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food pantry shopping and bday freebies

January 9th, 2011 at 09:37 pm

I hit 4 Walgreens on the way to meet my parents, sister and youngest niece at Red Lobster for lunch today. My parents bought us all lunch to celebrate my 50th bday, which is tomorrow.

On the way I got a free bowl of Spaghetti and meatballs and a chiabatta roll at Noodles and Company, which I will eat tomorrow or the next day. Free when you sign up for their bday club. I got a chicken alfredo dinner for $5 off at Jason's deli, also a bday deal. I spent $3.68 on this so not free, but good deal. Will eat in the next couple of days. I still have a free burger at Red Robin. I didn't get as many free bday deals this year as I did last year.

I also went to Barnes and Noble and got 3 free books using a $25 gift card I got for xmas. My sister gave me another $50 gift card for my bday at lunch.

At Walgreens I got a lot of stuff for the food pantry, I used gift cards bought with RRs so no out of pocket costs. Ended up with $8 in new RRs.

4 packages 48 ct Stayfree
8 boxes Kellogs Special K cereal
3 boxes Quaker oatmeal
4 Reach toothbrushes

27.16 - 4 Stayfree
2.00 - taxes
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29.16
-2.00 - 2 $1 q's
-12.00 - 2 BOGO q's up to $6
-12.00 - Walgreens in-ad q's takes $3 off each one
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3.16

20.00 - 4 boxes cereal
-10.00 - 4 BOGO q's
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10.00 - got back $2 RR for every 2 bought. Reason why there was 4 transactions. So got back $8 in RRs making it .25/box

5.98 - 2 Reach toothbrushes on clearance 2.99
7.98 - 2 Reach toothbrushes on clearance 3.99
1.03 - taxes
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14.99
-4.00 - 2 $2 q's
-2.99 - 1 bogo q
-3.99 - 1 bogo q
-8.00 - Walgreen q $2 off each toothbrush
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3.99 profit - when you have overage you need to make sure you buy something else to soak it up. In this case I used the Kelloggs cereal. This was done in 2 different transactions. I store had the brushes on sale for 2.99 and one for 3.99

9.00 - 3 boxes Quaker oatmeal
-3.00 - 3 $1 q's
-4.50 - Walgreen q takes off 1.50/box
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1.50 - .50/each

Last stop on the way home was King Soopers.

15.26 - 7 Lean Cuisine Market Creations
-4.36 - 2 free wyb 5
-3.00 - 3 $1/2 q's
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7.90 or 1.13/each - used my RX coupons to pay, so free.

I finished reading library book The Freedom Manifesto by Tom Hodgkinson. Non-Fiction. This was a very interesting book with a lot of interesting ideas, some good, some not, but it made you think about things like debt, thrift, work etc. I like it.

5 Responses to “food pantry shopping and bday freebies”

  1. Savings Queen Says:

    Man! You are a grocery store inspiration!! Thanks for sharing...

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Happy Birthday! (early)

  3. NJDebbie Says:

    You've had a great Sunday! Happy Birthday! Red Lobster and Barnes and Noble two of my favorites.

  4. CB in the City Says:

    Happy Birthday!

  5. Thrifty Ray Says:

    I hope you have a wonderful 50th tomorrow! Im right behind you with mine in June!! Hope youre still feeling beter and better each day!

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