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Sunday, September 23, 2012

My Massive Sunday Haul, 9/23/12


Best. Week. EVER. I actually MADE 22 bucks this week. What WHAAAAAAAT?!

The Nature Made deal at Rite Aid was made better (again) by an unadvertised BOGO Free sale on Fish Oil and Vitamin B (but not Magnesium, for some reason. Weird.) Also the cheap Venus razors (which ARE refillable, btw; they just don't COME with refills) ARE included in the Buy 1, Receive $5.00 Extra Bucks sale at CVS, even though they're not supposed to be. And it looks like the Venus/Gillette deal is working multiple times instead of the advertised limit of 1. I was able to do it twice on two cards, and each receipt said I could have done at least one more. CURSE YOU LACK OF COUPONS! But beware: CVS could fix this glitch at any time if they choose to. In the meantime, I was able to use my 25% off email coupons to make some sweet, sweet money. Check your email! I think it expires like Wednesday, so there's still time!

In sum, this week definitely made up for the suckiness of last week. Here's what I did:

Rite Aid:

Bought 2 Accu-Chek Nano Meter Kits $19.99 each, regular price
$10.00 Off
Used 2 $10.00/1 Accu-Chek Nano from RP 7/29
And used 2 $5.00/1 Adperk coupons (RiteAid.com)
Final Price: $10.02 MONEYMAKER (applied to rest of transactions)

Bought 2 Nature Made Vitamin B-12 3000 mcg 40 count $9.99 each, regular price
Bought 2 Nature Made Vitamin B-12 1000 mcg 50 count $7.29 each, regular price
Bought 2 Nature Made Fish Oil 1000 mcg, 90 liquid softgels $8.99 each, regular price
All 3 BOGO Free (Unadvertised)
Bought 1 Nature Made Magnesium 250 mg 100 count $4.23, regularly $5.29
With 20% Gold Discount
Spend $30.00, Receive $15.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2
(excludes Sleep Aid)
Used 7 $2.00/1 Internet printable PDF coupons (RiteAid.com)
And used 2 $1.00/1 Vitamin B Adperk coupons (RiteAid.com)
And used 2 $1.00/1 Fish Oil Adperk coupons (RiteAid.com)
Paid $12.50, Received $15.00 +Up Reward
Final Price: $2.50 MONEYMAKER

Bought 2 Oral-B Complete 5 Way Manual Toothbrushes, 1 ct $2.99 each, regularly $3.99 each
Buy 1, Receive $2.99 +Up Reward, Limit 2
Used 2 $1.00/1 Oral B Toothbrush from PG 8/26 (exp 9/30) or previous product insert
Paid $3.98, Received 2 $2.99 +Up Rewards
Final Price: $2.00 MONEYMAKER

*Ugh, so there's a $1/1 Oral B/Crest Rite Aid coupon in the Oral Care Booklet. I swear I looked before I went out shopping, but I missed it. Oh well.*

Bought 2 Stayfree Maxi Pads 2/$4.00, regularly $3.99 each
Buy 2, Receive $1.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2
Used 2 $2.00/1 Stayfree Product from SS 8/26
Paid $0.00, Received $1.00 +Up Reward
Final Price: $1.00 MONEYMAKER

Bought 1 Poligrip 0.75 oz $2.49, regular price
Used 1 Free Item coupon from RP 8/26 (exp 9/26) (took off $2.60!)
Final Price: $0.11 MONEYMAKER

Bought 1 OneTouch Verio IQ Meter $69.99, regular price
$30.00 off
Used 1 $45.00/1 manufacturer coupon from SS 8/5 (rounded down)
Final Price: Free

Bought 4 Rite Aid Hand Sanitizer, 8 oz $1.00 each, regularly $2.99 each
Buy 1, Receive $1.00 +Up Reward, Limit 4
Paid $4.00, Received 4 $1.00 +Up Rewards
Final Price: 4 Free

Bought 6 Arm & Hammer Children's Spinbrushes $7.49 each, regular price
BOGO Free
Spend $20.00, Receive $10.00 +Up Reward through 10/2, Limit 4

Used 6 $2.00/1 Internet printable coupons (coupons.smartsource.com; ArmAndHammer.com)
Paid $10.47, Received $10.00 +Up Reward
Final Price: $0.47 ($0.08 each) for 6

Bought 3 Kleenex Facial Tissue White, 100 ct or with Lotion, 60-70 ct $0.97 each, regularly $2.49 each
Limit 12
Used 3 $0.60/1 manufacturer coupons from SS 8/5 (regional, would have to be ordered)
Final Price: $1.11 ($0.37 each) for 3

Bought 2 Eclos Plant Stem Cells Intense Moisture Hydrating Mask, 5 oz $10.39 each, regularly $12.99 each
20% Off
Spend $20.00, Receive $10.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2

Used 2 $5.00/1 Eclos from SS 9/9
Paid $10.78, Received $10.00 +Up Reward
Final Price: $0.78 ($0.39 each) for 2

Bought 4 Halls Cough Drops, 30 ct, excludes Halls Defense, 30 ct $1.50 each, when you buy 2, regularly $1.99 each
Buy 2, Receive $1.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2
Used 2 $1.00/2 Internet printable coupons (coupons.smartsource.com)
or 2 $1.00/2 Halls Cough Drops, 17 ct or larger from SS 9/16
Paid $4.00, Received 2 $1.00 +Up Rewards
Final Price: $2.00 ($0.50 each) for 4

Bought 6 Lysol Wipes, 35 ct $2.50 each, when you buy 2, regularly $3.89 each
Spend $15.00, Receive $5.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2
Used 3 $0.50/2 Lysol Disinfecting or Dual Action Wipes Internet printable coupons (Lysol.com)
And used 2 $3.00/2 Adperk coupons (RiteAid.com)
Paid $7.50, Received $5.00 +Up Reward
Final Price: $2.50 ($0.83 each) for 6

$307.90  Shelf price
- 129.89  Coupons
- 133.80  Discounts
=$44.21  Out of pocket cost
-   52.98  +Up Rewards received
=$  8.77  MONEYMAKER

What I actually paid: $44.21 - $41.00 in previous +Up Rewards + $2.03 sales tax = $5.24 paid out of pocket. Walked away with $52.98 in new +Up Rewards!!!


CVS:

Bought 2 Gillette Venus Razors, 1 ct $7.39 each, regular price
Buy 1, Receive $5.00 Extra Bucks, Limit ??? (some are reporting 5)
Used 2 $4.00/1 Venus Refillable Razor from RP 8/12 (exp 9/30)
And used 25% off CVS email coupon (took off $3.70)
Paid $3.08, Received $10.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $6.92 MONEYMAKER

On a different card:

Bought 2 Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razors, 1 ct $10.99 each, regular price
Bought 2 Gillette Mach 3 Razors, 1 ct $11.49 each, regular price
Buy 1, Receive $5.00 Extra Bucks, Limit ??? (some are reporting 5)
Used 2 $4.00/1 Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor from RP 8/12 (exp 9/30)
And used 2 BOGO Free manufacturer coupons from PG 8/26 (took off $11.99 each!)
And used 25% off CVS email coupon (took off $11.24)
Paid $1.74, Received $10.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $8.26 MONEYMAKER

Bought 2 Nature Made Sublingual B-12 3000mcg 40 count $10.49 each, regular price 
Spend $20.00, Receive $10.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 1
Used 2 $2.00/1 Internet printable PDF coupons (RiteAid.com)
And used 1 $4.00/$20.00 Nature Made CVS coupon that previously printed from Magic Coupon Machine
And used 25% off CVS email coupon (took off $5.25)
Paid $7.73, Received $10.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $2.27 MONEYMAKER

Bought 1 Alteril Sleep Aid Shot, 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 1 ThermaCare Lower Back & Hip Heat Wrap, 1 ct $3.79, regularly $3.99
Buy 1, Receive $3.79 Extra Bucks, Limit 1
Paid $3.79, Received $3.79 Extra Bucks
Final Price: Free

Bought 1 Tampax Radiant 16-18 ct or Always Radiant pads 12-16 ct or liners 64 ct $3.99, regularly $5.29
Buy 1, Receive $1.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 1
Used 1 $3.00/1 manufacturer coupon from inside previous product packaging
Paid $0.99, Received $1.00 Extra Buck
Final Price: Free

Bought 1 Kleenex Facial Tissue, 100 ct or with lotion 70 ct $0.99, regularly $1.35
Limit 5
Used 1 $0.60/1 manufacturer coupon from SS 8/5 (regional, would have to be ordered)
Final Price: $0.39

$  97.64  Shelf price
-   71.77  Coupons
-     2.36  Discounts
=$23.51  Out of pocket cost
-   40.58  Extra Bucks received
=$17.07  MONEYMAKER

What I actually paid: $23.51 - $17.00 in previous Extra Bucks - $5.00 Beauty Club reward - $1.00 Green Bag Tag Reward + $2.85 sales tax = $3.36 paid out of pocket. Walked away with $40.58 in new Extra Bucks!!!

*Note that I avoided using the Beauty Club and Green Bag rewards in the transaction where I used the 25% off coupon, as that would have reduced its value. Instead, I used them to pay for the Tampax, Thermacare and/or Alteril.*


Walgreens:

Transaction 1:

- Bought 1 FRS Energy Shots, 2 oz 2 ct $3.99, regularly $4.99
Buy 1, Receive $3.99 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Paid $3.99, Received $3.99 (actually $4.00) Register Reward
Final Price: Free

- Bought 1 Oral-B Advantage Toothbrush or Glide Floss Picks, 75 ct $3.49, regularly $4.89
Buy 1, Receive $2.50 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Used 1 $1.00/1 Oral B Toothbrush from PG 8/26 or previous product insert
or 1 $1.00/1 Oral B Glide Floss, 35m or larger or (1) Oral B Glide Floss Picks, 30 ct or higher from PG 8/26 (exp 9/30)
Paid $2.49, Received $2.50 Register Reward
Final Price: Free

- Bought 2 Plastic Tumbler, 12 oz $0.13 each, regularly $0.39 each
With In-Ad Coupon and Card, Limit 16

- Used 3 $1.00 Register Rewards from previous shopping trip

Paid $3.73 + $0.23 sales tax = $3.96, Received $4.00 + $2.50 Register Rewards

Transaction 2:

- Bought 1 3M Air Allergy Advanced Nasal Filter, 12 ct $9.00, regularly $13.99
Buy 1, Receive $9.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Paid $9.00, Received $9.00 Register Reward
Final Price: Free

- Bought 1 Plastic Tumbler, 12 oz $0.13, regularly $0.39
With In-Ad Coupon and Card, Limit 16

- Used 1 $4.00 Register Reward and 1 $2.50 Register Reward from Transaction 1

Paid $2.63 + $0.55 sales tax = $3.18, Received $9.00 Register Reward

Transaction 3:

- Bought 1 FRS Energy Shots, 2 oz 2 ct $3.99, regularly $4.99
Buy 1, Receive $3.99 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Paid $3.99, Received $3.99 (actually $4.00) Register Reward
Final Price: Free

- Bought 1 Oral-B Advantage Toothbrush or Glide Floss Picks, 75 ct $3.49, regularly $4.89
Buy 1, Receive $2.50 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Used 1 $1.00/1 Oral B Toothbrush from PG 8/26 or previous product insert
or 1 $1.00/1 Oral B Glide Floss, 35m or larger or (1) Oral B Glide Floss Picks, 30 ct or higher from PG 8/26 (exp 9/30)
Paid $2.49, Received $2.50 Register Reward
Final Price: Free

- Bought 2 Oxiclean Stain Remover, 20.8 or 21.5 oz or Max Force Spray, 12 oz Gel Stick, 6.2 oz or Power Paks, 10 ct $2.99 each, regularly $4.99 each
Buy 2, Receive 500 Balance Rewards Points
Used 1 $2.50/2 manufacturer coupon from SS 7/15
Final Price: $3.48 ($1.74 each) for 2, Received 500 Balance Rewards Points

- Used 1 $9.00 Register Reward from Transaction 2

Paid $0.96 + $0.57 sales tax = $1.53, Received $4.00 + $2.50 Register Rewards

Transaction 4:

- Bought 1 FRS Energy Shots, 2 oz 2 ct $3.99, regularly $4.99
Buy 1, Receive $3.99 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Paid $3.99, Received $3.99 (actually $4.00) Register Reward
Final Price: Free

- Used 1 $2.50 Register reward from Transaction 3

Paid $1.49, Received $4.00 Register Reward

$  49.89  Shelf price
-     4.50  Coupons
-   15.57  Discounts
=$29.82  Out of pocket cost
-   26.00  Register Rewards received
=$  3.82  92.3% savings off shelf price

What I actually paid: $29.82 - $3.00 in previous Register Rewards - $18.00 in today's Register Rewards + $1.35 sales tax = $10.17 paid out of pocket. Walked away with $8.00 in new Register Rewards.

$455.43  Total Shelf Price
- 206.16  Total Coupons
- 151.73  Total Discounts
=$97.54  Total Out of Pocket Cost
- 119.56  Total Rewards Received
=$22.02  MONEYMAKER

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