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Monday, December 31, 2012

My Massive Sunday Haul, 12/30/12



Now this is a massive haul! $580 worth of crap for $72, thanks largely to cashing in 4,000 Balance Reward Points at Walgreens for a $50 credit.

CVS:

Bought 3 Mars Chocolate Singles, 1.08-1.92 oz $0.75 each, regularly $1.19 each
Buy 1, Receive $0.75 Extra Bucks, Limit 1 
Used 1 B2G1 Free Internet printable coupon (Coupons.com)
Paid $1.50, Received $0.75 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $0.75 ($0.25 each) for 3

Bought 1 Sudden Sleep, 4 ct $2.87, regularly $3.19
Buy 1, Receive $2.87 Extra Bucks, Limit 1 
Paid $2.87, Received $2.87 Extra Bucks
Final Price: Free

Bought 2 Oral-B Pulsar or Cross Action Power Brush, 1 ct $5.99 each, regularly $7.99 each
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 2
Used 1 $5.00/2 manufacturer coupon from previous product insert
Paid $6.98, Received $4.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $2.98 ($1.49 each) for 2

*Also counts toward the Spend $50 Receive $15 Crest/Oral B Rebate - exp 1/5!*

Bought 4 Aveeno Lotion, 7-12 oz or Aveeno Cream, 3.5-7.3oz $4.99 each, regularly $10.49 each
Buy 2, Receive $6.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 1 - Reported actual limit of 6
Used 2 $3.00/2 Aveeno Products, excludes trial size, cleansing bars, and 2.5 oz body lotion Internet printable coupons (Coupons.com)
or 2 $3.00/2 Aveeno Products, excludes trial size and Bar Soap from SS 10/28 (exp 12/31)
Paid $13.96, Received $12.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $1.96 ($0.49 each) for 4

Bought 2 Prevacid, 28 ct $20.00 each, regularly $22.79 each
Buy 2, Receive $6.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 3
Used 2 $5.00/1 Prevacid 24 Hour Product Internet printable coupons (Coupons.com)
Paid $30.00, Received $6.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $24.00 ($12.00 each) for 2

Bought 2 Scotch Brite Lint Rollers 56 sheet $5.99 each, regular price
BOGO Free
Used 1 $1.00/2 Internet printable coupon (Coupons.com)
Final Price: $4.99 ($2.49 each) for 2

I did the P&G deal on two different cards.

Card 1:

Bought 2 Tide Liquid Detergent, 19-32 loads $5.94 each, regularly $7.99 and $8.39 each
Bought 2 Bounty Paper Towel Rolls, 6 ct $5.77 each, regularly $8.99 each
Bought 2 Pantene Shampoo or Conditioner 12.6 oz $3.50 each, regularly $4.99 each
Spend $30.00, Receive $10.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 1
Used 2 $1.50/1 Tide Detergent, excludes PODS from PG 12/30
Used 2 $1.00/1 Bounty Towels or Napkins from PG 11/25 (exp 12/31) or previous product insert
Used 1 $3.00/2 Pantene Products from PG 12/30  
Paid $22.42, Received $10.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $12.42 for all 6 products

Card 2:


Bought 1 Align Probiotic Supplement, 42 ct $38.99, regularly $41.49
Spend $30.00, Receive $10.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 1
Used 1 $3.00/1 Align Product from PG 12/30
And used 1 $5.00/1 CVS coupon that printed for some from Magic Coupon Machine
Paid $30.99, Received $10.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $20.99

$  208.49  Shelf price
-     56.03  Discounts
=$152.46  Sale price
-     30.00  3 $10/$50 (my last ones - they're not printing anymore :-( )
-     38.75  Coupons
=$  83.71  Out of pocket cost
-     45.62  Extra Bucks received
=$  38.09  81.7% savings off shelf price

What I actually paid: $83.71 - $47.00 in previous Extra Bucks - $29.62 in today's Extra Bucks + $3.31 sales tax = $10.40 - $10.40 paid with P&G $15/$50 rebate Visa card = $0.00 paid out of pocket. Walked away with $16.00 in new Extra Bucks.

Net Cost: $31.00

NOTE: I'm deducting the use of the P&G rebate gift card as I did not include it in my initial savings calculations, since I earned it throughout multiple trips. So it is not being counted twice. 


Rite Aid:

Look for the $ symbol throughout the store until January 26. If you spend $100 on participating products (before coupons), you'll get a $20 +Up Reward. Then for each additional $50 you spend, you'll get another $10 +Up Reward, up to an extra $50 in +Ups. With this type of deal, I tend to only buy things that are a good deal even without this extra reward; otherwise I'd end up spending too much (it's a trap, y'all!)

Bought 1 Blistex Lip Ointment, 0.21 oz $1.50, regularly $2.79
Buy 1, Receive $1.50 +Up Reward, Limit 1
Paid $1.50, Received $1.50 +Up Reward
Final Price: Free

Bought 1 Mucinex, 14-20 ct $10.99, regularly $16.49
Part of the $ deal 
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2 
Paid $10.99, Received $2.00 +Up Reward
Final Price: $8.99 

$  19.28  Shelf price
-     0.00  Coupons (Weeeeiiiiird)
-     6.79  Discounts
=$12.49  Out of pocket cost
-     3.50  +Up Rewards received
$    8.99  53.4% savings off shelf price

What I actually paid: $12.49 - $12.00 in previous +Up Rewards = $0.49 - $0.49 paid with P&G $15/$50 rebate Visa card = $0.00 paid out of pocket. Walked away with $3.50 in new +Up Rewards

Net Cost: $8.50


Walgreens:

Transaction 1:

- Bought 1 BrainStrong Prenatal Multivitamin and DHA Supplement $10.00, regularly $19.99
Buy 1, Receive $10.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Used 1 $4.00/1 BrainStrong Natural DMA Daily Supplement Product, any from Walgreens Vitamins and Supplements Book
Paid $6.00, Received $10.00 Register Reward
Final Price: $4.00 MONEYMAKER

- Bought 1 VPX Redline Xtreme Watermelon or Triple Berry Energy Shot $2.99, regular price
Buy 1, Receive $2.99 (actually $3.00) Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Paid $2.99, Received $3.00 Register Reward
Final Price: Free

- Bought 1 Fit Smart Simply Slim Weight Loss Supplements, 60 ct $10.00, regularly $28.99
Buy 1, Receive $10.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction 
Paid $10.00, Received $10.00 Register Reward
Final Price: Free  

- Bought 8 Quaker Chewy Yogurt Granola Bars 2/$1.00, regularly $0.99 each
Buy 4, Receive 250 Balance Reward Points (unadvertised)
Used 4 $1.00/2 any Quaker Products Internet printable coupon (Walmart.com)
or 4 $1.00/2 any Quaker Products from All You 10/12
Final Price: 8 Free, received 500 Balance Reward Points

Paid $18.99, Received $10 + $10 + $3 Register Rewards and 500 Balance Rewards Points

Balance Rewards Point Balance: 31,490 + 500 = 31,990

Transaction 2:

- Bought 3 Thermacare Wrap, 3 ct $4.99 each, regularly $7.49 each
Buy 3, Receive 4,000 Balance Rewards Points OR Buy 2, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points
Used 3 $3.00/1 ThermaCare Heat Wrap, 3ct or Larger Internet printable coupons (Thermacare.com)
Final Price: $5.97 ($1.99 each) for 3, Received 4,000 Balance Rewards Points

- Bought 3 Sudafed PE, 24 oz or Children’s Sudafed, 4 oz $4.99 each, regularly $7.99 each
Buy 3, Receive 3,000 Balance Rewards Points OR Buy 2, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points
Used 3 $2.00/1 Sudafed Product Internet printable coupons (Sudafed.com)
Final Price: $8.97 ($2.99 each) for 3, Received 3,000 Balance Rewards Points

- Bought 1 Ex-Lax, 24 ct $6.00, regularly $7.29
Bought 1 Prevacid 24 Hour, 28 ct $19.00, regularly $21.49
Spend $25.00, Receive 5,000 Balance Rewards Points
Used 1 $1.50/1 Ex-Lax Item, 24ct or Larger Internet printable coupon (Coupons.com)
And used 1 $5.00/1 Prevacid 24 Hour Product Internet printable coupon (Coupons.com)
Final Price: $18.50 ($9.25 each) for both, Received 5,000 Balance Rewards Points

- Bought 3 Scotch Cushion Mailers $0.39 each, regularly $1.50 each
With in-ad coupon, Limit 4

- Used  $10 + $10 + $3 Register Rewards from Transaction 1

Paid $11.61 + $0.08 sales tax = $11.69 paid out of pocket, Received 12,000 Balance Reward Points

Balance Rewards Point Balance: 31,990 + 12,000 = 43,990 (yay! Maximum reward of $50!)

*In retrospect I wish I had purchased one more BrainStrong before this transaction so I could have used another $10 Register Reward in this transaction. Woulda saved $4.00 AND gotten another box of BrainStrong. Le sigh.*

Transaction 3:

- Bought 1 BrainStrong Prenatal Multivitamin and DHA Supplement $10.00, regularly $19.99
Buy 1, Receive $10.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Used 1 $4.00/1 BrainStrong Natural DMA Daily Supplement Product, any from Walgreens Vitamins and Supplements Book
Paid $6.00, Received $10.00 Register Reward
Final Price: $4.00 MONEYMAKER

- Bought 1 VPX Redline Xtreme Watermelon or Triple Berry Energy Shot $2.99, regular price
Buy 1, Receive $2.99 (actually $3.00) Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Paid $2.99, Received $3.00 Register Reward
Final Price: Free

- Bought 1 Fit Smart Simply Slim Weight Loss Supplements, 60 ct $10.00, regularly $28.99
Buy 1, Receive $10.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction 
Paid $10.00, Received $10.00 Register Reward
Final Price: Free  

- Bought 2 Glad Tall Kitchen Odor Shield Drawstring Garbage Bags 40 ct $7.49 each, regularly $9.99 each
Bought 1 Glad Tall Kitchen ForceFlex Drawstring Garbage Bags 38 ct $7.49, regularly $9.49
Bought 1 Glad Tall Kitchen Drawstring Garbage Bags 45 ct $7.49, regularly $9.49
Used 4 $0.55/1 peelie coupons from packages
And used $1.50/1 store coupon from Walgreens January Coupon Booklet (took off $6.00)
Final Price: $21.76 ($5.44 each) for all 4

- Bought 10 Clif Bars 5/$5.00, regularly 2/$3.00
 Final Price: $10.00 ($1.00 each) for 10

- Redeemed 40,000 Balance Reward Points ($50)

Paid $0.75 + $1.80 sales tax = $2.55 paid out of pocket, Received $10 + $10 + $3 Register Rewards.

Balance Rewards Point Balance: 43,990 - 40,000 = 3,990

Transaction 4:

- Bought 1 Fit Smart Simply Slim Weight Loss Supplements, 60 ct $10.00, regularly $28.99
Buy 1, Receive $10.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction 
Paid $10.00, Received $10.00 Register Reward
Final Price: Free  

- Used 1 $10.00 BrainStrong Register Reward from Transaction 3

Paid $0.00, Received $10.00 Register Reward

Transaction 5:

- Bought 1 BrainStrong Prenatal Multivitamin and DHA Supplement $10.00, regularly $19.99
Buy 1, Receive $10.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Used 1 $4.00/1 BrainStrong Natural DMA Daily Supplement Product, any from Walgreens Vitamins and Supplements Book
Paid $6.00, Received $10.00 Register Reward
Final Price: $4.00 MONEYMAKER

- Bought 1 VPX Redline Xtreme Watermelon or Triple Berry Energy Shot $2.99, regular price
Buy 1, Receive $2.99 (actually $3.00) Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Paid $2.99, Received $3.00 Register Reward
Final Price: Free

- Bought 1 Glaceau Vitamin Water $1.69, regular price

- Used 1 Fit Smart $10.00 Register Reward from Transaction 3

Paid $0.68 + $0.11 sales tax = $0.79, Received $10 + $3 Register Rewards

*I also realize now that I shoulda taken the BrainStrong Register Reward from this transaction and used it to purchase another Fit Smart in a separate transaction before the last one I did. DOH! Clearly I've gotten rusty at Walgreens shopping.*

Transaction 6:

- Bought 4 Blue Diamond Almond 16oz Bags $5.99 each, regularly $7.99 each
Used $1.00/1 store coupon from Walgreens January Coupon Booklet (took off $4.00)
Final Price: $19.96 ($4.99 each) for 4

- Bought 2 Lysol Dual Action Wipes $2.49 each, regularly $3.79 each
Buy 2, Receive 1,000 Balance Reward Points
Final Price: $4.98 ($2.49 each) for 2, Received 1,000 Balance Reward Points

- Bought 1 Glaceau Vitamin Water $1.69, regular price

- Used 2 $10.00 and 2 $3.00 Register Rewards from Transactions 3, 4 and 5.

Paid $0.63 + $0.41 sales tax = $1.04 paid out of pocket, Received 1,000 Balance Reward Points.

Balance Rewards Point Balance: 3,990 + 1,000 = 4,990

$  340.43  Shelf price
-     49.70  Coupons
-   139.07  Discounts
-     50.00  Balance Rewards Point Redemption
=$101.66  Out of pocket cost
-     69.00  Register Rewards received
=$  32.66  90.4% savings off shelf price

What I actually paid: $101.66 - $69.00 in today's Register Rewards + $2.40 sales tax = $35.06 - $4.11 paid with P&G $15/$50 rebate Visa card = $30.95 paid out of pocket.

Net Cost: $30.95


Harris Teeter:

Bought 1 Food Should Taste Good Sweet Potato Chips $2.50, regularly $3.59
Used 1 $0.75/1 Internet printable coupon (Coupons.com)
And used 1 $0.75/1 E-Vic coupon
Final Price: $0.25

$  3.59  Shelf price
-   2.25  Coupons
-   1.09  Discounts
=$0.25  93% savings off shelf price

Net Cost: $0.25


Giant:

Bought 6 Kleenex 70 ct $1.35 each, regular price
Buy 2 Get 1 Free
Used 5 $1.00/1 manufacturer coupons from Spanish insert (would have to be ordered)
Final Price: $0.40 ($0.07 each) for 6

 $8.10  Shelf price
-  5.00  Coupons
-  2.70  Discounts
=$0.40  95.1% savings off shelf price
+  0.33  Sales tax
=$0.73  Paid out of pocket

Net Cost: $0.73

$ 579.89  Total Shelf Price
-  125.70  Total Coupons
-  255.68  Total Discounts
=$198.51  Total Out of Pocket Cost
-   118.12  Total Rewards Received
=$  80.39  86.1% Savings Off Total Shelf Price

Total Net Cost: $71.43 (87.7% savings off Total Shelf Price)

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