My family spends an awful lot at the grocery store. It's crazy how much I have to write a check for each Sunday as we do our shopping --- and I usually have about $10-$20 worth of coupons too.
I never make out on the promotions that Pick N Save runs though. The one over the summer got me a $25 coupon for my next grocery visit of $250 or more. Yeah, I had about 4 of those coupons, and about 3 of the $18 coupons which I could use on my purchase over $180. I'm telling you this right now, I can try to spend $50 at the grocery store and end up spending $250 without a problem. However, every time I tried to spend $180 so I could use my $18 coupon, I came up short. You may have seen me in line the day that I finally was able to use that damn coupon. It was monumental! There was celebrating!!
The Bag of Dreams promotion was much easier to handle, all I had to do was collect the receipts and hope they added up to either 6, 10, 15, or (sweet baby moses) 20! If I got 20, I'd recieve a gift card worth $40!!! I started counting up my receipts last week and found I had 14 -- only needing 1 more I asked my mother if she had any to spare.
And she gave me 6.
That left me in the same predicament that I was in before. Only now I needed 1 more so that I could have 20!!! Because quite honestly, why stop at 19 if I could scratch up another?
Yesterday was the last day to turn them in for the gift card, and I still only had 19. Somehow, I ended up at not-my-usual Pick N Save where the clerk had a few extra and she was able to donate 1 to me -- and I had 20, which I gladly exchanged for a $40 gift card.
It totally made my day!