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Thursday, November 22, 2012

My Massive Thanksgiving Haul, 11/22/12



I frakin' killed at Walgreens today, y'all. Despite the rude ass manager at the 11215 New Hampshire location giving me lip for wanting to buy more than ONE of each item. Bite me, asshole. Just wait until tomorrow when I can use those $10/$35 coupons that printed from the Catalina machine today. I'm going back just as soon as I finish my Black Friday shopping at the mall ... OH CRAP I HAVEN'T PLANNED THAT YET! *passes out*

Walgreens:

Bought 2 Blu Science Trim Blu, 60 ct $10.00 each, regularly $26.99 each
Buy 1, Receive $10.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Used 2 $2.00/1 BluScience Chromadex Product from Answers at Walgreens Vitamins and Supplements Book
Paid $16.00, Received 2 $10.00 Register Rewards
Final Price: $4.00 MONEYMAKER

*CAUTION: This coupon is insane. Instead of taking off $2.00, it adds $27.99! It's basically adding a whole new product to your order. UPC CONFUSION MADNESS! So make sure that's fixed when you use it. Also, try to get the cashier to take it off the price of the item instead of keying it in as manufacturer coupon, because you might need another filler if the latter occurs.*

Bought 2 MidNite For Menopause Relief, 28 ct $7.00 each, regularly $10.49 each
Buy 1, Receive $7.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Used 2 $2.00/1 MidNite Regular, for Menopause or PM from SS 9/9
Paid $10.00, Received 2 $7.00 Register Rewards
Final Price: $4.00 MONEYMAKER

Bought 2 Omega Smart Kids DHA Chewable Softgels, 60 ct $10.00 each, regularly $14.99 each
Buy 1, Receive $10.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Used 2 $2.00/1 PDF coupons (no longer available to download)
Paid $16.00, Received 2 $10.00 Register Rewards
Final Price: $4.00 MONEYMAKER

Bought 3 Dream Water Shot, 2.5 oz $2.49 each, regularly $2.99 each
Buy 1, Receive $2.49 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Used 3 $1.00/1 Snoozeberry Dream Water Shot, 2.5 oz from Walgreens Wish Lists Gift Guide
Paid $4.47, Received 3 $2.49 Register Rewards
Final Price: $3.00 MONEYMAKER

Bought 3 Sheets Sleep Strips, 10 ct $4.99 each, regularly $7.99 each
Buy 1, Receive $4.99 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Used 3 $1.00/1 manufacturer coupons from previous product insert
Paid $11.97, Received 3 $4.99 Register Rewards
Final Price: $3.00 MONEYMAKER

Bought 3 Sheets Energy Strips, 10 ct $3.99 each, regularly $5.99 each
Buy 1, Receive $3.99 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Used 3 $1.00/1 manufacturer coupons from previous product inserts
Paid $8.97, Received 3 $3.99 Register Rewards
Final Price: $3.00 MONEYMAKER

Bought 2 Cepacol Honey Lemon Lozenges, 16 ct $3.00 each, regularly $5.29 each
Buy 1, Receive $3.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Used 2 $1.00/1 Cepacol Product Internet printable coupons (homesolutionsnews.com)
Paid $4.00, Received 2 $3.00 Register Rewards
Final Price: $2.00 MONEYMAKER

Bought 2 Dr. Teal’s Epsom Salt Foot Soak, 2 lbs $5.99 each, regularly $6.49 each
Buy 1, Receive $5.99 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Used 2 $1.00/1 Dr. Teal’s Product Internet printable coupons (Facebook.com)
Paid $9.98, Received 2 $5.99 Register Rewards
Final Price: $2.00 MONEYMAKER

Bought 2 Crest 3D White Vivid Radiant Mint Toothpaste, 4 oz $2.99 each, regularly $4.29 each
Buy 1, Receive $2.99 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Used 2 $1.00/1 manufacturer coupons from previous product inserts
Paid $3.98, Received 2 $2.99 Register Rewards
Final Price: $2.00 MONEYMAKER

Bought 2 Oral-B Pro Health Clinical Pro-Flex Toothbrushes $3.50 each, when you buy 2, regularly $5.99 each
Buy 2, Receive $4.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Buy 2, Receive $2.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction - this extra reward was still printing as of Thursday!

Used 2 $1.00/1 Oral-B Pulsar, 3D White, Pro-Health, Complete or (2) Indicator or Cavity Defense Toothbrushes from PG 10/28 (exp 11/30)
Paid $5.00, Received 1 $4.00 Register Reward and 1 $2.00 Register Reward
Final Price: $1.00 MONEYMAKER

Bought 1 Advil PM Pain Relief, 4 ct $1.00, regularly $1.49
Buy 1, Receive $1.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Used 1 $1.00/1 Advil PM Product from RP 10/28
Paid $0.00, Received $1.00 Register Reward
Final Price: $1.00 MONEYMAKER

Bought 2 Almay Intense i-color Cosmetics $6.99 each, regularly $7.79 each
Buy 1, Receive $5.50 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Used 2 $1.00/1 Almay Cosmetic Product from SS 11/18
And used 2 $1.00/1 Almay Intense I-Color Trio from Walgreens Wish Lists Gift Guide
Paid $9.98, Received 2 $5.50 Register Rewards
Final Price: $1.02 MONEYMAKER

Bought 2 Carmex Lip Care, 0.15 or 0.35 oz $1.00 each, regularly $1.59 each
Buy 1, Receive $1.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Used 2 $0.30/1 Carmex Lip Balm Internet printable coupons (mycarmex.com)
Paid $1.40, Received 2 $1.00 Register Rewards
Final Price: $0.60 MONEYMAKER

Bought 2 Colgate Total Advanced or Gum Defense Toothpaste, 4 oz or Max White, Fresh or Clean Toothpaste, 6 oz $2.99 each, regularly $3.99 each
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Used 2 $1.00/1 Colgate Optic White, Total Advanced or Sensitive Pro-Relief Toothpaste, 4 oz or larger from SS 11/11 (exp 11/24)
Paid $3.98, Received 2 $2.00 Register Rewards
Final Price: 2 Free

Bought 2 Supernutrition Simply One Multivitamins for Men or Women, 30 ct $10.00 each, regularly $14.99 each
Buy 1, Receive $10.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Paid $20.00, Received 2 $10.00 Register Rewards
Final Price: 2 Free

Bought 2 Herbal Essences Shampoo or Conditioner, 10.1 oz or Select Stylers $2.99 each, regularly $4.49 each
Buy 1, Receive $2.99 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Paid $5.98, Received 2 $2.99 Register Reward
Final Price: 2 Free

Bought 2 got2b Spiking Glue or Ultra Styling Gel, 6 oz $1.99 each, regularly $6.79 each
Buy 1, Receive $1.99 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Paid $3.98, Received 2 $1.99 Register Rewards
Final Price: 2 Free

Bought 1 ThermaCare Back Heat Wrap, 1 ct $3.00, regularly $5.49
Buy 1, Receive $3.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Paid $3.00, Received $3.00 Register Reward
Final Price: Free

Bought 2 Hairsil Accelerator Shampoo, 4 oz $7.99 each, regularly $9.99 each
Buy 1, Receive $7.99 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Paid $15.98, Received 2 $7.99 Register Rewards
Final Price: 2 Free

Bought 4 Scunci No Damage Elastics, 18 ct $1.50 each, when you buy 2, regularly $2.99 each
Buy 2, Receive $3.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Paid $6.00, Received 2 $3.00 Register Rewards
Final Price: 4 Free

Bought 1 Gum Super or Micro Tip Toothbrush, 2 ct $1.49, regularly $3.79
Buy 1, Receive $1.49 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Paid $1.49, Received $1.49 Register Reward
Final Price: Free

Bought 1 Tums Ultra Strength 1000, 3 rolls, 36ct total $3.00, regularly $3.79
Buy 1, Receive $3.00 Register Rewards, Limit 1 per transaction
Paid $3.00, Received $3.00 Register Reward
Final Price: Free

Bought 14 Christmas Gift Sacks $0.13 each (fillers)
With In-Ad Coupon, Limit 16


$  329.81  Shelf price
-     36.60  Coupons
-   126.23  Discounts
=$166.98  Out of pocket cost
-   195.80  Register Rewards Received
=$  28.82  MONEYMAKER



What I actually paid: $166.98 -$134.80 in today's +Up Rewards + $4.10 sales tax = $36.28 - $23.35 from gift card previously earned from prescription transfer = $12.93 paid out of pocket. Walked away with $61.00 in Register Rewards.


Net Cost: -$24.72



CVS:

Bought 3 Milky Way Singles Bars $0.75 each, regularly $1.19 each
Buy 1, Receive $0.75 Extra Bucks, Limit 2
Used 1 B2G1 Free Milky Way Bars, 1.76-2.05 oz, max value of $1.29 (Coupons.com) - took off full value of $1.29
Paid $0.96, Received $1.50 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $0.54 MONEYMAKER

Bought 1 CVS Alkaline Batteries AA/AAA, 4 pk $3.65, regularly $4.59
Buy 1, Receive $3.65 Extra Bucks, Limit 1
Paid $3.65, Received $3.65 Extra Bucks
Final Price: Free

Bought 1 Phillips Ear Buds $6.99, regularly $10.49
Buy 1, Receive $6.99 Extra Bucks, Limit 1
Paid $6.99, Received $6.99 Extra Bucks
Final Price: Free

Bought 2 CVS Flossers, 90 ct $2.00 each, regularly $2.57 each
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 2
Paid $4.00, Received $4.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: 2 Free

Bought 2 GUM Soft Toothbrush, 2 pk $2.50 each, regularly $4.19 each
Buy 1, Receive $2.50 Extra Bucks, Limit 2
Paid $5.00, Received $5.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: 2 Free

$  32.17  Shelf price
-     1.29  Coupons
-   10.28  Discounts
=$20.60  Out of pocket cost
-   21.14  Extra Bucks received
=$  0.54  MONEYMAKER

What I actually paid: $20.60 - $20.24 in previous Extra Bucks + $1.20 sales tax = $1.56 paid out of pocket. Walked away with $21.14 in new Extra Bucks.

Net Cost: $0.74




Rite Aid:

Bought 2 LaBella Gel, 40 oz $1.99 each, regularly $4.29 each
Buy 1, Receive $1.99 +Up Reward, Limit Unknown 2
Buy 1 LaBella Gel, Receive $1.00 +Up Reward, Limit 3 (monthly deal?)
Paid $3.98, Received 2 $1.99 and 2 $1.00 +Up Rewards
Final Price: $2.00 MONEYMAKER

$  8.58  Shelf price
-   4.60  Discounts
=$3.98  Out of pocket cost
-   5.98  +Up Rewards received
=$2.00  MONEYMAKER

What I actually paid: $3.98 - $3.00 in previous +Up Rewards + $0.24 sales tax = $1.22 paid out of pocket. Walked away with $5.98 in new +Up Rewards.

Net Cost: -$1.76

$  370.56  Total Shelf Cost
-     37.89  Total Coupons
-   141.11  Total Discounts
=$191.56  Total Out of Pocket Cost
-   222.92  Total Rewards Received
=$  31.36  MONEYMAKER (108% savings!)

 Total Net Cost: -25.74 (and that doesn't even include the prescription gift card I came in with!)

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