Sunday, March 29, 2009

Hall of Fame Day

Song of the day - War - Lowrider
Today was definitely one of my best hounding days ever! This is my front tire...

And this is my rear tire. Notice how its ridin' a little low? Wanna know why??? :)

Cause I've got junk in my trunk! hahahahahahaha

Look at all that loot! Ok, let's see what I've got here. This deal was sooo much fun and a huge thank you to Precious for posting it! She was the first to post on a fab paper deal at Walgreens ages ago and the first to post on this one too. Precious, you are the paper houndin' queen!
Staples
  • 15 reams of Staples printing paper (item #554638) $6.99 each (clearance price), will get back $5.99 rebate on each one = $1 each
  • It gets even better! I used my Staples rewards card (free to sign up) and I should get back a 10% reward for spending $100 on paper before 3/31 (so hurry if you want to do this deal too) = $10.40 reward
  • Total was $112.19 but after the rewards and rebates, I'll have only spent $11.94 / $0.80 a package

If you've never done Staples rebates before, they are super easy. You'll get a rebate receipt that prints right after your regular receipt. You can either fill it out and mail it off (address on the receipt) or submit all of your info electronically here. Easy as pie.

dancinmama called Staples and confirmed the limits on this deal. The limit is 100 packages of paper! So go hog wild if you want to! :) She also found out that the $10 Staples bonus will come as a Staples gift card, not cash. Thanks for the info!

Here's a close up of the package so you can make sure you get the right one. As far as I know, this is only one clearanced and the cheapest way to do this deal.

Target - can buy any kinds of Pepsi for this deal

  • 5 cases Diet Pepsi $3 each, used five $2 coupons (Pepsi/Frito rebate) = $5
  • Diet Cherry Pepsi $3, used B2GO free coupon (printable, no longer available) = FREE
  • Got back $5 Target gift card for buying 5 cases Pepsi
  • Total was $5.91 = 6 cases for FREE!, paid with $5 Target gift card (from last week's Quaker deal) and $0.91 cash

Second transaction

  • 4 cases Diet Pepsi $3 each, used four $2 coupons (Pepsi/Frito rebate) = $4
  • Diet Cherry Pepsi $3, used B2GO free coupon (printable, no longer available) = FREE
  • Diet Pepsi Max $3, used $1 Target coupon (printed with receipt on previous visit) and $2 Pepsi coupon (Pepsi/Frito rebate) = FREE
  • Got back $5 Target gift card for buying 5 cases Pepsi = FREE!
  • 3 bags Baked Lays chips $3.33 each, used three $1 coupons (March All You magazine or 3/8 RP - these expire 3/31 and I wanted to use them up) = $2.33 each
  • Plastic container $4.99
  • Total was $17.17, paid with $5 gift card from transaction one and $12.17 in cash

Third transaction

  • 5 cases Diet Pepsi $3 each, used five $2 coupons (Pepsi/Frito rebate) = $5
  • Diet Cherry Pepsi $3, used B2GO free coupon (printable, no longer available) = FREE
  • Got back $5 Target gift card for buying 5 cases Pepsi
  • Total was $5.91, paid with $5 gift card from transaction two and $0.91 cash

All in all, that amounts to 18 cases of Pepsi for a smidge under $3!!!

And now for the rest of the day's shopping. Not quite as exciting, but still an awesome day:

CVS
  • 7 papers $2 each
  • Used $4 EB and $5 EB, total was $5
Walgreens - through trial and error, DBF and I learned a couple things today. You cannot buy the Edge and Skintimate together and get RR's for both. They are part of the same promotion. The good thing is that both are month long deals and aren't in the circular...so most folks probably don't know about them. Hopefully it will be easy to find them all month and they'll stay in stock.
  • 2 Glade Fragrance Collection Soy Candles $5.99 each, used two $4 coupons (printable no longer available) and $2 WAG coupon (in April Easy Saver booklet, scans twice automatically) = FREE/$0.02 profit
  • Chapstick 100% Naturals or True Shimmer Lip Balm or Butter (0.15 oz) $1.99, got back $2 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Edge shaving gel $2.99, got back $3 RR (month long deal) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • One-A-Day Multivitamin Drink Mix $1.49, used $1 coupon (1/4 SS **coupon expires 3/31) and will get back $1.64 ($1.49 + 10%, ESR #1) = $1.15 profit
  • Wal-itin (WAG brand of Claritin) $6.99, will get back $7.69 ($6.99 + 10%, ESR #10) = $0.70 profit
  • Used $6 RR, $6 RR, $1 RR, total was $3.83

Had bought a Skintimate here. RR's didn't print, so I returned and rebought it alone:

  • Skintimate Shaving Gel $2.99, get back $3 RR (month long deal) = FREE/$0.01 profit

DBF bought

  • Edge shaving gel $2.99, got back $3 RR (month long deal) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Chapstick 100% Naturals or True Shimmer Lip Balm or Butter (0.15 oz) $1.99, got back $2 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • One-A-Day Multivitamin Drink Mix $1.49, used $1 coupon (1/4 SS) and will get back $1.64 ($1.49 + 10%, ESR #1) = $1.15 profit
  • Glade Fragrance Collection Soy Candle $5.99, used $4 coupon (printable no longer available) and $2 WAG coupon (in April Easy Saver booklet) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Used $1 RR, $1 RR and $1 RR, total was $6.43

Had also bought a Skintimate here. RR's didn't print, so DBF returned and rebought it alone:

  • Skintimate Shaving Gel $2.99, get back $3 RR (month long deal) = FREE/$0.01 profit

Second store:

  • Edge shaving gel $2.99, got back $3 RR (month long deal) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Softsoap body wash $3.99, used $1.50 coupon (from CVS Reinventing Beauty magazine) and got back RR for free Softsoap body wash on next purchase = $2.49
  • Chapstick 100% Naturals or True Shimmer Lip Balm or Butter (0.15 oz) $1.99, got back $2 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Glade Fragrance Collection Soy Candle $5.99, used $4 coupon (printable no longer available), had a $4 RR raincheck to use, manager adjusted the price for the candle down to $1.99 instead of taking $4 off the top of the order, so I didn't use the $2 WAG coupon on this candle
  • Used $1 RR, total was $5.23

DBF bought

  • Edge shaving gel $2.99, got back $3 RR (month long deal) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Softsoap body wash $3.99, used freebie RR from transaction one and got another RR for free bottle! Its rolling folks! (not sure for how long though) = FREE
  • Total was $3.48

17 comments:

Heather D. said...

Where do you get the rebate form for Staples paper? I only see forms for cases online.

Tanya said...

You are the hounding queen!! I am running to Staples tomorrow and hoping they have that paper here in my store. The bad part is that I just bought some paper at CVS - but I haven't opened it so I will be returning it if I can get that deal at Staples.

Thanks for posting this great deal :)

Chicagolandia said...

Wow - you totally deserve a margarita after all that hounding - amazing deals!!

Lisa B. said...

Woo whooo! I see you were able to get some really cheap paper too. Great job.

I have a question on the target deals and emailed you.

Heather@Autumn At Oak Hollow said...

Hey, just popping in to let you know what's up with my blog. I've become the target of hackers and had to password protect my site until I can beef up my security. It seems the blogs that have me blogrolled and are using Blogger are also getting my login form because the favicon in the blogroll is stored on my server. I'm sorry for the inconvenience to your site and hope to have everything up and running soon.

frugalsuz said...

Heather,
The rebate information prints as a separate receipt at the register. You can submit this rebate online at Staples and not have to mail in anything. :)

Tanya,
Thanks! I totally love this paper deal.

Chicagolandia,
You know it! lol

Lisa,
K, going to check email now...

Stacy said...

Hi there,

Just wanted to let you know about another Target deal this week. On HCW there is a $.75 off Johnson's coupon. If you stacked that with the Buddies coupon available, you would have $.78 OVERAGE!

Also, I can't find the CVS Softsoap TMF tear pad rebate. Any chance you could send me one from your store? :))

Stacy

frugalsuz said...

Stacy,
Great, thanks for letting me know about the Buddies deal. :)

I'm sorry, I don't have any extra Softsoap forms. I looked for them the other day to see if I could pick up some extras for other folks and they were gone.

frugalsuz said...

Stacy,
I can't seem to find the links for the printable J&J coupons. Do you have them by any chance? They aren't coming up in the HCW coupon database.

toni.c said...

I went to staples today to do this wonderful deal. I plopped 15 reams in my cart and headed up to the register. A guy who worked there stopped me and made me put 5 back saying that there is a 10 ream maximum. Hugh?? So i am sending my boyfriend out later for the 5 extras :-)

frugalsuz said...

toni,
What?? That's silly. Staples is clearancing this paper, why wouldn't they want you to buy lots of it? Silly, silly cashier.

solisjenny said...

frugalsuz I just stopped at Walgreens and the Soft Soap is not rolling, I REPEAT IT IS NOT ROLLING

I tried to post on the messageboard but Unable from home. So I repeat you are no longer to roll the Soft Soap

frugalsuz said...

solisjenny,
I just found that out when I bought one at lunch. I posted on the boards too, so they know. Sigh. I wanted more!

toni.c said...

So funny story (not really)...My boyfriend went back tonight to get the 5 reams I needed to make my $100. He called me to say they were out. I said no way, there was a ton when I was there. He went and asked the guy working and the guys response was "Oh yeah, some guy just came and bought the last 40 we had". Umm excuse me, did he say someone bought 40??? BUT the guy also told him that they are extending this deal through May including the rebate.

Shelly said...

Great job on the Pepsi deal at Target! I got five. I didn't see the flavored kind or I would have gotten those to use the B2GO qs. Some kid was loading down a card with Mountain Dew when I got my Diet Pepsis. I'm glad I got the Softsoap to roll last night. I sent the last Q w/ DBF. Hopefully, he went while they were still rolling!

Precious said...

Hi frugalsuz,

I laughed when I saw my new title!:-)

Tanya said...

I got the paper today - I bought 23 reams!! Pics. are on my site:)