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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Finally made it to Walgreens. Plus another CVS and Rite Aid visit!



Getting sick SUKS. But I FINALLY got around to doing a bit more shopping, including a trip to Walgreens, where I was able to dump the $5/$35 Facebook coupon I got about a week ago (which is good, since it expires tomorrow). I'm done buying NatureMade vitamins at CVS; after earning three $10 cash cards, I'm burnt out. But it was a mild moneymaker, and it's always good to replace Extra Bucks with cash cards (as the latter do not expire and can be used on sales tax!). I still have another $10 to earn buying Thermacare on the fiance's Rite Aid card, but at this point I'm waiting til my ordered coupons come in before I do any more shopping.

Walgreens: 


Transaction 1:

- Bought 2 Got2B full-size hair products, $5.99 each, regular price
BOGO Free, On Sale through 2/25
Used 2 $3.00/1 Got2b Products from RP 2/11
Final Price: 2 Free

- Bought 4 Help! Products, $3.99 each, regular price
BOGO Free
Used 4 $2.00/1 Internet PDF coupons (no longer available for download)
Final Price: 4 Free

- Bought 1 LypSyl Extreme Cold Sore Relief, .3 oz. $5.00, regularly $8.99
Buy 1, Receive $5.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Paid $5.00, Received $5.00 Register Reward
Final Price: Free

- Bought 1 Mucinex 28 ct. $19.99, regularly $25.99
Buy 1, Receive $5.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Used $1.00/1 – Mucinex Product – (facebook.com)
Paid $18.99, Received $5.00 Register Reward
Final Price: $13.99

- Bought 1 Glee Sticker Book, $0.25, clearance, regularly $1.00 (Filler)

- Used 1 $5/$35 coupon printed from Facebook last week

- And used 1 $10.00 Register Reward from last week

Paid $9.21 + $0.38 sales tax = $9.59, received 2 $5.00 Register Rewards

Transaction 2:

- Bought 1 LypSyl Extreme Cold Sore Relief, .3 oz. $5.00, regularly $8.99
Buy 1, Receive $5.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Paid $5.00, Received $5.00 Register Reward
Final Price: Free

- Used 1 $5.00 Register Reward (Mucinex) from Transaction 1

Paid $0.00, Received $5.00 Register Reward

 $72.91  Shelf Cost
-  28.70  Discounts
= 44.21  Sale Price
-    5.00  $5/$35 coupon
-  15.00  Manufacturer coupons
= 24.21  Out of pocket cost
-  15.00  Register Rewards received
=  9.21  (87.4% savings off shelf price)

What I actually paid: $24.21 - $10.00 Register Reward from last week - $5.00 Register Reward from Transaction 1 + $0.38 sales tax = $9.59 paid out of pocket. Walked away with $10 in Register Rewards, same as I came in with.


Rite Aid:

- Bought 1 Advil 50 count, $4.99, regularly $6.29
Buy 1, Receive $1.00 +Up Reward, Limit 4
- Bought 4 Thermacare 2-3 count, 2/$12, regularly $6.99 each
Buy 2, Receive $4.00 +Up Reward, Limit 4  
Spend $25.00 on select products (includes Advil and Thermacare), Receive $10.00 Up Reward (Monthly deal), Limit 2 per card
Used 4 $3.00/1 – ThermaCare – (thermacare.com)
And used 1 $1.00/1 Advil manufacturer coupon from RP 1/29
Paid 15.99, Received 1 $10.00, 2 $4.00 and 1 $1.00 +Up Rewards
Final Price: $3.01 MONEYMAKER
 
- Bought 8 Foster Grant Spare Pair Reading Glasses, $9.99 each, regular price
BOGO 50%
Buy 2, Receive $15.00 +Up Reward, Limit 4 
Paid $59.96, Received $60.00 Up Rewards
Final Price: 8 Free

- Bought 1 Hershey’s Pot of Gold $3.99, regularly $9.99
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 + Up Reward, Limit 4
Used $1.00/1 – Hershey’s Pot of Gold, Rite Aid Coupon – (facebook.com)
Paid $2.99, Received $2.00 + Up Reward
Final Price: $0.99 

$124.16  Shelf Cost
-   31.26  Discounts
-   14.00  Coupons
=  78.90  Out of pocket cost
-   81.00  +Up Rewards received
=    2.10  MONEYMAKER

What I actually paid:$78.90 - $53.00 in previous Ups - $25.00 in current Ups = $0.90 paid out of pocket (no sales tax). Walked away with $56 Up Rewards.
 
CVS:

- Bought 9 Snickers Eggs/Milky Way Bunnies, $0.50 each, regularly $0.87 each
Used 3 $1.50/2 Internet printable coupons from Coupons.com (no longer available)
And used 2 $0.25/2 CVS coupons from Magic Coupon Machine (printed today and Sunday)
Final Price: $0.50 MONEYMAKER

- Bought 7 NatureMade Magnesium 100ct, $5.49 each, regular price
Bought 1 NatureMade Potassium 100ct, $5.79 each, regular price
BOGO Free
Spend $30.00, Receive $10.00 CVS Cash Card, Limit 5 per card
*I had already earned $7.68 towards my next cash card yesterday*
Used 8 $2.00/1 Internet printable PDF coupons
Paid $6.26, Received $10.00 CVS cash card
Final Price: $3.74 MONEYMAKER

Total Final Price for Cash Card Deal: $4.06 MONEYMAKER (Purchased 32 bottles total).

WAY too much trouble for four bucks and a bunch of free vitamins I'll never take cause I IS A REBEL YO. Meh.

$52.05  Shelf Cost
-25.29  Discounts
-21.00  Coupons
= 5.76  Out of pocket cost
-10.00  Cash card received
 $4.24  MONEYMAKER

What I actually paid: $5.76 - $5.00 in previous Extra Bucks + 0.27 sales tax = $1.03 - $1.03 paid with previous CVS gift card = $0.00 paid out of pocket. Walked away with another $10 cash card.

Target:

- Bought 4 Iams Cat Food 12oz trial size, $3.00 each, regular price
Used 4 $3.00/1 manufacturer coupons from PG 1/29
Final Price: 4 Free

Just paid sales tax of $0.72 out of pocket.

$261.12  Total Shelf Cost
-   85.25  Total Discounts
-   67.00  Total Coupons
=108.87  Total Out of Pocket Cost
- 106.00 Total Rewards Received
=    2.87  (98.9% savings off total shelf price)

In sum, I paid $11.21 out of pocket for $260 worth of stuff. If only it had included garbage bags. We just ran out. DOH!

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