Friday, June 18, 2010

Loving that Neutrogena Profit!

Bought most of this yesterday but didn't feel like posting it all. I also dropped off a large donation of food and household items to a local food pantry. They have a drop off box in the supermarket, so I can make donations after hours. I love it!
Rite Aid - decided to make the best use of the Everlast sale this week. The vitamins are free after sale and coupons and make it easy to get up to $20 to use a $5 off $20 coupon. I was trying to figure out the best way to use the $5 off $20 coupon. Here's a tip for finding stores that stock these - search for RA locations and check off the GNC box on the search filter.
  • 2 Everlast Supplements (only at GNC locations) $19.99 each, BOGO sale, used two $10 coupons = FREE
  • 2 Herbal Essence Sham/Cond/Stylers $2.49 each, used two $1 coupons (5/16 RP) and will get back $3 (SCR #75, $1.50 each, Limit 2) = FREE
  • 2 Old Spice Deodorants (3-3.25 oz) $2.49 each, should have used $1 off 2 coupon but I must have left it at home (5/2 or 6/6 P&G) and will get back $3 (SCR #73, $1.50 each, Limit 2 rebates) = $1.98
  • Used $5 off $20 coupon, total was $3.30, overall profit $2.70

At another store:

  • 2 Everlast Supplements (only at GNC locations) $19.99 each, BOGO sale, used two $10 coupons = FREE
  • Resolve Carpet Spray $5.99, used $1.50 coupon and will get back $0.50 (SCR #108) = $3.99 - really needed this so I was so happy to work out a deal on it
  • Travel size Secret Deodorant $1.29 - probably won't work, but I'm hoping this might count for SCR #81. Someone bought a travel size Secret Clinical and it counted towards one of the rebates. I couldn't find those, so I got this one instead. If it doesn't count, its ok b/c I needed a filler anyway.
  • Used $5 off $20 coupon, total was $0.93
Bought this separately and did same transaction at another store.
  • 2 Everlast Supplements (only at GNC locations) $19.99 each, BOGO sale, used two $10 coupons = FREE
  • Tim McGraw Cologne Gift Set $15.99, used $5 coupon = $10.99 - thought I could get back $5 for this, but the rebate was only good last week. Combined with the $5 coupon, $5.99 is a fine-by-me price!
  • Used $5 off $20 coupon and $1 UP Reward, total was $5.75
CVS - DBF's card
  • 2 Old Spice Body Washes $4 each, used BOGO coupon (cashier took off $5.29, 6/6 P&G) and got back $8 EB ($4 each, Limit 2) = $5.29 profit
  • 3 Powerbars (Pure & Simple, Cranberry Oatmeal and Peanut Butter Flavor) $0.99 each, got back $2.97 EB (monthly deal, Limit 3) = FREE
  • Used $5 EB, total was $1.24

Walgreens - bought a whole lotta razors. I asked the cashiers at a couple stores if they'd mind if I bought a whole bunch. Each store had a ton of stock and the cashiers didn't mind at all.

  • Schick Hydro 3 or 5 Blade Razor $7.99, used $5 coupon (6/13 SS), got back $4 RR and will submit for TMF rebate = $9 profit - will do this rebate three times. The other transactions were a $0.45 profit each (after tax)

Separately, I bought:

  • Schick Hydro 3 or 5 Blade Razor $7.99, used $5 coupon (6/13 SS) and got back $4 RR = $1.01 profit
  • Neutrogena Lip Moisturizer $2.16 (mine rang up with the 25% off sale, but I've heard that this isn't happening in all locations) and two Neutrogena cleansers $4.11 each. Used $2 coupon and two $1 coupons (6/6 SS) and got back $10 RR (WYB 3) = $3.62 profit
  • 100 Grand Candy bar $0.39
  • Used $5 RR, total was $4.05

Then I hit gold and found a store that not only had a ton of the lip moisturizers, but also had a teenage guy cashier who could have cared less how many I bought. I did two transactions, asked him if I could do some more and he said sure. I used up my $2 coupons and even left a bunch on the shelf!

  • 3 Neutrogena Lip Moisturizers $2.24 each (weird how prices vary from store to store!), used three $2 coupons (6/6 SS) and got back $10 RR (WYB 3) = $8.81 profit

Repeated three more times. On the last transaction, I used two $2 coupons and one $1 coupon for a sunscreen item = $7.81 profit

Think these might count towards the $10 Neutrogena rebate?


Elizabeth said...

Well done, as usual!!

I notice you are often lucky enough get a larger-than-expected-profit with cashiers who take off the (higher) non-sale price of an item when you use a B1G1 coupon (instead of the price the item is actually on sale for); any hints as to how to make that happen more often for me?

frugalsuz said...

I really don't have any hints, its just dumb luck! I've even told cashiers how much the item is and they still sometimes put in the higher value. Oooh-k!