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Monday, January 16, 2012

My Massive Sunday Haul, 1/15/12

I picked up so much crap today I couldn't get it all in one photo! So I split the photos up by store. Doesn't have quite the same effect, though. At least not in picture-form. But it's still a big pile of clutter as far as the fiance is concerned!

ANYWHO, a few things were out of stock (the Walgreens I went to being by far the worst offender!), but otherwise today went pretty well. Though I did have to go to four different CVSes before I could find a damn Brita pitcher. Le sigh.



CVS:

Bought 1 Complete MultiPurpose Solution, 12 oz $8.99, regularly $9.49
Buy 1, Receive $3.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 1  
*NOTE: I did the Complete deal because I had a raincheck that entitled me to $8.99 Extra Bucks.*
Used $1.00/1 Complete Multi Purpose Solution, 12 oz or larger from SS 1/15
Paid $7.99, Received $3.00 + $9.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $4.00 MONEYMAKER with raincheck ($4.99 without; not a stock-up price IMHO)


Bought 1 Brita Classic Pitcher $14.99, regularly $25.79
Buy 1, Receive $5.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 1
Used $4.00/1 manufacturer coupon from SS 1/15
And will submit for $10.00 Rebate
Paid $10.99, Received $5.00 Extra Bucks and will submit for $10.00 Rebate
Final Price: $4.01 MONEYMAKER

Bought 1 Colgate Total Toothpaste, 6 oz $2.77, regularly $3.99
Buy 1, Receive $1.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 2
 Used $1.00/1 Colgate Toothpaste, 4 oz or larger, from SS 1/1
And used $1.00/1 Colgate Total Toothpaste from CVS Reinventing Beauty Magazine- Winter (Costs $0.99 if you don't already have it)
Paid $0.77, Received $1.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $0.23 MONEYMAKER

Bought 1 Glade Lasting Impressions, 1.42 oz $5.00, regularly $11.29
And bought 2 Glade Sense & Spray, 0.43 oz  Starter Kits, $5.00 each, regularly $11.49 each
Spend $12.00, Receive $4.00 Extra Bucks when you Purchase Select Glade or Oust Products, Limit 1
Used 1 $3.00/1 Glade Lasting Impressions Scented Oil Holder, from SS 1/15
And used 2 $3.00/1 Glade Sense & Spray Starter Kit, from SS 1/15
And used $3.00/2 Pledge, Scrubbing Bubbles, Glade or Windex CVS coupon from magic coupon machine!
Paid $3.00, Received $4.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $1.00 MONEYMAKER!

Bought 3 Centrum bonus size, 130 ct. $8.99 each, regularly $9.49 each
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 3
Used 3 $3.00/1 Centrum or Centrum Specialist Multivitamin from RP 1/1
Paid $17.97, Received $6.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $11.97 ($3.99 each) for 3

*WARNING: This wasn't ringing up for me correctly at all; it rang up as $9.49 with no ExtraBucks! So make sure your cashier modifies accordingly!*
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Spend $30.00 on Specially Marked Items, Receive a $10.00 CVS Cash Card, Limit 5

Bought 8 Coca-Cola 12 oz cans 12 packs, 4/$10 ($2.50 each), regularly $6.29 each, Limit 4

*The limit of 4 is per transaction*

And bought 2 Scott Choose-A-Size Mega Rolls, 6 pk. $5.00 each, regularly $7.49 each
Used 2 $1.00/4+ Scott manufacturer coupons from SS 1/15
Paid $28.00, Received $10.00 CVS Cash Card
Final Price: $18.00 ($1.80 each) for all 10 products
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$167.31 Shelf Price
-  68.59  Discounts
-  30.00  Coupons
=  68.72 Out of pocket cost
-   48.00 Extra Bucks/Gift cards/Rebates received/to be received
=  20.72 (87.6% savings off shelf price)

What I actually paid: $68.72 - $15.00 in pre-existing Extra Bucks - $11.26 in pre-existing gift cards - $23 in Extra Bucks from this week - $2.65 from this week's gift card + $3.48 sales tax = $20.29 paid out of pocket. Walked away with $5.00 Extra Bucks and $7.35 left on a gift card.

It's really too bad that, unlike the fiance, I don't drink soda out of the can. Instead I drink the fancy version of Harris Teeter's jugged tea at $4.00+ a pop. Cause I'm a dumbass.


Rite Aid:

Bought 2 Dasani water 1 liter $0.88 each, regularly $1.89 each
Used 2 $1.00/1 Video Values coupon (from December)
Final Price: $0.24 MONEYMAKER

Bought 5 Mentos UP2U $1.00 each, regularly $1.49 each
Used 5 $1.00/1 Mentos UP2U Pack from SS 1/1
Final Price: Free

Bought 2 Almay Smart Shade Concealer $7.19 each (with 20% discount), regularly $8.99 each
Used 2 $4.00/1 Almay Foundation, Powder, Blush or Concealer, In ad coupon
And used 2 $2.00/1 Almay Product, Any from SS 1/1
And used 2 $1.00/1 Video Value coupon (from December)
Final Price: $0.38 ($0.19 each) for 2

Bought 6 Ziploc Storage Bags 10-50 ct and 2 Containers, 3-4 ct $2.50 each, regularly $3.99 each
Buy 2, Receive $1.00 +Up Reward, Limit 4
Used 3 $1.00/2 Ziploc Bags from SS 1/15
And used 1 $1.50/2 Ziploc Containers from SS 1/15
Paid $15.50, Received 4 $1.00 +Up Reward
Final Price: $11.50 ($1.43 each) for 8

Bought 6 Theraflu Warming Relief Caplets, 24 ct $5.00 each, regularly $6.49 each
Buy 3, Receive $5.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2
Used 6 $3.00/1 Theraflu Product from SS 12/4
Paid $12.00, Receive 2 $5.00 +Up Rewards
Final Price: $2.00 ($0.33 each) for 6

Bought 8 Blistex Lip Balm or Ointment .13-.25 oz $1.50 each, regularly $2.79 each
Buy 2, Receive $1.00 +Up Reward, Limit 4
Used 4 $1.00/2 Blistex Medex, Medicated Lip Ointment or Balm from SS 11/13
Paid $8.00, Received 4 $1.00 +Up Rewards
Final Price: $4.00 ($0.50 each) for 8

$122.39 Shelf Price
-  44.25  Discounts
-  44.50  Coupons
=  33.64 Out of pocket cost
-   18.00 +Up Rewards received
=  15.64 (87.2% savings off shelf price)

What I actually paid: $33.64 - $23.00 in pre-existing Ups - $10.00 in this week's Ups + $2.57 sales tax = $3.21 paid out of pocket. Walked away with $8.00 Ups Rewards.

You can't make meth with Theraflu, right? Cause I've bought way too much lately. Don't need the po po down my frakin' back, you know?



Walgreens:

Transaction 1:

- Bought 1 ThermaCare Single Pack Neck, Wrist & Shoulder, or Menstrual Heat Wrap $2.49, regular price
Buy 1, Receive $2.49 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction 
Paid $2.49, Received $2.49 (actually $2.50) Register Reward
Final Price:  Free

- Bought 4 Aleve 50 count, $3.99 each, regularly $6.99 each
Spend 15.00, Receive $5.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Used 4 $2.00/1 manufacturer coupon from RP 12/4 (was all out of the $5/2)
Paid $7.96, Received $5.00 Register Reward
Final Price: $2.96 ($0.74 each) for 4

- Bought 2 Reese's Peanut Butter Heart candy 1.2 oz, $0.50 each, regularly $0.75 each

- Used 2 $3.00 and 1 $2.00 Register Rewards

Paid $3.45 + $0.06 sales tax = $3.51, received $5.00 + $2.50 Register Rewards

Transaction 2:

- Bought 1 ThermaCare Single Pack Neck, Wrist & Shoulder, or Menstrual Heat Wrap $2.49, regular price
Buy 1, Receive $2.49 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
 Paid $2.49, Received $2.49 (actually $2.50) Register Reward
Final Price:  Free

- Bought 2 Mucinex, 14 or 20 count $11.00 each, regularly $17.63 each est.
Spend $20.00, Receive $6.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
 Use 2 $1.00/1 – Mucinex Product – (facebook.com)
Paid $20.00, Received $6.00 Register Reward
Final Price:  $14.00 ($7.00 each) for 2

- Bought 3 Vitamin Waters, $1.00 each, regularly $1.50 each
When you buy 3 with in ad coupon, limit 3
Buy 3, Receive $1.00 Catalina!

 Used 1 $0.75/1 Catalina coupon (1 printed for me last week)
And the manager ringing me up used the $1.00/2 Catalina coupon that printed during the transaction!
Final Price: $0.25 ($0.08 each) for 3

- Bought 2 Reese's Peanut Butter Heart candy 1.2 oz, $0.50 each, regularly $0.75 each

- Used 1 $10.00, 1 $5.00 and 2 $2.00 Register Rewards

Paid $7.74 + $0.24 sales tax = $7.98, received $6.00 + $2.50 + $1.00 Register Rewards

Transaction 3:
- Bought 1 South Beach Diet Snack or Meal Bars $5.99, regularly $7.99
Buy 1, Receive $5.99 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Used 1 $1.00/1 Internet printable coupon (no longer available)
Paid $4.99, Received $5.99 (actually $6.00) Register Reward
Final Price:  $1.00 MONEYMAKER

*I woulda bought at least one more South Beach box (I have 5 more coupons!) but I didn't think to ask whether they had any until the last minute. Turns out they still had the display in the back!*

- Bought 2 Reese's Peanut Butter Heart candy 1.2 oz, $0.50 each, regularly $0.75 each

- Used 1 $2.50 and 1 $1.00 Register Rewards

Paid $2.49 + $0.06 sales tax = $2.55, received $6.00 Register Reward

$85.19 Shelf Price
-  30.26  Discounts
-  12.75  Coupons
=  42.18 Out of pocket cost
-   23.00 Register Rewards received
=  19.18 (77.5% savings off shelf price)

Ouch. I needz to buy more South Beach bars!!!

What I actually paid: $42.18 - $20.00 in pre-existing Register Rewards - $8.50 of this week's Register Rewards + $0.40 sales tax = $14.08. Walked away with $14.50 in Register Rewards.

I accidentally photographed an extra Activia! DOH!

Target:

Bought 3 One a Day Vitamins $7.69 each, regular price
Buy 3, Receive $5.00 gift card
Used 3 $2.00/1 coupons from SS 1/1
And used 3 $2.00/1 Target coupons
Paid $11.07, Received $5.00 gift card
Final Price: $6.07 ($2.02 each) when you buy 3

Bought 2 Purina Brand One BeyOnd Dry Dog Food, 3.5 lbs $5.99 each, regularly $6.39 each
Used 2 $5.00/1 Purina One Beyond Dry Dog Food from SS 1/15
Final Price: $1.98 ($0.99 each) for 2

Bought 2 Dannon Activia Yogurt, 4 pack  $2.19 each, regular price
Used 2 $1.00/1 Activia & Stonyfield Activia, 4 pack from SS 1/15
And used 1 $2.00/2 – Dannon Activia Yogurts, 4pk, Target Coupon – no longer available to print
Final Price: $0.38 ($0.19 each) for 2

Bought 1 Brita Faucet Filter, $13.19, regular price
Used 1 $4.00/1 manufacturer coupon from SS 1/15
And used 1 $5.00/1 Target coupon
Final Price: $4.19

Bought 4 Aquafresh Extreme Clean trial size, $1.07 each, regular price
Used 4 $1.00/1 Internet printable coupons
Final Price: $0.28 ($0.07 each) for 4

Bought 3 Market Pantry Macraroni & Cheese, $0.74 each, regular price
Used 3 $1.00/1 (rounded down to $0.74/1) Target coupons (no longer available to print)
Final Price: FREE

$60.66 Shelf Price
-    0.80  Discounts
-  41.96  Coupons
=  17.90 Out of pocket cost
-     5.00  Target gift card received
=  12.90 (78.7% savings off shelf price)

Not bad for Target. Also, no more lead in my water! Hopefully it's not too lateDUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUHHHHHHHHHHHH.

What I actually paid: $17.90 - $5.00 pre-existing gift card + $1.73 sales tax = $14.63. Walked away with a $5.00 gift card.

TOTAL:

$435.55 Shelf Price
- 143.90 Discounts
-  129.31 Coupons
= 162.34 Out of pocket cost
-   94.00 Rewards/Gift cards/Rebates received/to be received
=  68.34 (84.3% savings off shelf price)

So I spent $52.21 out of pocket for $435 worth of stuff. Not the greatest week for moneymakers/freebies, but I did bring home a LOT of necessities to tide us over during the impending robot apocalypse...

They're gonna try to poison us with lead, people.

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