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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Awesome CVS trip, some more deals at Rite Aid, and I finally made it to Staples!


Can't believe I forgot the Pantene! Look! A new kind!
I hit CVS with the perfect storm today, you guys. I still had my 20% CVS coupon. Last week I received a $5/$25 Beauty purchase CVS coupon in my email. On Sunday a $4/$20 Cosmetics CVS coupon printed from the Magic Coupon Machine. (You can use both in the same transaction as long as you have $45 total in Beauty purchases and at least $20 of that $45 is cosmetics). And today I was emailed a free $3.00 Summer Extra Bucks! I went apeshit. Almost made up for the Huggies Diapers mess. Almost. Also, I went back to Rite Aid for a couple of quick deals, and finally did my "back to school" shopping at Staples. Surely I'll find some use for those little boxes...

Here's what I did:

CVS:

Bought 3 CoverGirl Eye Shadow $4.19 each, regular price
Spend $12.00, Receive $4.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 6
Used 3 $1.50/1 CoverGirl Product from PG 7/7 (exp 7/31)
And used 20% CVS coupon (took off $2.21)
And used $4/$20 Cosmetics Purchase CVS coupon from Magic Coupon Machine (took off $2.05)
Paid $3.81, Received $4.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $0.19 MONEYMAKER

Bought 2 Almay Color + Care Liquid Lip Balm $5.99 each, regular price
Spend $10.00, Receive $4.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 1
Used 2 $2.00/1 Almay Cosmetic Product, including Makeup Removers from SS 7/14
And used 20% CVS coupon (took off $2.10)
And used $4/$20 Cosmetics Purchase CVS coupon from Magic Coupon Machine (took off $1.95)
Paid $3.93, Received $4.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $0.07 MONEYMAKER

Bought 1 L'Oreal Excellence Hair Color $8.99, regular price
Bought 1 L'Oreal Root Rescue Hair Color $7.29, regular price
Buy 2, Receive $4.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 1
Used 1 Free Item Coupon from mail, up to $9.99 from L'Oreal Gold Rewards (took off $9.99)
And used 1 $2.00/1 L’Oreal Excellence Shade or Excellence Richesse from RP 6/23
And used 20% CVS coupon (took off $2.86)
And used $5/$25 Beauty Purchase CVS coupon from email (took off $2.88)
Paid -$1.45 (applied to rest of transaction), Received $4.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $5.45 MONEYMAKER

Bought 4 Pantene Shampoo or Conditioner, 12.6 oz $3.00 each, regularly $4.99 each
Used 2 Free Pantene Conditioner or Styler, up to $4.99, when you buy (1) Pantene Shampoo from PG 7/7 (exp 7/31) - took off $4.99 each
And used 1 $2.00/2 Pantene Products Internet printable coupon (Coupons.com; PGEveryDay.com)
And used $5/$25 Beauty Purchase CVS coupon from email (took off $2.12)
Final Price: $2.10 MONEYMAKER (applied to rest of transaction)

$  60.79  Shelf price
-     7.96  Discounts
=$52.83  Sale price
-     5.00  $5/$25 Beauty Purchase CVS coupon
-     4.00  $4/$20  Cosmetics Purchase CVS coupon
-     7.17  20% CVS coupon
-   32.47  Coupons
=$  4.19  Out of pocket cost
-   12.00  Extra Bucks received
=$  7.81  MONEYMAKER

What I actually paid: $4.19 - $3.00 Summer Extra Bucks Reward sent in email + $3.01 sales tax = $3.20 paid out of pocket. Walked away with $12.00 in new Extra Bucks.

Net Cost: -$8.80


Rite Aid:

Bought 1 Sweet Leaf Tea, 16 oz $0.99, regularly $1.39
Used 1 $1.00/1 Sweet Leaf Tea Rite Aid Internet printable coupon (Facebook.com)
Final Price: Free

Bought 2 L’Oreal Excellence Hair Color $7.19 each, regularly $8.99 each
With 20% Gold Discount
Buy 1, Receive $3.00 +Up Reward through 7/27, Limit 3
(Monthly Deal)
Used 2 $2.00/1 L’Oreal Excellence Shade or Excellence Richesse from RP 6/23
And used 2 $2.00/1 L’Oreal Hair Color in-ad coupons
Paid $6.38, Received 2 $3.00 +Up Rewards
Final Price: $0.38 ($0.19 each) for 2

$19.37  Shelf price
-   9.00  Coupons
-   4.00  Discounts
=$6.37  Shelf price
-   6.00  +Up Rewards received
=$0.37  98.1% savings off shelf price

What I actually paid: $6.37 - $6.00 previous +Up Rewards + $0.86 sales tax = $1.23 paid out of pocket. Walked away with $6.00 in new +Up Rewards.

Net Cost: $1.23


Staples:

Bought 1 Staples Multipurpose Paper, ream $6.99, regular price
Buy 1, Submit for $5.99 Rebate, Limit 1 per household
Used 1 $1.00/1 Staples Multipurpose Paper Ream (Staples.com)
Paid $5.99, Submitted for $5.99 Rebate
Final Price: Free

Bought 2 Sharpie Permanent Fine Tip Black Markers, 2 ct $0.25 each, regularly $1.99 each
Limit 2

Bought 2 Bic Round Stic Grip Ballpoint Pens, 8 ct $0.25 each, regularly $1.99 each
Limit 2

Bought 1 Staples Poly Cover 1-Subject Notebook, 70 sheets $0.25, regularly $1.00
Limit 5

Bought 2 Really Useful Storage Bin, 0.14 liter $0.25 each, regularly $1.00 each
Limit 2

Bought 2 Staples Poly Cover Composition Book, 70 sheets $0.50 each, regularly $1.00 each
Limit 5

Bought 2 Bic Velocity Black Gel Pen, 2 ct $0.50 each, regularly $2.99 each
Limit 2

$25.93  Shelf price
-   1.00  Coupon
- 15.19  Discounts
=$9.74  Out of pocket cost
-   5.99  Rebate Submitted For
=$3.75  85.6% savings off shelf price



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