Friday, January 8, 2010

Ahoy!

Happy, happy birthday to my hunny! Unfortunately, he's sick as a dog right now, so its not his fav birthday of all time. We're putting off our birthday celebrations until next week.
Walgreens - what fun! In one day, I was able to use 14 of the 20 Bayer Contour/Breeze coupons I bought on ebay. So...I did what any hound would do and bought another 20. :) The price is now $49.95, but that's still a profit of $80, so that's fine with me.

Thanks to a tip from pubbler's blog, I'm going to use the Chips Ahoy for a $20 Kraft/Nabisco rebate that's floating around. My good friend dancinmama is sending me an extra one she had - thanks again! Its for $20 when you buy 10 Nabisco crackers or cookies, beverages and mac & cheese cups. I don't have the form in front of me, so I'm not sure of all the specifics yet. Its called the Kraft Back to School booklet and its good until June.

One transaction - did this three times
  • Bayer Breeze 2 Blood Glucose Meter $14.99, used freebie coupon (10/25 RP) and got back $5 RR = $5 profit
  • Bayer Contour Blood Glucose Meter $14.99, use freebie coupon (10/25 RP) and get back $5 RR = $5 profit
  • One a Day Women's Active Mind & Body Vitamins (50 ct) or regular variety (100 ct) $6.99, used $2 coupon (1/3 SS) and got back $6 RR for buying three Bayer items = $1.01 profit *$11.01 profit all together for Bayer items
  • 2 Chips Ahoy Cookies (6 oz) $0.99 each, got back $2 RR (monthly deal, its a glitch that its working on these smaller ones) = FREE/$0.02 profit
  • Used $3 RR, total was $3.97
Second transaction
  • Bayer Breeze 2 Blood Glucose Meter $14.99, used freebie coupon (10/25 RP) and got back $5 RR = $5 profit
  • Bayer Contour Blood Glucose Meter $14.99, use freebie coupon (10/25 RP) and get back $5 RR = $5 profit
  • Total was zero, also got back $3 RR for buying two Bayer items = $13 profit total
Third transaction
  • Bayer Breeze 2 Blood Glucose Meter $14.99, used freebie coupon (10/25 RP) and got back $5 RR = $5 profit
  • Bayer Contour Blood Glucose Meter $14.99, use freebie coupon (10/25 RP) and get back $5 RR = $5 profit
  • Alka Seltzer Extra Strength Tablets (12 ct) $2.59, used $1 coupon and got back $6 RR for buying three Bayer items = $4.41 profit *$14.41 profit all together for Bayer items
  • 2 Chips Ahoy Cookies (6 oz) $0.99 each, got back $2 RR (monthly deal, its a glitch that its working on these smaller ones) = FREE/$0.02 profit
  • Used $3 RR, total was $0.57

Fourth transaction

  • Bayer Breeze 2 Blood Glucose Meter $14.99, used freebie coupon (10/25 RP) and got back $5 RR = $5 profit
  • Bayer Contour Blood Glucose Meter $14.99, use freebie coupon (10/25 RP) and get back $5 RR = $5 profit
  • Alka Seltzer Original Strength Tablets (24 ct) $2.89, used $1 coupon and got back $6 RR for buying three Bayer items = $4.11 profit *$14.11 profit all together for Bayer items
  • 2 Chips Ahoy Cookies (6 oz) $0.99 each, got back $2 RR (monthly deal, its a glitch that its working on these smaller ones) = FREE/$0.02 profit
  • Walgreens Big Roll toilet paper $0.50 with in-circular coupon
  • Used $3 RR, total was $1.37

Fifth transaction - this store didn't have any meters so I just bought cookies

  • 2 Chips Ahoy Cookies (6 oz) $0.99 each, got back $2 RR (monthly deal, its a glitch that its working on these smaller ones) = FREE/$0.02 profit
  • Cottonelle wipes (travel pack) $1.19
  • Used $3 RR, total was $0.17

Sixth transaction

  • Bayer Breeze 2 Blood Glucose Meter $14.99, used freebie coupon (10/25 RP) and got back $5 RR = $5 profit
  • Bayer Contour Blood Glucose Meter $14.99, use freebie coupon (10/25 RP) and get back $5 RR = $5 profit, also got back $3 RR for buying two Bayer items = $13 profit total
  • Lypsyl lip moisturizer $2.99, used $1 coupon (10/25 SS) and will submit for $2 rebate (10/25 SS - also valid for Finesse) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Nabisco Ritz crackers $0.99
  • Ramen noodles $0.39
  • Used $3 RR, total was $0.58

Seventh transaction

  • 2 Chips Ahoy Cookies (6 oz) $0.99 each, got back $2 RR (monthly deal, its a glitch that its working on these smaller ones) = FREE/$0.02 profit
  • Barilla spaghetti $1.59
  • Bertolli frozen dinner $5.99 - love these!
  • Used $3 RR and $6 RR, total was $0.56

Final transaction

  • Bertolli frozen dinner $5.99
  • Used $5 RR, total was $0.99

I'm now left with seven $2 RR's, two $3 RR's, thirteen $5 RR's and three $6 RR's = $103 total. Sometimes, I just really, really love Walgreens!

11 comments:

Jamie said...

I totally mean this as a compliment- You're crazy!! :) I hope you have a plan for all those meters! lol. And I hope your hunny feels better soon!

frugalsuz said...

lol, thank you! I know, I am a full-on-crazy-coupon-lady and I love it. I'm going to donate the meters and I hope he's better soon too! It sucks being sick.

mb said...

I'm really tempted to buy some of the meter coupons on ebay because I'm jealous of your great deals! But I don't want any to go to waste if I don't get to walgreens enough this month. What do you think the chances are of CVS having another bayer meter ECB deal before the coupons expire??

mb said...

Another question for you, considering you are such an expert in all things coupons!! I want to go to Riteaid today and get the stayfree BOGO. I have 2 BOGO coupons. So I want to get 4, obviously. I also have a 2/2 manufacturers coupon. Do you think they'll let me use that also? And if so, in what order should I give the coupons?
THANKS!
-Monica
monicabozsik at yahoo dot com

frugalsuz said...

mb,
Why don't you scout out your stores beforehand and see how many they have in stock? Some places to look - pharmacy (behind the counter), diabetes aisle (some stores have them here too) and on endcaps. Because this is a month-long deal, I've seen a couple stores have meters in a display at random places in the store.

You could check iheartcvs.com to see upcoming weeks' ads to see if there's another deal at CVS. I don't know of any off-hand.

You might be able to use the BOGO coupon plus the $2 coupon at Rite Aid, but I have a feeling it might beep. I would try using the BOGO coupons first and then the $2 ones. That way, if the $2 coupons don't work, you still got everything for free. If you use the $2 coupons first and then the BOGO coupons, you might have a hard time convincing the cashier to "undo" the $2 coupons so you could then use the BOGO ones. Make sense?

Tshanina said...

Have you ever turned your RR's into gift cards? I have been doing that recently; throwing a gift card in with a large order and paying with RR's. I then use the gift card to pay for the out of pocket tax!!! Some cashiers will let you do it and some won't. You just have to get the right one.

Pubbler said...

Happy birthday to your Hunny. Hope he feels better soon!
As always, your deals are Awesome!! I didnt buy any meter Qs, cause the deal wasn't even in our ad. Guess I'll do a price check at the store, to see if its worth getting the Qs. I love MM deals. Our stores should be fully stocked, since the deal isn't advertised.
Did you see there's a $10 Naked juice rebate (jane4girls). You could use some of those RRs to buy Naked juice & turn it into cash.

mb said...

Thanks for your help!
-Monica

frugalsuz said...

Tshanina,
Check out today's post! :)


Pubbler,
Ooh, you know how I love rebates! Thanks for the tip, I'll go check that out.

debbielynne said...

I scored meters too! Next visit I'm trying to buy a gift card with the RR's - thanks for all your posts!

AnimeshSingh said...

it seems to be great deals!! thanks