According to my Motivated Moms planner, I should have been replenishing the supply of toilet paper a couple of times over the last 2 weeks. Easy to say, but tough to do when you don’t have any extra rolls of toilet paper on hand. Pair that fact with a 3 year old who is NOT figuring out the whole bottom wiping thing and uses gaboons of TP every time he attempts it by himself. (Side note: I always kinda mocked the moms who had to wipe their kid’s butt. God decided to humble me. “Okay, God! I learned my lesson! Can you help the kid out, now?”)
I had been waiting for a good stock-up toilet paper sale. And, it can’t just be ANY toilet paper. It has to be the good stuff. I can’t stand the rough, cheap stuff. I turned into a toilet paper snob a couple of years ago, and I’m fine with that. But the sales? Not happening, according to the coupon blogs. And, as of this morning, we had reached critical stage.
So, I scoured the ads and went in search of a good TP sale myself. It had to be at Rite Aid, though, because I had a $20 gift card from the Winter Gift Of Savings promotion. (Woot!)
I spent a lot of time on this deal. Way more time than I wanted to. However, it worked out great!
Cole insisted on being in the picture. Notice that he dressed himself on this fine, sunny day . . . with clothes that he pulled out of his dirty clothes basket. Gross kid. And, he’s sporting a scrape on his knee that was earned on this Rite Aid trip. You can get a better look at the tear streak on his cheek in this photo.
Is he cute, or what?
But, back to the trip.
• On the TP – I used $1/1 MCs from the Sunday Paper a couple of weeks ago + $2/1 Rite Aid Video Rewards coupons, which made the TP $3.49 a pack. Cool.
• The M&Ms were .99¢ each (75% off Valentines clearance! Total impulse buy. I may go back for more.)
• Nivea was FREE! I had a raincheck from the BOGO Nivea deal a while back, plus BOGO coupons from the Sunday paper (a while back). Stack them to make it free!
• I paid $1.28 for all 4 nailpolishes (but not really . . . read on).
• I paid $1.56 for all 8 Snickers bars – 19¢ each (but not really . . . read on)
• The HP Ink was $12.99 ($3 more than buying it direct from HP with free next day shipping), however, it was worth it to me (a total necessity – critical stage).
My Total before coupons for all of this stuff was $54.47.
– Minus the $5/$25 purchase Rite Aid IP (from Smartsource.com, I think)
– Minus $27.70 worth of Manufacturer’s Coupons
– Minus the $20 Gift of Savings Certificate
= I paid $6.77 out of pocket!! So . . . all that little stuff and the ink was FREE in my mind, and the fancy-shmancy bottom-friendly toilet paper was $1.69 a pack.
I’m riding the coupon high!