Saturday, March 5, 2011

Jersey Shore - Now on Netflix Instant Viewing

I have to admit I've never watched this show, I didn't know what "the situation" was until a friend filled me in.  I'm just taking a guess that I'm not alone.  So for those of us who need to catch up, Netflix is making it easy... season 1 and 2 of Jersey Shore are now available for your instant viewing pleasure on Netflix.  Seriously, I didn't know there was more than 1 season of this show.

Don't have a Netflix account, no worries they've got a Free Month Trial (you should be able to make it through both seasons in that time).  And while you are at it, there are some awesome movies to watch instantly.  Right now we are watching "Prince of Persia: Sands of Time" on instant download to pass away this rainy Saturday.  This was after several episodes of Pawn Stars & Mythbusters.

CONFESSION: I Really Don't "Get" Rolling Rewards

I keep trying to get a handle on this idea of rolling register rewards at Walgreens.  They limit RR to one per transaction (on a like item) AND you can't turn around and use that RR to buy the same item and then get another RR.

I tried it again today.  They have a RR deal this week on both the Gillette ProFusion razor and the Schick Hydro.

Gillette ProFusion - $9.99 (get $4RR)
- $4 coupon
= pay $5.99 (get back $4RR)

Schick Hydro - $8.99 (get $6RR)
-$2 coupon
= pay $6.99 (get $6 RR)

So I had figured out I'd have to alternate transaction, buying one razor in one transaction then buying the other.  The problem came in when I remembered that Walgreens also has a coupon policy that limits you to using only as many coupons as you have items.  So since I wanted to use the MQ and the RR, I needed two items in each transaction. I'd originally planned to buy 2 of each razor. So we found some cheap candy (and hubby wanted an ice cream bar).  I was starting off with a $5RR I earned last week.  So....

Transaction 1
Gillette Fusion $9.99
Walgreens Ice Cream Sandwich .99
- $4 Fusion coupon
-$5 RR
= $2.86 (received $4RR)

Transaction 2
Schick Hydro $8.99
Candy .59
-$2 Schick coupon
=$3.58 (got back $6RR)

Transaction 3
Gillette Fusion $9.99
Candy .79 (just realized they over-charged me, this was on clearance for .37)
-$4 Gillette coupon
=$1.64 (got back $4RR)

So in total OOP, I spent $8.08 and got back $4 in RR. 

I don't feel like I did as well as I should have.  While I'm not good at the whole "rolling" concept regardless of which drugstore I'm shopping, Walgreens seems to throw me more than the others because of the way they do their limits.

CANDY COUPONS - Fill Those Easter Basket

There are lots of great candy coupons on right now to help you get ready to fill those Easter baskets. 
  • $1.50/1 Fun Size bag of ButterFinger Snackerz
  • .55/1 bag of Nestle NestEggs (8 or 10oz)
  • $1/2 bags of Nestle NestEggs (8 or 10oz)
  • $1/1 Wonka Springy Double Yummy Gummies
  • $2/2 Wonka Springy Double Yummy Gummies
  • .55/1 Wonka jelly beans (picture also shows Nerds & SweeTarts)
  •  $1/2 Wonka jelly beans

COUPON: Farm Rich Snacks

There's a new coupon on for .75/1 Farm Rich frozen snacks. We love these things in our house, especially the Mozzarella Bites (kinda like cheese stuffed pizza crust). If you can catch them on BOGO this coupon should make for a good deal.