Saturday, October 13, 2018
We made a "savings run" this morning.
I downloaded a coupon for $10 off a $10 or more purchase at Staples. I walked out of the store with two large tubs of store-brand disinfectant wipes, two cans of febreze for the basement. Total at checkout: $2.62.
Off to Walgreen's for a BOGO special and using a rain check and loyalty points.
I got 8 tubes of carmex, BOGO half off each. (I got 1,000 bonus points for each package) I had a rain check for paper plates for $.99/pk. They had large packs of TP on special that gave bonus points.
I then bought a three pack of Kleenex brand tissues that gave points and $1 Off.
At checkout, I used $20.00 in bonus points on the total purchase. Total at checkout for all of this: $2.76.
The cashier kindly told me that starting on November 4,2018, we can only use $5 in bonus points on a purchase.
It used to be, you could use $50, then $20, now it will be $5.
Once they got bought by another company, the prices soared and the benefits plummeted. They are yet another company wringing their own neck.
I rarely go there now unless I can get something less expensive than Kroger or elsewhere.
I am located within a one square mile of all of these stores. I barely put five miles on my car a week and am blessed to get great deals and have the space to stock up.
At Kroger this week, I saved over $40 at checkout and only paid $33. Quite a few free things, sales, and specials.
I get lots of steps in while shopping, going back and forth in the aisles, pushing that cart like I was driving an ambulance sometimes!
As I read this, it does sound like I run around a lot, but every place is very close and THEY send me the coupons! I use every penny saved, to buy new carpet, drapes, home renovations,and our vacation.