Tuesday, June 16, 2009

June 10th...Braces, CVS & WAGS

June 10th was the last day of school for the 2 younger kids. The daughter had an appt. to get her braces off that morning. We dragged our butts out of bed early and drove 1/2 hr. to the main office to get those puppies taken off.
After over an hour in the waiting room, daughter comes back out with the braces off her Upper Teeth but the lowers still on. Nobody mentioned anything about this turn of events to us!
Great....
Daughter has an upper tooth that hasn't descended so she still needs a bracket on that 1 tooth & she has to wear a rubber band. The band attaches to the bottom brackets so they left all of the lowers on.
I hate this Ortho guy. He doesn't tell you anything until after the fact. I was led to believe that this was the LAST APPT. grrrr

So the receptionist makes an appt. for 2 weeks from then and then says you need to come back later today at 2:30pm.
Excuse me???
She says that daughter needs to come back because they are making a retainer that they just took the impression for this morning & daughter needs to have it fitted then.
I'm not driving 3 towns away and turning around in 3 hrs. and coming back here today!UGH
So, I make the appt. for 2 hrs. from now and we went shopping locally.
Yes, there were 2 CVS's & a WAGS nearby & I had ECBs and RRs expiring.lol


CVS #1 Hubby's card

2x Dawn Dish Soap @$1.00=$2.00
1x Gillette Fusion Power Razor @$7.99
3x J&J First Aid Kit @$.99=$2.97
1x Hair Wrap @$2.00
1x Wire Buffet Caddy @$3.99 (for daughter to use for toiletries at camp-we've been looking to repurpose something used for a month with no luck, so we bought this-not pictured because daughter took it to camp with her already)

SUBTOTAL $18.95
TAX $.04

Coupons Used
2x Dawn Dish Soap @$.20=$.40
1x Gillette Fusion Power Razor @$4.00
3x J&J First Aid Kit @$1.00(adjusted down to $2.97)=$2.97
ECB $7.98
ECB $2.00
COUPON TOTAL $17.35


$18.99-$17.35=$1.64OOP
Received $5 ECB($1 Dawn/$4 Razor)


CVS #2 My card

2x Dawn Dish Soap @$1.00=$2.00
1x Gillette Fusion Power Razor @$7.99
3x J&J First Aid Kit @$.99=$2.97
1x Contour Meter @$14.99 **Not Pictured**
1x Flavor Ice $1.50

SUBTOTAL $29.46
TAX $.00

Coupons Used
2x Dawn Dish Soap @$.20=$.40
1x Gillette Fusion Power Razor @$4.00
3x J&J First Aid Kit @$1.00(adjusted down to $2.97)=$2.97
1x Contour Meter $30(adjusted down to $14.99)=$14.99
ECB $4.00
ECB $2.00
COUPON TOTAL $28.36


$29.46-$28.36=$1.10OOP
Received $10 ECBs($1 Dawn/$4 Razor/$5 Meter)

Then we hit Walgreen's....



Transaction #1

Purex 3-in-1 Detergent $5.99
2x Hunt's Tomato Sauce $.99=$1.98
Kraft Mac Cheese Dinner $1.99
4x Palmolive Dish Soap $1.39=$5.56
6x One-a-Day Drink Mix clearanced $.75=$4.50
SUBTOTAL $20.02

Coupons Used
Purex 3-in-1 Detergent $1.00/1
Hunt's Tomato Sauce $.75/2
Hunt's Sauce IVF Q $1.20
Kraft Mac Cheese Dinner $1.00/1
2x Palmolive Dish Soap $1.00/2=$2.00
Palmolive IVF Q $1.60
One-a-Day Drink Mix $4.00/1
Subtotal $11.55

$20.02-$11.55=$8.47

RRs Used
$3, $1.50, $1.50, $1

$8.47-$7=$1.47+.60¢ tax=$2.07OOP put on Gift Card
Received Register Rewards.....$2 Purex

Transaction #2
I saw this carton of Kleenex in the seasonal aisle with a big clearanced sign and ran outside to see if I had any Kleenex Qs first. Didn't have any but I bought this anyway....

10x Kleenex Tissues(big 180 ct. boxes!) clearanced .57¢ box=$5.70
Tax $.34
SUBTOTAL=$6.04

RRs Used...$5(Meter)
$6.04-$5=$1.04OOP put on Gift Card


Lunch time & then back to the Orthodontist.
Retainer in hand(or should that be mouth?)and we hit the other WAGS....

WAGS #2
Transaction #1

Purex 3-in-1 Detergent $5.99
2x Kraft Mac Cheese Dinner $3.98
4x Palmolive Dish Soap $1.39=$5.56
2x Chips Ahoy Cookies $2.50=$5.00
Stainless Steal Water Bottle $3.99
Strap Perfect $9.99-daughter wanted this
Head Bands $5.99-another daughter thing
SUBTOTAL $48.60

Coupons Used
Purex 3-in-1 Detergent $5.99 Freebie Q
2x Kraft Mac Cheese Dinner $1.00/1=$2.00
2x Palmolive Dish Soap $1.00/2=$2.00
Palmolive IVF Q $1.60
Chips Ahoy $1/2=$1.00

Subtotal $12.59

$48.60-$12.59=$27.91

RRs Used
$9, $9, $2.50

$27.91-$20.50=$7.41+$1.80 tax=$9.21OOP put on Gift Card
Received Register Rewards.....$2 Purex/$3 Chips Ahoy

Something is wrong because I had 12 items but the register only let me use 9 coupons/rrs.
grrrr




WAGS #2
Transaction #2

3x Palmolive Dish Soap $1.39=$4.17
2x Chips Ahoy Cookies $2.50=$5.00
Ramen Noodles filler $.29
SUBTOTAL $9.46

Coupons Used

1x Palmolive Dish Soap $1.00/2=$1.00
1x Palmolive Dish Soap .25¢
Palmolive IVF Q $1.20
Chips Ahoy $1/2=$1.00

Subtotal $3.45

$9.46-$3.45=$6.01

RRs Used
$1

$6.01-$1=$5.01+$.18 tax=$5.19OOP put on Gift Card
Received Register Rewards.....$3 Chips Ahoy

Again, something is hinky here. I had 6 items & the register only let me use 4 coupons/rrs. I had some $1 Bic RRs to use & a $3 from Kraft or ConAgra...is Nabisco one of those?lol I know it wouldn't take my $1.50 RRs from the Colgate Toothpaste 2 weeks back b/c the dish soap was Palmolive(as in Colgate-Palmolive). I should have been able to use at least 1 more $1 Bic RR tho.
Oh well....yet another reason to stick to small transactions and write out the plan before you set foot in the store.

Total Spent Today............$2.74 Cash($17.51 on Gift Card)
Total Value of Items....$222.22
Total Savings...................98%
ECBs Used.....$15.98
ECBs Received...$15.00
RRs Used....$33.50
RRs Received...$10

More of the week's adventures to follow.....

Sluggy

2 comments:

  1. This is great, although I'm sorry to read about all the ortho hassles (what a PITA)!!

    I have a question for you - I see a number of folks mentioning that they and their DHs have CVS cards. When the hubster signs up, does he need to list a different address (like work) than the home address I signed up with? Or will they give two CVS cards to different names at the same address?

    Thanks!

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  2. Pretty--I've had a CVS card for ages. I signed up for it at our old address years before. A couple months ago hubby & I were in CVS and I forgot my card, so I had him sign up(using our new addy) so I could do the deals and get the ECBs. I hadn't planned on having 2 cards & figured I'd just use one of them but, when the ECBs print, they have a name and a card number, so I have to use the card that matches the ECBs so now I HAVE to use both cards until I can use up & stop getting ECBs with one of the cards.
    I don't think you can sign up 2 different people at the same address....but I could be wrong.

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