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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

My CRAZEE trip to Target, plus more free Staples paper and another stab at Rite Aid!

Yup, I'm covering a lot of stores here. Yesterday was a busy day! Made more money. I pretty much rock. Who needs a job, right? (I don't currently have a job.)

Target:

UPDATE 9/27/12: Another issue with this Target trip: when I purchased the Glade Expressions Oil Diffuser Starter Kits, I also purchased with them the refills for the Expressions sprays rather than the refills for the diffusers. That's because Target put up the wrong damn sign. I did get the spray refills for free, but I could have gotten the diffuser refills for free, which are more expensive. Grr argh. So as revenge today I took the last of my Diffuser BOGO printable coupons (which were expiring today) and my $5/1 printable Diffuser coupons (these two coupons were available about a month ago but are no longer available to print), and made money buying 10 diffusers and 10 DIFFUSER refills. TAKE THAT, TARGET! so...many...air...fresheners...

OMG Target was INSANE! Let's see if I can make all this make sense:

Bought 1 Bioré Deep Cleansing Nose Strips, 8 ct $7.14, regular price
Bought 1 Bioré Cleanser $6.49, regular price
Buy 1 Select Bioré Strip and 1 Cleanser, Receive $5.00 Target Gift Card through 10/6
Used 1 FREE Bioré Cleanser, when you buy any Bioré Pore Strip, up to $7.00 manufacturer coupon from SS 8/12 (exp 9/30) (took off $7.00)
And used 1 $2.00/1 Bioré Facial Skin Care item, Target Coupon from Shopkick Mobile App (exp 9/28)
Paid $4.63, Received $5.00 Target Gift Card
Final Price: $0.37 MONEYMAKER



Bought 2 Glade Plugins Scented Oil Twin Refill Packs $4.79 each, regularly $5.39 each
Bought 2 Glade Expressions Fragrance Mist Starter Kits, $2.99 each, regular price
Bought 2 Glade Expressions Fragrance Mist Refills, $1.99 each, regular price
Buy 1 Glade Expressions Fragrance Mist Starter Kit, Get 1 Refill Free, Target Promotion
Used 2 Buy 1 Glade Plugins Scented Oil Twin Refill Pack Get 1 Glade Expressions Fragrance Mist Starter Kit Free manufacturer coupons from SS 9/16 (took off $4.49 each!)
And used 2 $1.00/1 Glade Air Care Item, Target Coupons (Target.com)
Paid $4.58

UPDATE: I just learned that there are two coupons available that would have made this an even better deal - a $1.00/1 Internet printable coupon for the Plugin Refills, as well as a BOGO Target coupon for them. Also there's a $1.50/2 Glade Candles coupon. This would have saved me another $9.29. DOH!

Bought 2 Glade 4 oz Jar Candles $3.29 each, regular price
Bought 2 Glade Expressions Oil Diffuser Starter Kits $5.99 each, regular price
Bought 2 Glade Expressions Fragrance Mist Refills, $1.99 each, regular price
Buy 1 Glade Expressions Oil Diffuser Starter Kit, Get 1 Glade Expressions Fragrance Mist Refill Free (OR Oil Diffuser Refill Free), Target Promotion
Used 2 Buy 1 Glade 4 oz Jar Candle Get 1 Glade Expressions Oil Diffuser Starter Kit Free from SS 9/16 (took off $8.99 each!)
And used 1 $1.50/2 Glade candles Internet printable coupon (Coupons.com) - did a post-transaction coupon redemption while I was back at Target today
Paid $0.58 - $1.50 = -$0.92

Bought 4 Glade Expressions Fragrance Mist Starter Kits $2.99 each, regular price
Bought 4 Glade Expressions Fragrance Mist Refills, $1.99 each, regular price
Buy 1 Glade Expressions Fragrance Mist Starter Kit, Get 1 Refill Free, Target Promotion
Used 2 Buy 1 Glade Expressions Fragrance Mist Starter Kit Get 1 Free Internet printable coupon (no longer available to print) (took of $4.49 each!)
And used 2 $2.00/1 Internet printable coupons (bricks.coupons.com)
And used 4 $1.00/1 Glade Air Care Item, Target Coupons (Target.com)
Paid -$5.02 (applied to rest of transaction)


Paid $4.77 + $2.76 sales tax = $7.53 - $0.24 Red Card discount = $7.29 paid out of pocket - $1.50 refund due to post-transaction coupon redemption = $5.79. Walked away with $5.00 Target card.

$76.83  Shelf price
- 56.44  Coupons
- 17.36  Discounts
=$3.03  Out of pocket cost
-   5.00  Target Gift Card
=$1.97  MONEYMAKER


 
Staples:

Bought 2 Reams Staples Multipurpose Paper $6.99 each, regular price
Buy 1, Receive $3.00 Easy Rebate, Limit 2
Used 2 $3.99/1 Ream of Staples Multipurpose Paper (Staples.com)
Paid $6.00, Submitted for $6.00 Easy Rebate
Final Price: 2 Free

$13.98  Shelf price
-   7.98  Coupons
=$6.00  Out of pocket cost
-   6.00  Easy Rebate
=$0.00  100% savings
+  0.36  Sales tax
=$0.36

Thanks for all the free paper, Staples!




Rite Aid:

Bought 8 Brach's Autumn Mix 8 oz $1.00 each, regularly $1.59 each
Buy 2, Receive $1.00 +Up Reward, Limit 4
Used 4 $1.50/2 Internet printable coupons (Coupons.com - 77380)
Paid $2.00, Received 4 $1.00 +Up Rewards
Final Price: $2.00 MONEYMAKER

*The next two deals involved me piggybacking on my previous shopping to earn extra rewards. For instance, I had earned 1 $10.00 Arm & Hammer +Up reward Sunday, but since I spent more than $20.00 (And had a small balance from before this week), I was close enough to push my way to the next $10.00 Reward. Also, I noticed that my $15 Lysol purchase Sunday also applied toward a broader cleaning products deal, where if you spend $20, you receive a $5 +Up Reward. So I purchased 2 more Lysol wipes to get that reward.*

Bought 4 Arm & Hammer Children's Spinbrushes $7.49 each, regular price
BOGO Free
Bought 2 Arm & Hammer Baking Soda 1 lb $1.19 each, regular price
BOGO Free
Spend $20.00, Receive $10.00 +Up Reward through 10/2, Limit 4

Used 4 $2.00/1 Internet printable coupons (coupons.smartsource.com; ArmAndHammer.com)
Paid $8.17, Received $10.00 +Up Reward
Final Price: $1.83 MONEYMAKER

*Keep in mind I had a couple of bucks earned on this deal before the week began, cause I bought 2 baking sodas as fillers earlier in the month. I only spent $38.64 toward the $40.00 needed for two $10 +Up Rewards in this week alone.*

Bought 2 Lysol Wipes, 35 ct $2.50 each, when you buy 2, regularly $3.89 each
Spend $20.00, Receive $5.00 +Up Reward, Limit ??? (Clean Home Zone Deal)
Used 1 $0.50/2 Lysol Disinfecting or Dual Action Wipes Internet printable coupon (Lysol.com) 
And used 1 $3.00/2 Adperk coupon (RiteAid.com) 
Paid $1.50, Received $5.00 +Up Reward
Final Price: $3.50 MONEYMAKER

 $ 52.84  Shelf price
-   17.50  Coupons
-   23.67  Discounts
=$11.67  Out of pocket cost
-   19.00  +Up Rewards received
=$  7.33  MONEYMAKER

Holy crap, you made it this far down? You've earned a BONUS KITTY PIC!


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