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Friday, February 17, 2012
Coupons delivered = Another Trip to CVS and Rite Aid!
My coupon order finally arrived! I ordered 2 $10.00/1 One Touch manufacturer coupons (SS 1/8), 4 $1.00/1 GE coupons from SS 2/12, and 6 $0.75/1 Colgate Total Advanced coupons from SS 2/12 (CouponsbyDede didn't have any of the $1.00/1 ones in stock at the time). AND for my birthday (which is Saturday and yes I'm TOTALLY expecting a present from you whoever you are) Colgate sent me a printable $1.00/1 coupon for Colgate Total Advanced! I was able to print it 3 times before the link completely died on me (will no longer work on any computer). But hey, free coupons! W00T!
BUT I didn't use the $1/1s for this transaction. Here's why: I wanted to use my $4/$20 CVS coupon that I sent to my card. I also had a free Nivea tin Beauty Club coupon. So I had three categories of things to buy: The 2 meters, the tin and, of course, the 2 Colgate. The $4/$20 comes off before coupons but after sale prices. So I spent $26.67 total sale price - $4/$20 CVS coupon = $22.67 - $19.98 (2 $10.00/1 One Touch coupons rounded down) = $2.69 - $1.19 Nivea Tin freebie coupon = $1.50 - $1.50 (2 $0.75/1 Colgate coupons) = $0 paid out of pocket (plus sales tax). Had I used the $1.00 coupons, I would have had to find $0.50 in fillers to round out that order. Besides, the $1/1 Colgate coupons will pair nicely with next week's Rite Aid sale (as will the extra $0.75/1 coupons!)
So back to the drugstores I went. Well, except for Walgreens. They're having another lame ass week.
Bought 2 Colgate Total Advanced, 4 oz $2.75 each, regularly $3.79 each
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 2
Used 2 $0.75/1 manufacturer coupons from SS 2/12 (regional - we got $1/1 in this area)
Paid $4.00, Received $4.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: 2 FREE
Bought 2 One Touch Ultra Mini Blood Glucose Monitoring Systems $9.99 each, regularly $19.99 each
Used 2 $10.00/1 OneTouch Meter manufacturer coupons from SS 1/8
Final Price: 2 Free
Bought 1 Nivea Soft Moisturizing Creme 0.84 Tin, $1.19
Used 1 Free Nivea Tin CVS coupon (was emailed to Beauty Club members)
Final Price: Free
Used 1 $4/$20 CVS coupon I sent electronically to my card
$48.75 Shelf Price
- 22.08 Discounts
=26.67 Sale Price
- 4.00 $4/$20 CVS Coupon
- 22.67 Other Coupons
+ 5.00 Extra Bucks Received (including $1 Green Tag Reward!)
What I actually paid: $0 + $0.33 sales tax = $0.33 - $0.33 paid with previous CVS money card = $0 paid out of pocket. Walked away with $5.00 Extra Bucks.
Bought 2 GE CFL Lightbulbs, 1 Pack $3.99 each, regularly $6.29 each
Used 2 $3.00/1 In Ad Coupons
And used 2 $1.00/1 manufacturer coupons from SS 2/12
Final Price: 2 Free (actually got $0.02 overage)
Bought 4 Thermacare 2-3 count, 2/$12, regularly $6.99 each
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 +Up Reward, Limit 8
*They have recently changed how this reward is distributed; it used to be $4/2, Limit 4*
Spend $25.00 on select products (includes Advil and Thermacare), Receive $10.00 +Up Reward (Monthly deal), Limit 2 per card
*Had earned $3.00 towards $25.00 needed for $10.00 +Up Reward in previous transaction*
Used 4 $3.00/1 – ThermaCare – (thermacare.com)
Paid 12.00, Received 4 $2.00, 1 $10.00, and 1 $20.00 +Up Rewards! (I was using the fiance's card, hence the second $20 Buy & Save Winter reward. It's limit 1 per card.)
Final Price: $26.01 MONEYMAKER (including $20 +Up Reward)
$40.54 Shelf Price
- 8.56 Discounts
- 20.00 Coupons
=11.98 Out of pocket cost
- 38.00 +Up Rewards received
=26.02 MONEYMAKER (Including $20 Winter +Up Reward)
What I actually paid: $11.98 - $10.00 previous +Up Rewards + $0.48 sales tax = $2.46 paid out of pocket. Walked away with $38 new +Up Rewards.