At Shoprite today, I thought I did pretty well. I estimated my total to be somewhere around $20. When the cashier said $43.48, I actually felt embarrassed by such a high total. I'm sure $43 was a low total for most shoppers on a Saturday afternoon, but I had counted on all this overage. I even added in a few items I need because I was doing so well. So what happened? As I slowly walked to my car examining the receipt, I realized that my Price Plus card didn't scan. The cashier handed it back to me so I assumed he scanned it, but I guess not. Customer service refunded me $26.66, bringing my actual total to $16.82. Plus, I got a $3 catalina for buying Breyers. I will also submit for 2.99 yogurt rebate. However, since all the prices on my receipt don't reflect the Price Plus savings, I'm just going to list what I got without each item's price.
Gerber yogurt (will submit for Try Me Free / peelie on item)
Gerber graduates spaghetti rings (my kid is a very picky eater, unfortunately)
4 Alpo dog food (used 1/4 coupon)
2 Marcal toilet paper (used 2 freebie coupons)
3 SR spring water
SR amish pretzels
lansinoh nursing pads
Simply Smart milk (freebie coupon)
2 Breyers ice cream pops/sandwiches (freebie coupons)
1 Breyers ice cream (1/1 coupon)
12 Bordens cheese slices (used 12 1/1 coupons = overage on each of .12)
1 watermelon (not pictured - for my dad)
1 pkg smart dogs
6 al fresco chicken sausages (used 6 2/1 coupons and got about .50 overage on each!)
I have 2 kids in diapers, but I hate paying for something that's going to be pooped on and tossed - sometimes in a matter of minutes. I'm not a cloth-diapering kind of mom, so I'm being creative in order to get diapers for free. If you have kids in diapers, grandkids in diapers, friends with kids in diapers, or are pregnant or thinking about getting pregnant, let's build our diaper stockpile together! The stores I typically get diapers at are CVS, Target, Rite Aid, Walgreens, and Shoprite. So let's challenge each other to see how long we can go without paying for diapers. There are tons of money saving blogs, but I want to dedicate this one to diapers. Along the way, we'll get tons of other free and cheap stuff, but our main goal will be to stop wasting our hard earned cash on diapers.