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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Some last-minute Saturday shopping!



So My Massive Sunday Haul is going to be more like my Massive Monday Haul, as I'm not going to have much time to shop tomorrow. (I'm going to start working on my shopping list right after this posts.) Also, the coupons I ordered last Sunday for round 2 of this week's shopping didn't arrive until yesterday. WTF?! So I spent my a decent portion of my Saturday at CVS, Rite Aid and Harris Teeter, scouting out some last-minute deals before the clock struck midnight (well, except for Harris Teeter. Got a couple more days to get the deals there). By the time you see this, it'll probably be too late for you to partake in the drugstore deals (except for the Right Guard deal!). DOH!

CVS:

Bought 6 Right Guard Deodorants, $1.19 each, on clearance, regularly $4.79 each
Bought 2 Right Guard Antiperspirants, $1.24 each, on clearance, regularly $4.99 each
Buy 2, Receive $2.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 4 (IF you only do the deal once per transaction) - This deal is good til 2/25!
Used 4 $1.00/2 internet printable coupons (Coupons.com) (Redplum.com)
Paid $5.62, Received $8.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $2.38 MONEYMAKER

Bought 2 Hershey's Bliss 9.6 oz bags, $3.00 each, regularly $5.49 each
Buy 2, Receive $2.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 1
Used 1 $1.00/1 manufacturer coupon from All You February issue
And used 2 $1.00/1 CVS coupons from magic coupon machine (it's been printing 1 a day this week)
Paid $3.00, Received $2.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $1.00 ($0.50 each) for 2

Bought 2 Vaseline Total Moisture Cocoa Radiant 3 oz, $0.99 each, regular price
Used 2 $1.00/1 manufacturer coupon from RP 1/29 (rounded down)
Final price: 2 Free

$51.68  Shelf price
- 34.08  Discounts
-   8.98  Coupons
=  8.62  Out of pocket cost
- 10.00  Extra Bucks received
$  1.38  MONEYMAKER

What I actually paid: $8.62 - $6.00 Extra Bucks from previous trips - $2.00 Extra Bucks from today's shopping + $0.93 sales tax =  $1.55 - $1.55 from a $5 CVS gift card I received in the mail yesterday from the Theraflu rebate awhile back = $0.00 paid out of pocket. Walked away with $8.00 new Extra Bucks.

Rite Aid:

Bought 2 L'oreal Youth Code cleansers, $4.39 each, regularly $7.99 each
Used 2 $3.00/1 manufacturer coupons from RP 1/22
And used 2 $5.00/1 January Video Value coupons (no longer available, AND expires today)
Final Price: $7.22 MONEYMAKER (overage applied to rest of purchase)

Bought 9 Revlon compact nail clippers, $1.45 each, regular price
Bought 1 Revlon emery boards, $1.25, regular price
BOGO 50%
Spend 10.00, Receive $4.00 +Up Rewards, Limit 2

Used 10 $1.00/1 Revlon Beauty Tool from SS 1/29
Paid $0.77, Received $4.00 +Up Reward
Final Price: $3.23 MONEYMAKER

Bought 6 Stayfree 16-18ct, $3.00 each, regularly $3.99 each
Buy 1, Get $2 +Up Reward, Limit 3
Used 3 BOGO Free manufacturer coupon from SS 1/8
And used 3 $1.00/1 Internet printable coupon (no longer available)
Paid $6.00, Received 3 $2.00 +Up Reward
Final Price: 6 Free

Bought 3 Almay concealers, $7.99 each, regular price
Buy 2, Get 1 Free
Buy 1, Submit for $2.00 Single Check Rebate, Limit 3

Used 3 $2.00/1 manufacturer coupons from SS1 1/1
Paid $9.98, Received $6.00 SCR
Final price: $3.98 ($1.33 each) for 3
$78.19  Shelf price- 25.38  Discounts
- 44.00  Coupons
=  8.81  Out of pocket cost
- 10.00  +Up Rewards received
-   6.00  Single Check Rebate
=  7.19  MONEYMAKER

What I actually paid: $8.81 - $8.00 in previous +Up Rewards + $2.13 sales tax = $2.94 paid out of pocket. Walked away with $10.00 in new +Up Rewards and will submit for $6.00 SCR.

Harris Teeter:

*Sales cycle is Wednesday-Tuesday*

Bought 4 Nivea for Men lip balm, 2/$3.00, regularly $2.99 each
Used 2 $3.00/2 manufacturer coupons from RP 2/12
Final Price: 4 Free

Bought 1 Activia 4-pack, $2.00, regularly $2.89
Used 1 $1.00/1 manufacturer coupon from SS 2/12
And used 1 $1.00/1 e-VIC coupon loaded to card
Final Price: Free

Bought 2 Archway Peanut Butter 9.25 oz cookie boxes, $3.19 each, regular price
BOGO Free (Really each one half price)
Used 2 $0.55/1 manufacturer coupons from SS 2/5 (doubled)
Final Price: $0.99 ($0.50 each) for 2

Bought 2 Friskies Cat Food, 50.4 oz,  $5.49 each, regular price
BOGO Free (Really each one half price)
Used 2 $0.50/1 manufacturer coupons from SS 1/15 (doubled)
Final Price: $3.48 ($1.74 each) for 2

Bought 2 All Laundry Detergent 50 oz, $2.99 each (limit 2), regularly 6.29 each
Used 2 $1.00/1 manufacturer coupons from RP 1/1 (exp 2/12)
Final Price: $3.98 ($1.99 each) for 2

Bought 2 Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil 25.5 oz, $5.99 each, regularly $9.99 each
Used 2 $1.00/1 Internet printable coupons 
Final Price: $9.98 ($4.99 each) for 2

$64.77  Shelf price
 -30.13  Discounts
- 16.10  Coupons
=18.54 (71.4% savings)
+  1.05  sales tax
=19.59  paid out of pocket

$194.64  Total shelf price
-  89.59  Total discounts
-  69.08  Total coupons
= 35.97  Total out of pocket cost
-  26.00  Total rewards received/to be received
= $9.97  (94.5% savings off shelf price)

In short, I paid $22.53 out of pocket for $194 worth of stuff, and earned $10.00 more in rewards than I used today. NOW on to planning for NEXT week! (as in TOMORROW. AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!)

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