Friday, July 30, 2010
My trial run as a coupon cutting mommy... epic fail.
OK, so I did the coupon thing at Rite Aid yesterday. I am pretty sure most professionals would laugh at this, but it was my first attempt, and I left feeling pretty good about myself!
I cant seem to upload the picture of the receipt! Its in my phone and it wont let me email it to my facebook so I can save it on my computer and post it here. If there is anyway to email a picture to my blog please let me know! Until I can get a new camera or fix the one I have my phone is my only option! So its hard to see my stuff... its 2 bottles of laundry detergent, 2 tubes of toothpaste, dental floss, toothbrush, 12 pack of batteries and 3 bottles of soft soap.
But the receipt states I spent $18.65. Saved $27.31 in Wellness savings and $7.00 in coupons. I earned $3 in +Up Rewards for my next visit! Rite Aid is way more of an expensive store than I would normally shop at, but with the B1G1, Wellness discounts, and +Up Rewards ... I may be shopping there a little more often. I will start planning ahead better though. I didn't have a good pile of coupons to work from this time. If I had coupons for Purex and Arm & Hammer toothpaste it could have been more profitable. I did have a $5.00 off coupon for joining the Wellness program. I have 2 more $5 off coupons to use by the end of September too! I will try to start clipping more coupons and plan a little better before my next visit.
Now Walmart... I bombed. I didn't have the weekly ads for Winn Dixie or Rouses. So, I looked them up online. They both had some amazing deals!! I called Walmart to ask if they would price match. She said they would and they have copies of the ads at register 20 so I wouldn't have to print the ads. I went to the store. I had only $80 on me. But I was determined to get what I needed. My coupons were not organized the way I would have liked and I had 2 children with me. A 4 year old begging for cupcakes, cookies, popcorn and candy. I was getting a little frazzled. I went to get the flyers at register 20. They didn't have them!!! I had no flyers to show my price matches! I had very few coupons. So as the cashier was scanning I was getting nervous. She got to $78.97 and there were still about 6 more items. I screamed "STOP! I only have $80.00" So needless to say the cupcakes did not make it into the bags. Pooh cried. But I didn't get my Chile Lime Almonds either!! You didn't see me crying over it! Anyway, I was so upset about not being able to price match and running out of money I forgot to use my $*%^* coupons!!! I could have saved like $6 with the coupons and at least gotten her cupcakes! Oh well, this is why I didn't post yesterday. My day sort of went like that. I am hoping to clip a little more and plan a little better. I will be taking my own ads with me next time to Walmart and will be leaving the children at home! This is going to take practice and I do not need them distracting me while I try to perfect this skill!
Happy Friday everyone! Have a blessed weekend!