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Thursday, November 28, 2013

My Massive Thanksgiving Haul, 11/28/13



Didn't make it to Walgreens again. I'm beginning to think it's a subconscious block in my widdle brain. Maybe I'll make it there tomorrow. CVS doesn't have much going on anymore this week; the big sale ended Wednesday (including the Paypal prepaid card deal). The batteries apparently was a one-day-only deal. So that's done. While one would assume the Gum toothbrush deal has reset since it was in both ads this week, in fact it appears the weekly maximum is 3. So if you only got 1 earlier this week, you can get 2 now. You might want to buy them in separate transactions though to ensure the reward prints for both.

Rite Aid has some crazy moneymakers this week, particularly the Nexxus deal when combined with the 20% Gold Discount and the high-value $5.00 Internet printable coupon. The Ghirardelli chocolate squares are printing both the 3-day $2.00 reward when you buy 2 as well as the entire-week $1.00 reward when you buy 1 (Limit 4 bags), making it a nice moneymaker when combined with the $2.00/1 Internet printable coupon. You're getting paid to buy chocolate, people. That's CRAZEE.

Here's what I did today (and, in the case of Rite Aid, what I did Monday-Wednesday as well):

CVS:

11/28-11/30:


Bought 1 GUM Toothbrush, 2 pk $2.00, regularly $3.99
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 3 for the week
Paid $2.00, Received $2.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: Free

Bought 2 Milky Way Bars 1.84 oz $0.75 each, regularly $1.19 each
or Buy 2 M&M's Pretzel Chocolate Candies 1.14 to 1.74 oz $0.75 each
Buy 1, Receive $0.75 Extra Bucks, Limit 1
Used 1 BOGO Free Milky Way Bar, 1.72 to 1.91 oz, up to $1.29 Internet printable coupon (Coupons.com)
or use 1 BOGO Free M&M’s Pretzel Chocolate Candies, 1.14 to 1.74 oz, up to $1.29 Internet printable coupon (Coupons.com)
Paid $0.75, Received $0.75 Extra Bucks
Final Price: 2 Free

Bought 1 CVS Alkaline Batteries AA or AAA, 4 pk $4.39, regularly $4.99
Used 1 $4.39/1 CVS Alkaline Batteries AA or AAA, 4 pk, CVS Coupon Center 11/28 ONLY
Final Price: Free

$ 11.36  Shelf price
-   5.14  Coupons
-   3.47  Discounts
=$2.75  Out of pocket cost
-   2.75  Extra Bucks received
=$0.00  100% savings off shelf price

What I actually paid: $2.75 - $2.37 previously earned Extra Bucks + $0.22 sales tax = $0.60 paid out of pocket. Walked away with $2.75 in new Extra Bucks.

Net Cost: $0.22


Rite Aid:

All Week (Purchased Monday-Wednesday):

Bought 3 Nexxus Therappe Shampoo 5.1 oz $4.79 each, regularly $5.99 each
With 20% Gold Discount
Bought 4 Nexxus Humectress Conditoner 5.1 oz $7.99 each, regularly $9.99 each
With 20% Gold Discount
Spend $20.00, Receive $10.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2
Used 7 $5.00/1 Internet printable coupons (SocialTwist.com - must share)
Paid $11.33, Received 2 $10.00 +Up Rewards
Final Price: $8.67 MONEYMAKER

Bought 6 Tresemme Hair Care $4.63 each, regularly $5.79 each
With 20% Gold Discount (Sale price $4.99 each)
Buy 3, Receive $7.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2
Used 3 $5.00/2 Tresemme Products from RP 11/17
Paid $12.78, Received 2 $7.00 +Up Rewards
Final Price: $1.22 MONEYMAKER

Bought 2 LA Girl Color Pop Nail Enamel $2.39 each, regularly $2.99 each
With 20% Gold Discount (Sale price $2.50 each when you buy 2)
Buy 2, Receive $5.00 +Up Reward, Limit 1
Paid $4.78, Received $5.00 +Up Reward
Final Price: $0.22 MONEYMAKER

Bought 1 Jesse’s Girl Cosmetics or Julie G Nail Enamel $3.00, regularly $3.99
Buy 1, Receive $3.00 +Up Reward, Limit 1
Paid $3.00, Received $3.00 +Up Reward
Final Price: Free

Bought 1 Chef Boyardee, 14.5-15 oz $1.00, regularly $1.99
Buy 1, Receive $1.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2
Paid $1.00, Received $1.00 +Up Reward
Final Price: Free

Bought 2 Tide Liquid, 50 oz 24-32 loads $5.94 each, regularly $9.99 each
Bought 3 Tide Boost Stain Release, 18 ct $5.94 each, regularly $7.99 each
Bought 1 Cover Girl Eye Enhancer $2.54, regularly $3.39 (not pictured - oops)
25% Off
Spend $30.00, Receive $15.00 +Up Reward, Limit 1

Used 2 $2.00/1 Tide Detergent from PG 10/27 (exp 11/30)
And used 3 $2.00/1 Tide Boost Duo Pacs, 18-37 ct from PG 10/27 (exp 11/30)
And used 1 $1.50/1 Cover Girl product from PG 10/27 (exp 11/30)
Paid $20.74, Received $15.00 +Up Reward
Final Price: $5.74 for all 6 products

11/28-11/30:

Bought 4 Ghirardelli Squares, 3.5-5.32 oz $3.00 each, when you buy 2, regularly $4.49 each
Buy 2, Receive $2.00 +Up Reward, Limit 4 (three day deal)
Buy 1, Receive $1.00 +Up Reward, Limit 4 (all week deal)
Used 4 $2.00/1 Ghirardelli Squares Stand-Up Bag, larger than 4 oz Internet printable coupons (Ghirardelli.com)
Paid $4.00, Received 2 $2.00 +Up Rewards and 4 $1.00 +Up Rewards
Final Price: $4.00 MONEYMAKER

Bought 2 Scunci Hair Elastics, 18 ct $1.99 each, regularly $3.99 each
Buy 1, Receive $1.99 +Up Reward, Limit 2
Used 2 $1.00/1 Conair or Scunci Tool Adperk coupons (RiteAid.com)
Paid $1.98, Received 2 $1.99 +Up Rewards
Final Price: $2.00 MONEYMAKER

Bought 2 Tena Ultra Thin Pads With Wings, 14 ct $3.19 each, regularly $3.99 each
With 20% Gold Discount
Buy 1, Receive $3.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2

Used 2 $1.00/1 Tena Pad Product Internet printable coupons (tena.us.com)
Paid $4.38, Received 2 $3.00 +Up Rewards
Final Price: $1.62 MONEYMAKER

Bought 3 Carmex Lip Balm Stick, Jar or Tube $1.00 each, when you buy 3, regularly $1.69 each
Buy 3, Receive $3.00 +Up Reward, Limit 1
Used 1 $1.00/2 Carmex Lip Balms Internet printable coupon (Coupons.com)
And used 1 $0.30/1 Carmex Lip Balm Internet printable coupon (Carmex.com)
Paid $1.70, Received $3.00 +Up Reward
Final Price: $1.30 MONEYMAKER

Bought 2 Post Honey Bunches of Oats Greek Yogurt Cereal, 12.5 oz $1.79 each, regularly $4.99 each
Buy 1, Receive $1.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2
Used 2 $1.00/1 Post Honey Bunches of Oats Raisin Medley or Greek Yogurt Cereal Adperk coupons (RiteAid.com)
Paid $1.58, Received 2 $1.00 +Up Rewards
Final Price: $0.42 MONEYMAKER

Bought 2 Rite Aid Pantry Nuts or Trail Mix, 1.75-2 oz $0.80 each, regularly $1.00 each
With 20% Gold Discount
Buy 1, Receive $1.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2

Paid $1.60, Received 2 $1.00 +Up Rewards
Final Price: $0.40 MONEYMAKER

Bought 1 Phillips Black, Silver or Pink Earbuds $7.99, regularly $14.99
Buy 1, Receive $7.99 +Up Reward, Limit 1
Paid $7.99, Received $7.99 +Up Reward
Final Price: Free

Bought 1 Band Aid Sheer Quilted Strips 40 ct $0.99, regularly $3.49
Buy 1, Submit for $0.50 Ibotta Credit
Used 1 $0.50/1 Internet printable coupon (Smartsource.comHealthyEssentials.com)
Paid $0.49, Submitted for $0.50 Ibotta Credit
Final Price: Free

Bought 2 Wet n Wild Fast Dry Nail Collection Gift Set $2.99 each, regularly $4.99 each
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2
Used 2 $1.00/1 Wet n Wild, Fergie or Gift Set Product from RP 11/17 (exp 11/30) - regional, would have to be ordered
Paid $3.98, Received 2 $2.00 +Up Rewards
Final Price: 2 Free

Bought 4 M&M’s Medium Candy Bags, 9.9-12.6 oz $2.00 each, when you buy 2, regularly $4.29 each
Buy 2, Receive $2.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2
Used 4 $1.00/1 M&M’s Chocolate Candies, 9.9 oz or larger from RP 10/27
or 4 $1.00/1 Internet printable coupons (Coupons.com)
Paid $4.00, Received 2 $2.00 +Up Rewards
Final Price: 4 Free

Bought 6 PowerBars 2.11 oz $0.99 each, regularly $1.99 each
Buy 3, Receive $1.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2
Used 2 $1.50/3 Internet printable coupons (CouponNetwork.com)
Paid $2.94, Received 2 $1.00 +Up Rewards
Final Price: $0.94 ($0.16 each) for 6

Bought 3 Purex Detergent, 43.5-50 oz or Ultra Paks, 18 ct $5.99 each, regular price
Buy One Get Two Free, Limit 2 Offers
Buy 1, Receive $1.00 SavingStar Credit
Used 1 $1.50/2 Internet printable coupon (no longer available to print)
And used 1 $1.00/1 Internet printable coupon (no longer available to print)
Paid $3.49, Will Receive $1.00 SavingStar Credit
Final Price: $2.49 ($0.83 each) for 3

$270.47  Shelf price
-   88.80  Coupons
-   89.91  Discounts
=$91.76  Out of pocket cost
- 100.97  +Up Rewards received
-     1.50  Ibotta/SavingStar Credits
=$10.71  MONEYMAKER

What I actually paid: $91.76 - $26.99 previous +Up Rewards from Sunday - $33.00 previous +Up Rewards from Monday - $25.00 previous +Up Rewards from Wednesday + $6.35 sales tax = $13.12 paid out of pocket. Walked away Thursday with $42.97 in new +Up Rewards and will receive $1.50 in Ibotta/SavingStar credits.

Net Cost: -$2.86


$281.83  Total Shelf Price
-   93.94  Total Coupons
-   93.38  Total Discounts
=$94.51  Total Out of Pocket Cost
- 105.22  Total Rewards/Rebates Received/To be Received
=$10.71  MONEYMAKER

Total Net Cost: -$2.64

Total Cash Paid out of Pocket: $13.72 (95.1% savings off total shelf price)

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