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Monday, October 1, 2012

My Massive Sunday Haul, 9/30/12



This week's shopping was INSANE! So much free stuff! But there were some disappointments, namely with the Cepacol reward not printing - I purchased one but was so pissed I didn't get the reward I returned it even though it was free after coupon. IT'S THE PRINCIPLE OF THE THING, WALGREENS! The sad thing is, the deals at Walgreens were so weak that I wouldn't have gone at all if not for that alleged moneymaker opportunity. STEP IT UP, WALGREENS!

I also have to call Rite Aid AGAIN because another reward didn't print, this time for the Nature's Bounty vitamins. So I have to get them to mail it out to me. They've done it every time so far, so I'm not worried, but it's a hassle.

Unfortunately, due to it being October, some of these deals are now dead, as the coupons have expired. I hopefully have marked out all the coupons that are now expired below.


CVS:

I did the Dove deal on two different cards (though it appears the deal limit is more than one so you can actually do both on one card if you want):

Card 1:

Bought 6 Dove Hair Care, 4-12 oz $3.00 each, regularly 4 @ $4.99 and 2 @ $5.29
Spend $15.00, Receive $5.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 1
Used 2 FREE Dove Styling Product, when you buy Dove Shampoo and Conditioner, up to $6.00 from RP 9/30 (took off $6.00 each)
And used 4 $1.00/1 Dove Hair Product from RP 9/30
or 4 $1.00/1 Dove Hair Care Internet printable coupons (Dove.us)
Paid $2.00, Received $5.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $3.00 MONEYMAKER



Card 2: 

Bought 2 Degree Men Deodorant $3.50 each, regularly $5.49 each
Bought 1 Dove Body Wash, 18-24 oz $6.00, regularly $9.49
Bought 1 Dove Men+Care Body Wash, 13.5 oz $5.00, regularly $6.29
Spend $15.00, Receive $5.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 1
Bought 2 Clear Scalp Shampoo for Men $5.00 each, regularly $6.99 each (didn't count toward reward)
Used 2 $1.00/1 Degree Men Adrenaline Series Product from RP 9/30
And used 2 Buy 1 Degree Men Product, Receive 1 Clear Men Scalp Therapy Product free up to $6.99 from RP 9/30 (took off $6.99 each!)
And used 1 $2.00/1 Dove Men+Care Body and Face Wash, 13 oz or larger  or Active Clean Shower Tool from RP 9/30
And used 1 $2.00/1 Dove Body Wash, 18 oz or larger from RP 9/30
Paid $8.02, Received $5.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $3.02 for all 6 products

Bought 4 Pantene Shampoo, Conditioner 12.6 oz or Styler, 5.7-11.5 oz $4.00 each, regularly 2 @ $4.99 and 2 @ $5.99
Bought 2 Downy Unstopables 13.2 oz $5.99 each, regularly $8.39 each
Bought 1 Tide Liquid Detergent, 19-32 Loads $5.94, regularly $7.99
Spend $30.00, Receive $10.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 1
Used 2 B1G1 Pantene shampoo, conditioner or styler free up to $6.99 from SS 9/16 (took off $6.99 each)
And used 2 $1.00/1 Pantene manufacturer coupons from previous product insert
And used 2 $2.00/1 Downy Unstopables or Gain Fireworks from PG 8/26 (exp 9/30)
And used 1 $1.00/1 Tide Detergent, excluding PODS from PG 9/30
Paid $12.94, Received $10.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $2.94 for all 7 products

Bought 2 Robitussin, 20 ct or Liquid, 4 oz $4.99 each, regularly $7.29 each
Buy 2, Receive $3.00 ExtraBucks, Limit 5
Used 2 $3.00/1 Robitussin Product from RP 9/30
Paid $3.98, Received $3.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $0.98 ($0.49 each) for 2

Bought 3 Softsoap Body Wash, 15-18 oz $3.50 each, regularly $4.99 each
Buy 2, Receive $4.00 Extra Bucks,, Limit 1
Used $2/$10 Softsoap CVS coupon that previously printed from Magic Coupon Machine
And used 3 $1.00/1 manufacturer coupons from previous product insert
Paid $5.50, Received $4.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $1.50 ($0.50 each) for 3

Bought 3 Mars Chocolate Fun Size, 9.78-11.5 oz $2.50 each, regularly 2 @ $3.99 and 1 @ $4.49
Bought 4 Hershey’s, Nestle or Mars Chocolate Fun Size, 6 pk $1.00 each, regularly $1.27 each
Spend $10.00, Receive $3.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 1
Used 1 $1.50/3 M&Ms or Mars Brand Fun Size Candies Bags, from RP 9/16
And used 2 $1.00/2 Hershey’s Milk Chocolate, Hershey’s Milk Chocolate with Almonds and Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate Bars, 6-packs from SS 8/19
Paid $8.00, Received $3.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $5.00 ($0.71 each) for all 7

Bought 1 Gillette Venus Razor, 1 ct $7.39, regular price
Buy 1, Receive $5.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 1
Used 1 $4.00/1 Venus Refillable Razor from RP 8/12 (exp 9/30)
And used 25% off email coupon (took off $1.84)
Paid $1.55, Received $5.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $3.45 MONEYMAKER

Bought 1 Nexxus Shampoo 13.5 oz $10.49, regular price
Bought 1 Nexxus Conditioner 5.1 oz $10.49, regular price
Spend $20.00, Receive $10.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 1
Used 2 $3.00/1 Any Nexxus Product Internet printable coupons (no longer available to print)
And used 25% off email coupon (took off $5.24)
Paid $9.74, Received $10.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $0.26 MONEYMAKER

Bought 1 Physician’s Formula Lash Boost Mascara $10.49, regular price
Spend $10.00, Receive $7.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 1
Used 1 $1.00/1 Physicians Formula Cosmetic product from SS 8/12 SS 6/3 (exp 9/30)
And used 25% off email coupon (took off $2.62)
Paid $6.87, Received $7.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $0.13 MONEYMAKER

Bought 1 Schick Quattro for Women Razor $11.49, regular price
Buy 1, Receive $4.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 1
Used 1 $4.00/1 Schick Quattro for Women Razor or Refill Internet printable coupon (Coupons.com)
And used 25% off email coupon (took off  $2.87)
Paid $4.62, Received $4.00 ExtraBucks
Final Price: $0.62

Bought 2 L’Oreal Preference Hair Color $9.99 each, regular price
Buy 2, Receive $5.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 1
Used 1 $5.00/2 manufacturer coupon from RP 9/16
And used 1 $1.00/1 hair color product CVS coupon that previously printed from Magic Coupon Machine
And used 25% off email coupon (took off $4.99)
Paid $8.99, Received $5.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $3.99 ($2.00 each) for 2

Bought 2 Unreal Candy 2/$1.25, regularly $1.19 each

$237.82  Shelf price
- 110.02  Coupons
-   10.00  $10/$50 CVS coupon (DIDN'T use it with 25% coupon to maximize savings)
-   54.34  Discounts
=$63.46  Out of pocket cost
-   61.00  Extra Bucks received
=$  2.46  99% savings off shelf price

What I actually paid: $63.46 - $40.48 in previous Extra Bucks - $21.00 in today's Extra Bucks + $9.74 sales tax (OUCH!) = $11.72 paid out of pocket. Walked away with $40.00 in new Extra Bucks.


Rite Aid:

Bought 2 Nature's Bounty Potassium 595mg, 100 ct $5.49 each, regular price
Bought 2 Nature’s Bounty Calcium Magnesium Zinc Caplets, 100 ct $5.69 each, regular price
BOGO Free
Buy 2, Receive $5.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2
Used 4 $1.00/1 Nature’s Bounty Vitamin or Supplement from RP 9/9 (regional, would have to be ordered)
or 4 $1.00/1 Internet printable coupons (no longer available to print)
Paid $7.18, (should have) Received 2 $5.00 +Up Rewards
Final Price: $2.82 MONEYMAKER

*While the stated limit for this deal is 2, only 1 $5.00 +Up Reward printed for me when I purchased 4. I plan to call customer service tomorrow to get my other +Up, but be forewarned that two may not print*

Bought 2 Gas-X, 18-20 ct $4.99 each, regularly $7.49 each
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2
Used 2 $2.00/1 Gas X Product Internet printable coupons (No longer available to print)
And used 2 $2.00/1 Gas-X Adperk coupons (RiteAid.com)
Paid $1.98, Received 2 $2.00 +Up Rewards
Final Price: $2.02 MONEYMAKER

Bought 12 Chapstick Lip Balms $1.00 each, when you buy 3, regularly $1.99 each
Buy 3, Receive $2.00 +Up Reward, Limit 4
Used 6 $1.00/2 manufacturer coupons from RP 8/26
Paid $6.00, Received 4 $2.00 +Up Rewards
Final Price: $2.00 MONEYMAKER

Bought 4 Herbal Essences Shampoo, Conditioners or Stylers $3.00 each, when you buy 2, regularly $4.49 each
Buy 2, Receive $2.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2
Used 1 $3.00/2 Herbal Essence or Aussie Products from RP 8/5 (exp 9/30)
And used 2 Buy 1 Herbal Essence Shampoo, Get 1 Conditioner or Styler FREE from SS 9/16
Paid $3.00, Received 2 $2.00 +Up Rewards
Final Price: $1.00 MONEYMAKER

Bought 2 Carefree Pantiliners 18-22 ct 2/$2.00, regularly $1.59 each
Buy 1, Receive $1.00 +Up Reward, Limit 4
Used 2 $0.50/1 manufacturer coupons from SS 8/26
Paid $1.00, Received 2 $1.00 +Up Rewards
Final Price: $1.00 MONEYMAKER

Bought 10 Brach’s Mellowcremes, 7-8 oz $1.00 each, regularly $1.59 each
Spend $10.00, Receive $3.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2
Used 5 $1.50/2 Brach’s Bagged Products (Coupons.com)
or 5 $1.50/2 Brach’s Bagged Products (bricks.coupons.com)
Paid $2.50, Received $3.00 +Up Reward
Final Price: $0.50 MONEYMAKER

Bought 2 Crest Pro-Health Rinse, 473 ml-1 L $4.99 each, regularly $7.29 each 
Buy 1, Receive $2.50 +Up Reward, Limit 2
Used 2 $1.50/1 Crest Rinse 458 mL or larger from PG 9/30
And used 2 $1.00/1 store coupons from Oral Care Booklet
Paid $4.98, Received 2 $2.50 +Up Rewards
Final Price: 2 Free

Bought 3 Hormel Compleats $1.99 each, regularly $3.29 each
Buy 1, Receive $1.00 +Up Reward, Limit 3
Used 3 $1.00/1 Hormel Compleats Internet printable coupons (bricks.coupons.com; Coupons.com)
Paid $2.96, Received 3 $1.00 +Up Rewards
Final Price: 3 Free

Bought 2 Dial Men's Body Wash $3.99 each, regularly $5.99 each
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2
Used 2 $2.00/1 Dial Men's Body Wash Internet printable coupons (Facebook.com)
Paid $3.98, Received 2 $2.00 +Up Rewards
Final Price: 2 Free

Bought 2 Nutella, 13 oz $2.99 each, regularly $4.29 each
Bought 4 Hormel Chili, 10.5-15 oz $1.50 each, when you buy 2, regularly $2.19 each
Spend $10.00, Receive $5.00 +Up Reward, Limit 3
Used 2 $1.00/1 Nutella Hazelnut Spread, 13 oz or larger from RP 8/5
And used 2 $1.00/2 Hormel Chili from SS 9/9
Paid $7.98, Receive $5.00 +Up Reward
Final Price: $2.98 ($0.49 each) for all 6

Bought 2 Purell Hand Sanitizer 8 oz $2.99 each, regularly $3.99 each
Buy 1, Receive $1.00 +Up Reward, Limit 4
Used 2 $1.00/1 manufacturer coupons from SS 7/29
Paid $3.98, Received 2 $1.00 +Up Rewards
Final Price: $1.98 ($0.99 each) for 2

Bought 2 Zantac, 24-30 ct $8.63 each, regularly $10.79 each
With 20% Gold Discount (sale price $8.99)
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2
Used 2 $5.00/1 Zantac Product, 24 ct+ from SS 7/8 (exp 9/30)
or 2 $5.00/1 Zantac Product, 24 ct+ from SS 9/30
Paid $7.26, Received 2 $2.00 +Up Rewards
Final Price: $3.26 ($1.63 each) for 2

$181.59  Shelf price
-   63.50  Coupons
-   65.28  Discounts
=$52.81  Out of pocket cost
-   54.00  +Up Rewards Received
=$  1.19  MONEYMAKER

What I actually paid: $52.81 - $52.00 in previous +Up Rewards + $3.48 sales tax = $4.29 paid out of pocket. Walked away with $54.00 in new +Up Rewards.


Walgreens:

Transaction 1:

- Bought 2 Cottonelle Fresh Care Wipes, 42 ct $2.00 each, when you buy 2, regularly $3.79 each
Buy 2, Receive 500 Balance Rewards Points valid 9/30-10/6
Buy 2, Receive $2.00 Catalina through 9/30, Limit 1 per transaction

Paid $4.00, Received $2.00 Catalina
Final Price: $2.00 ($1.00 each) for 2, Received 500 Balance Rewards Points ($2.00 each after 9/30)

- Used 1 $4.00 Register Reward from previous shopping trip

Paid $0.00 + $0.24 sales tax = $0.24, Received $2.00 Catalina and 500 Balance Rewards Points

Transaction 2:

- Bought 2 Cottonelle Fresh Care Wipes, 42 ct $2.00 each, when you buy 2, regularly $3.79 each
Buy 2, Receive 500 Balance Rewards Points valid 9/30-10/6
Buy 2, Receive $2.00 Catalina through 9/30, Limit 1 per transaction

Paid $4.00, Received $2.00 Catalina
Final Price: $2.00 ($1.00 each) for 2, Received 500 Balance Rewards Points ($2.00 each after 9/30)

- Used 1 $2.00 Register Reward from previous shopping trip

Paid $2.00 + $0.24 sales tax = $2.24, Received $2.00 Catalina and 500 Balance Rewards Points

Transaction 3:

- Bought 2 Cottonelle Fresh Care Wipes, 42 ct $2.00 each, when you buy 2, regularly $3.79 each
Buy 2, Receive 500 Balance Rewards Points valid 9/30-10/6
Buy 2, Receive $2.00 Catalina through 9/30, Limit 1 per transaction

Paid $4.00, Received $2.00 Catalina
Final Price: $2.00 ($1.00 each) for 2, Received 500 Balance Rewards Points ($2.00 each after 9/30)

 Paid $4.00 + $0.24 sales tax = $4.24, Received $2.00 Catalina and 500 Balance Rewards Points

Transaction 4:

- Bought 2 Pond’s Cold or Dry Skin Cream, 9.5 or 10.1 oz or Towelettes, 30 ct $4.99 each, regularly $6.49 each
Buy 2, Receive 4,000 Balance Rewards Points
Used 2 $1.25/1 Internet printable coupons (no longer available to print)
Final Price: $7.48 ($3.74 each) for 2, Received 4,000 Balance Rewards Points

- Bought 3 Halloween Pencils or Gift Sacks $0.12 each, regularly $0.39 each
With In-Ad Coupon, Limit 16

- Used 3 $2.00 Catalinas from Transactions 1-3

Paid $1.48 + $0.74 sales tax = $2.22, Received 4,000 Balance Rewards Points

$  35.72  Shelf price
-     2.50  Coupons
-   13.74  Discounts
=$19.48  Out of pocket cost
-     6.00  Catalinas received
=$13.48  62.3% savings off shelf price

What I actually paid: $19.48 - $6.00 in previous +Up Rewards - $6.00 in today's Catalinas + $1.46 sales tax = $8.94 paid out of pocket. Walked away with no rewards.


Staples:

Bought 1 Staples Multipurpose Paper, ream $6.99, regular price
Buy 1, Submit for $3.00 Easy Rebate, Limit 2
Paid $6.99, Submitted for $3.00 Easy Rebate
Final Price: $3.99

$  6.99  Shelf price/Out of pocket cost
-   3.00  Rebate
=$3.99  42.9% savings off shelf price
+  0.42  Sales tax
=$4.41

Pitiful savings, but because of this purchase I should get $10 in Staples Rewards for this past quarter, plus I also recycled 7 ink cartridges today, which means another $14 in rewards coming at me in October!

$  462.12  Total Shelf Price
-   186.02  Total Coupons
-   133.36  Total Discounts
=$142.74  Total Out of Pocket Cost
-   124.00  Total Rewards Received/to be Received
=$  18.74  95.9% Savings off Total Shelf Price

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