Saturday, September 26, 2009

Saturday...Papers, Target, Rite Aid, and More Rain

Another rainy day in Georgia. But, I had places to go. It was raining here as we left out, but we got ahead of it for awhile. It just started raining as I was buying the newspapers. Then we went and visited with my Aunt a few minutes and went by my Mom's but she wasn't home. It was thundering there, the sky looked dark and ominous and scary. So I said well okay, we still have to pass Target and Rite Aid on the way home anyway, so I'll do my shops there and leave Food Lion and Publix for tomorrow or Monday.

TargetI had almost decided that Target would be wasted stop. Generally the deals/sales are snapped up by the time I get in there. Or if I am able to find anything, the cashier will give me heck and try to not let me use my coupons.

I was very surprised to find alot of the Friskies Appetizers cat food trays, with the BOGO coupons making them free this week. I got 10, having 5 and 5 of each coupon.
I had 4 of the $1/2 Market Pantry Cheese coupons that was expiring today, so I went ahead and got 8 Mozzarella sticks. Prefer cheddar, but they didn't have any, and I think I can roll these in bread crumbs and bake them. I like mozzarella cheese sticks and pizza sauce. Haven't made any in...years, I guess. Then I did another of the Fiber Plus bars deal, buy 4 get $5 gift card. I had found the $1/1 tearpad coupons somewhere, at some point, I can't even remember now, that made them $0.08 a box after the gift card.

When I went to check out, I told the cashier, a young'ish girl, that I had several of the same Target coupons and could she take them altogether, or did I need to do separate transactions. She said she could take them altogether.
Also, my Friskies Appetizer Manufacturer beeps as "Item not found" when scanned...I have no idea why...but she pushed it on through without any problem.

This same thing happened 3 times at another Target yesterday...I'm beginning to feel like I'm in some sort of alternate universe, twilight zone kind of place. It's scaring me.

Total Before Coupons: $25.42
Total Spent: $6.32 + .58 tax = $6.90 (Overpaid $1.00; didn't notice one of the Fiber Plus coupons didn't come off. This is why you (I) should always know the final amounts before hitting the register.) Paid $5.43 with Gift Cards from previous deals, and $1.47 oop.
Got back $5.00 gift card.

Rite AidI wasn't going to go back to this Rite Aid, either. This is the one I complained on about not accepting my Covergirl BOGO coupons last week and proved the Manager wrong. I figured they'd scrutinize my coupons and give me trouble about the Clean & Clear coupons and about my Tag coupons. But they didn't. A boy checked me out, but the Manager was sitting in a chair right behind him. When he asked her about the AdPerks yellow coupons that wouldn't scan, she told him yeah, he'd have to put them in, those that come off the internet don't scan.
My coupons were still on the counter as I took my bags and left, so maybe they scrutinized them and talked about me after I left. Don't make me no nevermind, as long as I get my deals.

I got the 6 boxes of Nabisco cookies at .99 each, and used (3) $1/2 coupons. After (3) $1/2 SCR, they will be free, and I can use them towards the $20.00 Nabisco Back to School Rebate.
I bought another V-05 shampoo just to be safe. I'd rather spend .99 than lose my $5.00 SCR. Anyway, it was free with my $5/$25 Rite Aid coupon.
I got (2) more Clean & Clear products (got $1.00 overage after coupons) and (4) more Tag sprays at $.25 each after coupons, so these deals made it all free.
I still had money to spend out of my $5/$25 coupon so I got the 2/$1 lightbulbs, and BOGO Hershey's candy bars.

Value Before Coupons: $34.78 (sale prices)
Total Spent: $0.79 + 1.81 tax = $2.60
Get back $3.00 SCR on Nabisco cookies.


Earthy Mama said...

Wait, what? I missed the Clean and Clear deal! What was that??

Melissa said...

What? No! Are u serious? I thought you would have seen it or I'd have told you about it.

The Clean & Clear was 2/$9.00, or $4.50 each. There was a $3.00 Rite Aid Video coupon and a $2.00 IP coupon. So if they accepted them both, it was .50 overage on each item.

I'm soo sorry I didn't mention it, assuming you had seen it :-(

Earthy Mama said...

rats. Oh well. no biggie. :D You can't get ALL the deals!!