Monday, July 13, 2009

More good deals - and God's perfect timing!

I've been easing back into deal-shopping the last week or so. I hate to run out so much, but I think I am going to have to make two trips a week (Monday and Thursday) to take advantage of the deals, thanks to the sales cycles around here. Since we live so close to everything, I guess it's not such a big deal. I had been waiting until Thursday (when a lot of the grocery store sales start), but then most of the "free after rebate" drugstore items and fabulous deals were gone.

Anyway, let me show you the good deals from today! Look at this huge stack of toilet paper: Only a housewife can get excited about that, right? ;) Well, let me share a little story with you ... I had quite a stockpile of toilet paper for the longest time. But my stockpile was almost gone, as of last week. So I stopped by the paper goods aisle at Wal-Mart and checked the price. It had gone up almost $2 since I bought it last at regular price! As I stood there, trying to decide if I should get it, something just "told me" to wait until this week. You never know what's going to be on sale, right? And since we had enough to get us through until today, I waited.

I was floored when I saw the deal on Scott toilet paper at Rite Aid this week. God takes such good care of us, doesn't He? Between coupons and the Single Check Rebate, each 12-pack of toilet paper will end up costing $3.38, including tax. (ETA: Actually, I just discovered that there is no tax on toilet paper here. That means the cost per pack is down to $2.49!!) I have never, ever gotten it that cheap before. And even better yet, this should last us about a year, maybe more. (And yes, it all fit into my bathroom closet!)

In case you're interested how that works, here's what I did:

Transaction #1: 3 packs toilet paper @ $7.49 each + $2.69 Crest toothpaste - $5/25 coupon
Transaction #2: 4 packs toilet paper @ $7.49 each - $5/25 coupon

Then I submit it for the Single Check Rebate and get $2.69 back for the toothpaste and a $25 gift card to Rite Aid for buying the toilet paper ($25 back when you buy $50 worth). Of course, that gift card is going to purchase more "free after rebate" items and end up right back in my pocket. :)

So take a peek at the other good deals I found:

Rite Aid (in addition to the toilet paper above):
  • Remington Microflex electric razor (reg. $49.99) - on clearance for $12.50 (cheaper than buying new heads for the one my husband already has)
  • Crest Pro-Health toothpaste - FREE after rebate

Walgreens/Happy Harry's

  • 5 packs (10/pk) sheet protectors - $0.39 each
  • 2 Sharpie markers - $0.50 each w/store coupon
  • gallon milk - $2.59 (almost unheard-of around here!)


  • 2 packs (10/pk) pencils - $0.01 each
  • 1 pack (2/pk) Wite-Out - $0.50 after sale and coupon
  • 2 packs copy paper - $0.01 each after rebate

Big Lots

  • Martha Stewart 2-pk bird wood-mount stamps - $1.00
  • 2 spools gorgeous ribbon for cards (10 and 20 yds each) - $1.00 each
  • Keebler graham crackers - $1.50

Super Fresh

  • 4 bags Doritos - $0.74 each after coupons (from Super Bowl "rebate")
  • not shown: 2 cuts (3 lbs each) of bottom round roast at $1.49/lb!

I also stopped in at a few thrift stores looking for a bookcase for my husband. I didn't find a bookcase, but I did find a MegaBlocks bank/armored card set (originally $20) with the pieces still in their unsealed packages, for $5. It doesn't have the instructions that I can tell, but I think we can figure it out. I didn't take a picture of it because I had to immediately hide it from my little guy, since I'm hoping to save it for a gift-giving occasion. :)


Paula said...

I have been reading some of your blog and you sound just like me. I usually shop out of season etc. and get really good buys. I rarely pay full ticket price on anything. You go girl!