Monday, April 5, 2010

Got the Candy, Just Need the Movie Tickets!

UPDATE - these bags are too small to qualify for the rebate (10+ oz only). Bummer!
Walgreens
  • Pilot Erasable Frixion Gel Pens (2 pk) or highlighters (3 pk) $1.19 each, buy 3 and use $1 WAG coupon (monthly coupon booklet, will take off $3 automatically) and submit for $4.50 rebate (WYB 3, on back of package) = $3.93 profit
  • Total was $0.82 - paid with gift card

At another store I bought three more Pilot highlighters, plus I tried to buy a $10 TGIF gift card using a $10 RR. Everything went through but then the register beeped and said I was owed a $9.18 refund. The cashier called over the manager, who said it was either because Walgreens' or TGIF's computer system wasn't working and couldn't activate the gift card. They took the gift card off the order and gave me $9.18 on a Walgreens gift card. Weird, but fine by me!

CVS - DBF's card

  • Stride Shift Gum (14 ct) $0.99, got back $0.99 EB (Limit 1) = FREE
  • Complete Multi-Purpose Solution (12 oz) $8.99, get back $8.99 EB (Limit 1) = FREE
  • 4 bags Reese's PB Cups minis $3.49 each, 50% off clearance sale = $6.98 and will submit for FREE movie ticket rebate (WYB 4, valued up to $12)
  • Used $3.99 EB, $4 EB and $8 EB, total was $2.18

My card

  • Stride Shift Gum (14 ct) $0.99, got back $0.99 EB (Limit 1) = FREE
  • 4 bags Reese's PB Cups minis $3.49 each, 50% off clearance sale = $6.98 and will submit for FREE movie ticket rebate at DBF's address (valued up to $12)
  • Used $2.99 EB and $5 EB, total was $0.21

8 comments:

Sarah said...

Would it be better to buy the Pilot pens 1 by 1 since they give a $1 RR this week? Are they the same ones for the rebate? That way you would pay $.57 OOP and get back the $4.50 as a rebate (hope I have that right)s

frugalsuz said...

Sarah,
There's no RR on the pens/highlighters. There's a $1 coupon in the monthly coupon book that makes them cheap, so it doesn't matter if you buy them all at once. The coupon will take off $1 for each one.

Sarah said...

Got it :) I just I just glanced over that part too quickly. Is the rebate form on the pens? I am going to have to get in on this one!

frugalsuz said...

Yup, its right on the back. :)

stone family said...

The candy has to be 10oz or larger for the movie tickets!

frugalsuz said...

stone family,
Oh no! I'll have to check my bags tonight when I get home to see if I got the right size. See what happens when I improvise a deal at the store? lol Oh well, there are worse items to buy by mistake than pb cups!

Deb said...

frugalsuz: I found 10 oz bags of easter pnb cups at Kroger on clearance...maybe you could find them at a local grocery store. Spent $9 and will qualify for the tix.
At any rate, I'm glad you posted about this, because I had not seen any info on the rebate...thanks!

frugalsuz said...

Deb,
Ooh good idea, I'll have to check my supermarket soon. Thanks for the tip!