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Friday, March 23, 2012

High value coupons disappear quickly for a reason - Free stuff at Target!

I told Miles to give me "sexy."

I spend SO much frakin' time on couponing blogs - The Krazy Coupon Lady, Living on a Coupon, Whorin' for Coupons - okay, I made that last one up. ANYWHO, because of this, I often am able to print coupons that aren't around for terribly long. Two examples: the $5.00/2 Revlon beauty tools Target printable coupon, and the $2.00/1 My First Crayola Facebook printable coupon, both of which popped in and out of existence in NO time flat. I was able to use these coupons to score some (mostly) free items at Target. See, it pays to have no life, people!

Also, I took advantage of two rebate deals: The Lysol Dual Action wipes try me free rebate offer - which ran in this week's SmartSource insert (you can also download a rebate form here) - and the World's Best Litter try me free rebate that I posted about a couple of weeks ago.

And thus this transaction was born:

Bought 4 My First Crayola safety scissors 3-packs $2.99 each, regular price
Used 4 $2.00/1 Internet printable Facebook coupons (no longer available)
And used 4 $1.00/1 Target printable coupons (Target.com)
Final Price: 4 Free (actually received $0.04 overage)

*There is also a $1.00/1 Internet printable coupon on Coupons.com, which would make these $0.99 each*

Bought 1 Revlon Foot File $4.29, regular price
Bought 4 Revlon Toe Clippers $2.24 each, regular price
Bought 3 Revlon nail file multipacks $1.27 each, regular price
Used 4 $5.00/2 Target printable coupons (no longer available) - rounded down to match cost of items ($15.53)
Final Price: $1.53 for all 8 items

The rebate offer on the bag - USELESS!

Bought 1 8lb bag of World's Best Litter $7.99, regularly $8.99
Used 1 $3.00/1 Internet printable coupon (Smartsource.com)
Will submit for Try Me Free rebate
Paid $4.99, will receive $7.99 rebate
Final Price: $3.00 MONEYMAKER

Bought 1 35 count Lysol Dual Action Wipes $2.64
Paid $2.64, will submit for Try Me Free rebate
Final Price: Free

$40.65  Shelf Price
-  1.73   Discounts (includes $0.68 Red Card discount and 5 cent bag credit)
-30.53   Coupons
   8.39   Out of pocket cost
-10.63   Rebates to submit for
+ 1.17   Sales tax paid

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