Tuesday, September 1, 2009

What can you Buy for less than THREE BUCKS? (yeah, that's $3.00!)

How about ALL of this!




24 containers of Lysol Disinfectant Wipes
20 boxes Post Selects Blueberry Morning Cereal
2 six-packs of Danimals Drinkable Yogurt
1 package Chinet paper plates
1 box Crackerfuls

AWESOME, HUH?
First Transaction:
$10.00 4 boxes Post Selects Cereal ($2.50 each)
$ 4.00 2 Lysol Disinfectant Wipes ($2 each)
$14.00 Subtotal
-$ 4.00 Instant Savings (for buying 4 boxes of Post Selects)
-$ 2.00 used two $1/2 Post Cereal coupons (SS 7/26)
-$ 2.00 used two $1/1 Lysol Wipes coupons (SS 7/12)
-$ 3.00 used two Double coupons (from this Sundays Albertsons ad)
$ 3.00 OOP! (Out Of Pocket) AND got a $3 OYNO or Catalina good on my next purchase!



Second, Third, Fourth Transactions:
$10.00 4 boxes Post Selects Cereal ($2.50 each)
$ 4.00 2 Lysol Disinfectant Wipes ($2 each)
$14.00 Subtotal
-$ 4.00 Instant Savings (for buying 4 boxes of Post Selects)
-$ 2.00 used two $1/2 Post Cereal coupons (SS 7/26)
-$ 2.00 used two $1/1 Lysol Wipes coupons (SS 7/12)
-$ 3.00 used two Double coupons (from this Sundays Albertsons ad)
-$ 3.00 (used the $3 Catalina from previous transaction)
$ 0.00 OOP! AND got a $3 Catalina coupon (or OYNO) good on my next purchase!


Fifth Transaction:
$10.00 4 boxes Post Selects Cereal ($2.50 each)
$ 2.00 1 Lysol Disinfectant Wipes ($2 each)
$ 2.50 1 Chinet Paper Plates, 36 count
$ 2.50 1 box Nabisco Crackerfuls
$ 1.98 2 packages Danimals Smoothies (marked down to .99 each)
$18.98 Subtotal
-$ 4.00 Instant Savings (for buying 4 boxes of Post Selects)
-$ 2.00 used two $1/2 Post Cereal coupons (SS 7/26)
-$ 1.00 used one $1/1 Lysol Wipes coupons (SS 7/12)
-$ 2.00 used $2/1 Chinet Lunch plates (SS 8/9)
-$ 1.00 used $1/1 Crackerfuls coupon (SS 7?12)
-$ 3.00 used three Double coupons (from this Sundays Albertsons ad)
-$ 3.00 used $3 Catalina from previous transaction
$ 2.98 OOP! (Out Of Pocket) AND got a $3 OYNO or Catalina good on my next purchase

Sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, Tenth Transactions:

$6.00 for 3 Lysol Wipes
-$3.00 for three $1/1 Lysol Wipes Coupon
-$3.00 used three Doublers
$0.00 TOTAL!


So, Grand Total for all transactions:
$3.00 + $0+ $0 + $0 + $2.98 + $0 + $0 + $0 + $0 + $0=$5.98 BUT I have the $3 OYNO, from the last Post transaction, so if I figure that in, then it's like I paid $2.98! Awesome...if I do say so myself!

Retail Value: $174.59
I paid: 2.98 + tax!

Here's some hints: I ordered Lysol coupons from ebay, 30 cost me $4.98, so I suppose I really should add that to my total, but $4.98 for 24 containers of free wipes? Definitely worth it to me! I watch the ad on pinchingyourpennies.com to see if anything is free or SUPER DUPER KILLER CHEAP in the up coming Albertsons ad. If it is, I hurry and get on Ebay and order coupns ("BUY NOW" only, I don't bid on auctions...you have to do it early enough in the ad cycle that the coupons will arrive before the sale ends. THEN I go into Albertsons and have them order me the amount of the product I want. That way, I don't clear the shelves (not cool) AND I make sure I get what and how many of the items I want. So when I saw that Lysol Wipes were FREE with coupon and doublers, I:
1. Went to ebay to see if more coupons were available. Ordered them on a "Buy now"
2. Went to my favorite Albies (Old Meridian by BigLots) and had the General Manager order me 2 cases.
3. My coupons arrived on Monday.
4. Went to Albies Tuesday morning, picked up my two cases, and paid. I passed on 3 extra coupons to one of the clerks, and 3 more to a lady (Gina) that I met in the store.

2 comments:

The Royal Family said...

yeah i wanna know and i need some lysol wipes so jut pass them this way

J&E said...

You never cease to amaze me. If I could afford it I'd commission you to do my shopping and I'd still probably save money... ;o) You're great Brenda!