Friday, November 26, 2010

Round Two

Rite Aid - today is the first day for the Gift of Savings and I'm off to a great start. I could have waited to do my shopping from yesterday until today, but I was afraid the stores would be out of stock of the freebies. Judging by the stock I saw in the stores, I would have been fine. Oh well
  • 2 Tugaboos $0.79 each ($0.99 reg price), used two $1 coupons (from inside package) = $0.42 profit
  • Sonicare Essence 5300 Toothbrush $44.99, used $10 coupon (11/21 or 8/1 SS), will submit for $10 rebate (11/21 SS or electronic form - have to request before purchasing!) and will get back $20 (SCR #54) = FREE/$0.01 profit (counting in the $5/$25 coupon)
  • 4 Campbell's Chunky Soups $1.50 each, used two $1 off 2 coupons and got back two $1 UPs (WYB 2) = $2 or $0.50 each
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon, four $1 UP's and four $2 UP's, total was $20.37
I also picked up another two Tugaboos and four more soups at a separate store. Total towards Gift of Savings - $60.15 (qualified for $10 already). Once I get up to $100+, I'll get back $20.

Repeated this transaction on DBF's card and picked up another fleece blanket for my sister ($1.99, $1 UP). Total towards GOS on DBF's account - $54.76

  • 2 Duracell Batteries (20 pack, AAA or AA) $12.99 each, used two $1.50 coupons (11/14 RP) and will get back $25.98 in Staples Rewards (Limit 2) = $3 profit
  • Friday 11/26 6 am to noon only: Staples CD-R Media (50 pack) $8.99, will get back $7 Easy Rebate = $1.99
  • Total was $34.42
Repeated on DBF's account with just the batteries.

Walgreens - was so happy to finish out my WAG shopping until I got home and started thinking about the math. I've spent $150+ on items for the Olay/Secret/HE rebate, but would the receipts split evenly so I'd have enough for each rebate? NOPE. I have to go out for one more trip and then I'll really be done. I think. :) I want to pick up some more bubble mailers (my sister is keeping the ones we got today) so I might do a smidge more shopping tomorrow.
  • Secret Scent Expressions Body Splash (3 oz) $3.49 and Olay Body Wash (10 oz) $3.49, used $5 off any Olay WYB Secret coupon (10/31 P&G, no beeps - went through for full value each time) and got back $3.50 RR (Secret) and $2.50 RR (Olay) = $4.02 profit
  • Herbal Essences Hair Care (5.7 - 12 oz) $2.49, used $2 Clairol coupon (10/31 P&G) and got back $1.50 RR = $1.01 profit
  • 2 Scotch bubble mailers or Geisha mushrooms $0.39 each with in-circular coupon
  • Used $3 RR, total was $0.97 ($0.91 when I bought the mushrooms), overall profit for transaction = $4.37
Did this transaction 10 times. My sister was with me today, so it wasn't that bad. I'd buy a set and then she'd buy one right after me. Surprisingly, the stores were really mellow today. I figured I'd be in for a long day, but it was less crowded than yesterday.

I also wanted to pick up some shaving cream for DBF, so I bought:
  • Crest 3D White Vivid Toothpaste (4 oz) $2.99, used $1 coupon (10/31 P&G) and got back $3 RR = $1.01 profit
  • Nivea for Men Shave Gel (7 oz) $2.99, got back $3 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Geisha mushrooms $0.39 with in-circular coupon
  • Used $1.50 RR and $3.50 RR, total was $0.79


Deb said...

Question on how to figure your total for the RA Gift of Savings program...the brochure states the total is after any RA discounts, so I was thinking that meant any plus ups and/or 5/25 coupons, which will really affect my progress towards the $100 needed. What do you think?

frugalsuz said...

I'm pretty sure that was the wording last year as well. You got credit for the price of the items you bought, not the OOP after coupons. I really don't know how the UP deals are going to factor into the GOS program since UP wasn't around last year. We'll have to see how it goes. Its still a fabulous program!

Heather said...

My BF receipt for Rite Aid just cleared and I did not get credit for the $5/$25Q, any of the wellness Qs and MF Qs! My OOP was $1.37 and that is all I got credit for! It is going to take a long time to get to $100!

frugalsuz said...

Oh no! That's a real bummer. Unless RA picks up over the next couple weeks, I doubt I'll get much of anything back for my GOS either.

Slickcat said...

Boo-hiss on this year's GOS. After my 2 trips this weekend, I have $6 credit. With fewer and fewer good rebate deals, I kind of doubt I'll be earning one this time around :(

Thanks for posting the deals Suz-