Sunday, October 31, 2010

Trick or Treating at the Drugstores


Rite Aid
  • 4 Tide Stain Releases (20 oz) $3.99 each, used four $3 coupons (9/26 P&G, expires today), got back four $1 UP's = FREE/$0.04 profit
  • 2 Tugaboos Diapers $0.89 each (reg $0.99, 10% Wellness discount), used two $1 coupons (found inside package) = $0.22 profit
  • K-Y Yours and Mine $17.99 (reg $19.99, 10% Wellness discount), used $5 RA coupon (Oct. Video Values), $5 coupon and got back $7 UP = $0.99
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon, total was $8.76, overall profit $2.24
CVS
  • Bayer Contour Meter $14.99, used $10 coupon (8/8 RP, expires today) and got back $5 EB (Limit 1) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Olay Pro X Cleanser $10, used $2 coupon (9/26 P&G, expires today) and got back $5 EB (Limit 1) = $3
  • Used $5 EB and $7.49 EB, total was $1.20, got back $1 EB for using green bag tag

Repeated this transaction on DBF's card along with AZO wipes, but I didn't get any EB's for these. I thought the deal was good through today, but it must have expired yesterday. I'll return those another day.

Walgreens - planned on getting some Zarbee's cough syrup but the store was totally out. I'll try another one later in the week
  • 4 WAG shredded cheeses $1.50 each with in-circular coupon
  • 2 Red Baron pizzas $4.99 each, BOGO sale - will use these towards a NBPR rebate on pizza
  • 2 Domino's Confectioner's Sugar $0.59 each with in-circular coupon
  • Used two $6 RR's, total was $0.17

Repeated without the cheese, used $6 RR, total was $0.17

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Alka my Seltzer

After some hunting, I was able to find a RA with enough Alka Seltzer in stock for me to do this deal. I almost skipped this store because its a pain in the arse to get there in rush-hour traffic, but I'm glad I decided to give it a shot. I also hit the 20% Wellness mark the other day on my card. Woo!
  • 7 Alka Seltzer Plus Fast Powder Packs (10 ct) $4.39 ($5.49 reg price, 20% Wellness discount), used seven $3 coupons (10/24 RP), $1 RA coupon, got back seven $2 UP's (one for each AS) and $10 UP (WYB $30 of Bayer items) = $15.27 profit
  • 2 Tugaboos Trial Size Diapers $0.79 each ($0.99 reg price), used two $1 coupons (found inside packages) = $0.42 profit
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon and three $1 UP's, total was $0.31, overall profit $20.69

10/31 - 11/6

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

CVS
  • Bayer Contour Meter $14.99, use $10 coupon (*Expires 10/31, 8/8 RP) and get back $5 EB (Limit 1) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Bayer Contour USB Meter $29.99, use $20 coupon (10/31 RP) and get back $10 EB (Limit 1) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Oral B CrossAction Battery Powered Toothbrush $4.99, use $3 coupon (coming in 10/31 P&G) and get back $2 EB (Limit 2) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Olay Body Wash (23.6 oz), Plus Ribbons (18 oz) or Total Effects (15.2 oz) $7 and Secret Deodorant (trial size) around $1, use $5 body wash coupon WYB Secret (10/31 P&G) and get back $3 EB for body wash (Limit 1) = FREE
  • Cold Buster Honey Lemon Cough Syrup (4 oz) $8.99, get back $8.99 EB (Limit 1) = FREE *Hidden deal/not in circular
Rite Aid - $5 off $25 coupon Expires 12/31
  • Kendall Antimicrobial Gauze or Non-Stick Pads (10 ct), Bandages (10-25 ct) or Bandage Roll $3.50, buy two and use two $2.50 coupons (zip 48429) and get back $3 (SCR #77, WYB 2) = $1 profit *Also counts for spend $30 of select Diabetes products, get $5 UP
  • All single packs of gum BOGO sale, use BOGO Stride Shift Gum coupon (*Expires 10/31, 5/16 SS) or two $1 Mentos Gum coupons (10/3 SS) or two $0.75 Trident Layers coupons = two for FREE *Also counts for spend $30 of select Diabetes products, get $5 UP
  • One Touch Delica Lancing Device $12.99, use FREE coupon (10/31 paper) = FREE *Also counts for spend $30 of select Diabetes products, get $5 UP
  • Tide Stain Release (20 oz) $3.99, use $3 coupon (*Expires 10/31, 9/26 P&G) and get back $1 UP = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • K-Y Intense or Yours and Mine - around $30 (~ $27 with 10% Wellness discount or $24 with 20%), use $5/$25, $5 RA coupon (from October), $5 coupon and get back $7 UP = ~ $5 - $3
  • Splenda (3.8 oz or 80-100 ct) $2.99, use $1 coupon (9/26 RP) and get back $1 UP = $0.99
  • Folgers Coffee (10.3-11.3 oz, excludes Decaf), Yuban Coffee (12 oz) or Coffeemate (15-16 oz) $2.99, use $1 Folgers coupon (10/10 RP), $1 Yuban coupon (9/26 SS) or $1.50 Coffeemate coupon and get back $1 UP = $0.49 - $0.99
  • Arm & Hammer Super Scoop Cat Litter (14 lb) $4.99, use $3 coupon (Sept. All You mag) and get back $1 UP = $0.99

There are tons of other items that count towards the Diabetes UP deal. This deal is Limit One and also ran last week, so if you did it previously, you won't get another UP.

  • Metamucil Powder (72 doses) or Caplets (100 ct) $7.99 - $4 coupon (Nov. All You mag) or $2 coupon (10/10 P&G) - $2 UP = $1.99 - $3.99
  • Benefiber (48-62 dose, 60-100 ct, Caplets or Tablets 28 ct) $8.99 - $1 RA coupon (Oct or Nov) - $2 coupon or here and get back $2 (SCR #69) = $3.99
  • Bayer Breeze 2 Meter $14.99 - $10 coupon (*Expires 10/31, 8/8 RP) = $4.99
  • Accu-Chek Aviva Blood Glucose Monitor $9.99 - $5 RA coupon (Oct. Video Values, no longer available for printing) = $4.99
  • Gas X Prevention (50 ct) $8.99 - $2 coupon - $2 (SCR #67) = $4.99
  • Neuragen PN (Topical Oil 0.17 oz) or Neuragen Gel (0.28 oz) $24.99 - $5 RA coupon (Oct or Nov) - $10 coupon (10/10 RP) or $5 coupon or here - $5 (SCR #78) = $4.99 - $9.99
  • Ascensia Contour Blood Glucose Monitoring System $14.99 - $5 RA coupon = $9.99
  • SoyJoy Bars (1.05 oz) ten for $7 or $0.70 each, BOGO coupon (Oct. All You mag), B2GO coupon (or 10/3 SS), $2 off 10 (*Expires 10/31, 8/22 SS), $1 off 5 or $1 off 3 = various depending on how many you buy

Walgreens

  • Vicks Dayquil/Nyquil $5, buy two and use two $4 coupons (if Sinex is included, 10/10 P&G) and get back $5 RR (WYB 2) = $3 profit
  • Zarbee's Children's Cough Syrup (4 oz) $5.99, get back $6 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit *There was a $3 printable floating around a couple weeks ago but its not printing anymore. If you have that one, this deal becomes a $3 profit
  • Oral B Cross Action Toothbrush $2.99, use $1 Walgreens coupon (monthly coupon booklet) and $1 coupon (10/10 P&G) and get back $1 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit or buy two and use BOGO coupon (*Expires 10/31, 9/26 P&G), $1 WAG coupon and $1 coupon (10/10 P&G) and get back $1 RR = $1 profit
  • Ricola Drops (19-24 ct) $0.99, buy two and use $0.50 Walgreens coupon (will scan twice automatically, from monthly coupon book) and $1 off 2 coupon (10/17 SS) = two for FREE/$0.02 profit
  • Domino Confectioner's or Brown Sugar (16 oz) $0.59 with in-circular coupon, buy two and use $0.50 off 2 coupon (8/29 or 10/17 RP) = $0.68 for two

Printable Rebate Offers

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

She's Old, but She'll Hold


"Are you callin' me old momma? I don't think I like that."

Nope, not my Gigi, but my computer is definitely showing her age. I got a nasty virus earlier this week and despite my best efforts, getting rid of it was beyond me. I couldn't even get to my start menu! I unplugged the old gal and carted her off to the Geek Squad at Best Buy. Luckily they were able to get rid of the bug and now I don't have to look at this sad, empty desk anymore (eww - look at that dust!). Its amazing how much I rely on this computer. Between emails, blogging, tracking my expenses, photos, music and everything else, my life is on this thing! I bought it refurbished in 2004 and its still plugging along pretty well.
Now on to the fun stuff...shopping! My Mad Coupons order arrived today so tomorrow's mission is to hunt down some Alka Seltzer at RA. Wish me luck!

Walgreens - used up my last five Contac coupons for a $10 profit. Now I have to figure out something to use all these RR's on. I bought each box separately and here's the breakdown:
  • Contac Cold + Flu (28 ct) $6, used $2 coupon (10/10 RP) and got back $6 RR = $2 profit

Rite Aid - for some reason, I only got back 21 $1 UP's, instead of the 26 I was expecting. I'm not sure which of the items I bought didn't give me the UP's though. Anyone have an idea? UPDATE - it was the $0.99 nail polishes that messed me up. Only $1.99 and up items are producing the UP Rewards, so be careful about which ones you pick up. Thanks SaveinLA!

  • 13 NYC Cosmetics (Eye, Face or Lip) $1.99 each, used four $1 off 2 coupons and BOGO coupon (Oct. All You magazine)
  • 13 NYC Nail Polishes $0.99-$1.99, all FREE with BOGO sale running this week
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon, total was $16.34, overall profit $4.66

I was a little nervous buying just the NYC items, knowing my receipt was going to be half a mile long when it printed out. Luckily, I had an awesome cashier that was cheering the register on as it kept printing, and printing, and printing. She actually went through it and counted up all the UP's I got. :)

Just for fun, I think its time for some random kitty shots! I snapped this one of Gigi a while back. She was lying Superwoman-style and I loved the way she stuck out her feet to either side.
Da boyfriend made this kitty toy out of cotton balls stuffed into a sock and then thoroughly sprayed with catnip spray. Its been a huge hit and Mousse sometimes uses it as a pillow.

Yup, he definitely likes it!
I have literally about 30 pictures of Gigi with this cat toy on her head. Usually, you can't put anything on or around her without her flicking it away instantly with her paw. For some reason, she was content to snooze with these feathers on her noggin.
"Where'd that stupid wand thingie go? It was just here..."
"GOTCHA!!"

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Goofy Bagels

Walgreens
  • Contac Cold + Flu (28 ct) $6, used $2 coupon (or 10/10 RP) and got back $6 RR = $2 profit

Bought five more at a couple stores - $10 profit in total

I tried my hand at homemade bagels this weekend. Here's the recipe I used if you want to try them too. They weren't so pretty, but they tasted good. Not as yummy as ones you'd get at a bagel shop, but not bad for my first attempt either. I didn't have any instant yeast on hand, so I used bread machine yeast instead. I think that was my first oops. They didn't rise as much as I was hoping, probably because of the yeast.
I also rolled the dough out too far. The recipe said to use both hands to roll them out and when the dough was wider than your hands, then roll it. That left a huge hole in the middle. Some were almost too thin to cut. Oh well, spread some cream cheese on them (free from ShopRite - woo!) and they were good enough for me!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Nature's Getting All Over Me!

What a gorgeous day we had here in NJ today. Da boyfriend and I both took some vacation time today and decided to take Shadow with us on a hike. Would you believe that it was snowing when we first started?!? Snowing! In October!She loves to go hiking. We were out and about for over two hours and she took a quick nap in the car ride home and then was bursting with energy again. I was beat!As we started off, I felt like I was on a movie set for Lord of the Rings.
The trail paralled some small streams and swampy ground. We think it might have been an old railroad track. The path was always higher than the ground beside it and was very straight and level.Across the way was a beautiful background of fall leaves. It looks like there's a fence just before those trees start, but it was actually a line of gray-ish trees instead.
We passed this evergreen tree on our way in and spotted something odd. Christmas ornaments!
This little kitty's from '95! Judging by the number of ornaments on the tree, I assume a family has been slowly decorating for years. Odd, but kinda cute and certainly not something you expect to find in the woods! We also found a bunch of junk by the side of the trail - tires, a washing machine and the remnants of an old car. I have no idea how all that stuff got in there.
The sun kept peeking out from behind the clouds and when it did, it perked everything up.
Weird looking bark, huh?

I just love how sunlight looks when its shining through fall leaves.
Hope you had a happy Friday too!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Free Candy at RA 10/24 - 10/30

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

CVS
  • Bayer Contour Meter $14.99, use $10 coupon (8/8 RP) and get back $5 EB (Limit 1) = FREE/$0.01 profit
CVS Monthly Deals (good until 10/31)
  • AZO Itch Relief Cream (1 oz) or Wipes $6.99 (your price may vary), use $2 coupon and get back $5 EB (Limit 5) = FREE/$0.01 profit

Rite Aid - $5 off $25 coupon good until 10/31 and new $5 off $25 coupon Expires 12/31

  • Alka-Seltzer Plus Fast Powder Packs (10 ct) $5, buy six, use $5 off $25 coupon, $1 RA coupon and six $3 coupons (10/24 RP), get back $2 UP for each ($12) and $10 UP for spending $30 on Bayer = $16 profit **HEAD'S UP - the Wellness Discounts are lowering the price of these, so depending on what level you're at (10 or 20%), you may need to pick up an extra one to make sure you hit $30.
  • Candy Scenario - buy 10 King Size candy bars (Snickers, 3 Musketeers, Milky Way or Twix) $1.59 each & BOGO sale, 9 Dentyne Ice or Trident White Multipacks $1.50 each and 2 Fun Size Bags or Kit Kats or Reeses $2.50 each = $26.45 subtotal. Then use $5/$25, five BOGO candy bar coupons (max value $0.99 each, 9/26 RP), $1 off 2 bagged candy coupon (10/17 SS), $1 RA coupon for Kit Kat or Reeses, $2 off 3 Gum coupons and $4 off 6 Gum coupon (8/8 SS) = $8.50 OOP and get back a $10 UP (WYB $25 worth) = $1.50 profit
  • NYC Cosmetics (Eye, Face or Lip) $1.99, get NYC Nail Enamel ($1.99) free WYB other NYC item, use BOGO coupon (Oct. All You magazine) or $1 off 2 coupon and get back two $1 UP Rewards = $2 - $1 profit or buy 13 cosmetics and 13 nail polishes and use $5 off $25 coupon = $7 profit
  • Aveeno Sham/Cond/Stylers $5.99, use $1.50 or $1 coupon and $4 RA coupon and get back $1 UP Reward = $0.51 profit - FREE/$0.01 profit depending on coupon
  • Nivea Happy Sensations Body Lotion $5.99, use $1 coupon (8/29 RP) and get back $5 UP Reward = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Halls Cough Drops $1.50, buy two and use two $0.75 coupons (tearpad found at entrance of RA or CVS), $0.50 RA coupon and get back $1 UP Reward (WYB 2) = FREE
  • Finesse Sham/Cond $3.99 each, BOGO sale, buy two and use $2 RA coupon (Oct. Video Values - no longer available to watch) and two $1 coupons (10/24 SS) = two for FREE
  • Benevia (Strength & Energy Cranberry Juice or Heart Health Pineapple & Lulo Juice 8 oz) $8.99, BOGO sale, buy two and use two $3 coupons and get back $3 (SCR #79) = two for FREE
  • Dentyne Ice, Extra, Trident White or Wrigley's Gum (multipacks) $1.50, buy 18 packs, use a $5 off $25 coupon and six $2 off 3 coupons or three $4 off 6 coupons (8/8 SS) and get back $10 UP (WYB $25 worth) = FREE

Walgreens

  • 10/27 - 10/30 Four Day Sale: Fullbar Fit Bar $1.99, get back $2 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • 10/27 - 10/30 Four Day Sale: Balance Bar $1.59, get back $1.60 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit or buy two and use BOGO coupon (10/10 SS) to get two for FREE
  • Alka Seltzer Plus (10 - 20 ct) $3.99, buy three and use three $3 coupons (10/24 inserts) and get back $5 RR = $2.03 profit (or buy two and get $3 RR)
  • Contac Cold + Flu (28 ct) $6, use $2 coupon (or 10/10 RP) and get back $6 RR = $2 profit
  • Colgate Sensitive Toothpaste (6 oz) $3.49, use $1 coupon (10/10 SS) and get back $3.50 RR = $1.01 profit
  • Chestal Adult Cough Syrup (8.45 oz) $6, use $1 coupon and submit for TMF rebate (prints at checkout) = $1 profit
  • Mentos Gum $0.99 with in-circular coupon (give second), use $1 coupon (10/3 SS) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Children's Mucinex Syrup (4 oz) $6.99, submit for TMF rebate (prints at checkout) = FREE
  • Pill Glide Swallowing Spray (1 oz) $5.99, submit for TMF rebate (prints at checkout) = FREE

Printable Rebate Offers

Free Yummy Rolls

Finally found these! I saw these try me free rebate forms on ebay ages ago and now the rolls are in my stores. Keep an eye out, maybe you'll find them too!

ShopRite
  • Pepperidge Farm Ciabatta Rolls $2.49, will send away for Try Me Free rebate (peelie on package) = FREE

CVS - DBF's card

  • 4 Mentos Gums $1.79 each, BOGO sale, used two $1 coupons (10/3 SS) = $0.42 profit
  • Neutrogena Triple Moisture Split End Mender (3 oz) $7.49, got back $7.49 EB (Limit 1) = FREE *Not in circular but advertised on shelf tags
  • 2 AZO Itch Relief Cream (1 oz) or Wipes $6.99 each (your price may vary), used two $2 coupons and got back $10 EB ($5 each, monthly deal, Limit 5) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Schick Hydro 3 or 5 Razor $8.99, used $4 coupon (10/3 SS) and got back $5 EB (Limit 1) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Use $7.99 EB and $10 EB, total was $5.45

Monday, October 18, 2010

Hidden CVS Deal

Doesn't this look scrumptious? DBF whipped up this Paula Deen recipe for dinner last night. Its a casserole of chicken, tortillas, cheeses and diced tomatoes - sooooo good! Here's the recipe if you want to try it too.
CVS - new card
  • 2 Mentos Gums $1.79 each, BOGO sale, used two $1 coupons (10/3 SS) = $0.21 profit
  • Neutrogena Triple Moisture Split End Mender (3 oz) $7.49, got back $7.49 EB (Limit 1) = FREE *Not in circular but advertised on shelf tags
  • AZO Itch Relief Cream (1 oz) or Wipes $6.99 (your price may vary), used $2 coupon and got back $5 EB (monthly deal, Limit 5) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Used $1 EB, $2 EB, $3 EB and $10 EB, total was $1.60

The cashier didn't want to take both of my AZO coupons, saying one was a copy since it had the same barcode as the other. I explained that they were both from AZO's website and in fact, not copies at all. She ended up scanning them both but didn't look happy about it. Why do some cashiers think its ok to wrongly accuse people of coupon fraud?!?

Then on my old card, I bought:

  • 6 Mentos Gums $1.79 each, BOGO sale, used six $1 coupons (10/3 SS) = $0.63 profit
  • Neutrogena Triple Moisture Split End Mender (3 oz) $7.49, got back $7.49 EB (Limit 1) = FREE *Not in circular but advertised on shelf tags
  • Schick Hydro 3 or 5 Razor $8.99, used $4 coupon (10/3 SS) and got back $5 EB (Limit 1) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Stamps $8.80
  • Used $8 EB and $10 EB, total was $3.78

Rite Aid

  • Simply Saline Adult Nasal Mist (1.5 oz) $3.99, used $1 coupon and should get back $3.99 (SCR #30) = $1 profit
  • 2 Tugaboos Diapers $0.89 each ($0.99 reg price, 10% Wellness discount), used two $1 coupons (adjusted to $0.99 each, found inside packages I bought previously) = $0.20 profit
  • ThermaCare Back Patch (1 ct) $2.99, will get back $2.99 (SCR #23) = FREE *There are coupons out for this but I always have issues printing the Thermacare coupons, so I didn't even bother
  • TheraMax Allergy or Cold & Flu Spray (0.5 oz) $6.99, will get back $6.99 (SCR #29) = FREE
  • Cold Buster Warming Syrup (4 oz) $6.69, will get back $6.69 (SCR #24) = FREE
  • BodiHeat Beyond Wraps (3-4 ct) $2.99, will get back $2.99 (SCR #27) = FREE
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon, total was $17.45, overall profit $6.20

Then on DBF's card, I bought:

  • Thomas English Muffins $1.99
  • Simply Saline Adult Nasal Mist (1.5 oz) $3.99, used $1 coupon and should get back $3.99 (SCR #30) = $1 profit
  • TheraMax Allergy or Cold & Flu Spray (0.5 oz) $6.99, will get back $6.99 (SCR #29) = FREE
  • Cold Buster Warming Syrup (4 oz) $6.69, will get back $6.69 (SCR #24) = FREE
  • Blink Tears (15 mL) $7.99, will get back $7.99 (SCR #32) = FREE
  • BodiHeat Beyond Wraps (3-4 ct) $2.99, will get back $2.99 (SCR #27) = FREE
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon, $1 UP and $3 UP, total was $20.64, overall profit $4.01

We'll see if the Simply Saline clears. The rebate book says it has to be a 1.5 oz, but I can't find any 1.5 oz bottles in the store and these were signed as counting towards the rebate. I have a feeling it was a typo and its supposed to be 2.0 oz for the rebate. I'll let you know if it clears.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Get Ready for the Beeps

Rite Aid - did the same transaction on my card and DBF's card. Be forewarned, most of the coupons I have listed below beeped. Luckily, both stores I went to overrode them without any problems.
  • Children's Oscillococcinum Natural Flu Medicine (3 ct) $4.99, used $2 coupon (beeped) and will get back $4.99 (SCR #25) = $2 profit
  • Chestal Children's Honey (4.2 oz) $4.99, used $1 coupon (beeped) or $1 peelie (beeped) and will get back $4.99 (SCR #26) = $1 profit
  • Simply Saline Children's Nasal Mist (1.5 oz) $3.99, used $1 coupon (beeped) and will get back $3.99 (SCR #31) = $1 profit *Also tried to find the adult spray in the 1.5 oz size but couldn't find it anywhere. All the store had were 2 oz ones.
  • Bee MD Cough Drops (21 ct) $2.49, will get back $2.49 (SCR #22) = FREE *There's also this $1 rebate but I'm not sure I feel like using a stamp on a $1 rebate
  • BioGuard Advanced Probiotic Ear, Nose and Throat Care Tablets (30 ct) $6.99, will get back $6.99 (SCR #21) = FREE
  • Dr. Thomson's Coldwar Extended Relief Tablets (20 ct) $3.99, will get back $3.99 (SCR #28) = FREE
  • Used $1 off $10 Cold/Flu Wellness coupon (Expires today!) and $5 off $25 coupon and $10 UP, total was $7.44. Overall profit $10

Off to Walgreens. I love Mucinex so I figured I'd give the nasal spray a try. With no tax on this item in NJ, its truly free.

  • Mucinex Full Force or Moisture Smart Nasal Spray (0.75 oz) $7.99, got back $8 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Bugles $2 and Reese's Fast Break candy bar $0.69 - forgot to put these in pic
  • Used two $5 RR's, total was $0.73

Although I've disabled comments, I'd still love to hear your feedback. You can always reach me via email at frugalsuz at hotmail dot com. I think this is a better route to go than making my blog private, since that forces me to limit how many of you I can share my deals with.

Don't You Just Love Fall?

The air gets brisk, there's that crisp smell to the air, the leaves change colors...I just love it!
Shadow loves the changing of the seasons too! She was full of pep and energy this weekend and kept charging me, so most of my pictures of her are like this:
MOOOOMMMMMMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Da boyfriend and I took a mini-road trip to upstate NY in the hunt for foliage. Surprisingly, most of the leaves were less fall-like than what we had at home, until we hit this mountain. At the top of the photo, you can see the sun streaking down the mountainside. At one point, a town way out there was lit up, as if it had its own spotlight. Just gorgeous.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

A Possible Fix

Well, unfortunately I can't get your feedback on this, but I think I found a work-around to making my blog private. I disabled the comments feature all-together. This means that you'll all be able to see what I write, but not write anything back to me. Your comments today were so touching and meant a lot to me. So many of you said you've been reading my blog for ages and have saved tons of money along with me. That's what this is all about. That's why I share deals and post great moneymakers I find. Its not to brag about how much money I've saved, its to share that info with others so that you all can get the deals too. I love blogging and I love all of you, so I'm here to stay.
Since you can't write me, I've now opened up my mind so I can receive your brainwaves about this issue. Ommmm....

Sorry

Sorry y'all, taking this blog private. If you'd like to keep reading (and I hope you do!), please send me your email address so I can add you to my approved list.

PS - you can leave me your email address in your comment. I won't post the comments so your email won't be floating 'round the internet.

3 pm EDIT - the list of email addresses is now at 71 people (love you guys!). Here's my dilemma though - I can only approve 100 people to read a private blog. With somewhere between 500 and 1,000 people checking in per day, that's obviously not going to cut it. Do any of you have any suggestions? I'm thinking I could set up an email distribution list and email out my posts to anyone past the 100 limit, but if any of you have any other suggestions, I'd really love to hear them. Your support and kind words are so thoughtful and encouraging.

7 PM EDIT - I really hate to say this, but I've reached my 100 person max for approvals. But if you're interested in still reading, please still leave me a comment (I'll delete so your email won't be shown). I'm going to think about this and see if I can figure something else out.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Jackpot

Its been quite an adventure finding these Olay Pro-X cleansers. All but one of the stores I've gone to only had one bottle on the shelf. I think since the Pro-X items are so expensive, RA either doesn't keep a lot on hand to protect against shoplifters or the items just don't sell well. Many of the stores I've been to this week haven't had any in stock or haven't carried any Pro-X items at all. I hit up two stores at lunch today, one was out of stock (but a gorgeous store! I'll definitely be back to that one) and the other had one lonely bottle on the shelf. Bingo! The only problem was that it was a pain and a half to get to the store. I was using my GPS (best tool ever for finding new stores) and the store was 0.3 miles up ahead. The only problem? The road was closed! I had to go around a couple blocks to get there, swerving all over to avoid the raised manhole covers, all with about 10 minutes remaining on my lunch break. I was in and out of that store so fast!

Rite Aid
  • Olay Pro-X Cleanser $16.19 ($17.99 reg price, I got 10% Wellness discount), used $2 coupon (9/26 P&G) and got back $10 UP Reward = $4.19
    Neilmed Nasogel Moisturizing Spray (1.52 oz) $5.99, used $2 coupon and will get back $5.99 (SCR #19) = $2 profit
  • Neilmed Nasadock Plus Drying Stand $5.99, will get back $5.99 (SCR #14) = FREE
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon and Wellness coupon for $1 off any $10 cold/flu purchase and $10 UP, total was $8.95

Now I'll also submit for this $20 rebate WYB $50 of Olay Pro-X items. I spent $16.76 out of pocket on the Olay items, but since they were all purchased with free after rebate items so I could use $5/$25 coupons, my overall profit was $16.78. What a great deal...if you can find the cleansers that is!

Another Fun-Filled Week at RA 10/17 - 10/23

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

CVS
  • Mentos Gum $1.79, BOGO sale, buy two and use two BOGO coupons (10/3 SS) = $0.21 profit for every two
  • Schick Hydro 3 or 5 Razor $8.99, use $4 coupon (10/3 SS) and get back $5 EB (Limit 1) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Neutrogena Triple Moisture Split End Mender (3 oz) $7.49, get back $7.49 EB (Limit 1) = FREE *Not in circular but advertised on shelf tags

CVS Monthly Deals (good until 10/31)

  • AZO Itch Relief Cream (1 oz) or Wipes $6.99 (your price may vary), use $2 coupon and get back $5 EB (Limit 5) = FREE/$0.01 profit
Rite Aid - use $1 off $10 Cold/Flu Wellness coupon with your purchases *Expires 10/17. $5 off $25 coupon good until 10/31 and new $5 off $25 coupon Expires 12/31

  • Children's Oscillococcinum Natural Flu Medicine (3 ct) $4.99, use $2 coupon and get back $4.99 (SCR #25) = $2 profit
  • ThermaCare Back Patch (1 ct) $2.99, use $1 coupon and $1 RA coupon (also from Sept. VV if you have that printed) and get back $2.99 (SCR #23) = $2 profit
  • Chestal Children's Honey (4.2 oz) $4.99, use $1.50 coupon (1/24/10 RP) or $1 coupon and get back $4.99 (SCR #26) = $1.50 or $1 profit
  • Nivea Skin Care - buy $15, get $5 UP. Buy four body washes at $3.99 each, use four $3 coupons (coming in Sunday's paper) and get back $5 UP = $1.04 profit
  • Febreze Noticeables Warmers $2.50, buy two and use two $3 coupons (9/26 P&G) and get back $1 UP (WYB 2) = $1 profit (RA's policy is that they adjust coupons down)
  • Bee MD Cough Drops (21 ct) $2.49, send away for $1 rebate and get back $2.49 (SCR #22) = $1 profit
  • Simply Saline Adult Nasal Mist (1.5 oz) $3.99, use $1 coupon and get back $3.99 (SCR #30) = $1 profit
  • Simply Saline Children's Nasal Mist (1.5 oz) $3.99, use $1 coupon and get back $3.99 (SCR #31) = $1 profit
  • Tums $2.99, use $1 coupon and $1 RA coupon and get back $1 (SCR #60) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • BioGuard Advanced Probiotic Ear, Nose and Throat Care Tablets (30 ct) $6.99, get back $6.99 (SCR #21) = FREE
  • Blink Tears (15 mL) $7.99, get back $7.99 (SCR #32) = FREE *Look for peelie coupons or $2 coupon in Safeway booklet
  • BodiHeat Beyond Wraps (3-4 ct) $2.99, get back $2.99 (SCR #27) = FREE *Look for peelie coupons
  • Cold Buster Warming Syrup (4 oz) $6.69, get back $6.69 (SCR #24) = FREE
  • Dr. Thomson's Coldwar Extended Relief Tablets (20 ct) $3.99, get back $3.99 (SCR #28) = FREE
  • TheraMax Allergy or Cold & Flu Spray (0.5 oz) $6.99, get back $6.99 (SCR #29) = FREE
  • Kleenex $0.99, buy three and use $0.50 off 3 coupon (10/3 SS) and $1 off 3 RA coupon = $1.47 or $0.49 each

Walgreens

  • Blistex Lip Ointment (0.21 oz) $2.59, get back $2.59 RR = FREE
  • Mucinex Full Force or Moisture Smart Nasal Spray (0.75 oz) $7.99, get back $7.99 RR = FREE
  • Nivea Active 3 Body Wash $2.50, use $3 coupon (10/17 RP - cashier should adjust this down to $2.50) = FREE
  • Ricola Cough Drops (19-24 ct) $1, buy two and use $1 off 2 coupon (coming in Sunday's paper) and $0.50 off 1 Walgreens coupon (monthly coupon book, will take off $1 automatically) = two for FREE
  • Purina Whiska Lickin's Cat Treats $1, buy two and use $1 off 2 coupon (10/3 RP) = $1 or $0.50 each

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Its a Miracle!

Guess what arrived in today's mail? A check from Neutrogena for $34.99! After getting a check for $4 and change at my parents' address, I wasn't holding out much hope for any of the other Neutrogena rebates I'd submitted. I think so many people called them complaining that they put a hold on all outgoing rebates and reevaluated them. I still have to wait 8-10 weeks to get a check for the difference on that rebate, but I am very happy that this one came without problems. Its been nothing but problems with J&J - da boyfriend got a rejection letter for the spend $25, get $10 rebate on Aveeno items, so I have to call about that. I don't think I'll ever do another J&J rebate again!
Rite Aid - checked out a new store today but they were out of the Olay Pro X so I did a back-up scenario.
  • Pediacare Children's Cough Syrup or Multi-Symptom Cold (4 oz, not plus 4 oz) $4.99, used $1 coupon (10/10 SS) and will get back $4.99 (SCR #12) = $1 profit
  • 2 Tugaboos Diapers $0.89 each, used two $1 coupons (adjusted down to $0.99 each, from inside packages I'd bought before) = $0.09 profit
  • Senokot Tablets 50s/100s or Senokot-S Tablets 30s/60s $12.99, will submit for $10 rebate and got back $3 UP Reward = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Udderly Smooth Lotion (4 oz) $1, got back $1 UP Reward = FREE
  • Antiox Immune Support Shots (tropical fruit or sugar-free blueberry, 2 pack) $2.99, will get back $2.99 (SCR #13, Limit 2) = FREE
  • Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Lip Butter, Dark Chocolate and Peppermint (0.35 oz) $1.99, will get back $1.99 (SCR #10) = FREE
  • Gain Dish Liquid $0.89, used $1 coupon (adjusted down, 10/10 P&G) = FREE
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon, $1 UP, $1 UP, $2 UP and $10 UP, total was $3.76, overall profit $6.21

CVS

  • Brach's Candy Corn $0.99, used $0.99 CRT (just got this today at the scanner) = FREE
  • Renu Sensitive $7.99 and got back $7.99 EB - raincheck'd deal from last week = FREE
  • Used $1 EB and $4.99 EB, total was $2.56

ShopRite

2 Baked Lays Chips $2.99 each, used $1 off 2 tearpad coupon = $4.98 - will use these towards a Guiness NBPR rebate on chips

Pears $1.50 ($0.99/lb) - will use these towards a NBPR rebate for produce

Now on to the main shopping

  • 2 Fleischmann’s Pizza Crust Yeasts $1.50 each, used two $0.75 coupons = FREE
  • 4 Tic Tacs $1.19, used four $0.75 coupons (10/3 RP) = FREE
  • 4 Mentos Gums $0.99 each, used four $1 coupons (10/3 SS) = FREE
  • 4 Perdue Chicken breasts/nuggets $2.09 each, used four $0.75 coupons (8/29 RP) = $0.59 each
  • Mama Lucia meatballs $3.74
  • 3 Triscuits $3.33 each (Kraft)
  • 2 Oscar Mayer cold cuts $3.99 each (Kraft)
  • 2 Stouffers Pizzas $3.50 each (Nestle)
  • Used three $5 Kraft catalinas and one $5 Nestle catalina, total was $11.52

The catalinas scanned at self-checkout without any beeps. I was pleasantly surprised about that.

On another note, I read on HCW that folks have spotted TMF tags on Galbani mozzarella (found near deli) but I wasn't able to find any. Keep an eye out!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Back for More

Rite Aid - da boyfriend's card
  • Olay Pro-X Cleanser $16.19 ($17.99 reg price, I got 10% Wellness discount), used $2 coupon (9/26 P&G) and got back $10 UP Reward = $4.19
  • Antiox Immune Support Shots (tropical fruit or sugar-free blueberry, 2 pack) $2.99, will get back $2.99 (SCR #13, Limit 2) = FREE
  • Emergen-C Immune Booster Shots (citrus, 2 pack) $3.49, will get back $3.49 (SCR #17) = FREE
  • Comtrex (24 ct) $3.99, will get back $3.99 (SCR #15) = FREE
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon and Wellness coupon for $1 off any $10 cold/flu purchase, $1 UP, five $2.69 UP's and $3 UP, total was $1.99, overall profit $1.03

My card & DBF's card - did the same transaction on both cards

  • 2 Profoot Synovium Creams and 1 Profoot Insole $5 each, used two $2 Synovium coupons and one $1 Profoot coupon (peelie found on item) and will get back $10 (SCR, WYB 3) = FREE
  • 2 Udderly Smooth Lotions (4 oz) $1 each, got back two $1 UP Rewards = FREE
  • 2 Playtex Gentle Glide Tampons (18 ct) $4 each, used two $2 coupons and $2 RA coupon and got back $2 UP Reward (WYB 2) = FREE
  • Blistex Ointment (0.21 oz) $1.49, will get back $1.49 (SCR #11) = FREE
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon and $10 UP, total was $0.49, overall profit $5

Two more trips on DBF's card

  • Olay Pro-X Cleanser $16.19 ($17.99 reg price, I got 10% Wellness discount), used $2 coupon (9/26 P&G) and got back $10 UP Reward = $4.19
  • Antiox Immune Support Shots (tropical fruit or sugar-free blueberry, 2 pack) $2.99, will get back $2.99 (SCR #13, Limit 2) = FREE
  • Kids-EEZE Soft Chews $4.99, will get back $4.99 (SCR #16) = FREE
  • Sucrets $2.99, will get back $2.99 (SCR #9) = FREE
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon and Wellness coupon for $1 off any $10 cold/flu purchase, $2.69 UP and $2.69 UP, total was $14.56, overall profit $1.03

Then finally -

  • Olay Pro-X Cleanser $16.19 ($17.99 reg price, I got 10% Wellness discount), used $2 coupon (9/26 P&G) and got back $10 UP Reward = $4.19
  • Neilmed Nasa Mist Spray All in One (6 oz) $9.99, used $2 coupon and will get back $9.99 (SCR #18) = $2 profit
  • Halls cough drops $0.99
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon and Wellness coupon for $1 off any $10 cold/flu purchase, $1 UP, $1 UP and $2 UP, total was $19.30, overall profit $1.69

Now I just have to find a store with one more Olay, and I'll be good to go for the $20 Olay rebate.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Turning UP's into Cash

Rite Aid - did these four transactions all on my card
  • Olay Pro-X Cleanser $16.19 ($17.99 reg price, I got 10% Wellness discount), used $2 coupon (9/26 P&G) and got back $10 UP Reward = $4.19
  • Neilmed Nasa Mist Spray All in One (6 oz) $9.99, used $2 coupon and will get back $9.99 (SCR #18) = $2 profit
  • Halls cough drops $0.99
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon and Wellness coupon for $1 off any $10 cold/flu purchase, five $2.69 UP's and $1 UP, total was $3.30, overall profit $2.24

Then I bought:

  • Olay Pro-X Cleanser $16.19 ($17.99 reg price, I got 10% Wellness discount), used $2 coupon (9/26 P&G) and got back $10 UP Reward = $4.19
  • Neilmed Nasogel Moisturizing Spray (1.52 oz) $5.99, used $2 coupon and will get back $5.99 (SCR #19) = $2 profit
  • Kids-EEZE Soft Chews (12 ct) $4.99, will et back $4.99 (SCR #16) = FREE
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon and Wellness coupon for $1 off any $10 cold/flu purchase, six $2.69 UP's, total was $1.81, overall profit $3.03

Then I bought:

  • Olay Pro-X Cleanser $16.19 ($17.99 reg price, I got 10% Wellness discount), used $2 coupon (9/26 P&G) and got back $10 UP Reward = $4.19
  • Antiox Immune Support Shots (tropical fruit or sugar-free blueberry, 2 pack) $2.99, will get back $2.99 (SCR #13, Limit 2) = FREE
  • Emergen-C Immune Booster Shots (citrus, 2 pack) $3.49, will get back $3.49 (SCR #17) = FREE
  • Comtrex (24 ct) $3.99, will get back $3.99 (SCR #15) = FREE
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon and Wellness coupon for $1 off any $10 cold/flu purchase, three $2.69 UP's and $10 UP, total was $1.37, overall profit $1.03

Finally, I bought:

  • Olay Pro-X Cleanser $16.19 ($17.99 reg price, I got 10% Wellness discount), used $2 coupon (9/26 P&G) and got back $10 UP Reward = $4.19
  • 2 Tugaboo Diapers $0.89 each, used two $1 coupons (found inside package) = $0.22 profit
  • Neilmed Nasadock Plus Drying Stand $5.99, will get back $5.99 (SCR #14) = FREE
  • Sucrets (18 ct) $2.99, will get back $2.99 (SCR #9) = FREE
  • 2 Halls cough drops $0.99 each
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon and Wellness coupon for $1 off any $10 cold/flu purchase, $1 UP, $2.69 UP and $10 UP, total was $6.02, cost of this transaction - $0.73

Now I'll also submit for this $20 rebate WYB $50 of Olay Pro-X items, rounding out my day at an overall profit (for all the transactions) of $25.57. Not bad for an hour or so of shopping! I did these transactions at three different stores and the most Olay Pro X cleansers I saw at any one store was two, so these may be hard to find. I don't think Rite Aid typically keeps too many in stock.

Friday, October 8, 2010

More Celebrity Smells


I was in Kohl's today and found testers for all three perfumes I've bought at CVS and they are all nice. I didn't need perfume, but its nice to splurge on yourself every once and a while. And when you're using EB's and gift cards instead of cash, its even better! CVS - new card
  • 4 Kit Kats (snack size bags) $2.50 each, used $1 off 3 coupon (9/26 SS) and $5 Halloween CRT (no beeps!) and got back $3 EB (WYB $10, Limit 1) = $1 for all four bags
  • Halle Berry Orchid Perfume $16.99, got back $10 EB (WYB $15 worth, Limit 1) = $6.99 *EB did not print for this perfume even though it was listed in the circular and was the right size so the cashier manually printed it for me
  • Used $0.50 EB, $0.99 EB, $1.80 EB, $4 EB, $5 EB and $7.99 EB, total was $1.66

My old CVS card - I used a $10 EB that I got from doing a survey. Love those - its like printing my own money!

  • Shakira Perfume $16.99
  • Trick or Treat Bag $1.99, used $5 Halloween CRT = $2.01 profit
  • Used $3 EB and $10 EB, total was $1.26
Walgreens - did this deal twice
  • 2 Vicks Sinex Liquicaps (20 count) $5 each, used two $4 coupons (9/26 P&G) and got back $5 RR = $3 profit *Looks like these are DayQuil/NyQuil but they just changed the name.

Rite Aid - I had a $1 UP expiring on 10/9 that I had to use up. I'd tried to use it the other day but the Attitudey-Judy cashier I had scanned my UP's too fast and missed this one (dontcha hate that?). When I realized one hadn't scanned, my pre-tax total was too low to use it.

  • 7 Crest Outlast + Scope Toothpastes $2.69 each, used five $0.50 coupons (all I had left! I've used a ton of toothpaste coupons this week 9/26 P&G) and get back seven $2.69 UP Rewards = $2.50 profit
  • Oral B 3D White Vivid Manual Toothbrush $2.69, got back $2.69 UP Reward = FREE
  • 2 Lindt or Ghiardelli Chocolates $2.50 each, used $0.50 off $5 bagged candy Wellness coupon and got back $1 UP Reward (WYB 2) = $3.50
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon, $1 UP and six $2.69 UP's, total was $2.85 - paid with $1.18 on RA gift card and the rest in cash

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Does Faith Hill Smell Good?

CVS - got my weekly coupon order yesterday so I was able to get most of my CVS shopping done today. New card -
  • Tena Women's Underwear (14-16 ct) $11.99, used $1.50 coupon (8/1 SS), got back $2 EB (Limit 1) and will submit for TMF rebate (10/3 paper) = $3.50 profit
  • Bausch & Lomb Re-nu Sensitive Solution (12 oz) $7.99, used $1 coupon (printable - not sure if there are any prints left) and got back $7.99 EB (Limit 1) = $1 profit
  • Schick Hydro 3 or Hydro 5 Razor $8.97, used $4 coupon (10/3 paper) and got back $5 EB (Limit 1) = $0.03 profit
  • Used $1.99 EB, $4.99 EB, $5 EB and $9.99 EB, total was $1.67, paid with gift card I earned with my credit card points

Then on da boyfriend's card:

  • Bausch & Lomb Re-nu Sensitive Solution (12 oz) $7.99, used $1 coupon (printable - not sure if there are any prints left) and got back $7.99 EB (Limit 1) = $1 profit
  • Faith Hill perfume $17.99, got back $10 EB (WYB $15 worth of select perfumes) = $7.99
  • Used $0.50 EB, $0.99 EB, $4.99 EB and $9.99 EB, total was $10.29, paid with gift card I earned with my credit card points

I managed to recycle all of my soon to be expired EB's on these two cards with these trips. I was hoping they would have had testers for the perfumes in the store, but unfortunately they didn't. DBF and I are planning to poke around the mall this weekend, so I'm going to see if I can find a tester for this perfume before I open the box.

I also got $5 coupons on all my cards for any "Halloween costumes, accessories or decor" good for tomorrow only. Has anyone had any success using this coupon on Halloween candy? Think it would qualify?

Walgreens - my doctor recommended I keep taking Mucinex DM along with the prescriptions she gave me. I was down to my last pill, so I picked some up using my flexible spending card to pay the OOP. Did this transaction twice:

  • 2 Mucinex DM's $9.99 each, got back $5 RR (WYB $19.98+) = $7.49 each

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

10/10 - 10/16

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

CVS
  • Colgate Total Advanced or Enamel Strength Toothpaste (4 oz) $2.99, use $1 coupon (Diabetes & You magazine found at WAG) or $0.75 coupon (or 10/3 SS) and get back $2.99 EB (Limit 2) = $1 - $0.75 profit
  • CVS Soda (2 liter) $1, get back $1 EB (Limit 1) = FREE
  • Campbell's Select Harvest Soup four for $5 or $1.25 each, use $1 coupon = $0.25

CVS Monthly Deals (good until 10/31)

  • AZO Itch Relief Cream (1 oz) or Wipes $6.99 (your price may vary), use $2 coupon and get back $5 EB (Limit 5) = FREE/$0.01 profit

Rite Aid - $5 off $25 coupon good until 10/31. Use this Wellness coupon for $1 off any $10 cold/flu purchase. These coupons can be used multiple times.

  • Neilmed Nasogel Moisturizing Spray (1 oz) $5.99, use $2 coupon and get back $5.99 (SCR #19) = $2 profit TMF Rebate here = $7.99 profit
  • Olay Pro-X Cleanser $17.99 (reg price, so lower if you're at the 10% or 20% discount), use $2 RA coupon (flu book, I think you get this if you inquire about flu shots), $2 coupon (9/26 P&G) and get back $10 UP Reward = $3.99 - $5.99 *There's a $20 rebate WYB $50 of Olay Pro-X items. You'd have to buy three (four if you get a Wellness discount), but if you combine this item with other freebies to use $5 off $25 coupons, you could easily have a moneymaker on your hands.
  • Neilmed Nasa Mist Spray All in One (6 oz) $9.99, use $2 coupon and get back $9.99 (SCR #18) = $2 profit
  • Pediacare Children's Cough Syrup or Multi-Symptom Cold (4 oz, not plus 4 oz) $4.99, use $1 coupon (10/10 SS) and get back $4.99 (SCR #12) = $1 profit
  • Pedicare Gentle Vapor Vapor-Plug Unit and Nightlight Mini Waterless Vaporizer $6.99, use $1 coupon (10/10 SS) and get back $6.99 (SCR #20) = $1 profit
  • Profoot Foot Care (Miracle or Triad Insoles, Flextastics, Pump Pouches, Heel Cream, Synovium, or Proclearz) $5 each, buy three and three use $2 Synovium coupons and/or $1 Profoot coupon (peelie found on item) and get back $10 (SCR, WYB 3) = $1 profit or FREE depending on coupons used
  • Gain Dish Liquid $0.89, use $1 coupon (10/10 inserts) = $0.11 profit *RA's policy is that they adjust coupons down, but this won't beep so YMMV on getting overage
  • Air Wick Freshmatic Compact i-Motion Kit $4.99, use $4 coupon (8/29 SS *Expires 10/10) and get back $1 UP Reward = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Garnier Nutrisse Hair Color $6.99, use $2 in-circular coupon, $2 RA coupon (Sept. Video Values if you have this printed) and $3 coupon (9/12 RP) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Senokot Tablets 50s/100s or Senokot-S Tablets 30s/60s $12.99, submit for $10 rebate and get back $3 UP Reward = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Playtex Gentle Glide Tampons (18 ct) $4 each, buy two and use two $2 coupons and $2 RA coupon and get back $2 UP Reward (WYB 2) = FREE
  • Udderly Smooth Lotion (4 oz) $1, get back $1 UP Reward = FREE
  • Antiox Immune Support Shots (tropical fruit or sugar-free blueberry, 2 pack) $2.99, get back $2.99 (SCR #13, Limit 2) = FREE
  • Blistex Ointment (0.21 oz) $1.49, get back $1.49 (SCR #11) = FREE
  • Comtrex (24 ct) $3.99, get back $3.99 (SCR #15) = FREE
  • Emergen-C Immune Booster Shots (citrus, 2 pack) $3.49, get back $3.49 (SCR #17) = FREE
  • Kids-EEZE Soft Chews (12 ct) $4.99, get back $4.99 (SCR #16) = FREE
  • Neilmed Nasadock Plus Drying Stand $5.99, get back $5.99 (SCR #14) = FREE
  • Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Lip Butter, Dark Chocolate and Peppermint (0.35 oz) $1.99, get back $1.99 (SCR #10) = FREE
  • Sucrets (18 ct) $2.99, get back $2.99 (SCR #9) = FREE *$1.50 coupon in Safeway Summer Savings book would make this a $1.50 moneymaker! Thanks Chitra!
  • Dove Sham/Cond $3, use 0.75 coupon (10/3 RP) and $2 RA coupon = $0.25 *Buy $15, get $5 UP deal also going on
  • Halls Cough Drops $0.99, use $0.50 RA coupon = $0.49 *Circular says coupons coming in Sunday's paper
  • No Nonsense Hosiery, Socks and Underwear $2.99, use $1 RA coupon and get back $1 UP Reward = $0.99

Walgreens

  • Halls Refresh Lemon Raspberry Drops (20 ct) $1, use $0.75 tearpad coupon (Sept All You magazine or tearpads found at RA and CVS) and get back $1 RR = $1 profit or FREE without coupon
  • Crest Pro Health Toothpaste $2.49, use $1 coupon (9/26 P&G) and get back $1.50 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Noxzema Disposable Razors (4 pack triple or 4 blade) $3.99, use $1 coupon (9/19 SS) and get back $3 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
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Cough Cough Cough Cough...Well You Get the Idea

Well, it turns out that I have bronchitis. Yippee. At least I'm on medicine now that should show this cough to the door. While I was waiting for my prescription to be ready, I did a little ShopRite shopping:
  • 3 Progresso Bread Crumbs $0.99 each, used three $0.50 coupons = $0.03 profit
  • 4 Solo cups $2.50 each, used four $0.75 coupons = $4 or $1 each
  • Buitoni Ravioli $2.63, used $1 coupon (just let me print one) = $1.63 - there are other varieties on sale for $1.67, but they didn't catch my fancy
  • SR bread $1.69
  • Total was $7.78

Monday, October 4, 2010

Free Chocolate? I'm There!

Rite Aid
  • 5 Crest + Scope Toothpaste (4 oz) $2.69 each, used four $1 coupons and one $0.50 coupon (9/26 P&G) and got back five $2.69 UP Rewards = $4.50 profit
  • 2 Tugaboos Diapers $0.89 each, used two $1 coupons (found inside package) = $0.22 profit
  • 3 Oral B 3D White Vivid Manual Toothbrushes $2.69 each, got back three $2.69 UP Rewards = FREE
  • 2 Lindt Chocolates $2.50 each, used $0.50 off $5 bagged candy Wellness coupon and got back $1 UP Reward (WYB 2) = $3.50
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon, $2.69 UP, $3 UP and $10 UP, total was $2.08, overall profit $3.75

Then on da boyfriend's card, I bought:

  • 4 Crest + Scope Toothpaste (4 oz) $2.69 each, used four $0.50 coupons (9/26 P&G) and got back five $2.69 UP Rewards = $2 profit
  • 2 Tugaboos Diapers $0.89 each, used two $1 coupons (found inside package) = $0.22 profit
  • 3 Oral B 3D White Vivid Manual Toothbrushes $2.69 each, got back three $2.69 UP Rewards = FREE
  • RA cough drops $1.29 - I'm still coughing!
  • 2 Lindt Chocolates $2.50 each, used $0.50 off $5 bagged candy Wellness coupon and got back $1 UP Reward (WYB 2) = $3.50
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon and six $2.69 UP's, total was $2.42, overall profit $0.27

Sept. Monthly Totals

September Totals - this month totally made up for August! I sold a bunch of stuff on ebay, which covered the cost of the coupons I've ordered, so I didn't include them in my totals.

  • Merchandise Total (before coupons): $1,326.57
  • Value of Coupons & Store Sales: $795.83
  • Rewards/Gift Cards/EB's Used: $433
  • Rewards/Gift Cards/EB's Earned: $517.71
  • Rebates: $193.47
  • Total Cost to me for the Month: negative $147.32
  • # of Items Purchased: 338, # of Free Items: 300

Rebates Received

  • Free Socks from Kerasol - my address & parents' address
  • $2 Blackstone NBPR - my address, DBF's address & parents' address
  • $3 Cortaid rebate - DBF's address
  • $4.49 Diamond Cutlery Rebate - my address, DBF's address & parents' address
  • $4.73 Neutrogena Clinical rebate - this check was supposed to be $39.99 but many people have reported only receiving checks for their out of pocket cost. I called Neutrogena and they're going to send me a check for the difference...in 8 to 10 weeks. Ugh. I waited two months for this first check!
  • $5 Snapple - my address & DBF's address
  • $5 Heineken NBPR rebate on energy drinks HUSA8210 - my address & DBF's address
  • $5 Heineken NBPR rebate on energy drinks HUSA8261 - my address
  • $5 Heineken NBPR rebate on $15 of produce HUSA8209 - my address
  • $5 Newcastle NBPR rebate on snacks - my address
  • $6.99 Pill Glide Swallowing Spray rebate - my address & DBF's address
  • $10 Newcastle NBPR rebate on snacks - my address & DBF's address
  • $10 Aveeno Items - parents' address
  • $10 Rite Aid Gift Card - Oral Care rebate - my address & DBF's address
  • $10 Zegerid OTC - parents' address
  • $14.99 Staples Gift Card from buying a tote bag
  • $15 TD Bank prepaid gift card from Blue Bunny - my address, DBF's address and parents' address
  • $15.83 Dryel rebate - DBF's address
  • $20 Aveeno Ageless Vitality rebate - my address
  • $20 Smirnoff NBPR rebate on $20.01 of groceries - my address, DBF's address & parents' address
  • $121.13 Rite Aid rebate check - DBF's address
  • $130.62 Rite Aid rebate check - my account

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Unlimited UP's?

Rite Aid - my card. I'm almost at 1,000 points which will give me a 20% discount!
  • Tena Serenity Underwear $12.99, used $1.50 coupon (8/1 SS), got back $3 UP Reward and will submit for TMF rebate (10/3 SS) = $4.50 profit
  • 3 Crest Outlast + Scope Toothpastes (4 oz) $2.69 each, used three $1 coupons (9/26 P&G) and got back three $2.69 UP Rewards = $3 profit
  • 3 Oral B 3D White Vivid Manual Toothbrushes $2.69 each, got back three $2.69 UP Rewards = FREE
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon, $1 UP, $1.50 UP, $7 UP and $10 UP, total was $0.91 - paid with gift card I got from Oral Care rebate

Bought the same items on DBF's card. This week's RA circular mentions nothing about limits on UP deals and so far, it seems like there may be no limits! Love it!