Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Waiting on the Mailman

I really wish my coupon order for the week would arrive soon. I'm looking forward to the Allegra and Nivea deals at RA, but its a no-go until those babies come in the mail.

Rite Aid - DBF's card
  • 2 Physician's Formula Concealers - $7.25 and $6, BOGO 50% sale ($6 item was $3), used two $5 printables (no longer available) and got back $5 UP (WYB $20) = $4.75 profit *This deal is tracking and I'd bought two other items the other day towards this
  • Little Noses $3.99 (20% discount price, $4.99 reg price), used $1 coupon (3/27 SS), got back $3 UP and will get back $1 (SCR #28, Limit 2) = $1.01 profit
  • Lysol Wipes $2.50, used $1.50 coupon (once you "Like" them, click on "Get Coupon" on the left hand side to print it) and $1 RA coupon (April Video Values) = FREE
  • Dry Erase/Bulletin Board $7.19 ($8.99 reg price)
  • Used $3/$15 survey coupon and $6 in UP's, total was $2.65
I only got one Little Noses coupon from the 3/27 SS but I keep lucking out and finding $1 peelies in the store! The rebate is limit two, so I'm able to buy one more on my account if I can find one more peelie. You can get other "Little" varieties, but the Little Nose works out to be a better deal if you have the 20% discount.

I'm going to put up (and by "I", I of course mean da wonderfully-handy boyfriend) the bulletin board next to my desk. I plan to use it to hang up coupons/rewards that I don't want to forget about and write notes and reminders to myself.

Second RA store - did this on my card -
  • 2 Physician's Formula Concealers - $6.95 and $6, BOGO 50% sale ($6 item was $3), used two $5 printables (no longer available) and got back $5 UP (WYB $20) = $5.05 profit *This deal is tracking and I'd bought two other items the other day towards this
  • Lysol Wipes $2.50, used $1.50 coupon and $1 RA coupon (April Video Values) = FREE
  • 3 Chef Boyardee cans $1.25 each - what can I say? When the schnecken beckons! (name that movie!) And yes, there are only 2 in the pic b/c I wolfed down one for dinner
  • Used $3/$15 survey coupon, total was $1.41
Walgreens - this transaction was a hot mess.
  • 4 Gas X Prevention (20 ct) $4.99 each, used four $4 coupons (12/12 SS) and $2 Walgreens coupon (took off $2 per item, monthly booklet) = $4.04 profit
  • NasoGel Drip Free Gel Spray $4.99, used $3 peelie coupon and got back $5 RR = $3.01 profit
  • 3 Scotch Magic Tapes $1.99 each, used three $1 coupons and B1G2 free in-circular coupon = $1.01 profit
  • 3 Dr. Scholls for Her Arch Support Insoles $6.99 each, used three $2 coupons, $2 Walgreens coupon (took off $2 per item, monthly booklet) and got back $8 RR (WYB $20) = $0.97 for all three
  • Russell Stover Candy $0.39
  • Total was $6.44
Ok, so that was what was supposed to happen. In reality, everything was going peachy keen until it came time for the $2 WAG Dr. Scholls coupon. It beeped but I'm not sure why. They're definitely insoles and they're definitely "for her" products. The cashier manually inputted a coupon for $2 off once she verified I was buying the right thing. But I should have received a discount of $6, not $2 because the coupon should be deducted for each item I bought. My cashier was fantastic, she immediately realized what I was saying and inputted the second $2 a $2 cash payment. I guess this sent the register into payment mode and she wasn't able to input a third $2 discount. I also planned to use a $5 RR to pay, but that wouldn't scan either. She called over the manager, who had me pay for everything and told me he'd give me the discount separately. Okie dokie, I paid and then we started the adjustment.

Turns out that since the cashier inputted the $2 WAG coupon as a manufacturer's coupon, it ate up my last coupon-less item (Russell Stover) which is why the RR was beeping. The manager was great as well and gave me back $2 cash. I was all set to leave, when I realized I'd only received one RR - for the Neilmed. I showed the manager the Dr. Scholls deal in the circular and he refunded $8 on a Walgreens gift card for me - how great is that?

So Cliff Notes version - stay away from the Dr. Scholls deal unless you have some patience and a super friendly store. Or at least, stay away from the hidden arch support insoles. Has anyone had any luck with a different kind of insole?


bugsi033 said...

Who do you order your coupons from?

frugalsuz said...

The Coupon Wizards, there's a link to their website on the right-hand side of my blog. I emailed them and they just wrote back saying there were issues at the Tampa airport and things are delayed. At least I know what the problem is now. Hopefully I'll get them today or tomorrow.

Sheila said...

I wanted to do the Allegra deal but am not @ 20% and hate the fact the coupon says LIMIT 1 COUPON PER TRANSACTION...argh...could have bought 3, used $3/$15 coupon & 10% off for profit. Then slid last one in another transaction. I'm glad all coupons aren't coded this way!!!

frugalsuz said...

I noticed that too, that's very annoying.