Saturday, October 30, 2010

It's got to stop! (Or it's got to start!)

I was sitting with my latest issue of RefundCents last night.  I've been a subscriber for a number of years, was on the cover in 1993 for buying 55 packages of bologna, and my mother was on the cover a few years ago because I took her photo with the $1700 of games and toys I bought for $65.

I was reading through the latest issue of RefundCents and was a bit envious of the deals the ladies got.  Over $200 of diapers for $50?  I have a new "nephew" and that would have made a fantastic Christmas gift.  Over $200 of Crayola products?  A school near me has 75% of the students living in poverty and that would have been a welcome donation.  My church does a back to school bash where they gave out over 200 backpacks filled with school supplies, gave 65 haircuts, and had a clothing giveaway.  There is no shortage of places that could have used the Crayola.

Why am I not getting these deals?  Because I've gotten lazy with coupons!  Take this week at Walgreens, for instance.  Contact was on sale for $6 with $6 back in register rewards.  Toothpaste was $3.50 with $3.50 back in register rewards.  Time was, I would have gotten several of each of these even though it would have meant multiple trips to the store.  How many did I get?  One. 

Rite Aid has a new program called UP rewards.  I've not taken the time to figure out how it works.

I don't take the time to stop at Walgreens multiple times a week or figure out how a new rewards program works, and I complain I am not getting the deals I once did.

I'm finishing this blog post to scour over the Walgreens and CVS ads to see what deals I can get this week.  I hope to start making my weeks much better than they have been being!  Even a few months ago I would post that I got $40 or $50 of stuff and paid $2 or less!  I'm hoping to have some more of those posts very soon!

1 comment:

  1. The UP rewards work just like the Extra Bucks at CVS.