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Monday, March 5, 2012

My Massive Sunday Haul, 3/4/12



That's her full name. MOOOOOOOONCHIIIIIIIIILD!

Holy crap did I buy a bunch of stuff today! I fully utilized my 2 Nature Made BOGO Free rainchecks from last week to double dip with the Spend $20 Receive $5 Up Rewards promotion going on this week. Plus an added bonus: Since my rewards card is at gold status, meaning I get 20% off non-sale items, I received that additional 20% off my non-free vitamin since the raincheck voided any current sale price. W00T! Also I bought diapers and bottle nipples, which freaked out the fiance. HAHA. Responsibility. (Don't worry; they're not for us.)

FYI: Today I shopped using both mine and my fiance's cards; his card does not get a discount.

Rite Aid:

Bought 2 Soft Lips dual packs, $3.19 each with 20% gold discount, regularly $3.99 each
Buy 2, Receive $3.00 +Up Rewards, Limit 4 (through Tuesday)

*I had already done this monthly deal three times on my card*

Used 2 $3.00/1 in-ad coupons
Paid $0.57, Received $3.00 +Up Rewards
Final Price: $2.43 MONEYMAKER

Bought 4 Soft Lips dual packs, $3.99 each, regular price
Buy 2, Receive $3.00 +Up Rewards, Limit 4 (through Tuesday)
Used 4 $3.00/1 in-ad coupons
Paid $3.96, Received 2 $3.00 +Up Rewards
Final Price: $2.04 MONEYMAKER



Bought 2 Soft Lips Beeswax Lip Conditioner $1.99 each, regular price
Buy 2, Receive $3.00 +Up Rewards, Limit 4 (through Tuesday)
Used 2 $3.00/1 in-ad coupons
$2.02 MONEYMAKER (applied to rest of transaction), Received $3.00 +Up Rewards
Final Price: $5.02 MONEYMAKER
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I bought 10 Nature Made supplements today in 5 different transactions at 2 different stores using 1 raincheck per store. When I did the first transaction, I did not yet know that the Sleep Aid was not included in the sale last week. Oh well, at least I was able to get one before it was caught!

Transaction 1:

Bought 1 Nature Made CoQ10 30 MG 30 count $10.79 with 20% gold discount, regularly $13.49
And bought 1 Nature Made Natural Sleep Aid 30 count $0.00, Regularly $12.99
Spend $20.00, Receive $5.00 +Up Reward, Limit 4
BOGO Free (with raincheck from last week; current promotion is BOGO 50%)

Used 1 $3.00/2 manufacturer coupon from SS 2/26
And used 1 $5.00/1 CoQ10 Video Value coupon (no longer available to watch)
And used 1 $5.00/1 Sleep Aid in-ad coupon
$2.21 MONEYMAKER (to be applied to rest of transaction)

Transaction 2: 

Bought 2 Nature Made Vitamin D3 400IU, 100 ct $4.39 total with 20% gold discount, regularly $5.49 each
Spend $20.00, Receive $5.00 +Up Reward, Limit 4 
BOGO Free (with raincheck from last week; current promotion is BOGO 50%)
Used 2 $1.00/1 Internet printable coupons (coupons.com) - I was out of the $3/2 coupons
And used 2 $3.00/1 Nature Made Vitamin D Video Values coupons
$3.61 MONEYMAKER (to be applied to rest of transaction)

Transaction 3:

Bought 1 Nature Made Vitamin B12 1000 mcg 60 count $7.99 with 20% gold discount, regularly $9.99
And bought 1 Nature Made Folic Acid 400 mcg 250 count $0.00, regularly $6.79
Spend $20.00, Receive $5.00 +Up Reward, Limit 4
BOGO Free (with raincheck from last week; current promotion is BOGO 50%)
Used 1 $5.00/1 Nature Made 160 ct or larger Internet printable coupon (no longer available)
And used 1 $1.00/1 Internet printable coupon (coupons.com)
Paid $1.99, Received 1st $5.00 +Up Reward

Transaction 4:

Bought 2 Nature Made CoQ10 30 MG 30 count $10.79 total with 20% gold discount, regularly $13.49 each
Spend $20.00, Receive $5.00 +Up Reward, Limit 4
BOGO Free (with raincheck from last week; current promotion is BOGO 50%)

Used 2 $1.00/1 manufacturer coupons from SS 2/26
And used 2 $5.00/1 CoQ10 Video Value coupons (no longer available to watch)
$1.21 MONEYMAKER (to be applied to rest of transaction)

Transaction 5:

Bought 2 Nature Made Vitamin D3 400IU, 100 ct $4.39 total with 20% gold discount, regularly $5.49 each
Spend $20.00, Receive $5.00 +Up Reward, Limit 4 
BOGO Free (with raincheck from last week; current promotion is BOGO 50%)
Used 2 $3.00/1 Nature Made Vitamin D Video Values coupons
$1.61 MONEYMAKER (to be applied to rest of transaction), Received 2nd $5+Up Rewards

FINAL PRICE FOR VITAMINS: Paid -$5.37 (overage applied to other items), received $10 +Up Rewards. $15.37 MONEYMAKER
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Bought 1 Sally Hansen Nail Clipper, $2.79 with 20% gold discount, regularly $3.39
Used 1 $2.00/1 manufacturer coupon from All You Magazine - March
And used 1 $3.00/1 in-ad coupon
Final Price: $2.21 MONEYMAKER (to be applied to rest of transaction)

Buy 1 Revlon Nail Enamel $3.99 with 20% gold discount, regularly $4.99
Used 1 $1.00/1 manufacturer coupon from SS 1/29 (now expired)
And used 1 $3.00/1 in-ad coupon
Final Price: Free

Bought 2 Playtex bottle nipples $3.99 with 20% gold discount, regularly $4.99
Used 2 $2.00/1 Internet printable coupons (have to sign up, will received coupon in email)
And used 2 $4.00/1 in-ad coupons
Final Price: $4.02 MONEYMAKER (to be applied to rest of transaction)

Bought 3 Colgate Optic White, 360 Surround or Sensitive Pro Relief Manual Toothbrushes (one of each) 1 ct $3.99 each with 20% gold discount, regularly $4.99 each
Used 3 $0.75/1 manufacturer coupon from SS 2/26 (regional - we received $1.00/2)
And used 3 $2.00/1 in-ad coupons
Final Price: $3.72 ($1.24 each) for 3

Bought 3 Pampers Jumbo Pack Diapers $9.99 each, regularly $12.49 each
Buy $30.00 of P&G Brandsavers, Receive $10.00 +Up Reward
Spend $25.00, Receive $5.00 +Up Reward, thru Wednesday

Used 2 $1.50/1 – Pampers Swaddlers or Swaddlers Sensitive Diapers, excluding trial/travel sizes – (coupons.com)
And used 1 $2.00/1 manufacturer coupon from P&G sample package received in mail
Paid $24.97, Received $10.00 +Up Reward and $5.00 +Up Reward
Final Price: $9.97 ($3.32 each) for 3

Bought 4 Hershey’s Single Serve Candy Bars $0.50 each, regularly $0.99 each
Used 2 $0.50/2 Video Value coupons (no longer available to watch)
Final Price: $1.00 ($0.25 each) for 2

I needed a few fillers to make for all the overages I was getting. Here's what I got:

Bought 2 Tostitos Salsas $2.63 each with 20% gold discount, regularly $3.29 each
Used 1 $1.00/1 Internet printable coupon (no longer available to print)
Final Price: $4.26 ($2.13 each) for 2

Bought 1 5 Hour Energy Supplement $2.63 with 20% gold discount, regularly $3.29

Bought 1 Mentos 15 count $1.29 with 20% gold discount, regularly $1.69

$206.44   Shelf price
-   73.89   Discounts
- 105.25   Coupons
=  27.30   Out of pocket  cost
-   39.00  +Up Rewards received
=$11.70   MONEYMAKER

What I actually paid: $27.30 -  $23.50 in previous +Up Rewards + $3.90 sales tax = $7.70 paid out of pocket. Walked away with $39.00 in new +Up Rewards.

CVS:

 I didn't buy any of the Welch's grape juice because the label on the bottles looked dated. Food can sit around for SO long at drugstores! But I got a free box of Oreos! SCORE!

Bought 1 Oreo box 6oz $1.50, regularly $2.19
Used 1 Free box of Oreos coupon from magic coupon machine that printed at beginning of shopping trip
Final Price: Free

Bought 2 Softsoap Bar Soap, 4 Pack $3.50 each, regularly $4.69 each
Buy 2, Receive $5.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 1
Used 2 $1.50/1 Softsoap Bar Soap from SS 2/12 (Regional, would have to be ordered)
Paid $4.00, Received $5.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $1.00 MONEYMAKER

Bought 1 Gold Emblem Jelly Beans, 7 oz $0.99, regularly $1.19
Buy 1, Receive $0.99 Extra Bucks, Limit 1 
Paid $0.99, Received $0.99 Extra Bucks
Final Price: Free

Bought 4 Mars Easter Egg or Bunny Single, 1 – 1.1 oz $0.50 each, regularly $0.87 each
Used 2 $1.00/2 manufacturer coupons from RP 3/4
Final Price: 4 Free

Bought 5 Revlon Eye Shadows $5.49 each, regular price
Buy 1, Get $4.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 6
Used 5 $1.00/1 manufacturer coupons from SS 1/29 (now expired)
And used 20% discount coupon, which took off $5.49
Paid $16.96, Received $20.00 Extra Bucks
Final price: $3.04 MONEYMAKER

Bought 8 All Laundry Detergent $4.00 each, regularly $8.39 each
Spend $30.00, Receive $10.00 CVS Cash Card, Limit 6
Used 2 $1.00/1 All Mighty Pacs or Liquid Laundry Detergent, 24 Loads+ from RP 3/4
And used 6 $1.00/1 Internet printable coupons (Redplum.com) 
Paid $24.00, Received $10.00 CVS Cash Card
Final Price: $14.00 ($1.75 each) for 8

Bought 1 Flippo Berio olive oil 16.9 oz, $3.99, regularly $8.39
Use 1 $1.00/1 Internet printable coupon (no longer available)
Final Price: $2.99

$119.20  Shelf price
-  44.27  Discounts
= 74.93
-  10.00  $10/$50 CVS coupon
-    5.49  20% off CVS coupon
-  20.50  Other coupons
= 38.94  Out of pocket cost
-  35.99  Extra Bucks/Cash Cards received
=  2.95   (97.5% savings off shelf price)

What I actually paid: $38.94 - $23.79 in previous Extra Bucks + $3.43 sales tax = $18.58 paid out of pocket (high because I couldn't roll my rewards as much since I wanted to use that $10/$50 coupon!). Walked away with $20 in new Extra Bucks and a $10 CVS cash card.

Walgreens:

Transaction 1:

- Bought 1 Just for Men Hair Color, excludes Autostop $5.99, regularly $8.79
Used $2.00/1 – Just For Men Haircolor or Touch of Gray – (justformen.com)
And will submit for Try Me Free Rebate PDF (touchofgray.com)
Paid $3.99, Will submit for $5.99 rebate
Final Price: $2.00 MONEYMAKER

- Bought 1 Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste, 4 oz $3.00, regularly $5.29
Buy 1, Receive $3.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Used 1 $0.75/1 Colgate Toothpaste from SS 2/26
Paid $2.25, Received $3.00 Register Reward
Final Price: $0.75 MONEYMAKER

- Bought 1 Walgreens Saline Nasal Mist, 4.25 oz. $5.00, regularly $8.49
Buy 1, Receive $5.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction 
Paid $5.00, Received $5.00 Register Reward
Final Price: Free

- Bought 1 Nice! Baking Soda, 16 oz. $0.50, regularly $1.29 (filler)
With in ad coupon, limit 4

- Used 1 $8.00 Register Reward and 1 $2.00 Register Reward from previous shopping trip

Paid $1.74 + $0.54 sales tax = $2.28, received $3.00 + $5.00 Register Rewards

Transaction 2:

- Bought 1 Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste, 4 oz $3.00, regularly $5.29
Buy 1, Receive $3.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Used 1 $0.75/1 Colgate Toothpaste from SS 2/26
Paid $2.25, Received $3.00 Register Reward
Final Price: $0.75 MONEYMAKER

- Bought 2 Kettle Chips, 8 or 8.5 oz. $1.99 each, regularly $3.30 each
Used 2 $1.00/1 Kettle Brand Chips from RP 1/29 (exp 3/11)
Final Price: $1.98 ($0.99 each) for 2

- Bought 1 CocoCare Lip balm 0.15 oz $0.29, clearance, regularly $1.49 (filler)


- Used 1 $4.00 Register Reward from previous shopping trip

Paid $0.52 + $0.20 sales tax = $0.72, received $3.00 Register Rewards

Transaction 3:

- Bought 1 Walgreens Saline Nasal Mist, 4.25 oz. $5.00, regularly $8.49
Buy 1, Receive $5.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction 
Paid $5.00, Received $5.00 Register Reward
Final Price: Free

- Bought 1 CocoCare Lip balm 0.15 oz $0.29, clearance, regularly $1.49 (filler)
 

- Used 1 $2.00 Register Reward from previous shopping trip + 1 $3.00 Register Reward from Transaction 1


Paid $0.29 + $0.02 sales tax = $0.31, received $5.00 Register Reward


$47.22  Shelf price
- 21.17  Discounts
-   5.50  Coupons
=20.55  Out of pocket cost
- 16.00  Register Rewards received
-   5.99  Rebate to be submitted
=  1.44  MONEYMAKER 

What I actually paid: $20.55 - $16.00 in previous Register Rewards - $3.00 in new register rewards + $0.76 sales tax = $2.31 paid out of pocket. Walked away with $13.00 in Register Rewards and will submit for $5.99 rebate.




$372.86  Total Shelf Price
- 139.33  Total Discounts
- 146.74  Total Coupons
=  86.79  Total Out Of Pocket Cost
-   96.98  Rewards Received/To Be Received
=  10.19  MONEYMAKER

BAM! Tomorrow I'll go to Staples and Target, where my haul won't be nearly as impressive.

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