Monday, November 30, 2009

I Want Your Leather-Studded Kiss in the Sand

Yup, its still stuck in my head.
Rite Aid - did same transaction twice
  • Complete Multi-Purpose Solution (12 oz) $7.99, used $1 coupon (10/25 RP) and will get back $7.99 (SCR #89) = $1 profit
  • Gillette Fusion Razor $9, used $4 coupon (11/29 P&G) and will get back $5 (SCR #5) = FREE
  • Crest Toothpaste $2.49, used $1 coupon (expires 11/30! 11/1 P&G) and will get back $1.50 (SCR #125) = FREE/$0.01 profit *Be careful which one you buy - check the circular carefully for what's included in the SCR
  • Febreze Candle $5.99, used $2 coupon (11/29 P&G) and will get back $2 (SCR #) = $2.99
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon, total was $13.70

Sunday, November 29, 2009

NJ Ink

We didn't really do much shopping today, just picked up some papers at Pathmark. We had more important things to do - today was tattoo day! DBF has been saving up his spare change for ages and finally had enough to pay for a new tattoo. The flag is backwards because that's how it would look when carried into battle, blowing with the wind. I love how it came out! It took about an hour and a half to do and DBF was such a trooper. I didn't see him flinch once.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

If You Have any Energy Left...11/29 - 12/5

As always, my deals all come from the wonderful folks at HCW, Slick Deals and Erica at iheartcvs.com, iheartriteaid.com and iheartwags.com.
Staples - Duracell batteries (20 count package) $12.99, use $1 coupon (11/22 SS) and get back $12.99 (Staples Easy Rebate, Limit 2) = $1 profit *$12.99 will automatically be credited towards your Staples Rewards card and you'll receive your reward in January. You can do this deal two times per week until 12/26.
CVS - $5 off $30 coupon available here. Cool Promo - get a $5 bonus for every $25 in CVS egift cards that you buy. Keep an eye out for a "Season to Save" booklet in stores (red with a Christmas ornament on the front). There's a card in the middle that you'll be interested in. When you spend $20, you'll get back $4 EB (Limit 1) - you just have to give the cashier the card. Isn't that great?
  • Accu-Check Aviva Glucose Meter System $14.99, use $10 coupon (8/23 or 11/8 SS) and get back $5 EB (Limit 2) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Oral-B Advantage, CrossAction or Zooth toothbrush $2.99, use $1 coupon (11/1 P&G) and get back $2 EB (Limit 1) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Gillette Products - spend $25, get back $5 EB (Limit 1) - includes sham/cond, body wash, deodorant and shaving products
  • Febreze Products - spend $15, get back $5 EB (Limit 1)

Rite Aid - *This week starts the December SCR's, so once they've cleared, request your November rebates. $5 off $25 coupon or $5 off $20 coupon available. GOS - Between 11/22 and 12/24 - Spend $25-$50, get back $5, spend $51-$100, get back $10 or spend over $100, get back $20! Woo! If you haven't done this before, your total is calculated before coupons. Rebate items count as well.

  • Complete Multi-Purpose Solution (12 oz) $7.99, use $1 coupon (10/25 RP) and get back $7.99 (SCR # ) = $1 profit or FREE without coupon
  • Gillette Fusion Razor $9, use $4 coupon (11/29 P&G) and get back $5 (SCR) = FREE
  • Crest Toothpaste $2.49, use $1 coupon (expires 11/30! 11/1 P&G) and get back $1.50 (SCR) = FREE/$0.01 profit

Walgreens

  • Ecotrin $1.99 each with in-circular coupon (give SECOND!), buy three and use $10 off 3 coupon (10/11 RP) = $4.03 profit
  • Complete Multi-Purpose Solution (12 oz) $7.99, use $1 coupon (10/25 RP) and get back $8 RR = $1 profit or FREE without coupon
  • 12/2 - 12/5 ONLY: Natrol Acai $4, use $3 coupon and get back $4 RR = $3 profit or FREE without coupon
  • 12/2 - 12/5 ONLY: Goody Ouchless Hair Elastics (27 or 50 pk) or Flexible Tips Headband $2, get back $2 RR = FREE
  • 12/2 - 12/5 ONLY: Dentek $1.99, get back $2 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • 12/2 - 12/5 ONLY: Soft & Beautiful Botanicals Relaxer Kit or Texturizer $5, get back $5 RR = FREE

General Printable Rebate Offers

Friday, November 27, 2009

Approaching Burnout


Staples
  • 2 Duracell batteries (20 count package) $12.99 each, used two $1 coupons (11/22 SS) and will get back $25.98 (Staples Easy Rebate, $12.99 each, Limit 2) = $2 profit *The store employees said Staples will mail you a check for the amount of the batteries and you don't have fill out any paperwork or submit any rebate info online. That was easy!
  • Sharp calculator $6.99, will get back $6.99 (Staples Easy Rebate) = FREE
  • Used $27 Staples Rewards (from buying a bag a couple months ago), total was $4.39

In my name, I bought:

  • Duracell batteries (20 count package) $12.99, used $1 coupon (11/22 SS) and will get back $12.99 (Staples Easy Rebate, Limit 2) = $1 profit
  • Used $10.30 Staples Rewards, total was $2.88
Rite Aid
  • Scope Outlast Mouthwash (750 mL) or Oulast White Mouthwash (710 mL) $3.99, used $1 coupon (11/1 P&G) and will get back $3 (SCR #119) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Oral-B CrossAction Manual Toothbrush 40 or 60 Soft or Medium $2.99, used $1 coupon (11/1 P&G) and will get back $2 (SCR #115) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Gillette Series Shave Gel or Foam (7-9 oz) $1.99, used $1 coupon (11/1 P&G) and will get back $1 (SCR #133) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Herbal Essences sham/cond $2.99, will get back $2 (SCR #139) = $0.99
  • Pet bed $4.99
  • Used $3 off $15 coupon, total was $11.93
At another store, I bought these items for DBF's rebate
  • Scope Outlast Mouthwash (750 mL) or Oulast White Mouthwash (710 mL) $3.99, used $1 coupon (11/1 P&G) and will get back $3 (SCR #119) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Oral-B CrossAction Manual Toothbrush 40 or 60 Soft or Medium $2.99, used $1 coupon (11/1 P&G) and will get back $2 (SCR #115) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Gillette Series Shave Gel or Foam (7-9 oz) $1.99, used $1 coupon (11/1 P&G) and will get back $1 (SCR #133) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Herbal Essences sham/cond $2.99, will get back $2 (SCR #139) = $0.99
  • RA Trash Bags $4.99
  • Used $3 off $15 coupon, total was $11.93

I wouldn't normally have gone for the HE shampoo or the fillers (trash bags and pet bed), but I'm trying to up my totals for the GOS program. Plus without these items, I wouldn't have been able to use a $3 off $15 coupon. I'm a smidge over $50 on my account and at $48 on DBF's, so I've earned a $5 and $10 reward already. Love it!

Walgreens - hit up some more stores today so I could get more Dove for my sister. This is the only kind of deodorant she uses.

  • 3 Lubriderm 6 oz bottles (finally found them!) $3.99 each, used three $2 coupons (10/11 RP) plus $1 WAG coupon (took off $3 automatically, from in "Diabetes and You" magazine found near pharmacy) and got back $8 RR (WYB 3) = $5.03 profit
  • Snuggie $14.99 - thought this was still on sale, but that was only for yesterday :(
  • Dove Ultimate Visibly Smooth Deodorant $3.99, used $1 coupon (from previous transaction) and got back $4 RR = $1 profit
  • 7 Christmas gift sacks $0.10 each with in-circular coupon
  • Used $1 RR, $2 RR, three $2.50 RR's and $3 RR, total was $8.37

Then..

  • Dove Ultimate Visibly Smooth Deodorant $3.99, used $1 coupon (from previous transaction) and got back $4 RR = $1 profit
  • Nivea Men’s Shave Gel $2.49, got back $2.50 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Used $5 RR, total was $0.94

Then at another store...

  • Infusium 23 Sham/Cond (8 or 16 oz) $4.99, used $2 coupon (11/22 SS, 10/23 issue p. 39 or 11/20 issue p. 27 of All You magazine) and got back $5 RR = $2 profit
  • Nivea Men’s Shave Gel $2.49, got back $2.50 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Used $4 RR, total was $2.01

And finally...

  • 2 Red Baron pizzas $1.99 each
  • Triscuits $2
  • Used two $2.50 RR's, total was $0.98

CVS

  • Hershey's or Reese's Singles $0.89, got back $0.89 EB (Limit 1) = FREE
  • Mars King Size Bars $1.59, got back $1.59 EB (Limit 1) = FREE
  • Total was $2.54

Thursday, November 26, 2009

I'm a Free Bitch, Baby!

I cannot get enough of the Gaga! Ok, on to the shopping...

CVS - my card
  • Complete Contact Solution $8.99, used $2 coupon (from a coupon booklet I got when getting new eyeglasses, or you can use $1 coupon or 10/25 RP) and got back $8.99 EB (Limit 2) = $2 profit
  • Degree Ultra Clear Deodorant for Women $4, used $1.25 coupon (9/13 RP) and got back $4 EB (Limit 1) = $1.25 profit
  • Vaseline Sheer Infusion Lotion $7.99, used $1 coupon (10/18 RP) and got back $7.99 EB (Limit 1) = $1 profit
  • Bic Soleil Razor $6.99, used $2 coupon (or 11/15 SS) and got back $5 EB (Limit 2) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Hershey's or Reese's Singles $0.89, got back $0.89 EB (Limit 1) = FREE
  • Mars King Size Bars $1.59, got back $1.59 EB (Limit 1) = FREE
  • Used my green bag tag (got back $1 EB) and the coupon in the "Season to Save" booklet (pictured above, red ornament on the cover) - got back $4 for spending $20, used $4 EB, $10 EB and $10 EB, total was $1.59

DBF's card - didn't have any EB's to use on this card so I paid with a gift card (earned from using my Discover card)

  • Degree Ultra Clear Deodorant for Women $4, used $1.25 coupon (9/13 RP) and got back $4 EB (Limit 1) = $1.25 profit
  • Vaseline Sheer Infusion Lotion $7.99, used $1 coupon (10/18 RP) and got back $7.99 EB (Limit 1) = $1 profit
  • Used my green bag tag (up to 2 scans on this card) and the coupon in the "Season to Save" booklet (pictured above, red ornament on the cover) - got back $4 even though I didn't spend $20!, total was $9.74

Walgreens - my sisters and I hit up four different Walgreens for all these goodies

  • Dove Ultimate Visibly Smooth Deodorant $3.99, used $2 coupon and got back $4 RR = $2 profit
  • Infusium 23 Sham/Cond (8 or 16 oz) $4.99, used $2 coupon (11/22 SS, 10/23 issue p. 39 or 11/20 issue p. 27 of All You magazine) and got back $5 RR = $2 profit
  • Vanity Fair paper plates $3.79 each, BOGO sale, used BOGO coupon (10/23 issue All You magazine, p. 105) = two for FREE
  • 6 Nabisco crackers $2 each, used two $1 off 2 coupons (planned to use a third but it beeped, from a Nabisco calendar), got back $3 RR (WYB $10) and will count towards $10 rebate WYB 10 = $7 or $1.16 each
  • 3 Christmas Gift Sacks $0.10 each with in-circular coupon
  • Used seven $2 RR's, total was $1.93, got back $1 WAG Dove coupon

Now that I had the $5 Infusium RR, my next goal was to roll that into more Dove and then roll the Dove back into more Infusium

  • Dove Ultimate Visibly Smooth Deodorant $3.99, used $1 coupon (from previous transaction) and got back $4 RR = $1 profit
  • Right Guard Solid $2.49, got back $2.50 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Used $5 Infusium RR, total was $0.94

Then I'd buy:

  • Infusium 23 Sham/Cond (8 or 16 oz) $4.99, used $2 coupon (11/22 SS, 10/23 issue p. 39 or 11/20 issue p. 27 of All You magazine) and got back $5 RR = $2 profit
  • Nivea Men’s Shave Gel $2.49, got back $2.50 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Christmas Gift Sack $0.10 with in-circular coupon
  • Used $4 Dove RR and $1 RR, total was $1.11

Repeated this a couple times, then we finished off the shopping with one last run

  • Snuggie $9.99, got back $2 RR = $7.99
  • 2 Red Baron pizzas $3 each *These are $1.99 each tomorrow - oops!
  • 2 bags M&M's (my mom wanted us to pick these up) $3.50 each
  • Used three $2.50 RR's, $4 RR and $5 RR, total was $7.68

Let me tell you, at EVERY Walgreens we went to, people were buying up Snuggies like hot cakes! We also went to Rite Aid and I could not for the life of me find the in-circular coupon for the Bic Soleil razors so that threw off my transaction. I'm going to regroup and go back later today or tomorrow. I'm beat!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Better Late than Never


I'm late to the party on this one, but I couldn't resist signing up for this offer. Here's the deal - you sign up for a one month trial membership to Complete Home for $1 and get $50 in Lowes gift cards in the mail. That's a $49 profit! You can read about all the details here. You just have to remember to call and cancel within one month or they'll bill your credit card for the next month. Be sure to use the link on Free Sample Freak's blog instead of the website you get sent in the mail to get your gift cards.

Rite Aid
  • BeneVia Cranberry/Lemonade or Pineapple/Lulo Balanced Nutrition Drink (8 oz 4 pack) $7.99, used $5 coupon and will get back $7.99 (SCR #79) = $5 profit
  • Sun 11/22 - Tues 11/24 ONLY: HealthPlus Day/Night Colon Cleanse Kit $17.99, will get back $17.99 (SCR #83) = FREE
  • Rite Aid tweezers $1.99
  • Milk $2.19
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon and $20 Gift of Savings certificate (previous offer), total was $0.24
Rebates to do in DBF's name
  • BeneVia Cranberry/Lemonade or Pineapple/Lulo Balanced Nutrition Drink (8 oz 4 pack) $7.99, used $5 coupon and will get back $7.99 (SCR #79) = $5 profit
  • Sun 11/22 - Tues 11/24 ONLY: HealthPlus Day/Night Colon Cleanse Kit $17.99, will get back $17.99 (SCR #83) = FREE
  • Stouffers pizza $4.19
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon and $20 Gift of Savings certificate (previous offer), total was $0.17
A&P
  • 6 papers $2 each
  • Total was $10.80 after DBF's mom's employee discount
JCPenney - had a $10 off $10 purchase coupon so I picked up this scarf, gloves and hat combo for $11.99

Friday, November 20, 2009

Wassssssup!


Wassssup!!
Wasssssssuuuppppp!!!
Waaaaaaaaassssssssssssuuuuuuuuuupppppppp!!
hahahahahahahahahaha
Mostly repeats from earlier in the week...

Walgreens
  • Ricola Mixed Berry Cough Drops with Vitamin C (19 ct) $1, used $0.50 coupon (found in Healthy Savings coupon booklet) and got back $1 RR = $0.50 profit
  • Aussie Sham/Cond/Styler $2.99, used $1 coupon (10/11 P&G) and got back $2 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • 2 Pepsi's $1.25 with in-circular coupon
  • Votive candle $0.17 with in-circular coupon
  • $10 Walgreens gift card
  • Used three $5 RR's, total was $0.56 - repeated without the gift card

I've been wanting to try this for ages. I bought a gift card using my RR's and it went through slick as snot! The RR's say they can't be used on gift cards, so YMMV. That's two RR's I don't have to worry about spending before they expire. Love it!

  • Aussie Sham/Cond/Styler $2.99, used $1 coupon (10/11 P&G) and got back $2 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • 2 Pepsi's $1.25 with in-circular coupon
  • Used $3 RR, total was $0.54 - repeated three more times at different stores

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Get Ready for Black Friday! 11/22 - 11/28

The Black Friday sales at all three stores run from 11/26 - 11/28. Get those couponin' scissors ready dear friends!

As always, my deals all come from the wonderful folks at HCW, Slick Deals and Erica at iheartcvs.com, iheartriteaid.com and iheartwags.com.
Staples - thanks for this deal pubbler! Duracell batteries $12.99 (20 count), use two $1 coupons (11/22 SS) and 10% in-circular coupon and get back $12.99 (Staples Easy Rebate, Limit 2) = $2.29 profit

CVS - $5 off $30 coupon available here. Cool Promo - get a $5 bonus for every $25 in CVS egift cards that you buy. Keep an eye out for a "Season to Save" booklet in stores (red with a Christmas ornament on the front). There's a card in the middle that you'll be interested in. When you spend $20, you'll get back $4 EB (Limit 1) - you just have to give the cashier the card. Isn't that great?

The circular for CVS won't be posted on HCW until 11/26, so until someone leaks it, I won't be sure of the limits below. I'll update the post as they come out. Thanks to Queen - we now have some limits for these deals. :)

  • BF: Just For Men Touch Of Grey $8.99, use $2 coupon, get $8.99 EB (Limit 1) and submit for TMF rebate = $10.99 profit
  • BF: Degree Ultra Clear Deodorant for Women $4, use $1.25 coupon (9/13 RP) or $1 coupon and get back $4 EB (Limit 1) = $1.25 profit, $1 profit or FREE without coupon
  • BF: Vaseline Sheer Infusion Lotion $7.99, use $1 coupon (10/18 RP) and get back $7.99 EB (Limit 1) = $1 profit or FREE without coupon
  • BF: Bic Soleil Razor $6.99, use $2 coupon (or 11/15 SS) and get back $5 EB (Limit 2) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • BF: Colgate 360 Toothbrush $2.99, use $1 coupon and get back $2 EB (Limit 2) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • BF: St. Ives Body Wash (16 oz) $3.99, use $1 coupon (11/15 SS) and get back $3 EB (Limit 1) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • BF: Schick Quattro Razor or 4 Count Refill $9.99, use $2 coupon (10/4 SS) and get back $8 EB (Limit 1) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • BF: DynaPop Energy Shots $4.99, get $4.99 EB (Limit 2) = FREE
  • BF: Hershey's or Reese's Singles $0.89, get back $0.89 EB (Limit 1) = FREE
  • BF: Magnavox Universal Remote $6.99, get back $6.99 EB (Limit 1) = FREE
  • BF: Mars King Size Bars $1.59, get back $1.59 EB (Limit 1) = FREE
  • BF: Philips Earbuds $6.99 get $6.99 EB (Limit 1) = FREE
  • BF: Right Guard Sport 3D ? (Limit 1) FREE I assume?
  • All week long sale - Complete Contact Solution $8.99, use $1 coupon (or 10/25 RP) and get back $8.99 EB (Limit 2) = $1 profit

Rite Aid - print a $5 off $25 coupon, $5 off $20 coupon or $3 off $15 coupon Exp. 11/28 - ooh baby! With all these freebies, you shouldn't have a problem using these X off X coupons to make a nice little profit. The circular also mentions another Gift of Savings (GOS) program!

GOS - Between 11/22 and 12/24 - Spend $25-$50, get back $5, spend $51-$100, get back $10 or spend over $100, get back $20! Woo! If you haven't done this before, your total is calculated before coupons. Rebate items count as well.

  • BF: Bic Soleil Shaver System Razor (1 ct.) $5.99, use $2 coupon (11/15 SS) and $4 in-circular coupon = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • BF: Philips In-Ear Headphone with Case or 3 Device Remote $4.99, get $4.99 (SCR #24) = FREE
  • BF: Sally Hansen Lip Color $0.99, use $1 coupon (9/13 RP) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • BF: Scope Outlast Mouthwash (750 mL) or Oulast White Mouthwash (710 mL) $3.99, use $1 coupon (11/1 P&G) and get back $3 (SCR #119) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • BF: Oral-B CrossAction Manual Toothbrush 40 or 60 Soft or Medium $2.99, use $1 coupon (11/1 P&G) and get back $2 (SCR #115) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • BF: Secret Invisible Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant (2.6-2.7 oz) $2.49, use $0.50 coupon (11/1 P&G) and get back $1.50 (SCR #131) = $0.99 *Cheap filler
  • BF: Gillette Series Shave Gel or Foam (7-9 oz) or Satin Care Shave Gel (7 oz) $1.99, use $0.55 coupon (11/1 P&G) and get back $1 (SCR #133) = $0.44 *Cheap filler item
  • All week long sale: BeneVia Cranberry/Lemonade or Pineapple/Lulo Balanced Nutrition Drink (8 oz 4 pack) $7.99, use $5 coupon and get back $7.99 (SCR #79) = $5 profit
  • Sun 11/22 - Tues 11/24 ONLY: HealthPlus Day/Night Colon Cleanse Kit $17.99, get back $17.99 (SCR #83) = FREE

Walgreens

  • BF: Dove Ultimate Visibly Smooth Deodorant $3.99, use $2 coupon or $1 coupon (10/4 RP) and get back $4 RR = $2 profit, $1 profit or FREE without coupon
  • BF: Infusium 23 (8 or 16 oz) $4.99, use $2 coupon (11/22 SS, 10/23 issue p. 39 or 11/20 issue p. 27 of All You magazine) and get back $5 RR = $2 profit or FREE without coupon
  • BF: Johnson’s Melt Away Body Wash $5.99, use $1 coupon and get back $6 RR = $1 profit or FREE without coupon *May have to use this trick to print the coupon
  • BF: Nivea Men’s Shave Gel $2.49, get back $2.50 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • BF: Right Guard Solid $2.49, get back $2.50 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • BF: Aquafresh Cavity Protection Toothpaste (8.2 oz) $1.99, get back $2 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • BF: Snuggie $7.99, get back $2 RR = $5.99
  • All week long sale - Triaminic Decongestant Spray (0.67 oz), Syrup (4 oz) or Thin Strips (14 pk) $5 each, buy two, use two $1.50 coupons or $3 off 2 coupon (10/18 SS) plus $2 WAG coupon (will take off $4 automatically, from November coupon savings book) and get back $5 RR (WYB 2) = $2 profit
  • All week long sale - Vanity Fair paper plates $3.79 each, BOGO sale, use BOGO coupon (10/23 issue All You magazine, p. 105) = two for FREE
  • All week long sale - Nabisco Crackers (9.5 - 16 oz) $2 each, buy five, use five $1 coupons (11/8 SS) and get back $3 RR (WYB $10) = $2 or $0.40 each There's also the $10 rebate WYB 10.

Walgreens November Monthly Deals 11/1 - 11/28

  • Lubriderm 6 oz bottles $3.99, buy three, use three $2 coupons (10/11 RP) plus $1 WAG coupon (should take off $3 automatically, found in "Diabetes and You" magazine found near pharmacy) and get back $8 RR (WYB 3) = $5.03 profit
  • Dulcolax Balance 7 Day (4.1 oz) $7, use $3 coupon (found on package or here), get back $4 RR and send away for $5 rebate (found on package or here) = $5 profit *Ringing up as $8.79 in some areas so be careful
  • NOT WORKING ANYMORE - Nexxus Mousse Plus (2 oz) $2.50 each ($2.99 if you buy just one), use $4 WAG coupon (will adjust automatically to the amount that you spend - $2.50 or $2.99 depending on how many you buy, coupon is from November Coupon Savings book) = FREE
  • Almay Pure Blends Foundation (1 oz) $9.99? (this was the price a couple weeks ago, not sure if its the regular or a sale price), get back $10 RR = FREE?
  • Robitussin To Go (2 ct.) $2.49, get back $2.50 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Ritz, Triscuits or Wheat Thins (9.5 - 16 oz) buy $10 worth, get back $3 RR and send away for a $10 rebate WYB 10 crackers - looks like you can spread out your purchases for the rebate! *RR deal good until 12/26, rebate expires 11/30

General Printable Rebate Offers

Monday, November 16, 2009

Walgreens Weirdness

Walgreens - store 1
  • Self Service $0.99 - what the heck is this? I wish I'd checked my receipt before I left because I have no idea what this could be. I don't think I'm going to go back to the store for this. They'd probably look at me like I have three eyes.
  • Ricola Mixed Berry Cough Drops with Vitamin C (19 ct) $1, used $0.50 coupon (found in Healthy Savings coupon booklet) and got back $1 RR = $0.50 profit
  • Aussie Sham/Cond/Styler $2.99, used $1 coupon (10/11 P&G) and got back $2 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • 4 Nexxus Mousses (2 oz) $3.29 each, used $4 WAG coupon (found in November Coupon Savings book, adjusted down to $3.29 each) = FREE
  • 3 Nabisco Crackers three for $10, used $1 off 2 coupon (DBF's mom gave this to me - it was from a calendar) and $1 coupon (11/15 SS), got back $3 RR (monthly deal, WYB $10 worth) and am getting closer to sending away for $10 rebate = $5 or $1.66 each (not counting rebate into this calculation)
  • 3 Stove Top stuffings $0.99 each with in-circular coupon
  • 2 Pepsi's $1.25 with in-circular coupon
  • 2 Votive candles - clearanced to $0.10 each
  • Used $5 RR and $10 RR, total was $3.54

Store 2 - mostly a repeat, but got my total much lower. My tax at store one was higher, probably because of the mousse (and the mysterious "self service").

  • Ricola Mixed Berry Cough Drops with Vitamin C (19 ct) $1, used $0.50 coupon (found in Healthy Savings coupon booklet) and got back $1 RR = $0.50 profit
  • Aussie Sham/Cond/Styler $2.99, used $1 coupon (10/11 P&G) and got back $2 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • 3 Nabisco Crackers three for $10, used three $1 coupons (11/15 SS), got back $3 RR (monthly deal, WYB $10 worth) and am almost ready to send away for $10 rebate (I've bought nine boxes, one more to go) = $4 or $1.33 each (not counting rebate into this calculation)
  • 3 Stove Top stuffings/BC Au Gratin Potatoes $0.99 each with in-circular coupon
  • 2 Pepsi's $1.25 with in-circular coupon
  • Votive candle $0.17 with in-circular coupon
  • Used three $5 RR's, total was $0.53

Acme
  • 4 Ragu pasta sauces $0.88 each (must buy four), used two $1 off 2 coupons (11/15 RP) = $1.52 or $0.38 each
  • 4 Acme shredded cheeses $1 each
  • Used $5 catalina, total was $0.52
CVS - had some EB's that were expiring, so I bought some vitamins. I've been out of these for a while and have been keeping an eye out for a good sale. DBF's card


  • 2 CVS One a Day Vitamins $7.79 each, BOGO 50% off sale
  • Used $6.99 EB and $4 EB, total was $0.69
My card - when I went back to this store after work, they were out of the larger size, so I bought:


  • 2 CVS Vitamins $7.29 and $5.99 each, BOGO 50% off sale
  • Used $6.99 EB, total was $3.29
Just realized one bottle is the wrong kind which is why it was more expensive. I wish I'd noticed when I was in the store. I'll have to go back and exchange it. Sigh. That's what I get for shopping with a headache.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

CRW'ing - CVS, RA and WAG

How's that sound for a new verb in the hounding dictionary? CRW'ing - hitting up the big three all in one day.
Pathmark
  • 6 papers $0.99 each
  • Total was $5.94
Rite Aid
  • Crest Extra White Plus Scope Outlast Toothpaste (4 oz.) $2.69, used $1 coupon (11/1 P&G) and will get back $2.69 (SCR #121) = $1 profit
  • Kotex Security Tampons (18 ct.) $2.99, used and will get back $2 (SCR #110) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Total was $3.87
Bought a second set of the same items to submit under DBF's name

CVS DBF's card
  • 2 Glade Sense and Sprays $6 each, used two $4 coupons (10/18 SS) and got back $4 EB (Limit 1) = FREE
  • Total was $4.84

Miscalculated the total here so I didn't use any EB's as I had originally planned. I'll have to figure out something to spend them on since they expire on the 17th.

My card
  • Dinner & a Movie $50 gift card ($25 AMC theater and $25 Applebees), got back $10 EB (Limit 2) = $10 profit
  • 2 Glade Sense and Sprays $6 each, used two $4 coupons (10/18 SS) and got back $4 EB (Limit 1) = FREE
  • Used $3 EB, total was $51.84, scanned my Green Tag - two scans down, two to go before I get back a $1 EB

Then bought a second Dinner & a Movie gift card and got back another $10 EB. I didn't want to buy these together and end up with a $20 EB.

Walgreens

  • Ricola Mixed Berry Cough Drops with Vitamin C (19 ct) $1, used $0.50 coupon (found in Healthy Savings coupon booklet) and got back $1 RR = $0.50 profit
  • Aussie Sham/Cond/Styler $2.99, used $1 coupon (10/11 P&G) and got back $2 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • 2 Nexxus Mousses (2 oz) $3.29 each, used $4 WAG coupon (found in November Coupon Savings book, adjusted down to $3.29 each) = FREE
  • 2 Welch's Sparkling Grape Juice $2.50 each with in-circular coupon, used two $2 coupons (printable, no longer available) = $1 or $0.50 each
  • Betty Crocker Stuffing $0.99 with in-circular coupon
  • Kraft Mac n Cheese $0.59 with in-circular coupon
  • Used $5 RR, total was $1.09

Here are the two coupon booklets I used today. The Nexxus coupon is in the left, the Ricola coupon is in the right. There's a Ricola coupon in the book on the left, but its for the wrong size bag.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Oops

Acme

  • 10 Pillsbury Quick Breads $1.67 each, used five $1 off 2 coupons (11/8 RP) = $11.70 or $1.17 each *Thought I was going to get back a $5 cat for buying $20 worth, but I forgot this sale is based on sale prices, not shelf, so I was a little short. Oh well, I have to spend my cats on something.
  • 12 Mentos Gums $1 each, used twelve $0.55 coupons (doubled fully, 8/16, 9/13 or 10/11 SS) = $1.20 profit
  • Used two $5 cats, total was $0.85
Rite Aid
  • Oral-B CrossAction Manual Toothbrush 40 Soft or Medium $2.99, used $1 coupon (10/11 P&G) and will get back $2.99 (SCR #123) = $1 profit
  • 2 Herbal Essences sham/cond and 2 stylers BOGO sale, used two BOGO coupons (10/11 P&G) = FREE
  • Total was $2.83

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Mousse, Mousse, Mousse!

"Yo."

No, not this Mousse!
This kind of mousse! :) Incidently, Mousse wasn't named because of his gorgeous, fluffy, voluminous locks. He used to be more of a chocolatey brown color, so he was named after the dessert, not the hair product.

Walgreens
  • Nexxus Mousse Plus (2 oz) $2.99, used $4 WAG coupon - adjusted down automatically to $2.99 (from November Coupon Savings book - put it in the pic in case you were wondering what these look like) = FREE
  • Oreos $1.99
  • Total was $2.20

Wasn't sure if the WAG coupon was going to give me overage or not, so I bought the Oreos just in case. At another store, I bought:

  • 2 Nexxus Mousse Plus (2 oz) $2.50 each (only $2.99 if you buy just one), used $4 WAG coupon - took off $2.50 each automatically (from November Coupon Savings book) = FREE
  • Total was $0.35

The Nexxus on sale through 11/28 so keep an eye out for it. I found mine with the other Nexxus stuff in the haircare aisle.

Rite Aid

  • Oral-B CrossAction Manual Toothbrush 40 Soft or Medium $2.99, used $1 coupon (10/11 P&G) and will get back $2.99 (SCR #123) = $1 profit
  • 2 Herbal Essences sham/cond and 2 stylers BOGO sale, used two BOGO coupons (10/11 P&G) = FREE
  • Total was $2.83

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

What's That You Say? CVS Deals? Surely You Jest! 11/15 - 11/21

As always, my deals all come from the wonderful folks at HCW, Slick Deals and Erica at iheartcvs.com, iheartriteaid.com and iheartwags.com.

CVS - $5 off $30 coupon available here.
  • Dinner & a Movie (AMC Theaters and Applebees) or Tee Time (Golf Course of your choice) gift card $50 each, get back $10 EB (Limit 2) = $10 profit
  • Glade Products - spend $12, get back $4 EB (Limit 1). Includes Sense & Spray ($6), Lasting Impressions ($6), Essential Oils Candle Refills or Holder ($3), Sense & Spray refill ($3) or Plugins Refill ($3). Buy two Sense & Sprays for $6 each, use two $4 coupons (10/18 SS) and get back $4 EB (Limit 1) = FREE or buy four Scented Oil Refills for $3 each, use four $2 peelie coupons and get back $4 EB (Limit 1) = FREE
  • Buy $15 or more of iTunes gift cards and get the new Star Trek DVD for $9.99
  • Assorted Candy (pages 2 & 3 of circular) - spend $15, get back $5 EB (Limit 1). Use BOGO Trident Layers coupon (10/18 SS)
  • Hellman's, Lipton, Ragu or Skippy - spend $10, get back $3 EB (Limit 1). Use $0.40 Skippy coupon (10/4 RP)

Rite Aid - print a $5 off $25 coupon or get a $5 off $20 coupon by watching a whole bunch of absolutely thrilling RA commercials here. There's also a coupon available on coupons.com. The amount varies by region.

  • Crest Extra White Plus Scope Outlast Toothpaste (4 oz) $2.69, use $0.75 coupon (11/1 P&G) and get back $2.69 (SCR #121) = $0.75 profit
  • Kotex Pads (14-24 ct), Security Tampons (18 ct) or Lightdays Pantiliners (34-64 ct) $2.99, use $1 coupon and get back $2 (SCR #110) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Tic Tac Chill $1, use $1 coupon (9/20 RP) = FREE
  • GE Energy Smart Light Bulbs (2 pack) $2, buy two and use two $1 coupons (11/1 SS) and get back $2 (SCR #9) = FREE

Walgreens

  • Ricola Mixed Berry Cough Drops with Vitamin C (19 count) $1, use $0.50 coupon (Healthy Savings coupon booklet, found in stores) and get back $1 RR = $0.50 profit or FREE without coupon
  • Aussie Sham/Cond/Stylers $2.99, use $1 coupon (10/11 P&G) and get back $2 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Welch's Sparkling Grape Juice $2.50 with in-circular coupon, use $2 coupon = $0.50
  • Spend $20 on participating toys or plush (front page of circular), get back $5 RR
  • $10 off Entertainment Book with in-circular coupon
  • Christmas pencils eight for $1 and Votive Candles six for $1 - both prices effective with in-circular coupon *Great filler items!

Walgreens November Monthly Deals 11/1 - 11/28

  • Lubriderm 6 oz bottles $3.99, buy three, use three $2 coupons (10/11 RP) plus $1 WAG coupon (should take off $3 automatically, found in "Diabetes and You" magazine found near pharmacy) and get back $8 RR (WYB 3) = $5.03 profit
  • Dulcolax Balance 7 Day (4.1 oz) $7, use $3 coupon (found on package or here), get back $4 RR and send away for $5 rebate (found on package or here) = $5 profit *Ringing up as $8.79 in some areas so be careful
  • Nexxus Mousse Plus (2 oz) $2.50 each ($2.99 if you buy just one), use $4 WAG coupon (will adjust automatically to the amount that you spend - $2.50 or $2.99 depending on how many you buy, coupon is from November Coupon Savings book) = FREE
  • Almay Pure Blends Foundation (1 oz) $9.99? (this was the price a couple weeks ago, not sure if its the regular or a sale price), get back $10 RR = FREE?
  • Robitussin To Go (2 ct.) $2.49, get back $2.50 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Ritz, Triscuits or Wheat Thins (9.5 - 16 oz) buy $10 worth, get back $3 RR and send away for a $10 rebate WYB 10 crackers - looks like you can spread out your purchases for the rebate! *RR deal good until 12/26, rebate expires 11/30

General Printable Rebate Offers

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Acme, Round Two

Went for the $90 mark today...
  • 9 Kleenex tissues 110 count $0.99 each (shelf price $1.59), used three $0.50 off 3 coupons (9/13, 10/4 or 11/1 SS) = $5.91
  • 8 Scott Mega Single Roll paper towels $0.99 each (shelf price $1.99), used two $1 off $4 coupons (11/1 SS) = $5.92
  • 6 Cheerios $1.88 each (shelf price $3.79), used three $1 off 2 coupons (11/1 or 11/8 SS) = $8.28
  • Betty Crocker cookie mix $1.69 (shelf price $2.49), used $0.40 coupon (10/25 SS) = $0.89
  • 2 Chex Mixes $1.69 each (shelf price $3.39), used $0.50 off 2 coupon (10/4 SS) = $2.38
  • Bugles $1.69 (shelf price $3.39)
  • 9 Ragu sauces $1.99 each (shelf price $2.99) = $17.91
  • Gold Medal flour $1.79, used $0.50 coupon (printable, no longer available) = $0.79
  • 2 Betty Crocker potatoes $1.69 each (shelf price $1.99), used two $0.25 coupons (10/4 SS) = $2.38
  • 4 Green Giant cans of corn $0.69 each (shelf price $1.39) = $2.76
  • Used four $10 cats from previous order, total was $8.91, got back $45 in cats (all $5 ones), overall cost for all this - $3.91 - not too shabby, huh?

I checked out at Self Checkout and didn't scan my Acme card until the end, so I could see what my subtotal was. I had to grab three Ragu's and one more Green Giant to get up to $90. Luckily, the store had an endcap with the promo items right next to where I was. Now that I'm calculating everything, my subtotal was $105.37. I think the culprit was the Chex Mix and Bugles. I'm pretty sure they rang up as $1.99, not their shelf price of $3.39, so they're probably on Knockdown (month-long sale price that comes up automatically). Sneaky little chex.

Second Order (went out to the car, dropped off all this stuff and then went back inside)

  • Milk $2.39
  • 2 Mama Lucia meatballs $10.49 each, BOGO sale = $10.49
  • 2 Cooking sprays $2.50 each
  • Used three $5 cats, total was $2.88

Walgreens

  • 4 Walgreens cream cheeses $0.89 each with in-circular coupon = $3.56
  • Walgreens string cheese $0.59
  • 2 Triscuits and 1 Wheat Thins - three for $10, used $1 off 2 coupon (DBF's mom gave this to me, I think it was from a calendar) and got back $3 RR (WYB $10 worth, monthly deal) = $6 or $2 each
  • Oreos $1.99
  • Used $5 RR and $10 RR, total was $0.14

Once I've bought ten boxes of crackers, I'll send away for this $10 rebate.

Monday, November 9, 2009

A Table Full of Groceries...and a $82.22 Profit to Boot

Acme - they are running a fabulous deal this week. Spend $30, get back $15 in cats (on items listed on back page of the circular). Like they've done in the past, your total is calculated based on shelf prices, not sale prices so its pretty easy to come up with some freebies or even moneymakers. Just be careful to check shelf prices carefully as they can vary from store to store. And you can double or triple the deal in one transaction, ie. spend $60, get back $30 in cats or spend $90, get back $60 in cats. Since Acme's sales start on Fridays, I had some catching up to do.
TIP - if your store has self checkout, check out there. Ring up all your items and THEN scan your Acme card. This will show your pre-sale total, so you can make sure you hit the right amount.

First store
  • 3 Viva paper towels $1.99 each (shelf price $2.69), used three $0.85 coupons (10/11 SS) = $0.87
  • 3 Kleenex tissues 110 count $0.99 each (shelf price $1.59), used $0.50 off 3 coupon (9/13, 10/4 or 11/1 SS) = $1.97
  • 4 Scott Mega Single Roll paper towels $0.99 each (shelf price $1.99), used $1 off $4 coupon (11/1 SS) = $2.96
  • 6 Cheerios $1.88 each (shelf price $3.79), used three $1 off 2 coupons (11/1 or 11/8 SS) = $8.28
  • 4 Betty Crocker frostings $1.69 each (shelf price $2.19), used four $0.50 coupons (10/25 SS) = $2.76
  • 4 Betty Crocker cookie mixes $1.69 each (shelf price $2.49), used four $0.40 coupons (10/25 SS) = $3.56
  • Total was $20.40 (shelf price total $62.26), got back $30 in catalinas (three $10 cats), overall profit $9.60

Second store

  • 3 Betty Crocker cookie mixes $1.69 each (shelf price $2.29), used three $0.40 coupons (10/25 SS) = $2.67
  • 6 Kleenex tissues 110 count $0.99 each (shelf price $1.59), used two $0.50 off 3 coupons (9/13, 10/4 or 11/1 SS) = $3.94
  • 9 Scott Mega Single Roll paper towels $0.99 each (shelf price $1.99), used two $1 off $4 coupons (11/1 SS) = $6.91 *Only needed to buy 8 here but I wasn't 100% sure about my math so I bought an extra just in case I was a little under for the $60 mark
  • 6 Cheerios $1.88 each (shelf price $3.79), used three $1 off 2 coupons (11/1 or 11/8 SS) = $8.28
  • 4 Betty Crocker frostings $1.69 each (shelf price $2.29), used three $0.50 coupons (only had three left, 10/25 SS) = $3.76
  • Used two $10 cats from order one, total was $5.56 (shelf price total $63.93), overall profit $4.44

You can break up your orders to just hit the $30 mark. There are only a couple Acme's in my area, and I didn't want to mess around with multiple transactions so I just went for $60 all at once. I'm going to work out some more transactions and head back for another round tomorrow.

Rite Aid

  • 3 Herbal Essences shampoos and 3 stylers $4.49 each, BOGO sale and used three BOGO coupons (10/11 P&G) = FREE
  • Total was $0.94 (tax)

Walgreens *Bought the meters all separately but I'm listing them all at once to keep this post from going 40 pages long. I went to seven different Walgreens to buy all these goodies and almost all the stores were really well stocked on the meters. That's quite a change from the last time they ran this deal and they were so hard to find.

  • 14 Bayer Contour or Breeze meters $14.99 each, used fourteen freebie coupons (10/25 RP) and got back $5 RR for each = $5 profit for each, overall profit $70
  • 6 Ocean Spray Cranberry Pomegranate juices $1.99 each, used six $1 peelie coupons (found on bottles) and $1 WAG coupon (takes off $1 for each bottle automatically, found inside green November coupon booklet - located by circulars) = $0.06 profit
  • Baking soda and baking powder $0.50 each with in-circular coupon *Bought to cover overage from juice
  • Total overall was $0.94

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Rainbows, Battlefields and Wolves, What a Weekend!

This weekend, my boyfriend and I went on a road trip to Gettysburg, PA. We love to travel, but hate to fly so road trips are perfect for us. Time off work never hurt anyone either. :)
We left Thursday morning and stopped at the Utz Potato Chip Factory in Hanover, PA. We were hoping to go for a factory tour, but got there a little too late, so we settled for just shopping in their outlet store. I picked up these bags of cheesy popcorn for $0.75 a pop! They were clearanced because they expire in a month. We leisurely made our way to our hotel, enjoying the scenery. PA has so many beautiful farms and I wish we could stop along the highway to snap some shots. Alas, we both wanted to get to our destination in one piece rather than splattered across the grill of a semi on I-78, so we forged ahead.
As we were driving, the sky got mighty frightenin' and we knew a storm was blowing in. We looked to the side and spotted this amazing rainbow. I don't think I've ever seen one this large, other than on tv. It was gorgeous! If you look closely, you can see a second rainbow to the left of the first one. We could trace the rainbow's path up into the sky and back down to the ground on the other side.
Our hotel was surprisingly nice. Both DBF and I usually pick a hotel by price, so we're not usually staying in the classiest of joints. We stayed at a Sheritan and it was clean, spacey and so comfortable. Right next door was a Ruby Tuesday, so we mosey'd on over for grub. They have totally revamped their menu and we both had a chicken parm dish with...(wait for it)...Swiss cheese. I was a little skeptical, but it was awesome. I had a delicious margarita for only $5 and DBF had a couple beers. I was totally buzzed at that point, but luckily we only had a short stumble back to the hotel where I collapsed into a tequila-induced lump.
Our plan for Friday was to tour Gettysburg. For three days in July of 1863, more than 165,000 American soldiers fought on these grounds. President Lincoln delivered his famous Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetary in November of that year. In addition to visiting the battlefields, we took a tour of the house that General Robert E. Lee set up headquarters in. The museum had actual uniforms, weapons and letters on display.Cannons and monuments can be found everywhere you turn. Every participating state's infantry is represented by a monument, placed in an area where those soldiers fought. I couldn't quite wrap my mind around how far these soldiers marched to get to the battle. Mississippi, Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, New Jersey, even coming from parts of Pennsylvania would have meant quite a hike."Peace Eternal in a Nation United."
The park is beyond huge. DBF bravely climbed to the tippy-top of an observation tower to take these shots. There was something magical about standing on that ground and seeing what those soldiers saw. At the edge of the Gettysburg National Park is President Eisenhower's 180 acre farm. He purchased it from the Army when he retired and lived there with his wife until his death in 1969.
Gorgeous.
On Saturday, we had a lay-low day. We went antique-ing, drove around and appreciated the beautiful scenery and walked through some of downtown Gettysburg. We also did some outlet shopping. The weather was absolutely beautiful, so it was nice just to be outside and soak up the sunshine.
On Sunday, we took a tour of Speedwell Forge Wolf Sanctuary in Lititz. I loved how close we were able to get to the wolves. Some of the wolves are dog-wolf hybrids, and they look more dog-ish than others. They were separated into several packs, the largest comprised of around 15 wolves.
Our tour guide had a delish bucket of raw chicken that the wolves were drooling over.
"Stop yammerin' and feed us already!"
Winston is the beta of the main pack, which means he watches the alpha's back and keeps everyone in line. He was in a fight at some point which gave him that floppy ear.
This is Casper. He looked more like a big old fluffy dog to me than a wolf. I love how this picture came out. Obviously, you're separated from the wolves by fences, so its hard to get a good shot through the metal. You can still see hints of the fence in this shot, but it just looks hazy.
Just look at those eyes.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

GPS Makers - Are you Listening?

Walgreens
Was looking for Lubriderm to do the following deal, but struck out at four different stores. Some other HCW'er must have read about the deal and got to the stores before me. I really don't mind, because there's always another deal around the corner. I just wish there was a way to know ahead of time if the store had the items in stock so I wouldn't waste my time driving around. Wouldn't it be cool if you could plug in "Walgreens with 6 oz Lubriderms" into your GPS? :)
  • Lubriderm 6 oz bottles $3.99, buy three and use three $2 coupons (10/11 RP) and get back $8 RR (WYB 3) = $2.03 profit *Not in circular but these smaller sizes are reported to be working for the RR deal. **Look for a $1 Walgreens coupon in the "Diabetes and You" booklet found near the Pharmacy. Thanks for this tip Elle Bo!
ShopRite
  • $25 AMC gift card and $25 Best Buy gift card, got back $10 catalina (good on next order) = $10 profit
  • 4 Locatelli pecorino romano cheeses $3.99 each (great price for this stuff, its so good!)
  • 4 Franco Rinaldi pasta sauces $0.88 each (raincheck price)
  • 4 Flex-a-Min Glucosamines $5.99 (raincheck price), used four $6 coupons (adjusted to $5.99, 9/27 or 10/25 RP) = FREE
  • Got $0.10 bag discount, total was $69.38

The Return of the Breeze 11/8 - 11/14

As always, my deals all come from the wonderful folks at HCW, Slick Deals and Erica at iheartcvs.com, iheartriteaid.com and iheartwags.com.
CVS - $5 off $30 coupon available here.
  • EARinse Ear Cleansing Spray (1 oz) $7.99, get back $7.99 EB (Limit 1) = FREE
  • NovaMax Blood Glucose Monitoring System $9.99, get back $9.99 EB (Limit 1) = FREE

Rite Aid - print a $5 off $25 coupon or get a $5 off $20 coupon by watching a whole bunch of absolutely thrilling RA commercials here.

  • Oral-B CrossAction Manual Toothbrush 40 Soft or Medium $2.99, use $0.75 coupon (10/11 P&G) and get back $2.99 (SCR #123) = $0.75 profit
  • Herbal Essences sham/cond/stylers BOGO sale, buy one sham/cond and one styler, use BOGO coupon (10/11 P&G) = two for FREE
  • GE Reveal Lightbulbs (4 pack) $2, buy two and use two $1 coupons (10/4 SS) and get back $2 (SCR #10, WYB 2) = FREE
  • There's a coupon in the circular for $10 off select fragrances - might make for a nice Christmas present

Walgreens - $5 off $25 coupon available right in the circular!

  • It's baaaack! Breeze 2 or Contour meter $14.99, use freebie coupon (10/25 RP) and get back $5 RR = $5 profit
  • Some good sales on food items - dozen eggs $0.99, baking soda/salt/corn starch/baking powder $0.50, WAG cream cheese $0.89, spices $0.50 *Need circular coupon for some of these prices
  • WAG gift tags or bows $0.99 each, BOGO sale using in-circular coupon
  • Hallmark tissue paper $0.39 with in-circular coupon

Walgreens November Monthly Deals 11/1 - 11/28

  • Lubriderm 6 oz bottles $3.99, buy three, use three $2 coupons (10/11 RP) plus $1 WAG coupon (should take off $3 automatically, found in "Diabetes and You" magazine found near pharmacy) and get back $8 RR (WYB 3) = $5.03 profit
  • Dulcolax Balance 7 Day (4.1 oz) $7, use $3 coupon (found on package or here), get back $4 RR and send away for $5 rebate (found on package or here) = $5 profit *Ringing up as $8.79 in some areas so be careful
  • Almay Pure Blends Foundation (1 oz) $9.99? (this was the price a couple weeks ago, not sure if its the regular or a sale price), get back $10 RR = FREE?
  • Robitussin To Go (2 ct.) $2.49, get back $2.50 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Ritz, Triscuits or Wheat Thins (9.5 - 16 oz) buy $10 worth, get back $3 RR and send away for a $10 rebate WYB 10 crackers - looks like you can spread out your purchases for the rebate! *RR deal good until 12/26, rebate expires 11/30

General Printable Rebate Offers

Monday, November 2, 2009

Moneymaker at Walgreens

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Walgreens
  • Almay Pure Blends Foundation $9.99, got back $10 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Almay Pure Blends Mascara $6.99, 50% off sale (B1G1 50% off Almay sale this week) and got back $5 RR = $1.51 profit
  • Used $6 RR, total was about $8.42

Had also bought 2 Almay One Coat Mascaras for $7.99 each and used the $4 WAG coupon from the November coupon savings book (took off $4 for each). HCW had reported these were ringing up as BOGO instead of B1G1 50% off, which would have made them a moneymaker, but it didn't work. I returned these at another store later in the day. After my return, I bought:

  • Almay Pure Blends Foundation $9.99, got back $10 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Almay Pure Blends Mascara $6.99, 50% off sale (B1G1 50% off Almay sale this week) and got back $5 RR = $1.51 profit
  • 4 bags Walgreens shredded cheese $1.50 each
  • Walgreens swiss cheese $1.50 *I'm pretty sure this wasn't part of the sale but it was marked as $1.50 in the aisle so they gave it to me for this price
  • $25 Walgreens gift card
  • Used two $5 RR's and $10 RR, total was $26.93

When I figured out my subtotal, I was at $19.48 with the makeup and four bags of cheese, which is why I picked up the swiss (wanted to use $20 in RR's). While they were doing a price check on the swiss, I gave the cashier my RR's and they all went through. I'm not quite sure how that worked out. I would have expected the last RR to beep because it was "hitting" my gift card at that point, but it didn't. Hmm, makes me wonder if you can use RR's on gift cards! You'd have to have a lenient cashier because they say they can't be used on gift cards.

CVS
  • 2 Lindt Truffles $3 each
  • Used $6 EB, total was $0.38
Scanned my Green Tag - three more scans and I'll get back $1 EB. Love that! I bought the tag last week but forgot to post about it. It cost me $0.99 and will pay for itself in four uses. You can use the tag with multiple cards, but I think you can only use it once a day per card.

A&P
  • 4 Dannon Activia Yogurts $2 each, used four $1 coupons (8/9, 10/4 or 11/1 SS)
  • Used four doubler coupons in the circular - magically turned my $1 coupons into $2 off
  • Total was ZERO!

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Sunday, November 1, 2009

October Monthly Totals

Major Accomplishment - I am so stoked about this. A couple of years ago, my net worth was around negative $100,000. (I know) It was a combination of major student loan debt, credit card debt and a car loan. I was looking at this number the other day and am beyond amazed to see that now I'm down to (up to?) negative $50,000! I've cut that number in half! If you'd asked me if that would be possible a couple years back, I would have said absolutely not. I was so in the hole that I couldn't even see the light. In those couple years, I've completely paid off every friggin penny of credit card debt that I had and finished out my five year car loan. I've also made regular payments to my student loans ($500+ a month). And even though I'd like to be paying more towards one of my loans with a 7% interest rate, saving is just a higher priority right now. Through my contributions and matching contributions from my employer, I've been able to save almost $20,000 towards my retirement. I've also been able to chunk away a couple thousand dollars for a rainy day. Things are finally looking up and it feels beyond amazing to have some breathing room in my budget.

October Monthly Totals
  • Merchandise Total (before coupons): $1,115.80
  • Value of Coupons & Store Sales: $472.71
  • Rewards/Gift Cards/EB's Used: $405.30
  • Rewards/Gift Cards/EB's Earned: $508.63
  • Rebates: $110.68
  • Total Cost to me (after rewards earned and rebates): $59.47 (cash spent - $273.48)
  • Total Profit: $70.11
  • # of Items: 309, # of Free Items: 207

Random Money Stuff

  • Increased my pre-tax retirement contributions to 9% of my annual salary
  • Qualified for a $45 reward on my Discover card. I redeemed this for a $45 CVS gift card and got a $5 bonus. I love Discover!
Rebates Received:
  • $150 Bushnell Weather systems ($50 rebate x 3)
  • $22 September RA rebates
  • $20 Rite Aid Gift of Savings x 2 (my address & DBF's address) - good for in-store use
  • $20 Kraft SuperValu Back to School rebate x 2 (my address & DBF's address)
  • $5 Snapple rebate
  • $3.39 Goody Ouchless Barrette rebate x 2 (my address & parent's address, came from Rubbermaid, no mention of Goody but I knew it had to be this one b/c of the amount)
  • $2 September RA rebates DBF's name - woo-ee! Better not spend this one all in one place :)

Snuggle and Ice Scrapers - What a Combo

Pathmark
  • 6 papers $0.99 - they're doing this sale again! These papers normally cost $1.50 each
  • 6 Snuggle fabric softeners (DBF bought two b/c PM limits you to 4 of the same coupon, there are only 2 in the pic because we gave the rest to his mom) $2.99 each (raincheck price), used six $3 coupons (10/4 RP)
  • Total was $5.61 after DBF's mom's employee discount

Walgreens

  • 4 bags Walgreens shredded cheese $1.50 each
  • Used $6 RR, total was zero

Kohl's - I've been finding a lot of really great clothes at Kohl's lately so I decided to open a store CC to get even more discounts. While poking around the store, I found this glove with attached ice scraper and knew my dad would love it. That's one Christmas gift done. :)