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Monday, June 11, 2012

My Massive Sunday Haul, 6/10/12


Ugh, this week makes me want to punch someone in the groin. Everything that could go wrong pretty much did. There is NOTHING going on at CVS this week. I got a razor and some cheap (but not free) pantyliners. Blah. Didn't have the coupons to do the rest of the sparse deals. But I am looking forward to trying a new deal that that has sprung up in light of a $10/$30 Gillette coupon that printed from the CVS Magic Coupon Machine today. So maybe y'all will hear about that shortly.

As you may have heard by now, Rite Aid made another misprint. GASP! The Visine deal was Spend $15, Receive $5 +Up. Not exactly as advertised. But while not a moneymaker, if you have the right coupons lying around, you might still get some cheap Visine!

Then there's Walgreens. Oh, Walgreens. This week you win the Massive Epic Fail award that I just made up. There was massive confusion over the few products that were actually included in the Nivea Men face sale. Also, neither the Spend $30, Receive $10 P&G Register Reward nor the $2 Nivea Men award printed, even though all items were marked on the shelves as part of their respective sales. So I had to obtain those rewards manually. I had purchased two specially marked packages of the Secret Clinical as part of the first sale, only to find out that one of them didn't have the $25 in coupons inside it! So disappointing! I should have checked before I purchased it. Why don't they seal those damn boxes? Anyone can just open it, grab the coupons and put the product back on the shelf. Damn thieving couponers. I sent an email to P&G stating how disappointed I was and that I'm now considering returning the product, so maybe I'll get some nice coupons in the mail. We'll see. I'd really like that $5 Align coupon that would have been in the box!

ANYWHO, here's what I managed to do this damn pitiful little week:

CVS:

Buy 4 U by Kotex Pantiliners, 18 ct $1.57 each, regular price
BOGO 50%
Used 4 $1.00/1 U by Kotex Liners, excludes trial size from SS 5/20
Or 2 $2.00/2 Internet printable coupon (no longer available to print)
Final Price: $0.72 ($0.18 each) for 2


*I used the Internet coupons since they expire in a couple of days. I have the ones that printed before they added the restriction eliminating use on this size. Next I'm planning to combine one of them with Rite Aid Adperk coupons to get some free (or moneymaker) liners tomorrow!*

Bought 1 Schick Hydro 5 or Hydro 5 Power Select Razor, 1 ct $8.99, regularly $13.49
Buy 1, Receive $3.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 1
Used 1 $4.00/1 Schick Hydro Power Select or Hydro 3 or 5 Blade Razor from SS 6/10
Paid $4.99, Received $3.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $1.99

 $19.77  Shelf price
-    8.00  Coupons
-    6.08  Discounts
=$ 5.69  Out of pocket cost
-    3.00  Extra Bucks Received
=$ 2.69  86.4% savings off shelf price

What I actually paid: $5.69 - $5.00 previous Extra Bucks + $0.54 sales tax = $1.23 paid out of pocket. Walked away with $3.00 Extra Bucks.

Rite Aid:

Bought 4 Visine Eye Drops, 15 ml and Larger $5.29 each, regular price
BOGO 50%
Spend $15.00, Receive $5.00 +Up Reward, Limit 1

Used 4 $2.00/1 manufacturer coupons from RP 6/10
or used 4 $2.00/1 manufacturer coupons from tearpad
And used 2 $1.00/1 adperk coupons (no longer available to watch)
Paid $5.87, Received $5.00 +Up Reward
Final Price: $0.87 ($0.22 each) for 4

Bought 1 Tampax Radiant, 16 ct $3.99, regularly $4.99
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2
Used 1 $2.00/1 manufacturer coupon from inside previous packaging
Paid $1.99, Received $2.00 +Up Reward
Final Price: Free

Bought 6 Arm & Hammer Kid's Spinbrush Toothbrushes $7.49 each, regular price
Spend $10.00, Receive $5.00 +Up Reward, Limit 4
Used 6 $2.00/1 Internet printable coupons (SmartSource.com) (ArmAndHammer.com)
Paid $10.47, Received 2 $5.00 +Up Rewards
Final Price: $0.47 ($0.08 each) for 6

*Remember that technically Rite Aid policy doesn't allow you to use coupons on items made free by a BOGO sale, but that if your store values you enough as a customer to let you do it (or just doesn't give a flip about the corporate policy), then yay. My store never gives me trouble. It's a stupid policy anyway. It's like they don't even want to try to compete with CVS, whose policy does allow it as a matter of course. Dumbass suits at Rite Aid corporate.*

Bought 2 Sour Patch Candy 16 oz $1.99 each, regularly $3.99 each
Buy 1, Receive $1.00 +Up Reward, Limit 3
Used 1 $1.00/2 Sour Patch Candy from SS 5/13
And used 2 $0.50/1 adperk coupons (RiteAid.com)
Paid $1.98, Received 2 $1.00 +Up Rewards
Final Price: 2 Free

$79.07  Shelf price
- 26.00  Coupons
- 32.77  Discounts
=20.30  Out of pocket cost
- 19.00  +Up Rewards Received
=$1.70  98.4% savings off shelf price

What I actually paid: $20.30 - $9.00 in previous +Up Rewards - $9.00 in today's +Up Rewards + $0.76 sales tax = $3.06 - $3.06 from $5.00 Rite Aid gift card received as rebate for last month's Glad trashbag deal = $0.00 paid out of pocket. Walked away with $10.00 in new +Up Rewards.

Walgreens:

Transaction 1:

- Bought 2 Secret Clinical Deodorants 1.6 oz $8.99 each, regular price
Bought 3 Gillette Body Washes 16oz $4.79 each, regular price
Spend $30.00, Receive $10.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Used 1 $3.00/2 Secret manufacturer coupon from inside previous Secret product packaging
And used 1 $2.00/2 Gillette manufacturer coupon from PG 6/3
And used 1 $1.00/1 Gillette product manufacturer coupon from inside previous packaging
Paid $26.35, Received $10.00 Register Reward (issued in form of Walgreens gift card when reward did not print)
Final Price: $16.35 for all 5 products ($4.54 for each deodorant and $2.42 for each body wash)

*Not the best deal, but we like these products, and I had a bunch of moneymaker rewards from last week to burn through*

- Bought 3 seed packets 3/$1.00, regularly $0.99 each

- Used 2 $10.00 + 1 $6.00 Register Rewards from last week

Paid $1.35 + $2.01 sales tax = $3.36, Received $10.00 gift card (that should have been Register Reward)

Transaction 2:

- Bought 2 Nivea Men Aftershave Balm 3.3 oz 2/$7.00 or $3.79/1, regularly $6.99 each
Buy 2, Receive $2.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Used 2 $2.25/1 Nivea for Men After Shave Balms, 3.3oz. (CouponNetwork.com)
Paid $2.50, Received $2.00 Register Reward (in the form of a gift card again when the reward didn't print)
Final Price: $0.50 ($0.25 each) for 2

- Bought 2 Thermacare HeatWraps, 2 or 3 pack 2/$11.00, regularly $6.99 each
Buy 2, Receive $3.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Used 2 $3.00/1 Internet printable coupons (Facebook.com)
Paid $5.00, Received $3.00 Register Reward
Final Price: $2.00 ($1.00 each) for 2

- Bought 2 Jimmy Dean Breakfast Bowls 2/$4.00 or $2.39/1, regularly $2.99 each
Used 2 $1.00/1 Internet printable coupons (Coupons.com - try zip 22222)
Final Price: $2.00 ($1.00 each) for 2

*Forgot to include in pic.*

- Bought 1 tasteful Family Guy Father's Day card about farts $2.79, regular price

- Used 1 $2.00 Register Reward from last week

Paid $9.79 + $0.59 sales tax = $10.38 - $10.00 gift card from Transaction 1 = $0.38, Received $2.00 gift card

$  72.05  Shelf price
-   18.50  Coupons
-   13.91  Discounts
=  39.64  Out of pocket cost
-   15.00  Register Rewards/gift cards received
=$24.64  65.8% savings off shelf price

I may vomit.

What I actually paid: $39.64 - $28.00 in Register Rewards from last week - $10.00 in rewards from this week + $2.60 sales tax = $4.24 paid out of pocket. Walked away with $2.00 gift card.

Target:

Bought 3 Aquafresh Kids Toothpaste, 4.6 oz $2.04, regular price
Used 3 $1.00/1 Aquafresh Kids Toothpaste or Training Paste, 1.5 oz or larger from RP 4/15
or 3 $1.00/1 Internet printable coupon (Aquafresh.com)
or 3 $1.00/1 Aquafresh Kids Toothpaste from All You Magazine, May ’12
And used 3 $1.00/1 Aquafresh Toothpaste, 4.3oz or Larger, Target Coupon (Target.com)
Final Price: $0.12 ($0.04 each) for 3

Bought 4 Glade D├ęcor Scents Holder, Spring Variety $2.99 each, regular price
Used 4 $2.00/1 Internet printable coupons (Coupons.com)
And use 4 $0.50/1 Glade Spring Seasonal Air Freshening Item, Excludes trial/travel size, Target Coupon (Target.com)
Final Price: $1.96 ($0.49 each) for 4

Bought 1 Up & Up Ibuprofen  $1.09, regular price
Used 1 $1.00/1 Target coupon (no longer available to print)
Final Price: $0.09

$19.17  Shelf price
-17.00  Coupons
-  0.05  Discounts (Bag discount)
=$2.12  89% savings off shelf price

What I actually paid: $2.12 +1.03 sales tax = $3.15 - $3.15 from previous gift card = $0 paid out of pocket.

$190.06  Total Shelf Price
-   69.50  Total Coupons
-   52.81  Total Discounts
=$67.75  Total Out of Pocket Cost
-   37.00  Total Rewards Received
=$30.75  83.8% savings off shelf price

Blah.

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