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Sunday, January 20, 2013

My Planned Drugstore Shopping, Week of 1/20 UPDATED

This is the last week you can earn toward the Spend $100 Receive $20 +Up Reward deal at Rite Aid. CVS is having a dull week; I'm saving my 20% flu shot coupon (still not receiving the email coupons. Grr Argh.) Walgreens is having a bad week too so I'm not going there. It seems they're only having decent weeks every other week now. Perhaps they're hoping people's Register Rewards (which expire 2 weeks from issuance) will expire before they make it back? For shame, Walgreens! Also, there's a couple of free-after-rebate deals at Walgreens this week, but I don't include those in my matchups because Walgreens screwed me over once on one of those. So now they're dead to me. I miss Rite Aid's Single Check Rebate program. Saddy face.

I've been using this smartphone app called Ibotta, which is freakin' awesome. It's like SavingStar on crack.  But it's an awkward app because not everyone gets the same deals. And you have to have a smartphone to use it. So sorry if you don't have it or your deals are different. I'M NOT PERFECT, ALL RIGHT?!

CVS:

Buy 2 Revlon Single Eye Shadows $5.99 est. $5.79 each, regular price
Buy 2, Receive $7.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 1
Use 2 $1.00/1 Revlon Eye Item from SS 1/13
And use $3.00/$10.00 CVS coupon from Magic Coupon Machine
Pay $6.58, Receive $7.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: 2 Free $0.42 MONEYMAKER

Crest 3D White, Crest Pro-Health, or Crest with Scope, 4-4.8 oz; Crest Pro-Health Rinse, 8-8.4 oz $2.99
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 2
Use $1.00/1 manufacturer coupon from previous product insert
Pay $1.99, Receive $2.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: Free


Spend $30.00, Receive $10.00 CVS Cash Card, Limit 5:

Coke Products, 12 oz 12 pk $2.50
Buy Various Coke Products, Receive $0.75 Ibotta Credit (I have 5 varieties on my app)

Poland Spring Natural Spring Water 16.9 oz 24 pk $3.99

Powerade, 8 pk $3.99

Vitaminwater, 6 pk $3.99
Buy 1, Submit for $1.00 Ibotta Credit

Bounty Paper Towels, 12 pk $9.99
Use $1.00/1 manufacturer coupon from previous product insert

Charmin Ultra Strong or Ultra Soft Double Rolls, 16 pk $9.99
Use $1.00/1 manufacturer coupon from previous product insert

Buy 2 L'oreal Concealer $9.99 est. $10.49 each, regular price
BOGO 50%
Use 2 $3.00/1 L’Oreal Paris Cosmetic Face Product from RP 1/6

Buy 1 Aveeno Hair Care $8.49 est $9.49, regular price
Buy 1 Aveeno Hair Care $7.49, regular price
BOGO 50%
Use $3.00/2 Aveeno Products from SS 1/6
And use $2.50/$12 hair care CVS coupon from Magic Coupon Machine

Proposed Scenarios:

Buy 3 4 Coke Products, 12 oz 12 pk $2.50 each
Buy 2 L'oreal Concealer $9.99 est. $10.49 each, regular price
BOGO 50%
Buy 2 1 Powerade/Vitamin Water/Deer Park $3.99 each
Spend $30.00, Receive $10.00 CVS Cash Card, Limit 5
Buy 1 Vitamin Water 6 pack, Receive $1.00 Ibotta Credit
Buy Various Coke Products, Receive $0.75 Ibotta Credit
(I have 5 varieties on my app)
Use 2 $3.00/1 L’Oreal Paris Cosmetic Face Product from RP 1/6
Pay $23.72, Receive $10.00 CVS Cash Card and up to $4.00 Ibotta Credit
Final Price: $9.72-$11.97 ($1.39-$1.71 each) for all 7 products ($1.96 each without Ibotta)

Buy 12 Coke Products, 12 oz 12 pk $2.50 each
Spend $30.00, Receive $10.00 CVS Cash Card, Limit 5
Buy Various Coke Products, Receive $0.75 Ibotta Credit
(I have 5 varieties on my app)
Pay $30.00, Receive $10.00 CVS Cash Card and up to $3.00 $3.75 Ibotta Credit
Final Price: $16.25-$19.25 ($1.35-$1.60 each) when you buy 12 ($1.67 each without Ibotta)

Buy 4 L'oreal Concealer $9.99 est. $10.49 each, regular price
BOGO 50%
Spend $30.00, Receive $10.00 CVS Cash Card, Limit 5

Use 4 $3.00/1 L’Oreal Paris Cosmetic Face Product from RP 1/6
Pay $19.47, Receive $10.00 CVS Cash Card
Final Price: $9.47 ($2.37 each) when you buy 4

Buy 3 Bounty Paper Towels, 12 pk or Charmin Ultra Strong or Ultra Soft Double Rolls, 16 pk $9.99 each
Spend $30.00, Receive $10.00 CVS Cash Card, Limit 5
Use 3 $1.00/1 manufacturer coupon from previous product insert
Pay $26.97, Receive $10.00 CVS Cash Card
Final Price: $16.97 ($5.66 each) when you buy 3


Spend $12.00, Receive $6.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 1:

Speed Stick or Lady Speed Stick (excludes twin pk) $2.99
Buy 1, Receive $0.50 Ibotta Credit (I've heard some have as high as $1.25!)
Use $1.00/1 Speed Stick Regular or Lady Antiperspirant/ Deodorant from SS 1/20

Softsoap Body Wash, 15-18 oz $3.00
Use $1.00/1 Softsoap Body Wash, 12 oz or larger or Bar Soap, 2 pack or larger from SS 1/20

Irish Spring Body Wash, 15 oz or Irish Spring Bar Soap, 6 pk $3.00
Use $1.00/1 Irish Spring Bar Pack, 6 bar pack or larger from SS 1/20
or $1.00/1 Irish Spring Body Wash, excludes 2.5 oz from SS 1/20

Colgate Optic White Toothpaste, 4 oz $3.00
Buy 1, Receive $1.00 Ibotta Credit
 Use $1.00/1 Colgate 4 oz+ Toothpaste from SS 1/6 (exp 1/26)

Colgate Optic White Rinse, 8 oz $3.00
Buy 1, Receive $1.00 Ibotta Credit
Use $1.00/1 Colgate Optic White Mouthwash, 8 oz or larger from SS 1/6 (exp 1/26)

Colgate Toothbrush $3.00
Use $1.00/1 Colgate Adult or Kids Powered Toothbrush from SS 1/20 (exp 2/9)

Colgate Total Advanced or Sensitive Toothpaste, 5.8-6 oz $3.00
Use $1.00/1 Colgate 4 oz+ Toothpaste from SS 1/6 (exp 1/26)

Proposed Scenario:

Buy 1 Speed Stick or Lady Speed Stick (excludes twin pk) $2.99
Buy 1, Recevive $0.50 Ibotta Credit
Buy 1 Colgate Optic White Toothpaste, 4 oz $3.00
Buy 1, Receive $1.00 Ibotta Credit
Buy 1 Colgate Optic White Rinse, 8 oz $3.00
Buy 1, Receive $1.00 Ibotta Credit
Buy 1 of the other products $2.99-$3.00
Spend $12.00, Receive $6.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 1
Use 4 $1.00/1 manufacturer coupons
Pay $7.99, Receive $6.00 Extra Bucks and $2.50 Ibotta Credit
Final Price: $0.51 MONEYMAKER (Without Ibotta it's $2.00 ($0.50 each) when you buy 4)


Rite Aid:

Buy 2 Sure Antiperspirant/Deodorant , excludes Twin Pack $3.29 each, regular price ($2.63 each with 20% Gold Discount)
Part of $ Deal 
BOGO Free
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2
(Monthly deal through 1/26)
Pay $3.29, Receive 2 $2.00 +Up Rewards
Final Price: $0.71 MONEYMAKER ($1.37 MONEYMAKER with 20% Gold Discount)

Buy 6 Stride iD Gum, 14 ct $1.00 each, when you buy 3
Part of $ Deal 
Buy 3, Receive $2.00 +Up Reward, Limit 4
Use 3 B1G1 FREE Stride iD Gum, 14 pieces, up to $1.00 Internet printable coupons (Coupons.com)
Pay $3.00, Receive 2 $2.00 +Up Rewards
Final Price: $1.00 MONEYMAKER

GE CFL Light Bulbs 10, 13, 20 or 26 Watt, 1 ct $3.99
Part of $ Deal 
Buy 1, Receive $3.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2
Use 1 $1.00/1 GE Energy Smart, Reveal CFL, Energy Efficient Reveal or Energy Efficient Soft White Lighting Products from SS 1/6
Pay $2.99, Receive $3.00 +Up Reward
Final Price: Free

Dryel At-Home Dry Cleaning Starter Kit $6.99 ($6.39 with 20% Gold Discount)
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 +Up Reward through 1/26, Limit 5 (monthly deal)
Use 1 $5.00/1 Dryel 30 min In-Dryer Cleaning Kit or Refills Internet printable coupon (LaundryConfessions.com)
Pay $1.99, Receive $2.00 +Up Reward
Final Price: Free ($0.61 MONEYMAKER with 20% Gold Discount)

Buy 2 Purex Liquid Laundry Detergent, 50 oz 24-32 loads or Purex Ultra
Packs, 18 ct $2.50 each, when you buy 2
Part of $ Deal
Buy 2, Receive $1.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2
Use 2 $1.00/1 Purex Liquid Detergent or Purex UltraPacks Detergent from RP 1/6 (regional, would have to be ordered)
Pay $3.00, Receive $1.00 +Up Reward
Final Price: $2.00 ($1.00 each) when you buy 2

Buy 5 Garnier Fructis Stylers $3.33 each
Part of $ Deal 
Spend $15.00, Receive $5.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2
Use 5 $1.00/1 Garnier Fructis Style Product Internet printable coupons (Coupons.com)
And use 1 $1.00/1 Garnier Fructis Power Gel or Putty Rite Aid Coupon (Facebook.com)
And use 2 $1.00/2 Garnier Hair Stylers Adperk coupons (RiteAid.com)
Pay $8.65, Receive $5.00 +Up Reward
Final Price: $3.65 ($0.73 each) when you buy 5

Buy 2 Ricola, 21-24 oz or Halls, 17-30 ct $1.50 each, when you buy 2
Ricola Part of $ Deal
Buy 2, Receive $1.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2
Use 1 $1.00/2 Halls Cough Drops Internet printable coupon (Coupons.com; Smartsource.com; coupons.smartsource.com; coupons.smartsouce.com)
or 1 $1.00/2 Halls Drops Bags, 17 ct or larger from SS 1/6
or 1 $1.00/2 Ricola Bags from SS 1/6
Pay $2.00, Receive $1.00 +Up Reward
Final Price: $1.00 ($0.50 each) when you buy 2

Buy 2 Tresemme Shampoo or Conditioner, 32 oz or Styler $3.50 each, when you buy 2
Buy 2, Receive $2.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2
Buy 1 Tresemme Split Remedy Shampoo or Conditioner, Receive $1.50 Ibotta Credit
 
Pay $7.00, Receive $2.00 +Up Reward and $1.50 Ibotta Credit
Final Price: $3.50 ($1.75 each) when you buy 2

*Look for peelie coupons for a better deal!*

Allegra 24 Hour Allergy Relief, 70 ct $39.99, regular price ($31.99 with 20% Gold Discount)
Buy 1, Receive $5.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2
Use 1 $5.00/1 Allegra, 30ct or Larger OR Allegra-D 12 Hour, 20ct or Allegra 24 Hour, 10ct or Larger Internet printable coupon (Facebook.com; coupons.smartsource.com)
Pay $34.99, Receive $5.00 +Up Reward
Final Price: $29.99 ($21.99 with 20% Gold Discount)

Mucinex Tablets, 28 ct $25.99, regular price
Spend $25.00, Receive $5.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2
Use 1 $2.00/1 Mucinex Product Internet printable coupon (Facebook.com)
Pay $23.99, Receive $5.00 +Up Reward
Final Price: $18.99

If you have the 20% Gold Discount:

Buy 2 Mucinex Tablets, 14 ct $13.19 each, regularly $16.49 each
With 20% Gold Discount 
Part of $ Deal (just the 14-20 ct)
Spend $25.00, Receive $5.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2
Use 2 $2.00/1 Mucinex Product coupons from SS 1/6
or 2 $2.00/1 Mucinex Product Internet printable coupons (Facebook.com)
Pay $22.38, Receive $5.00 +Up Reward
Final Price: $17.38 ($8.69 each) when you buy 2

14-count is not included in the $5/$25 deal

Buy 3 Nature Made Fish Oil Liquid Softgels 1000 mg, 90 ct $8.99 each, regular price ($7.19 each with 20% Gold Discount)
Part of $ Deal
Spend $20.00, Receive $10.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2
Use 3 $2.00/1 Internet printable coupons (AllYou.com)
And use 2 $1.00/1 Nature Made Fish Oil Adperk coupons (RiteAid.com)
Pay $18.97, Receive $10.00 +Up Reward
Final Price: $8.97 ($2.99 each) when you buy 3 ($1.19 each with 20% Gold Discount)

L’Oreal Preference or Feria Hair Color $9.99 ($7.99 with 20% Gold Discount)
Part of $ Deal
Use 1 $3.00/1 L’Oreal Feria Hair Color Internet printable coupon (Coupons.com)
or 1 $3.00/1 L’Oreal Preference Shade from RP 1/13
And use $2.00/1 In-Ad Coupon
Final Price: $4.99 ($2.99 with 20% Gold Discount)

Buy 2 Purex Fabric Softener Crystals, 28 oz $3.99 each
Part of $ Deal
Buy 2, Receive $2.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2
Use 2 $1.50/1 Internet printable coupons (no longer available to print)
Pay $4.98, Receive $2.00 +Up Reward
Final Price: $2.98 ($1.49 each) when you buy 2

Fiji Water, 0.5 Liter; Snapple, 16 oz; Gatorade, 20 oz; VegasFuel Energy Drink, 16 oz $1.00 each, when you buy 4
Snapple Part of $ Deal 
Buy 4, Receive $1.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2 
Pay $4.00, Receive $1.00 +Up Reward
Final Price: $3.00 ($0.75 each) when you buy 4


Walgreens:

Cracker Jack’D, 2 or 3 oz $1.49
Buy 1, Receive $1.49 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction 
Pay $1.49, Receive $1.49 Register Reward
Final Price: Free

Nogii Super Protein Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel Crisp Bar, 3.4 oz $2.99
Buy 1, Receive $2.99 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction 
Pay $2.99, Receive $2.99 Register Reward
Final Price: Free

Buy 3 Hallmark Cards $0.99 each, regular price
Buy 3, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points
Use 1 $2.00/3 Hallmark Cards, $2.00 Purchase Required Internet printable coupon (Facebook.com)
Final Price: $0.97 ($0.33 each) when you buy 3, Receive 1,000 Balance Reward Points

Sources:
The Krazy Coupon Lady
Living on a Coupon

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