Friday, March 6, 2009

My Army of Mini-Doves

UPDATE on Dove Deal at WAG's - it looks like corporate caught on and the small size Dove deodorants I bought are no longer working for the RR deal. I'm not sure about the soap though. Looks like this deal won't work the rest of the month. Maybe regular size Dove will be on sale at one point and it will still be a good deal later in the month. Fingers crossed!

Song of the Day - Queen - Don't Stop Me Now
TOTAL MARCH PROFIT $38.28
Walgreens, oh wonderful, Walgreens! We had so much fun today, didn't we dear Walgreens?

Store 1 - picked up a box of Blink eye drops plus the stuff below, but it turned out to be the wrong size. The manager voided the original transaction and then I re-bought this stuff. He let me keep the second $3.50 RR for Colgate. :)
  • Wal-Zyr $3.99 - mega saver price until 3/28, will get back $4.39 ($3.99 + 10%, ESR #14) = $0.40 profit
  • Colgate Max Toothpaste $3.29, used $0.50 coupon (2/22 SS) and got back $3.50 RR = $0.71 profit
  • Used $2 RR, total was $5.01, overall profit was $4.38 (including second $3.50 RR)

Store 2 - had picked up 2 clearanced Nice & Easy hair colors and was using a $5 coupon (3/1 P&G). The cashier told me I couldn't use the N&E coupon (the register was beeping), so I took the coupon back and asked him to take the hair color off the order. I realized later what happened - he scanned my N&E coupon, dropped the couple coupons I had given him and then tried to scan the N&E coupon again! I wasn't watching, so I didn't realize this until later. He didn't scan my $1.50 Vaseline coupon, but I came out ahead using that $5 coupon anyway.

  • 8 Dove trial size deodorants $1.29 each, used four $1.50 off 2 coupons (1/18 RP) and got back $10 RR = $5.68 profit *Can mix and match soap and deodorant for this deal
  • Vaseline Intensive Rescue Lotion (10 oz.) $2.84, got back $2 RR
  • Total was $2.62, overall profit was $9.38

Store 3

  • 6 Nice & Easy Perfect 10 Hair Colors clearanced to $3.59 each, used four $5 coupons (3/1 P&G) = $1.54 or $0.25 each
  • 3 Nice & Easy Hair Colors clearanced to $2.19 each, used three $2 coupons (3/1 P&G) = $0.57 or $0.19 each
  • Axe shampoo $5.99, will get back $6.59 ($5.99 + 10%, ESR #1) = $0.60 profit
  • Blink Tears Eye Drops $7.99, used $2 coupon (3/1 SS) and got back $8 RR = $2.01 profit
  • 5 Mylantas clearanced to $1.89 each, used four $2 coupons (printables, no longer available) and $2 WAG Easy Saver coupon (March booklet, took off $9.45) = $4 profit
  • 2 Whatchamacallits and 2 Thingamajigs $0.50 each (fillers b/c I went negative)
  • Used $10 RR, total was $0.61, overall profit $3.98

Also used half of a $50 gift card I received for a Verizon rebate to purchase a $25 WAG gift card.

Store 4

  • 3 Sambucols $12.99 each, used three $4 coupon and $10 WAG coupon (give second, in March Easy Saver book, scans 3x automatically) = $3.03 profit
  • Colgate Max Toothpaste $3.29, used $0.50 coupon (2/22 SS) and got back $3.50 RR = $0.71 profit
  • 3 Dove trial size deodorants $0.99 each and 5 Dove bar soaps $0.99 with in-circular coupon and got back $10 RR = $2.08 profit
  • Vaseline Intensive Rescue Lotion (10 oz.) $2.69, used $1.50 coupon (1/18 RP) and got back $2 RR = $0.81 profit
  • Used $8 RR, total was $1.84, overall profit $5.66

Store 5

  • 2 Nice & Easy Perfect 10 Hair Colors clearanced to $3.59 each, used $5 coupon (3/1 P&G) = $2.18 or $1.14 each
  • Wal-Zyr (5 tablets) $3.99, will get back $4.39 ($3.99 + 10%, ESR #14) = $0.40 profit
  • Sambucol $11.99 each, used $4 coupon and $10 WAG coupon (give second, in March Easy Saver book) = $2.01 profit
  • Blink Tears Eye Drops $7.99, used $2 coupon (3/1 SS) and got back $8 RR = $2.01 profit
  • 2 Scotch mailers $1.50 each
  • Used $10 RR, total was $3.86

Store 6

  • 3 Mylantas clearanced to $1.89 each, used two $2 coupons (printables, no longer available) and $2 WAG Easy Saver coupon (March booklet, took off $5.67) = $2 profit
  • 8 Dove trial size deodorants $0.99 each, used three $1.50 off 2 coupons (1/18 RP) and got back $10 RR = $6.58 profit
  • Blink Tears Eye Drops $7.99, used $2 coupon (3/1 SS) and got back $8 RR = $2.01 profit
  • Sambucol $12.99 each, used $4 coupon and $10 WAG coupon (give second, in March Easy Saver book) = $1.01 profit
  • 5 Degree deodorants clearanced to $1.89 each, used five $0.75 coupons (3/1 RP) = $5.70 or $1.14 each (not on sale, DBF needed)
  • 2 Nice & Easy Hair Colors clearanced to $2.19 each, used two $2 coupons (3/1 P&G) = $0.38 or $0.19 each
  • 3 Nice & Easy Perfect 10 Hair colors clearanced to $3.59 each, used two $5 coupons (3/1 P&G) = $0.77 or $0.25 each
  • Garnier Nutrisse Hair Color clearanced to $3.19, used $2 coupon (2/8 RP) and $2 WAG coupon (Easy Saver book) = $0.81 profit
  • 2 Scotch mailers $0.99 each
  • 2 Scotch mailers $1.50 each
  • Used three $3.50 RR's, total was $4.27

Final Store (thank goodness! I'm exhausted!!)

  • 4 L'Oreal Natural Match hair colors clearanced to $4.19 each, used four $2 coupons (3/1 RP). The aisle had a sign saying there were $2 WAG coupons in the Easy Saver book, but there aren't! The cashier manually adjusted the prices down $2 each = $0.76 or $0.19 each
  • 3 Nice & Easy hair colors clearanced to $2.19 each, used three $2 coupons (3/1 P&G) = $0.57 or $0.19 each
  • 3 Mylantas clearanced to $1.89 each, used two $2 coupons (printables, no longer available) and $2 WAG Easy Saver coupon (March booklet, took off $5.67) = $2 profit
  • Vaseline Intensive Rescue Lotion (10 oz.) $2.69, used $1.50 coupon (1/18 RP) and got back $2 RR = $0.81 profit
  • Blink Tears Eye Drops $7.99, used $2 coupon (3/1 SS) and got back $8 RR = $2.01 profit
  • Colgate Max Toothpaste $3.29, used $0.50 coupon (2/22 SS) and got back $3.50 RR = $0.71 profit
  • 4 Sambucols $12.99 each, used four $4 coupon and $10 WAG coupon (give second, in March Easy Saver book, scans 4x automatically) = $4.04 profit
  • 8 Dove trial size deodorants $0.99 each, got back $10 RR = $2.08 profit
  • Total was $15.23, overall profit $6.27

WALGREENS SUMMARY - I hit the first two stores yesterday and the rest today. I'm very lucky to have so many stores in my area. All in all, I made a $14.17 profit at Walgreens today. I plan to sell the hair colors on ebay and put the money I earn into savings.

RR Status: five $2 RR's, two $3.50 RR's, three $8 RR's and three $10 RR's = $71


ShopRite
  • Milk $1.19
  • 4 Black Bear grated pecorino cheese $3.99 each (normally $5.99)
  • 8 bags SR shredded cheese $0.99 each
  • Total was $25.07

CVS - DBF's card

  • 2 Act trial size mouthwashes $0.99 each, got back $1.98 EB ($0.99 each, Limit 2) = FREE
  • Slim Quik $4.99, got back $4.99 EB (Limit 1) = FREE
  • Russell Stover candy $0.50
  • Used $3 EB and $4 EB, total was $0.47

Also used the rest of my Verizon rebate card to buy a $25 CVS gift card.

11 comments:

Jamie said...

Did I count that right?? Seven Walgreens?? Holy cow! Do you think you could send a few of those this way?? I'm glad you don't hound in my town! LOL :)

Stacy said...

Wow - take a breath woman! That's quite the little excursion! I'm houding there after work today - hope I get some good deals like you did!

Stephanie said...

I wish I would have know you could mix and match on the Dove deal. There were only 6 soaps at my store and I was so bummed because I wanted to do that deal so bad now I may have to go back tomorrow lol.

Jennifer C. said...

I can't believe how well stocked your stores are! My WAGS never have that much available. CVS here is even worse.

Amiyrah said...

Suz,

is there a specific blink eye drops you have to get? I just realized I didn't get an RR for purchasing mine today. It rang up 7.99 but no RR. I did get an RR for the vaseline lotion in the transaction, though.

Help!

frugalsuz said...

Jamie,
Oh yes, 7 Walgreens. Two of them are down by work and the rest were at home. Don't worry, I left a couple items at each store, unless we're talking clearance. Then all bets are off! lol

Stacy,
I know, it was a crazy day! :)

Stephanie,
Don't worry, the Dove deal is good all month! The soap will only be at $0.99 this week with the circular coupon, but if you can find the mini deodorants or body washes, you can do the deal whenever.

Jennifer,
It seems like the trucks come in on Thursdays, so yesterday was a great day to hit the stores. I'm sure if I'd gone on Wednesday I wouldn't have scored as many deals.

Amiyrah,
Yeah, the Blink deal only works on 2 different types - the 0.33/0.34 (can't remember) or 0.5 ounce containers. I bought a 0.3 bottle the other day and it didn't work. Just make sure to match yours up to the picture in the circular and you'll be fine.

Stephanie said...

sweet I got a rain check yesterday for the dove soap but they would only give it to me for 3 of them at $.99 because that is what the limit on the coupon was but good to know that the RR deal will be all month long I will try again today at the other one close by and see if they have any if not then get another rain check. Where did you get your coupons for the deoderant I can't seem to find any?

frugalsuz said...

Stephanie,
The Dove coupons were in the 1/18 RP. The catalina printer printed off some $1.50 off 2 Dove coupons when I was checking out the other day. I might try to use those on another order.

Emily said...

I'm bummed about them "fixing" the trial-size issue, but the individual soaps still work. I got 8 today and got my $10 RR. I'm pretty sure they are actually included in the writted description of the deal, per HCW.

kc said...

Wow the dove travel deo. deal was awesome! I could totally use a few of those and a money maker as well, its too bad I missed that one! Great job as usual.

Raquel said...

Great job with the hounding! I'm interested in finding out more about your ebay selling since I think I may want to get started. Any tips? Even if you can point me in the direction of some I would greatly appreciate it! Love your blog!