Monday, June 20, 2011

At What Temperature do Reese's Pieces Melt?

Somewhere between ugh-its-so-hot-out-here and I-can't-remember-what-it-feels-like-to-not-be-sweaty!
CVS - old card
  • Hershey's Bliss (8.6-9.6 oz) $5.99, used $1 coupon (5/1 SS) and got back $5.99 EB (Limit 1) = $1 profit
  • Used $1 EB and $3.99 EB, total was $0.42
Then on my new card, I got:
  • Hershey's Bliss (8.6-9.6 oz) $5.99, used $1 coupon (5/1 SS) and got back $5.99 EB (Limit 1) = $1 profit
  • Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste (4 oz) $2.79, used $1 coupon (6/5 or 6/12 SS) and got back $2 EB (Limit 2) = $0.21 profit *The store was out of the Gum Defense variety. I was looking for this so I could use the $1 coupon from the Reinventing Beauty magazine
  • LA Looks Gel (12 - 20 oz) $2.99, used $1 coupon (5/15 SS) and got back $2 EB (Limit 1) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Irish Spring Body Wash $2.99, used $1 CVS coupon (Reinventing Beauty magazine found in stores) and got back $2 EB (Limit 1) =FREE/$0.01 profit
  • PowerBar Energy or Protein Bites (2.6 - 3 oz) $2.49, got back $2.49 EB (Limit 1) = FREE
  • Used $12 EB, total was $2.28
Rite Aid
  • Samy Fat Foam Hair Color $7.99 ($9.99 reg price, 20% Wellness discount), used $3 coupon and $5 RA coupon (June Video Values) and got back $5 UP (Limit 2) = $4.01 profit
  • Finesse Clean and Simple Conditioner Normal or Dry (10 oz) $3.19 ($3.99 reg price, 20% Wellness discount), used $1 coupon (5/8 SS or May All You magazine), will get back $3 (SCR #41) and will send away for $2 rebate (5/8 SS) = $2.81 profit
  • Prell Conditioner $3.19 ($3.99 reg price, 20% Wellness discount), used $2 coupon and will get back $2 (SCR #38) = $0.81 profit
  • Libby Pineapple Chunks $0.80 ($1 reg price, 20% Wellness discount) and Libby Tropical Fruit Salad $1 ($1.50 reg price so sale price was better than 20%), used $0.30 RA coupon (June Video Values) = $1.50
  • Reese's Pieces $0.79 ($0.99 reg price, 20% Wellness discount)
  • Used $5 UP, total was $1.72
Wasn't expecting the Libby to ring up with a Wellness discount, so it threw off my totals. I grabbed the Reese's so I could use my $5 UP.
Its NBPR season baby! For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, NBPR stands for No Beer Purchase Required. Many beer companies put out rebates for $5 off produce, $10 off chicken, $7 off snacks, etc. when you also buy their beer. The kicker is that certain states say the beer purchase cannot legally be required, so in these lucky states, you can submit for the rebate without buying beer! Its fantastic. These rebates come out in spades during the summer and I have a small pile of them ready to go. I love when I can combine purchases for these rebates along with a store sale, like I did today!

I always save receipts, but its especially important to do so during the summer. Often rebates pop up midway through their valid period and I can look back on previous purchases and find something that qualifies.

  • Tyson Chicken Breast $6.99
  • Tyson Chicken Strips and Grilled & Ready Chicken $8.99 each, used $1 grilled & ready coupon (5/8 SS)
  • Mr & Mrs T Margarita Mix $1.99
  • Total was $26.10
I'll submit for a $15 Heineken rebate WYB $25.01 of premium meat, produce or condiments (HKNNA012). The purchases must all be made on the same day. Normally, I wouldn't consider chicken a "premium" meat, but someone on Slick Deals was kind enough to email the company to find out what premium meant, and they wrote back saying chicken was a-ok.

The Tyson chicken counts towards a promo at ShopRite this week. When you spend $75 in qualifying items, you get a $25 gas gift card. Tons of items are included in the sale. I also have another NBPR rebate from Amstel for $25 WYB $100 of groceries. I'll use the other purchases I make this week towards that rebate.


spaghetti0625 said...

I'm guessing our lovely state is one of the lucky states? Can you either write on here how to submit the rebates, or send me an email? I'd love to do it...although DH will be upset that I DIDN"T buy the beer LOL

K said...

How do you know if your state is NBPR?

frugalsuz said...

Yes it is! There's nothing special about submitting the rebates. You just purchase whatever is required for the rebate, minus the beer and send the form and your receipts in for processing. I never find these forms in stores around here, so I buy them on ebay. If you search for "grocery rebate" or "NBPR rebate" a bunch should come up.

The forms list the states that are valid for each rebate. If you do some searches on ebay, you should be able to see if you're in a qualifying state.

K said...