Thursday, October 16, 2008

Walgreens Trip 10/16/08

I finally got my rebates on a gift card from last month ($86)! Yeah! Walgreens has also sent me a $25 check to transfer a prescription to them since I transferred one away from them. Prescription wars, go figure. So I went today at lunch to pick up some rebate items in order to get the money to use again next month. What a great program! After the initial purchase, you can reuse the same money over and over. Granted you don't get a lot of choices in what you buy, but it is free and it gives you a shopping fix.

Here is what I bought:

Refilled prescription: $10

L'Oreal Cleanser, $7.99
-MF Q $1/1
Final Price: $6.99
Rebate: $7.99 (making it free plus $1 overage)

Extreme Energy 2 pk 6-Hr Shot, $3.99
Final Price: $3.99
Rebate: $3.99 (making it free)

Gillette Shampoo, regularly $5.99, on sale 2/$10
- 2 MF Qs $2/1
Rebate: $5.00 (making them .50 each)

Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation, $7.99
- MF Q $1/1
Final Price: $6.99
Rebate: $7.99 (making it free plus $1 overage)

Subtotal: $33.47
- $25 Gift Check for transferring prescription
Tax: $2.73
Total: $11.20 which I put on my Rebate Gift Card from last month
OOP: $0

Rebates earned for spending next month: $24.47
FSA to reimburse: $10.00

Thus, I spent nothing out of pocket and I am getting back $34.47.

While I was waiting on the prescription to be filled, I picked up a copy of Walgreen's Diabetes & You to browse through. If you have diabetes, there are some great coupons in this free magazine. What interested me is that there is a recipe in it that uses Fiber One cereal (and a $1/1 MF Q for Fiber One as well). If you are like me, you get a ton of coupons for this cereal. So many in fact, that I don't even like to print them anymore. This recipe looks really good so I wanted to pass it along in case you have a closet full of Fiber One cereal.

Smoke Chipotle Cornbread

1 Cup Fiber One original bran cereal
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup barbecue sauce
2 tablespoons finely chopped canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce (from 7 oz. can)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 egg

1. Heat oven to 400F. Spray 8 inch square pan with cooking spray.
2. In large bowl, stir together cereal, cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and chili powder; set aside. In medium bowl, stir together remaining ingredients. Stir into cereal mixture. Pour into pan.
3. Bake 25 to 28 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

1 comment:

Frugal Finds said...

I really wish we had a Walgreen's!!