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Sunday, November 4, 2012

My Massive Sunday Haul, 11/4/12


Not the best week for couponing. I forgot to print off some Samy coupons so I didn't get any hair color. I don't really like that brand anyway, so I probably won't bother since it's not a moneymaker. I'm hoping to do the Schick disposable razor deal with my last printables at Rite Aid this week, but the one I went to today didn't have enough in stock so I only did it at CVS today with the expiring newspaper coupons. I went ahead and did the monthly Lumene deal today to burn up some Extra Bucks, but it's going to be a much better deal once I get a % off shopping pass. The Facebook coupon is actually a jpeg photo. Weird, I know. But this means you can save it to your computer and print off multiple copies, just like PDF coupons. So download it now even if you only plan to use it later, because it could disappear at any time!

I've added a new thing called Net Cost. This is the sum of what I spent after all rewards used/earned and sales tax are considered. I subtract the rewards I earned from those I use, then add what I paid out of pocket, including sales tax. Lets say I used $30 in rewards and paid $0.50 + $1.50 sales tax out of pocket, and I earned $20 in rewards. I would do this: $30 - $20 + $0.50 + $1.50 = $12. I used $10 more in rewards than I earned, so that's counted in the net cost. If I earn more rewards than I spend, my net cost could be in the negative. For the sake of simplicity I'm not including my use of special rewards I don't count in my haul percentages, including Beauty Club, Green Tag and prescription rewards, etc.

Here's what I did:

CVS:

Bought 4 Dry Idea Clear Gel $4.49 each, regular price
BOGO Free
Used 2 $3.00/2 Internet printable coupons (Coupons.com)
And used 4 $1.00/1 Dry Idea Clear Gel Antiperspirant & Deodorant CVS coupons (no longer available to print)
Final Price: $1.02 MONEYMAKER (applied to rest of transaction)

*NOTE: Some people are reporting that they were only able to use 1 CVS coupon because a second wouldn't scan. I did my transaction at a self-checkout where none of them were scanning properly (surprise surprise), so the cashier manually entered them. You may not have similar results. But with only one CVS coupon for 2 they're still only $0.25 each (plus tax), which ain't too bad.*

Bought 4 Schick Xtreme3 Mens or Womens Disposable Razors $9.39 each, regular price
Spend $25.00 on Schick, Playtex, Edge & Skintimate, Receive $10.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 1
Used 2 BOGO manufacturer coupons, up to $10.50, from SS 10/7 (exp 11/4) - took off $10.50 each
or 2 BOGO Internet printable coupons (Coupons.com)
And used 1 $6.00/2 Internet printable coupon (Coupons.com)
Paid $10.56, Received $10.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $0.56 ($0.14 each) for 4

Bought 2 Irish Spring Body Wash 15 oz $3.50 each, regularly $4.99 each
Buy 2, Receive $2.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 2 (same as Softsoap deal)
Used 1 $3.00/2 Irish Spring Body Washes, CVS Coupon Machine, Week of 10/28
Paid $4.00, Received $2.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $2.00 ($1.00 each) for 2

Bought 2 Softsoap Body Wash 15 oz $3.50 each,  regularly $4.99 each
Buy 2, Receive $2.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 2 (same as Irish Spring deal)
Used 1 $2.00/1 CVS coupon that previously printed from Magic Coupon Machine
Paid $5.00, Received $2.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $3.00 ($1.50 each) for 2

Bought 8 VO5 Shampoo or Conditioner, 15 oz $0.75 each, regularly $0.99 each
Used 2 $1.00/4 VO5 Shampoos or Conditioners from SS 10/14 (exp 11/4)
Final Price: $4.00 ($0.50 each) for 8

Bought 4 Halls Cough Drops, 17-30 ct $1.50 each, regularly $1.99 each
Used 2 $1.00/2 Halls Cough Drops, 17 ct or larger from SS 9/16 (exp 11/10)
or 2 $1.00/2 Halls Cough Drops, 17 ct or larger from SS 11/4
Final Price: $4.00 ($1.00 each) for 4

Bought 2 Mitchum Deodorants $3.00 each, regularly $4.19 each
Buy 2, Receive $2.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 3
Used 2 $0.75/1 manufacturer coupons from SS 10/14 (regional; would have to be ordered)
Paid $4.50, Received $2.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $2.50 ($1.25 each) for 2

Bought 5 Lumene Facial Wipes 25 ct $7.29 each, regular price
Spend $30.00 on Lumene Products, Receive $10.00 Extra Bucks through 11/24, Limit 14
Used 5 $4.00/1 JPG coupons (Facebook.com)
Paid $16.45, Received $10.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $6.45 ($1.29 each) for 5

Bought 1 CVS Healthy Hands Lotion 3.25 oz $3.29, regular price
Used 1 $3.00/1 CVS hand/body lotion CVS coupon that previously printed from Magic Coupon Machine
Final Price: $0.29

$  139.48  Shelf price
-     21.20  Discounts
=$118.28  Sale price
-     20.00  2 $10/$50 purchase CVS coupons
-     70.50  Coupons
=$   27.78  Out of pocket cost
-      26.00  Extra Bucks received
=$     1.78  98.7% savings off shelf price

What I actually paid: $27.78 - $23.00 in previous Extra Bucks - $5.00 Beauty Club Reward (rounded down) = $0.00 + $6.74 sales tax = $6.74 paid out of pocket. Walked away with $26.00 in new Extra Bucks.

Net cost: $3.74

Rite Aid:

Bought 4 Glade Scented Oil Warmer $0.97 each, regularly $1.99 each
Used 4 $1.00/1 Internet printable coupons (Coupons.com)
or 4 $1.00/1 manufacturer coupons from SS 11/4; SS 10/14
Final Price: 4 Free

Bought 2 Cottonelle Moist Wipes Tub, 42 ct $2.00 each, regularly $3.69 each
Bought 2 Cottonelle Moist Wipes Refill, 42 ct $2.00 each, regularly $2.99 each
Buy 2, Receive $2.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2 (same as Kleenex deal)
Used 2 $0.55/2 Internet printable coupons (no longer available to print)
Paid $6.90, Received 2 $2.00 +Up Rewards
Final Price: $2.90 ($0.73 each) for 4

Bought 2 Ester-C To Go!, 10+2 ct $5.99 each, regular price
BOGO Free
Used 2 $2.00/1 Ester-C Product from RP 11/4 (regional; would have to be ordered)
or 2 $2.00/1 Internet printable coupons (Coupons.com)
Final Price: $1.99 ($1.00 each) for 2

Bought 1 Gas-X,18-20 ct $5.03, regularly $6.29
With 20% Gold Discount (Sale price $5.99)
Used 1 $1.00/1 Internet printable coupon (bricks.coupons.com)
or 1 $1.00/1 Gas-X Product from SS 10/14
And used 1 $2.00/1 October Adperk coupon (no longer available to watch)
Final Price: $2.03

Bought 1 First Response Pregnancy Kit $13.19, regularly $16.49
With 20% Gold Discount
Buy 1, Receive $5.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2

Used 1 $2.00/1 Internet printable coupon (coupons.smartsource.com)
Paid $11.19, Received $5.00 +Up Reward
Final Price: $6.19

Bought 1 Mucinex 600 mg or DM, 40 ct Max or Max DM, 28 ct Max D, 24 ct or D, 36 ct $20.79, regularly $25.99
With 20% Gold Discount (Sale price $21.99)
Buy 1, Receive $3.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2

Used 1 $1.00/1 Internet printable coupon (Facebook.com; CVSPharmacy.com)
Paid $19.79, Received $3.00 +Up Reward
Final Price: $16.79

$  82.07  Shelf price
-   15.10  Coupons
-   25.19  Discounts
=$41.78  Out of pocket cost
-   12.00  +Up Rewards received
=$29.78  63.7% savings off shelf price

What I actually paid: $41.78 - $41.00 in previous +Up Rewards + $0.71 sales tax = $1.49 paid out of pocket. Walked away with $12.00 in new +Up Rewards.

Net cost: $30.49

$221.55  Total Shelf price
- 105.60  Total Coupons
-   46.39  Total Discounts
=$69.56  Total Out of pocket cost
-   38.00  Total Rewards received
=$31.56  85.8% Total savings off shelf price

Total Net Cost: $33.73.

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