Friday, April 3, 2009

How Many Gift Cards Does it Take...

...to buy some soap and a shelf? Let's see...

CVS
  • 2 Softsoap Ensembles refills $3.99 each, used two $2 coupons (Reinventing Beauty magazine found in stores or 3/22 SS) and got back $4 EB ($2 EB each, limit 10 containers, can also buy pumps) = FREE
  • Clearanced shelf $6.49
  • Now here's the fun part - I had a bunch of gift cards/money cards to use up. I used $2.48 on one, $2.14 on another, $0.37 on a third, $0.70 on a fourth and $0.99 on the last. Phew!

Second store

  • 2 Softsoap Ensembles refills $3.99 each, used two $2 coupons (Reinventing Beauty magazine found in stores or 3/22 SS) and got back $4 EB ($2 EB each) = FREE
  • Used $1 EB, total was $3.47

Third store

  • 2 Softsoap Ensembles refills $3.99 each, used two $2 coupons (Reinventing Beauty magazine found in stores or 3/22 SS) and got back $4 EB ($2 EB each) = FREE
  • Absolute Divine candy $0.33
  • Used $4 EB, total was $0.61
Rinse and repeated this exact deal. I am so low on EB's that I had to use the EB's from trans 1 to pay for trans 2!

Walgreens - I'm going to do the Bayer/Crest deal again for a rebate in DBF's name
  • Bayer Contour monitor $14.99, used freebie coupon (3/22 RP) = FREE, got back a coupon for a FREE 6 oz. tube of Crest Pro Health toothpaste
  • Edge Shaving Gel $2.99, got back $3 RR (monthly deal) = FREE
  • Used $2 RR, total was $1.20

Second transaction

  • Chapstick 100% Naturals or True Shimmer Lip Balm or Butter (0.15 oz) $1.99, got back $2 RR (monthly deal) = FREE
  • Dawn dish detergent $0.99 (with in-circular coupon)
  • Butterfinger candy $0.39 (with in-circular coupon)
  • Crest ProHealth toothpaste $4.49, used freebie coupon from buying monitor = FREE and will count towards ESR #5
  • Used $3 RR, total was $0.73

Different store

  • Edge Shaving Gel $2.99, got back $3 RR (monthly deal) = FREE
  • Dawn dish detergent $0.99 (with in-circular coupon)
  • Cadbury candy $0.50 (with in-circular coupon) *didn't need to buy this since I used one RR, oh well
  • Used $2 RR, total was $2.80

Second transaction

  • Chapstick 100% Naturals or True Shimmer Lip Balm or Butter (0.15 oz) $1.99, got back $2 RR (monthly deal) = FREE
  • Scott toilet paper $2.50 with in-circular coupon, used $0.75 coupon (3/29 SS) = $1.75
  • Used $3 RR, total was $0.88

Again

  • Edge Shaving Gel $2.99, got back $3 RR (monthly deal) = FREE
  • Scott toilet paper $2.50 with in-circular coupon, used $0.75 coupon (3/29 SS) = $1.75
  • Used $2 RR, total was $2.95

Yet Again

  • Skintimate Shaving Gel $2.99, got back $3 RR (monthly deal) = FREE
  • Scott toilet paper $2.50 with in-circular coupon, used $0.75 coupon (3/29 SS) = $1.75
  • Butterfinger candy $0.39 (with in-circular coupon)
  • Used $2 RR and $2 RR, total was $1.37

The last time

  • Chapstick 100% Naturals or True Shimmer Lip Balm or Butter (0.15 oz) $1.99, got back $2 RR (monthly deal) = FREE
  • Scott toilet paper $2.50 with in-circular coupon, used $0.75 coupon (3/29 SS) = $1.75
  • Used $3 RR, total was $0.88

Today's count: Skintimate - 4, Edge - 14, Chapstick - 17

6 comments:

Sarah said...

I had lots of fun with CVS and Wags tonight too :)

FWIW - I have heard that the RIB coupons can be combined with the insert coupons. Even though they say manu q, they work like the WAGS ESR coupons and can be combined with another. I see a serious MM in my future! Which is good because my ECBs are super low.

Tanya said...

The softsoap limit is 10 containers. I just maxed out that deal on both of my cards :)

frugalsuz said...

Sarah,
I had tried that a while ago and since the RIB Softsoap coupon is actually a true manufacturer's coupon, it didn't work when I tried to use it with a manu coupon. But normally that is true and its great!

Tanya,
Thanks! I had manufacturer's coupons for these but I cannot for the life of me find them. So I guess I'm done with the deal for now.

KFlip13 said...

I thought that the RIB coupons were for the pump with base, not the refills?

frugalsuz said...

KFlip,
They are, but they work on the refills as well (no beeps).

Stacy said...

I was wondering what you are going to do with all the Disbetes testing meeters that you have? I've called several places where I live (NE), even the ADA and they won't take them. Any ideas??