Sunday, August 9, 2009

August 7th deals...

So, this one is going to be a little crazy because of all the transactions/return...

I orginally went to Albertson's to get the free water coupon when you buy 4 chex & 4 Fiber one bars, plus I picked up 2 Ragu & 2 All detergent's to get me to my $ 30.00 total. My transaction went fine, except it didn't print my 2 water catalina's (my whole reason for doing the transaction to begin with!) After waiting 25 minutes with another lady whose catalina didn't print either, the manager found out that the sale had ended days ago... UGG

Total Spent= $ 8.44 (was expecting $ 9.00 in water coupons, darn!)
Total savings= $ 44.74 - $ 9.54 in return value = $35.20

But, I wanted my water! So I had to pay 2.77 each + my 2 boxes of butter for $ 1.47 each.

Total Spent= $ 3.99 (used $ 5.00 catalina)
Total Savings= $ 14.96

So... when I went to the other Albertson's, to return a movie, I returned 6 out of the 8 boxes of Chex & Fiber one bars (we tried a box and were not thrilled with them anyway),knowing I was going to do another transaction, and Albertson's was going to get their money right back, I didn't feel bad about returning those items (some people will buy items using coupons/get things for free & then return the items and get the full price back in return and profit off the store. Personally, I think it is dishonest, even though the store gets reinbursed for the coupon value, I believe the intent is wrong, therefore, I HARDLY ever return items,and when I do, like in this case, I turned around with the gift card they gave me ($ 15.90 )and used it on other products, so it was really like an exchange. I didn't walk out with cash in hand profiting off the store. (Those are just my feelings. I truly believe what goes around, comes around)

So... I bought:
6- All detergents
5- cereal
1- Milky Way= (FREE with coupon from mail)

Total Spent= .0 (used gift card) + recieved $ 15.00 in catalina's from promo
Total savings= $ 48.38

***I do make my own detergent, but these were so cheap, plus it's nice to have a few on hand!)

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