Friday, April 27, 2012


I saw last week the Kotex U Sleek Tampons were going to be free after coupon and RR this week, so I jumped on eBay and ordered 20 coupons. I think I paid $2.49 with free shipping.

I use Kotex tampons, and I like the orignal U tampons we got last year (or year before) when they were new, later on my lighter days.  These new ones are called Sleek. I'm not sure what's new and different about them, but I like Kotex, I like U, and I like Free, so it was a deal I wanted in on.

Then, this morning I checked my go-to-for-info Board for any last minute intel, and found out the RR was rolling for a lot of people. That would be fantastic if it worked for me because I didn't have anything I wanted to roll or spend 20 $3.00 RR's on.

So I bought one and got my $3.00 RR, then bought another one with some clearance Jello as my filler, to be able to use the MQ and the RR. The cashier informed me it wouldn't print another RR if I used that one, but I told her that was Okay.
I was happy and she was surprised when another $3.00 RR came rolling out.

Bad thing was, I went without any real plans for fillers, and I looked around and couldn't find anything for less than .39¢ Jello, and I didn't really want to spend .39¢ on Jello I sure as heck don't need.

So at the next Wags store, my son had some photos on his phone so we printed photos, which are on sale this week for .15¢ each with coupon code 6221.
I've heard of people using photos as fillers, but hadn't done it myself before, and I have to say, they were less than enthusiastic with me making separate orders in order to buy 1 per transaction.
That didn't stop me, though.

At the next Wags we went to, they had the Walk for Walgreens blocks. They'd only let me get one per person, so luckily my son was with me.  They rang up a penny, but thenshe put in a code and deleted it, so my RR beeped as being too many coupons/ not enough items. I managed to talk her into leaving the penny charge on, but she was really scared she was going to get into trouble for it.

I still have 8 more coupons I hope to be able to use up tomorrow. I wanted to come home and get some pictures off my computer I would like to have printed. I'd like to do the orders online and just pick them up at the store, but since I never know when I'm going to run into trouble with Managers or scared/hateful/jealous cashiers, I don't know which stores I'll end up being able to do my shopping in. Most likely I'll end up shopping 2 or 3 different stores again.
Because none of my local Wags like to actually make sales. They'd prefer to keep their stock, as to let someone get a good deal.

(I hate to be so constantly negative about my shopping adventures, but that's what my shopping experiences are 99% of the time - negative. The cashiers are surly and the Managers think you're scamming. I get sick to my stomach and have to force myself to go shopping these days. Many days, I just chalk it up to "not worth it" and won't even go.)

Walmart Zyrtec

OMG, I let us run out of Zyrtec/Cetrazine/Allergy Meds a couple of weeks ago. Luckily the Allergy count stayed low enough to not send my hubby running to the Doc with sinus infection until I could get some more. 

I didn't post last week (because I was in a state of disorganization) but I got a couple of packs of these 5ct. Zyrtec from CVS using Rainchecks from a previous FAECB sale.

Then I caught a break at Publix, the last day of the last green flyer, there was a $4.00 off Allegra PQ and I printed a $5.00 MQ, so I got a box of 30ct for $7.99, I think it was. 
(I prefer Allegra as it's non-drowsy, and the Zyrtec knocks me out. Even if I take it at night, I sleep all the day the next day.) 

Then I saw the deal with the $4.00 off Zyrtec coupons making these 5ct. .76¢ at Target (last week) or $1.27 at Walmart. I got some coupons but didn't make to Target last week.
So while we were out today we stopped in a Walmart to see if we could use them.

I'd read that people were having trouble, they would beep, they got the old "It's limit 1 per purchase"/transaction mistake, or cashiers/managers insisting that 5ct. was Trial size.

The coupons didn't "beep", but did ask something on the register, I couldn't see what it was. Anyway, the cashiers just hit a key and it went through without them giving me a bit of trouble.

I paid about $26.25 (including pre-coupon tax) for 16 packs, or 80 pills, which comes out to about .32 per pill. (As opposed to $1.13 per pill regular price)

*Disclaimer: The above Math figures may be wrong, because I stink at Math!


This week (thru tomorrow, the 18th) Staples has 100% Rewards back on PNY 4GB flash drive.

Flash drives disappear around here like socks in the washer, so anytime they have these free (after rebate or rewards) I always get a couple.
(I have a card and my son has a card.)

*Reminder: Being a Staples Reward, you won't get the Reward if you use Staples Rewards to pay for it. So pay cash, and save your Rewards for Easy Rebates, or something else you need.