Welcome to an irreverent, not-at-all comprehensive blog about my couponing exploits in Montgomery County, Maryland, with some annoying cats sprinkled about. Try not to step on them; they get ever so cross. Also there may be some law stuff here and there, but not too much, because most law stuff is boring.

If bored, feel free to follow me on Twitter @madcatdisease

Note: Nothing on this site should be construed as legal advice. Trust me, you can find a better lawyer ANYWHERE.

Want a daily email on days that I post something on here? Just enter your email below, then confirm you really mean it by checking your inbox.


Search This Blog

Sunday, June 30, 2013

My Massive Sunday Haul, 6/30/13



Slow week, especially for CVS. Rite Aid also didn't have much going on, but what they did have going on was well worth the trip. Walgreens, on the other hand, I didn't even bother with. I have enough lube, Walgreens. Thanks anyway.

This week's Rite Aid ad is interesting. Technically, the Rite Aid coupon policy does not allow the use of a coupon on an item made free by a BOGO promotion (though pretty much every store allows it), nor does it technically allow the use of both an in-ad coupon and a Video Values coupon on the same item, since they both start with RC49. However, on page 1 of this week's ad, Planter's peanuts are advertised as BOGO Free, and it states that there is a $1.00/2 coupon available in most Sunday papers. On page 8, INSIDE the border of the in-ad coupon for Veet, it is advertised that there is also a $1.00 Video Value coupon for the product. I didn't care that much about the Planters, but I was interested in purchasing the Veet. I treated the advertisement for the Video Value coupon as permission to use it with the in-ad coupon. The Video Value coupon beeped, but the manager checking me out pushed it through. Silly Rite Aid and their inconsistencies.

Here's what I did:

CVS:

Bought 2 Physician's Formula Concealers $7.29 each, regular price (PRICE HIKE ALERT)
Spend $10.00, Receive $6.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 1
Used 2 $1.00/1 manufacturer coupons from SS 4/21
And used 1 $4/$12 any cosmetics purchase CVS coupon from Magic Coupon Machine
And used 25% CVS coupon (took off $3.65)
Paid $4.93, Received $6.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $1.07 MONEYMAKER

Bought 1 Bausch + Lomb Re-Nu Multi-Purpose Solution, 12 oz $7.99, regularly $9.99
Buy 1, Receive $5.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 1
Used 1 $2.00/1 Renu Fresh or Renu Sensitive Multipurpose Solution Internet printable coupon (Renu.com)
Paid $5.99, Received $5.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $0.99

Bought 6 Purex Laundry Detergent 50 oz $6.49 each, regular price
Buy 1 Get 2 Free, Limit 6 Total (RAINCHECK DEAL)
Used 6 $1.00/1 Internet printable coupons (Coupons.com)
Final Price: $6.96 ($1.16 each) for 6

$  63.51  Shelf price
-   17.67  Coupons
-   27.96  Discounts
=$17.88  Out of pocket cost
-   11.00  Extra Bucks received
=$  6.88  89.2% savings off shelf price

What I actually paid: $17.88 - $17.00 previous Extra Bucks + $1.92 sales tax = $2.80 paid out of pocket. Walked away with $11.00 in new Extra Bucks.

Net Cost: $8.80


Rite Aid:

Bought 4 Bayer Low Dose Aspirin, 32 ct $3.29 each, regular price
BOGO 50%
Buy 2, Receive $2.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2

Used 2 $4.00/2 manufacturer coupon from RP 6/23 (exp 6/30)
or 4 $2.00/1 Bayer Aspirin Product, 20 ct or larger from RP 6/23
And used 2 $1.00/1 Adperk coupons (RiteAid.com)
Paid -$0.13 (applied to the rest of my transaction), Received 2 $2.00 +Up Rewards
Final Price: $4.13 MONEYMAKER

Bought 2 Veet Face Strips 2 ct $4.39 each, regularly $5.49 each
With 20% Gold Discount
Used 2 $2.00/1 Veet Product Internet printable coupons (Facebook.comVeet.us)
And used 2 $3.00/1 In-Ad Coupons
And used 2 $1.00/1 Adperk coupons (RiteAid.com)
Final Price: $3.22 MONEYMAKER (applied to the rest of my transaction)

Bought 2 Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste, 4 oz $3.03 each, regularly $3.79 each
With 20% Gold Discount (Sale price $3.50 each)
Buy 1, Receive $3.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2
Used 1 $2.00/2 Colgate Total, Optic White, Max Fresh or Sensitive Toothpaste, 4 oz or larger Internet printable coupon (no longer available to print)
Paid $4.06, Received 2 $3.00 +Up Rewards
Final Price: $1.94 MONEYMAKER

Bought 2 Crest Toothpaste, 4, 4.2, 4.6 or 6.2 oz; Scope, 250 mL; Oral-B Advantage or Complete Manual Toothbrush, 1 ct $2.99 each, regularly $3.99 each
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2
Used 2 $1.00/1 Oral-B Pulsar, 3D White, Pro-Health or Complete OR (2) Indicator or Cavity Defense Toothbrushes from PG 6/2 (exp 6/30)
Paid $3.98, Received 2 $2.00 +Up Rewards
Final Price: 2 Free

Bought 4 Carefree Pantiliners, 36-60 ct; Stayfree Sanitary Protection Pads, 14-24 ct; o.b. Tampons, 18 ct $2.00 each, when you buy 2, regularly $4.99 each
Buy 2, Receive $1.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2
Used 4 $1.00/1 Internet printable coupons (HealthyEssentials.com; StartSampling.com;Facebook.com)
or 4 $1.00/1 Carefree Product, 36 ct and above from RP 4/7 (exp 6/30)
or 4 $1.00/1 Stayfree or o.b. Tampon Product from RP 4/7 (exp 6/30)
or 4 $1.00/1 Stayfree Product from SS 5/5
Paid $4.00, Received 2 $1.00 +Up Rewards
Final Price: $2.00 ($0.50 each) for 4

$65.15  Shelf price
- 30.00  Coupons
- 26.46  Discounts
=$8.69  Out of pocket cost
- 18.00  +Up Rewards received
=$9.31  MONEYMAKER

What I actually paid: $8.69 - $8.00 previous +Up Rewards + $1.25 sales tax = $1.94 paid out of pocket. Walked away with $18.00 in new +Up Rewards.

Net Cost: -$8.06

$128.66  Total Shelf Price
-   47.67  Total Coupons
-   54.42  Total Discounts
=$26.57  Total Out of Pocket Cost
-   29.00  Total Rewards Receievd
=$  2.43  MONEYMAEKR

Total Net Cost: $0.74

Total Cash Paid out of Pocket. $4.74 (96.3% savings off shelf price)

No comments:

Post a Comment