Wednesday, January 7, 2009

WOO HOOOOOO!!!!!

TOTAL PROFIT FOR JANUARY: $129.29
Walgreens
  • 6 Reeses Whips bars $0.50 with in-circular coupon, used three $1 off 2 coupons (1/4 SS) = FREE, just paid tax $0.21

Just noticed I've bought 5 Soy Joys on my card and it doesn't say limit reached. So the limit is at least 6. :)

CVS - Store #1 - DBF's card

  • 2 Febreze candles - clearanced to $1.99 each (not marked, run your's under the price scanner to be sure), used two $2 coupons (12/14 P&G, second adjusted to $1.98) = FREE
  • 2 L'oreal eye shadows $4.99 each, BOGO sale, used two $3 coupons (1/4 RP) = $1.01 profit
  • Garnier styler $2.99, used $1 coupon (1/4 RP) and got back $2 EB (Limit 1) = FREE
  • 4 bags CVS pretzels $0.79 each, two were $0.39 each with BOGO 50% off sale, used two $1 off 2 CRT coupons = $0.75 *these beep for some reason, cashier overrode
  • Essence of Beauty facial buffer $1.69, used $1.50 CRT coupon = $0.19
  • Tums 24 pack $2.99, used $2 Tums CRT coupon and $1 coupon (11/16 SS) = FREE
  • 2 CVS sponges $2.49, second was $1.24 with BOGO 50% off sale, used $3 CVS brand purchase coupon = $0.73
  • J&J baby lotion special pack (marked as $3.99 but rang up as $2.99), used $1.50 home mailer coupon and $1 coupon (11/2 RP) and got back $1 EB (hidden monthly deal through 2/14) = $0.51 profit *EB's did not print - cashier had to manually put them through
  • Used $3 off $15 coupon, total was $0.26, overall profit $2.74

Store #2 - my card

  • Garnier styler $2.99, used $1 coupon (1/4 RP) and got back $2 EB (Limit 1) = FREE
  • 2 L'oreal eye shadows $4.99 each, BOGO sale, used two $3 coupons (1/4 RP) = $1.01 profit
  • 2 bags CVS pretzels $0.79 each, one was $0.39 with BOGO 50% off sale, used $1 off 2 CRT coupon = $0.18
  • 4 bags CVS candy $0.99 each, two were $0.49 with BOGO 50% off sale, used two $1 off 2 CRT coupons = $0.96
  • Tums 24 pack $2.99, used $2 Tums CRT coupon and $1 coupon (11/16 SS) = FREE
  • Gold Emblem sparkling water 6 pack $3.97, used $3 CVS brand purchase coupon and got back $2 EB (hidden monthly deal, limit 5) = $1.03 profit
  • 2 CVS brand toilet papers $0.89 and $0.44 with BOGO 50% sale (didn't need to buy these, my total was high enough without but I miscalculated)
  • Used $3 off $15 coupon, total was $1.68, overall profit was $2.32

Store #3 - my card, Amiyrah gave me a head's up that this store had clearanced Febreze candles and even saved some for me! She rocks!

  • 4 Febreze candles - clearanced to $1.99 each (not marked, run your's under the price scanner to be sure), used four $2 coupons (12/14 P&G, fourth adjusted to $1.96) = FREE
  • CVS cotton squares $3.49, used $3 CVS brand purchase coupon and got back $1 EB (hidden monthly deal, limit 5) = $0.51 profit
  • 4 bags CVS candy $0.99 each, two were $0.49 with BOGO 50% off sale, used two $1 off 2 CRT coupons = $0.96 - probably should have saved these for another transaction because I was already at $15. But darn it, I really wanted to get rid of all these coupons for candy and crackers/nuts/pretzels! They were taking over my life!
  • Listerine Whitening Pen $10, used $2 coupon and $3 CVS Beauty Book coupon (found in store, pic here) = $5 - will get back $10 (Limit 1) when I buy a second one (can only use one Beauty Book Q per transaction otherwise I would have bought two at once)
  • Used $3 off $15 coupon, $2 ECB, total was $2.25
Store #4 - DBF's card - for some reason, I didn't use my card. So I'll have to buy two more Listerine pens, one on each card. Duh!
  • Listerine Whitening Pen $10, used $2 coupon and $3 CVS Beauty Book coupon (found in store, pic here) = $5 - will get back $10 (Limit 1) when I buy a second one (can only use one Beauty Book Q per transaction otherwise I would have bought two at once)
  • Soy Joy specially marked 6 pack box $6 and got back $6 ECB (Limit at least 6) = FREE
  • Gold Emblem apple juice $2.59, used $3 CVS brand purchase coupon = $0.41 profit
  • Gold Emblem salt grinder $1.99, $0.99 with BOGO 50% off sale
  • Used $3 off $15 coupon, $7.99 ECB, total was $0.59
A&P
  • 4 Energizer batteries $1.99 each, used four $0.75 coupons (12/14 SS, tripled fully) = $1.04 profit
  • 4 packages Betty Crocker potatoes $1 each, used $0.35 coupons (12/14 SS, tripled fully) = $0.20 profit
  • 4 boxes Kleenex tissues $1.29, one package was $0.99 (110 count), used four $0.40 coupons (1/4 SS) = $0.06 for all four
  • Fuze drink $1.49, used $0.25 coupon (1/4 SS) = $0.74
  • 3 packages Healthy Ones cold cuts three for $5
  • Fiber One bars $2.50, used $0.50 coupon (1/4 GM) = $1
  • Total was $5.23

5 comments:

kc said...

I can't tell from the picture.. but what febreeze candle scents did you find on sale? I didn't see any Xmas scents in my store, but your candles don't appear to be xmas either.

Tia
kc

Sarah said...

Awesome job! I just cleaned out 2 Wags with their Garnier that gave overage. I made over $14 today because I used the overage to get my FAR items :)

I have a question, since you juggle 2 rebate accounts for you & dbf (I do too). I get the giftcards back for us, but I want to reuse them. But the problem is, if I use my giftcard to pay for an item, and then submit it under his rebate account, will they track what it was paid with & not give us the rebate? Or, should I just get new cards each month? I want to be able to use both cards to pay because sometimes one runs out & I have to use the other to make up for it.

Melissa said...

Does the 6 pack of water at CVS have to be the same pack as you have been buying? I swear, you must have bigger stores than us or something because my selection of water is really not that great. they did have those flavored water but singles only for 89 cents each. NO 6 packs. Also I read on someone's blog that they find/found specific items in the "promo" isle. We don't have that either, unless that is just the isle that is full of things for that season???

Chicagolandia said...

I keep getting the $1/2 pretzels/candy Q's from cvs, too! The pretzels will go great with all the clearanced almond bark from Target and the cadies I'll put aside for Easter baskets - my holiday shopping is getting cheaper! I love hounding.

frugalsuz said...

kc,
You can usually click on the pictures and they'll enlarge. I got the Vanilla and Apple Cinnamon scents. There's another one that is supposed to be clearanced as well (a green candle) but I haven't found that one yet. I found these candles with the rest of the Febreze candles in the air freshner aisle. They weren't marked as being on clearance at all.

Sarah,
$14 profit! Awesome job! I still have some Garnier coupons to use up, but my stores are out of clearance items at this point.

You can use either gift card to pay for your purchases. They don't track how you've paid. I just use whichever one I feel like. It doesn't matter at all.

Melissa,
As far as I know, only the 6 packs that are specially marked are producing EB's. It seems like some stores carry these specially marked items and others don't. I usually find mine in the middle of the store, right between the food sections and housewares. And that's often where they put seasonal stuff - so definitely check in that area. Sometimes they put this stuff on the end of aisles as well.

Chicagolandia - you and me both! :)