Friday, December 31, 2010

Its Almost 2011

HAPPY NEW YEARS EVERYONE!
Rite Aid
  • 2 Tugaboos Diapers $0.79 each ($0.99 reg price, 20% Wellness discount), used two $1 coupons (found inside package) = $0.42 profit *Counts towards Buy & Save promo
  • 2 Gillette Fusion Proglide Razors $8.79 each (reg $10.99, 20% Wellness discount), used two $4 coupons (12/26 P&G) and got back two $5 UP's = $0.42 profit
  • 4 Progresso Soups $1.50 each, used $1 off 4 coupon (11/14 or 12/5 GM) and got back four $1 UP's = $1 or $0.25 each *Count toward Buy & Save promo
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon, $1 UP, $3 UP and $5 UP, total was $1.04
Then at another store:
  • 2 Tugaboos Diapers $0.79 each ($0.99 reg price, 20% Wellness discount), used two $1 coupons (found inside package) = $0.42 profit *Counts towards Buy & Save promo
  • 8 Pantene Sham/Cond/Stylers $3.50 each, used four BOGO coupons (11/28 P&G, *Expire 12/31) and two $3 off 2 coupons (12/26 P&G) and got back four $1 UP's ($1 WYB 2) = $4 or $0.50 each
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon, two $1 UP's, total was $2.19
Also bought a $25 Applebees gift card. I'm going to use this towards a third Coors NBPR rebate for $10 when you buy $50 of gift cards (Exp. 12/31, bought a second $25 gift card a couple weeks ago).

My sister and I did some shopping this afternoon. All the stores we went to were packed! We poked into Target and I got some ham & turkey for a Smirnoff NBPR rebate (DGUSA0135, Expires 12/31). You can get back $5 off a $5.01 purchase, $10 off a $10.01 purchase or $20 off a $20.01 purchase. I went for the gold:
  • 7 Hillshire Farms ham and turkey $3.29 each
  • Total was $23.03
After a delicious dinner with my family, I did one last Rite Aid trip. The last Tugaboos I'll get for free...I have many fond memories of the overage they gave me this year.
  • 10 BTS folders with prongs $0.79 each ($0.99 reg price, 20% Wellness discount), got back five $2 UP's ($2 WYB 2, Valid until 1/22) = $2.10 profit
  • 2 Tugaboos Diapers $0.79 each ($0.99 reg price, 20% Wellness discount), used two $1 coupons (found inside package) = $0.42 profit *Counts towards Buy & Save promo
  • 2 Gillette Fusion Proglide Razor Kits $8.79 (regular) and $9.97 (power, reg $10.99 and $12.99 each, 20% Wellness discount), used two $4 coupons (12/26 P&G) and got back two $5 UP's = $0.76 or $0.38 each
  • 4 Progresso Soups $1.50 each, used $1 off 4 coupon (11/14 or 12/5 GM) and got back four $1 UP's = $1 or $0.25 each *Count toward Buy & Save promo
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon, four $3 UP's and $5 UP, total was $2.76
I now have $39.66 on my account and $30.74 on DBF's account towards the $100 needed to get my $20 Resolution Reward. With the Airwick deal next week, I should be able to put another $30 or so on each account. The promo is good until 1/22 so I'm not that worried about getting to $100.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

It is still December right? Cause I just saw Cupid

Rite Aid
  • 4 Pilot EZ Touch Pens $1.83 each ($2.29 reg price, 20% Wellness discount) and got back two $4 UP's ($4 WYB 2) = $0.68 profit
  • 2 Tugaboos Diapers $0.79 each ($0.99 reg price, 20% Wellness discount), used two $1 coupons (found inside package) = $0.42 profit *Count towards Buy & Save promo
  • 2 Harvard Square Pencils $0.79 each ($0.99 reg price, 20% Wellness discount) and got back $2 UP (WYB 2, deal valid until 1/22) = $0.42 profit
  • 8 Progresso Soups $1.50 each, used two $1 off 4 coupons (11/14 or 12/5 GM) and got back eight $1 UP's = $2 or $0.25 each *Count toward Buy & Save promo
  • 4 1/2 Foot Christmas Tree $9.99 ($19.99 reg price, 50% off sale)
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon, twenty $1 UP's and $3 UP, total was $1.14
How cute is this tree? As I was poking around the display, the most adorable little girl comes right up to me and goes "HI!!" I grinned and said hello back to her. Her mom was checking out the Valentine's Day decorations (yes you heard me, VALENTINES DAY!) in the same aisle and she carefully watched me as I chose my tree. She gave me a huge grin when I put it in my cart, so I assume she approved. So cute.

1/2 - 1/8

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

CVS
  • Revlon Nail Clippers or Nail Files $2.99, buy two and get back $7 EB (Limit 1) = $1.02 profit
  • Excedrin - spend $20, get back $10 EB (Limit 1). Buy 5 Excedrin PM's for $5.59 each and use five $2.50 coupons (12/5 SS) = $2.36 for five after coupons & EB's
  • Wisk Detergent $5, buy five and use five $2 coupons (1/2 RP) and get back $10 (for spending $25, Limit 1) = $5 or $1 each

CVS Monthly Deal - good until 1/11?

  • Complete Multi-Purpose Solution (12 oz) $9.99, get back $9.99 EB (Limit 1) = FREE *$2 coupon in Safeway May 2010 coupon book
Rite Aid
  • Airwick Items - BOGO sale, $3 UP WYB $10 (weekly deal) plus $10 UP WYB $30 (month-long deal). So buy four Airwick Compact iMotions for $9.99 each (two free with BOGO sale) and use four $3 coupons (1/2 SS) and two Airwick Freshmatic Ultra Spray Kits for $12.99 each (one free with BOGO sale) and use two $4 coupons (1/2 SS), get back three $3 UP's and $10 UP = $6.03 profit *Also counts for Buy & Save promo
  • Gas-X Prevention (18 - 20 ct) $4.99, use $4 coupon (12/12 SS) and get back $2 (SCR #17) = $1.01 profit *Also counts for Buy & Save promo
  • Wet Ones $1.99, use $1 coupon and get back $1 UP = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Always Pantiliners $0.99, use $1 coupon (from P&G rebate coupon booklet) = FREE
  • Huggies Snug & Dry or Little Movers Big Pack Diapers $19.99 reg price so $15.99 with 20% Wellness discount, use $3 coupon and $2 Video Values coupon and get back $2 UP = $8.99 *Also counts towards the Buy & Save promo

Rite Aid Monthly Deals - Valid until 1/22

  • BTS/Harvard Square School Supplies (pencils, pink erasers, ruler, etc) $0.99, buy two and get back $2 UP (WYB 2) = FREE/$0.02 profit *Higher profit with 10% or 20% Wellness discount
  • Darice Craft Kits prices range from $1.99 and up, buy two and get back $5 UP (Expires 2/5 as per Slick Deals)
  • Buy & Save Resolutions Reward - spend $100 on qualifying items, get back $20 UP (Limit 1) Full list of items here.

Walgreens

  • Natrol Acai $10.99, BOGO sale, buy two, use two $2 coupons (10/10 RP) and $5 Walgreens coupon (monthly coupon book, will take off $10 automatically) = $3.01 profit
  • Oscillococcinum Childrens (6 pk) $8.99, use $2 coupon and get back $8.99 RR = $2 profit
  • Electrasol (20 ct) $3.49, use $2.25 coupon (1/2 SS) and get back $1.50 RR = $0.26 profit
  • Celcius Green Tea (12 oz, 4 pk) $3.99, use $1 coupon and get back $3 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Salonpas Arthritis Pain 5's $5.99, get back $6 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Omega Factor 3 (Soft gel 60's) $10, get back $10 RR = FREE *Look for $3 coupon inside package to make this a $3 profit!
  • Nivea for Men Arctic Freeze Shave Gel or After Shave $3.99, get back $3 RR = $0.99 *Folks have reported finding $1 coupons in RA so keep your eyes peeled

Walgreens Monthly Deals

  • Valid 1/2 - 1/29 Finesse Shampoo (new line) $1.99, use $1.50 coupon (10/24 SS) and submit for TMF rebate (form found on bottle) = $1.50 profit *This rebate can be used at any store, but since its a new item and advertised in Walgreens' circular, you may have the best shot of finding it here.
  • Valid until 1/11 Revlon Top Speed Nail Color $5.99, use $1 WAG coupon (Everything Bright and Beautiful coupon book found in stores, usually at beauty counter) and get back $5 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Valid 1/2 - 1/29 Pillglide Swallowing Spray (Grape or Strawberry) $5, get back $5 RR = FREE

Printable Rebate Offers

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Who Doesn't Like Foam Monkeys?

I am so lovin' how orderly this picture is! Ok, here we go:

Rite Aid
  • 2 Darice Foam Kits (jewelery box & pirate ship) $2.39 each ($2.99 reg price, 20% Wellness discount), used $5/2 RA coupon (Dec. Video Values) and got back $5 UP (WYB 2) = $5.22 profit
  • 6 Pilot EZ Touch Pens $1.83 each ($2.29 reg price, 20% Wellness discount) and got back three $4 UP's ($4 WYB 2) = $1.02 profit
  • 4 BTS Wooden Rulers $0.79 each ($0.99 reg price, 20% Wellness discount) and got back two $2 UP's ($2 WYB 2, deal valid until 1/22) = $0.84 profit
  • 4 Pentech Pink Erasers (2 pk) $0.79 each ($0.99 reg price, 20% Wellness discount) and got back two $2 UP's ($2 WYB 2, deal valid until 1/22) = $0.84 profit
  • 2 Harvard Square Pencils $0.79 each ($0.99 reg price, 20% Wellness discount) and got back $2 UP (WYB 2, deal valid until 1/22) = $0.42 profit
  • 10 Nivea Lip Care $2 each, used five BOGO coupons (12/5 RP) and got back $10 UP (WYB $20) = FREE *Also gives me $20 towards the $20 Buy & Save/Resolution Rewards promo (WYB $100 on qualifying items, valid until 1/22)
  • 8 Pantene Sham/Cond/Stylers $3.50 each, used four BOGO coupons (11/28 P&G, *Expire 12/31) and two $3 off 2 coupons (12/26 P&G) and got back four $1 UP's ($1 WYB 2) = $4 or $0.50 each
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon, $1 Video Values coupon (off total order - from December I think?), five $5 UP's, $3 UP and two $1 UP's, total was $3.88, overall profit $7.12
On DBF's card, I did basically the same thing. I didn't finish watching the Video Values on his account so I didn't have the $5 Darice coupon to use. Bummer
  • 4 BTS Wooden Rulers $0.79 each ($0.99 reg price, 20% Wellness discount) and got back two $2 UP's ($2 WYB 2, deal valid until 1/22) = $0.84 profit
  • 2 Darice Foam Kits (jewelery box & monkey) $2.39 and $1.83 ($2.99 & $2.29 reg price, 20% Wellness discount), got back $5 UP (WYB 2) = $0.78 profit
  • 4 Pilot EZ Touch Pens $1.83 each ($2.29 reg price, 20% Wellness discount) and got back two $4 UP's ($4 WYB 2) = $0.68 profit
  • 2 Harvard Square Pink Erasers (2 pk) $0.79 each ($0.99 reg price, 20% Wellness discount) and got back $2 UP (WYB 2, deal valid until 1/22) = $0.42 profit
  • 2 Tugaboos Diapers $0.79 each ($0.99 reg price, 20% Wellness discount), used two $1 coupons (found inside package) = $0.42 profit *Counts towards Buy & Save promo
  • 10 Nivea Lip Care $2 each, used five BOGO coupons (12/5 RP) and got back $10 UP (WYB $20) = FREE *Gives me $20 towards Buy & Save promo
  • 2 Office Expert Thumbtacks $1.03 each ($1.29 reg price, 20% Wellness discount) and got back $2 UP (WYB 2) = $0.06
  • 8 Pantene Sham/Cond/Stylers $3.50 each, used four BOGO coupons (11/28 P&G, *Expire 12/31) and two $3 off 2 coupons (12/26 P&G) and got back four $1 UP's ($1 WYB 2) = $4 or $0.50 each
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon, seventeen $1 UP's (that was fun), three $2 UP's and $5 UP, total was $3.82, overall profit $3.18
I've now spent $56 on Pantene, so I'm going to submit for a $20 rebate (WYB $50 of various P&G items including Pantene). I didn't include this in my calculations because I'm sending it to my sister's address in VA as an after-Christmas present.


Now a more advanced couponer might ponder, "frugalsuz, why didn't you split up your transactions to make better use of the soon-to-be-expired $5/$25 coupons?"

(frugalsuz chews her lip and stares off into space)

"Excellent question fellow hounder! I have a perfectly logical, mathematical reason to that quandary."

(nervous silence)

"Ok...I lied, I have no idea why I did that."

We all have our moments dear friends. It could be a combination of wanting to minimize my RiteAid trips for this week, the pressure of having seventeen $1 UP's expiring in a matter of days, feeling a cold coming on and a lack of sleep caused by the two jerks living downstairs who chose 5 am for yet another huge blowout fight involving yelling, screaming, stomping around, slamming doors and a dramatic exit somewhat hampered by a snowed in car. Nothing says "I'm leaving and never coming back!" like storming out to your car, slamming it into reverse and gunning it...only to get stuck in the snow, go forward six inches, back four, forward three, back seven, forward again five, back again...and we're out of the spot and driving off furiously! (he was back by the time I got home from work by the way)

On a happier note, FOAM MONKEYS! I sure as heck don't remember foam monkeys when I was growing up. All is right with the world again.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Let it Snow

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday! I spent it with my hunny and the fam and had a great time. Today, we've got ourselves a blizzard here in good ol' Jersey. Its been snowing since noon and its not showing any sign of stopping. I think there's around eight to nine inches on the ground already. Before this all started, DBF and I did a couple errands. I'm waiting for my coupon order to come in the mail and then I'll be all over Rite Aid. In the meantime, I got my CVS shopping done for the week. I'm out of EB's on my old card and new card, so I just did this deal on DBF's card. I think I'll leave it at that for now and get back into CVS when the deals pick up again.
  • Tone Body Wash $3.88, used $1 coupon or here and got back $3 EB (Limit 1) = $0.12 profit
  • 2 CVS sponges $2.57 each, BOGO 50% off sale (on all CVS brand items) = $3.85 or $1.92 each
  • 2 Tostitos $2.49 each
  • Used $1 EB, $2.99 EB and $6.99 EB, total was $1.24

Thursday, December 23, 2010

They Drew First Blood...

Today was our holiday party at work and we had our Secret Santa exchange. My person loved the holiday decorations I bought at CVS - excellent! A couple folks within my department also exchanged presents. Along with a couple other goodies, I got my department some scratch off lotto tickets and one woman won $24! My coworker bought me this beautiful ornament from HSN. Part of the proceeds go to benefit St. Jude Childrens' Hospital and each ornament was designed by a celebrity. Guess who designed the one she bought me?
RAMBO!!! Isn't it adorable? I turned it around, expecting a grenade or machine gun to be on the back but no dice.
Rite Aid - UPDATE - the third $5 UP is limit 1 only. I bought four more today (12/24) and wasn't sure why I didn't get the UP but that's the reason.
  • Motrin PM (20 ct.) $4.79 (reg price $5.99, got 20% discount), used $2 circular coupon, $2 coupon (11/22 SS or Sept. All You magazine) and got back $3 UP = $2.21 profit
  • 4 L'oreal Go Clean 360 Facial Cleansers $6.69 each, BOGO 50% off so $20.07, used two $3 off 2 coupons (10/24 RP) and got back three $5 UP's ($5 WYB 2, third $5 UP is a mystery one) = $0.93 profit - another deal I stole from A Super Savvy Saver :)
  • 2 Tugaboos $0.79 each ($0.99 reg price, 20% Wellness discount), used two $1 coupons (found inside package) = $0.42 profit
  • 4 Reeses Big Cups $0.50 each, used two BOGO coupons (12/12 SS) and got back $1 UP (WYB 4) = FREE
  • Acne Free Terminator $4.49 ($5.99 reg. price, 25% sale), used $1 coupon (10/17 RP) and got back $3 UP = $0.49 each
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon (this scanned as a penny again! they manually put in $5), two $5 UP's and $3 UP, total was $2.11, overall profit $6.89
At another store, I bought:
  • Motrin PM (20 ct.) $4.79 (reg price $5.99, got 20% discount), used $2 circular coupon, $2 coupon (11/22 SS or Sept. All You magazine) and got back $3 UP = $2.21 profit
  • 4 L'oreal Go Clean 360 Facial Cleansers $6.69 each, BOGO 50% off so $20.07, used two $3 off 2 coupons (10/24 RP) and got back three $5 UP's ($5 WYB 2, third $5 UP is a mystery one) = $0.93 profit
  • Rose Pick Up Sticks $1.94 ($2.59 reg price, 25% sale), got back $2 UP = $0.06 profit
  • 4 Reeses Big Cups $0.50 each, used two BOGO coupons (12/12 SS) and got back $1 UP (WYB 4) = FREE
  • Used three $5 UP's and two $1 UP's, total was $2.47, overall profit $1.53
The $5/$25 coupon I had with me in this store expired in November! I was pretty ticked at myself for not bringing a newer one with me, but I still made a profit so that's cool.

ShopRite
  • 3 Rayovac Batteries $1.49 each
  • 3 Hillshire Farms Hearty Slices Ham $3.99, used three $0.55 peelie coupons and will submit for $6 Budweiser NBPR rebate on $10 of turkey, ham or deli platters = $2.67 for all three
  • Used three $2.50 catalinas (WYB toys, batteries or appliances), total was $5.91
I knew the third cat wouldn't scan because it printed really lightly. The self-checkout cashier attempted to put it in manually and it was giving her some error message. So she tells me that the store changed their policy to only allow two $2.50 cats per order. When I told her that I'd successfully used four of the same cats last night without a problem, she said that the policy changed mid-week just with the cats "that have a newer expiration date." Umm, yeah no, that's a load of you-know-what. She said I could void one of my items off my order and purchase it separately and started to pull things out of my bag. I said "no thank you, I'd like to use all three cats at once since your own coupon policy states you can use four of the same coupons per order." She said she needed to help another customer "real quick" and walked away! I was left standing there (with my mouth open in surprise) until she finally called over a manager who promptly scanned the cat in properly. So irritating. I cannot stand it when cashiers make up rules for why things aren't working. I'd respect them a hell of a lot more if they just said "hmm, that's weird, I don't know why that's not working." Is that so hard?

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

12/26 - 1/1

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

CVS
  • Tone Body Wash $3.88, use $1 coupon or here and get back $3 EB (Limit 1) = $0.12 profit
  • Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste $2.99, use $1 coupon (Diabetes & You magazine found at WAG) and get back $2 EB (Limit 2) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Kodak Photobooks (10 pg, 8 x 10) BOGO sale, buy two and use BOGO coupon = two for FREE
CVS Monthly Deals - good until 12/27
  • Complete Multi-Purpose Solution (12 oz) $9.99, get back $9.99 EB (Limit 1) = FREE *$2 coupon in Safeway May 2010 coupon book
Rite Aid - $5 off $25 coupon Expires 12/31. This week starts the January SCR's
  • Sundown Vitamin D $3.49, BOGO sale, buy two and use $3 off 2 coupon or two $1 coupons and $1 RA Video Values coupon (January) and get back $2 UP (WYB 2) = $2.51 or $1 profit
  • Pantene Sham/Cond/Stylers $3.50, buy eight and use $5/$25 coupon, four BOGO coupons (11/28 P&G, *Expire 12/31) and two $3 off 2 coupons (12/26 P&G) and get back four $1 UP's ($1 WYB 2) = $1 profit *Also counts towards $20 rebate (Expires 12/31)
  • Gillette Clinical Deodorant $7.99, use $2 coupon (11/28 P&G, expires 12/31), $3 RA coupon (found in flu booklet in stores) and get back $3 UP = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Vicks DayQuil or NyQuil (Liquid 10 oz, Liquicaps 20 ct. or Childrens 6 oz) $5, use $3 coupon (12/26 P&G) and get back $2 UP (Limit 1) = FREE
  • Nivea Lip Care $2, buy ten and use five BOGO coupons (12/5 RP) and get back $10 UP (WYB $20) = FREE
  • Gillette Fusion Proglide Razor $9.97, use $4 coupon (12/26 P&G) and get back $5 UP = $0.97

Rite Aid Monthly Deal - Valid until 1/22

  • BTS/Harvard Square School Supplies (folders with prongs, pencils, pink erasers, ruler, etc) $0.99, buy two and get back $2 UP (WYB 2) = FREE/$0.02 profit *Higher profit with 10% or 20% Wellness discount
  • Buy & Save Resolutions Reward - spend $100 on qualifying items, get back $20 UP (Limit 1) Full list of items here.
Walgreens
  • Colgate Max Fresh Toothpaste (6 oz) or Max White Toothbrush $2.99, use $1 coupon (Bright & Beautiful coupon book found near Beauty Counter) and get back $2 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit

Walgreens Monthly Deal - good until 1/11

  • Revlon Top Speed Nail Color $5.99, use $1 WAG coupon (Everything Bright and Beautiful coupon book found in stores, usually at beauty counter) and get back $5 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit

Printable Rebate Offers

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Picking Up Some Pick Up Sticks

Rite Aid - wasn't so concerned with rolling my UP's today since I have so many expiring soon. I was looking for fishing games but this store didn't have any. I'll try a different one tomorrow and see if I have any luck.
  • Rose Pick Up Sticks $1.94 ($2.59 reg price, 25% sale), got back $2 UP = $0.06 profit - thanks for the tip on these Jamie
  • 2 Tugaboos $0.79 each ($0.99 reg price, 20% Wellness discount), used two $1 coupons (found inside package) = $0.42 profit
  • 3 Acne Free Terminators (love these) $4.86 each ($6.49 reg. price, 25% sale), used three $1 coupons (10/17 RP) and got back three $3 UP's = $0.86 each - saw these first on A Super Savvy Saver
  • 2 Honey Nut Cheerios $2.50 each, got back $2 UP = $3 or $1.50 each
  • Haviland Thin Mints $0.79 - bought this thinking it would get me up to $25. Alas, I didn't quite make it, so I picked up:
  • 2 M&M's $0.50 each
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon (these are working again in case you didn't hear), two $5 UP's, $3 UP and $1 UP, total was $0.89. Total cost $1.89
ShopRite
  • Gouda Cheese $3.60
  • Fontina Cheese $7.47 - will use these two towards a $6 Stella Artois NBPR rebate (WYB $10+ of gourmet cheese or crackers)
  • 3 Panasonic AAA Batteries $0.99 (looked like this was an in-store special)
  • Used two $2.50 and one $5 cats for toys/appliances/batteries - used them at self checkout and didn't get any beeps. Tried to use a fourth $2.50 cat but it beeped saying I'd exceeded the number of coupons/items. I guess since I bought three batteries, it will only let me use three cats. Total was $4.25
Separately - $25 Shell gift card - will use towards a third $5 Coors NBPR (WYB $25 of gift cards)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Surly Kitties and Hungry Hippos

Walgreens
  • 3 Hungry, Hungry Hippos Games $4.99 each (rang up as $6.99, cashier had to adjust down), used three $5 coupons (12/5 SS, expire today 12/19) = FREE
  • Stamps $8.80
  • $25 Shell gift card - will use towards $5 Coors NBPR rebate (WYB $25 of gift cards)
  • Used $8 RR, total was $1.48
Bought another 2 Hippos games, stamps & gift card at a separate store. DBF and I dropped the games off at a Toys for Tots location this afternoon. I wish I could have found more to donate.

CVS - decorations are 33% off this week, so I used my final $5/$25 decorations CRT today
  • Nestle Jingles candy $3.49
  • Wreath $3.34
  • Ho-Ho-Ho trio of santas/reindeer $6.69
  • Stuffed snowman $4.01
  • Kitty ornament $4.01
  • Used $5/$20 CRT for holiday decorations, $1 EB and $3 EB, total was $13.98
Will submit these for a third Heineken $15 rebate on $20 of Christmas trees and/or decorations.
Check out the surly expression on the kitty! You know he's thrilled about having those antlers on.

Friday, December 17, 2010

ITS SO FLUFFY!

I'm gonna die!! Agnes is so friggin cute! I was debating whether or not I wanted to get Despicable Me and then saw the deal at CVS this week. I have a bunch of soon to be expiring EB's so I figured I'd pick up a copy. DBF and I saw DM in a nearly empty theater with a dad and his two little kids. We laughed harder than the kids did! If you haven't seen it, its definitely worth watching. I dare you not to crack up at the minions! I can't get enough of their laughs.
  • $15 iTunes gift card
  • Despicable Me DVD $9.99 (only at this price when you buy a $15 iTunes gift card)
  • $10 CVS gift card
  • Andes mints $2 (these are safely tucked away in my desk at work for nibbling)
  • Used $4 EB and $7.98 EB, total was $25.85
Will submit for a $5 Coors NBPR rebate (WYB $25 of gift cards). My receipt printed a $10 coupon for Despicable Me, so if you don't want to buy the movie right away, you can use the coupon to get the sale price later on.

On another card, I got:
  • Complete Contact Solution (12 oz) $9.99, got back $9.99 EB (monthly deal, limit 1) = FREE
  • Used $0.99 EB, $1 EB and $6.99 EB, total was $1.71
Then:
  • Doorknob hanger decoration (yes, I crossed his legs - adorable, yes?) $5.99 - will use this in my Secret Santa present for work
  • Turbie Twist hair towel $4.99 - for $4.99, I'll give this a whirl
  • Stamps $8.80
  • Used $4.84 EB ($4.95 adjusted down), $6.99 EB and $7.95 EB, total was $0.77
Walgreens
  • Goody Hair Elastics $2, got back $2 RR = FREE
  • Stamps $8.80
  • 9 Scotch bubble mailers $0.39 each with in-circular coupon
  • Used $5 RR and $8 RR, total was $1.70

Thursday, December 16, 2010

12/19 - 12/25

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

CVS
  • Thermacare Neck, Wrist and Shoulder Heat Wrap (1 ct.) $2.79, get back $2.79 EB (Limit 1) = FREE
  • Physician's Formula Makeup - spend $10, get back $7 EB (Limit 1). See the TMF rebates listed below if you haven't already done them for the year. You need to include the TMF stickers from the package to qualify for the rebate.
  • Zhu Zhu Pets BOGO sale, buy four and use B2GO coupon - only pay for one
  • Coke 12 packs four for $13, get back $3 EB (Limit 1) = $10 or $2.50 each

CVS Monthly Deals - good until 12/27

  • Complete Multi-Purpose Solution (12 oz) $9.99, get back $9.99 EB (Limit 1) = FREE *$2 coupon in Safeway May 2010 coupon book
Rite Aid - $5 off $25 coupon Expires 12/31. This is working again!!!! If you're struggling to get up to the 20% discount on your Wellness card and need some ideas, here's a whole SD thread chock full of 'em.
  • Zostrix HP Arthritis (2 oz) $9.99, use $5 coupon (11/14 SS), get back $2 UP and submit for $5 rebate = $2.01 profit
  • Motrin PM (20 ct.) $5.99, use $2 circular coupon, $2 coupon (Sept. All You magazine) and get back $3 UP = $1.01 profit
  • Clearasil Facial Care Items - buy cheapest you can find around $5.29 (should also get your Wellness discount), use $2 circular coupon, $2 coupon and get back $2 UP = $0.71 profit or more
  • Fishing Games (Mickey Mouse, Spongebob and Lightning McQueen) $2.24, get back $1 UP and $2 UP = $0.76 profit Precious has a pic here
  • Halls Cough Drops (25 - 30 ct) $0.99, buy two and use $0.50 RA coupon (Nov. and Dec. Video Values) and $1 off 2 coupon (11/7 SS or Nov. All You magazine) = FREE/$0.02 profit
  • Frank's Hot Sauce $1.50 each, buy two and use two $1 coupons (10/3 SS) and get back $1 UP = FREE
  • Hershey's, Reese's or M&M Mars Single Serve Candy Bars four for $2, use two BOGO coupons (12/12 SS) and get back $1 UP (WYB 4) = FREE
  • Trial size items are BOGO 50% off - this is a fabulous week to buy three John Frieda sham/cond towards $5 SCR #58
  • Acne Free Terminator $4.49, use $1 coupon (10/17 RP) and get back $3 UP = $0.49

RA Monthly Deal - December SCR's valid until 12/25

  • Duracell myGrid Power Sleeve $29.99 (less with 10% or 20% Wellness discount), use $5/$25 and get back $25 (SCR #37) = FREE/profit depending on your discount
Walgreens
  • Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste (4 oz) $2.49, use $1 coupon (Diabetes & You magazine) and get back $1.50 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Hungry, Hungry Hippos Game $4.99, use $5 coupon (12/5 SS, Expires 12/19) = FREE

Walgreens Monthly Deal - good until 1/11

  • Revlon Top Speed Nail Color $5.99, use $1 WAG coupon (Everything Bright and Beautiful coupon book found in stores, usually at beauty counter) and get back $5 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit

Printable Rebate Offers

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

RIP $5/$25

Rite Aid - looks like the $5/$25 coupon is officially dead. Rest in peace dear friend, how I have enjoyed our time together! I'm not going to list out each transaction that I did today because the deals are pretty straightforward. Plus there's no need to lump your purchases together to hit $25. Sigh.
  • 2 RA/Office Expert Tapes (Invisible or Gift) $1.49 each, BOGO sale and got back two $1 UP's (one for each) = $0.51 profit
Bought 38 of these in total over a variety of stores. I was taxed $0.10 for every pair, so all in all, I made $7.79 profit. Be sure to check the gift wrap and holiday aisles for these. Every store I went to was out of them in the office supply aisle, but I was able to find tons in these other spots.

A couple stores also had more Ecotools items - hoorah! Here's the deal for those:
  • Ecotools Bath Care and Accessories $1.99 each, BOGO 50% off sale and got back $5 UP (WYB 2) = $2.02 profit
I was looking for the puzzles and figurines deals, but didn't find any. You can see some pics on Erica's site. Basically, they're $0.99 regular price, so less with your Wellness discount and you get back $2 UP for each. But they're one of those items that not every store gets and the ones that have them usually have limited quantities. I hope you're able to find some!

ShopRite
  • 2 JCP $50 gift cards, got back $10 catalina (WYB $100 in select gift cards) = $10 profit *Will use this towards $10 Coors NBPR rebate on gift cards (min. $50 purchase) = $20 profit

Separately:
  • Apples $1.29/lb - $3.52
  • Breakstone sour cream $0.99
  • Used two $2.50 cats (second one had to be put in manually), total was $0.43
Then I bought:
  • Ground beef $3.24
  • Russet potatoes $1.99
  • Breakstone sour cream $0.99
  • Alouette Baby Brie $7.99, used $1 coupon (11/7 SS) and Alouette spreadable cheese $3.49, used $0.75 coupon (11/7 SS) - will use these towards $6 Michelob NBPR rebate when you spend $10 on cheese
  • Used two $2.50 cats and $10 cat, total was $0.10 after $0.10 bag discount

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Oh Goody!

Walgreens - I really love Goody stuff, so I'm always happy to see sales on them.
  • Goody Hair Accessories (Bobby Pins Slides, Barrettes or Ouchless Elastics) $2, got back $2 RR = FREE
  • ActivOn Joint & Muscle or Arthritis Pain Relief $7.99, got back $8 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • 3 Walgreens spoons $0.39 each with in-circular coupon
  • 3 Scotch bubble mailers (the big size is included!) $0.39 each with in-circular coupon
  • Used $2 RR and $10 RR, total was $0.33
Did this scenario three times:
  • Goody Hair Accessories (Bobby Pins Slides, Barrettes or Ouchless Elastics) $2, got back $2 RR = FREE
  • ActivOn Joint & Muscle or Arthritis Pain Relief $7.99, got back $8 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • 3 Scotch bubble mailers $0.39 each with in-circular coupon
  • Used two $5 RR's, total was $1.38
Then I bought:
  • Goody Hair Accessories (Bobby Pins Slides, Barrettes or Ouchless Elastics) $2, got back $2 RR = FREE
  • 3 Scotch bubble mailers $0.39 each with in-circular coupon
  • Used $3 RR, total was $0.39

Monday, December 13, 2010

Not Very Flattering

What self respecting cat sits like this? Oh wait...
...that's right - its Monday. Yup, definitely Monday.
Rite Aid - my card:
  • 2 Tugaboos $0.79 each ($0.99 reg price, 20% Wellness discount), used two $1 coupons (found inside package) = $0.42 profit
  • 4 Airwick Freshmatic Kits $12.99 (fresh scent) and $13.99 each (lavender) and 2 Airwick Candles $5.99 each, BOGO sale, used four $4 freshmatic coupons and two $3 candle coupons (11/14 SS) and got back three $3 UP's ($3 UP WYB $10, the free ones don't count towards your total spent) = $1.97
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon, $1 UP and two $2 UP's, total was $2.51, overall profit $1.49
DBF's card:
  • 4 Revlon Emery Boards (12 ct.) $0.75 each (40% off sale), used $3 RA coupon, will get back $1 (SCR #62) and got back two $2 UPs ($2 WYB 2) = $5 profit
  • 2 Ecotools Bath Care and Accessories $2.99 and $1.99, BOGO 50% off sale, got back $5 UP (WYB 2) = $1.02 profit
  • 2 RA envelopes $2.29 each, BOGO sale, got back two $1 UP's = $0.29
  • Thomas English Muffins $1.99
  • Super secret Christmas present ~$17
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon, $10 UP and three $2 UP's, total was $2.28
This store was encountering some kind of system error while I was there. FUN! My UP's wouldn't scan, you could only pay with cash and no UP's would print. They ended up giving me my UP's as cash instead (fine by me!). And, my $5/$25 coupon only scanned as $0.01. I'd heard about this happening so I wasn't entirely surprised. The cashier called over one of the rudest managers I've ever seen. They conferred about my subtotal for the longest time and finally deduced that it was scanning for a penny because the cashier scanned my $3 Revlon coupon first. Yeah ok, that makes sense. They tried scanning it again (another penny discount) and then finally entered it manually for $5. As I was waiting in line, the manager was ringing up other people and talking to someone on the phone in the back office. He literally slammed the phone at one point. Very nice behavior to display in front of your customers, huh?

Finally, on my card:
  • 4 Revlon Emery Boards (12 ct.) $0.75 each (40% off sale), used $3 RA coupon, will get back $1 (SCR #62) and got back two $2 UPs ($2 WYB 2) = $5 profit
  • 2 Ecotools Bath Care and Accessories $2.99 and $1.99, BOGO 50% off sale, got back $5 UP (WYB 2) = $1.02 profit
  • 2 Lays chips $2.63 each (reg. $3.29, 20% Wellness discount), will submit for $5 Kona NBPR rebate = $0.26 *Thought these would be $2.50 each with a $1 UP, but the sale must have excluded the kettle chips
  • 2 Velveeta $1.99 each, got back two $1 UPs = $1.98 or $0.99 each
  • Used $3/$15 coupon (emailed to me from RA) and five $2 UPs, total was $0.62, overall profit $6.38
Pathmark - haven't been here in ages! I saw this deal online today and thought it would be great to combine with a Michelob NBPR rebate on gourmet cheese (among other things). Think I can squeak by with Cracker Barrel as gourmet?
  • 6 Cracker Barrel cheeses $1.99 each (shelf price $5.29 each), got back $10 catalina (for spending $30, based on shelf prices) = $1.94
Will try for the Michelob rebate ($6 when you spend $10), which would make this deal a $4.06 profit.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Loooooofah!

Rite Aid - my card. The $1.99 Ecotools items are hard to find. I went to five different stores today that had none at all. This deal is a bit of a scavenger hunt, but its worth it.
  • 10 Ecotools Bath Care and Accessories $1.99 each, BOGO 50% off sale so half were $0.99, got back $5 UP for every two I bought = $10.10 profit
  • 4 Airwick Candles $5.99, BOGO sale, used four $3 coupons (11/14 SS) and got back $3 UP (WYB $10, the free ones don't count towards your total spent) = $3.02 profit
  • 2 Tostitos $2.50 each, got back $1 UP and will use towards $5 Kona NBPR rebate on snacks = $1 profit
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon, $10 UP and two $2 UP's, total was $2.41, overall profit $17.59
DBF's card:
  • 10 Ecotools Bath Care and Accessories $1.99 each, BOGO 50% off sale so half were $0.99, got back $5 UP for every two I bought = $10.10 profit
  • 4 Airwick Candles $5.99, BOGO sale, used four $3 coupons (11/14 SS) and got back $3 UP (WYB $10, the free ones don't count towards your total spent) = $3.02 profit
  • 2 Tugaboos $0.79 each ($0.99 reg price, 20% Wellness discount), used two $1 coupons (found inside package) = $0.42 profit
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon, four $2 UP's and $1 UP, total was $1.99, overall profit $17.01
ShopRite - picked these up on Saturday
  • Clementines $4.99, will use towards $2 Woodchuck NBPR rebate on produce

Friday, December 10, 2010

Free Wrapping and Tissue Paper

DEAD DEAL - the tissue and wrapping paper are no longer producing RR's.
I got a mini Christmas tree! I used to have a six foot one, but the box got all moldy in my garage and I ended up tossing it. I picked this cutie up at CVS today:
  • 4 foot pre-lit tree $29.99
  • Used $5/$20 of decorations coupon and $10 off Christmas trees ($29.99+) - both were coupons from the scanner. I paid with EB's and I'll submit for a second $15 Heineken NBPR rebate on $20 of trees or decorations.
Walgreens - did this transaction twice
  • 6 Hallmark tissue papers (20 sheets) three for $1 with in-circular coupon, got back $5 RR (WYB 6 Hallmark items) = $3 profit *This RR deal isn't advertised as including the tissue paper but it is working
  • Reynolds Foil (25 foot) $0.79 with in-circular coupon *Coupon says its for the 20 foot package but none of the stores I went to today even carried that size. It worked fine on the 25 ft. boxes
  • Used $2.50 RR, total was $0.49
Did once with two foils and used $3 RR, total was $0.83

Separately, I bought:
  • 2 Hallmark Color Studio Wrapping Paper (50 ft) $1.99, BOGO sale, got back $2 RR (WYB 2 Hallmark items, another hidden deal) = FREE
  • Total was $2.13
There's a $0.50 WAG coupon for wrapping paper here. I plan to pick up a bunch more of these tomorrow.

Have You Heard the News?

Rite Aid's Gift of Savings program seems to be working like it did last year! Instead of just counting your out of pocket expense, it seems to be calculating based on the value of your items. I just cleared $20 on both accounts! Looks like you can't request your check until 12/12 though. What a nice surprise.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Super Cheap Decorations

CVS - really excited about this deal! I got a coupon for $5 off a $20 purchase of holiday decorations on each of my cards. We're doing a Secret Santa at work and the gal I picked said she wanted holiday decorations - perfect! Just when I thought it couldn't get any better, today on ebay I found a Heineken NBPR rebate for $15 when you buy $20 of Christmas trees or decorations (HUSA8276). This makes my purchase almost totally free! I bought the red and silver mini tree for me and the snowmen for my Secret Santa. I'm going to pick up some other goodies for her on my other cards and submit for two more rebates, one at da boyfriend's address and one at my parents' address.
  • Shiny red and silver mini tree $14.99
  • Cuter than cute "Let it Snow" snowman sign $5.99
  • Used $5/$20 coupon, two $0.99 EB's, $4 EB and $9.99 EB, total was $1.20. Will submit for $15 Heineken rebate, which makes this transaction a cost of $2.17
Rite Aid - on DBF's card:
  • Garnier Nutrisse Hair Color $5.99, used $3 Nutrisse coupon (9/12 RP)
  • Garnier Herbashine Hair Color $5.99, used $2 Herbashine RA coupon (Nov. Video Values) and $3 Herbashine coupon (or 9/12 or 11/7 RP)
  • Garnier Anti-Dandruff Sham/Cond $3.33, used $2 Anti-Dandruff RA coupon (Nov. Video Values) and $1 sham/cond coupon (11/7 RP) *Look for these in a separate section of the sham/cond aisle. They were with the other dandruff care stuff, not with the other Garnier sham/cond.
  • Garnier Color Shield Sham/Cond $3, used $1 Color Shield RA coupon (Nov. Video Values), and $1 sham/cond coupon (11/7 RP)
  • Garnier Styler $3, used $1 styler coupon (11/7 RP)
  • 2 Garnier facial wipes or cleansers $4.71 each (reg price $6.29, 25% off sale), used $2 skincare RA coupon (Nov. Video Values) and two $2 skincare coupons (10/10 RP)
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon and $1 Video Values coupon off your purchase (Nov. Video Values), total was $6.39, got back $10 UP (for spending $30 on Garnier) and $5 UP from Maybelline - this one's a bit of a mystery and I'm not sure if anyone's figured out what triggers it. Overall profit $8.61
This brought me up to 20%!! Then at another store:
  • 2 Tugaboos $0.79 each ($0.99 reg price, 20% Wellness discount), used two $1 coupons (found inside package) = $0.42 profit
  • Chloraseptic Cherry, Menthol, Citrus or Grape Spray (6 oz), Max Spray (1 oz) or Grape Strips (40 ct.) $3.99, used $1 coupon (or 10/14 SS), got back $1 UP and will get back $2 (SCR #82) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • 6 Photo Frames $2.50 each (reg price $5 each, 50% off sale), got back $2 UP for each = $3
  • Bufferin (130 ct.) $6.99, used $3 coupon (10/17 SS) and will get back $3 (SCR #76) = $0.99
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon, total was $17.26, overall profit $0.74
At a third store, I did two transactions on my card. I messed up the Garnier deal by getting a styler that wasn't included in the deal. It was a huge mess! I had a feeling something was wrong, but the Asst. Mgr. that was ringing me up said we'd total it out and figure out what the problem was. My total was higher than I thought and I didn't get the $10 UP. After much pondering and scanning stuff, she returned everything, I got one styler that was included and then she rang me up again. It took a long time and I could tell she was getting frustrated at the register, but it all worked out in the end. My Garnier deal was the same as above, and then I bought:
  • 8 Wet 'n Wild Nail Polishes $1.99 each, BOGO 50% sale, used $5 coupon (WYB $10, Sept. All You magazine - this beeped as expired by the way. Its good until 12/11 so the cashier put it through manually) and got back eight $1 UPs = $1.06 profit
  • 2 Tugaboos $0.79 each ($0.99 reg price, 20% Wellness discount), used two $1 coupons (cashier put in as $0.99 each, found inside package) = $0.40 profit
  • Chloraseptic Cherry Lozenges (18 ct.) or Max Berry Lozenges (15 ct.) $3.59 (reg price $3.99), used $1 coupon (or 10/14 SS), got back $1 UP and will get back $2 (SCR #81) = $0.41 profit
  • Chloraseptic Cherry, Menthol, Citrus or Grape Spray (6 oz), Max Spray (1 oz) or Grape Strips (40 ct.) $3.99, used $1 coupon (or 10/14 SS), got back $1 UP and will get back $2 (SCR #82) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Bufferin (130 ct.) $6.99, used $3 coupon (10/17 SS) and will get back $3 (SCR #76) = $0.99
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon, total was $11.58, overall profit $5.42
All of these purchases will help up my total for the Gift of Savings program on each card.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Every Little Bit Helps

When I did my RA shopping yesterday, I was just concerned with getting da boyfriend's card up to the 20% discount level. I did a smaller transaction on mine since I'm already at 20% there. Well duh, I totally forgot about the Gift of Savings program! In case you haven't heard, its a bit different than last year and they're only counting your out of pocket expense towards your total. Major bummer, but with the Duracell MyGrids I bought (that's a month long deal by the way if you're looking for items to buy to help up your discount or GOS), I'm at $5 on each account already. I decided to go back for more frames on my card to help bring me up.
  • 10 Photo Frames $5 each, 50% off sale so they were $2.50 each, got back $2 UP for each = $5
  • 2 Tugaboos $0.79 each ($0.99 reg price, 10% Wellness discount), used two $1 coupons (found inside package) = $0.42 profit
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon, total was $20.98, overall cost of transaction = $0.98
This gives me another $20 towards the next level on the GOS. Without realizing it, I did the same thing for DBF's account yesterday. Maybe I'll do the Garnier deal this week too, if I feel like getting all my coupons in order that is. I'm just so sick of Rite Aid shopping! But who can pass up a moneymaker? Every little bit into my savings account helps. I better get my groove back soon, I really want some moneymaker loofahs next week! The stores I've been to in the past couple days only have one or two in stock, so I have a feeling I'm going to be running all over in search of these.

12/12 - 12/18

As always, my deals all come from the wonderful folks at HCW, Slick Deals and iheartcvs.com, iheartriteaid.com and iheartwags.com. Anyone else getting sick of these mid-week ads at WAG and RA?

CVS
  • Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste (4 oz) or with Scope Outlast Toothpaste (4.2 oz) $2.99, use $1 coupon (11/28 P&G) and get back $2 EB (Limit 2) = FREE/$0.01 profit

CVS Monthly Deals - good until 12/27

  • AZO Itch Relief Cream or Wipes $6.99, use $2 coupon and get back $5 EB (Limit 3) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Complete Multi-Purpose Solution (12 oz) $9.99, get back $9.99 EB (Limit ?) = FREE *$2 coupon in Safeway May 2010 coupon book
Rite Aid - $5 off $25 coupon Expires 12/31. If you're struggling to get up to the 20% discount on your Wellness card and need some ideas, here's a whole SD thread chock full of 'em.
  • Revlon Emery Boards (12 ct.) $0.75 (40% off sale), buy four and use $3 RA coupon, get back $1 (SCR #62) and two $2 UPs ($2 WYB 2) = $5 profit (you can do this deal as many times as you want for multiple UP's but you'll only get the SCR once, so $4 profit for every trip after that)
  • 4 Airwick Freshmatic Kits $12.99 each, BOGO sale and 2 Airwick Candles $5.99 each, BOGO sale, use $5/$25, four $4 freshmatic coupons and two $3 candle coupons (11/14 SS) and get back three $3 UP's ($3 UP WYB $10, the free ones don't count towards your total spent) = $4.02 profit
  • Airwick Candles $5.99, BOGO sale, buy four and use four $3 coupons (11/14 SS) and get back $3 UP (WYB $10, the free ones don't count towards your total spent) = $3 profit
  • Ecotools Bath Care and Accessories BOGO 50% off sale, $5 UP WYB 2, look for $1.99 items - $1.99 + $0.99 - $5 UP = $2.02 profit *Look for $1 peelie coupons in your stores as well.
  • Colgate Sensitive Toothpaste (6 oz) $3.50, use $1 coupon and get back $3.50 UP = $1 profit
  • RA/Office Expert Tape $1.49, BOGO sale, buy two and get back two $1 UP's = $0.51 profit
  • *Check your circular, this deal might not be in all areas. Its listed with the $2 UP for Luvs diapers. Similac Ready to Feed $4.99, use $3 coupon and get back $2 UP = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • 3M Magic or Gift Wrap Tape (3/4" or 650", single roll) $0.99, use $1 coupon (Publix Winter Family Savings book) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Hormel Compleats Microwave Dinners $1.99, use $1 RA coupon (found in in-store booklet) and get back $1 UP = FREE/$0.01 profit *$1 off 3 coupon in 11/14 SS
  • Halls Cough Drops (20-25 ct.) or Defense (30 ct.) $1.50, buy two and use $1 off 2 coupon (11/7 SS or Nov. All You magazine) and two $0.50 RA coupons (Nov. and Dec. Video Values) and get back $1 UP (WYB 2) = FREE
  • Simply Asia $1.99, get back $1 UP = $0.99 *Look for $1 peelie coupons to make this FREE
  • RA Brand Envelopes $2.29, BOGO sale and get $1 UP for each = $0.29 for two
  • 12/15 - 12/18 ONLY: Advil Congestion Relief (10 ct) $4.99, use $1 coupon (11/14 RP), $1 RA coupon (Nov. or Dec. Video Values), get back $3 UP and $1 (SCR #97) = $1.01 profit
  • 12/15 - 12/18 ONLY: Zicam Cold Remedies and Allergy Sinus Relief $7.99, use $2 coupon (4/11 or 10/24 SS, May or June All You magazine) and get back $5 UP = $0.99 *Buy three plus $1.03 free filler, use $5/$25 and three $2 coupons, get back three $5 UP's for a profit of $2.03

RA Monthly Deal - December SCR's valid until 12/25

  • Duracell myGrid Power Sleeve $29.99 (less with 10% or 20% Wellness discount), use $5/$25 and get back $25 (SCR #37) = FREE/profit depending on your discount
Walgreens - Jingle Cash is back again - earn $5 for every $25 you spend up to $20 for $100
  • Hallmark Money Holders three for $2 with in-circular coupon, buy six and get back $5 RR = $1 profit *But ones with UPC starting with 70000. These seem to be giving the least trouble with the coupon from the circular this week.
  • Goody Hair Accessories (Bobby Pins Slides, Barrettes or Ouchless Elastics) $2, get back $2 RR = FREE
  • ActivOn Joint & Muscle or Arthritis Pain Relief $7.99, get back $8 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Bayer Contour USB Meter or Didget Meter $9.99, use $10 coupon (Diabetes & You magazine) = FREE *Cashier will most likely have to adjust this coupon down
  • Brita Pitcher (48 oz) $14.99, use $5 coupon and submit for $5 rebate (form will print at checkout) = $4.99
  • 12/15 - 12/18 Only: Walgreens Energy Booster (36 pack) $3, get back $3 RR = FREE

Walgreens Monthly Deal - good until 1/11

  • Revlon Top Speed Nail Color $5.99, use $1 WAG coupon (Everything Bright and Beautiful coupon book found in stores, usually at beauty counter) and get back $5 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit

Printable Rebate Offers

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Free Photo Frames!

Rite Aid - did this transaction mainly to increase the points on DBF's card.  I'm still at 10% on this card and if I earn the 20% discount by 12/31, I keep the discount for all of next year.  I now have 12 points to go, which shouldn't be a problem.
  • 3 John Frieda Sham/Cond (trial sizes) $1.34 each ($1.49 reg price, 10% Wellness discount) and will get back $5 (SCR #58) = $0.98 profit 
  • 2 Tugaboos $0.89 each ($0.99 reg price, 10% Wellness discount), used two $1 coupons (found inside package) = $0.22 profit
  • 8 Photo Frames four at $4.99 and four at $5 each, 50% off sale so $2.49 - $2.50 each, got back $2 UP for each = $3.96 (must buy frames starting at $4.99 to get the UP)
  • Used  $5 off $25 coupon, total was $20.09, overall profit $0.91
Then on my card, I bought:
  • 3 John Frieda Sham/Cond (trial sizes) $1.19 each ($1.49 reg price, 20% Wellness discount) and will get back $5 (SCR #58) = $1.43 profit
  • 2 Tugaboos $0.79 each ($0.99 reg price, 10% Wellness discount), used two $1 coupons (found inside package) = $0.42 profit
  • Total was $3.40
Walgreens
  • 6 packs Walgreens diapers $8.99 each, BOGO sale = $26.97
  • 2 No Nonsense knee highs $0.33 with in-circular coupon
  • Used $6 RR and seven $3 RR's, total was $0.64, got back $10 Jingle Cash for spending $50+ on merchandise.  This brings the cost of the diapers to $16.98 or $2.83 each.
The Jingle Cash is only valid from 12/12 - 12/18, so you can't roll it into more diapers.  And no, there's no bun in my oven folks.  :)  I am just stocking up for one day when I might need them.  Diapers are so pricey, so I don't see the harm in picking them up when I can get them for free or very cheap.  I had all the $3 RR's from the Natrol deal to use up so this was a great way to do it.

Monday, December 6, 2010

November Savings

November Monthly Totals
  • Merchandise Total (before coupons): $1,777.34
  • Value of Coupons/Store Sales: $732.95
  • Rewards/Gift Cards/EB's Used: $828.52
  • Rewards/Gift Cards/EB's Earned: $806.79
  • Rebates $442.83
  • Cost for the whole month negative $129.30
  • Number of Items 566, Number of Free Items 461
Rebates Purchased - just one this month, didn't see much that struck my fancy
  • 7 Kona $5 NBPR rebates on salty snacks Exp. 12/31 $1.43
Rebates Received
  • P&G Coupon Booklet - my address, parents' address & DBF's address
  • $2.99 Kellogg's Cinnabon Cereal - my address
  • $6 Bud Light rebate on pasta 28389 - my address
  • $10 Coors Silver Ticket Rebate - my address & DBF's address
  • $10 Aveeno rebate WYB $25 - DBF's address. Came with a letter saying they apologize for previously rejecting this rebate and that there was a problem with the rebate processing center.
  • $20 Olay Pro-X rebate - my address
  • $112.98 Rite Aid rebate - DBF's address
  • $116.97 Rite Aid rebate - my address

Sunday, December 5, 2010

90% Off Fall Decorations!

CVS - my card
  • 3 cases Diet Coke $3.33/4 each, used $2 off $10 CVS coupon for sugar-free items (50 Million Pound Challenge booklets found at Pharmacy counters) and got back $3 EB (Limit 1, WYB $10) = three for $5 or $1.66 each
  • Water bubbler fountain $9.99 (see below)
  • Stamps $8.80
  • CVS version of Aleve $7.29 
  • Autumn wreath $0.99 - $9.99 reg price, 90% store clearance
  • 2 Autumn tea light candle holders $0.39 each, $3.99 reg price, 90% store clearance
  • Used three $0.99 EB's, $1 EB, $2.99 EB, two $4 EB's, $4.99 EB and $9.99 EB, total was $7.19
Bought a second set of three Cokes on DBF's card and used $7.95 EB.

Walgreens - thought the bread was going to cost over $3, so I'd planned to use a $2.50 RR and a $3 RR.  When it rang up lower than expected, I wasn't able to use both.
  • Eggs $0.99
  • Nestle morsels $1.79 with in-circular coupon
  • Beefsteak bread $1.99
  • Used $3 RR, total was $1.77
ShopRite
  • 2 bags Kettle Cooked chips $2.50 each, will submit for $5 Kona NBPR rebate on $5 of chips = FREE
  • Used $2.50 catalina, total was $2.50
Gigi and Mousse are very curious about this fountain, but haven't quite summoned up the courage to drink from it yet.



 This is Mousse, watching from the safety of his coffee table fortress.
Such a brave little guy.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Waiting on my Coupons

ShopRite
  • Hormel Party Platter $9.99
  • 3 Chi-Chi's tortillas $5, used $1 coupon (10/24 SS)
  • Hormel Pepperoni $2.99
  • 2 Chi-Chi's Salsa $2 each
  • Total was $20.98 and got back $20 in catalinas, will also submit for Budweiser NBPR rebate for $6 when you spend $10.01 on turkey, ham or deli platters (will use the Oscar Mayer ham and turkey receipt from Walgreens yesterday to round this out).  
I had planned on getting the platter for $13.99, which would have cleared me for the rebate in one shot but I couldn't find it anywhere in the store.  I got the $9.99 one instead and added the salsas.

Also picked up two Jarlsberg cheeses at $2.15 and $2.31 each.  I'll use these to finish out the Michelob $6 rebate on cheese I started yesterday.

I was hoping my coupon order would have come in for the week today, but it didn't.  I decided to buy the Pantene anyway, and I'll go back to the store once my coupons come in for an adjustment.
  • 8 Pantene Sham/Cond $1.99 each, got back $10 catalina (WYB $25, this deal is working based on shelf prices)
I'm going to use four BOGO coupons (11/28 P&G), so my OOP will be $7.96, which makes this a $2.03 profit for every eight.  I bought three sets of eight, so that's around $6 profit.  I now have $47.76 towards another Olay $20 rebate that I'll send to my sister.

I also picked up four Smuckers at $2.79 each, and used two $1 off 2 coupons (11/7 RP) and got back $10 in cats = $0.84 profit.