You see, I planned to use up some coupons (the PowerAde was expiring on the 30th) and a $10 +up Reward. So to get to the +up Reward mark, I picked up the two Snickers (they are BOGO). I needed a boost to get me higher.
But...what I didn't realize was that the PowerAde was on sale for just $1 this week. And then the cashier gave me the full value on the BOGO coupons (so each subtracted $1.49). Which all significantly lowered my total. I know what you're thinking..."but that's a good thing, right?" Yes, it's good. But it messed up my plan. My +up Reward plan, to be specific.
What I should have done was either remove the two Snickers or add something of a $0.38 or greater value and used my $2.99 +up Reward too. But I just couldn't think on the fly like that to figure out what went wrong with my big plan.
So I paid more out of pocket than I intended for things I didn't necessarilly need. I mean, it's nice in the summer months to have PowerAde and such on hand, but it's not necessary by any stretch. I do use the baby wipes daily to remove make-up and clean off flip flop feet. But I also just bought a pack so I didn't need them. You see what I mean?
But I guess we all win some and lose some. And I did do pretty well in the end. Just not as well as I had planned.
(1) Huggies Wipes reg. $8.49, sale $2.12
(2) Dial Nutra Skin Lotion reg. $6.99, sale $3.50
(2) Snickers reg. $0.99, sale BOGO
(6) PowerAde reg. $1.49, sale $1
-(2) $2/1 Dial Nutra Skin Lotion coupon
-(3) BOGO (-$1.49) PowerAde coupon
-$5 +up Reward
Total value purcahsed ... $36.36
Paid out of pocket ... $3.93
Percentage saved ... 89.2%
Earned ... (1) $1 +up Reward from 2 Dial and
(1) $1 +up Reward from PowerAde