$43.16 bill, $122.98 in savings!
I know you might be asking yourself: “Didn’t Gavin just make an amazing purchase at the pharmacy just yesterday and didn’t he say he was going to cut back on grocery spending in February?” – Here is the thing, I am going back to the gym so I decided I needed to do some retail therapy because of how bad I felt after hearing the cost…I’m working with a trainer, and it is friggen expensive…Best way to deal with spending a lot of money? Making yourself feel better by spending more money…or in my case saving it (by spending it)
For $43.16 I got all of this (click to enlarge):
Yes, what you are seeing is:
17 boxes of healthy harvest spaghetti ($50.83 value)
2 boxes of Lindor Chocolates ($21.98 value)
4 bottles of mouthwash ($25.96 value)
1 package of daytime cold and flu relief ($9.49 value)
3 boxes of whole grain brown rice Minute Rice ($14.97 value)
5 containers of The Keg steak seasoning (1 is actually missing) ($27.45 value)
2 Valentine’s Day presents (1 is missing) ($15.46 value)
I know what you are waiting for is how I achieve the impossible (well Canadian impossible, I’ve seen it done on Extreme Couponing)…For one of the items, I got paid for every item I bought! The mouthwash was listed at $6.49 and they put a $5 off sticker on it, then reduced it to $3.99. SO THEY PAID ME $1.01 FOR EVERY BOTTLE I TOOK!
When I was purchasing them the Cashier was grumbling about $5 off a product that was $3.99. I told her I was going back to get the rest, and I did. Unfortunately there were only 4 bottles. However, there was a more expensive mouthwash, at $9.49 with $8 off. So I thought to myself, if this is also on sale this week, for anything less than $8, I can make more money…I went to the mouthwash section and couldn’t find it, but most were on sale. I knew I couldn’t price check it with the same cashier, or she might put an end to my ways. So I price checked it at the pharmacy, it was still $9.49 😦
The reason I went so crazy with the purchases today was that I bought a few boxes of the spaghetti and they were marked $2.99 with $2 off, but when I got to the cash, it was $2.29 with $2 off. The only right thing to do when they charge you $0.29 for $2.99 worth of pasta is buy it all up! I ended up with the 17 boxes. Unfortunately it was only the first two boxes that he rang in that were $2.29, the other 15 were $2.99…which was still a solid deal.
When I got home is when I realized that the Keg seasoning, which was priced at $5.49 with a $3 off sticker was actually $3.99 with ah $3 off sticker, so they were only $0.99…This caused me to go back to the store twice tonight…finding so many glorious deals!
On a side note, you may have noticed that I bought clearance medicine. I have either stooped to a new low, or a new high, depending how you look at it. As I was putting it in the cart, I could just picture the shocked look on PMo’s face when I was doing this…Why him? I don’t know…he certainly isn’t judgy… 🙂
Non-prescription pharmacy spending 2015: $143.57
Pharmacy savings 2015: $247.27 (63.3%!)