Sunday, November 20, 2011

Shopping Trip

Just got home from CVS, Walgreens & Rite Aid. Spent $8.33 @ Rite Aid on Schick Hydro 5 refill 4 pk($2/1) & 2 Frenches Fried Onions($1/2) (forgot my $5 +UR!). Spent $8.78 at Walgreens & got $2 RR got Schick Hydro 5 refill 4pk($2/1), 2 Pkgs Halls($1/2), 2 Pkgs Luden's($1/2) & 1 Pkg Ricola (used $2 RR). Spent $19.49 @ CVS & got $13 in ECB; got 3 8pk & 1 4pk AA Duracell ($1/1 & $5ECB WYG$20), Abreva ($3/1 & $7 ECB), and Schick Hydro 5 refill 4pk ($2/1 & $3 ECB). Whew! I'm happy :)

This means that my husband will be the recipient of a care package with the razors and some of the batteries for his XBOX360 wireless remotes. Since he's in Guam everything costs SO much more and they don't have the the deals I can score with ECB's +Up Rewards & Register Rewards to spend on my next shopping trip! I can't wait to go back once I swap out some of my coupons and get more of the razor refills! 

I know a lot of my local friends have a hard time in their towns with the employees at their stores being rude and acting as if we the shopper are stealing from the store. I think it comes because if they mess up and accept the wrong coupon for the wrong item, then they get into trouble and can loose their job. This is where I find honesty to not only be the best policy, but to be the law. Altering and copying coupons is fraud and punishable by law in every state. 

As for the 'haul' that I have pictured, this is what my family will use. I am NOT and refuse to be a 'shelf clearer'. I coupon to save money, not to have a massive storage that I could never hope to use. I DO NOT need 100 mustards, nor to I need 100 packages of TP. Maybe thoughout my life I will. But it would only impede my ability to use my home to have that much TP at once. 

Long story short, I am happy for the savings that I am able to acheive, and I am prudent, I do not go to excess, and neither should you. Be respectful of your fellow shoppers, the store and the employees and they will be respectful of you.

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