Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Think I Can Fly to Work with These Bad Boys?

Walgreens
  • 4 Quaker Instant Oats $2.50 each, used two $1.25 off 2 coupons (8/30 RP) and in-circular BOGO coupon (took off $3.62), got back $5 RR (WYB $10 worth) = $1.12 profit
  • Gillette Fusion MVP Manual or Power Razor System $8.99, used $4 coupon (9/27 P&G) and got back $6 RR = $1.01 profit
  • Walgreens spices $1.19
  • Used $6 RR, total was $4.69

The Quaker was not marked as being two for $5, so don't fret if its not marked in your stores either. Pluck up your courage and bring those containers to the register with pride! (I'm overtired again, can you tell?) I wasn't sure what my total was going to be, otherwise I would have used more RR's to pay. I gave the cashier two $2 ones, but they wouldn't go through because the WAG BOGO coupon had already been scanned. Stupid Walgreens. After this transaction, I bought another razor + two knee highs for $0.81 total.

  • 4 Quaker Instant Oats $2.50 each, used two $1.25 off 2 coupons (8/30 RP) and in-circular BOGO coupon (took off $3.62), got back $5 RR (WYB $10 worth) = $1.12 profit
  • Gillette Fusion MVP Manual or Power Razor System $8.99, used $4 coupon (9/27 P&G) and got back $6 RR = $1.01 profit
  • Walgreens spices $1.19
  • Used $2 RR, $2 RR and $6 RR, total was $0.69

Then I bought another razor plus two more knee highs = $0.81. At another store:

  • 4 Quaker Instant Oats $2.50 each, used two $1.25 off 2 coupons (8/30 RP) and in-circular BOGO coupon (took off $3.62), got back $5 RR (WYB $10 worth) = $1.12 profit
  • Gillette Fusion MVP Manual or Power Razor System $8.99, used $4 coupon (9/27 P&G) and got back $6 RR = $1.01 profit
  • Snickers $0.69
  • Used $1 RR, $1 RR and $6 RR, total was $2.24

I hadn't planned on buying the Snickers but needed another item to match up my coupons to items ratio. I was thinking I was ok, but when my last coupon beeped, I realized my mistake and had to grab something fast.

Well that's it my dear friends...my very last Gillette coupon has been used. (momentous sigh of relief) Would you like a grand total for the month? Well, I'm going to tell you anyway. I have bought 38 razors! They were $8.99 each and I paid $0.63 in tax on each. So after counting in the profit from using a coupon and getting back a $6 RR, that's $0.38 profit on each, times 38 equals $14.44 profit!

ShopRite
  • 3 Marcal toilet papers $0.95 each, used three freebie coupons (10/18 SS) = FREE
  • 4 Flex-a-Min Glucosamines $5.99 (raincheck price), used four $6 coupons (adjusted to $5.99, 9/27 or 10/25 RP) = FREE
  • 2 Birds Eye lightly sauced veggies $0.99 each, used two $0.50 coupons = FREE
  • Ronzoni Garden Delights pasta $1.99, used freebie coupon (valid up to $1.89, 10/18 SS) = $0.10
  • 3 pounds MacIntosh apples $0.99
  • Land o Lakes butter $1.77 (four day sale, not a fabulous price but I'm out)
  • 4 bags SR shredded cheese $0.99 each (four day sale price)
  • 3 SR sour creams $1.29 each
  • Gallon of milk $2.49
  • SR tortillas $1.99
  • Used two $2 cats and got $0.15 bag discount, total was $10.94

There was a lady and a gent in line behind me and I could see out of the corner of my eye that they were getting frustrated waiting (the raincheck was a wee bit tricky). The gent turned to me to say something and I was pleasantly surprised to hear him talk about how his wife coupons too and how valuable it is. The lady turned the screen at the end of my order so she could see the total. :)

6 comments:

Amiyrah said...

Hiya doll,

just wanted to let ya know that the link for lbmoore's site you have doesn't work.

Sarah said...

I have been taking advantage of the oatmeal deal like crazy! I ran out of coupons, but for $1.38/4 canisters, I am still buying it up. I was so happy that these deals overlapped :)

Walgreens is helping me more & more with saving money on my grocery budget. I'll take it!!

I have a question for you though - you mention buying stamps with your RR, as long as you have other items for the RR to "attach" to. What about buying pre-paid cards? I am going to do the Bayer deal, and it would be so helpful if I could turn those RR into gas cards or something.

Thanks :)

frugalsuz said...

Sarah,
You're right, that is a good deal even without coupons! :) I've never tried to buy gift cards with RR's. I know you used to be able to do this, but then they changed the wording on the RR's to exclude gift cards. Its always worth a shot!

Connie said...

I think I'm confused on the math for the Quaker deal. Does the BOGO Q take of 3.62 total or 3.62 each? My ad says "Buy one at 3.19, get one free". Even if it is 3.69, my figures look like this...Buy 4 at $10, minus 7.24 on 2 BOGO, minus two 1.25/2 MC's equals .26 OOP. Is this right? I thought I might do this deal tomorrow, but I hate surprises at the register, especially at WAGS! LOL!

Fran_C said...

Hi,

Just wanted to know how you got all the coupons to get 38 razors.

frugalsuz said...

Connie,
It takes off $3.62 off your whole total because Walgreens math is crazy. :)

Fran,
I had about 4 coupons from the papers I bought, another three from my friend who sent me some, and the rest were ordered off ebay. I love buying extras from ebay if I need them. You're just paying for the one particular coupon that I want. The money I spent on the coupons cut into my profit a bit, but its still worth it for me because these are just about the only razors my boyfriend uses.