Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year! 1/3 - 1/9

As always, my deals all come from the wonderful folks at HCW, Slick Deals and Erica at iheartcvs.com, iheartriteaid.com and iheartwags.com.

Staples
  • Avery Heavy Duty Binders any size - not sure of price, but you'll get the full value back as Staples Rewards in February (Limit 4) = FREE *With these types of deals, you don't have to enter anything online. The whole thing happens automatically.
  • Scotch Pop-Up Tape Dispenser $3.99, $1 instant savings/sale, get back $2.99 Easy Rebate = FREE
  • Pentel Hyper G Retractable Gel Pens (med. assorted, 4 pack) $6.99, $3 instant savings/sale, $3.99 Easy Rebate = FREE
CVS - $5 off $30 coupon available here
  • Glade Air Freshner Sprays (in the cans) $0.99 each, buy three and submit for $5 SC Johnson rebate (WYB 3, Limit 3 offers per household) = $2.03 profit
  • Bioluxe sham/cond $9.99, BOGO sale, look for ones with Try Me Free tags on them (get your money back as a CVS Visa card) = two for FREE
  • GE Energy Smart Light Bulb $2.99, use $1 coupon (11/22 SS) and get back $2 EB (Limit 1) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Crave-nx Diet Aid Spray (0.64 oz) $7.99, get back $8 EB (Limit 2) = FREE/$0.01 profit
Bonus Packs - CVS tends to run these deals each year. They can usually be found in a promo aisle somewhere in the store. The deals are good until 2/14.
  • Glade Fabric & Air Spray $3.99, get back $3 EB (Limit 6) - also qualifies for $5 SC Johnson rebate (WYB 3, Limit 3 offers per household) = $2.03 profit for every three bottles you buy. I bought UPC 0 46500 70475 8 and I was able to use bottles from the regular air freshener aisle.
  • Oust Surface Disinfectant & Air Sanitizer $3.99, buy two and use $2 off 2 coupon and get back $3 EB (Limit 3) = $0.02 profit *Also qualifies for $5 SC Johnson rebate (WYB 3, Limit 3 offers per household)
  • Soyjoy (last year this was a specially marked box) $6, get back $6 EB (Limit 6) = FREE

Lots of other items, but all the details aren't out yet. Here's a list.

Rite Aid - use $5 off $20 coupon or $5 off $25 coupon or $5 off $25 coupon (Exp. 12/31/2010)
  • Listerine Original, Fresh Burst, Vanilla Mint or Cool Mint (500 mL) $3.50, use $1 coupon (12/6 RP) or $0.50 coupon (coming in Sunday's paper) and get back $3 SCR (#6) = $0.50 profit or FREE
  • Nivea Lip Treatments - BOGO sale, use BOGO coupon (11/1 RP) = two for FREE
  • Stayfree pads BOGO sale, use BOGO coupon (1/3 RP) = two for FREE

Walgreens

  • Glade Fragrance Collection Candles (2 oz) $2.50 each, buy two and use $3 off 2 coupon (11/22 SS) and get back $3 RR (WYB 2) = $1 profit *Also counts for $5 SC Johnson rebate (WYB 3, Limit 3 offers per household)
  • Chips Ahoy (6 oz - small size box) $0.99 each, buy two and get back $2 RR (monthly deal) = FREE/$0.02 profit
  • Reach Ultra Clean Toothbrushes $3.99, buy two and use BOGO coupon (12/6 RP) and $2 in-circular coupon (will deduct $4 automatically) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Electrosol $3.49, use $2.50 coupon (1/3 SS) and get back $1 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Revlon Matte Eye Shadow $4.99 (reg price), use $2 coupon (12/13 SS) and $3 in-circular coupon (pg. 10, give SECOND) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Stayfree pads $5.99, buy two and use BOGO coupon (1/3 RP) and $3 in-circular coupon (will deduct $6 automatically) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Kellogg's Items - $2.50 each, buy two and get back $2 RR. Includes Fiber Plus Bars (5 pack), Nutri-Grain Bars (8 pack), Special K Bars (6 pack), Frosted Flakes, Smart Start and Special K cereals (12 - 18.2 oz). There are a bunch of coupons available: $0.75 Smart Start, $1 off 2 Special K cereals, $1 off 3 Kellogg's cereals and $1.50 off 3 Frosted Flake cereals

Walgreens Month Long Deals 12/27 - 1/30

  • Bayer Breeze 2 Blood Glucose Meter $14.99, use freebie coupon (10/25 RP) and get back $5 RR = $5 profit
  • Bayer Contour Blood Glucose Meter $14.99, use freebie coupon (10/25 RP) and get back $5 RR = $5 profit *Don't buy the meter in the green box or the one with a free attached ac1 (whatever that is) - they won't print the RR's

*Its reported that if you buy these both together, you'll get the $5 RR for each plus a $3 RR for buying 2 Bayer items = $13 profit overall. Or if you add on a third qualifying item, you'll get back $6 RR for buying three items.

  • Bayer Quick Release Crystals (20 ct.) $4.19 each (clearance price on iheartwags, YMMV), buy three and use three $1.50 coupons (10/25 RP) and get back $6 RR (WYB 3) = $2.07 *But may be a moneymaker when combined with buying the meters
  • Neosporin Antibiotic Ointment (0.5 oz) $4, buy two and use two $1 coupons (or 1/3 RP) and $2 in-circular coupon (will deduct $4 automatically) and get back $3 RR (WYB 2) = $1 profit
  • Neosporin Lip Health $4, buy two and use two $3 coupons and get back $3 RR (WYB 2) = $1 profit
  • Pepsi/Tostitos - buy $20, get back $10 RR. Wait until the week of 1/17 when they'll be on sale. Combine with the Coors rebates below...

General Printable Rebate Offers

These rebates will be awesome when combined with Walgreen's month-long sale on Tostitos and Pepsi items (spend $20, get back $10 RR). Its even better during the week of 1/17 when the qualifying items will be on sale. I can't wait!

Slow and Steady Wins the Olay

I had today all planned out. I was going to do my shopping early in the morning, then come home to enjoy a well-earned day off of doing nothing. I got up at eight, stretched and looked out the window to find that it was furiously snowing out. Arg! Although I don't love driving in snow, I'll do it if I have to. What always worries me are the two entrances to my apartment complex - two MAJOR hills. And I can never tell if they've plowed them until I'm out there. I listened to the weather forcast and they said it would stop snowing in the evening and turn to rain, so I figured I'd just do my shopping later on. It was today or never since I had a $10 catalina expiring today at ShopRite and Olay coupons I'd bought on ebay that also expire today. After poking around the house for an hour or two, I turned on the weather channel and they said it wasn't going to stop snowing until midnight! That wasn't much of a help, so I pulled on my gloves and coat, readied my coupons and headed out. The roads were still pretty snow covered, but it was the middle of the morning so there were few folks on the road. I got my shopping done and headed home, all in one piece. As soon as I got back inside, it stopped snowing. The entire afternoon was totally snow-free and the roads are perfectly clear. Figures!

Walgreens - I bought enough items for three rebates and I'll submit for one at my address, one at my boyfriend's and the final at my parents'
  • 2 Olay Regenerist Cleansers $7.29 each, 20% off sale so $5.83 each, used two $3 coupons (11/29 P&G *Expires 12/31) = $5.66
  • Total was $6.48 with tax, will submit for $15 rebate = $8.52 profit

This store only had one more of the cleansers, and there was no way I was driving out to the closest Walgreens, so I got the cleansing cloths instead. I really like these anyway - I have oodles of face wash but not too many cloths.

  • Olay Regenerist Cleanser $7.29, 20% off sale so $5.83, used $3 coupon (11/29 P&G *Expires 12/31) = $2.83
  • Olay Regenerist $9.99, 20% off sale so $7.99, used $3 coupon (11/29 P&G *Expires 12/31) = $4.99
  • Total was $8.79 with tax, will submit for $15 rebate = $6.21 profit

ShopRite

  • 2 Olay Regenerist Cleansing Cloths (smaller packages) $6.99 each, used two $3 coupons (11/29 P&G *Expires 12/31) = $7.98
  • King Arthur Bread Flour $3.59
  • Used $10 catalina, total was $2.50, will submit for $15 rebate = $7.02 profit

Monday, December 28, 2009

Yay for Carbs!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday! My boyfriend, youngest sister and I helped my middle sister move into the condo she just bought down in VA. I'm pretty achy from lifting boxes up and down stairs, but luckily its done now. The ride home was miserable. It was supposed to take us around 4 hours, but it ended up dragging on for eight, grueling hours. The traffic was miserable and I was wiped by the time we got home late Sunday night. Yuck.ShopRite
  • Lettuce $0.99 - my store is finally marking down about-to-expire produce, yay!
  • 3 Fleisch's Yeasts $1.50 each
  • Gallon of Milk $2.59
  • SR Swiss cheese $2.15
  • Used $10 catalina, total was $0.23

Then I bought (can't use more than one of these cats at the same time):

  • Semolina flour $2.79
  • 2 packages bread flour $3.59 each
  • 2 bags Tostitos $2 each
  • Used $10 catalina, total was $5.56

A&P - the smallest container that ShopRite had of dry milk was at least triple this size - weird, huh?

  • Dry Milk $5.39

Why did I need all this flour you might ask? Because my hunny got me a bread machine for Christmas! My inner carbohydrate-addict is jumping for joy.

My first loaf is pretty simple, just a basic white bread. I just turned it on, and I'll have yummy bread for breakfast. This worked out perfectly since I just used up the last of the bread I had on hand.
My mom made me this beautiful quilt for Christmas. She started working on it when I moved into my apartment...back in 2005. My two sisters each have multiple quilts and my mom has whipped up quilts for baby showers left and right, but my quilt lay unfinished next to her sewing machine, slowly being buried under material scraps and fabric patterns. Finally, it is complete! :)

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas! 12/27 - 1/2

I hope that you and your families have a wonderful, happy and safe holiday! :)
As always, my deals all come from the wonderful folks at HCW, Slick Deals and Erica at iheartcvs.com, iheartriteaid.com and iheartwags.com.

CVS - $5 off $30 coupon available here. Cool Promo - get a $5 bonus for every $25 in CVS egift cards that you buy. Keep an eye out for a "Season to Save" booklet in stores (red with a Christmas ornament on the front). There's a card in the middle that you'll be interested in. When you spend $20, you'll get back $4 EB (Limit 1) - you just have to give the cashier the card.
  • Bayer Contour meter $14.99, use freebie coupon (10/25 RP) and get back $5 EB (Limit 1) = $5 profit
  • Gillette Fusion Razor $8.99, use $4 coupon (11/29 P&G *Expires 12/31) and get back $4 EB (Limit 1) = $0.99

*Be on the lookout for Bioluxe shampoo/conditioner. I found them in the seasonal aisle with Try Me Free tags on them. The rebate was good until May 2010 and you got your money back as a CVS Visa card, up to (I think) $9.99.

Bonus Packs - CVS tends to run these deals each year. They can usually be found in a promo aisle somewhere in the store. The deals start on 1/3 and are good until 2/13 or 2/14.

  • Oust Surface Disinfectant & Air Sanitizer $3.99, buy two and use $2 off 2 coupon and get back $3 EB (Limit 3) = $0.02 profit *Confirmed to be working already
  • *Starting 1/3: Soyjoy (last year this was a specially marked box) $6, use $2 off 10 coupon (10/4 SS) or $1 coupon (11/1 SS) and get back $6 EB (Limit 6) = $1 or $2 profit or FREE without coupon
  • Lots of other items, but all the details aren't out yet. Here's a list.

Rite Aid - $5 off $20 coupon available. *The December SCRs end 12/26, so be sure to send away for your rebate once all your purchases have cleared.

  • Soy Joy Bars five for $3, use two BOGO coupons (11/1 SS) and get back $3 SCR = $1.20 profit
  • Benevia $8.99 (?) each, BOGO sale, use two $5 coupons (or 11/14 SS) and two $2 RA coupons = $5.01 profit *YMMV on this one
  • Oral B Cross Action Power Brush $5, use $3 coupon (12/27 P&G) and get back $2 SCR = FREE

Walgreens - fabulous deal courtesy of pubbler! I'll definitely be doing this one.

  • Olay Regenerist Cleansers $7.29 each, 20% off sale and use two $3 coupons (11/29 P&G *Expires 12/31) = $5.66 (plus tax), submit for $15 rebate = $9.34 profit
  • Honey Nut Cheerios $2 each, buy two and use two $1 coupons and get back $2 RR (WYB 2) = FREE
General Printable Rebate Offers

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Snowed In


CVS - DBF's card **NOTE - don't buy these bonus packs of Nivea. They were marked as being part of the sale, but they rang up as $6.99 and didn't give us any EB's. The cashier manually printed the EB's and gave us back $2 cash.
  • Nivea Body Wash (16.9 oz) $5.99, used $2 coupon and get back $5 EB (Limit 1) = $1.01 profit
  • Used $3.98 EB, total was $1.50 - got back $1 EB for using green tag --- but we didn't use it on this card! Weird
CVS - my card
  • Nivea Body Wash (16.9 oz) $5.99, used $2 coupon and get back $5 EB (Limit 1) = $1.01 profit
  • Thermacare Neck to Arm Wrap (1 ct.) $2.49, got back $2.49 EB (Limit 5) = FREE
  • 2 Revlon Super Lustrous or Moon Drops Lipsticks $6.99 each, used two $2 coupons (*these beeped - the Revlon coupons always seem to beep no matter what Revlon item I buy! 11/15 SS) and got back $10 EB ($5 EB each, Limit 3) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Christmas ornament $3.34
  • Milk $1.89
  • Used green bag tag (got back $1 EB), $7.99 EB and $8.99 EB. I handed the cashier my $5 egift card and even though I told him it was a gift card, he rang it up as a $5 coupon. Total was $2.41
Walgreens - I was down to my last case of Pepsi. I have a can each morning when I get to work to wake me up. This was as pretty good of a soda sale as I've seen lately. The best deals are usually during the summer.
  • 3 cases Diet Pepsi three for $10, got back $3 RR = $7 or $2.33 each
  • Eggs $0.99
  • Used $2 RR, $4 RR and $4 RR, total was $1.69 - paid with gift card that I bought the other day (I used RR's to buy it, so I basically paid with RR's)

Five Below - this was the first time I'd ever been here and was pleasantly surprised to find out that they have a pretty decent movie selection. I got these three movies - Wedding Crashers and Kill Bill I and II for $5 each. My sister picked up the Matrix trio of movies and Failure to Launch.

How much snow did you get? My balcony always gets a lot because of the wind.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Converting RR's to Rebate Money

A big, big thanks to pubbler for posting about the Olay deal and getting my mind churning with ideas. Today didn't go quite as planned because most stores didn't have the cleansing cloths I wanted, so I had to improvise. My math was off a couple times too so I wasn't able to use as many RR's as I wanted.

Walgreens - I've been waiting until today to use up a bunch of RR's so I could combine them with the 15% friends and family discount. Here's what I did:

Transaction One
  • Gillette Fusion Razor $8.99 (reg price) $7.64 (15% off price), used $4 coupon (11/29 P&G) and got back $4 RR = $0.36 profit
  • Olay Regenerist Face Wash $7.29 (reg price) $6.20 (15% off price), used $3 coupon (11/29 P&G) = $3.20
  • 4 Geisha mushrooms $1.19 each (reg price) $0.85 each (15% off price) - used in-circular coupon which should have made these $0.39 each but it only deducted $1.04 off the total, making them $0.59 each - isn't that weird?
  • Used 15% discount, $2 RR, $2 RR and $5 RR, total was $0.82

Transaction Two

  • Gillette Fusion Razor $8.99 (reg price) $7.64 (15% off price), used $4 coupon (11/29 P&G) and got back $4 RR = $0.36 profit
  • Olay Total Effects face wash $9.99 (reg price) $8.49 (15% off price), used $3 coupon (11/29 P&G) = $5.49 *The coupon is for the Regenerist products only. I totally forgot this because I was looking for something for around $10. The coupon didn't beep, but YMMV.
  • 2 Geisha mushrooms $1.19 each (reg price) $0.85 each (15% off price), used in-circular coupon which took off $1.04 (again), so $0.42 each
  • 2 Votive candles $0.42 (15% off price), used in-circular coupon = $0.14
  • Used 15% discount, $2 RR, $2 RR and $5 RR, total was $1.72

Transaction Three

  • 2 Olay Regenerist Face washes $7.29 each (reg price) $6.20 each (15% off price), used two $3 coupons (11/29 P&G) = $3.20 each
  • Used 15% discount and $5 RR (forgot to get a filler but apparently I didn't even need it!), total was $1.92

Transaction Four

  • Olay Regenerist Cleansing Cloths $10.59 (reg price) $8.92 (15% off price), used $3 coupon (11/29 P&G) = $5.92
  • 3 bottles 7Up $1.99 each (reg price) $1.69 each (15% off price), used in-circular coupon = $0.85 each
  • Used 15% discount and $7 RR, total was $2.27

Transaction Five

  • Olay Regenerist Cleansing Cloths $10.59 (reg price) $8.92 (15% off price), used $3 coupon (11/29 P&G) = $5.92
  • 2 Votive candles $0.42 each (15% off price), used in-circular coupon = $0.14 each
  • Used 15% discount and $5 RR, total was $1.50

I will send away for the $20 Olay rebate (WYB $50 worth of facial moisturizers, cleansers or treatments, exp. 12/27/09). I was planning on buying the cleansing cloths, but since most stores didn't have them, I had to buy other items and I'm a smidge short of the $50 mark ($44.93). I didn't have any more coupons with me when I was out, so I'm going to buy one last face wash later today.

Best Buy - picked up The Hangover using a $25 gift card I bought a while ago.

Rite Aid - found a store with 4 more Prell! Now I can finish out my SCR's on both accounts.
  • 2 Prell shampoos $0.99 each (13.5 oz), will get back $2 for each (SCR #100, Limit 5) = $1.01 profit on each, $2.02 profit overall

Thursday, December 17, 2009

This is One of Those Posts...

...where I'm sure you're thinking I've totally gone off the deep end, but hear me out.

ShopRite
  • Two $30 iTunes gift card multi-packs = $60
  • Got back a $10 catalina (WYB 2)

Repeated three more times. I'm going to sell the gift cards on ebay to recoup the money I spent. As long as I sell each multi-pack of cards for at least $27 or so, I'm happy. Plus this is 240 reward points on my credit card, which puts me closer to earning another gift card at CVS.

Planning some Walgreens shopping tomorrow?

Don't forget to print out your 15% Friends and Family discount coupon!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

RA and WAG's are Napping Too 12/20 - 12/26

As always, my deals all come from the wonderful folks at HCW, Slick Deals and Erica at iheartcvs.com, iheartriteaid.com and iheartwags.com.
Staples - Duracell batteries (20 count package) $12.99, use $1 coupon (11/22 SS) and get back $12.99 (Staples Easy Rebate, Limit 2) = $1 profit *$12.99 will automatically be credited towards your Staples Rewards card and you'll receive your reward in January. You can do this deal two times per week until 12/26.

CVS - $5 off $30 coupon available here. Cool Promo - get a $5 bonus for every $25 in CVS egift cards that you buy. Keep an eye out for a "Season to Save" booklet in stores (red with a Christmas ornament on the front). There's a card in the middle that you'll be interested in. When you spend $20, you'll get back $4 EB (Limit 1) - you just have to give the cashier the card.
  • Nivea Body Wash (16.9 oz) $5.99, use $2 coupon or $1 coupon (10/11, 11/1 or 12/6 RP) and get back $5 EB (Limit 1) = $1.01 profit or FREE
  • Thermacare Neck to Arm Wrap (1 ct.) $2.49, use $1 coupon and get back $2.49 EB (Limit 5) = $1 profit or FREE without coupon
  • Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste $2.88, use $1 coupon (11/29 P&G) and get back $2 EB (Limit 1) = $0.12 profit
  • Revlon Super Lustrous or Moon Drops Lipstick $6.99, use $2 coupon (11/15 SS) and get back $5 EB (Limit 3) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Alteril Sleep Aid (4 ct.) $1.99, get back $1.99 EB (Limit 1) = FREE

Rite Aid - $5 off $20 coupon available. GOS - Between 11/22 and 12/24 - Spend $25-$50, get back $5, spend $51-$100, get back $10 or spend over $100, get back $20! Woo! If you haven't done this before, your total is calculated before coupons. Rebate items count as well.

  • No good deals so far. I'll update if anything pops up

Walgreens

  • No good deals so far. I'll update if anything pops up

Walgreens - December RR Deals 11/29 - 12/26

  • Dulcolax Balance 7 day (4.1 oz) $7, use $3 coupon (also may be found on bottles), submit for $5 rebate (also may be found on bottles) and get back $4 RR = $5 profit
  • Triaminic Allergy Thin Strips (14 pack) $5, buy two and use two $3 coupons (12/6 SS) and $2 WAG's coupon (Healthy Savings book) and get back $5 RR (WYB 2) = $5 profit
  • Nabisco Products - Ritz, Triscuits or Wheat Thins (9.5 - 16 oz) $2 each, use $1 coupon (11/8 SS), buy five and get back $3 RR (WYB $10) = $2 (if you have five $1 coupons) or $7 without coupons

General Printable Rebate Offers

Deja Vu

Pretty much the same things I bought yesterday. I will send away for the Olay rebate at my parent's address and the Prell at DBF's address.

Rite Aid
  • 3 Prell shampoos $0.99 each (13.5 oz), will get back $2 (SCR #100, Limit 5) = $1.01 profit on each, $3.03 profit overall
  • 2 Olay body washes $5.99 and $7.49 each
  • 2 Olay Quench lotions $7.49 each, used two freebie coupons (WYB body wash, 11/29 P&G) and will send away for TMF rebate (Limit 2) = $1.50 profit, $16.50 profit when you count in the $5 coupon and the $10 GOS
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon, total was $10.47
These purchases bumped me from the $10 level to the $20 level for the GOS program on DBF's account. Now I'm done with both! If I can find some more Prell, I'll get them, but if not, I'm ok with that too. I have a raincheck for 5 bottles in case I find any next week.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Holy 80's Hair Products


Rite Aid
  • 3 Prell shampoos $0.99 each (13.5 oz), will get back $2 (SCR #100, Limit 5) = $1.01 profit on each, $3.03 profit overall
  • Total was $3.20

At another store, I bought:

  • 3 LA Looks Gels $0.99 each (20 oz), used three $1 coupons (10/4 SS) = $0.03 profit
  • 2 Olay body washes $5.59 each
  • 2 Olay Quench lotion $5.99 and $7.49, used two freebie coupons (WYB body wash, 11/29 P&G) and will send away for TMF rebate (Limit 2) = $1.90 profit. When I count in the $5 coupon and the $10 GOS, that ups it to $16.90 profit
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon, total was $8.09

These purchases bumped me from the $10 level to the $20 level for the GOS program. I really wanted to do the John Frieda or Nivea deals this week, but I didn't get those coupons in my inserts, so the Olay deal was a great substitute. I'm going to try and find more Prell at a different RA tomorrow. If you can't find any, be sure to get a raincheck. The SCR is good all month for this item.

CVS
  • Sun/Mon/Tues ONLY: 2 Merry Brite Holiday Gift Tissue Red and Green (20 ct) $1.99 each, got back $3.98 EB (Limit 2) = FREE
  • Reese's tree $0.75
  • Used $4 EB, total was $1.06

Monday, December 14, 2009

Woah!

As I shopped in Walgreens tonight, this song was playing on the radio. I simply cannot listen to this song without cracking up. My sister and I heard this song one time and for months afterward, she'd walk around and randomly sing - woah-woah-woah-woah!
CVS
  • Sun/Mon/Tues ONLY: Merry Brite Holidays Bows (12 ct) $2.99, got back $2.99 EB (Limit 2) = FREE
  • Sun/Mon/Tues ONLY: Merry Brite Holiday Gift Tissue Red and Green (20 ct) $1.99, got back $1.99 EB (Limit 2) = FREE
  • Sun/Mon/Tues ONLY: Merry Brite Peel'n Stick Gift Tags (32 - 50 ct) $1.99, got back $1.99 EB (Limit 2) = FREE
  • Used $1.59 EB, $4 EB and $8 EB, total was $1.33 - paid with egift card I bought, used my green bag tag - one more scan to get a $1 EB on this card
Walgreens - have a bunch of $5 RR's to use up. Mine all expire 12/19 - be sure to check your expiration dates
  • Complete Multi-Purpose Solution (12 oz.) $7.99, got back $8 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Votive candle $0.17 with in-circular coupon
  • Used $2 RR and $5 RR, total was $1.38

Then I bought

  • Gillette Fusion Razor $8.99, used $4 coupon (11/29 P&G) and got back $4 RR = $0.99
  • Votive candle $0.17 with in-circular coupon
  • Used $5 RR, total was $0.45

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Perfect Storm

Walgreens - did some last minute trips on Saturday, but you can buy the Olay whenever.
  • Conair Brushes $2, got back $2 RR = FREE
  • Fleece throw blanket $1.99
  • Mountain Dew $1.59
  • Used $5 RR (reduced my taxable total!), total was $0.62

Then I bought:

  • 2 Olay Quench lotions $9.99 each
  • 2 Olay Ribbons body wash $5.29 each
  • Used two FREE lotion coupons (WYB body wash, 11/29 P&G), $2 RR and $8 RR, total was $2.72
  • Got back $5 RR for spending $20 and I'll submit for the Quench TMF rebate (Limit 2) = $14.40 profit

Then at another store I bought:

  • Conair Brushes $2, got back $2 RR = FREE
  • Stayfree pads $1.99, got back $2 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Plug adapters $1.89
  • Used $5 RR, total was $0.88
On Sunday, DBF and I headed out around 10 am to hit Pathmark for $0.99 papers. There was freezing rain and we hit a small patch of ice on the way there, but didn't think much of it. We got the papers and jumped back in the truck. I had planned a CVS trip too, but the roads were getting icy so we decided to just head back. We're driving down Rt. 23 and see that everyone ahead is stopped and there are police lights in the distance. Following another SUV, we get off on a side street to skip the traffic. Turns out that road was super steep and we crawled up and then down the other side. I watched (with my hands over my eyes) the SUV ahead of us brake too hard and spin out on the street. Luckily, no cars were coming the other way so he just backed up and continued. We came to a cross street and as we waited for a gap in traffic, I watched two dudes in a pickup literally slide down the street. The tires weren't turning at all. We safely got down the hill and tried another side street, which was all backed up with traffic and had another steep hill ahead. Turning around, we headed back to 23, pulled into a Dunkin Donuts and hung out in the truck for an hour. As we read the paper and munched on bagel sandwiches, we listened to the radio. Rt. 23 - closed. Rt. 80 - closed. Rt. 287 - closed. Rt. 78 - closed. Rt. 46 - closed. It was crazy!

After an hour or so and the salt trucks had gone by (plus 4-5 ambulances), we got back onto 23 and sat in traffic. At 1:58, roughly three and a half hours after we left, we got back home. The ice only lasted about 2 hours and the freezing rain quickly turned to regular rain as it warmed up. But what a couple of hours!
Have you seen this commercial for Snuggies? Something about this shot struck me as odd. Can you spot it? Let's take a closer look...
There it is! The cranky, cold, Snuggie-less dude! The entire Snuggie family is cozy and happy and nobody thought to bring one for Gramps. You know that's his wife sitting there clapping and smiling, oblivious to his discomfort.
Come on now, Snuggie people.
The dog is not only warm and happy in his dog-sized Snuggie, he's educating himself on his breed???

Friday, December 11, 2009

Messy, Messy, Messy

Sigh. This is the debris left behind by the roofers. The bad thing is that since we've had some snow and now all this garbage is piled up on top of it, I can't get my screen door open to get out there and get rid of it all. Yay. That one piece in the middle of the shot is stuck between my screen and the white bars. I hope it didn't rip the screen. At least I moved my patio furniture inside last weekend.

The Roof, The Roof, The Roof is on Fire!

Hmm, let's see. Its about 20 degrees out, there's ice and snow everywhere and the wind is gusting around 25 MPH. Those sound like ideal conditions for roofers to come out and work on my building, don't they? These poor dudes. This is the view from my window: two huge ladders right in front of my window and a monstrous dumpster blocking my garage. Doesn't it figure they would be doing this on the coldest day we've had in forever?
Since I live on the top floor, I can't even tell you how loud this process is. The pictures on my walls are shaking! And my poor kitties are terrified. They've spent the better part of the day cowering under my bed.
Luckily, I went out shopping before they moved the dumpster, which would have blocked me in. I had a bunch of errands to run - DMV to renew my license (always fun), getting gas, a couple of Walgreens runs, a trip to JCPenney and a trip to Victoria's Secret. Here's how I did:
Victoria's Secret - had two $10 off $10 coupons. I got one in the mail for my birthday and my sister gave me one that she wasn't going to use. I asked the cashier if I'd be able to use them both if I did separate transactions and she said sure. I bought Very Sexy Dare perfume for $19.50 and paid $10.17 with tax and then bought another perfume for $9.50 and a itty-bitty bottle of antibacterial gel for $3.50, totaling to $3.21 after the coupon. The store had smaller bottles of a perfume I love for only $10, but I overheard the cashier telling another customer that she'd have to spend at least $11 to use her $10 coupon, so I didn't even bother trying those.
JCPenney - I had a $10 off $10 coupon for here too, and I found a pair of jeans on clearance for $11.99, so only $1.99 OOP. I hope they fit! I almost never try clothes on in the store.
Walgreens - only two stores today, but did two transactions at each
  • Renu Multi-Purpose Plus Solution Twin Pack (8 oz each) $9.99, used $2 coupon and got back $10 RR = $2 profit
  • Stayfree Femine Care Maxi (16 or 24 pk) or Ultra Thin Pads (16 pk) $1.99, used $1 coupon and got back $2 RR = $1 profit
  • Neutrogena Men's Skin Care $4.99, got back $5 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Conair Brushes $2, got back $2 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Just For Men Touch of Gray Hair Color $6.99, got back $7 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Used $8 RR, total was $16.64, got back $5 RR for spending $25

I hate to spend this much money OOP, but there was no way around it. I couldn't have used any other RR's that I had, because they were all from these same items. And I've read that if you use the $5 RR (WYB $25), you won't get another, so I couldn't use that to bring down my OOP. I bought all these items so that I'd have RR's to use to buy some more Eucerin for my sister. Sometimes Walgreens is so tricky! I wish it were like CVS where you could use your rewards to buy anything, even more of the same item.

Then I bought:

  • 2 Eucerin Calming Creams $11 each, used two $1 coupons (or 11/1 RP) and got back $8 RR (WYB $20) = $12 or $6 each
  • Living Solutions fleece throw blanket $1.99
  • Kraft mac 'n cheese $0.69 with in-circular coupon
  • 3 Gift sacks $0.13 each with in circular coupon
  • Used $5 RR, $7 RR and $10 RR, total was $2.78
At the second store
  • Renu Multi-Purpose Plus Solution Twin Pack (8 oz each) $9.99, got back $10 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Stayfree Femine Care Maxi (16 or 24 pk) or Ultra Thin Pads (16 pk) $1.99, got back $2 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Neutrogena Men's Skin Care $4.99, got back $5 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Conair Brushes $2, got back $2 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Just For Men Touch of Gray Hair Color $6.99, got back $7 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Used $8 RR, total was $19.64, got back $5 RR for spending $25
And then finally, I used up the last of my Eucerin coupons:
  • 2 Eucerin Calming Creams $11 each, used two $1 coupons (or 11/1 RP) and got back $8 RR (WYB $20) = $12 or $6 each
  • Kraft mac 'n cheese $0.69 with in-circular coupon
  • Gift tags $0.39 with in-circular coupon
  • Gift sack $0.13 with in circular coupon
  • Used $5 RR, $5 RR and $10 RR, total was $2.79

*Meant to buy a fleece blanket in this transaction but I totally forgot! My total before coupons was $24.87 -- a measly $0.13 away from the $25 mark so I'd get back a $5 RR. Don't you just hate when you do things like that?
Aren't these adorable?

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Gaga over Glee

Are you all loving Glee as much as I am? I just watched last night's episode and I'm still dancing around. I've been so looking forward to sectionals and I feel like I was there, watching them go. I can't wait until its back in the spring!!
My sister has super sensitive skin and only uses Eucerin. When I saw the sale on it this week, I told her Santa might bring her some for Christmas. :)

Walgreens - went to three different stores
  • 2 Eucerin Calming Creams $11 each, used two $1 coupons (or 11/1 RP) and got back $8 RR (WYB $20) = $12 or $6 each
  • 4 Kraft mac 'n cheeses $0.69 each with in-circular coupon
  • Walgreens soda $0.39 with in-circular coupon
  • Used $10 RR - cashier scanned this twice by accident and it went through without any beeps. Instead of voiding the second one, she just let it go through and kept the rest of my RR's. I had a $5 RR and two $2 RR's, so I got an extra $1 discount. She was so nice! She realized what she did and said, oh well! lol
  • Total was $4.72, got back $5 RR for spending $25

Second store

  • Renu Multi-Purpose Plus Solution Twin Pack (8 oz each) $9.99, used $2 coupon and got back $10 RR = $2 profit
  • Neutrogena Men's Skin Care $4.99, used $2 coupon (December All You magazine) and got back $5 RR = $2 profit
  • Stayfree Femine Care Maxi (16 or 24 pk) or Ultra Thin Pads (16 pk) $1.99, used $1 coupon and got back $2 RR = $1 profit
  • Conair Brushes $2, got back $2 RR = FREE
  • Just For Men Touch of Gray Hair Color $6.99, got back $7 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • 2 Walgreens sodas $0.39 each with in-circular coupon
  • Used $2 RR, $2 RR, $2 RR and $8 RR, total was $9.47 (ouch!), got back $5 RR for spending $25

Third store

  • 2 Eucerin Calming Creams $11 each, used two $1 coupons (or 11/1 RP) and got back $8 RR (WYB $20) = $12 or $6 each
  • 4 Kraft mac 'n cheeses $0.69 each with in-circular coupon
  • Walgreens soda $0.39 with in-circular coupon
  • Used $2 RR, $7 RR and $10 RR, total was $5.72, got back $5 RR for spending $25

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

12/13 - 12/19

As always, my deals all come from the wonderful folks at HCW, Slick Deals and Erica at iheartcvs.com, iheartriteaid.com and iheartwags.com.

Staples - Duracell batteries (20 count package) $12.99, use $1 coupon (11/22 SS) and get back $12.99 (Staples Easy Rebate, Limit 2) = $1 profit *$12.99 will automatically be credited towards your Staples Rewards card and you'll receive your reward in January. You can do this deal two times per week until 12/26.

CVS - $5 off $30 coupon available here. Cool Promo - get a $5 bonus for every $25 in CVS egift cards that you buy. Keep an eye out for a "Season to Save" booklet in stores (red with a Christmas ornament on the front). There's a card in the middle that you'll be interested in. When you spend $20, you'll get back $4 EB (Limit 1) - you just have to give the cashier the card. Isn't that great?
  • Sun/Mon/Tues ONLY: Merry Brite Holidays Bows (12 ct) $2.99, get back $2.99 EB (Limit 2) = FREE
  • Sun/Mon/Tues ONLY: Merry Brite Holiday Gift Tissue Red and Green (20 ct) $1.99, get back $1.99 EB (Limit 2) = FREE
  • Sun/Mon/Tues ONLY: Merry Brite Peel'n Stick Gift Tags (32 - 50 ct) $1.99, get back $1.99 EB (Limit 2) = FREE
  • Advil PM (4 ct) $0.99, get back $0.99 EB (Limit 1) = FREE

Rite Aid - $5 off $25 coupon or $5 off $20 coupon available. GOS - Between 11/22 and 12/24 - Spend $25-$50, get back $5, spend $51-$100, get back $10 or spend over $100, get back $20! Woo! If you haven't done this before, your total is calculated before coupons. Rebate items count as well.

  • Prell shampoo $0.99 (13.5 oz), get back $2 (SCR #100, Limit 5) = $1.01 profit on each, $5.05 profit overall
  • Phillips flip style remote $9.99, get back $10 (SCR #25) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • LA Looks Gel $0.99 (20 oz), use $1 coupon (10/4 SS) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Chapstick Fresh Effects (0.15 oz) $2.99, get back $2.99 (SCR #85) = FREE
  • Nivea lip products $2.99, get back $2 (SCR #116) = $0.99
  • Deal/Scenario: Buy 4 Nivea lip glosses $2.99 each and one Nivea lotion $7.99, use $5 off $20 coupon - with $0.05+ filler or $5 off $25 coupon - with a couple fillers, two BOGO lip gloss coupons (11/1 RP) and one FREE lotion coupon (up to $7.99, WYB 3 lip products, 11/1 RP) and get back $2 (SCR #116 for the lip products) and $1 (SCR #117 for the lotion) = $2.02 profit (with $5 off $20 coupon)
  • Another scenario for ya: John Frieda Frizz Ease Sham/Cond/Stylers - buy 2 shampoos, 2 conditioners and 2 stylers $6.49 regular price, BOGO 50% off sale so $29.22, use $5 off $25 coupon, two $5 off 2 coupons (10/11 SS) and two FREE styler coupons (10/11 SS, WYB sham & cond) = $1.24 *Great item for the GOS program if you're trying to up your totals. Its a high pre-coupon total and a low post-coupon total
Walgreens - 12/16 and 12/17 ONLY: Holiday Rewards - spend $25 in any one transaction, get back $5 RR. Total is usually based on your pre-coupon price and you can only use one of these RR's per transaction upon redemption.
  • Complete Multi-Purpose Solution (12 oz.) $7.99, get back $8 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • ITS OUT! On 12/15, The Hangover comes out!!! There's a $3 off coupon in the circular, but it doesn't say how much it will cost.
  • Hunts Tomato Sauce three for $1 with in-circular coupon, use $1 off 3 coupon = FREE
  • Gillette Fusion Razor $8.99, use $4 coupon (11/29 P&G) and get back $4 RR = $0.99 Thanks pubbler!
  • Huggies Jumbo Pack Diapers, Training Pants or Good Nights $8.99, use $1 or $1.50 coupon (11/15 SS) and get back $2 RR = $5.99 or $6.49 - good price?
Walgreens - December RR Deals 11/29 - 12/26
  • Dulcolax Balance 7 day (4.1 oz) $7, use $3 coupon (also may be found on bottles), submit for $5 rebate (also may be found on bottles) and get back $4 RR = $5 profit
  • Triaminic Allergy Thin Strips (14 pack) $5, buy two and use two $3 coupons (12/6 SS) and $2 WAG's coupon (Healthy Savings book) and get back $5 RR (WYB 2) = $5 profit
  • Nabisco Products - Ritz, Triscuits or Wheat Thins (9.5 - 16 oz) $2 each, use $1 coupon (11/8 SS), buy five and get back $3 RR (WYB $10) = $2 (if you have five $1 coupons) or $7 without coupons
General Printable Rebate Offers

Not Bad for an On-the-Fly Trip

At work, we're "adopting" a family in a halfway shelter and buying them Christmas gifts from a list they provided us. The mom had listed that she'd like candles, so I'm giving her two huge Glade three wick candles and one smaller Glade candle. I thought it would be nice to include some other good-smellies, so I'm including a bottle of Glade fabric spray and a Sense and Spray air freshner. I didn't want to go too overboard, because I don't know how much room they have for themselves. I totally forgot the items have to be in tomorrow and I couldn't remember if I had any gift bags big enough at home, so I swung by Walgreens on my way home from work. Since it was an impromptu visit, I didn't have my coupons with me. I'll go back tomorrow or Friday for more goodies.
  • 12/9 - 12/12 ONLY: Neutrogena Men's Skin Care $4.99, got back $5 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • 12/9 - 12/12 ONLY: Renu Multi-Purpose Plus Solution Twin Pack (8 oz each) $9.99, got back $10 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • 12/9 - 12/12 ONLY: Stayfree Femine Care Maxi (16 or 24 pk) or Ultra Thin Pads (16 pk) $1.99, got back $2 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • 12/9 - 12/12 ONLY: Conair Hair Brushes Value Pack $2, got back $2 RR = FREE *I bought the one pictured in the ad but Erica has posted that this UPC is also working: 0 74108 95114 4
  • Red Baron pizza $3 - forgot to put in pic
  • Gift bag $2.99
  • WAG cheese stick $0.59 - thought the gift bag was going to be $2.50. Didn't really need to buy this
  • Got back $5 RR *Mine is only good until 12/19! (WYB $25 worth of stuffs), used four $2 RR's and two $8 RR's, total was $2.95

After you include the $5 RR, the total cost of this transaction was $2.95, less than the cost of the gift bag itself, so that's ok by me. Turns out I had a bunch of bags at home I could have used, but you know how that would have gone if I hadn't bought one at the store - I would have had nothing at home!

The store didn't have any of the sale items marked, so I'm not sure what's included in the Scunchi sale. The circular just says "selected hair accessories."

Monday, December 7, 2009

Whateva RA!

That's it, I give up on Rite Aid this week. A big ol' POOWEY-ON-YOU RITE AID! (blowing a big old raspberry in the air) I went to a different RA today to try yesterday's transaction again and the Scotch coupons beeped again (no surprise there) but then they wouldn't let me use the $5 Air Wick coupons on the $4.99 Air Wicks! Wouldn't adjust it down, even when the manager came over. I guess it just wasn't meant to be. Fine RA, I didn't want your stupid Scotch tape dispensers anyway! ;)

CVS - my sisters specifically requested I get them Santa hats, otherwise I would have passed on this deal

  • 2 Merry Brite Santa Hats $3.99 each, got back $7.98 EB (Limit 2) = FREE
  • 2 Essence of Beauty body washes $4.99 each, used BOGO coupon (got from the scanner today - what luck!) and got back $8 EB ($4 EB each, Limit 2) = $3.01 profit
  • Used green bag tag, $0.89 EB, $4 EB and $7.99 EB, total was $1 - paid with egift card

Both these deals are good Sun/Mon/Tues only. All my EB's beeped again. Seems that the Thanksgiving EB's are all beeping for everyone - weird huh?

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Delicious Sunflowers

Isn't this cake gorgeous? Just like last year, my sister made me a beautiful birthday cake. This was a sunflower ice cream cake, and this was all that was left by the time it got in front of my camera. I had a wonderful birthday. My dear boyfriend took me out to dinner yesterday and bought me a super snazzy pink coat. We went out with my family for dinner tonight at my fav restaurant - Macaroni Grill and then chowed down on cake. My parents gave me a beautiful strand of black pearls and my sisters bought me a bunch of gorgeous scrapbooking supplies. But more than the gifts, I love spending time with my boyfriend and family.

Only one more year until I have to update my profile on my blog. Sigh.
The kitties were thrilled with the brown paper Panera bag my sister wrapped my gift in. As I type this, Mousse is romping around inside, enjoying the delightfully crumply noises it makes.
What a shopping day, let me tell you...
We started out at Rite Aid. I was buying milk, 2 Scotch tape dispensers, 3 Air Wicks and a RA razor. I had a $5 off $25 coupon and coupons for all the items. The cashier scanned all the coupons, except for the Scotch coupons, which kept beeping. He called a manager over, she overrode the coupons and then said to me - your total is too low, let me "fix it" for you. Umm, what? She said I shouldn't have been able to use the $5 off $25 coupon because the total after coupons wasn't $25 and that I had too many coupons. Fine I said, I will buy these items at another store. She goes - no, that's ok, I just have to "fix it". Umm, by fixing it, if you mean you want me to pay more, that's not exactly my idea of a great solution! I got my coupons back and we left.
Then we went to CVS, where I bought:
  • Garnier Nutritioniste lotion $12.99, used $1 coupon (9/13 SS, 10/11 or 11/8 RP) = $11.99
  • 2 Garnier Nutritioniste cleansing cloths $5.99 each, used two $1 coupons (9/13 SS, 10/11 or 11/8 RP) = $9.98 or $4.99 each
  • Got back $10 EB (WYB $20 of Garnier, Limit 1) = $11.97 for all three
  • Used my green bag tag, $1 EB, $1.59 EB, $4 EB, $5 EB and $10 EB and $2.06 on an egift card I bought

Except for the $10 EB, all of the EB's beeped saying they weren't for my card, but they had my name on them. Weird! And even though I told the cashier I was using an egift card, she kept trying to enter it as a coupon, so obviously it wouldn't scan.

Third time's the charm, right? Then we headed to Staples for some free Duracell batteries. I wanted to use a 10% coupon DBF received in the mail and since he didn't have his Staples rewards card on him, we had to enter in the phone number. The cashier rang me up, scanned my coupons (10% plus $1 manu coupon), put them into the register and then couldn't figure out how to do the rewards number. He called over a manager who voided the sale. Cashier rang me up again but then couldn't get the coupons out of the register. Manager dude came back over and told me I couldn't use both coupons, even though they had both scanned just fine the first time. I got my coupons back and we left empty-handed. What a day!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Purties!

Aren't these purty? I love the colors!

Walgreens - bought these at different stores. I was hunting for Natrol ($4, $3 coupon, get back $4 RR = $3 profit) but all the stores were out of it.
  • Goody Ouchless $2, got back $2 RR = FREE
  • Total was $2.14

Need free anti-virus software? I do! McAfee Total Protection 3User 2010 is $68.50 at amazon.com (free shipping!) and you can send away for this rebate to get back a $70 prepaid Visa gift card = FREE! Hurry - the rebate is only valid until 12/4.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Should be a Fun Week! 12/5 - 12/12

As always, my deals all come from the wonderful folks at HCW, Slick Deals and Erica at iheartcvs.com, iheartriteaid.com and iheartwags.com.

Staples - Duracell batteries (20 count package) $12.99, use $1 coupon (11/22 SS) and get back $12.99 (Staples Easy Rebate, Limit 2) = $1 profit *$12.99 will automatically be credited towards your Staples Rewards card and you'll receive your reward in January. You can do this deal two times per week until 12/26.

CVS - $5 off $30 coupon available here. Cool Promo - get a $5 bonus for every $25 in CVS egift cards that you buy. Keep an eye out for a "Season to Save" booklet in stores (red with a Christmas ornament on the front). There's a card in the middle that you'll be interested in. When you spend $20, you'll get back $4 EB (Limit 1) - you just have to give the cashier the card. Isn't that great?

  • Sun/Mon/Tues ONLY: Merry Brite Mini Ornaments (12 ct) $1.99, get back $1.99 EB (Limit 2) = FREE
  • Sun/Mon/Tues ONLY: Merry Brite Santa Hat $3.99, get back $3.99 EB (Limit 2) = FREE *Merry Brite is a CVS brand, so if you have a X off X CVS brand purchase coupon, you can use it on these
  • iTunes Gift Cards - spend $50, get back $10 EB (Limit 4) = $10 profit
  • Bayer Contour Meter $14.99, use freebie coupon (10/25 RP) and get back $5 EB (Limit 1) = $5 profit
  • Zantac 150 (24 ct) or Zantac 75 (30 ct) $8.99, use $1 coupon (10/18 or 11/15 SS) and get back $8.99 EB (Limit 1) = $1 profit *Look for $2 peelie coupons
  • Emergen-C Immune Booster (2 pk) $3.99, get back $3.99 EB (Limit 1) = FREE
  • Garnier Nutritioniste Skincare - spend $20, get back $10 EB (Limit 1), use $1 coupon (9/13 SS, 10/11 or 11/8 RP)
  • HP Inkjet Cartridges - PSA $19.99, buy two and get back $10 EB (Limit 2)

Rite Aid - $5 off $25 coupon or $5 off $20 coupon available. GOS - Between 11/22 and 12/24 - Spend $25-$50, get back $5, spend $51-$100, get back $10 or spend over $100, get back $20! Woo! If you haven't done this before, your total is calculated before coupons. Rebate items count as well.

  • Scotch Pop-Up Handband Tape Dispenser two for $4.28, use two $1 coupons and get back $3.29 (SCR #7) = $1.01 profit
  • Airwick Freshmatic Mini or Imotion 50% off so $4.99, use $5 coupon (11/15 SS) = FREE
  • M5 Razor $5.99, use $3 coupon and $2 in-circular coupon = $0.99

Walgreens

  • Theraflu (6 packets, liquid 8.3 oz or vapor patch 6 pk) $5, buy two and use two $2 coupons (or 10/18 SS) and $2 WAG's coupon (Healthy Savings book or Diabetes and You magazine - wonder if you could use both?) and get back $3 RR (WYB 2) = $1 profit
  • Toblerone $1.50, use $1 coupon (11/22 SS) and $0.50 WAG coupon (December coupon booklet) = FREE
  • Eucerin Products - spend $20, get back $8 RR, use $1 coupon (or 11/1 RP) or $2 coupon (goes straight to printing) or $5 off 2 Redness Relief products coupon
  • Nabisco Products - Ritz, Triscuits or Wheat Thins (9.5 - 16 oz) $2 each, use $1 coupon (11/8 SS), buy five and get back $3 RR (WYB $10) = $2 (if you have five $1 coupons) or $7 without coupons
  • Sales from 12/9 - 12/12 ONLY: Holiday Rewards - spend $25 in any one transaction, get back $5 RR. When they did this last year, the total was based on your pre-coupon price and you could only use one of these RR's per transaction upon redemption.
  • 12/9 - 12/12 ONLY: Just For Men Touch of Gray Hair Color $6.99, use $2 coupon, get back $7 RR and submit for TMF rebate = $9 profit
  • 12/9 - 12/12 ONLY: Neutrogena Men's Skin Care $4.99, use $2 coupon (December All You magazine) and get back $5 RR = $2 profit or FREE without coupon
  • 12/9 - 12/12 ONLY: Renu Multi-Purpose Plus Solution Twin Pack (8 oz each) $9.99, use $1 coupon or $2 coupon and get back $10 RR = $2 profit or $1 profit or FREE without coupon
  • 12/9 - 12/12 ONLY: Stayfree Femine Care Maxi (16 or 24 pk) or Ultra Thin Pads (16 pk) $1.99, use $1 coupon and get back $2 RR = $1 profit or FREE without coupon
  • 12/9 - 12/12 ONLY: Conair Brushes or Scunchi Hair Accessories $2, get back $2 RR = FREE
  • 12/9 - 12/12 ONLY: Stim-U-Dent (100 pack) $2, get back $2 RR = FREE

Walgreens - December RR Deals 11/29 - 12/26

  • Dulcolax Balance 7 day (4.1 oz) $7, use $3 coupon (also may be found on bottles), submit for $5 rebate (also may be found on bottles) and get back $4 RR = $5 profit
  • Triaminic Allergy Thin Strips (14 pack) $5, buy two and use two $3 coupons (12/6 SS) and $2 WAG's coupon (Healthy Savings book) and get back $5 RR (WYB 2) = $5 profit
General Printable Rebate Offers

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

November Monthly Totals

November Monthly Totals
  • Merchandise Total (before coupons): $1,844.12
  • Value of Coupons & Store Sales: $970.52
  • Rewards/Gift Cards/EB's Used: $507.23
  • Rewards/Gift Cards/EB's Earned: $758.57
  • Rebates: $71.33
  • Total Cost to me (after rewards earned and rebates): $117.84
  • Total Profit: $146.88
  • # of Items: 447, # of Free Items: 272
Random Money Stuffs
  • Got a new pair of eyeglasses at an in-network store. OOP was only the copay - $25
  • Signed up for my employer's FSA plan for next year. I'm doing $300 - its not much, but that's $300 that I don't have to fork over during the year.
Rebates Received
  • $4.16 Naked Naturals Shampoo - was supposed to be for $7.99 but we all remember how that one went. Its ok though, I already returned this shampoo for full price, so this is really a $4.16 profit.
  • $10.28 Staples Rewards ($9.99 for purchasing a backpack several months back and $0.37 reward for buying paper) and $27 Staples Rewards in DBF's name ($19.99 for backpack and $7 in ink/toner rewards)
  • $76.56 Rite Aid rebates in my name, $77.38 Rite Aid rebates in DBF's name
  • $20 Olay/Pantene rebate x 2 (my address and DBF's address)
  • Received $50 in gift cards for Lowes - OOP only $1 = $49 profit!
  • Purchased a $25 CVS egift card and got a $5 bonus

Monday, November 30, 2009

I Want Your Leather-Studded Kiss in the Sand

Yup, its still stuck in my head.
Rite Aid - did same transaction twice
  • Complete Multi-Purpose Solution (12 oz) $7.99, used $1 coupon (10/25 RP) and will get back $7.99 (SCR #89) = $1 profit
  • Gillette Fusion Razor $9, used $4 coupon (11/29 P&G) and will get back $5 (SCR #5) = FREE
  • Crest Toothpaste $2.49, used $1 coupon (expires 11/30! 11/1 P&G) and will get back $1.50 (SCR #125) = FREE/$0.01 profit *Be careful which one you buy - check the circular carefully for what's included in the SCR
  • Febreze Candle $5.99, used $2 coupon (11/29 P&G) and will get back $2 (SCR #) = $2.99
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon, total was $13.70

Sunday, November 29, 2009

NJ Ink

We didn't really do much shopping today, just picked up some papers at Pathmark. We had more important things to do - today was tattoo day! DBF has been saving up his spare change for ages and finally had enough to pay for a new tattoo. The flag is backwards because that's how it would look when carried into battle, blowing with the wind. I love how it came out! It took about an hour and a half to do and DBF was such a trooper. I didn't see him flinch once.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

If You Have any Energy Left...11/29 - 12/5

As always, my deals all come from the wonderful folks at HCW, Slick Deals and Erica at iheartcvs.com, iheartriteaid.com and iheartwags.com.
Staples - Duracell batteries (20 count package) $12.99, use $1 coupon (11/22 SS) and get back $12.99 (Staples Easy Rebate, Limit 2) = $1 profit *$12.99 will automatically be credited towards your Staples Rewards card and you'll receive your reward in January. You can do this deal two times per week until 12/26.
CVS - $5 off $30 coupon available here. Cool Promo - get a $5 bonus for every $25 in CVS egift cards that you buy. Keep an eye out for a "Season to Save" booklet in stores (red with a Christmas ornament on the front). There's a card in the middle that you'll be interested in. When you spend $20, you'll get back $4 EB (Limit 1) - you just have to give the cashier the card. Isn't that great?
  • Accu-Check Aviva Glucose Meter System $14.99, use $10 coupon (8/23 or 11/8 SS) and get back $5 EB (Limit 2) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Oral-B Advantage, CrossAction or Zooth toothbrush $2.99, use $1 coupon (11/1 P&G) and get back $2 EB (Limit 1) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Gillette Products - spend $25, get back $5 EB (Limit 1) - includes sham/cond, body wash, deodorant and shaving products
  • Febreze Products - spend $15, get back $5 EB (Limit 1)

Rite Aid - *This week starts the December SCR's, so once they've cleared, request your November rebates. $5 off $25 coupon or $5 off $20 coupon available. GOS - Between 11/22 and 12/24 - Spend $25-$50, get back $5, spend $51-$100, get back $10 or spend over $100, get back $20! Woo! If you haven't done this before, your total is calculated before coupons. Rebate items count as well.

  • Complete Multi-Purpose Solution (12 oz) $7.99, use $1 coupon (10/25 RP) and get back $7.99 (SCR # ) = $1 profit or FREE without coupon
  • Gillette Fusion Razor $9, use $4 coupon (11/29 P&G) and get back $5 (SCR) = FREE
  • Crest Toothpaste $2.49, use $1 coupon (expires 11/30! 11/1 P&G) and get back $1.50 (SCR) = FREE/$0.01 profit

Walgreens

  • Ecotrin $1.99 each with in-circular coupon (give SECOND!), buy three and use $10 off 3 coupon (10/11 RP) = $4.03 profit
  • Complete Multi-Purpose Solution (12 oz) $7.99, use $1 coupon (10/25 RP) and get back $8 RR = $1 profit or FREE without coupon
  • 12/2 - 12/5 ONLY: Natrol Acai $4, use $3 coupon and get back $4 RR = $3 profit or FREE without coupon
  • 12/2 - 12/5 ONLY: Goody Ouchless Hair Elastics (27 or 50 pk) or Flexible Tips Headband $2, get back $2 RR = FREE
  • 12/2 - 12/5 ONLY: Dentek $1.99, get back $2 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • 12/2 - 12/5 ONLY: Soft & Beautiful Botanicals Relaxer Kit or Texturizer $5, get back $5 RR = FREE

General Printable Rebate Offers