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I have a migraine so I am not sure if I did this correctly.

Posted by on Mar. 8, 2013 at 1:58 PM
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 In other words, help me play stump my budget, because my head hurts.

Last week I purchased two FREE L'oreal hair color kits, FREE, but the cashier charged me $4.99 EACH.  Okay, 4.99 times two, plus 10% tax.  I got my refund today for $10.97.  I had another coupon for free hair color kit, so I paid $1 for it.  Three hair color kits, $3 total cost.

I took that $10 to Rite Aid, I had a $5 bonus amount on my card.  I purchased some baby aspirin, I had a $4.50 coupon off each of the three $9.99 bottles and a $2.25 coupon on the bottle that cost $4.75.  If I purchased $30 worth of that product I would get $20 on my next days visit.  I am planning on getting some vitamins.  So, I ended up paying $20.86 for a future offer of $20 off, net (?) .86 cents? I paid by check, so I took the cash with me to CVS.  Also, Rite Aid screwed up my order and refunded me $5.99.  (which is still in my purse)

My next visit was to CVS where I had a rain check for $5 for an 8 pack of paper towels, plus a $2 (and I had two $1 off/pack coupons) bonus bucks.  So I paid $10 plus $1 tax, or $11.00

CVS also had store brand laundry soap 64 loads on sale 2 for $6, I bought 4 each, or $12.00 less the $2 bonus bucks, so $10 plus $1 tax, $11 total.  I paid for that with the $10.97 from the Walgreen's refund, net cost .03 cents?

I am confused.  But, at the end of the day, I have three hair color kits, 4 bottles of baby aspirin (3 year expiration date), 16 rolls of paper towels and 4 bottles of 64 loads of laundry soap.  I also have a $20 off coupon at Rite Aid, I am going to buy some vitamins, which are on sale, bogo 1/2, spend $25 on vitamins, get $15 bonus bucks for my next purchase.

I run my home like a business, I am in business to save my fanny a bunch of money.  briefcase

I have a bad migraine so I am going to go hide in my cave of a bedroom. 

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MrsWhite101610
by on Mar. 8, 2013 at 4:52 PM
No idea how much you saved but it looks like you saved. Lol
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chaslee
by on Mar. 8, 2013 at 6:43 PM

I would have a migraine too, if I tried to figure all of that out!  lol.  Looks like you did good.

MsBlueBelle
by Bronze Member on Mar. 8, 2013 at 7:09 PM
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 Thank you, the pain finally ended, but I had to sleep it off.  I made my bedroom a dark, cold, cave, put a cool eye mask on and attempt to ignore the kids squeals from outside now that it is Spring Break.  I am a retired CPA, so I am always busting numbers and budgets.......old cpa's don't die, we just lose the point (pun) on our pencils.  UGH.

AzariahsMother
by on Mar. 8, 2013 at 7:11 PM

Thats to much math...lol

MsBlueBelle
by Bronze Member on Mar. 8, 2013 at 10:05 PM

 I love my math, it helped me retire at age 40, from cancer, and I don't have to eat Alpo, ever. 

nmaxwell816
by on Mar. 8, 2013 at 10:17 PM
You go girl!
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a_and_j_momma
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 12:45 AM
Lol ditto


Quoting chaslee:

I would have a migraine too, if I tried to figure all of that out!  lol.  Looks like you did good.


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matreshka
by Platinum Member on Mar. 9, 2013 at 7:31 AM

No wonder you have a migraine! Feel better soon.

NocturnesAngel
by Bronze Member on Mar. 9, 2013 at 8:02 AM

Okay here's what I've got so far: I hope this helps. I know how debilitating a Migraine can be. I hope you feel better soon.

Have a nice weekend,


Transaction  One : 

3 Hair Color Kits for $1.00 Each using Coupons = $3.00

Total Cost for Transaction One - $3.00


Transaction Two Rite Aid Visit :

Using the $10.97 Refund/Rebate Check & a $5 Bonus Amount on your Rite Aid Card, you Purchased :

Three Bottles of Baby Aspirin priced at $9.99 each (with a Coupon valued at $4.50 for each ($9.99 Bottle)and One Bottle of Baby Aspirin priced at $4.75 with a coupon on the bottle valued at $2.25.

$9.99 x 3 = $29.97 + $4.75 = $34.72  - $2.25 = $32.47 - $4.50 = $27.97 - $4.50 = $23.47 - $4.50 = $18.97

Total - $34.72 before Coupons $18.97 After Coupons( Pre-Tax).  TAX = $1.89

Total Rite Aid After Coupons & Tax = $20.86 -($5.99 Cash Refund) = $14.87


NOW IS WHEN THEY SHOULD DEDUCT WHATEVER AMOUNT IS ON YOUR CARD, BEFORE ASKING YOU TO PAY FOR ANYTHING.

YOU MENTION HAVING A $5.00 BONUS ON YOUR CARD, ARE YOU SURE IT WASN'T FOR $5.99 SINCE THAT IS THE AMOUNT THEY REFUNDED YOU?


Transaction Three : CVS Visit :

(2) : 8 Packs of Paper Towels,  $10 plus $1 tax = $11.00

(4) : CVS Brand Laundry Soap 64 loads ~ $12.00 less the $2 bonus bucks, so $10 plus $1 tax, $11 total.  I paid for that with the $10.97 from the Walgreen's refund, net cost .03 cents?

Total Out of Pocket at CVS $11.03

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Total You Spent Out Of Pocket For  All 3 Transactions

Transaction One : 3 Hair Dyes $3.00

Transaction Two : Rite Aid     $14.87

Transaction Three :  CVS        $11.03

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Total Amount Spent  Today  $28.90


What you received  for your Money:

3 hair color kits

4 bottles of baby aspirin (3 year expiration date),

16 rolls of paper towels

4 bottles of 64 loads of laundry soap. 

A $20 off coupon at Rite Aid, I am going to buy some vitamins, which are on sale, BOGO 1/2, spend $25 on vitamins, get $15 bonus bucks for my next purchase.

MsBlueBelle
by Bronze Member on Mar. 9, 2013 at 11:21 AM

 I am going back to Rite Aid, that receipt still is not clear in my head, thanks for the heads up.  Any way we slice it I got a lot of stuff, that I will use and I was not out a lot of money.  Thanks for putting in terms I can understand.  Never forget, COUPON ON!!!

Quoting NocturnesAngel:

Okay here's what I've got so far: I hope this helps. I know how debilitating a Migraine can be. I hope you feel better soon.

Have a nice weekend,

 

Transaction  One : 

3 Hair Color Kits for $1.00 Each using Coupons = $3.00

Total Cost for Transaction One - $3.00

 

Transaction Two Rite Aid Visit :

Using the $10.97 Refund/Rebate Check & a $5 Bonus Amount on your Rite Aid Card, you Purchased :

Three Bottles of Baby Aspirin priced at $9.99 each (with a Coupon valued at $4.50 for each ($9.99 Bottle)and One Bottle of Baby Aspirin priced at $4.75 with a coupon on the bottle valued at $2.25.

$9.99 x 3 = $29.97 + $4.75 = $34.72  - $2.25 = $32.47 - $4.50 = $27.97 - $4.50 = $23.47 - $4.50 = $18.97

Total - $34.72 before Coupons $18.97 After Coupons( Pre-Tax).  TAX = $1.89

Total Rite Aid After Coupons & Tax = $20.86 -($5.99 Cash Refund) = $14.87


NOW IS WHEN THEY SHOULD DEDUCT WHATEVER AMOUNT IS ON YOUR CARD, BEFORE ASKING YOU TO PAY FOR ANYTHING.

YOU MENTION HAVING A $5.00 BONUS ON YOUR CARD, ARE YOU SURE IT WASN'T FOR $5.99 SINCE THAT IS THE AMOUNT THEY REFUNDED YOU?

 

Transaction Three : CVS Visit :

 

(2) : 8 Packs of Paper Towels,  $10 plus $1 tax = $11.00

(4) : CVS Brand Laundry Soap 64 loads ~ $12.00 less the $2 bonus bucks, so $10 plus $1 tax, $11 total.  I paid for that with the $10.97 from the Walgreen's refund, net cost .03 cents?

Total Out of Pocket at CVS $11.03

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Total You Spent Out Of Pocket For  All 3 Transactions

Transaction One : 3 Hair Dyes $3.00

Transaction Two : Rite Aid     $14.87

Transaction Three :  CVS        $11.03

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Total Amount Spent  Today  $28.90

 

What you received  for your Money:

3 hair color kits

4 bottles of baby aspirin (3 year expiration date),

16 rolls of paper towels

4 bottles of 64 loads of laundry soap. 

A $20 off coupon at Rite Aid, I am going to buy some vitamins, which are on sale, BOGO 1/2, spend $25 on vitamins, get $15 bonus bucks for my next purchase.

 

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