I hesitated to do this trip all week. I am running low on ECBs and my actual out of pocket was going to be too much. When I buy laundry detergent I usually try to stay around $1.25 tops. Yes, I'm an ALL kind of gal, but as any coupon-er knows, you cannot be brand specific. BUT, with the babies still not quite potty trained at night, I was in dire need of more detergent. Here's the breakdown:
4 ALL Detergent - Sales Price $3.99, receive 1 ECB, limit 3. My Price $7.96 for all 4. Used 1 $3/2 ALL and 2 $1/1 ALL.
1 Glade Sense and Spray - Sales Price $5.00. Used $3/1 Glade Sense and Spray.
1 Jelly Bean - Price $.99. No coupons used. Yes the twins were with me!!
At the register I used 4 ECB, leaving my total $9.95, or $11.71 after tax, receiving 3 ECB back. That is sooo much out of my $40/week for groceries! BUT, I did receive $5.00 in my Savingstar account for the ALL and $3.00 in my Checkout 51 account for the Glade. If you look at it that way, I truly only spent $.71. Personally, I don't look at it that way. $11.71 came out of my account, and the other money does not go directly back in to offset the spend. When I receive that money back in my account it will be like a little bonus.
Anyone else think like that?