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Sunday, November 11, 2012

My Massive Sunday Haul, 11/11/12


Actually went to Walgreens for the first time in a month. I forgot how complicated it is to shop there! But there were a couple of free-after-Register Rewards deals this week, and I had 2 $25 gift cards from prescription transfers burning a hole in my pocket. Walgreens is also having a rockin' Black Friday sale, so I'll be shopping there then as well.

Here's what I did today.

Rite Aid: 

Bought 1 Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Cream Cleanser, 6 oz $7.99, regularly $9.99
With 20% Gold Discount
Buy 1, Submit for $3.00 Single Check Rebate, Limit 2

Used 1 $3.00/1 Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Face Care Product Internet printable coupon (Facebook.com)
And used 1 $3.00/1 Adperk coupon (RiteAid.com)
Paid $1.99, Submitted for $3.00 Single Check Rebate
Final Price: $1.01 MONEYMAKER

Bought 2 Chapstick Lip Balm $1.50 each, when you buy 2, regularly $1.99 each
Buy 2, Receive $1.00 +Up Reward, Limit 4 (same deal as Halls/Ricola) 
Used 1 $1.00/2 Chapstick Products from RP 10/7 (exp 11/17)
And used 2 $1.00/1 ChapStick Rite Aid Facebook coupons (no longer available to print)
Paid $0.00, Received $1.00 +Up Reward
Final Price: $1.00 MONEYMAKER

Bought 4 Stride iD Gum, 14 ct $1.00 each, when you buy 2, regularly $1.49 each
Buy 2, Receive $1.00 +Up Reward, Limit 4 
Used 2 B1G1 Free Stride iD Gum 14 Piece Single Pack, up to $1.29 Internet printable coupons (Target.com)
And used 2 $0.25 Stride iD Gum, 14 ct Adperk coupons (RiteAid.com)
Paid $1.50, Received 2 $1.00 +Up Rewards
Final Price: $0.50 MONEYMAKER

Bought 6 Ricola Throat Drops, 19-24 ct $1.50 each, when you buy 2, regularly $2.59 each
Buy 2, Receive $1.00 +Up Reward, Limit 4 (same deal as Chapstick) 
Used 2 $0.75/1 Ricola Sugar-Free manufacturer coupons from RP 10/14 (exp 11/14)
And used 2 $1.00/2 Ricola Bags from RP 10/14 (exp 11/14)
Paid $5.50, Received 3 $1.00 +Up Rewards
Final Price: $2.50 ($0.42 each) for 6

Bought 4 Bic Twin Select Silky Touch Disposable Razors 10 ct $3.99 each, regular price
BOGO 50%
Buy 2, Receive $1.00 +Up Reward, Limit 4
Used 2 BOGO manufacturer coupons from SS 10/14 (exp 11/11)
Paid $3.98, Received 2 $1.00 +Up Rewards
Final Price: $1.98 ($0.99 each) for 2

Bought 2 Dove Men+Care Body Wash $5.50 each, when you buy 2, regularly $7.29 each
Buy 2, Receive $3.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2
Used 2 $2.50/1 Internet printable coupons (Coupons.com - Member Club coupon)
And used 2 $1.00/1 Adperk coupons (RiteAid.com)
Paid $4.00, Received $3.00 +Up Reward
Final Price: $1.00 ($0.50 each) for 2

Bought 2 Axe Holiday Gift Box Sets $9.59 each, regularly $11.99 each
With 20% Gold Discount (Sale price $9.99) 
Buy 1, Receive $3.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2 
Used 2 $2.00/1 Axe Gift Set Internet printable coupons (no longer available to print)
And used 2 $2.00/1 Unilever Holiday Gift Set Adperk coupons (RiteAid.com)
Paid $11.18, Received 2 $3.00 +Up Rewards
Final Price: $5.18 ($2.59 each) for 2

*Note: There are $2.00/1 and $1.00/1 Load2Card coupons at RiteAid.com that you can load onto your card. People are reporting that these are coming off with the above two purchases. I'm gonna try it out tomorrow.*

$  89.99  Shelf price
-   37.98  Coupons
-   23.86  Discounts
=$28.15  Out of pocket cost
 -  17.00  +Up Rewards received
-     3.00  SCR submitted for
=$ 8.15  90.9% savings off shelf price

What I actually paid: $28.15 - $24.00 in previous +Up Rewards + $3.43 sales tax = $7.58 paid out of pocket. Walked away with $17.00 in new +Up Rewards and submitted for $3.00 Single Check Rebate.

Net cost: $11.58.


CVS: 

Bought 2 Colgate Max Clean Smart Foam, Max Fresh, or Max White Toothpaste, 6 oz $2.75 each, regularly $3.99 each
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 2 
Used 1 $1.00/2 Colgate toothpaste, 4 oz+ from SS 10/28 (exp 11/17)
Paid $4.50, Received $4.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $0.50 ($0.25 each) for 2

Bought 2 Suave Deodorant 1.4 oz $1.00 each, regularly $1.57 each
Used 2 $0.50/1 manufacturer coupons from RP 10/14 (exp 11/11)
Final Price: $1.00 ($0.50 each) for 2

Bought 4 Nature Made Vitamin B-12 3000 mcg 40 count $10.49 each, regular price
BOGO Free
Used 4 $2.00/1 Internet printable PDF coupons (RiteAid.com)
And used 2 $4/$10 Nature Made purchase CVS coupons that printed from Magic Coupon Machine
Final Price: $4.98 ($1.25 each) for 2

Bought 1 Align Probiotic Supplement, 42 ct $38.99, regularly $41.49
Spend $30.00, Receive $10.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 1
Paid $38.99, Received $10.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $28.99

The following items are regular priced, and I used a 20% Medicare shopping pass:

Bought 2 Nivea Body Wash, 16.9 oz $6.99 each, regular price
Buy 2 Nivea Products, Receive $5.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 1 
Used 2 $1.00/1 Nivea Body Wash for Women, 12-16.9oz Internet printable coupons (Nivea.com)
or 2 $1.00/1 Nivea Body Wash from RP 10/28 (exp 11/11)
And used 1 $3.00/2 Nivea CVS coupon from Magic Coupon Machine
And used 20% Medicare shopping pass (took off $2.79)
Paid $6.19, Received $5.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $1.19 ($0.60 each) for 2

Bought 2 Futuro Adjustable Wrist Brace $8.39 each, regular price
Spend $15.00, Receive $5.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 1 
Used 2 $3.00/1 Futuro Braces and Supports Internet printable coupons (Scotch-Brite.com)
And used 20% Medicare shopping pass (took off $3.35)
Paid $7.43, Received $5.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $2.43 ($1.22 each) for 2

Bought 5 Lumene Facial Wipes 25 ct $7.39 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 (no longer available to download)
And used 20% Medicare shopping pass (took off $7.39)
Paid $9.56, Received $10.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $0.44 MONEYMAKER

$162.28  Shelf price
-   27.10  Discounts
=135.18  Sale price
-   20.00  2 $10/$50 CVS coupons
-   62.53  Coupons
=$52.65  Out of pocket cost
-   34.00  Extra Bucks
=$ 18.65  88.5% savings off shelf price

What I actually paid: $52.65 - $10.00 Beauty Club rewards - $1.00 Green Bag Tag reward - $36.00 previous Extra Bucks - $4.00 in current Extra Bucks + $4.51 sales tax = $6.16 paid out of pocket. Walked away with $30.00 in new Extra Bucks.

Net cost: $23.16.


Walgreens: 

Transactions 1-4:

- Bought 1 Bausch & Lomb Re-Nu Sensitive Multi-Purpose Solution, 12 oz $6.99, regularly $9.49
Buy 1, Receive $5.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction 
Used 1 $2.00/1 Renu Fresh or Renu Sensitive Multi Purpose Solution, 12 oz or Larger Internet printable coupon (Renu.com; Coupons.com)
Paid $4.99, Received $5.00 Register Reward
Final Price: Free

Paid $4.99 + $0.42 sales tax = $5.41, Received $5.00 Register Reward

Transactions 5-6: 

- Bought 1 Magnilife Diabetic Neuropathy Foot Cream, 4 oz $10.00, regularly $19.99
Buy 1, Receive $10.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction 
Paid $10.00, Received $10.00 Register Reward
Final Price: Free

- Bought 1 Nice Gelatin $0.17, regularly $0.69 (clearance)

- Used 2 $5.00 Register Rewards from Transactions 1-4

Paid $0.17 + $0.60 sales tax = $0.77, Received $10.00 Register Reward

Transaction 7:

- Bought 2 Robitussin, 4 oz $6.99 each, regular price
BOGO 50% 
Buy 3, Receive 5,000 Balance Rewards Points OR Buy 2, Receive 3,000 Balance Rewards Points 
Used 2 $3.00/1 Robitussin Product from RP 9/30 (exp 11/24)
Final Price: $4.48 ($2.24 each) for 2, Received 3,000 Balance Rewards Points

- Bought 8 Dry Idea Gel Deodorant 2/$6.00, regularly $3.99 each
Used $2.00/2 Dry Idea Deodorants from Walgreens November Coupon Book (took off $8.00)
And used 4 $3.00/2 Dry Idea Roll-on or Gel Deodorants Internet printable coupons (Coupons.com)
Final Price: $4.00 ($0.50 each) for 8

- Bought 1 packs sponges 12 ct $2.99, regular price (not pictured)

- Used 1 $10.00 Register Reward from Transaction 5

Paid $1.47 + $1.62 sales tax = $3.09.

$128.21  Shelf price
-   34.00  Coupons
-   42.44  Discounts
=$51.77  Out of pocket cost
-   40.00  Register Rewards received
=$11.77  90.8% savings off shelf price

What I actually paid: $51.77 - $30.00 in today's Register Rewards + $4.50 sales tax = $26.27 - $26.27 from prescription transfer gift card = $0 paid out of pocket. Walked away with $10.00 Register Reward.

Net cost:  $16.27 (decided not to count my prescription gift cards in this calculation, just as I don't count special rewards like Beauty Club/Green Tag CVS rewards, as they were never calculated as earned in my previous haul percentages.)

$  380.48  Total Shelf Price
-  154.51  Total Coupons
-    93.40  Total Discounts
=$132.57  Total Out of Pocket Cost
-     94.00  Total Rewards/Rebates Received/Submitted for
=$  38.57  89.8% Savings Off Total Shelf Price

Total Net Cost: $51.01


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