Saturday, August 1, 2015
Once again, up @ 4:40 a.m. today, but got an early jump on my day as a result. Several errands to run. First stop: Home Depot, with a10% off Lowe's coupon in hand. I checked on line, got the code number for the old (current) refrigerator water filter cartridge and confirmed which of the new compny (Every drop) is needed. Comfirmed that my local HD had them in stock, then headed over. Previously, I paid $49.99 at the discount appliance store (I had called them yesterday, they no longer carry the current filter I have, They suggested I try Whirlpool on line, which is how I learned that Every drop is now the filter company). HD sells the filters @$49.99 but I bought 2, saving roughly $5/filter. These are changed every 6 months, so I may not need to get one next Summer before we move. Done.
I scoured the ad yesterday and did a coupon box clean out (seriously thinking of moving to a small pouch system as there are so few cpns that I use, my 3 x 5 card file holder (a GW find years ago)is overkill. I don't even sort them anymore. Here's what I got: 1 Tropicana dairy oj (cpn), 2 yoplait plentiful yogurts (crash n burn), 2 ea: fzn peas & fzn mixed veg, 2 32 oz bpttles Snuggle liquid (cpn), 2 Purex detergent (cpn), 1 Palmolive dish soap (cpn), 2 Ronzoni garden pasta (cpn), 1 Barilla pasta (cpn), 1 Jif p butter (cpn), 2 Suave body wash (bogo cpn), 1 Softsoap body wash (cpn), 2 ladies shave gel (cpns), 2 men's deod. (bogo cpn), butt ham @ 99/lb (manager's special for freezer!), 1 pkg marked down grnd sirloin @$3.99/lb (that's what I am paying for 85% fzn tubes at Aldi), 1 pkg thick center cut pork chops for freezer on sale @$1.99/lb, 1 aseptic box almond milk (cpn), 6 fresh peaches @79/lb (cpn deal), 1 pkg Kayen NE hotdog buns (cpn). $46.68 out the door!
I combined multiple incentives @ CVS: 25% off voucher on total order, 30% off on personal care items, bogo offers, many manufacturer's cpns, buy 1 get 2nd 50% off promos, CVS printed out cpns, save $5 off $15 order-unbelievable but it worked! Here's what I got: 2 bags m & m peanut, 1 softsoap pump soap, 1 Irish spring men's body wash, 1 3 ct pkg Irish spring signature men's bar soap (other customer cleared the remaining 4 bodywashes as I got there), 1 tub Stridex, 1 tub CVS stridex to try, 1 lg bottle Tresemme shampoo, gallon milk, 2 Caress body wash for dd, 2 Dove men's bar soap, 2 Dove ladies bar soap, 2 Secret deod for dd, 2 lg bottles Suave shampoo, 1 pair toe nail clippers, 6 tubes Crest. Unbelieveable what the "normal" costs are! I miss Xpect discounts . . but I paid $72.39 for the above. Yes, a serious chunk of change, but we're set for a while. I also came home with $6 in rewards bucks. : )