Here is all that was a good deal or free I could find in my store......
2 x Dove men's body wash on sale=$8.00
2 x Reach toothbrushes on sale 50% off=$4.48
1 x $2/1 Dove body wash Load2CardQ=$2.00
1 x $2/1 Dove body was ManuQ(last Sunday's RP insert)=$2.00
2 x .75¢/1 Reach toothbrush IPQ(coupons dotcom)=$1.50
$12.48-$5.50=$6.98 + .27¢ tax=$7.25
I used 400 Plenti Pts($4)and paid $3.25 OOP.....well not really OOP since I used a Rite-Aid gift card I bought 15% off months earlier so that spending is already accounted for in my budget.
I earned 400 new Plenti Pts on this transaction(200 wyb2 Dove body wash, 200 wyb2 Reach toothbrushes)so my Pts. total stays the same at 600 Pts.
In addition I have a Savingstar account and had clipped a $2 off 1 Dove body wash from there so I'll get $2 cash back in that account at a later date which takes my "OOP spending" down to $1.25 for these 4 items.
Dollar Tree body wash: $2Dollar Tree Toothbrush: $2Total: $4
A reader writes:
"A couple of weeks ago my wife and I actually witnessed our Publix cashier hand over $7 to the customer in front of us. She bought a cart full of soda, makeup and baby wipes(!) all with, we guess, a combination of manufacturer coupons and Publix coupons. Apparently Publix and Wal-Mart permit this. The cashier told us that this customer is a regular and that she sells the stuff at a local flea market. Hard to believe people get their jollies selling soda at the flea market but there you go. Interestingly, this 60-something female customer was covered in tattoos, some of them relatively new looking. Couponing and tattooing seem paradoxical, but maybe there's more similarity in the mindset than meets the eye?"