Today was not my best day of couponing ~ I got some good deals but had some challenges along the way.
At my lunch break today I ran to get a few things at Winco. I was able to download a great coupon off of the Winco website. Buy 4 bags of Chex Mix get $4.00 off. So ~ I bought 4 bags and each one only cost 39 cents. I am excited to have some healthier chips to snack on. However, the coupon didn't work and the Manager needed to be called. I told her that I downloaded the coupon from the Winco Website and she accepted it. Apparently they have been victims of coupon fraud...so all us good ones have to pay the price for that. I just kept calm and appreciated the checkers kind words...she called me a "young lady" ~ Bless her Heart!!
Next ~ I decided to check our Lake Stevens Rite Aid AGAIN to see if they got anymore of the Motrin PM in stock. Surprise, Surprise ~ they didn't. I got a rain check. I also had a $2.00 UP coupon to use since it expires tomorrow. I found a fingernail polish that was 75% off so it cost $2.00 which I would get free with the UP coupon. Unfortunately, I did not realize that the 75% off was just for a specific color...that was out of stock, of course! The checker, a grumpy older man, was not real happy with me. BUT ~ I was determined to use my UP coupon...that is just like cash and I am not going to throw it away if I don't have to. After walking aimlessly around, I found a great facial kit that was 50% off so was marked down to $3.99. I used my UP coupon and got it for $1.99 ~ a 75% savings. It will go on my gift shelf. I have lots of gatherings coming up and I know this will come in handy. But, unfortunately, the whole experience at the Lake Stevens Rite Aid left me feeling almost defeated. I have decided to go to Everett and to quit shopping at the L.S. Rite Aid ~ I certainly won't miss them and their less than stellar customer service skills and I am sure they won't miss me. The Everett Rite Aid as always been welcoming...so I will visit them.
Finally I went to Albertsons ~ they are having some good sales this week. Now before I start this story, please let me note that I always try to be organized, grab the correct items and make sure that my coupons are valid...this makes it easier on me and everyone else. One thing I forgot to do today? Look at my receipt before leaving the store...more on this later! I took advantage of sales and coupons and got $60.92 of groceries for $15.76 ~ again, a 75% savings! The sale this week is if you bought 10 items of certain advertised specials ~ you would get a $5.00 rebate. I made sure to buy those correct items. When I got home, I looked at my receipt...and NO $5.00 rebate. So ~ back to the store. Basically, I bought the wrong Mac and Cheese however ~ it was labeled as being the correct Mac and Cheese to buy...it was mismarked on an end cap. Thankfully the checker was very friendly and accommodating and promptly refunded me the $5.00.
|My Cassidy girl is my best supporter ~ she likes to show her friends my stock pile ~ lol!|