Tuesday, August 31, 2010

August Savings

August Monthly Totals - I cringe when I end up actually spending money for the month. A whopping $60 for almost $1,500 of merchandise and all my groceries, and I feel like its an awful month. Its amazing how far I've come from the months where I'd spend a couple hundred bucks on much less stuff.

Looked back through my spreadsheet after posting this and realized I'd included a purse I bought at Target into my numbers for the month. I normally wouldn't include items like that, but I'd paid with $30 of rewards gift cards I got from doing surveys for Biore. I feel a smidge better about spending more like $30 for grocery/household/personal items for the month than I do about $60.

  • Merchandise Total (before coupons): $1,468.11
  • Value of Coupons & Store Sales: $623.93
  • Rewards/Gift Cards/EB's Used: $581.68
  • Rewards/Gift Cards/EB's Earned: $333.32
  • Rebates: $554.42
  • Total Cost to me for the Month: $59.70 (this includes the cost of the rebate forms and coupons I purchased for the month)
  • # of Items Purchased: 396, # of Free Items: 283

Rebates Received - FYI - never received rebates for the Pssssst shampoo I purchased back in March so I just returned them. They were peelie rebates on the bottles, so if you see them, I'd just ignore them.

  • $3 Cortaid rebate - parents' address
  • $3 Barefoot Wines seasonal purchase NBPR rebate - my address & DBF's address
  • $3 Absolut rebate on produce x3 - my address & DBF's address
  • $5 Columbia Crest NBPR - parents' address
  • $5 Smirnoff NBPR on $5.01 of groceries - DBF's address & parents' address
  • $5 Heineken on $5.01 of energy drinks - parents' address
  • $5 Sorrento Snack Cheeses - DBF's address
  • $6 Budweiser NBPR on $10 of chicken - my address & DBF's address
  • $7.99 Schick Hydro rebate - parents' address & DBF's address
  • $8 Budweiser NBPR on summer items - parents' address
  • $10 P&G Back to School Rebate - my address, DBF's address & parents' address
  • $11.99 Zegerid rebate - DBF's address
  • $12.99 Tena rebate - DBF's address & parents' address
  • $20 Smirnoff NBPR rebate (off $20.01 of groceries) - parents' address
  • $30 rebate for a prescription
  • $79.95 RA rebate - DBF's account
  • $89.64 RA rebate - my account
Rebates Purchased
  • One Kellogg's Fuel for School rebate - $10 WYB 10 qualifying items Exp. 8/14 (bought the items for this before I had the rebate form in hand) $1.94
  • One Heineken NBPR rebate - $5 WYB $5.01 of salty snacks and/or ice Exp. 8/31 $1.60
  • 2 Budweiser NBPR rebates - $8 WYB $10 of fresh or prepared deli items or chicken Exp. 10/30 $2.43
  • 3 Budweiser NBPR rebates - $3 off $3.01 of snacks Exp. 9/8 $2.43
  • 3 Coors Light Silver Ticket NBPR rebates -$10 WYB $30 or more of Tostitos Tortilla Chips, Dips or Salsa, water, soda, ice, plastic/paper plates or condiments (any brand, any size) Exp. 9/30 $3.49
  • 3 Budweiser NBPR rebates - $8 WYB $ of salty snacks, ice, charcoal, propane, coolers, dips, condiments, buns, meat snacks, deli sandwiches, bottled water and/or prepared food from the deli Exp. 9/6 $4.98
  • 3 Ronzoni Pasta rebates ($3 WYB 6 boxes) Exp. 10/29 $3.25
  • 5 Smart Source coupon inserts for 8/15 $5.49 - DBF's mom scored a bunch of RP inserts for me, so there was no need to place my normal order from Mad Coupons.
  • 10 SS coupon inserts for 8/22 $9.95 - since there wasn't a RP insert this week, it was a smidge cheaper to buy my inserts from ebay for this week (I would normally pay $10.50 from Mad Coupons)
  • 10 coupon inserts for 8/1, 8/8 and 8/29 - $10.50 each (Mad Coupons orders)

Random Money Stuffs

  • Increased my contribution to my 401(k) plan to 11% of my salary and upped my monthly contribution to my Roth IRA to $130 (from $120). Every little bit helps, right?
  • I'm also working on rolling over my 401(k) from my former employer to my current plan. The annual rate of return on that money is in the ballpark of 2.9% (ouch!) so I'm much rather have it all in one spot and earning me more money each year.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Busy Weekend

'Da boyfriend and I were on the go this whole weekend. I had some free movie ticket promos that were expiring on 8/31 so on Saturday, we saw The Expendables (loved it!) and on Sunday, we saw Despicable Me (double loved it!). We had planned on seeing Salt, but it wasn't playing at the theater that the promo codes were valid at. No biggie, Despicable Me was surprisingly funny! I loved those little squishy guys and how they squeaked.

We also stopped by The Gap to use a $50 gift card I purchased for only $25 via Groupon last week. The store didn't have the size jeans I wanted, so after speaking with a manager, I was able to order the jeans online and the store will let me return them and rebuy them in the store, paying with my gift card. You can't use the gift card to purchase other gift cards or to buy anything online, so I was very happy that they worked this special deal for me. It used to be that if they didn't have the item in the store, they'd order it for you but they did away with that.

Next stop was JCPenney. I had a $10 off $25 coupon that I got in the mail and two more that I'd printed (expired 8/28). We used two of them to buy four towels ($11.99 each, BOGO for $1) and two bath mats ($14.99 each). My bath mats bit the dust almost a year ago and I didn't feel like forking over cash to replace them, so I've had folded beach towels in my bathroom since then. Its nice to have actual bath mats again! We used some gift cards to pay the balance on each transaction. I used the third coupon on a cute fall sweater and a pair of earrings, again using a gift card to pay.


On to my regularly scheduled shopping...

Rite Aid - my card
  • Bufferin (130 ct) $6.99, used $3 coupon (7/11 SS) and will get back $6 (SCR #2) = $2.01 profit
  • Nivea Lip Care $2.69 (reg. $2.99, got 10% wellness discount), used $1 coupon (Sept. All You magazine), got back $1 UP Reward and will get back $1.99 (SCR #141) = $1.30 profit
  • 2 Colgate Total Toothpastes (4.2 oz) $1.50 each, used two $1 coupons (found in Diabetes & You magazine at Walgreens) and got back $1 UP Reward = FREE
  • Art Skills Poster Lights (20 ct) $3.59, will get back $3.59 (SCR #85) = FREE
  • Dynapep Energy Micro-Shot $3.99, will get back $3.99 (SCR #14) = FREE *Will use this towards a Heineken $5 NBPR rebate on energy drinks
  • Art Skills Poster & Craft Paints four for $5, will get back $4 (SCR #81) = $1 or $0.25 each
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon, $1 UP Reward, $1 UP Reward, $3 UP Reward and $3 UP Reward, total was $6.72, overall profit $6.85 (not counting the Heineken rebate)

The second store we went to was out of the poster lights and Bufferin, so I mixed the scenario above with some items I was planning on buying later in the week. I won't be able to use the Dynapep towards another Heineken rebate since I'll use this receipt towards a different rebate.

  • Nivea Lip Care $2.69 (reg. $2.99, got 10% wellness discount), got back $1 UP Reward and will get back $1.99 (SCR #141) = $0.30 profit
  • 2 Colgate Total Toothpastes (4.2 oz) $1.50 each, used two $1 coupons (found in Diabetes & You magazine at Walgreens) and got back $1 UP Reward = FREE
  • Dynapep Energy Micro-Shot $3.99, will get back $3.99 (SCR #14) = FREE
  • Art Skills Poster & Craft Paints four for $5, will get back $4 (SCR #81) = $1 or $0.25 each
  • Poland Spring 24 pack bottled water $3.99, got back $1 UP Reward = $2.99
  • 2 Doritos $2 each, used $1 off 2 (tearpad coupon found at supermarket) and got back $1 UP Reward = $2 or $1 each *Will use these plus the Poland Spring towards a Budweiser $8 NBPR rebate on $10 of many things, including bottled water and salty snacks
  • Velveeta Shells & Cheese $3.14 (reg $3.49, 10% wellness discount) - this was a filler I grabbed to get my total up to $25
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon, $1 UP Reward and $3 UP Reward, total was $14.02
Walgreens
  • Walgreens Perfection Tampons (8 ct) $1.99, got back $2 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Eggs $1.29
  • Stamps $8.80
  • Used $5 RR, total was $7.08

A&P - 4 V8 Splash Juices $2 each, used four $0.75 coupons (8/1 SS) = $0.50 each

Acme - 5 Ken's Dressings $1 each, used five $1 coupons (8/15 SS) = FREE

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Rebates Left and Right!

Rite Aid - 99% sure this is my last RA trip for the week :)
  • 3 John Frieda Root Awakening Sham/Cond $5 each, used $1 off $10 Sham/Cond Wellness coupon and three $3 coupons (8/22 SS) and will get back $5 (SCR # ) = FREE *Bought one JF smoothing lotion and will send away for $10 RA gift card via this rebate - hurry, its while supplies last! Here's a Slick Deals post with all the qualifying items. Thanks for the head's up Monica!
  • Tugaboos Diapers $0.89 ($0.99 w/10% Wellness discount), used $1 coupon (found inside previously purchased package) = $0.11 profit
  • 4 Royal Gelatin $0.25 each, got back $1 UP Reward (WYB 4) = FREE
  • Pepperidge Farm Cookies $2.99, used $1 coupon and got back $1 UP Reward = $0.99
  • 2 U by Kotex Items $3.50, used two $1 coupons (8/8 SS) and got back $3 UP Rewards = $2 or $1 each
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon (also available now on redplum.com) and $1 and $3 UP Rewards, total was $4.51, overall profit $11.49

Repeated this transaction minus the Tugaboos at another store for DBF's Rite Aid account. Will send away for another $10 gift card in his name.

Walgreens

  • 4 cases Pepsi $3.25 each (too lazy to put in the pic) or $13, got back $5 RR = $8 or $2 each
  • Total was $13.91 with tax

Will use these for a $10 Coors NBPR rebate (WYB $30 of soda and various other items)

ShopRite

  • Fast Fixins Chicken Strips $6.99, will send away for TMF rebate (peelie found on package, good until 4/3/11) = FREE

Separately:

  • 2 Dole Salad Mixes $2 each, used $1 off 2 tearpad coupon = $3 or $1.50 each *Will use towards $5 Heinken NBPR produce rebate (WYB $15)

And finally, separately:

  • 4 Ronzoni Garden Delights Pasta $1.33 each, used four $0.75 coupons = FREE
  • 2 Ronzoni Pastas $1.25 and $1.39 (forgot to put one of the boxes in the pic), used two $0.55 coupons (use zip 90210) = $0.15 and $0.29 *Will submit all these for a $3 rebate (WYB 6 Ronzoni pastas in one transaction - found form on ebay) = $2.56 profit
  • 4 Black Bear Locatelli grated cheese $3.99 each
  • Milk $2.99
  • 2 packages American cheese $2.89 and $2.94
  • Rye bread $1.69
  • Total was $26.48

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

More Fun at RiteAid 8/29 - 9/4

As always, my deals all come from the wonderful folks at HCW, Slick Deals and Erica at iheartcvs.com, iheartriteaid.com and iheartwags.com.

Staples

  • Hammermill Copy Paper $4.99, use $2 coupon (8/29 SS) and get back $4.49 Easy Rebate (Limit 2) = $1.50 profit
  • Staples 10-digit Quiz Calculator $6.99, get back $6.99 Easy Rebate = FREE
CVS *Bonus Packs are back! CVS puts out these specially marked packages a couple times a year. Usually, stock is limited to what the store has at that time, so once its gone, its gone. Here's a list of all the items and the EB's they produce.

  • Sun/Mon/Tues ONLY: Philips Headphones $6.99, get back $6.99 EB (Limit 1) = FREE
  • Wheat Thins $1 (small boxes), use $1 coupon = FREE
  • Oral B Pulsar Toothbrushes - spend $10, get back $5 EB (Limit 2). Prices start at $2.99, buy four, use two BOGO coupons (8/15 RP) and two $1 coupons (8/1 P&G) and get back $5 EB = $1.02 profit *New P&G rebate for a coupon book is out as well

CVS Monthly Deals

  • High Octane Energy Chews (3 ct) $1.99, get back $1.99 EB (Limit 2 - but you'll have to buy them one at a time) = FREE

Rite Aid - first week of September SCR's. The circular advertises a bunch of Video Value coupons, I assume those will be available soon. Here's a $5 off $25 coupon good until 9/25 and another good until 8/31.

  • Bufferin (130 ct) $6.99, use $3 coupon (7/11 SS) and get back $6 (SCR #2) = $2.01 profit
  • Boudreaux's Butt Paste (4 oz) $3.99, use $2 coupon (4/11 SS) or $1 coupon (8/29 SS) and $3 RA coupon = $1.01 profit-FREE *RA's policy is that they adjust coupons down, but cashier has to do this manually. Coupons won't beep for overage.
  • Nivea Lip Care $2.99, use $1 coupon (Sept. All You magazine), get back $1 UP Reward and $1.99 (SCR #141) = $1 profit
  • Pantene Restoratives Beautiful Lengths Sham/Cond $4, use $2 coupon (8/29 P&G) and $1 RA coupon (expires 9/1) and get back $2 UP Reward = $1 profit
  • Gain Dish Liquid $0.89, use $1 coupon (8/29 P&G) = $0.11 profit-FREE *RA's policy is that they adjust coupons down, but cashier has to do this manually. Coupons won't beep for overage.
  • Colgate Total Toothpaste $1.50 each, buy two and use two $1 coupons (found in Diabetes & You magazine at Walgreens) and get back $1 UP Reward = FREE
  • Art Skills Poster Lights (20 ct) $3.59, get back $3.59 (SCR #85) = FREE
  • Dynapep Energy Micro-Shot $3.99, get back $3.99 (SCR #14) = FREE
  • Nivea for Men Body Wash $3, use $1 coupon (7/25 or 8/29 RP) and get back $2 UP Reward = FREE
  • Pepsi Max Bottles (20 oz) buy two and use BOGO coupon (goes straight to printing) and BOGO RA coupon = two for FREE
  • Purex Complete 3-in-1 Laundry Sheets $8.49, BOGO sale, use two $3 coupons (8/15 RP), $1 RA coupon and get back $1 (SCR #66) = $0.49 for two
  • Always/Tampax $2.99, use $1 coupon (8/1 or 8/29 P&G) and get back $1 (SCR #4) = $0.99
  • Art Skills Poster & Craft Paints four for $5, get back $4 (SCR #81) = $1 or $0.25 each

Rite Aid Monthly (or longer) Deals *You must use your Wellness card to qualify

  • Oral Care Products SCR #556 - spend $25 and get back $10 RA gift card or spend $15 and get back $5 RA gift card (Valid 7/25 - 9/25)
  • 3M Products SCR #89 - spend $50 and get back $10 (Valid 8/29-9/5)
  • Mead Products SCR #90 - spend $15 and get back $2 or spend $25 and get back $4 (Valid 8/29-9/5) Includes Mead Brands, Five Star, At-A-Glance, Cambridge, Trapper, Academie, Academie Jr. or Dayrunner.
  • Kellogg's, Ocean Spray, Kraft Foods, ConAgra Foods and Quaker - spend $25 on qualifying items and get back $5 (Valid 8/29-9/5)

Walgreens

  • Breathe Right Strips (10 ct) $4, use $1.50 coupon (4/11 RP) and get back $4 RR = $1.50 profit
  • Listerine Mouthwash Total Care, Advanced or Zero (500 mL) $2.99, use $2 coupon and get back $1 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Colgate Total Toothpaste $2.99, use $1 coupon (found in free Diabetes & You magazine, usually found near Pharmacy within the store) and get back $2 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Walgreens Perfection Tampons (8 ct) $1.99, get back $2 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Carmex Moisture Plus Lip Balm (0.07 or 0.075 oz) $2, get back $2 RR = FREE
  • Irwin Naturals Healthy Skin & Hair Plus Nails Supplements (60 ct) $10, get back $10 RR = FREE
  • Softsoap Body Wash $3.50, buy two and use two $1 coupons (Sept. All You magazine) and get back $5 RR (WYB 2) = FREE

Walgreens Monthly Deals 8/29 - 9/25

  • Zegerid Capsules (14 ct) $10, use $3 coupon (or 8/15 SS) and get $10 via rebate (form prints from catalina machine) = $3 profit
  • John Frieda Root Awakening Sham/Cond/Stylers $5, buy three and use three $3 coupons (8/22 SS) and get back $5 RR = $1 or $0.33 each

Printable Rebate Offers

Monday, August 23, 2010

I Just Might be Done with RiteAid for the Week

maybe...
And some more Rite Aid shopping...are you surprised? I saw the Garnier deal after I'd done my first transaction today. I was planning on finishing out what I'd planned to buy, and then picking up the Garnier tomorrow. But then I thought to myself, "Self...that's silly. Buy the Garnier first, then use those UP Rewards to buy the other items" and that's just what I did!
  • Tugaboos Travel Size Diapers $0.89 ($0.99 reg price, got 10% Wellness discount), used $1 coupon (found inside package I purchased previously) = $0.11 profit
  • Kerasal Foot Ointment (30 g) $6.99, used $1 coupon and will get back $6 (SCR #33) = FREE/$0.01 profit *Will send away for FREE pair of socks as well
  • Tone Skin Care Body Wash (12 oz) $2.99, used $1 coupon and will get back $2 (SCR # 69) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Boiron Coldcalm Children's (80 ct) $7.99, used $1 coupon (*FYI this beeps, its coded incorrectly) and will get back $7 (SCR #48) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Crest 3D White Toothpaste (5.8 oz.) $2.99, used $0.75 coupon (8/1 P&G) and will get back $2 (SCR #44) = $0.24
  • 2 Xtra Laundry Soaps $2 each, used two $1 coupons (6/6 SS) and got back $1 UP Reward (WYB 2) = $1 or $0.50 each
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon, total was $14.94, overall profit $3.06

Then I started the Garnier deals:

  • 6 Garnier Nutritioniste Cleansers $6.29 each, BOGO 50% off sale, used six $2 coupons (8/8 RP), $1 off $10 Skincare Wellness coupon (bottom of 2nd thread) and $5 off $25 coupon and get back six $3 UP Rewards = $7.71 profit
  • Total was $11.85, could have also used $2 RA coupon but I had no desire to watch all those stupid videos. $7 profit is fine with me. :)

Repeated the first transaction with my Wellness card. Instead of the Tugaboos, I got two Snickers Marathon bars $1.49 each (BOGO sale, used BOGO coupon from August All You magazine) for FREE. Used four $3 UP Rewards, total was $2.80

Did another Garnier deal and then did one last trip on my card:

  • Boiron Chestal Honey Cough Syrup (8.45 oz) $7.99, will get back $7 (SCR #49) = $0.99
  • Cystex Liquid UTI (7.6 oz) $6.99, will get back $3 (SCR #26) and $3 (Bonus SCR #226) = $0.99
  • Porcelana Day or Night Cream (3 oz) $4.99, will get back $4 (SCR #72) = $0.99
  • Zone Perfect Bars $7.49
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon and five $3 UP Rewards, total was $7.46

Also stopped by CVS to redeem a raincheck on Skippy and take advantage of a $5 off $15 coupon I got the other day.

  • Blink Gel Tears Eye Drops (0.34 oz) $7.99, used $1 coupon (8/15 RP) and got back $7.99 EB (Limit 1) = $1 profit
  • 6 Skippy PB's $1.66 each (raincheck price), used three $1 off 2 coupons (8/1 RP) and $1 off 2 Skippy PB CRT, got back $3 EB (raincheck deal) = $3 or $0.50 each
  • Used $5 off $15 CRT and $7.99 EB, total was zero

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Lots of RA Shopping

Walmart
  • Dryel Starter Kit $6.97, will send away for TMF rebate (valid at Walmart only, Exp. 8/31) = FREE *Just realized there are also printable coupons available on the same site
  • Total with tax was $7.46

Rite Aid - did the first two transactions twice, one for each of my rebate accounts.

  • Stopain Analgesic Spray (4 oz) or Roll On (3 oz) $6.99, will submit for $2 rebate and will get back $6.99 (SCR #56) = $2 profit
  • Salonpas Pain Relief Patches Arthritis/Pain (5 ct) $5.49, will get back $5.49 (SCR #50) = FREE
  • Arth Arrest Topical Analgesic Lotion (3 oz) $14.99, will get back $14.99 (SCR #54) = FREE
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon, total was $22.47, overall profit $7

At another store

  • Cramp 911 Roll On (4.5 mL) $6.99, will get back $6.99 (SCR #58) = FREE
  • Sinus/Allergy Buster (20 mL) $8.99, will get back $8 (SCR #52) = $0.99
  • Hyland’s Calms Fortee (32 ct) $3.99, will get back $3 (SCR #59) = $0.99
  • Hyland’s Leg Cramps (50 ct) $5.99, will get back $5 (SCR #53) = $0.99
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon, total was $20.96, overall profit $2.03

Then finally...

  • 4 Royal Gelatin $0.25 each, got back $1 UP Reward (WYB 4) = FREE
  • Backaid (28 ct) $3.49, will get back $3.49 (SCR #55) = FREE
  • Boiron Chestal Honey Cough Syrup (8.45 oz) $7.99, will get back $7 (SCR #49) = $0.99
  • Cystex Liquid UTI (7.6 oz) $6.99, will get back $3 (SCR #26) and $3 (Bonus SCR #226) = $0.99
  • Porcelana Day or Night Cream (3 oz) $4.99, will get back $4 (SCR #72) = $0.99
  • 3 Mead Composition Books $0.66 each, got back $1 UP Reward (WYB 3) = $0.98 *This will finish out the Mead SCR I almost finished by buying the Five Star binders the other day.
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon, total was $21.58, overall profit $0.91
I was up at my boyfriend's this past weekend and didn't feel like cutting out any coupons before I left. I'll get myself ready for the coupon deals this week and do a couple more trips to finish out my RA shopping for the week.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Free Binders at RA

Rite Aid
  • C Booth Triple Action body wash/sham $6.29 (regularly $6.99, 10% wellness discount), used $6 circular coupon and will get back $2 (SCR #73) = $1.71 profit
  • Zone Perfect Bars $5.84 (regularly $6.49), DBF and I wanted to try these. If we don't like them, I'll send away for their guarantee.
  • 4 Mead 5 Star Binders $4.99 each, BOGO sale, used four $2 coupons (8/1 RP) and $1 off $10 of school supplies coupon (printed on receipt from previous purchase) = $0.98
  • 4 Trident Gums $1 each (should have just bought two, my total without these was around $23 and I wasn't thinking when I grabbed all four)
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon and $2 UP Reward, total was $5.06
At another store, I bought:
  • C Booth Lotion $6.29 (regularly $6.99, 10% wellness discount), used $6 circular coupon and will get back $2 (SCR #77) = $1.71 profit *The rebate circular says the lotion has to be 32 oz (this was 18 I think) but I didn't see any 32 oz bottles in the store at all. The store had this variety tagged for the rebate, so we'll see if it clears.
  • Zone Perfect Bars $5.84 (regularly $6.49)
  • 6 Mead 5 Star Binders $4.99 each, BOGO sale, used six $2 coupons (8/1 RP) and $1 off $10 of school supplies coupon (printed on receipt from previous purchase) = $1.97
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon, total was $4.12

*Now I'll probably qualify for a $4 rebate (SCR #105 - $4 WYB $25 or $2 WYB $15). The BOGO free binders don't count towards the total for the rebate, so by buying five at $4.99, I got up to $24.95. If the rebate doesn't go through, I'll pick up something cheap next week to finish it off. This rebate is good for ANY Mead items. If you can find enough binders at one store, there's a $2 UP Reward this week when you buy $20 of five star products.

ShopRite - bought the Hefty's at a couple stores
  • 10 Hefty garbage bags $1.24 each, used $0.55 coupons (8/1 RP) and $1 coupons = $0.14 - $0.24 each
  • Kellogg's Cinnabon Cereal $2.99, used $0.75 coupon (8/8 RP) = $1.49 *Thought there would be a Try Me Free rebate inside the box, but nada. Did I get the wrong kind? I know I've seen folks online talking about a rebate inside these.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Woah RiteAid, Slow Down! 8/22 - 8/28

As always, my deals all come from the wonderful folks at HCW, Slick Deals and Erica at iheartcvs.com, iheartriteaid.com and iheartwags.com.

CVS *Bonus Packs are back! CVS puts out these specially marked packages a couple times a year. Usually, stock is limited to what the store has at that time, so once its gone, its gone. Here's a list of all the items and the EB's they produce.
  • Blink Gel Tears Eye Drops (0.34 oz) $7.99, use $1.50 coupon or $1 coupon (8/15 RP) and get back $7.99 EB (Limit 1) = $1.50 - $1 profit
  • Gillette ProGlide Razor $9.99, use $4 coupon (8/1 P&G) and get back $5 EB (Limit 1) = $0.99

Rite Aid - last week for the August SCR's. Tons of deals this week! I included the $0.99 after rebate items as well as all the freebies. Combined with a $5 off $25 coupon, you can include these with free items and still come out with a profit. Here's a $5 off $25 coupon good until 9/25 and another good until 8/31.

  • Garnier Nutritioniste Cleansers $6.29 each, BOGO 50% off sale, buy six and use six $2 coupons (or 8/8 RP), $2 RA coupon, $1 off $10 Skincare Wellness coupon (bottom of 2nd thread) and $5 off $25 coupon and get back three $6 UP Rewards = $9.71 profit
  • Stopain Analgesic Spray (4 oz) or Roll On (3 oz) $6.99, submit for $2 rebate and get back $6.99 (SCR #56) = $2 profit
  • Kerasal Foot Ointment (30 g) $6.99, use $2 coupon (6/6 SS) or $1 coupon and get back $6 (SCR #33) = $0.99 profit-FREE *Also send away for FREE pair of socks
  • Crest 3D White Toothpaste (5.8 oz.) $2.99, use $1 coupon (8/1 P&G) and get back $2 (SCR #44) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Tone Skin Care Body Wash (12 oz) $2.99, use $1 coupon and get back $2 (SCR # 69) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Boiron Coldcalm Tablets (60 ct) or Children's (80 ct) $7.99, use $1 coupon for children's variety and get back $7 (SCR #48) = FREE/$0.01 profit ($0.99 for non-childrens varieties)
  • Salonpas Pain Relief Patches Arthritis/Pain (5 ct) $5.49, get back $5.49 (SCR #50) = FREE
  • Arth Arrest Topical Analgesic Lotion (3 oz) $14.99, get back $14.99 (SCR #54) = FREE
  • Backaid (28 ct) $3.49, get back $3.49 (SCR #55) = FREE
  • Cramp 911 Roll On (4.5 mL) $6.99, get back $6.99 (SCR #58) = FREE
  • Royal Jello four for $1, get back $1 UP Reward (WYB 4) = FREE
  • Pilot EasyTouch Pen $1, buy three and use $1 coupon, get back $1 UP Reward (WYB 3) and $1 (SCR #108) = FREE
  • Snickers Marathon Bars BOGO sale, use BOGO coupon (August All You magazine) = two for FREE
  • John Frieda Sham/Cond $5, buy three and use three $3 coupons (8/22 SS), $1 Wellness coupon (off $10 sham/cond) and get back $5 (SCR #71) = FREE
  • Huggies Jumbo Diapers, Pull-Ups or Good Nights $8.99, use $2 RA coupon + manufacturer's coupons (tons out there) and get back $2 UP Rewards = $4.99 (not counting manu coupon discount)
  • Xtra Laundry Soap $2, buy two and use two $1 coupons (6/6 SS) and get back $1 UP Reward (WYB 2) = $1 or $0.50 each
  • Boiron Chestal Honey Cough Syrup (8.45 oz) $7.99, get back $7 (SCR #49) = $0.99
  • Hyland’s Calms Fortee (32 ct) $3.99, get back $3 (SCR #59) = $0.99
  • Hyland’s Leg Cramps (50 ct) $5.99, get back $5 (SCR #53) = $0.99
  • Cystex Liquid UTI (7.6 oz) $6.99, get back $3 (SCR #26) and $3 (Bonus SCR #226) = $0.99
  • Porcelana Day or Night Cream (3 oz) $4.99, get back $4 (SCR #72) = $0.99
  • Sinus/Allergy Buster (20 mL) $8.99, get back $8 (SCR #52) = $0.99

Rite Aid Monthly (or longer) Deals *You must use your Wellness card to qualify

  • Oral Care Products SCR #556 - spend $25 and get back $10 RA gift card or spend $15 and get back $5 RA gift card (Valid 7/25 - 9/25)
  • Vitamins and Supplements (select varieties) SCR #563 - spend $30 and get back $5 RA gift card (Valid 7/25 - 8/28)
  • Nature Made Vitamins - spend $30, get a year's subscription to Woman's Day magazine (Valid 7/15 - 8/28). See riteaid.com/magoffer for details *Double dip with SCR #563
  • General Mills/Kimberly-Clark/SC Johnson/Avery/Welch's SCR #10 - spend $25 and get back $5 (Valid 7/25 - 8/28) Couple of double-dips - Avery binder also for SCR #106, Cottonelle Bath also for SCR #148
  • Kimberly-Clark SCR #148 - spend $25 and get back $5 (Valid 7/25 - 8/28) - Double-dips - Cottonelle Bath also for SCR #10, Poise Pads also for SCR #60 (Week of 8/22-8/28 ONLY)
  • Kid's Lunches SCR #8 - spend $25 on various snacks and quick lunches and get back $5 (Valid 7/25 - 8/28)
  • Kellogg's/Keebler/Sunshine/Austin Items SCR #101 - spend $15 and get a $5 coupon *While supplies last

Walgreens - not much this week. Some so-so deals on food (WAG cheese $2, pasta $1, etc) and tons of school supply deals as well. Scotch bubble mailers are $0.39 - this is about as cheap as they get (except when Scotch puts out coupons), so if you need them, now's the time to grab some up.

Walgreens Monthly Deals 8/1 - 8/28

  • Benadryl Allergy Medication Dye-Free Liqui-Gels (24 ct) $4.29, buy two and use $4 off 2 coupon and get back $5 RR = $0.42 profit

Printable Rebate Offers

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Some Light Shopping


CVS - DBF's card
  • Blink Tears Eye Drops (0.5 oz) $7.99, used $1 coupon (8/15 RP) and got back $7.99 EB (Limit 1) = $1 profit
  • 4 Starbucks Energy Drinks $2 each, used two BOGO coupons and will submit for $5 Heineken NBPR rebate (WYB $5.01 of energy drinks) = $1 profit
  • Purex Complete 3-in-1 Laundry Sheets (20 ct) $5.99, used $3 coupon (8/15 RP) and got back $2 EB (Limit 1) = $0.99
  • Conair Curling Iron $7.99, got back $5 EB (Limit 2) = $2.99
  • Used $1 EB, $7.99 EB and $9.99 EB, total was $2.56
Rite Aid
  • C. Booth Body Wash $7.49 ($6.74 with 10% discount), used $6 circular coupon and hopefully will qualify for $2 (SCR #73) = $1.26 profit
  • Tugaboos Diapers (trial size) $0.99 (paid $0.89 with 10% Wellness discount), used $1 coupon (found inside package that I bought previously, adjusted to $0.89) and will get back $1 (SCR #41) = $1 profit
  • Total was $1.21

Monday, August 16, 2010

Back to RA

Its definitely a slow week, but there are still a couple good deals out there. I bought these on my boyfriend's Wellness card and will submit the rebates in his name.


Rite Aid
  • AMO Complete Multi-Purpose Solution (12 oz.) $7.99, used $1 coupon (8/15 RP) and will get back $7.99 (SCR #51) = $1 profit
  • Tugaboos Diapers (trial size) $0.89, will get back $1 (SCR #41) = $0.21 profit
  • Total was $7.88

There's a $1 coupon inside the Tugaboos package that I'll use to buy a second pack for my rebate account. When these diapers first came out, they were everywhere in the stores but now they're a little harder to find. I've been on the lookout for them for a week or so, and this was the first store that had them in stock. I found them in a wire bin towards the front of the store, but hunt around. They could be anywhere.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Razors, Rain and a Rip Roaring Good Time

Rite Aid
  • AMO Complete Multi-Purpose Solution (12 oz.) $7.99, used $1 coupon (8/15 RP) and will get back $7.99 (SCR #51) = $1 profit
  • Total was $6.99

CVS

  • Blink Tears Eye Drops (0.5 oz) $7.99, used $1 coupon (8/15 RP) and got back $7.99 EB (Limit 1) = $1 profit
  • Purex Complete 3-in-1 Laundry Sheets (20 ct) $5.99, used $3 coupon (8/15 RP) and got back $2 EB (Limit 1) = $0.99
  • Gillette ProGlide Razor $9.99, used $4 coupon (8/1 P&G) and got back $5 EB (Limit 1) = $0.99
  • Used $1 EB, $3 EB, $4.99 EB and $5 EB, total was $2.93

Other than running these couple errands, my boyfriend and I just lounged around. As you can see, it wasn't the nicest day out. We watched Green Zone, made some eggs and hung around in our sweats.

Even Mousse said it looked crappy out.
The weather yesterday was gorgeous, so with my sister in tow, we made our annual trek to the Sussex County Fairgrounds. Its part 4-H Fair, part craft fair, part amusement park. My boyfriend bought these beautiful earrings for me from one of the vendors. We made sure to get vanilla milkshakes from the 4-H stand (delish!), strolled through the barns looking at sheep, goats, chicken and rabbits, poked around the craft booths, watched the horse show for a bit and tried to avoid getting hit by passerbys wielding inflatable mallets, lime green aliens and gigantic stuffed toys. Fun for all! :)

Friday, August 13, 2010

Friday the 13th Fun

ShopRite - got this deal from mb's blog. I couldn't find the Kellogg's Pop Mix-Its, so I just got the Pop Tarts instead.
  • 10 Kellogg's Pop Tarts three for $5 (10th one rang up as $2.35), used five $1 off 2 coupons (8/1 RP), got back $10 catalina (WYB 10) and will submit for $10 rebate (WYB 10 items in one transaction) = $7.65 profit *Just was doing some research on this online form and I'm not 100% sure it will work. It seems like Kellogg's is putting the rebate form in various store circulars only. I'm going to hold off sending this in for now.
  • SR Reusable bag $0.99, used FREE catalina = FREE
  • DiGiorno Deep Dish Pizza $3.59, used FREE coupon (Kraft home mailer, valid up to $3.30) = $0.29
  • Used two $5 catalinas, total was $2.66

Walgreens

  • Humphrey's Teething Relief (found in baby aisle) $5.99, used $1.50 WAG coupon (monthly coupon book) and will submit for Try Me Free rebate (peelie found on package) = $1.50 profit
  • Geisha Mushrooms $1.19
  • Used $4 RR, total was $1.68 - there was a sign covering the price of the Humphrey's that said that after coupon it would be $4.99. With the mushrooms, my total would have been just over $6 so I was planning to use two $3 RR's. Instead, it was cheaper than I thought so that threw me off a bit.

Separately, I bought:

  • Pill Glide Swallowing Spray (found near Pharmacy) $6.99, will submit for Try Me Free rebate = FREE
  • Folder $0.09
  • Used $3 RR and $7 RR, total was $0.57

Since the deals at Walgreens aren't looking so hot, I'm trying to use up some rewards on rebate items.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

8/15 - 8/21

As always, my deals all come from the wonderful folks at HCW, Slick Deals and Erica at iheartcvs.com, iheartriteaid.com and iheartwags.com.

Staples

  • Staples Slim-Line Pencil Sharpener $15.99, get back $15.99 easy rebate = FREE
  • 8/15 - 8/18 ONLY: Staples 1 subject notebooks, HammerMill Copy Paper and Staples Photo Paper $0.01 each

CVS

  • Blink Tears Eye Drops (0.5 oz) $7.99, use $1.50 coupon or $1 coupon (8/15 RP) and get back $7.99 EB (Limit 1) = $1.50 - $1 profit
  • Zegerid OTC (14 ct.) $9.99, use $4 coupon (August All You magazine) or $3 coupon (or 8/15 SS) and get back $7 EB (Limit 1) = $1.01 profit or FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Crest Clinical Gum Protection Toothpaste (4 oz) $3.49, use $1 coupon (8/1 P&G) and get back $2.50 EB (Limit 2) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Emerald Nuts $1, use $1 coupon (8/15 RP) = FREE
  • Sobe BOGO sale, use BOGO coupon = two for FREE
  • Right Guard Deodorant BOGO sale, use BOGO coupon (7/25 RP) = two for FREE
  • Gillette ProGlide Razor $9.99, use $4 coupon (8/1 P&G) and get back $5 EB (Limit 1) = $0.99
  • Purex Complete 3-in-1 Laundry Sheets (20 ct) $5.99, use $3 coupon (8/15 RP) and get back $2 EB (Limit 1) = $0.99

Rite Aid - Here's a $5 off $25 coupon good until 9/25. You can also print one on Redplum.

  • AMO Complete Multi-Purpose Solution (12 oz.) $7.99, use $1 coupon (8/15 RP) and get back $7.99 (SCR #51) = $1 profit

Rite Aid Monthly (or longer) Deals *You must use your Wellness card to qualify

  • Oral Care Products SCR #556 - spend $25 and get back $10 RA gift card or spend $15 and get back $5 RA gift card (Valid 7/25 - 9/25)
  • Vitamins and Supplements (select varieties) SCR #563 - spend $30 and get back $5 RA gift card (Valid 7/25 - 8/28)
  • Nature Made Vitamins - spend $30, get a year's subscription to Woman's Day magazine (Valid 7/15 - 8/28). See riteaid.com/magoffer for details *Double dip with SCR #563
  • General Mills/Kimberly-Clark/SC Johnson/Avery/Welch's SCR #10 - spend $25 and get back $5 (Valid 7/25 - 10/25) Couple of double-dips - Avery binder also for SCR #106, Cottonelle Bath also for SCR #148
  • Kimberly-Clark SCR #148 - spend $25 and get back $5 (Valid 7/25 - 8/28) - Double-dips - Cottonelle Bath also for SCR #10, Poise Pads also for SCR #60 (Week of 8/22-8/28 ONLY)
  • Kid's Lunches SCR #8 - spend $25 on various snacks and quick lunches and get back $5 (Valid 7/25 - 8/28)
  • Kellogg's/Keebler/Sunshine/Austin Items SCR #101 - spend $15 and get a $5 coupon *While supplies last

Walgreens

  • Pilot Frixion Erasable Gel Pens (2 pack) $1.99, use $1 coupon and $1 WAG coupon = FREE
  • Right Guard Deodorant BOGO sale, use BOGO coupon (7/25 RP) = two for FREE

Walgreens Monthly Deals 8/1 - 8/28

  • Benadryl Allergy Medication Dye-Free Liqui-Gels (24 ct) $4.29, buy two and use $4 off 2 coupon and get back $5 RR = $0.42 profit

Printable Rebate Offers

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Derp

Does anyone else dread organizing coupon inserts? Ugh, this mess has been sitting on my coffee table for a week or so now, and it was driving me crazy.
Ahh, that's much better. Here's the method I use to organize my inserts each week.

What a day. I had to do some interviews today for an AA position we're trying to fill. I mentioned before that I'm going to be transferring campuses soon, so I did the interviews along with the Dean I'm going to be replacing. We're good friends, so we chatted about the resumes and what we wanted to ask before the interviews started. It amazes me in this job market how sloppy people can be on their resumes! I will admit that I have high standards and I'm looking for a strong candidate to work in my department. The position involves writing letters, keeping databases up to date, checking records, etc. In short, detail-oriented work, so I expect your resume to be error-free. When I see things like "19940" instead of "1994" or three different font sizes on the same resume (and I'm not talking about making your name bold, I'm talking three different job tasks, three different sizes), its not encouraging. We also received resumes from former students, which I think is great. If you loved your experience with us enough to want to come back and work here, fabulous! But please don't list that you received a BA from us when that's not even a degree that we award.

During our interviews, we mentioned how I'm going to be moving into this position shortly and the current Dean is moving to another campus. It does not bode well to congratulate her on her upcoming transfer and ignore the person that would soon be your supervisor if you were to get the job. Also, probably not a good idea to ramble on and on so that your interviewers barely have a chance to ask any questions. Or tell us that you already know what the position entails, even though we haven't discussed it yet. Probably also shouldn't neglect to mention on your resume that you're working for the college already and then blame the omission on the gal whose helping you with your resume. Sigh. The interviews continue next week and I really hope we find some great applicants.

Until then, all I have to say is, DERP!


Monday, August 9, 2010

Lots and Lots of Shopping

CVS - old card
  • Dulcolax Balance (8.3 oz) $9.99, used $4 coupon (*Goes straight to printing or 5/16 SS) and got back $9.99 EB (Limit 1) = $4 profit
  • 4 Coke 12 packs $3.25 each, got back $3 EB (WYB 4, Limit 1) = four for $10 or $2.50 each
  • Used $5.98 EB and $7.99 EB, total was $5.93

New card

  • Dulcolax Balance (8.3 oz) $9.99, used $4 coupon (*Goes straight to printing or 5/16 SS) and got back $9.99 EB (Limit 1) = $4 profit
  • Honey Nut Cheerios $2.50
  • Used $7.99 EB, total was $0.50

Separately I bought two $25 Applebees gift cards, got back $10 EB (Limit 2) = $10 profit

DBF's card

  • Dulcolax Balance (8.3 oz) $9.99, used $4 coupon (*Goes straight to printing or 5/16 SS) and got back $9.99 EB (Limit 1) = $4 profit
  • Bengay Pain Relief + Massage Gel $7.99, used $3 coupon and will submit for Try Me Free rebate (6/20 RP) = $3 profit
  • Used $1 EB, $4.99 EB and $5.98 EB, total was $1.01

Walgreens

  • Bausch & Lomb Biotrue Multi-Purpose Solution (4 oz) $4.99, used $4 coupon (found at Walmart) and got back $4 RR = $3.01 profit
  • Dial Nutriskin Body Wash $3.99, used $1 coupon and got back $3 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Paula Deen Cinnamon/Sugar Grinder $1.99
  • Used $5 RR, total was $1.60

Did this transaction again, substituting Imperial Sugar $1.29 for the grinder, total was $0.90. At another WAG:

  • Bausch & Lomb Biotrue Multi-Purpose Solution (4 oz) $4.99, used $4 coupon (found at Walmart) and got back $4 RR = $3.01 profit
  • Secret with Olay Deodorant $2.59 (clearance price), got back $3 RR = $0.41 profit
  • Old El Paso Taco Shells $1.99
  • Used $5 RR, total was $1.10

Then bought another Biotrue and Secret, used $3 RR, total was $1.11. Finally, I used my last $4 Biotrue coupon and bought a bottle on its own.

Rite Aid - bought two, one for my account and one for DBF's account

  • Crest Pro-Health Sensitive Toothpaste (4.2 oz) $2.69, used $1 coupon (8/1 P&G) and will get back $2.69 (SCR #47) = $1 profit *Also counts for SCR #556
Don't you love that Walgreens is carrying more food items lately? I was surprised to see the Paula Deen items. They had a couple of salt grinders and this cinnamon/sugar one.

Target
  • 12 Crystal Lites $2.98 each, used six $1 off 2 coupons (tearpads found at WAG) and got back $15 in Target gift cards ($5 gift card for every four you buy) = $1.23 each
  • 10 Hartz Cat Treats $1.66 each (Price Cut until 8/28), used ten $1.50 coupons (6/6 SS) = $1.60 or $0.16 each
  • 2 Kraft Deli Fresh Cheese Slices $2.25 each, used two $1 coupons = $1.25 each and got FREE loaf of Arnold Soft bread (WYB 2 Kraft) = $2.50 for all three
  • Hillshire Farms deli meat $3.29, will send away for coupons or rebate through Fresh Taste Challenge
  • Total was $39.81

ShopRite

  • Ritz Crackerfuls $3.49, used FREE coupon (Kraft home mailer) = FREE
  • SR reusable bag $0.99, used FREE catalina = FREE
  • 3 Dr Pepper 12 packs $9
  • Markdown lettuce $0.99
  • Milk $1.99
  • Hillshire Farms deli meat $3.99, will send away for coupons or rebate through Fresh Taste Challenge
  • Used three $5 catalinas, total was $0.57

Friday, August 6, 2010

Finally Got to my Weekly Shopping

I got my weekly coupon order in from Mad Coupons the other day, so off to the stores I went. If you haven't heard about Mad Coupons, let me tell you...its fabulous! You pay $10.50 for TEN (count 'em TEN!) copies of the coupon inserts for that week, including shipping costs. And the rates don't change depending on how many inserts there are that week. Its always $10.50. I send off my payment via PayPal on Saturdays and I usually get my coupons on Wednesday or Thursday of the following week. The service is pretty new, so I imagine it won't stay at these fabulous rates forever.

The downside to ordering coupons online is that you obviously don't have them in-hand to do a sale right away. Most weeks that's fine with me, but this week, most of the deals I wanted involved Sunday's coupons so I had to wait. The newspapers in my area stopped carrying the RP insert, so I'd be stuck buying those online anyway. But even on weeks where there isn't a RP, at $1.50-$2 a pop, Mad Coupons blows the price of buying papers out of the water.
Rite Aid - did this transcation twice, one for my rebates and one for my boyfriend's account. I also used up all the UP Rewards I had on-hand, so no pressure to rush back in to RA if the deals aren't looking hot.
  • Bengay Pain Relief + Massage Gel $7.99, used $3 coupon and $3 in-circular coupon and will submit for Try Me Free rebate (6/20 RP) = $6 profit
  • Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor $9.99, used $4 coupon (8/1 P&G) and will get back $5 (SCR #78) = $0.99
  • 4 Crest Pro-Health or 3D White Rinses $5 each, used four $2 coupons (8/1 P&G) and will get back $10 (SCR #39) = $2 *Also counts towards SCR #556
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon, $3 UP Reward and $5 UP Reward, total was $8.73

CVS - stopped in mainly to get some Skippy PB but the store only had chunky, so I walked out with a raincheck instead.

  • 2 Kudos Bars $2 each
  • Used $1 EB and $1 EB, total was $2

When I was a wee lass, my mom and I flew to Florida, just the two of us. I only have a few memories from that trip - waving goodbye to my dad and sisters at the airport, watching cartoons in the hotel room, laying down beach towels on the black leather seats of the car we rented (Florida + black leather seats + summer = unhappy frugalsuz) so we could stand sitting on them and flicking lizards off the screen door of my grandparents' house each morning. My mom assures me that we visited Disney, but I just don't remember! One of my clearest memories is from the plane ride. Our in-flight meal included a Kudos bar and I remember turning to my mom in amazement, wondering what this little bar of heaven was called. I'm sure she laughed at me (as she usually does when I say stupid stuff like that) and passed it off, but my life was forever changed that day. Every once and a while, I like to nosh on some Kudos bars for old times sake.

ShopRite

  • 5 Ziploc Bags $1.50 each (fifth was $2.09), used four $0.55 coupons (7/25 SS) and got back $5 catalina and cat for FREE reusable bag (WYB 5) = $1.31 profit
  • Peaches $0.69/lb = $1.99
  • Hanes undies $2.99
  • Used $5 catalina, total was $4.08
My sister and I were poking around in Target and I came across this adorable bag for $34.99. I've grown tired of my current bag (I'm a one-bag-at-a-time-kinda gal), so I decided to splurge. I used two $15 rewards cards that I got from Biore surveys, so $7.44 OOP.

Zebra print liner! How can you say no to that?

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Another Pretty Quiet Week 8/8 - 8/14

As always, my deals all come from the wonderful folks at HCW, Slick Deals and Erica at iheartcvs.com, iheartriteaid.com and iheartwags.com.
CVS
  • Dulcolax Balance (8.3 oz) $9.99, use $5 coupon (May All You magazine), $4 coupon (*Goes straight to printing or 5/16 SS) or $3 coupon and get back $9.99 EB (Limit 1) = $5, $4 or $3 profit
  • Schick Hydro 3 or Hydro 5 Cartridges (4 ct.) or Razor $8.97, use $5 coupon (8/8 SS) and get back $4 EB (Limit 1) = $0.03 profit *Also this TMF rebate if you haven't done it yet
  • Spend $50 on Applebee's or Sunglass Hut Gift Cards and get back $10 EB (Limit 2)
  • Coke 12 packs four for $13 and get back $3 EB (WYB 4, Limit 1) = $10 or $2.50 each

Rite Aid - Here's a $5 off $25 coupon good until 9/25. You can also print one on Redplum.

  • Crest Pro-Health Sensitive Toothpaste (4.2 oz) $2.69, use $1 coupon (8/1 P&G) and get back $2.69 (SCR #47) = $1 profit *Also counts for SCR #556
  • Natrol Vitamins/Supplements BOGO sale, buy six for $8.49 each (cheapest price listed online), use $5 off $25 coupon, two $3 coupons = $2.47 *Earns you $25.47 towards SCR #563

Rite Aid Monthly (or longer) Deals *You must use your Wellness card to qualify

  • Oral Care Products SCR #556 - spend $25 and get back $10 RA gift card or spend $15 and get back $5 RA gift card (Valid 7/25 - 9/25)
  • Vitamins and Supplements (select varieties) SCR #563 - spend $30 and get back $5 RA gift card (Valid 7/25 - 8/28)
  • Nature Made Vitamins - spend $30, get a year's subscription to Woman's Day magazine (Valid 7/15 - 8/28). See riteaid.com/magoffer for details *Double dip with SCR #563
  • General Mills/Kimberly-Clark/SC Johnson/Avery/Welch's SCR #10 - spend $25 and get back $5 (Valid 7/25 - 10/25) Couple of double-dips - Avery binder also for SCR #106, Cottonelle Bath also for SCR #148
  • Kimberly-Clark SCR #148 - spend $25 and get back $5 (Valid 7/25 - 8/28) - Double-dips - Cottonelle Bath also for SCR #10, Poise Pads also for SCR #60 (Week of 8/22-8/28 ONLY)
  • Kid's Lunches SCR #8 - spend $25 on various snacks and quick lunches and get back $5 (Valid 7/25 - 8/28)
  • Kellogg's/Keebler/Sunshine/Austin Items SCR #101 - spend $15 and get a $5 coupon *While supplies last

Walgreens

  • Bausch & Lomb Biotrue Multi-Purpose Solution (4 oz) $4.99, use $4 coupon (found at Walmart) or $2 coupon and get back $4 RR = $3.01-$1.01 profit
  • Dial Nutriskin Body Wash $3.99, use $1 coupon and get back $3 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
Walgreens Monthly Deals 8/1 - 8/28
  • Benadryl Allergy Medication Dye-Free Liqui-Gels (24 ct) $4.29, buy two and use $4 off 2 coupon and get back $5 RR = $0.42 profit

Printable Rebate Offers

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A Zip-Tastic Day

I was downright cranky today. I'm almost always in a lousy mood on Mondays, but it carried over into Tuesday this week. I have to work 10 hours days this week to cover the shift of one of my coworkers, which makes for a very long day. Earlier this morning, a student came into my office and started rifling through a metal inbox on my desk. I asked him what in the heck he thought he was doing and he responded by saying he was looking for something to write on. Seriously? I flipped over the paper he'd brought in with him and told him to go to town. Then he grabbed some papers on my desk to look at them. I said, "excuse me! Those are mine" and took them back. Unbelievable. Then as I was heading back from lunch and sitting in traffic, a guy in a motorcycle zipped in between the lanes and pulled up ahead of me to be the first one through the light. I honked at him and he just waved the peace sign at me. Sometimes I just don't understand people!
Anyway, on to something that always makes me happy. Shopping!


ShopRite
  • 6 Ziploc Bags $1.50 each, used four $0.55 coupons (7/25 SS) and one $1.50 off 2 coupon and got back $5 catalina and cat for FREE reusable bag (WYB 5) = $1.90 profit
  • Thomas English Muffins $1.99
  • Used $5 catalina and got $0.05 bag discount, total was $0.52

Another store, I did two more trips at self checkout. How much do I love self checkout? THIS MUCH!

  • 6 Ziploc Bags $1.50 each, used four $0.55 coupons (7/25 SS) and one $1.50 off 2 coupon and got back $5 catalina and cat for FREE reusable bag (WYB 5) = $1.90 profit
  • Baby Carrots $1.50
  • Colonna Parmesan Cheese $0.99
  • Used $5 catalina, total was $1.07

Even without the $1.50 off 2 coupon, you can buy five boxes and still make the same profit:

  • 5 Ziploc Bags $1.50 each, used four $0.55 coupons (7/25 SS) and got back $5 catalina and cat for FREE reusable bag (WYB 5) = $1.90 profit
  • SR Bagels $1.99
  • Used $5 catalina, total was $1.09

Monday, August 2, 2010

July Savings

July Monthly Totals
  • Merchandise Total (before coupons): $2,497.01
  • Value of Coupons & Store Sales: $770.04
  • Rewards/Gift Cards/EB's Used: $1,320.06
  • Rewards/Gift Cards/EB's Earned: $1,455.77
  • Rebates: $452.35
  • Total Cost to me for the Month: negative $118.94
  • # of Items Purchased: 485, # of Free Items: 382

Rebates Received
  • Coupon for free Huggies at RA - DBF's address
  • $2 Smirnoff - DBF's address
  • $3 Finesse Rebate - DBF's address & parents' address
  • $3 RA rebate for Nice & Easy hair color - my address & DBF's address
  • $4.50 Pilot Highlighters - my address, DBF's address & parents' address
  • $5 RA gift card - SCR from last month - DBF's address
  • $5 Smirnoff NBPR rebate DGUSA0077 - my address
  • $5 Sorrento Snack Cheese #4 & 5 (limit 5 per household) - my address and one at DBF's address
  • $5 Ste. Michelle NWPR rebate - DBF's address
  • $5 Gillette ProGlide Fusion Razor survey - DBF's address
  • $6 Armor All - my address
  • $7.99 Schick Hydro - my address
  • $8 Budweiser NBPR on summer items - my address & DBF's address
  • $10 Kelloggs Rebate x 3 - my address
  • $10.95 Physician's Formula Shimmer Strips - my address
  • $12 Glamour Magazine/P&G Rebate - parents' address & DBF's address
  • $15 Prepaid cash card from Biore Steam Activated Cleanser - my address, DBF's address & parents' address
  • $20 Smirnoff NBPR rebate DGUSA076 - my address & DBF's address
  • $54.16 Rite Aid rebates - DBF's address
  • $56.16 Rite Aid rebates - my address

NBPR/NWPR Rebates Purchased

  • 4 Heineken $5 off ANY $5.01 energy drink purchase $3.58 - big thanks to mb for pointing out to me that there are two Heineken energy drink rebates floating around now. This one and one I purchase previously for a four pack of energy drinks.