Saturday, January 3, 2009

Rinse and Repeat, Rinse and Repeat...

CVS - store #1 - DBF's card
  • Vitamin shampoo $4.99 - will submit for Try Me Free rebate (form on bottle) = FREE
  • 2 CVS crackers $1.99 each, BOGO 50% off sale, used $1 off 2 coupon from scanner = $1.98
  • 2 CVS bags of candy $0.99 each, BOGO 50% off sale, used $1 off 2 coupon from scanner = $0.48
  • Lumene facial wipes $2.99, used $3 Lumene coupon from scanner = FREE
  • Skin Effects facial cleanser $6.99, used $5 Skin Effects coupon from scanner = $1.99
  • Tums 24 pack $2.99, used $2 Tums coupon from scanner and $1 coupon (11/16 SS) = FREE
  • Used $3 off $15 coupon, $3 CVS brand purchase coupon, $1 ECB, total was $2.42, overall profit $1.57

Store #2 - my card

  • 2 CVS crackers $1.99 each, BOGO 50% off sale, $3 CVS brand purchase coupon = FREE
  • 2 CVS bags of candy $0.99 each, BOGO 50% off sale = $1.48
  • Skin Effects facial cleanser $6.99, used $5 Skin Effects coupon from scanner = $1.99
  • Tums 24 pack $2.99, used $2 Tums coupon from scanner = $0.99 *miscalculated again, couldn't use $1 manu. coupon here
  • Used $3 off $15 coupon, $1 ECB, total was $0.44

*Was going to use $1 scanner coupons like in transaction above but I miscalculated and would have had a negative total

Store #3

  • 2 CVS crackers $1.99 each, BOGO 50% off sale, used $1 off 2 coupon from scanner and $3 CVS brand purchase coupon = $1 profit
  • Soyjoy specially marked package of six bars $6, got back $6 ECB (Limit 5, hidden monthly deal 1/1 - 2/14) = FREE
  • NasoGel Drip Free Gel Spray (1.52 oz) $7.99, got back $7.99 ECB (Limit 2) and will submit for manufacturer's rebate (form inside package, $3 WYB one, $6 WYB two and $9 WYB 3, with the two packages I bought yesterday, I'll submit for the $9 rebate) = $9 profit
  • Used $3 off $15 coupon, $4 ECB, $5 ECB, total was $0.97, overall profit $13.02

Wasn't able to use the $2 NasoGel coupon because again, I miscalculated. Are we sensing a theme here today? :)

Walgreens

  • 6 Garnier Fructis Melting Masks - clearanced to $2.19 each, used six $1 coupons (11/9 RP) and $2 WAG coupon (Jan. ESR booklet, scanned six times) = $4.86 profit
  • Orajel Cold Sore 8 pack patches $8.49, used $1 coupon (10/26 SS), will submit for Try Me Free rebate (10/26 SS) and get back $9.33 ($8.49 + 10% bonus, ESR #1) = $10.33 profit
  • Total was $3.55, paid with gift card, overall profit $14.27

Store #2

  • 6 Garnier Fructis Melting Masks, shampoo and conditioners - clearanced to $2.19 each (just realized one $3.99 one slipped in there, that will be returned), used six $1 coupons (11/9 RP) and $2 WAG coupon (Jan. ESR booklet, scanned six times) = $4.05 profit (after the return)
  • Revlon Matte Collection blush $9.79, used $2 coupon (8/24 or 9/14 SS) and will get back $10.76 ($9.79 + 10% bonus, ESR #3) = $2.97 profit
  • Total was $6.46, paid with gift card, overall profit $8.29 (after the return)

8 comments:

Krystalily said...

oh man! Great job!! My card hasn't printed anything off of the scanner in like, AGES!

frugalsuz said...

Thanks! :) I feel like all I've been getting lately are these darn $1 off 2 bags of candy or crackers, pretzels or nuts. Now I finally have a way to put them to good use, but of course, the BOGO 50% off sale ends tomorrow. Isn't that always the way?

Hadias said...

Great job. I have a question though. Why do you visit multiple CVS & or Walgreens to buy the same items as from the first CVS? Is there a purchase limit per store? Very curious.

My store's Soy Joy doesn't start til 1/4 :(
I was told that ECB's would not print till then. Was the date listed on your SoyJoy display as 1/1 and 1/4? Did your $6 ECB's print?

I hope that you stop by and check out my savings this week. I left a direct link below.

Have a great weekend.

http://proverbswife.blogspot.com/2009/01/jan-2nd-2009-weekly-shopping-trip.html

Another question...will you track your drug/grocery store savings this year? If possible I'd love to see your format. I am tracking mine so far on my left sidebar.

frugalsuz said...

Hadias,
Welcome to my blog! Thanks for the link, I'll definitely check out your blog. You can certainly do multiple transactions in one store, and I have done that. But there are many CVS's in my area, and I really just don't like to do multiple transactions. For me, its easier to go to one store, do my order, get back in my car and think about what I want to buy next and go to store #2. There are many stores in my area, so its easy for me to do this. Plus different stores have different items in stock, so I get a little variety.

The signs for the Soy Joy all say 1/4, but the ECB's in my area are printing now.

I track everything that I spend in an Excel sheet and I post my totals on a monthly basis. Here's a link to a post I created about how my spreadsheet works: http://frugalsuz.blogspot.com/2008/11/visual-aids.html

Precious said...

I love that Garnier Deal! Good job on everything!

Emily said...

Very nice! And thanks for the tip about the nasogel rebate...love some extra profit!

Jamie said...

Look at all those Garnier hair masks! I wish my wags had something other than hair putty.. lol. Oh well, looks like I'll be able to pick up some more free Garnier in the morning. I just wish my Wags giftcard was loaded! Looks like I'm going to be spending real $$ on papers in the morning. :(

frugalsuz said...

Jamie,
I wish my Walgreens even carried papers! They only have a rinky dink paper that has awful coupons, so I always have to get my papers at CVS. I don't mind that, its just farther away.