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Monday, February 6, 2012

My Massive Sunday Haul, 2/5/12

CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens

Target
 OMG, you guys. We have so. much. lube. It's embarrassing. Even more now that I'm talking about it. WTF?!

"I was hungry. STFU."



While I'm talking about embarrassing crap, yesterday Buffy bit my nipple. So THAT happened.







ANYWHO, yesterday went better than expected, truth be told. And with CVS and Rite Aid apparently taking a vacation from savings, I was even able to fit a full-scale Target visit into my schedule! I also kept finding Degree clinical deodorant on clearance at both CVS and Walgreens. I *never* find these things in time to actually buy them! Also, at Walgreens I found UFC action figures on clearance. I bought the last two as a joke to give to the fiance, as he's a fan, and also cause I figured one of us would have a client who would like them. You guys, he was SO excited when I gave them to him. Sorry, kids. I don't think the figures are making it to you. :-0

Let's move on, shall we?

CVS:

Bought 1 Zarbee’s Children’s Cough Syrup, 4 oz $6.00, regularly $9.49
Buy 1, Receive $6.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 1
Used $1.00/1 manufacturer coupon (from inside box of previous purchase)
Paid $5.00, Received $6.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $1.00 Moneymaker

*Okay, so the Suave deal is still going on, of course, but the coupons that went with it are now dead. So this scenario is no longer valid. Not that the one I posted worked for our area anyway. I pulled IT off one of the blogs below while on the road Saturday, and it wasn't til I was shopping that I realized that our body wash coupons were not BOGO coupons, but B2G1 Free coupons. DOH! But fortunately I had special ordered 4 $0.75/1 Suave deodorant coupons (we had received $1/2 in our area), so those came in handy.*

Bought 3 Suave Naturals Body Wash, $2.00 each, regularly $ 2.99 each
Bought 6 Suave deodorants, $1.00 each, regularly $1.37 each
Spend $12.00, Receive $4.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 1 
Used 1 B2G1 Free Suave Naturals Body Wash coupons (which took off $3.00, the maximum coupon value!)
And used 4 $0.75/1 Suave Deodorant coupons
And used 1 $1.00/2 Suave Deodorant coupons
Paid $5.00, Received $4.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $1.00 for all 9 products!

Bought 4 Vaseline Total Moisture Cocoa Radiant 3 oz, $0.99 each, regular price
Used 4 $1.00/1 manufacturer coupon from RP 1/29 (rounded down)
Final price: Free

Bought 6 Degree Women's Clinical Deodorant, $2.49 each, on clearance, regularly $9.99 each
Used 6 $1.00/1 manufacturer coupons from RPUnilever 1/29
Final Price: $8.94 ($1.49 each) for 6

$90.58  Shelf price
- 53.68  Discounts
=36.90
-  4.00  $4/$20 coupon loaded to Extra Card
-17.96  Coupons
= 14.94 Out of pocket cost
-11.00  Extra Bucks received ($1 was from the Green Bag Tag!)
=3.94 (95.6% savings off shelf price)

What I actually paid: $14.94 - $11.87 in previous Extra Bucks + $1.69 sales tax = $4.76 paid out of pocket. Walked away with $11.00 in Extra Bucks.

Rite Aid:

*There's a new Buy & Save Spend $100 on select products, receive $20 Up Promotion! Ends March 3*

Bought 2 Revlon Photoready Mouse foundations, $13.99 each, regular price
Spend 10.00, Receive $4.00 +Up Rewards, Limit 2
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Single Check Rebate (SCR), Limit 1
Used 2 $2.00/1 coupons from SS 1/15
And used 2 $3.00/1 Video Value coupons (January)
Paid $10.99, Received 2 $4.00 +Up Rewards and will submit for $2.00 SCR
Final Price: $0.99 ($0.50 each) for 2

*Eligible for Buy & Save promotion!*

Bought 2 Tilex Mold & Mildew 2/$5.00, regularly $4.49 each
Buy 2, Receive $1.00 Single Check Rebate, Limit 1
Used 2 $2.00/1 Tilex Mold & Mildew – Facebook coupons (no longer available)
Paid $1.00, Receive $1.00 SCR
Final Cost: 2 Free

Bought 2 Band Aid trial sizes, $0.79 each (with 20% discount), regularly $0.99 each
Used 2 $1.00/1 Facebook printable coupons with no size restrictions (no longer available)
Final Price: $0.42 Moneymaker

$ 38.94  Shelf price
- 11.38  Discounts
- 16.00  Coupons
=11.56  Total out of pocket cost
- 11.00  Ups/SCRs received/to be received
=  0.56  (98.6% savings off shelf price)

What I actually paid: $11.56 - $11.00 in previous Up Rewards + $1.56 sales tax = $2.12 paid out of pocket. Walked away with $8.00 in +Up Rewards and will submit for $3.00 in rebates..

Walgreens:
 
*NOTE: There are a number of items that are free after Walgreens rebates this week (information on how to submit for those rebates is in the February coupon booklet). I have not had good experiences with their rebate program, so I am not recommending those deals.*

Transaction 1:

- Bought 1 Wet Synergy Lubricant $10.00, regularly $16.99
Buy 1, Receive $10.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Used $1.00/1 Internet printable coupon
Paid $9.00, Received $10.00 Register Reward
Final Price: $1.00 Moneymaker

- Bought 1 Sheets Energy Strips, 10 pack $3.99, regularly $4.99
Buy 1, Receive $3.99 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Paid $3.99, Received $3.99 (actually $4.00) Register Reward
Final Price: Free

- Bought 2 Glee magnet/sticker packs $0.25 each, clearance price, regularly $1.00 each (fillers)

- Used 1 $8.00 and 2 $2.00 Register Rewards from previous trip

Paid $1.49 + $0.63 sales tax = $2.12, received $10.00 + $4.00 Register Rewards

Transaction 2:

- Bought 2 Colgate Total Advanced or Gum Defense Toothpaste or MaxFresh or MaxWhite Toothbrush $3.00 each, regularly $3.49 each
Buy 2, Receive $4.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Used 2 $1.00/1 manufacturer coupons from SS 1/8 (regional - have to be ordered)
Paid $4.00, Received $4.00 Register Reward
Final Price: 2 Free

- Bought 1 St. Joseph Enteric Aspirin, 36 count 81 mg. dose $2.00, regularly $2.49
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Paid $2.00, Received $2.00 Register Reward
Final Price: Free

- Bought 4 Help! Drug Packets, $3.99 each, regular price
BOGO Free (monthly deal!)
Used 4 $2.00/1 Internet printable coupons (no longer available - it was a PDF so maybe you saved it)
Final Price: 4 Free

- Bought 2 Biotene gum, $2.29 each, regular price
BOGO 50%
Used 1 $2.50/2 manufacturer coupon from RP 1/1
Final price: $0.94 ($0.47 each) for 2

- Bought 4 Degree Men's Clinical deodorants, $2.29 each, on clearance, regularly $8.99 each
Used 4 $1.00/1 coupons from RPUnilever 1/29
Final Price: $5.16 for 4

- Bought 2 One Touch Delica Lancing Devices, $19.99, regular price
Used 2 $10.00/1 Internet printable coupons (smartsource.com) - had to be rounded down
And used $10.00/1 coupon from Walgreens February coupon booklet (took off $20.00)
Final Price: 2 Free

- Bought 1 UFC Action figure, $2.74, on clearance, regularly $9.99 est. (filler)

- Used 1 $10.00 Register Reward and 1 $4.00 Register Reward from Transaction 1

Paid $0.81 + $1.08 sales tax = $1.89, received $6.00 in Register Rewards

Transaction 3:

- Bought 1 Sheets Energy Strips, 10 pack $3.99, regularly $4.99
Buy 1, Receive $3.99 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Paid $3.99, Received $3.99 (actually $4.00) Register Reward
Final Price: Free

- Bought 1 Glee sticker book, $0.25, clearance, regularly $1.00

- Used 1 $4.00 Register Reward (Colgate) from Transaction 2

Paid $0.24 + $0.02 sales tax = $0.26, received $4.00 Register Reward

Transaction 4:

- Bought 1 St. Joseph Enteric Aspirin, 36 count 81 mg. dose $2.00, regularly $2.49
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Paid $2.00, Received $2.00 Register Reward
Final Price: Free

- Bought 1 UFC Action figure, $2.74, on clearance, regularly $9.99 est. (filler)

- Used 1 $4.00 Register Reward from Transaction 3

Paid $0.74 + $0.17 sales tax = $0.91, Received $2.00 Register Reward

Transaction 5:

- Bought 1 Wet Synergy Lubricant $10.00, regularly $16.99
Buy 1, Receive $10.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Used $1.00/1 Internet printable coupon
Paid $9.00, Received $10.00 Register Reward
Final Price: $1.00 Moneymaker


- Bought 2 Glee Magnet sets, $0.25 each, clearance, regularly $1.00 each

- Used 2 $2.00 Register Rewards from Transactions 2 and 4

Paid $5.50 (ouch) + $0.63 sales tax = $6.13, received $10.00 Register Reward

$180.46  Shelf price
-  93.21  Discounts
-  38.48  Coupons
= 48.77  Out of pocket cost
-  36.00  Register Rewards received
= 12.77  (92.9% savings off shelf price)

What I actually paid: $48.77 - $14.00 from previous Register Rewards - $26.00 from that day's Register Rewards + $2.54 sales tax = $11.31 paid out of pocket. Walked out with a $10 Register Reward.

Target:

*While at Target I also dumped some coupons that were expiring yesterday on grocery items. So I'm splitting Target into two categories: The drugstore/freebie deals, and the regular grocery shopping, as I keep separate budgets for both categories.*

Drugstore/Freebie deals:

Bought 2 KY Yours + Mine Bonus Date Night Packs (with 1 $10/2 movie tickets redemption code in each one), $23.74 each, regularly $29.99 each
Buy Any 2 Participating KY or Trojan Products, Receive a $10.00 Target Gift Card
Used 2 $7.00/1 - K-Y Premium Brand Product - (facebook.com)
Paid $33.48, Received $10.00 Target gift card and 2 $10.00/2 movie redemption codes
Final Price: $3.48 ($1.74 each) for 2

Bought 2 Market Pantry Macaroni & Cheese, 5.4 oz $0.72, Regular Price
Used 2 $1.00/1 – Market Pantry Boxed Macaroni & Cheese, excludes single serve, Target Coupon - No longer available
Final Price: 2 Free (coupon rounded itself down)

Bought 4 Iams Dry Cat Food, trial size, $3.00 each, regular price
Use $3.00/1 Iams Dry Dog or Cat Food from PG 1/29
Final Price: 4 Free

Bought 4 Iams Dry Dog Food, trial size, $3.00 each, regular price
Used 4 $3.00/1 Iams Dry Dog or Cat Food from PG 1/29
Final Price: 4 Free

$85.42  Shelf Price
-12.50  Discounts
-  1.17  Red Card discount
-39.44  Coupons
=32.31  Out of pocket cost
- 10.00  Gift card received
- 20.00  Movie ticket redemption codes received
=  2.31  (97.3% savings)

Grocery deals:

Bought 4 Welch's Essentials $2.50 each
Used 4 $1.00/1 coupons (now expired)
Final price: $9.00 ($1.50 each) for 4

Bought 2 Naked Juice, $2.69 each
Used 2 $1.00/1 Facebook coupons (now expired)
Final price: $3.38 ($1.69 each) for 2

Bought 2 Naked Juice, $3.04 each

Used 2 $1.00/1 Facebook coupons (now expired)
Final price: $4.08 ($2.04 each) for 2

Bought 1 box Kashi GoLean cereal, $3.64
Used 1 $1.00/1 Internet printable coupon (now expired)
Final price: $2.64

Bought 6 Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers, $2.25 each, regularly $2.89 each
Used 3 $0.75/2 manufacturer coupons (now expired)
And used 1 B3G1 Free Target printable coupon (Target.com)
Final price: $8.25 ($1.38 each) for 6

Bought 2 Arm & Hammer fridge packs, $0.92 each
Final price: $1.84 ($0.92 each)

$47.69  Shelf price
-  6.50  Discounts
-  0.85  Red card discount
-14.25  Coupons
=26.09 (45.3% savings)

Meh. I hate grocery shopping.

Total Drug Store Savings:

$395.40  Total Shelf Cost
-171.94  Total Discounts
-115.88  Total coupons
=107.58  Total out of pocket cost
-  88.00  Total Rewards/Rebates/Redemption codes received/to be received
= 19.58  (95% savings off shelf price)

In sum, paid $18.19 out of pocket at the drug stores and $35.21 at Target for the KY promotion. Not as good as last week, but oh well.

Sources:
The Krazy Coupon Lady
Living on a Coupon
Coupon Mom
For The Mamas
Consumer Queen
Stingy Momma

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