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money makers, free, free except for taxes and cheap

March 16th, 2010 at 08:00 pm

I went shopping this morning and got several items.

Walgreens moneymakers

I did 4 seperate transactions using a gift card that I had purchased from previous register reward deals.

4 5.8 oz tubes of Colgate Total toothpaste # 3.99 = 15.96 + 1.28 taxes = 17.24 - 4.00 coupons = 13.24 and I got four $4.00 register rewards back giving me a profit of $2.76

I will put the $16 on another gift card and use it for the next round of deals at Walgreens

Safeway moneymakers

I went to Safeway and purchased 4 bottles of Marie's dressing which was .99 when you buy 5 of participating items. I bought a bag of salad as the 5th item. I used four $1 coupons so I made .04 cents

They had a sale buy one get one free on Reeses peanut butter cups @ .99 cents each. There was a coupon for .55 cents off in Sundays paper. The coupon doubled to $1.00. I had 2 coupons so I got 4 Reeses peanut butter cups for free and made .02 cents.

Safeway Free stuff

At Safeway I also got a dozen eggs for free $1.39. I had a coupon for these.

Free except for taxes

At Safeway I also got 3 trial size boxes of Tide at .99 cents each. I used 3 $1.00 coupons so got these free except I paid .21 cents in taxes.

At King Soopers Reach dental floss was $1.00 and I used a $1.00 coupon to get this for .08 cents taxes


King Soopers also had 12 ct Mission Tortillas on sale for 1.25 I got 2 and used 2 .75 cent coupons that doubled so I paid .50 cents for the 2 packages.

Not free or cheap but necessary Smile

1 gal milk
1 large potato

The following will go to the food pantry

4 tubes toothpaste
1 package dental floss
4 bottles salad dressing
2 packages Mission tortillas

Spent $4.49 total on all groceries
.53 cents of that was used for the items that go to the food pantry.

I think I'll have a baked potato and large salad for dinner tonight.

Finished reading the library book The Spellsong War. Sci/fi - pretty good. One of the things I find interesting about this series is the main character is a Singer on earth who feels she is overweight. She is a size 12 which is pretty average I think. Anyways she gets tranfered to another world where singing is magic. And when you do magic it takes energy so she finds she has to eat constantly to keep alive since she uses so much energy/magic to survive the world she is in. She complains about how stuffed she always feels and how it upsets her digestion to eat all that food. She talks about being sick of food. Interesting turn around on the normal problem of always wanting to eat more vs gaining weight.

2 Responses to “money makers, free, free except for taxes and cheap”

  1. yisave Says:

    Can you buy all 4 of the Colgates at one time and get each $4. (totaling $16.00) at the same time? That is great.

  2. retire@50 Says:

    no walgreens has a rule only one register reward per transaction so you have to do each one separately.

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