Monday, January 11, 2010

Finally


This is what I bought today at Kmart. I was really happy with the purchase because I got 8 boxes of cereal and two boxes of Ritz for under $10.00. Actually, the whole thing should have been under $8.00, but I was having issues at the cash register. The cashier was really really nice though (which was good since I'm new to this, bad experiences put me off things very very quickly). So, all but one of the boxes of cereal were .50 cents (or should have been had I checked the receipt). Not bad. I realize there are people out there who can get free cereal, and cheaper Ritz than $1.50, but I was really proud of myself. Especially since this wasn't the first time I tried this today. After spending a couple hours (yes, a couple, I'm not exaggerating) trying to get my coupons in order and everything figured out there, I ran to Kmart to get their 4 for $6 boxes of cereal. I got there and all I could find was 4 for $10. That's not so good...at all. I was so disappointed and rather mad that I had wasted all that time. Well, after I ran to grandma's to get her coupons I was came across the Kmart add. Turns out they really were 4 for $6, you just had to buy them (if you didn't get 4 then it was $10...which is what my receipt says, but I bought four, so I'm really confused....do I take the receipt back in and get it fixed cause there is only 3 boxes on my list, but I brought home four, but I would get money back and the store would lose money...what would you do? What's the honest thing to do? Normally I would say, you were undercharged and I need to go back, but I was over-charged, but will that mess up inventories? Confusion, confusion, confusion...) Anyway, since I had a free red box rental we went to get a movie and went back. I'm so glad the cashier was nice...it really makes all the difference in the world.
Oh, and last week I got four pounds of cheese for two dollars! Score! And yogurt for .18 cents (which I could have got a couple cents cheaper at smiths, but I was already at Albertsons) I shredded the cheese and stuck it in our freezer. A friend of mine once blogged about how getting a great deal using coupons made her feel empowered. I'm definitely not to that stage yet (and seriously doubting I ever will be), but it sure was fun tonight, even with all my confusing "what should I do" questions. Go me!

7 comments:

michelle said...

We stock up at Macey's when we go down to Provo....everything is expensive up here:)

Loni said...

Sounds like you are getting into this coupon saving thing. Hope it works for you. That is a lot of time to prepare.

Ma & Pa J. said...

I'm not sure I followed the math problem, but glad it turned out okay. Go you!

Andrea said...

Way to go. Here's to saving money.

Carrie said...

Can I be honest, it's one of my favorite things...trying to get a good deal. ha.
I totally thought of you when we headed up to Zermatt, and your take on Swiss days:) It's the cutest town.

Jed, Nanc n' the boys! said...

I'm trying to get interested in the coupon thing. But your experience doesn't really motivate me, hours????!!!!! I love a great deal though, we stumbled across brand name yogurt for 31 cents and thought we were getting a deal, apparantely not.

P.S. Did you get your self a diffusor? I re-organized my bathroom this morning, and came across my diffusor....I totally forgot to send it too you! Like I said I never use it, so its kind of like outta sight outta mind. Anyways I checked it out and discovered that it screws on to my dryer. So I'm thinking its not one of those universal attachments. If your still in need and think it might work, I will UPS it overnight! ;-)

Krystal said...

We should put our heads together and go at this couponing thing as a team! What do you say?! We should figure it all out and make a day of it once a week/month/whatever. I'm still trying to figure it all out and doing my best to sort through everything to get the best deals. We can drag the kids along and go on money-saving adventures!