Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Mission Possible Walgreens

  • Who can find a virtuous woman? her price is far above rubies
  • She looketh well to the ways of her household
  • She is like the merchants' ships, she bringeth her food (and other things!) from afar

$68.85 for $24.02 OOP

I think I have a love-hate relationship with coupons.  Sometimes they're just more trouble than they're worth.  Buying a paper, or printing them on-line, clipping and sorting and filing and pulling the old ones out after they're expired, not to mention remembering to take my coupons with me when I go shopping, and then remembering to use them at the check-out. Sometimes they really are more trouble than they're worth.

But sometimes, when you have a decent sale to combine them with, it makes you realize that it really can be worthwhile to buy, print, clip, sort, file and pull coupons.  

Today was one of those times.  Is it "extreme" couponing?  No.  Did I spend a lot?  Kind of.  But I got a lot, and along with the sale, saved a lot, too.

Here is what I got:

3 Purex laundry detergents, $5.99, on sale B1G2 (buy one, get two free), less one measly little $.50 coupon, these came to $1.83 each.  Note:  I would have NEVER bought this detergent for $5.99 without the B1G2. That's all that made it worth it.  The coupon basically covered my tax.

1 Listerine, $3.99, less $2 MQ, or $1.99, this generated a $1RR, making this net of $.99 for the liter size.

2 Herbal Essence shampoo, on sale 2/$5, less $3/2 MQ, making these $1 each

2 Tone body wash, $4.89, on sale B1G1, less $2 /2 MQ, making these $1.45 each

2 3pks Dial soap, $3.19, on sale B1G1, less $1/2 MQ, making these $1.10 each, or $.37/bar

2 Lady Mitchum anti-perspirant, on sale $1.99 each, less 2 $1 MQs, making these $.99 each

2 Hefty slider food storage bags, $3.49, on sale B1G1, less $1/2 MQ, or $1.25 each

2 Altoid mints, on sale 2/$3, or $1.50 each

1 4lb bag sugar, on sale $1.99 with in-ad coupon

Altogether, I spent $24.02 plus tax, and received $1 RR to use next time.  I used $11.50 in MQs, $1.30 in-ad store coupon, and saved $32.03 on sale discounts.(There were several items which wouldn't have been bought, coupon or not, at the full price, so I don't know that I "saved" that much in real dollars.  It sure does sound good, though, doesn't it?)

What good bargains have you found lately?

Until next time...

This post is linked to:
Walgreens Deals at Money Saving Mom


  1. Thanks for the heads up on the Purex laundry detergent, Charlene. I used to buy the el cheapo brand from the dollar store but they must have changed the formula because the scent seems to be overpowering to me lately, so I've had to go back to buying the more expensive brands.

    1. My mother really has to watch scents, and my sister and one of her girls, as well. Mom gets a headache, my sister & her daughter get itchy. We've discovered All, Purex, and Tide all have "Free and Clean" versions that are supposed to be scent and allergen free, so those are what they look for. I can handle some scents, but I much prefer lighter ones--I give most products the "sniff test" before I buy. I'm sure people wonder what I'm doing, smelling all of the laundry and cleaning products, lol!

    2. Good morning Charlene! I noticed that you haven't posted in a while. Hope all is well!


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