Wednesday, June 9, 2010


(insert picture of 8 cases of Shnapple here)

I always say it this way in my head - Shnapple. Don't lie, you know you're saying that way to yourself right now. I know you are! I pulled out all my Shnapples from my car, arranged them all nice and pretty in my garage, got out the cheap camera I keep down there for days like this when I don't want to lug a bunch of heavy stuff around, turned it on and groaned when it told me my batteries needed to be changed. Sigh. So please imagine the beautiful Shnapples. Here's the deal:

Acme - the Snapple is part of a catalina deal that started today - spend $25 on qualifying items, get back $10. Its based on shelf prices. The Snapple $3.99 price is good through tomorrow and they go back to regular price on Friday.
  • 4 Snapples (12 pack of plastic bottles - shelf price $7.49 or 6 pack of glass bottles - shelf price $6.79) $3.99 each, used four $1 peelie coupons = $13.08 and got back $10 catalina for spending $25 on qualifying items = $3.08

Then I bought four more:

  • 4 Snapples (12 pack of plastic bottles - shelf price $7.49 or 6 pack of glass bottles - shelf price $6.79) $3.99 each, used four $1 peelie coupons = $13.08 and got back $10 catalina for spending $25 on qualifying items = $3.08
  • 2 Acme Cream Cheeses $1.50 each
  • Used $10 cat from transaction one, total was $6.08

I'll use these receipts towards a $20 Smirnoff NBPR rebate (WYB $20.01 worth of groceries, Exp. 6/30). I have TMF rebates for the 6 packs of Snapple (found on ebay) but since I'd only get back $3.99, I think using this receipt for the Smirnoff is a better deal. Plus the Smirnoff rebate expires sooner. I can usually find the 6 packs of Snapple at Rite Aid and use them as a filler to use a $5 off $20. See? There is sometimes a method to my madness! :)

This gives me $20+ towards the rebate when I only really spent about $6. I'm nervous about sending away for NBPR rebates that say buy X amount if I'm using coupons or rewards to pay. If I spent $20 on food and used a $10 reward to pay, would they count the $20 of food or only look at what I paid total? I dunno, so I play it safe with these kind of rebates.

CVS - I've been trying to buy only razors with the survey inside. I was able to complete one this morning (used Walgreens as the store). I was locked out when I tried: CVS, RiteAid, Target, Other: ___ and Don't Know. Also read that Walmart and Walgreens aren't working. If you have luck with the survey, please let me know what store you used.
  • Gillette ProGlide Power or Manual Razor $9.97, used $4 coupon (6/6 P&G) and got back $5 EB (monthly deal, Limit at least 2 but don't buy together) = $0.97
  • 2 Mylanta Softchews (24-36 ct) $3.99 each, used $4 off 2 coupon (6/6 RP) and got back $4 EB (WYB 2, Limit 1) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Used a bunch of expiring EB's, total was $0.44

Rite Aid - starting to buy the 8 Old Spices I'll need for SCR #101 on my account. I was planning on buying a Royal Gelatin for $0.50 and using a $4 +UP Reward on each transaction, but the cashier entered in my coupons as $4.49 each. So I held onto the rewards and nixed the jello.

  • 2 Old Spice Red Zone Body Sprays $3.50 each, used BOGO coupon (cashier entered as $4.49, P&G home mailer) and got $4 in +UP rewards (RA cash that prints at the end of your receipt - like CVS's EB's) = $1.49 profit

Bought another two separately - just need four more and I'm good for my account. Still need to buy two more sprays on DBF's account to fully qualify for the rebate.

A&P - split these up between two stores

  • 10 Pampers Wipes $1.99 each, used ten $2 coupons (6/6 P&G) = FREE


spaghetti0625 said...

Oh My Goodness! SNAPPLE! DH and I LOVE SNapple! I may have to take a ride to ACME on lunch! I don't have 'peelies' for them but 4 bucks seems like a good deal!
And the Wipes! I have a shower to go to in a few weeks....and I just got my inserts for 6/6 yesterday from Mad Coupons! I will have togo to A and P today after work!
*Note to self, put rubberband on finger to remember!

frugalsuz said...

Me too! I found my peelies at A&P, but others have said they've found peelies at Acme too. The store I went to had very few bottles at all, let alone peelies.

spaghetti0625 said...

I have to share:
So I go on lunch to ACME (now going through my blogger, I see the FB for BOGO on the snapple, but I can't print at work....urgh!) and I get four of the 12 plastic ones. I don't normally buy them, but with the six pack, they are 16 oz, where the plastic 12 packs are 16.9 oz, so you get 6 extra bottles AND .9oz times 12 extra for the same price!
So anywho, I go to check out, and the woman's like 'are these 4.99?" and I'm like 'the add says 3.99 and you must by 2. So she's like oh, but only 2 come up 3.99, the other ones come up 4.99. I can separate the order so you will get them all for 3.99. I tell her to keep them on the same order. And she's like 'But this will be cheaper if I separate them.' and I'm like 'I'll live a little, keep them all in one order' lol. So then she's like $17.08 (which is what you said it would be, added the $4 b/c you had peelies). And I'm like 'okay' and I swipe my card, and my $10 CAT prints. I get back to the office, and I see the receipt, they were all 3.99, it came off at the end with the ACME savings. They all rang up 4.99, then there was 2 $2 off snapple coupons on there.
SCORE! Now, I will have to remember to print out the FB snapple stuff and HOPE that when I go out to A & P tonight, that ACME has some more snapple left :)

frugalsuz said...

I appreciate when cashiers do that and try and help you save money, but I usually have a plan in mind and I hate when they mess with it! haha The BOGO coupon is for the individual bottles, so don't worry about printing it. My receipts showed the extra savings separately from the price, so I thought I paid $4.99 at first too. Confusing!