Tuesday, July 14, 2009

RA is Really Making Me Think Today

I've been thinking about finishing out SCR #160 (spend $50 on participating J&J products and get a $25 RA gift card) that I started by buying Stayfree pads here and here. In total, I bought 20 packages of pads for $3.99 each, which equals $79.80. RA said I did not reach the $50 limit, so that means they did not count the BOGO pads as part of the deal. Dividing $79.80 in two gets me to $39.90, which is only $10.10 away from my $50 goal. Even if I have to spend that money out of pocket, I'll still make a profit when I qualify for the $25 gift card since I spent nothing OOP for the Stayfree. Now I just have to do some price matching of the qualifying items and see what would get me closest to $10.10. Ok, on to today's shopping:

Rite Aid - my cashier was super nice so I just did both transactions right after the other. She didn't even bat an eyelash.

Here's some FYI stuff for this deal: there is a $3 Huggies coupon but I could not get it to print for me. Maybe you'll have better luck. Also, I used a $2 Little Swimmers coupon that was really for skincare or suncare items, but it went through without a beep on the diapers. I had my $1.50 coupons for the diapers with me just in case.

Transaction One:
  • Huggies Mega Pack of Diapers $14.99, used $2 coupon (5/17 SS) = $12.99
  • Huggies Little Swimmers Diapers $6.99, used $2 coupon (5/17 SS) = $4.99
  • Crest Pro-Health Enamel Shield Toothpaste (4.2 oz) $2.69, used $1 coupon (P&G Year of Savings coupon booklet from previous rebate) and will get back $2.69 (SCR #146) = $1 profit
  • 2 Snickers candy bars $0.88 each, BOGO sale and used freebie coupon = FREE
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon, total was $14.79

Transaction Two:

  • Huggies Mega Pack of Diapers $14.99, used $2 coupon (5/17 SS) = $12.99
  • 2 Huggies Little Swimmers Diapers $6.99 each, used two $2 coupons (5/17 SS) = $9.98
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon, total was $17.97

Now here come the rebates. Hold on to your hats cause this is a wee-bit confusing:

  • $2 - SCR #53 WYB a Huggies Mega Pack of diapers (Limit 1)
  • $25 RA gift card - SCR #61 WYB $50 worth of participating Kimberly-Clark/Bayer/Schick/Unilever products (Limit 1). Includes Huggies Supreme or Huggies Snug and Dry diapers (34-60 count), Pull-Ups Training Pants (33 count), GoodNites Underpants (27 count), Little Swimmers swim diapers (10-12 pack), Huggies Wipes (184-232 count) and tons of other stuff. The whole list is here.
  • $2.25 Caregiver's Marketplace rebate for Little Swimmers diapers ($0.75 each)
  • Voucher for a pack of FREE Diapers - SCR #800 WYB 5 packages of Huggies Supreme (22-46 ct) or Huggies Snug & Dry (26-60 ct) diapers. I'm not really sure whether this rebate will clear or not since it doesn't list the Little Swimmers. Fingers crossed!

Now that your head is spinning, let's break this down. I paid $32.76 OOP for all this stuff, and I'm getting back $2.69 (Crest), $2, $2.25 and $25 in rebates, so that works out to a true cost of $0.82. And if you count in my $1 profit on the Crest, that's a profit of $0.18! What a steal!

CVS - thanks for the coupons dancinmama!
  • Gillette Fusion Manual or Power Razor $7.99, used $4 coupon (6/7 P&G) and got back $4 EB (Limit 1) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Used $0.99 EB and $2.99 EB, total was $0.29

A&P

  • 4 Old Orchard Healthy Balance juices $1.66 each, used four $0.50 coupons (5/10 SS) = $0.64 or $0.16 each
  • 2 California Pizza Kitchen pizzas $3 each, used two $1 coupons (5/17 SS) and got back $1 OYNO catalina = $3 or $1.50 each
  • Tortillas $3.29
  • Used $6 raincheck, total was $1.38
Look at the flavors on these! Apple Kiwi Strawberry, Pomegranate Cranberry, Apple Cranberry and Pomegranate Blueberry Acai Yum!

5 comments:

Amiyrah said...

I would LOVE to know what you plan on doing with those diapers lol. You trying to tell us something?

Queenbuv3 said...

I did the BOGO sale with the BOGO coupons for Stayfree. I got 28 packs and entered all my receipts and qualified for the $25 gift card for Rite Aid. Hope you qualify : )

Kathleen said...

I couldn't get it to print either. It kept saying to install the printer

Pubbler said...

That's an awesome deal for diapers! I got the same juice for 16c at Meijer, but they didn't have as many flavours. I'm gonna have to check again, cause its now 49c (still a good price.

frugalsuz said...

Amiyrah,
They are going to my girlfriend at work for her daughter.

Queen,
That's awesome! $25 profit is fabulous!

Kathleen,
Yeah, that happened to me too. Some coupons do that for whatever reason. They tell you to install the printer, you do and then it still won't print. That drives me nuts.

Pubbler,
I'm hoping they taste as good as they look. I have a couple more coupons to use up today, and then I'll be stocked on juice for ages!