Monday, February 22, 2010

A Case of the Mondays

I'm tired, I have a headache and I didn't want to go to work today. Yup, its gotta be Monday.
First I went to RiteAid to get the Lamisil. It wasn't in my circular and there were no $7.99 Lamisil items at the store. I thought I had the right item and had spent a good amount of time in the store getting my other items, only to get shot down at the register.
Then I did some other shopping and it was one of those days where I had to hunt and hunt for each item. I must have stared at every bottle of pain reliever in all of Walgreens before I found the right Excedrin.

Walgreens
  • Excedrin Menstral Complete Express Gels (20 - 24 ct) $2.50, used $2 coupon (no longer available) and got back $2 RR (monthly deal) = $1.50 profit
  • Softsoap Hand Soap $0.99 with in-circular coupon, used $0.50 coupon (March All You magazine - can also print a $0.35 coupon) = $0.49
  • Starburst jellybeans $2
  • Royal Pudding $0.25 with in-circular coupon
  • Used two $1.50 RR's, total was $0.45

Then I bought a second Excedrin on its own: Excedrin Menstral Complete Express Gels (20 - 24 ct) $2.50, used $2 coupon (no longer available) and got back $2 RR (monthly deal) = $1.50 profit

Rite Aid
  • Lamisil AT Gel (12 g/0.42 oz) $7.99, used $3 coupon (12/13 SS) and will get back $6 (SCR #46) = $1.01 profit
  • Dulcolax $7.99, used $3 coupon on bottle and will submit for $5 rebate (also on bottle) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Finesse shampoo $2.99, will get back $2 (SCR #60) = $0.99
  • 2 Febreze Sprays $4.99 each, used $1 coupon (2/7 P&G) and BOGO coupon (1/17 P&G *this is for a free 500 mL WYB a 800 mL but the store didn't carry the 500 mL size, it went through with no beeps) and will get back $2 (SCR #95, Limit 1) = $1.99 for both
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon (this coupon was taken down, but I have a saved copy. If you'd like it, just email me at frugalsuz@hotmail.com), total was $12.52. Overall profit for transaction = $2.48

CVS - DBF's card

  • Physician's Formula Bamboo Wear Compact, Mirror and Brush $6.99, used $5 peelie coupon, got back $5 EB (Limit 1) and will submit for TMF rebate (have to include rebate sticker from package with your rebate) = $10 profit
  • Earinse $7.99, got back $7.99 EB (Limit 1) = FREE
  • Stamps $8.80
  • Used $4 off $20 coupon, $1 EB and $5 EB, total was $9.17 - paid with gift card

This was the first time ever that a cashier wouldn't let me use EB's towards the stamps. They are excluded on EB's, so its perfectly legit. She used enough so that my total got around $9 and then cut me off. No big deal, but it was interesting that she caught it.

CVS - my card

  • Physician's Formula Bamboo Wear Compact, Mirror and Brush $6.99, used $5 peelie coupon, got back $5 EB (Limit 1) and will submit for TMF rebate (have to include rebate sticker from package with your rebate) = $10 profit
  • Earinse $7.99, got back $7.99 EB (Limit 1) = FREE
  • Used $1.50 EB and $7 EB, total was $1.97

I also tried and failed on a potential deal at CVS. There's a deal on Olay Definity Facial Care - buy 2, get back $12 EB (Limit 1). The circular says the whole facial care line is included, so it got me to wondering if the face washes, which are usually around $6 - $7, would count. The two stores I went to to get the stuff above were totally out, so I was thinking I was on to something. I found one bottle at the third store I tried, used the $3 Definity coupon (1/17 P&G) and....nothing. It didn't list on my receipt that I'd bought anything for this deal, so its a no-go. I'll return this bottle and get my money back. Oh well!

On a random note, I've been looking everywhere for the MyKidz Comfort Patches to use the Try Me Free rebate from the 1/10 RP. Has anyone found these?

6 comments:

Queen said...

I was wondering the same thing about the Definity face wash--especially since my two biggest stores pulled it off the shelf the day before the sale! (literally, I saw someone packing it up and moving it). Thanks for trying it out

Have never had a cashier turn down a stamp purchase using ECBs....eesh, not a good shopping day.

Gina said...

You're lucky you found the Physician's Formula Bamboo stuff with a coupon and MIR on the package. I went to two stores and they the only thing I found was the MIR peelie on one item. I did get a rain check though, I'm hoping they'll put more out.

frugalsuz said...

Queen,
They pulled them off the shelves?!? Wow. Maybe they were trying to avoid confusion or something, but sheesh, just put up a sign saying those don't count toward the EB deal or something.

Gina,
Both stores I went to actually had a lot of these on the shelves, I was really surprised. If you can't find it, just get a raincheck. The rebate is good for a while.

Precious said...

Suz,

I answered your question on my blog but I also wanted to make sure you saw the answer on the Fur Fighters.

Yes they were in our flyer at $3.99! When I got to the store, the only ones I could find were the $5.99 ones. So I asked a clerk who had a flyer to verify the $3.99 price and she opened up to it in the flyer. So I asked her where the $3.99 ones were. She showed me. They were not with the pet supplies. They were on an end cap with the cleaning supplies.

frugalsuz said...

Precious,
I found them! Thank you so much!

Precious said...

Frugalsuz,

You are welcome. I am so glad you found them!