Sunday, August 2, 2009

The Paper Caper

UPDATE - tried the buying only 2 Electrasol deal at CVS today and I didn't get any EB's. Guess they fixed that glitch in the system!
Acme - loving the deals this week! (don't worry, I'm not done yet!)
  • Five 300 or 375 count Q tips $2.50 each ($3.49 regular price), used five $0.30 coupons (5/17 or 8/2 RP) and three 500 count Q tips $3 each ($4.19 regular price), used three $0.30 coupons (5/17 or 8/2 RP), got back $2 catalina, $10 catalina and three $5 catalinas = $10.30 profit ($16.70 OOP)
  • 8 Degree Women's deodorants $2.50 each ($4.49 regular price), used eight $0.75 coupons (6/28 or 8/2 RP) and 7 Suave deodorants $1.66 each ($2.99 regular price), used seven $0.75 coupons (5/17 or 8/2 RP) and Diet Snapple (6 pack) $5, will submit for Try Me Free rebate (form found at Target or Walgreens) = FREE, got back $30 in catalinas (six $5 cats) = $20.08 profit ($14.12 OOP)
  • 2 Mission Tortillas $3.19 each
  • 6 Over the Moon milk half gallons $2 each, used six $1 coupons (5/17 SS) = $6 or $1 each
  • Red seedless grapes $1.68 ($0.88/lb)
  • Used four $5 catalinas (from previous trip), total was $25.05
DBF, my sister and her friend and I went to the Sussex County fair on Saturday. We moseyed around, looked at the farm animals, snacked on way too much food and had a great time. On the way home, we did a quick CVS run. We went to the same store as last week and again, they assured me that the sale prices were in effect and the EB's would print. Wrong again! I think I'm done with Saturday night CVS shopping.
  • Blink Tears or Gel Tears $7.99, used $4 coupon (5/31 RP *Expired 8/1) and got back $7.99 EB (Limit 1) = $4 profit *Manually printed EB for $8 so really $4.01 profit
  • 5 Electrasols (20 count) $4.50 each, used five $2.50 coupons (7/12 SS) and got back $10 EB (WYB $20, Limit 1) = FREE *Be sure to check out Precious' post about these - she got EB for only buying 2! Thanks for the tip Precious, I'm definitely trying that out tomorrow
  • 3 Visine Wipes $4.50 each (thought these were going to be $3.99 each but they were $4.50 in the circular - not sure where I got that $3.99 price from), used three $3 coupons (6/14 SS) and got back $5 EB (WYB $10, Limit 1) = $0.50 profit
  • Used $1.98 EB, $1.98 EB, $1.98 EB, $1.98 EB, $3.98 EB and $5 EB, total was $4.11

Rite Aid - did this same transaction twice

  • Zantac 150 Original or Cool (8 ct) $4.99, used $3 coupon, will submit for manufacturer's rebate and will get back $4.99 (SCR #27) = $7.99 profit
  • Bausch & Lomb ReNu MultiPurpose Solution (8 oz bottle Twin Pack) $9.99, used $2 coupon ($1 coupon also available) and will get back $9.99 (SCR #3 *Must buy a twinpack) = $2 profit
  • Natrol Probiotic (10 ct.) $8.99, used $3 coupon and will get back $8.99 (SCR #19) = $3 profit
  • Duck Brand EZ Start Frustration Free Tape (22.2 yards) $1.49, will get back $1.49 (SCR #69) = FREE
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon, total was $12.57, overall profit $17.88 (for each transaction!)
CVS on Sunday, my card:
  • Sun/Mon/Tues Only: Caliber or CVS Sticky Notes (2 pack), Glue stick (3 pack) OR Pencil/Ink Eraser (1 count) $0.99, got back $0.99 EB (Limit 2) = FREE
  • Sun/Mon/Tues Only: Caliber or CVS One Subject Notebook (70 - 80 sheets) $0.99, got back $0.99 EB (Limit 2) = FREE
  • Sun/Mon/Tues Only: Caliber or CVS Ball Point Pens (20 count) OR Wooden Pencils (10 pack) $0.99, got back $0.99 EB (Limit 2) = FREE
  • Sun/Mon/Tues Only: Caliber or Its Academic Compass OR Protractor $1.50, got back $1.50 EB (Limit 2) = FREE
  • Sun/Mon/Tues Only: Caliber or Its Academic 5" Pointed OR Blunt Tip Scissors $2.99, got back $2.99 EB (Limit 2) = FREE
  • Sun/Mon/Tues Only: Caliber or Its Academic 12" Flexi Ruler $0.99, got back $0.99 EB (Limit 2) = FREE
  • Sun/Mon/Tues Only: Caliber or Its Academic Stretchable Book Cover $0.99, got back $0.99 EB (Limit 2) = FREE
  • Sun/Mon/Tues Only: 2-Pocket Poly Portfolio $0.49, got back $0.49 EB (Limit 2) = FREE *I didn't get back the EB's for these even though I'm pretty sure they're the right ones. I'll take them back tomorrow
  • Absolutely Divine chocolate bar $1.99
  • Gatorade (not in pic) $1.69
  • Used $23 EB (manually printed one from Saturday), total was $0.59

DBF's card - bought everything minus the Gatorade, candy and pens. Used $0.89 EB, $1.89 EB, $1.98 EB, $1.98 EB, $1.98 EB, $1.98 EB, $1.98 EB, $1.98 EB and $4 EB, total was $0.07

This CVS's papers only had three coupon inserts and there were supposed to be five. So, we decided to check Walmart. Their papers were all bound together at the Customer Service desk and I hated to go sorting through them with the whole line of returners watching. So off we went to ShopRite, only to find out...they DON'T EVEN SELL PAPERS! ARG! At this point, I feel its important to mention that we are in the middle of a monsoon and even with the help of my umbrella, DBF and I are 86% soaked. I was getting pretty ticked off at getting in and out of the car, scampering in and out of stores and getting more and more drippy. We finally went to A&P and I literally threw these $8 papers in the cart without even checking the inserts. 5 coupon inserts be damned! Don't mess with me when I'm wearing soggy jeans! :p

A&P

  • 8 papers $2 each
  • 3 cases Snapple (12 packs) $3.99 (WYB 3, $15 addtl. purchase required)
  • Total was $28.99 after DBF's mom's employee discount

7 comments:

Angie.. said...

I may try to get 2 electasols and see if it works..thats if i can even find any i went to 3 differnt cvs and they were all out..i may try 3 differnt ones tomorrow!

Lisa B. said...

I'm hoping I can get a rain check for the electrasol since I'm out of coupons! :(

Really wish I hadnt used them last week.

Queenbuv3 said...

Who is DBF and how can you use 2 CVS cards?

slugmama said...

You poor wet thing!lol
I stayed dry today over on the other side of the Delaware River.teehee
Hope the fair was fun. Sussex County is my old stomping grounds. I use to work at McKeown's Restaurant up on Culver Lake.

frugalsuz said...

Angie,
Just tried it this morning and it didn't work unfortunately.

Lisa,
I hope you can too, rainchecks are great!

Queenbuv3,
DBF = dear boyfriend and he has his own CVS card that I "borrow" (ie. steal, lol) all the time.

slugmama,
The kicker was as soon as we got home, it stopped raining and the sun came out. Figures! The fair was great, we go every year.

Sarah said...

Frugalsuz - have you tried the MM deal on the vitamin water? Apparently some flavors (sync, xxx) are $1.25, but giving out a $3 eb! I am stuck at work, but it would be an awesome money maker.

Also, if you get a second, check out my latest post & see what you think :)

frugalsuz said...

Sarah,
The HCW folks are saying its a dead deal. :(

http://www.hotcouponworld.com/forums/cvs/264134-cvs-15-03-money-maker-single-serve-vitamin-water-no-coupons-needed.html