I am totally floored by all the comments in yesterday’s post about how I purchased $3000 in gift cards at Albertsons and need to spend $520 in five days. I guess some of you want to see my transactions, so here goes!
We have completed seven more transactions over the last 24 hours and none of the transactions have required a special trip — all have been bundled with other errands.
First, my husband did three transactions last night with our older two kids. Actually, my seven-year-old daughter did one transaction by herself! Since I wasn’t around for this trip, these transactions are not exact and I don’t have his totals after Catalinas, but you’ll get the gist. My husband is stinkin’ awesome at finding the right filler items to have the lowest out-of-pocket cost as possible.
Lots of cantaloupe and one container of Planters nuts. We will cut and freeze any cantaloupe we can’t eat in the next two days for future smoothies.
Five containers of Planters nuts ($3.99 each) and $.10 worth of potato salad from the deli. I told you the man was crafty.
I didn’t get a picture of the next transaction, but my husband got two different types of fiber. They were in the store for over an hour as he compared the ingredients and sucrose amounts. Luckily, our friend from church is the Albertsons pharmacist so the kids were able to chat with her while he obsessed over the details (his recollection; I’m not dissing the man).
I did the next two transactions on my way home from a doctor’s appointment. I asked the cashier if I could do two Catalina transactions to which he replied, “I don’t care how many you do, as long as you only do three doubles transactions per trip.” Duly noted.
A reader commented that she received a $5 off your next Pampers purchase Catalina when she bought $20 worth of Pampers products ($17.99 for the diapers, $2.99 for the wipes), so I thought I’d give it a try. It didn’t work. The curse of the blogger strikes again.
$.98 after Catalina
I purchased generic Zyrtec (30 ct) at the 15 ct price ($13.99) and a larger tube of antibiotic ointment to put in our first aid kit ($6.99). I’m excited that we have allergy medicine for the rest of the year!
$.98 after Catalina
My husband completed two more transactions at two different Albertsons after work.
Litehouse Salad Dressing was on sale $3, which is a pretty good price.
$.38 after Catalina
My husband is super excited for me to learn how to cook fish. I, on the other hand, am not. He really wants fish ‘n chips, so I can probably manage to not screw it up. The steak had a $3 clearance sticker. The Lloyd’s ribs were on sale BOGO, but there was only one left. My husband talked the cashier into giving him the one package for 50% off. Seriously, men can get away with anything.
$.12 after Catalina
I’m working on some transaction scenarios for the deals that start tomorrow (6/22) — I am very excited about the possibilities. I’m even planning to use some manufacturer’s coupons! Only 19 more transactions to go!
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