Saturday, December 3, 2011

Two thoughts passed through my mind.....

When I agreed to have my hand operated on:

1. What will we eat for nearly three weeks as dh doesn't cook....I prepared meals on the Monday afternoon.


2. Will dh take me to SDM on Saturday for the Mega bonus redemption as I won't be able to drive.....he did and I kept him busy by calculating how much the shop was costing.


On a normal day when you cash in 95,000 points you get $170 in free products.  On a bonus redemption day they up it to $200 in free product, for MEGA bonus redemption day it's $250!!!
I only had enough for one bonus redemption of $250. Here is what I got:


4 x Peak Freans cookies @ $1.99 each


2 x Dempsters Bread @ $2.49 each


2 x 16 pack Silhouette yogurt @ $3.99 each, have enough codes now for a free year of a magazine


1 x orange juice @ $1.99


2 x Half and Half @ $1.99 each


4 x french Fries @ $1.99 each


1 x sweet corn @ $1.99


1 x Mixed veg @ $1.99


1 x 4 litre bag milk $4.19


3 x Bags of chips 3 for $5


4 x Swiffer cloths @ $5.49 each


1 x Lysol Wipes @ $3.99


3 x Gillette Razor Blades 12 pack @ $37.99 each, flipping expensive, but got 15 x the points on them


6 x Herbal Essences shampoo @ $2.99 each


1 x Scott Paper Towel @ $4.99


Subtotal: $293.77


HST : $28.96


Total: $322.73


- $250 in points = $72.73 out of pocket


Now if you're puzzled that the above list doesn't add up, you're right it doesn't as I had to take out around $85 worth of product as it's Christmas gifts and a certain person reads my blog, dd!!!


I only had $2 worth of coupons I could use though which sucked.

However dh has enough razor blades to hopefully last him the year, with what he also had in the house. He has enough shampoo to last a while. Oh and I earned 15,690 in points bringing me back up to 25,905.
 
We also went out in the afternoon and I took advantage of a good sale at Mark's Work Wearhouse and saved at least $45 there.  Also picked up another Christmas gift for someone else.  I am more or less done with my Christmas shopping, just got a couple of small things to buy.  I have done a bit of shopping online this year and took advantage of another great deal on Groupon for a couple's Christmas gift.  Again I can't tell you as she may read my blog!!
 
BY THE WAY FROM WHAT I CAN GATHER, THIS IS THE SECOND YEAR SDM HAS DONE THIS MEGA BONUS REDEMPTION, SO HOPEFULLY IT WILL BE AN ANNUAL THING?

7 comments:

Angela said...

Sounds like you have really done well there! I have some Sainsburys vouchers for triple pints and bonus points valid next week- and then the week after i should have accrued enough points to pay for my turkey and veggies.Hope the hand continues ot heal

blessings xx

Christy said...

I went to SDM today too and had enough points for $125 of free stuff. It is always so much more fun to shop for "free"!!!

Karine said...

Wow, that was some shopping spree!

Denise said...

Wish we had SDM down here!

Rose said...

Wow, did you ever get a lot for your money!!! And all stuff you will use. I bet that felt good to get all those things ahead.

Jane and Chris said...

We need new winter coats. MMWH had 40% off today but we couldn't get there...hope they have another sale before too long.
Jane x

Callie said...

You are a super shopper! And Christmas gifts too!