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Monday, February 27, 2012

My Massive Sunday Haul, 2/26/12

My iPhone didn't know what to focus on among all the crap, so everything's blurry.

What an insane week! I bought 30 packs of gum! And 10 liters of Fiji water! And baby formula! I don't have a baby! WTF?! I'M A MAD WOMAN!

CVS:

Didn't find any of the $2 Schick Hydro peelies. But I did find a Physician's Formula mascara with a current rebate sticker attached! W00T!

Bought 1 Thermacare Lower Back and Hip Heat Wrap, 1 ct. $3.79, regularly $4.19
Buy 1, Receive $3.79 Extra Bucks, Limit 1 
Paid $3.79, Received $3.79 Extra Bucks
Final Price: Free

Bought 18 (6 at 3 stores) Mentos UP2U Gum, 14 ct. $1.00 each, regularly $1.58 each
Used 18 $1.00/1 UP2U pack from SS 2/5
Final Price: 18 Free


Bought 2 Colgate Sensitive Pro Relief Toothpaste, 4 oz $4.99 each, regularly 5.79 each
Buy 1, Receive $4.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 2
Used 2 $1.00/1 Colgate Toothpaste, 4 oz or larger from SS 2/26
Paid $7.98, Received $8.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: 2 Free

Bought 1 Physicians Formula Mascara $10.49, regular price
Had a Try Me Free Rebate attached!
Spend $10.00, Receive $7.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 1

Used 1 $1.00/1 manufacturer coupon from SS 2/12
Paid $9.49, Received $7.00 Extra Bucks, and will submit for Try Me Free Rebate
Final Price: $8.00 Moneymaker

Bought 13 Breathe Right strips trial size, $0.99 each, regular price
Used 9 $1.50/1 manufacturer coupons from RP 1/29 (last one rounded down to $0.87)
Final Price: 13 Free

Bought 4 Nivea Moisturizing Creme 0.84 oz $0.99 each, regular price
Used 4 $1.00/1 Internet printable Facebook coupons (last one rounded down to $0.96)
Final Price: 4 Free

-  Used 20% off CVS coupon, which took off $5.46 (discount applied only to non-sale priced items)

$ 71.53  Shelf price
- 12.44  Discounts
-   5.46  20% off CVS coupon
- 37.83  Other coupons
=15.80  Out of pocket cost
- 18.79  Extra Bucks received
- 10.49  Rebate expected 
=13.48  MONEYMAKER

What I actually paid: $15.80 - $11.99 in previous ECBs - $3.79 in current ECBs + $2.55 sales tax = $2.57 - $2.57 paid with previously earned cash card = $0 paid out of pocket. Walked away with $15.00 in new ECBs.

Rite Aid:

Bought 1 Stopain Analgesic Spray, 4 oz or Roll On, 3 oz $6.00, regularly $11.99
Buy 1, Submit for $6.00 Single Check Rebate, Limit 1
Used 1 $2.00/1 Internet printable coupon (expires 2/27)
Paid $4.00, Submitted for $6.00 Single Check Rebate
Final Price: $2.00 MONEYMAKER

Bought 1 Blink Gel Tears, 10 mL $7.99, regularly $10.49
Buy 1, Submit for $7.99 Single Check Rebate, Limit 1
Used $1.00/1 Internet printable coupon (coupons.com)
Paid $6.99, Submited for $7.99 Single Check Rebate
Final Price: $1.00 MONEYMAKER

Bought 2 Schick Hydro Shave Gel 8.4 oz 2/$4.00, regularly $3.99 each
Used 2 $0.75/1 manufacturer coupons from SS 2/26
And used 1 $1.50/2 Video Values coupon
Final Price: $1.00 ($0.50 each) for 2

Bought 2 Schick Hydro Power Select Razors and 2 Hydro Silk Razors 1ct $9.49 each, regularly $11.99 each

*Sale price is $9.99 but I received a 20% discount instead because of my Gold card status*

Buy 1, Receive $4.00 UP Reward, Limit 4
Use 4 $4.00/1 manufacturer coupon (2 of each) from SS 2/25
Paid $21.96, Received 4 $4.00 Up Reward
Final Price: $5.96 ($1.49 each) for 4

Bought 2 Physicians Formula Concealers, $6.00 each, regular price
BOGO 50% off
Buy 2, Receive $5.00 Up Reward, Limit 2

Used 2 $1.00/1 manufacturer coupons from SS 2/12
Paid $7.00, Received $5.00 Up Reward
Final Price: $2.00 ($1.00 each) for 2

Bought 2 Revlon Emery Board sets, $0.75 each, regularly $1.25 each
40% off
Used 2 $1.00/1 manufacturer coupons from SS 1/29 (now expired)
Final Price: $0.50 MONEYMAKER

Bought 10 Fiji Water, 1 L $0.88 each, regularly $2.29 each

NOTE: This deal appears to be a misprint, as the 0.5 liter bottles are the ones actually ringing up at $0.88. But the store adjusted to honor the ad. I expect corporate will have stores post a correction soon, so hurry if you want this deal! I also received 2 $1.00 Up Rewards for this purchase; not sure why though!

$115.91  Shelf price
-  40.57  Discounts
-  26.00  Coupons
= 49.54  Out of pocket cost
-  23.00  +Up Rewards received
-  13.99  Single Check Rebate expected
= 12.35  (89.3% savings off shelf price)

What I actually paid: $49.54 - $46.50 in previous Up Rewards (good news! The $15 rewards are ringing up properly again!) + $3.68 sales tax = $6.72 paid out of pocket. Walked away with $23.00 in new +Up Rewards.

Walgreens:

Unfortunately the Renew Life was not ringing up at sale price; fearing I also would not get the register reward, I did not buy it. I now am reading online that while the price was wrong, the register reward was indeed printing out. DOH!  The shift supervisor could have adjusted the price, but would not compensate me for the Register Reward; he insisted I would have to do the mail-in option, which takes forever. This of course completely threw me off my game, so these transactions ended up costing me more out of pocket than I would have liked. Le sigh. They also didn't have any Burt's Bees cough drops in stock. CURSES!

Transaction 1:

- Bought 1 Super Poligrip Free Denture Adhesive Cream $1.99, regularly $2.29
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction 
Paid $1.99, Received $2.00 Register Reward
Final Price: Free

- Bought 1 Belvita Breakfast Biscuits, 8 pk. $2.99, regularly $4.29
Buy 1, Receive $1.99 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction

*While the register reward prints at $1.99, it redeems at $2.00. Go figure*

Used 1 $1.00/1 Belvita Breakfast Biscuits from SS 2/26
Paid $1.99, Received $2.00 Register Reward
Final Price: Free

- Bought 1 Natrol Melatonin, 100 ct. $4.00, regularly $10.49
Buy 1, Receive $4.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Paid $4.00, Received $4.00 Register Reward
Final Price: Free

- Bought 1 Nivea Lip Care $2.99, regular price
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Used $1.00/1 Internet printable Facebook coupon (no longer available to print)
Paid $1.99, Received $2.00 Register Reward
Final Price: Free
 
- Bought 2 Stride gum, 14 piece $0.69 each, regularly $1.29 each
With in ad coupon, limit 3
Used 1 $1.00/2 Stride Single Packs from SS 2/12
Final Price: $0.38 ($0.19 each) for 2
 
- Used 2 $4.00 Register Rewards from previous trip

Paid $2.35 + $0.21 sales tax = $2.56, received $4 + $2 + 2 + $1.99 Register Rewards

Transaction 2:

- Bought 1 On-The-Go Multivitamin Orange Rush Drink Mix, 30 pkts. $8.00, regularly $10.00
Buy 1, Receive $8.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction 
Paid $8.00, Received $8.00 Register Reward
Final Price: Free

- Bought 1 Super Poligrip Free Denture Adhesive Cream $1.99, regularly $2.29
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction 
Paid $1.99, Received $2.00 Register Reward
Final Price: Free

- Bought 2 Stride gum, 14 piece $0.69 each, regularly $1.29 each
With in ad coupon, limit 3
Used 1 $1.00/2 Stride Single Packs from SS 2/12
Final Price: $0.38 ($0.19 each) for 2

- Used 1 $4.00 Register Reward and 1 $1.99 (which rung up as $2) Register Reward from Transaction 1

 Paid $4.37 + $0.21 sales tax = $4.58, received $8 + $2 Register Rewards

Transaction 3:

- Bought 1 Natrol Melatonin, 100 ct. $4.00, regularly $10.49
Buy 1, Receive $4.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Paid $4.00, Received $4.00 Register Reward
Final Price: Free
 
- Bought 1 BluScience EternalBlu Anti-Aging Support, 60 ct. $10.00, regularly $29.99
Buy 1, Receive $10.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction 
Paid $10.00, Received $10.00 Register Reward
Final Price: Free

- Bought 1 Super Poligrip Free Denture Adhesive Cream $1.99, regularly $2.29
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction 
Paid $1.99, Received $2.00 Register Reward
Final Price: Free

- Bought 2 Stride gum, 14 piece $0.69 each, regularly $1.29 each
With in ad coupon, limit 3
Used 1 $1.00/2 Stride Single Packs from SS 2/12
Final Price: $0.38 ($0.19 each) for 2

- Used 1 $8.00 Register Reward and 1 $2.00 Register Reward from Transaction 2

Paid $6.37 (ouch!) + $0.21 = $6.58, received $4 + $10 + $2 Register Rewards

Transaction 4:

- Bought 1 Super Poligrip Free Denture Adhesive Cream $1.99, regularly $2.29
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction 
Paid $1.99, Received $2.00 Register Reward
Final Price: Free

- Bought 1 Belvita Breakfast Biscuits, 8 pk. $2.99, regularly $4.29
Buy 1, Receive $1.99 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Used 1 $1.00/1 Belvita Breakfast Biscuits from SS 2/26
Paid $1.99, Received $2.00 Register Reward
Final Price: Free

- Bought 1 Nivea Lip Care $2.99, regular price
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Used $1.00/1 Internet printable Facebook coupon (no longer available to print)
Paid $1.99, Received $2.00 Register Reward
Final Price: Free

- Bought 2 Stride gum, 14 piece $0.69 each, regularly $1.29 each
With in ad coupon, limit 3
Used 1 $1.00/2 Stride Single Packs from SS 2/12
Final Price: $0.38 ($0.19 each) for 2

- Used 1 $4.00 Register Reward from Transaction 3

Paid $2.35 + $0.21 sales tax = $2.56, received $2 + $2 + $1.99 Register Rewards

$97.00  Shelf price
- 45.56  Discounts
-   8.00  Coupons
=43.44  Out of pocket cost
- 42.00  Register Rewards received
=  1.44  (98.5% savings off shelf price)

What I actually paid: $43.44 - $8.00 in previous Register Rewards - $20.00 in today's Register Rewards + $0.84 sales tax = $16.28 paid out of pocket! DAMN! But I did walk way with $22.00 in Register Rewards, $14 more than I came in with. *shrug*


Target:

Bought 4 Mentos Up2U gum, $1.29 each, regular price
Used 4 $1.00/1 UP2U pack from SS 2/5
And used 4 $0.55/1 Target printable coupons (target.com)
Final Price: $1.04 OVERAGE

Bought 4 up & up Mint Refreshing Wax Floss, 54.7-yd. $0.92 each, regular price
Used 4 $1.00/1 up & up oral care item, any – (target.com) - automatically rounded down
Final Price: 4 Free

Bought 4 up & up Ibuprofen, $1.09 each, regular price
Used 4 $1.00/1 Target printable coupons (no longer available)
Final Price: $0.36 ($0.09 each) for 4

Bought 1 Similac Formula, $5.70, regularly $6.34
Used 1 $5.00/1 Manufacturer check received in mail
Final Price: $0.70

Bought 1 Lysol Dual Action Disinfecting Wipes, 80ct  $3.99, regularly $4.94
Has a Try Me Free Rebate on it!
And bought 3 Lysol Disinfecting Wipes, small $1.89 each, regularly $2.64 each
Used 2 $1.00/2 Lysol Disinfecting Wipes from SS 2/5 (exp 3/6)
Paid $7.66, will submit for $3.99 rebate

Final Price: $3.67 ($1.22 each) for 3 small size, plus 1 free large size

Bought 1 up & up Lopermide, $3.09
Used 1 $1.00/1 up & up item over $3.00 (target.com)
Final Price: $2.09

Bought 2 Fresh Step Litter bonus sizes, $9.99 each
Used 1 $3.00/2 Target coupon from SS 2/12 (regional, would have to be ordered)
Final Price: $16.98 ($8.49 each) for 2

$55.47  Shelf Price
-  3.82  Discounts
-25.10  Coupons
-  1.39  Red Card 5% discount + $0.05 own bag discount
=25.16  Out of pocket cost
-   3.99  Rebate to be received
=21.17  (61.8% savings)

What I actually paid: $25.16 + 1.71 sales tax = $26.87 paid out of pocket.

$339.91  Total Shelf Price
-  103.78  Total Discounts
-  102.39  Total Coupons
= 133.74  Total Out of Pocket Cost
-  112.26  Total Rewards/Rebates Received/to be received
=   21.48  (93.7% savings off shelf price)

Overall I paid $50.00 out of pocket for $340 worth of stuff.

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