Shopping Til I Drop: 50 Shades of Glade

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I briefly locked eyes with the woman in the parking space across from ours while she loaded bulging plastic sacks into the back of her car. Bags that were stretched to max capacity, yet she hefted them with no effort at all. I admired how she had finished so much shopping so dang quickly since Publix had been open for all of 5 minutes.

But there was no time to contemplate such mysteries! Mom and I were on a mission for free Glade oil refills! I had picked the warmers up for free months ago, but now it was time to get the good smellin’ part of the equation. We rounded the corner to the laundry aisle and found the vacant void where Glade products once stood.

“Are you serious?” A sign hung under the carnage stating a limit of four packs per customer. I’m not sure if the limit was put in place before or after Hurricane Shelf-Clearer blew through. For a second, my mind flashed back to the woman from the parking lot loading fully packed featherweight bundles into her car…

Mom and I picked through the wreckage, choosing from the slim selection that was left and discovering some random packages that had fallen behind other nearby products on the shelf. I’m pretty sure that’s the only reason I managed to find one lone package of Hawaiian Breeze. Funny enough, it looked like NONE of the Lavender Vanilla refills had been touched.


Between Mom and I, we purchased our 8 package limit then traveled on to the other Publix a good five miles up the road. Again, the Glade products had been hit hard, but not nearly as bad as the previous store. We picked up eight more refill packs from there.

I combined the two transactions here:

SIXTEEN Glade Scented Oil Refill Twin Pack, $43.92 (BOGO $5.49)
Used (16) $2/1 Glade Plugins Scented Oil Twin Refill, Publix Health & Beauty Flyer
Used (5) $1 off Glade Plugins Scented Oil Refills, exp. 10/5/13 (SS 08/25/13)
Used (2) $1 off Glade Plug-Ins Scented Oil Refill, exp. 11/2/13 (SS 09/22/13)
Used (4) $1/1 Glade PlugIns Scented Oil Twin Refill printable
Used (2) $1/1 Glade PlugIns Scented Oil Twin Refill or (2) Single Refills printable
Used (3) $1 off Glade PlugIns Scented Oil Refill printable

Grand total (minus tax): $4.08 Moneymaker!!

And after tax, we still ended up making a dollar. Mom thought that was pretty cool. 😉

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