Friday, October 2, 2009

Food for thought Friday: Some bad apples

If I had bought all of this (2 pictures below) at retail, I would have spent $113.81, but after coupons, sales, and rebates, I only spent $42.24! That is 63% savings. But, not everything was smooth sailing.

The first Rite Aid I went to was out of toothbrushes and toothpaste, so I had to go to the other one. This is the first time I have ever seen this happen, so maybe someone in my area got some good deals. :) Also I had to hunt for the toothpaste, but I found it on a display at the end of the aisle. Make sure you have checked all around and maybe even asked someone before you give up on a freebie!

See that lovely bag of apples...that bag cost me over $15!!! I weighed it at the scale by the produce and it said 3 1/2 lbs so I figured with my produce coupon and the bag coupon it was reasonable. I was shocked when I finally had a chance to look at my receipt when I got home and saw that it actually weighed 7 1/2 lbs (this was verified by my own scale.) I chalked this one up to my mistake, but it really agitated me. I don't know if their scale was that off or I measured wrong or what. It wasn't worth the drive back and we love apples so they won't waste. Lesson learned though, lesson learned.

I have been a little slow in my mailbox freebies because of the move. (I hope the person at my old house uses coupons/freebies because they are getting plenty!) I did get 4 $6 Albertons coupons, 2 $1 Cheerios coupons, Honey Nut Cheerios sample, Secret deodorant sample, and my free mags: O, Elle, and Harper Bazaar. The All You mag was my subscription, but it has lots of coupons in it, 2 rebate offers, and several B1G1 coupons (Buy one get one free) so it is like getting a freebie.

So what happened to you this week? Any great deals/freebies? Have you ever got a bad deal, like my apples?


  1. I weighed a watermelon one time and I swear the scale said 7 lbs, but when I got to the register it weighed in at 17!!! Luckily, the checker made a comment about how heavy the watermelon was, so I told her I didn't want it anymore. I think the scaled at the stores are rigged!

  2. Here's a question for your Q&A section one day - How do you know when a certain catalina will print? I've been reading these blogs that will talk about the catalina's, I just don't understand how you know which one you will get. I guess I just haven't grasped the concept yet.