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Monday, June 18, 2012

Another trip to CVS: Moneymaker Tom's of Maine and Pepsi, free blood glucose monitors, and cheap hair products!

The $2 CVS coupon for the hair color printed from the Magic Coupon Machine again! So I was able to do the deal I outlined here last night. I also went to CVS.com, where I printed off some coupons, including one for a "free" Pepsi Next 1 Liter! (This coupon was specific to my card and therefore may not be available to everyone). The coupon value was up to $1.88, while the product normally retails for $1.99 around here. So much for free! EXCEPT it just happens to be on sale for $1.00 this week! The cashier applied the entire coupon value to my transaction, so I made $0.88 from it!

I also took advantage of two deals I learned about last night that resulted in free blood glucose monitors and moneymaker Tom's of Maine deodorant!

Here's what I did:

Bought 1 Pepsi Next 1 Liter $1.00, regularly $1.99
Used 1 $1.88/1 "free item" CVS coupon from Web site (unsure whether this would have printed from Magic Coupon machine had I not printed it online)
Final Price: $0.88 MONEYMAKER (applied to the rest of my transaction)

Bought 2 Tom's of Maine Naturally Dry Antiperspirant $3.19 each, regularly $5.79 each
Buy 1, Receive $1.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 2
Used 2 $2.50/1 Tom’s of Maine Naturally Dry Antiperspirant from SS 6/17
Paid $1.38, Received $2.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $0.62 MONEYMAKER

Bought 2 Accu-Chek Blood Glucose Monitoring Systems $9.99 each, regularly $19.99 each
Buy 1, Receive $9.99 Extra Bucks, Limit 2 through 6/30 (Must purchase in separate transactions!)
Paid $19.98, Received 2 $9.99 Extra Bucks (in separate transactions)
Final Price: 2 Free

Bought 2 Clairol Nice 'n Easy $5.99 each, regularly $7.99 each
Bought 4 Pantene shampoo or conditioner 3/$10, regularly $4.99 each
Bought 1 Tide detergent $5.94, regularly $7.99
Spend $30.00, Receive $10.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 1
Used 2 $2.00/1 Clairol manufacturer coupons from SS 6/17
And used 2 $2.00/1 CVS hair color coupons from Magic Coupon Machine
And used 2 $3.00/2 Pantene manufacturer coupons from PG 5/13
And used 1 $1.00/1 Tide manufacturer coupon from PG 5/13
Paid $16.26, Received $10.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $6.26 ($0.89 each) for all 7 products

 $ 97.48  Shelf price
-   21.88  Coupons
-   38.86  Discounts
=$36.74  Out of pocket cost
-   31.98  Extra Bucks received
=$  4.76  95.1% savings off shelf price

What I actually paid: $36.74 - $15.79 in previous Extra Bucks - $19.99 in today's Extra Bucks + $1.67 sales tax = $2.63 paid out of pocket. Walked away with $11.99 in new Extra Bucks.

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