Thursday, November 11, 2010

Not Quite as Planned

I purposely waited until today to do my RA shopping so that my UP's would be good until Thanksgiving/Black Friday. Alas, neither store I went to had the low dose Bufferin I was looking for ($3 coupon & TMF rebate in 10/17 SS) so it threw off my plans a bit. Here's what I got:

My card
  • Dr. Scholl's Fast Flats $7.99 ($9.99 reg price, 20% Wellness discount), used $2 in-circular coupon (p. 7), $4 RA coupon (Oct. Video Values) and $4 coupon (Oct. All You magazine) = $2.01 profit
  • Crest Whitening plus Scope Outlast Toothpaste (4 oz) $2.99, used $0.75 coupon (10/10 P&G) and got back $2.99 UP = $0.75 profit *Limit on this deal is one
  • 2 Tugaboos Diapers $0.79 each ($0.99 reg. price, 20% Wellness discount), used two $1 coupons (found inside package) = $0.42 profit
  • Nivea Men's Body Wash $3.99, used $3 coupon and got back $1 UP = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Total was $1.08 - too low to use any of the UP's I had!
DBF's card
  • Crest Whitening plus Scope Outlast Toothpaste (4 oz) $2.99, used $0.75 coupon (10/10 P&G) and got back $2.99 UP = $0.75 profit *Limit on this deal is one
  • Kellogg's Crackers $1.99, got back $1 UP = $0.99
  • EPT Pregnancy Test (for a friend, don't all freak out on me haha) $10.99, used $5 coupon (9/12 SS) and got back $2 UP = $3.99
  • Used $7 UP and three $1 UP's, total was $1.20
Buying the crackers got me thinking, you could use these towards the $10 rebate that's out now! The forms are available in select stores (I found mine at ShopRite) or ebay. You get back $10 when you buy 10 qualifying items in one transaction. So you could buy 10 cookies or crackers for $1.99 each, use a $4 off $20 Video Values or $5/$25 coupon (you'd have to pick up a filler or two) and the $1 off 2 Oct. Video Values coupon if you have that. You'd get back ten $1 UP's, so $5.90 with the $4/$20 or $4.90 with the $5/$25. Then with the $10 rebate, you've got a small moneymaker! I'm going to try this tomorrow. The challenge will be finding a store with 10 items in stock.


Michelle said...

I'm not understanding how the crackers would be free.

Ten at $1.99 would be $19.90. With no coupons it would be $9.90. Using a 4/20 would still be $5.90.


frugalsuz said...

Duh, sorry forgot to add that you get back a $1 UP for each. So that makes it $9.90 OOP and you get back the $10 rebate.

Sheila said...

It's nice to see the comments are back! Don't you hate when you have to recalculate everything because product is not on shelf?

Stephanie said...

I'm glad the comments are open : ) Missed it!

mb said...

Where in Shoprite did you find the cracker rebates? Are they peelies on cracker boxes? THANKS!

frugalsuz said...

Me too! I really missed hearing from you all!

My store had them in a freestanding display. I snagged a couple extra if you're interested, I could send them off to you.

mb said...

That would be great! Thanks!!
I have a NBPR that you may be interested in. I'll email you.