Walmart. Again.

I’ve been reading on www.RefundCents.com how some have been finding the Glade holiday candles on clearance for $1.50. I didn’t think that was worth a trip to our Walmart until I was going through coupons tonight and found several $1.50 coupons.  I needed some bleach anyway and Walmart is less than 5 minutes away so Katie and I headed there this evening, coupon box in tow. This is what I came home with:

The candles were still $2.25 at our store, so I passed on those.  These fragrance gift sets, originally $15.00 were part of the after-Christmas half-price sale so $7.50.  With my two $5 Coty fragrance coupons (found in a December People magazine with Tiger Woods on the cover), I just found two $15 value gifts for $2.50 for upcoming male birthdays. (Michael turns 23 in a week, and David’s birthday is in March)

(6) Snuggle fabric softener sheets @$1.87 each, minus (6) $2.00 off coupons= FREE Snuggle!  (I have 10-15 more of these coupons to use before January 10th, and 15-20 packages downstairs already.  Obviously, some of them will be sold at my April garage sale.

4 Rolaids,two priced at $3.54 and 2 priced at $2.52, minus (2) $4.00 off 2 coupons.

3 Orville popcorn buckets, great for family movie night, $2 each,minus $2 coupon.

1 gallon jug of Walmart bleach=$1.52

1 All You magazine $2.24, minus 50-cent coupon.  You may be asking yourself why I would purchase yet another issue of this magazine, but as I mentioned before,besides the coupons inside the magazine, there is a special cardboard insert of extra coupons in the newstand issues, including the Buy 2, Get 1 Free Orville coupon, which basically pays for the rest of the coupons.  The coupons will save me an additional $8-$12, so well worth the $1.75, after coupon.  I got the 50-cents All You coupons inside another All You magazine a couple of months ago and they expire in mid-January.

Total before coupons= $48.10, plus $2.95 tax.  After coupons $18.55. Ending balance on gift card= $78.55, plus remember, I still have $25 left on my $50 Visa I bought at Walmart and $2 on a Burger King card I splurged on.

No candles, but still a worthwhile trip, if only to hear from the cashier,

“Wow, that’s what I call power shopping! You did great!”

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