm, 2/$3, less 1 $1 MQ and 1 $.75 MQ, or $.62 each
Total: I used the $4 RR from the first transaction, paid $11.97 plus tax, or $13.76, and received a $6 RR to use toward my next transaction, making this net of $7.76 OOP
Not bad for a quick trip. I haven't really looked at the papers yet to see what's on sale this week. What good deals are you looking for this week?
Until next time...