Wednesday, December 14, 2011

12/18- 12/24


CVS
  • American Express Gift Card $50 + $5.95 activation fee, get back $10 EB (Limit 1) = $4.05 profit
  • Band-Aid Brand Decorative bandages (20-25 ct) $2.99, use $1 coupon and get back $2 EB (Limit 1) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Crest Complete Toothpaste $2.99, use $2 coupon (9/11 SS) and get back $1 EB (Limit 2) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Ricola Cough Drops $1.50, buy two and use two $1 coupons (10/30 SS) and get back $1 EB (WYB 2, Limit 1) = FREE
  • Hershey's Holiday Assorted Candy (7.8 - 8.5 oz) $2.50, buy two and use $1 off 2 Kisses coupon or $1 off 2 various coupon (11/20 SS) and get back $2 EB (Limit 1) = $2 or $1 each
Rite Aid
  • Bayer Advanced Aspirin (40 ct) $7.49 ($5.99 with 20% or $6.74 with 10%), use $3 circular coupon and $2 coupon (9/11 RP) or $1.50 coupon (10/23 RP) = $0.99 - $2.99 depending on coupon and/or discount level
If you have no discount, repeat this transaction six more times (seven transactions total).  If at 10%, repeat seven more times (eight transactions total).  If at 20%, repeat eight more times (nine transactions total) and you'll get back $10 UP for Season of Savings promo (WYB $50 of qualifying items, new items each week, Limit 1 per week) and $10 Wellness + Diabetes promo (WYB $50 of qualifying items, appears to be unlimited, sign-up required) = $11.09 profit - $0.93 cost (depending on coupons and/or discount)  If your store is super friendly, you may be able to buy more than one at a time.  You'll need a separate circular coupon for each Bayer and they do say limit one.  YMMV
  • Big Red, Juicy Fruit, Doublemint or Orbit Gum $1, use $0.25 RA coupon for Orbit (Dec. Video Values) and get back $1 UP (Limit 3) = $0.25 profit - FREE
Walgreens - nuthin yet

Printable Rebate Offers

Hangtag/Peelie/Tearpad Rebates to Look For - please let me know what you find as well!

  • Dickinson's Original Witch Hazel Hangtag TMF Exp. 3/1/12 
  • Kedem Sparkling Juices Hangtag $1.50 rebate per bottle, up to 6 bottles/$9 per 12 month period, no expiration date - found at Acme  
  • Nexcare Bandages - Active Waterproof, Soft n’ Flex and Waterproof. Peelie TMF for one, two or all three varieties, up to $3.99 per box. Exp. 12/31/11

4 comments:

nutts4gb said...

Are the American Express gift cards accepted as payment at stores like CVS, Walgreens and Target?

frugalsuz said...

Absolutely! I think you can use them anywhere you'd be able to use an Amex card. The only sticky wicket is that for most stores, you have to know how much is on the card. So say you had a $50 gift card and your purchase total was $55, unless you give the cashier $5 cash and then put the remainder on the Amex card, the transaction will be rejected because the register will try to put the entire $55 on the card. Target is an exception to this - their registers magically know how much is on the card and only attempt to put that much on there.

What I like to do with Amex gift cards is use them as credit cards to buy store gift cards. So if I know I'm going to spend the money at CVS, I'll use my $50 Amex gift card to buy a $50 CVS gift card. Then I don't have to worry about how much is left on the gift card. I can use a little here, a little there, no problem.

nutts4gb said...

Thanks for the info, I'll try it!

Erin said...

I love your "poller bear" pic!