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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Moneymaker deals at CVS and Rite Aid!



Some more deals have popped up at CVS and Rite Aid! WARNING: The moneymaker Schick gel is a fluke; it could be fixed at any time. And it's only working on the sensitive variety; the regular one will only give you $2.00 Extra Bucks each. Also, the Poise and Revlon deals produce overage that will need to be absorbed by another item for your transaction to go smoothly. Good luck!

CVS:

Bought 2 Schick Hydro Sensitive Shave Gel $4.39 each, regular price
Buy 1, Receive $4.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 2 (this appears to be the same deal as the Schick disposable razor deal)
Used 2 $0.75/1 manufacturer coupons from SS 2/24
Paid $7.28, Received $8.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $0.72 MONEYMAKER (woulda been $2.48 MONEYMAKER with 20% CVS coupon)

Bought 1 Poise Body Cooling Towelettes 20 ct $3.99, regularly $5.49
Buy 1, Receive $1.00 Extra Buck, Limit 1
Used 1 $1.00/1 Internet printable coupon (Coupons.com) - ran out of $3/1 manufacturer coupons
And used 1 $3.00/1 CVS printable coupon (CVSSavingsCentral.com)
Paid -$0.01, Received $1.00 Extra Buck
Final Price: $1.01 MONEYMAKER (woulda been $3.01 MONEYMAKER with $3/1 manufacturer coupon)

$14.27  Shelf price
-   5.50  Coupons
-   1.50  Discounts
=$7.27  Out of pocket cost
-   9.00  Extra Bucks received
=$1.73  MONEYMAKER

Also received a $1.00 Green Bag Tag Reward! Hear those are going away soon. Sad.

What I actually paid: $7.27 - $6.49 previously earned Extra Bucks + $0.38 sales tax = $1.16 paid out of pocket. Walked away with $9.00 new Extra Bucks + $1.00 Green Bag Tag Reward (latter not counted toward percentage savings since it was earned in more than one trip).

Net Cost: -$1.35

Rite Aid:

Bought 2 Revlon Emery Boards $0.75 each, regularly $1.25 each
40% off
Part of $ Deal
Used 2 $1.00/1 manufacturer coupons from SS 2/3 (exp 3/3)
Final Price: $0.50 MONEYMAKER (applied to the rest of my transaction)

Bought 1 Sharpie Chisel Assorted Markers, 4 ct $5.29, regular price
25% Off
Part of $ Deal
Buy 1, Receive $3.00 +Up Reward, Limit 4? (Monthly deal) 
Paid $3.96, Received $3.00 +Up Reward
Final Price: $0.96

$  7.79  Shelf price
-   2.00  Coupons
-   2.33  Discounts
=$3.46  Out of pocket cost
-   3.00  +Up Rewards received
=$0.46  94% savings off shelf price

What I actually paid: $3.46 - $2.99 previously earned +Up Reward + $0.33 sales tax = $0.80 paid out of pocket. Walked away with $3.00 in new +Up Rewards.

Net Cost: $0.81

Total Net Cost: -$0.54

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