Back to School sales! Part 1

So as you’ve probably noticed, I’ve been on hiatus for…well… a long time. Having a very active 19 month old (and now being 8 months pregnant) has really put a halt to my “personal time”. With that, my couponing has gone down the drain. 😦 I am trying to slowly get back into it as we are going to need the extra $$ with the new bambino… and new-to-us car…

2010 Pilot!

I was very proud of myself the other day for getting 1/2 gallon of ice cream at Basha’s for only 88¢ each! (In-ad coupon to make it $1.88, then manufacturer coupon for $1 off so 88¢ total). It got me on a little high, made me really want to get back into saving money. So today when I saw the Staples ad with the BTS items on sale, and since I needed to drop off some empty ink cartridges anyways (haven’t done THAT in months either!), AND my church is doing a BTS drive next Sunday, I thought it was the perfect time to get back on the horse.

This week at Staples there are lots of things for 1¢, 25¢, 50¢ or $1.00 (with minimum $5 purchase). There is also a $5 off of $30 coupon in the ad and online to use. I also had a couple store credits ($60 total) that I have been saving. I needed to order some ink for my printer so I knew I would hit the $5 mark, no problem.

Staples trip 7-8-12

1 – ream 8-1/2 x 11″ paper (reg $7.49, sale 25¢ after rebate)
1 – 50/pk 8-1/2 x 11″ photo paper (reg $9.99, sale $1 after rebate)
1 – Sandisk 8 GB flash drive (reg $9.99, sale $7.99)
3 – 3/pk erasers (reg $2.29 ea, sale 50¢ ea)
2 – glue (reg 75¢ ea, sale 1¢ ea)
2 – 4/pk dry erase markers (reg $4.29 ea, sale 50¢ ea)
2 – 5/pk Sharpies (reg $4.79 ea, sale $1 ea)
2 – 8/pk Bic pens (reg $1.99 ea, sale 1¢ ea)
4 – 5/pk mechanical pencils (reg $3.49 ea, sale 25¢ ea)
1 – 4/pk super glue gel (reg $4.29, FREE after rebate)
2 – 24/pk crayons (reg $1 ea, sale 1¢ ea)
1 – Canon Ink Cartridge ($14.49)
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Subtotal: $92.72 + tax
Sale total: $48.81
Used $5 off $30 coupon
Used $40 credit
New subtotal: $2.50 + tax
+ $20.02 coming back to me in rebates = MONEYMAKER! And I still have my $20 credit to use!

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