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Monday, May 14, 2012

My Massive Sunday Haul, 5/13/12

"I bought all this stuff. YES I DID!" - Buffy
This week was a week of mishaps! The first Walgreens I went to was all out of the Starbucks Refreshers (The location on Seven Locks Road - but heads up! They're expecting another shipment any day now), so I had to go to the slightly more ghettofied location on New Hampshire Avenue to get my four. And at Rite Aid the razors were not being counted toward the Spend $30 Receive $10 +Up Reward, so I have to deal with corporate tomorrow to get my reward. Le sigh.

Rite Aid:

Bought 2 Visine Eye Drops $4.23 each, regularly $5.29 each
With 20% Gold Discount  
Buy 1, Receive $3.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2
Used 2 $2.00/1 manufacturer coupons from previous packaging inserts
And used 2 $1.00/1 adperk coupons (RiteAid.com)
Paid $2.46, Received 2 $3.00 +Up Rewards
Final Price: $3.54 MONEYMAKER

Bought 3 Schick Hydro Silk Razors $9.59 each, $9.99 sale price, regularly $11.99 each
With 20% Gold Discount
Bought 1 Schick Hydro Shave Gel $2.49, regularly $3.99
Spend $30.00, Receive $10.00 +Up Reward, Limit 4
Used 3 $4.00/1 in-ad coupons (may have to do three separate transactions depending on cashier)
And used 3 $4.00/1 manufacturer coupons from SS 5/13
And used 1 $0.75/1 manufacturer coupon from SS 4/22
Paid $6.51, (should have) Received $10.00 +Up Reward
Final Price: $3.49 MONEYMAKER

Bought 2 Physicians Formula Eye Pencils $4.40 each, regularly $5.50 each
With 20% Gold Discount  
Buy 1, Receive $4.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2
Used 2 $1.00/1 Physicians Formula Cosmetic product from SS 2/12
or 2 $1.00/1 Physicians Formula Cosmetic product from SS 3/18
or 2 $1.00/1 Physicians Formula Cosmetic product from SS 4/15
or 2 $1.00/1 Physicians Formula Cosmetic product from SS 5/6
Paid $6.80, Received 2 $4.00 +Up Rewards
Final Price: $1.20 MONEYMAKER

Bought 1 Foster Grant Children's Sunglasses $5.59, regularly $6.99
With 20% Gold Discount
Buy 1, Receive $5.00 +Up Reward, Limit 1 
Used 1 $1.00/1 adperk coupon (RiteAid.com)
Paid $4.59, Received $5.00 +Up Reward
Final Price: $0.41 MONEYMAKER
 
Bought 2 Softsoap Bar Soap 4 pack $2.99 each, regularly $3.99 each
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2
Used 2 $1.00/1 manufacturer coupons from CVS tearpad
Paid $4.00, Received 2 $2.00 +Up Rewards
Final Price: 2 Free

Bought 2 Good N Natural Bars $1.03 each, regularly $1.29 each
With 20% Gold Discount
Used 2 Free item coupons from RP 5/6
Final Price: 2 Free

Bought 1 Zone Perfect Bar $1.27, regularly $1.59 each
With 20% Gold Discount 
Used 1 Free item coupon from mail
Final Price: Free

Bought 4 Reeses Peanut Butter Cups 2/$1.00, regularly $0.99 each
Used 2 $0.50/2 adperk coupons (RiteAid.com)
Final Price: $1.00 ($0.25 each) for 4

Bought 4 Zantac, 24-30ct $7.99 each, regularly $10.79 each
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 +Up Reward, Limit 4
Used 4 $5.00/1 Zantac product, 24 ct or larger from SS 4/1
or 4 $5.00/1 Zantac product, 24 ct or larger from SS 5/13
Paid $11.96, Receive 4 $2.00 +Up Rewards
Final Price: $3.96 ($0.99 each) for 4

Bought 1 Wonderful Pistachio's 16 oz $4.99, regularly $8.49
Buy 1, Receive $1.00 +Up Reward, Limit  3
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 +Up Reward, Limit ??? (Monthly deal)

Used 1 $1.00/1 Internet printable coupon (Smartsource - right click and open twice; print separately)
Paid $3.99, Received $1.00 and $2.00 +Up Rewards
Final Price: $0.99 

$132.30  Shelf price
-   32.42  Discounts
-   61.08  Coupons
=  38.80  Out of pocket cost
-   44.00  +Up Rewards Received (including $10 that did not print)
=$  5.20  MONEYMAKER

What I actually paid: $38.80 - $38.00 previous +Up Rewards (including another $25 prescription reward) +  $2.32 sales tax = $3.12 paid out of pocket. Walked away with $34.00 in new +Up Rewards and will request corporate send me the other $10.00 +Up Reward (OR ELSE).

CVS:

Bought 1 Align Probiotic Supplement, 28 ct $28.99, regularly $29.99
Buy 1, Receive $5.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 1
Used 1 $3.00/1 Align Product from PG 5/13
And used 1 $5.00/1 CVS coupon (printed from Magic Coupon machine last week)
Paid $20.99, Received $5.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $15.99

Bought 2 Lysol Disinfectant Spray $5.00 each, regularly $9.29 each
Bought 2 Airwick Freshmatic Compact Air Freshener $5.00 each, regularly $10.79 each
Spend $20.00, Receive $10.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 1
Used 2 $1.00/1 manufacturer coupons from SS 4/15 (exp 5/16 - regional - we received $0.50/1)
And used 2 $2.00/1 manufacturer coupons from SS 4/15 (exp 5/13)
Paid $14.00, Received $10.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $4.00 ($1.00 each) for 4

Bought 1 CVS Body Wash $2.37, regular price
Used 1 Free Item Facebook coupon (No longer available to print) - actually took off $3.00!
Final Price: $0.63 MONEYMAKER

$  72.52  Shelf price
-   21.16  Discounts
-   17.00  Coupons
=  34.36  Out of pocket cost
-   15.00  Extra Bucks Received
=$19.36  73.3% savings off shelf price

Stupid expensive Align.

What I actually paid: $34.36 - $31.22 in previous Extra Bucks + $1.34 sales tax = $4.48 paid out of pocket. Walked away with $15.00 new Extra Bucks.

Walgreens:

I had to go to two Walgreens to get everything. Hence the insane number of transactions!

Transaction 1:

- Bought 1 NatuRelief 30 ct $5.99, regularly $9.99
Buy 1, Receive $4.99 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Used 1 $1.00/1 NatuRelief Any from SS 11/6
or 1 $1.00/1 NatuRelief Any from SS 1/15
or 1 $1.00/1 NatuRelief Any from SS 3/11
Paid $4.99, Received $4.99 Register Reward
Final Price: Free

- Bought 1 Vitamin Water $1.69, regularly $1.79 (filler - not pictured cause I done drunk it yo)

- Used 1 $5.00 Register Reward from last week

Paid $1.68 + $0.11 sales tax = $1.79, Received $5.00 Register Reward

Transaction 2:

- Bought 1 NatuRelief 30 ct $6.00, regularly $9.99 (cashier raised this a penny so I could use my second Register Reward!)
Buy 1, Receive $4.99 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Used 1 $1.00/1 NatuRelief Any from SS 11/6
or 1 $1.00/1 NatuRelief Any from SS 1/15
or 1 $1.00/1 NatuRelief Any from SS 3/11
Paid $4.99, Received $4.99 Register Reward
Final Price: Free

- Bought 2 Hallmark greeting cards $2.00 each, regular price

- Used 1 $5.00 and 1 $4.00 Register Rewards from last week

Paid $0.00 + $0.24 sales tax = $0.24, Received $5.00 Register Reward

Transaction 3:

- Bought 1 MidNite for Menopause, 28 ct. $5.99, regularly $9.99
Buy 1, Receive $4.99 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Used 1 $1.00/1 Midnite Regular, PM or For Menopause from SS 11/6
or 1 $1.00/1 Midnite Regular, PM or For Menopause from SS 1/15
or 1 $1.00/1 MidNite Regular, PM or for Menopause from SS 3/11
or 1 $1.00/1 Midnite Regular, PM or For Menopause from SS 5/13
or 1 $1.00/1 – MidNite Product- (Smartsource.com)
Paid $4.99, Received $4.99 Register Reward
Final Price: Free

- Bought 1 book Forever Stamps $9.00, regular price

- Bought 2 Nice! Gelatin Dessert 4/$1.00 or $0.39 each, regularly $0.99 each

- Used 1 $5.00, 1 $4.00 and 1 $3.00 Register Rewards from last week

Paid $2.77, Received $5.00 Register Reward

Transaction 4:

- Bought 5 Aquafresh Toothpaste 6.4oz or Kids 4.6 oz $0.99 each, regularly $2.49 each
Used 5 $1.00/1 Aquafresh Kids Toothpaste from SS 4/15
or 5 $1.00/1 Internet printable coupons (Aquafresh.com)
Final Price: 5 Free

Paid $0.00 + $0.30 sales tax = $0.30

Transaction 5-8:

- Bought 1 Starbucks Refreshers, 12 oz. $0.99, regularly $2.29
Buy 1, Receive $0.99 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction 
Used FREE Starbucks Refreshers Beverage from Pepsi Moments 4/29 (exp 5/16)
Paid $0.00, Received $0.99 Register Reward
Final Price: $0.99 Moneymaker

Paid $0.00 + $0.06 sales tax = $0.06, Received $0.99 Register Reward

$  68.35  Shelf price
-   25.99  Discounts
-   11.91  Coupons
=  30.45  Out of pocket cost
-   18.96  Register Rewards Received
=$11.49  83.2% savings off shelf price

We needed the cards and stamps. *Shrug*

What I actually paid: $30.45 - $26.00 Register Rewards from last week + $0.89 sales tax = $5.34 paid out of pocket. Walked away with $18.96 in new Register Rewards.

$273.17  Total Shelf Price
-   79.57  Total Discounts
-   89.99  Total Coupons
=103.61  Total Out of Pocket Cost
-   77.96  Total Rewards Received/to be Received
=$25.65   90.6% Savings off Total Shelf Price

Hmph. I better get my $10 +Up Reward, Rite Aid. Or BLOOD WILL BE SHED!

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