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Monday, April 23, 2012

My Massive Sunday Haul, 4/22/12



You know what sucks? Shopping all day in the damn never ending rain. I can't carry an umbrella. I'm carrying too much other crap. So I get soaked. Store after store after store. SO MUCH FUN! At least it scared the other couponers away. No problems finding any of my loot today!

CVS:

Bought 1 Physicians Formula concealer stick $6.29, regular price
Buy 1, Receive $7.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 1
Used 1 $1.00/1 Physicians Formula Cosmetic product from SS 4/15
Paid $5.29, Receive $7.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $1.71 MONEYMAKER

*The reward did not print automatically, but the cashier printed it out manually when I showed him the ad, which does not specify how much must be spent to get the $7.00 reward.*

Bought 4 Hallmark Cards $1.99 each, regular price
Buy 3, Receive $3.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 1
Used 1 $3.00/3 Hallmark Cards, $1.49 each or more, CVS Coupon (CVS.com)
And used 1 B3G1 free Hallmark card from magic coupon machine (took off $2.50)
Paid $2.46, Received $3.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $0.54 MONEYMAKER

Bought 1 Blink Tears, 0.5 oz or Gel Tears, 0.34 oz $8.99, regularly $12.99
Buy 1, Receive $8.99 Extra Bucks, Limit 1
Used 1 $1.00/1 Blink Tears Lubricating Eye Drops or Blink Gel Tears Lubricating Eye Drops (Coupons.com)
Paid $7.99, Received $8.99 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $1.00 MONEYMAKER


Bought 1 Dream Water Snoozeberry Dietary Supplement, 2 pk $5.79, regularly $6.29
Buy 1, Receive $5.79 Extra Bucks, Limit 1
Paid $5.79, Received $5.79 Extra Bucks
Final Price: Free

Bought 4 Scrubbing Bubbles 16oz Bathroom Cleaner $3.00 each, regularly $4.49 each
Spend $12.00, Receive $4.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 1
Used 2 $2.00/2 manufacturer coupons from SS 3/11
Paid $8.00, Received $4.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $4.00 ($1.00 each) for 4

*Also earned a $1.00 Saving Star deposit*

$ 51.49  Shelf Price
- 10.46  Discounts
- 11.50  Coupons
=29.53  Out of pocket cost
- 28.78  Extra Bucks received
-   1.00  Saving Star deposit earned
=$0.25  MONEYMAKER   

What I actually paid: $29.53 - $25.48 in previous Extra Bucks + $1.24 sales tax = $5.29 paid out of pocket. Walked away with $28.78 in new Extra Bucks.

Rite Aid:

Bought 2 Nature Made CoQ10 30mg 30 count $13.49 each, regular price
BOGO Free (unadvertised - this may be a glitch!)
And bought 3 Nature Made Vitamin B-12 1000mcg 50 count $5.83 each, regularly $7.29 each
With 20% Gold Discount 
Spend $30.00, Receive $15.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2
Used 5 $2.00/1 manufacturer coupons (RiteAid.com)
And used 2 $5.00/1 Nature Made CoQ10 (adperk.com)
And used 2 $2.00/1 Nature Made Vitamin B (adperk.com)
Paid $6.98, Received $15.00 +Up Reward
Final Price: $8.02 MONEYMAKER

Bought 2 Samy Fat Hair Shampoo or Stylers or Fat Foam Hair Color $7.19 each, regularly $8.99 each - found BOGO packages!
With 20% Gold Discount
Buy 1, Receive $5.00 +Up Reward, Limit 3
Used 2 $2.00/1 Samy Fat Hair, Shampoo, Conditioner, Stylers, or Hairspray, Excludes Trial Size (fat-hair.com)
And used 2 $2.00/1 Samy Fat Hair Item (adperk.com)
Paid $6.38, Received 2 $5.00 +Up Rewards
Final Price: $3.62 MONEYMAKER

Bought 1 Veet Depilatories and Wax $3.99, regularly $4.99
With 20% Gold Discount

Buy 1, Receive $1.00 +Up Reward, Limit 4
Used 1 $2.00/1 in-ad coupon
And used 1 $2.00/1 Veet Product (veet.us)
or $2.00/1 Veet Product (Facebook.com)
Paid -$0.01 (applied to rest of transaction), Received $1.00 +Up Reward
Final Price: $1.01 MONEYMAKER

Bought 4 Dentyne Ice or Dentyne Pure $1.00 each, regularly $1.29 each
Buy 3, Receive $2.00 +Up Reward, Limit 4
Used 2 $1.00/2 Dentyne Gum from SS 3/4
Paid $2.00, Received $2.00 +Up Reward
Final Price: Free for 4

Bought 4 Kellogg's Raisin Bran $2.00 each, regularly $4.79 each
Bought 2 Kellogg's Frosted Flakes $2.00 each, regularly $4.99 each
Buy 3, Get $2.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2
Used 2 $1.00/2 Kellogg's Raisin Bran (Kelloggs.com)
And used 2 $0.50/1 Kellogg's Corn Flakes (Kelloggs.com)
Paid $9.00, Received 2 $2.00 +Up Rewards
Final Price: $5.00 ($0.83 each) for 6

Bought 2 Purex Crystals $7.59 each, regular price
BOGO Free
Used 2 $1.00/1 Internet printable coupons (no longer available)
And used 2 $1.00/1 Purex Crystals (adperk.com)
Final Price: $3.59 ($1.80 each) for 2

$121.30  Shelf price
-   48.36  Discounts
-   45.00  Coupons
=  27.94  Out of pocket cost
-   32.00  +Up Rewards received
=  $4.06  MONEYMAKER

What I actually paid: $27.94 - $6.00 in previous +Up Rewards - $15.00 in this week's +Up Rewards + $1.80 sales tax = $8.74 paid out of pocket. Walked away with $17.00 in new +Up Rewards.

To get the 20% Gold Discount, you have to earn 1,000 points on your Wellness card before the end of the calendar year. You get one point for every one non-sale-priced dollar you spend (keep in mind, though, that an item that isn't sale priced but has a promotion attached - like this week's Nature Made, Veet and Samy deals - still counts towards the accumulation!) Also, filling prescriptions is a quick way to get points.

Walgreens:

Transaction 1:

- Bought 1 I-Cool +D Menopause Relief Tablets, 45 ct. $10.00, regularly $19.99
Buy 1, Receive $10.00 Register Reward, Limit one per transaction
Used 1 $2.00/1 I-Cool for Menopause or I-Cool+D for Menopause + Bone Building from RP 2/19
Paid $8.00, Received $10.00 Register Reward
Final Price: $2.00 MONEYMAKER

- Bought 1 U by Kotex Sleek Tampons, 18 ct. $3.99, regularly $4.99
Buy 1, Receive $3.00 Register Reward, Limit one per transaction
Used 1 $1.00/1 U by Kotex Product from SS 3/25
or $1.00/1 U by Kotex Product, Any (ubykotex.com)
Paid $2.99, Received $3.00 Register Reward
Final Price: Free

- Bought 3 Zantac 150, 24 ct. $7.99 each, regularly $9.99 each
Used 3 $5.00/1 Zantac Product, 24 ct. or larger, from SS 4/10
And used $2.00/1 Zantac Acid Reducer, 150, 24 ct., 75, 30 ct., from Walgreens April Savings Book (took off $6.00)
Final Price: $2.97 ($0.99 each) for 3

- Bought 3 Russell Stover Easter egg 1.2oz $0.12 each, regularly $0.49 each

- Used 2 $6.00 Register Rewards and 1 $0.99 Register Reward from previous shopping trip

Paid $1.33 + $0.03 sales tax = $1.36, Received $10.00 Register Reward and $3.00 Register Reward

Transaction 2:

- Bought 1 Psoriasin Psoriasis Relief, .75 oz. $5.00, regularly $9.49
Buy 1, Receive $5.00 Register Reward, Limit one per transaction 
Paid $5.00, Received $5.00 Register Reward
Final Price: Free

- Bought 1 U by Kotex Sleek Tampons, 18 ct. $3.99, regularly $4.99
Buy 1, Receive $3.00 Register Reward, Limit one per transaction
Used 1 $1.00/1 U by Kotex Product from SS 3/25
or $1.00/1 U by Kotex Product, Any (ubykotex.com)
Paid $2.99, Received $3.00 Register Reward
Final Price: Free

- Bought 1 Zantac 150, 24 ct. $7.99, regularly $9.99
Used 3 $5.00/1 Zantac Product, 24 ct. or larger, from SS 4/10
And used $2.00/1 Zantac Acid Reducer, 150, 24 ct., 75, 30 ct., from Walgreens April Savings Book
Final Price: $0.99

- Bought 1 Evercare Lint Roller $2.99, regularly $4.99

- Used 1 $10.00 Register Reward from Transaction 1

Paid $1.97 + $0.18 sales tax = $2.15, Received $5.00 and $3.00 Register Rewards

Transaction 3:

- Bought 1 I-Cool +D Menopause Relief Tablets, 45 ct. $10.00, regularly $19.99
Buy 1, Receive $10.00 Register Reward, Limit one per transaction
Used 1 $2.00/1 I-Cool for Menopause or I-Cool+D for Menopause + Bone Building from RP 2/19
Paid $8.00, Received $10.00 Register Reward
Final Price: $2.00 MONEYMAKER

- Bought 2 Russell Stover Easter egg 1.2oz $0.12 each, regularly $0.49 each

- Used 1 $5.00 Register Reward and 1 $3.00 Register Reward from Transaction 2

Paid $0.24 + $0.02 sales tax = $0.26, Received $10.00 Register Reward

$106.85  Shelf price
-  38.32  Discounts
-  34.00  Coupons
= 34.53  Out of pocket cost
-  31.00  Register Rewards received
=$ 3.53  96.7% savings off shelf price

What I actually paid: $34.53 - $12.99 Register Rewards from previous shopping trip -  18.00 Register Rewards from this shopping trip + $0.23 sales tax = $3.77 paid out of pocket. Walked away with $13.00 in new Register Rewards.

$279.64  Total Shelf Price
-   97.14  Total Discounts
-   90.50  Total Coupons
=  92.00  Total Out of Pocket Cost
-   92.78  Total Rewards Received/to be Received
=$  0.78  MONEYMAKER

Sweet.

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