It's been a super crazy month...
I have been making cakes like crazy and I survived Mothers Day and now I'm in the middle of grad cakes. It will be grad cakes for the rest of the month around here. It's also been a crazy month of deals:
LOL I love naysayers. Naysayers are the reason I got so dang good at this...
But when you notice something like this you should always change your game up...
So at the next store I had them ring up my barilla pasta in 3 transactions...
I used those 4 coupons + another 1.50 off your next meat purchase coupon - and picked up a spiral ham (99cents/lb sale) for a whoppin total of $1.38. HA!
These are the little things that really test your skills - to see if you know how to milk money out of that register in the most legal way possible.
which i used to get these...
so the next day on my lunch break i'm picking up some chicken strips and an iced tea at the grocery store and I figure well why not - I might as well pick up a few things...
I knew I had an overage of 3.60 so I picked up some lightbulbs...
so on this transaction I made 1.59 - it at least covered my lunch. Cool right.
I was on a mission to use up these eyeshadow coupons they were quickly becoming a pain in my ass - but everyone around here loves it - at least both my sister in laws do as well as the teenage girls who work at the shop...
I used the overage from the eyeshadow and coupons on everything else to pay the surplus.
shave prep: free
febreze: 99 cents
dish soap: 1.54
body soap: 1.88
bathtowels were around $3.50
hand towels were around $2.20
bounty table napkins: 1.99
these are random deals that are always handy - we haven't bought new towels in about 3 years - we were overdue!
lucky for me I had $3/3 coupons which made them 39 cents
2 days later I went to the store and asked if I could preorder. The store manager told me I could preorder anything as long as I prepaid it!
99 cents a lb of butter - that's how it should be! it's so delicious.
Welch's drinks: 1.49
Langers juice: 99 cents (thanks to bottle neck coupon)
I went after taking my girl to sweet tomatoes...
it's our weekly thing.
I'm so happy they have this in stock again - I can go wipe out a few stores now.
they were marked 12.99 but the manager gave us the old price of 9.99 a case. Still hefty - but I figure since the cost doesn't seem to be going down - we might as well get 12 cases and that will hold us.
together we found 412 inserts.
412 smart source
412 red plum
I've given away all of them but 250 a piece.
Exhausting work this is.
We are running into a problem where some of our friends seem to think that just because we are able to get stuff for free we should be giving it to them for free. UM NO. The people who seem to feel entitled to it for free are the same people whom I used to give coupons to and they were too lazy or too stupid to figure out how coupons work. Now I say they are stupid because here there are TWO different stores (with a jillion locations) that double all manufacturer coupons up to $1. So all you have to do is subtract $1 from the sale price.
I find it really insulting that people seem to think that they are entitled to what we work for - do they get up at 6am on Sundays? do they separate the papers? do they sort them into neat piles - then staple and cut them? do they work out the deals by comparing a database to the weekly ad? do they work on speaking relationships with cashiers and store managers so that the transactions go through without a snag? NO NO and NO to all of the above questions. So why in the f&&#*** do they think they should be entitled and suggest that we give them what we've worked for. Annoying and Disgusting.