Something to hold on to...

"Today I am one day nearer home than ever before. One day nearer the dawning when the fog will lift, mysteries clear, and all question marks straighten up into exclamation points!
 I shall see the King!"     Vance Havner

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Pardon me while I boast, gloat, brag, and just down right show off!

I love bargains!

I love it even more that I am getting better and better at obtaining them. I just returned from a very successful shopping trip. Who cares if gas is $3.50 a gallon, I just made up for it in one trip!
You may need at least a master’s degree to keep up with me here, but this has to be my shining moment of shopping-hood.
Walgreen’s: 1st Bargain-- This week Jane Cosmetics are on sale B1G1 free, they also accept the $2.00 off coupons which were found on the internet on each item. This allowed me to purchase $9.48 worth of cosmetics for 99 cents.
2nd Bargain-- Oust was on sale for 2/$5.00 with a rebate on each can for $1.00. It gets better…one can had a $1.00 off coupon, plus I had a B1G1 free coupon (again, from the internet). Walgreen’s lets you use both coupons, so after my coupons and the coming rebate, they will pay me 50 cents to purchase 2 cans of OUST! (I have two boys, we use a lot of OUST)

My next adventure was at CVS-- I again had some nifty internet coupons, one was for a $30.00 gift card when you transfer a prescription. My prescription needed filled anyway and it cost me my usual $25.00. However, they gave me a $30.00 gift card. So, I came out $5.00 ahead on that one. Then on to general merchandise… I had a $5.00 off a $15.00 dollar purchase coupon (internet) and I had a $10.00 off coupon from my Extra Care Card. I also had just received a print out coupon for a free toothbrush from my pharmacy transaction. I then purchased a Garnier shampoo and conditioner, 2 cans of macadamia nuts on clearance, a can of mixed nuts also on clearance, a box of Oreo Cakesters, (clearance) a bag of my favorite candy, my free toothbrush, and something personal. These items cost me a grand total of $1.51! Cool thing is, I also received $4.00 back in Extra Care Bucks due to purchasing the shampoo and conditioner. I would have come out even better if I had any manufacturer’s coupons, but I missed the boat on that one. So I would say this was a very profitable shopping trip!

One might call me a bargain nerd, but if so, I will wear that title proudly. It gives me a type of “high” to successfully nab these bargains and there are worse things to get high on!

I need to send kudos to Queen Mother for linking me to a new site that helps you to find these bargains, although I was already “on to” some of them.
Go to: and check them out.

Okay, gloating over. Have a cheap day!


Anonymous said...

thank you silverbelle and qm..I'll be checking this out!!

missysloan said...

I had heard about this from mom. Hearing it from the bargain horse's mouth is much more exciting! Way to go!