Monday, January 31, 2011

Back to Rite Aid

Rite Aid - my card
  • 2 K-Y Warming Liquid $4.99 each, BOGO 50% off, used two $3 coupons and got back $5 UP (WYB 2) = $2.51 profit *Counts towards Buy & Save promo
  • Finish Quantumatic Detergent Dispenser System $3.99, used $3 coupon (or here) and $1 RA coupon = FREE
  • 4 Stayfree Pads $3.99 each, BOGO sale, used two BOGO coupons (1/9 SS) = FREE
  • 2 more Stayfree - just realized one was clearanced to $1.74 and the sixth I bought was $3.19 with my 20% discount - BOGO coupon = $0.94 for two
  • Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers $8.99, used $3 coupon and $2 RA coupon (Jan. Video Values) = $3.99
  • 2 Rubbermaid Storage Containers $9.99 each, BOGO 50% off sale so second one was $4.99, got back $2 UP (WYB $10) = $12.98 or $6.49 each
  • Used $1 VV coupon and $21 in UP's, total was $2.32, got back $20 UP from Buy & Save promo
DBF's card
  • 2 K-Y Warming Liquid $4.99 each, BOGO 50% off, used two $3 coupons and got back $5 UP (WYB 2) = $2.51 profit *Counts towards Buy & Save promo
  • 4 Hartz Crunch 'n Clean Dog Treats $2.99 each, used four $2 coupons (1/9 SS), got back four $1 UP's (weekly deal) and four $1 UP's (monthly deal) = $4.04 profit
  • Used $2 UP, total was $2.66 - the K-Y pushed me up to the $100 I needed to get my $20 UP from Buy & Save promo!
DBF's card
  • 5 Hartz Crunch 'n Clean Dog Treats $2.99 each, used five $2 coupons (1/9 SS), got back five $1 UP's (weekly deal) and five $1 UP's (monthly deal) = $5.05 profit
  • Finish Quantumatic Detergent Dispenser System $3.99, used $3 coupon (or here) and $1 RA coupon = FREE
  • Used $1.99 UP, total was $3.21
DBF's card - the $5 UP didn't print (for buying $15 of qualifying items) and I'm not sure why! I'll have to call CS about this. The items total to $15.62 so I definitely spent the right amount. Weird!
  • 3 Bugles $1.50 each
  • 4 Dixie Ultra Plates $3.99 each, BOGO sale, used two $3 off 2 RA coupon (one from Jan, one from Feb) = $1.98
  • Edy's Grand Ice Cream $2.99, get back $2 UP = $0.99
  • Used $5 UP, total was $1.48
CVS
  • Physician's Formula Talc Free Mineral Correcting Primer $10.99, used $3 peelie coupon, $10 CVS scanner coupon, got back $7 EB (WYB $10, Limit 1) and will submit for $10.95 rebate (must include TMF sticker from package to qualify) = $19.96 profit
  • Gallon of milk $3.39
  • Total was $2.15

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Big Profits at RA

The deals at RA are great this week! I have a bunch more UP's to use so I'll be going back tomorrow for more goodies.
  • Neuragen Gel (0.28 oz) $19.99, used $10 coupon (12/5 RP - expires 1/31) and will get back $19.99 (SCR #19) = $10 profit
  • AMO Complete Multi-Purpose Solution (12 oz) $7.99, used $1 coupon (1/2 SS) and will get back $7.99 (SCR #11) = $1 profit
  • 12 Lays Stax $1 each, got back $1 UP for each (monthly deal, UP's are valid until 3/15) = FREE
  • 2 Dixie Ultra Plates $3.99, BOGO sale, used $3 off 2 RA coupon = $0.99 *These and the Lays are part of a buy $15, get $5 UP deal (Limit 1) = $4.01 profit
  • 4 Stayfree Pads $3.99 each, BOGO sale, used two BOGO coupons (1/9 SS) = FREE *Counts towards Buy & Save promo
  • Birthday card $3.19
  • Used $4/$20 and $29 in UP's, total was $0.38, got back $20 UP for Buy & Save promo (UP is valid until 3/27).
I had purchased items towards the Buy & Save promo previously and everything I'd bought was free, so this is a $20 profit! I'm going to use the Lays plus some windshield wiper fluid we bought over the weekend for a $7 Budweiser NBPR rebate (WYB $14+ of various items). Overall profit for this transaction - $42.60!

Then on DBF's card, I bought:
  • Neuragen Gel (0.28 oz) $19.99, used $10 coupon (12/5 RP - expires 1/31) and will get back $19.99 (SCR #19) = $10 profit
  • AMO Complete Multi-Purpose Solution (12 oz) $7.99, used $1 coupon (1/2 SS) and will get back $7.99 (SCR #11) = $1 profit
  • 6 Stayfree Pads $3.99 each, BOGO sale, used three BOGO coupons (1/9 SS) = FREE *Counts towards Buy & Save promo
  • 2 Rubbermaid Storage Containers $9.99 each, BOGO 50% off sale so second one was $4.99, got back $2 UP (WYB $10) = $12.98 or $6.49 each
  • Used $4/$20 and $27 in UP's, total was $2.01
I'm at $98.20 towards my $20 UP on this card, so a couple more Stayfree's should do it. This store only had one package of Dixie plates, otherwise I would have bought more Dixie & Lays here. I wish I liked Edy's - what a great sale on ice cream this week!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

1/30 - 2/5

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

CVS
  • Physician's Formula Makeup - spend $10, get back $7 EB (Limit 1, confirmed to print at $9.99). Buy one of the TMF items (rebate forms below) for $10.99, use $3 peelie coupon and $10 CVS coupon (from scanner if you got that), get back $7 EB and $10.95 rebate = $19.96 profit If you don't have the $10 CRT, $9.96 profit
  • Aussie or Herbal Essence two for $5.98, use BOGO coupon (12/26 P&G) and $1 coupon (P&G coupon booklet received from rebate) and get back $2 EB (Limit 5 - BUT you have to buy them in sets of two. If you buy 10 bottles all at once, you'll only get $2 EB) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Coke or Kraft Products - spend $15, get back $5 EB (Limit 1). Includes Coke Products (12 packs) $3, Planters Mixed Nuts or Cashew Halves $3, 2 liter Coke Products $1.50, Fuze, Smartwater, Vitamin Water, Honest Tea or Poweraid $1.50 ($0.50 Honest Tea coupon) and Wheat Thins/Ritz Crackers (6-12 oz) $2
  • Unilever Products - spend $15, get back $5 EB (Limit 1). Includes Ragu three for $5 or $1.66 each, Skippy PB three for $5 or $1.66 each, Lipton Tea $2.50, Ben and Jerry’s $3 and Hellmann’s Mayonnaise $3
Rite Aid - there a couple different promos going on right now: Heart Healthy Promo ($10 UP WYB $30 and a second $10 UP when you reach $50 of select items - valid until 3/26, Limit 1, tracks your purchases over time) and the Winter Rewards/Buy & Save Promo ($20 UP WYB $100 of select items, valid until 2/26, Limit 1).
  • Viactiv Milk Chocolate 500+ D $6.99, buy 8 and use 8 $3 coupons (1/16 SS) and get back eight $3 UP's and $20 UP (Heart Healthy promo) = $12.08 profit
  • Neuragen Gel (0.28 oz) $19.99, use $10 coupon (12/5 RP - expires 1/31) and get back $19.99 (SCR #19) = $10 profit *If you did the Neuragen rebate at WAG a while back, they've been mailing out $10 coupons along with the rebate checks.
  • Afrin (15 mL) $5.99, use $4 coupon or $3 coupon (1/2 SS - expires 1/30), $2 coupon and $2 RA coupon and and get back $4 UP = $4.01 - $0.01 profit depending on coupons used *Counts towards Heart Healthy Promo
  • K-Y Warming Liquid $4.99, BOGO 50% off, buy two and use two $3 coupons or two $2 coupons (1/30 SS) and get back $5 UP (WYB 2) = $2.51 profit *Counts towards Buy & Save promo
  • Coricidin (16-24 ct) or Liquid (10 oz) $5.99, use $2 coupon (or here), $2 RA coupon and get back $4 UP = $2 profit *Counts towards Heart Healthy Promo
  • AMO Complete Multi-Purpose Solution (12 oz) $7.99, use $1 coupon (1/2 SS) and get back $7.99 (SCR # ) = $1 profit
  • Hartz Crunch 'n Clean Dog Treats (don't buy the medium size - those don't seem to be producing the UP's) $2.99, use $2 coupon (1/9 SS), get back $1 UP (weekly deal) and $1 UP (monthly deal) = $1.01 profit *Satisfaction guarantee if not happy with them*$1 coupon in the May, Aug, Oct 2010 or Feb 2011 All You magazine
  • Prilosec OTC (42 ct) $28.99 so $26.09 (10% discount) or $23.19 (20% discount), buy two and use $8 off 2 coupon (1/30 P&G), get back two $7 UP's (one for each) and submit for $25 rebate = $2.98 or $0.62 profit depending on discount
  • Stayfree Pads $3.99, BOGO sale, buy two and use BOGO coupon (1/9 SS) = FREE *Counts towards Buy & Save promo
  • Finish Quantumatic Detergent Dispenser System $3.99, use $3 coupon (or here) and $1 RA coupon = FREE *Not listed in the circular but reported to ring up on sale anyway
  • Colgate Total Advanced or Total Enamel Strength Toothpaste $2.99, use $1 coupon (1/16 SS or Diabetes & You magazine found at WAG) and get back $2 UP = FREE or $1 profit *Counts towards Buy & Save promo and Heart Healthy promo
  • Dog Treats - buy Beggin Strips (6 oz) and Purina Busy Bone (7 oz) $2.99 each, use BOGO coupon (1/23 SS) and $1 Beggin Strips coupon (12/12 SS) and get back two $1 UP's (monthly deal on pet items) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Lays Stax $1, get back $1 UP (monthly deal) = FREE *Part of a buy $15, get $5 promo on tons of food items (Limit 1, check circular for all included items)
  • Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor $9.99, use $4 coupon (12/26 P&G - expires 1/31) and get back $5 UP (Limit 1) = $0.99
  • Edy's Grand Ice Cream $2.99, get back $2 UP = $0.99 *Part of a buy $15, get $5 promo on tons of food items (Limit 1, check circular for all included items)
  • Pepsi 12 packs three for $9.99, get back $2 UP = $7.99 *Part of a buy $15, get $5 promo on tons of food items (Limit 1, check circular for all included items)
  • Dixie Ultra Plates $3.99, BOGO sale, use $3 off 2 RA coupon (from Feb too) = $0.99 *Part of a buy $15, get $5 promo on tons of food items (Limit 1, check circular for all included items)

Rite Aid Monthly Deals

  • Darice Craft Kits prices range from $1.99 and up, buy two and get back $5 UP (Expires 2/5 as per Slick Deals)
Walgreens
  • Neuragen $14.99, use $10 coupon (12/5 RP - expire 1/31, Diabetes & You mag, or mailed with previous Neuragen rebate from WAG) and get back $10 RR (monthly deal) = $5.01 profit
  • Natrol Melatonin (100 ct) $3, use $2 coupon (10/10 RP) and get back $2 RR = $2 profit
  • Blink Eye Drops (0.33 oz or 0.50 oz) $7.99, get back $8 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit *Check for $4 peelies (I found some at CVS)
  • Icyhot No-Mess Vapor Gel (2 oz) $3.99, use $1 coupon (1/2 SS) and get back $3 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit

Walgreens Monthly Deals

  • Valid until 2/26 Arnicare Pain Relief Gel (2.6 oz) $5.99, use $2 coupon and get back $6 RR = $2 profit
  • Valid until 3/26 Vicks Products - spend $15, get $5 RR or spend $20, get $10 RR. Includes NyQuil/Dayquil (20 ct) $5 and Sinex Vapospray (0.5 oz) $6, use $4 Sinex coupon (12/26 P&G) = $6 profit (4 at $5 each) - $3 profit (3 at $6 each and 1 at $5)

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Profit on Vitamins

Rite Aid - my card. The vitamins on the left are from this transaction:
  • 6 GE Extra Soft White Light Bulbs (4 pk) $1.99 each, got back six $1.99 UP (Limit 6) = FREE
  • 3 Nature Made Fish Oil plus Vitamin D (90 ct) $12.79 (reg price $15.99, 20% Wellness discount)
  • 3 Nature Made Fish Oil (1200 mg, 100 ct) $8.79 each (reg price $10.99, 20% Wellness discount)
  • Used one $4 Fish Oil coupon (Feb. All You magazine), five $2 coupons (1/2 SS) and two $3 RA coupons (one was from Jan, one from Feb)
  • Paid with $20 Gift of Savings certificate, $20 Resolution Rewards (from last month), $16 in UP's and $1.08 cash
Got back two $16 UP's ($16 WYB $30 of Nature Made C0Q10 or Fish Oil vitamins) and two $10 UP's (Heart Healthy promo, $10 UP WYB $30 and a second $10 UP when you reach $50 of select items - valid until 3/26). That makes this transaction a $6.86 profit. Also, all the items I bought count towards the Winter Rewards program ($20 UP WYB $100 of select items, valid until 2/26) so now I have $76.67 towards the $20 UP and it was all better than free! I'll finish that reward out next week by buying the free Stayfree.

BONUS - the Heart Healthy UP's are valid until 4/9!

Then at another store, I did the same deal on DBF's card (vitamins on the right). The selection of vitamins was different, so I had to play around with the math a bit. You have to get $60 total in vitamins to get both UP's and there are tons of different types of fish oil, all at different prices. The optimum scenario would be to just buy the C0Q10 vitamins and use $5 coupons, but I think it might be hard to find enough in stock at any one store to do that.
  • 6 GE Extra Soft White Light Bulbs (4 pk) $1.99 each, got back six $1.99 UP (Limit 6) = FREE
  • Nature Made C0Q10 Vitamins (30 mg, 30 ct) $10.39 (reg price $12.99, 20% Wellness discount)
  • 4 Nature Made Odorless Fish Oil Vitamins (60 ct) $9.19 (reg price $11.49, 20% Wellness discount)
  • Nature Made Omega-3 Fish Oil (180 ct) $13.59 (reg price $16.99, 20% Wellness discount)
  • Krazy Glue $2.39 (reg $2.99)
  • Used $6 C0Q10 coupon and $3 coupon for any vitamins (both from Feb. All You magazine), four $2 coupons (1/2 SS) and $3 RA coupon (this was from Feb, I never watched the video for this from Jan on this account - bummer!)
  • Paid with $20 Gift of Savings certificate, $20 Resolution Rewards (from last month), $14 in UP's and $2.08 cash
Got back two $16 UP's ($16 WYB $30 of Nature Made C0Q10 or Fish Oil vitamins) and two $10 UP's (Heart Healthy promo, $10 UP WYB $30 and a second $10 UP when you reach $50 of select items - valid until 3/26). That makes this transaction a $7.86 profit.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Using Up Some Purina Cats

ShopRite - used up most of my $5 Purina catalinas that I've earned the past couple weeks. I just have a couple more to go

First transaction
  • 4 cases Deer Park water three at $3.33 each and fourth at $3.99, got back $5 catalina (WYB 4) and will use these (plus some TGIF snacks from RA last week) for a $7 Budweiser NBPR rebate on $14+ of various items (29503) = $1.97 for four cases of water!
  • Friskies cat treats $1.79
  • Used $5 catalina and $10 catalina, total was $0.91
Then I bought:
  • Blueberries $2.49
  • Freihofer Bread $2
  • Friskies cat food $0.52
  • Used $5 cat, total was $0.05
Then I bought:
  • 2 Simply Napkins $0.77 each
  • 2 V8 Splash Juices $1.99 each, used $1 off 2 coupon (1/2 SS) = $2.98 or $1.49 each
  • Friskies cat food $0.52
  • Used $5 cat, total was $0.36
Then I bought:
  • Golden delicious apples $3.17 ($0.99/lb)
  • Freihofer Bread $2
  • Friskies cat food $0.52
  • Used $5 cat, total was $0.73
I went to a couple different stores and did no more than two transactions at any one store.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Rainchecks are Awesome

Walgreens
  • 6 Maalox $5.09 each (reg price $6.79), used six $5 coupons (1/9 SS) and got back $10 RR (WYB $30, monthly deal) = $9.46 profit
  • Omega Smart Ultimate Super Critical Fish Oil (30 ct) $10, used $2 coupon and will get back $10 via rebate (form prints at checkout) = $2 profit
  • 3 Red Baron Pizzas $2.50 each - I would have bought more but this was all the store had. I'll pick up another two and then use these for a $6 Budweiser NBPR rebate on $10.01 of pizza
  • Used $5 RR and $10 RR, total was $1.04
Got a rebate receipt for the Omega for two reasons. First is that so I can use the main receipt for the pizza rebate and second is that so the $2 coupon I used on the Omega won't show up.

CVS - had rainchecks from a sale ages ago for the Olay Pro X cleanser to be $10 with a $5 EB. Since there was also a sale this week, I thought it would be the perfect week to redeem them.
  • Olay Pro X Cleanser $10 (normally $20), used $3 coupon (12/12 RP) and got back $5 EB plus $5 EB (raincheck) = $3 profit
  • Crest ProHealth or ProHealth Complete Rinse (16.9 oz) $3.99, got back $3.99 EB (Limit 2) = FREE
  • Xtra Laundry Detergent $1.49, used $1 coupon (prints in espanol) = $0.49
Bought the Olay once on each of my three cards, bought two bottles of Xtra and two bottles of Crest. I also picked up two Reese's hearts ($0.50 each) as a snack for DBF and I. The Olay cleansers will finish out a $20 Olay rebate that I started ages ago.

One of the stores would not manually print the EB's for me since there was a sale on Olay stuff this week. Has anyone had any experience with overlapping raincheck and current sales? I've never run into a problem with this issue before.
A rare picture of Mousse! He was snuggling in his favorite bed and DBF covered him with one of my jackets. He poked his head out and stayed like that for ages. So cute

Friday, January 21, 2011

Come take a peek

Time for stockpile pictures! Its been a while since I've posted some shots and my stockpile room is quite a bit messier than it was in July. C'est la vie.
I have a bunch of pasta sauce crouching behind the Campbells and some Crystal Lite next to the Ziplocs. I'm hoping for a good sale on CL soon, I'm getting low and I drink it almost every day.
The top shelf is a bit of a catch-all - an extra hair dryer, candles, hair stylers and sponges.
Laundry stuff, fabric sprays, mouthwash and dishwashing detergent - those all go together, right?
I love my dumpster-dived set of drawers! Its so handy. The top shelf is razors, vitamins and lotions. Shelf 2 is tamps and pantiliners and shelf 3 is cold medicine.
That plastic bag is full of loofahs. I love loofahs and the RA sale a month or so back was the first time I'd seen a freebie sale on them so I loaded up. The plastic shelves are pretty much just full of tampons. The Busch boxes have kitty litter and trash bags in them.
Ah, my paper good table. This has definitely gotten a little out of control with the great sales lately. Behind the tissues on the left are a bunch of toilet paper and a storage box full of face wipes (Garnier, Olay, etc). Behind the napkins are paper towel rolls. The stack of diapers on the right has a whole other stack behind it and the black reusable bag is full of Tugaboos diapers. And nope, not preggers - just stocking up for some day when I might be. Diapers are pricey man!
Soda, more detergent, bottled water and plastic cups.
Poo/conditioner, more Ziplocs, toothpaste & brushes behind it and hiding behind some shampoo - a storage tote of deodorant.
DBF's shelf - razors (in the brown tote), deo, shaving cream. Tugaboos overflowing from that blue tote, my shaving creams, Dove soap, lotion and body wash.

Thank you for visiting. Come again soon!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Gigi the Ferocious

CVS - wanted to take advantage of the $10 Physician's Formula coupons I got from the scanner last week. I also picked up a prescription and another coupon printed on the receipt. Bonus!
  • Physician's Formula Talc Free Mineral Correcting Primer $10.99, used $3 peelie coupon, $10 CVS scanner coupon and will submit for $10.95 rebate (must include TMF sticker from package to qualify) = $12.96 profit
  • Blink Tears $7.99, used $4 peelie coupon (adjusted down to $3.50 b/c I used too many EB's and my total was low - this was the last coupon scanned) and got back $4 EB (Limit 1) and also back $7.99 EB (this was a raincheck deal from a while back) = $7.50 profit
  • Used $0.89 EB and $1.59 EB, total was $0.77
Then on my card:
  • Physician's Formula 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum $10.99, used $3 peelie coupon, $10 CVS scanner coupon and will submit for $10.95 rebate (must include TMF sticker from package to qualify) = $12.96 profit
  • HIDDEN DEAL - Boiron Chestal Honey Cough Syrup (4.2 oz) $5, used $1 coupon (this beeped) and got back $5 EB (Limit 1) = $1 profit
  • Blink Tears $7.99, used $4 peelie coupon and got back $4 EB (Limit 1) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Used $1.59 EB, total was $5.16
For your entertainment, here is a random shot of Gigi snuggling with the feather end of her favorite tiger print toy. The other day, she was chowing down on breakfast when some of the maintenance guys started plowing the parking lot outside. They startled her and she ran to find somewhere to hide. She settled for underneath the coffee table and once she felt safe, she let out a low growl for them. You get 'em Gigi!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

1/23 - 1/29

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

Staples - 15% off your order coupon
  • Bic Matic Grip 0.7 mm Mechanical Pencils (5 pk) $3.99, get back $3.99 Staples Rewards = FREE
  • Zebra Sarasa Retractable Gel Pens (medium, black) $5.99, get back $5.99 Staples Rewards = FREE
  • Staples Letter/Legal Size Economy Storage Boxes $14.99, get back $14.99 Staples Rewards = FREE
  • Scotch Moving and Storage Tape (3 pk) $10, get back $10 Staples Rewards = FREE
  • Staples 4" x 6" Photo Envelopes (50 pk) $5, get back $5 Staples Rewards = FREE
  • Staples Letter/Legal Handy File Tote $8, get back $8 Staples Rewards = FREE
CVS
  • Crest ProHealth or ProHealth Complete Rinse (16.9 oz) $3.99, get back $3.99 EB (Limit 2) = FREE
  • Full Fast Appetite Control Spray (2 oz) $14.99, get back $14.99 EB (Limit 1) = FREE
  • Coke and Kraft Products - spend $15, get back $5 EB (Limit 4). Includes Coke 12 packs five for $15, Planters Nuts $3, Wheat Thins, Triscuits or Ritz $2, Various single serve drinks $1.50 or Coke 2 liters $1.50
  • Xtra Laundry Detergent $1.49, use $1 coupon (prints in espanol) = $0.49
Rite Aid
  • GE Extra Soft White Light Bulbs (4 pk) $1.99, get back $1.99 UP (Limit 6) = FREE *Counts towards February Buy & Save promo ($20 UP WYB $100 worth of qualifying items)

Rite Aid Monthly Deals

  • Darice Craft Kits prices range from $1.99 and up, buy two and get back $5 UP (Expires 2/5 as per Slick Deals)
Walgreens
  • Maalox $5.24 (reg price $6.99), buy six and use six $5 coupons (1/9 SS) and get back $10 RR (WYB $30, monthly deal) = $8.56 profit
  • Omega Smart Ultimate Super Critical Fish Oil (30 ct) $10, use $2 coupon and get back $10 via rebate (form prints at checkout) = $2 profit *What a name huh? Ultimate Super Critical?!?
  • Huggies Diapers $8.99, use $2 coupon for Little Snugglers and Little Movers (1/23 SS) and get back $2 RR = $4.99

Walgreens Monthly Deals

  • Valid until 3/26 Vicks Products - spend $15, get $5 RR or spend $20, get $10 RR. Includes NyQuil/Dayquil (20 ct) $5 and Sinex Vapospray (0.5 oz) $6, use $4 Sinex coupon (12/26 P&G) = $6 profit (4 at $5 each) - $3 profit (3 at $6 each and 1 at $5)
  • Valid 1/2 - 1/29 Pillglide Swallowing Spray (Grape or Strawberry) $5, get back $5 RR = FREE

Printable Rebate Offers

Back to Staples

Ok, so here's what I've learned about Staples the past couple days. It used to be that you could use Staples Rewards to pay for other items that give back rewards and everything would be hunky-dory. Now, if you use rewards to pay for items that give out rewards, your rewards certificate will only be for your out of pocket cost. Total bummer! You can however, use rewards towards rebate items. So what I've decided to do is rebuy the totes, paying with cash and returning the set (and other rewards items) that I bought on Sunday. I'm not 100% sure how the return will go, but I think the store will give me back some kind of reward money to be used in the store. Whether that's a gift card or another reward certificate, I haven't a clue.

If you want to check the status of your rewards, you can do so on Staples' website here.
  • Avery 8160 White Address Labels (750/box) $9.99, used $3 coupon and should get back $9.99 in Staples Rewards = $3 profit
  • Staples Legal/Letter Tote $8, will get back $8 in Staples Rewards = FREE
  • Used 10% off a single item coupon (took off $1 for Avery), total was $15.18
Walgreens
  • Full Fast Appetite Control Spray (2 oz) $10, got back $10 RR = FREE
  • Gillette Fusion Proglide Manual or Power Razor System $9.99, used $4 coupon (12/26 P&G) and got back $5 RR = $0.99
  • Holiday candy $0.12 (clearanced)
  • Used $5 RR and $10 RR, total was $1.82
The irony of buying a candy bar and an appetite control spray in the same transaction is not lost on me.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Maxi, Maxi, Maxi and some more Maxi

ShopRite
  • 9 SR Maxi Pads $0.99 each ($2.39 reg price)
  • Total was $8.91, got back $10 catalina for spending $20 on qualifying SR items (based on $2.39 price) = $1.09 profit
I did this deal for the first time last night, but I only bought 8 packages, so no cat. I went back tonight to Customer Service and they rang up a 9th one for me and scanned something fancy to get the cat to print. Hoorah! That was much easier than I'd anticipated.

Walgreens
  • Gillette Fusion Proglide Manual or Power Razor System $9.99, used $4 coupon (12/26 P&G) and got back $5 RR = $0.99
  • Holiday Pencil $0.20 (reg $0.39 - 50% off clearance)
  • Used $5 RR, total was $1.90

Monday, January 17, 2011

Huge Sinex Profit

In case you haven't heard, the tissue deal at Rite Aid is now limited to three per card. If you've done the deal already this week, you're done.
Walgreens - since DBF loves the Gillette razors, I want to pick up as many as I can this week.
  • 4 NyQuil/Dayquil Sinex (20 ct) $5 each, used four $4 coupons (12/26 P&G) and got back $10 RR (WYB $20, monthly deal until 3/26) = $6 profit
  • Gillette Fusion Proglide Manual or Power Razor System $9.99, used $4 coupon (12/26 P&G) and got back $5 RR = $0.99
  • WAG Candy $0.49
  • Used $10 RR, total was $1.22
Did this deal twice more. On my third store, I bought two Dayquil & two Nyquil but didn't get any rewards. I have no idea why! The RR for the razor printed, but not for the Sinex. The manager rang up another free after RR item for $10 and gave me that RR. Then I bought:
  • Gillette Fusion Proglide Manual or Power Razor System $9.99, used $4 coupon (12/26 P&G) and got back $5 RR = $0.99
  • Ramen noodles $0.39
  • Used $5 RR (from Gillette - its rolling!), total was $2.08
Did this deal again, then I bought:
  • 4 WAG shredded cheeses $1.50 each
  • Used $5 RR, total was $1

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Free Paper Products Galore

UPDATE - RA has just limited the tissue deals to one per card. You can get one of each item (one tissue box, one individual tp roll and one package of tp).
Staples
  • Staples Legal/Letter Tote $8, will get back $8 in Staples Rewards = FREE
  • Paper Mate Retractable Gel Pens (medium, black, four pack) $4.99, will get back $4.99 in Staples Rewards = FREE
  • Used $12 in Staples Rewards, total was $1.07
Then my hunny bought:
  • Staples Legal/Letter Tote $8, will get back $8 in Staples Rewards = FREE
  • Paper Mate Retractable Gel Pens (medium, black, four pack) $4.99, will get back $4.99 in Staples Rewards = FREE
  • Post-It 3" x 3" Notes (yellow, 12 pk) $11.99, will get back $11.99 in Staples Rewards = FREE
  • Duck Tape $4 (in the online circular, there's a coupon to make these $3 but this wasn't in the circular from the store)
  • Used $10 and $16 in Staples Rewards, total was $3.19
Rite Aid
  • 6 RA Bath Tissues $0.80 each ($1 reg price, 20% Wellness discount), got back five $1 UP's = $1.20 profit
  • 4 TGIF snacks $0.97, got back $1 UP for each = $0.12 profit
  • 5 RA Facial Tissues $1 each, got back five $1 UP's = FREE
  • 2 RA Napkins $3.99 each, BOGO sale and got back $1 UP (WYB 2) = $1.49 each
  • Dr. Pepper $1.35 (drank while shopping)
  • Used $4 UP, four $3 UP's, $2 UP and $1 UP, total was $0.12
Then at another store -
  • 5 RA Bath Tissues $0.80 each ($1 reg price, 20% Wellness discount), got back five $1 UP's = $1 profit
  • 4 TGIF snacks $0.97, got back $1 UP for each = $0.12 profit
  • RA Facial Tissues $1, got back $1 UP = FREE
  • 2 RA Napkins $3.99 each, BOGO sale and got back $1 UP (WYB 2) = $1.49 each
  • Used $12 in UP's, total was $0.87

Check out the duck tape! My hunny was in camo heaven.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Don't Forget to Hide your Butt

Mousse thinks he is the world's best ninja. Hmm...
I was eyeing up these totes in the circular earlier in the week, and almost forgot to check them out in the store. To my surprise, they were really nice!
  • 3 storage totes $3.33 each, $10 total
  • Reese's Minis or Hersheys Drops $1.59, got back $1.59 EB (Limit 1) = FREE
  • Used $10 EB, total was $2.40

Never Again J&J

This is why I will never again do a rebate through Johnson & Johnson. After I received the samples they sent the other day, I emailed them AGAIN to find out where my rebate might be. (this is for the Neutrogena Clinical rebate that I mailed to them in JULY!)


Dear frugalsuz:
Thank you for contacting the Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. Information Center. It is always important to hear from our consumers, and we appreciate the time you have taken to contact us.

With regard to your recent inquiry, we do apologize that you haven’t received your rebate. There have been a high number of rebate submissions, please be patient with this process. We are working diligently to fulfill your promotion. We hope that this information will be helpful.

Again, thank you for your interest in our company. Should you have any comments or questions in the future, please contact us via our website www.neutrogena.com or by calling our toll-free number, 1800 582-4048. Our specialists are available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. EST and will be happy to assist you.

The Information Center

This is the line that really pisses me off:
"There have been a high number of rebate submissions, please be patient with this process."

I don't care how many other people submitted for this rebate! If a company puts a rebate out there, especially for such a high priced item ($35) they sure as hell better be ready to pay up. And considering this rebate has been pending for almost six months now, I think I've been pretty patient. Curse you J&J!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Baby Its Cold Outside

We were supposed to get another foot or so of snow overnight and into this morning, so I went to bed expecting to have a snow day today. Alas, the snow had the nerve to stop early in the morning and the plow guys did their jobs much too well, so my plans were dashed. I was so looking forward to a day of lounging around in my sweats.
ShopRite
  • 2 Mama Rosies Cheese Ravioli $0.99 each, used two $0.50 coupons = FREE
  • Apples $1.29/lb = $2.37
  • 3 Chef Michael's bags of food $2.99 each ($4.49 reg price), used three $2 coupons (1/9 SS)
  • 16 Chef Michael's cans of food $0.40 each ($0.90 reg price), used four $1 off 4 coupons (1/9 SS)
  • 2 Friskies treats $1.27 each ($1.59 reg price)
  • Got back $30 in Purina cats (for spending $30) = $22.09 profit
  • Total was $11.33 with $0.20 bag discount
At another store, I did the pet food deal again - $22.09 profit again

Rite Aid
  • 2 Kellogg's Fiber Plus Cereals $4.79 each, BOGO sale, used two $0.70 coupons, got back two $1 UP's and will submit for TMF rebate (Valid up to $4.49) = $3.10 profit *Also counts towards Buy & Save promo ($1 coupon here - just found this one)
  • Maalox $5.19 ($6.49 reg price, 20% Wellness discount), used $5 coupon (1/9 SS) and will get back $2 (SCR #10) = $1.81 profit *Also counts towards Buy & Save promo
  • Used $1 UP and $2 UP, total was $0.58
Got back my $20 Resolution Reward on this account so now I'm done with both accounts. Ahhhh....

CVS - DBF's card
  • Reese's Minis or Hersheys Drops $1.59, got back $1.59 EB (Limit 1) = FREE
  • Snickers Singles $0.89, got back $0.89 EB (Limit 1) = FREE
  • Total was $2.65
Staples
  • 3 packages of ink for my printer - $21.14 (color) and $16.64 (black)
  • Used $25 and $27 Staples Rewards (for buying Duracell batteries) and will get back $10 Visa Prepaid card for spending $40 on ink (HP, Brother, Canon, Dell, Epson, Kodak and Lexmark, Limit 10). The fine print says you can get your money as a Staples gift card or a check instead of the Visa card if you want.
Plus when I recycle the cartridges at Staples, I'll get back $2 Staples Rewards for each - gotta love that!

1/16 - 1/22

As always, my deals all come from the wonderful folks at HCW, Slick Deals and iheartcvs.com, iheartriteaid.com and iheartwags.com.
  • Avery 8160 White Address Labels (750/box) $9.99, use $3 coupon and get back $9.99 in Staples Rewards = $3 profit
  • Staples Legal/Letter Tote $8, get back $8 in Staples Rewards = FREE
  • Paper Mate Retractable Gel Pens (medium, black, four pack) $4.99, get back $4.99 in Staples Rewards = FREE
  • Bankers Box (10 pk) $16.99, get back $16.99 in Staples Rewards = FREE
  • M by Staples Letter Size Writing Pads (6 pk, yellow) $9.99, get back $9.99 in Staples Rewards = FREE
  • Post-It 3" x 3" Notes (yellow, 12 pk) $11.99, get back $11.99 in Staples Rewards = FREE
  • Staples 9" x 12" Catalog Envelopes (security tint, 25 pack) $8.49, get back $8.49 in Staples Rewards = FREE

CVS

  • HIDDEN DEAL - Boiron Chestal Honey Cough Syrup (4.2 oz) $5, use $1 coupon and get back $5 EB (Limit 1) = $1 profit
  • Vicks Sinex Dayquil/Nyquil $4.99, use $4 coupon (12/26 P&G) and get back $1 EB (Limit 1) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Crest or Oral B Pro-Health, 3C White Vivid or Crest with Scope Outlast toothpaste (4-4.2 oz) $2.99, use $1 coupon (12/26 or 1/16 P&G) and get back $2 EB (Limit 2) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Pepsi Deal is back - spend $20, get back $10 EB (Limit 1) - different event code than last week so you can do it again. Includes Pepsi 12 packs three for $10 or $3.33 each, Pepsi 2L bottles, Thirst Quencher Gatorade (32 oz.) or Sobe Lifewater (20 oz) $1, Amp or Starbucks Frappuccino $4.99 ($1 coupon for Starbucks or 11/21 SS), Aquafina Pure Water (12-16.9 oz. 12 pk. or 24 oz. 6 pk.) or Lipton Tea (128 oz.) $3 and and Doritos or Lays $2.50 *Look for "50 Million Pound Challenge" book in your stores (usually near Pharmacy) - there's a coupon inside for $2 off a purchase of $10 worth of nuts, dried fruits or sugar free items
  • Tom's of Maine Deodorant (2.25 oz), Toothpaste (4-6 oz) or Mouthwash (16 oz.) $3.99, get back $3 EB (Limit 2) = $0.99 - there are tearpad coupons floating around at various stores for these

Rite Aid

  • Hormel Chili four for $5, use $1.50 off 3 coupon (Feb. All You magazine) and get back four $1 UP's = $1.50 profit
  • TGIF Snacks $0.97, get back $1 UP (monthly deal) = $0.03 profit
  • Rite Aid Facial Tissue, Bath Tissue or Simplify Bath Tissue $1, get back $1 UP (LIMIT ONE!) = FREE *Monthly deal on the facial tissues - $3 UP WYB 10
  • Viactiv $6, use $3 coupon (Sunday's paper) and get back $3 UP = FREE

Rite Aid Monthly Deals

  • 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, Valid until 1/22) Full list of items here.

Walgreens

  • Joint Juice Glucosamine Chondroitin (20 oz) $10, use $1 coupon and get back $10 RR = $1 profit
  • ThermaCare Pain Relief Neck, Shoulder & Wrist HeatWrap (trial size) $2.50, use $1 coupon and get back $2.50 RR = $1 profit
  • Full Fast Appetite Control Spray (2 oz) $10, get back $10 RR = FREE
  • Gillette Fusion Proglide Manual or Power Razor System $9.99, use $4 coupon (12/26 P&G) and get back $5 RR = $0.99
  • Kraft Homestyle Mac & Cheese three for $5, buy two and use two $1 coupons (1/16 SS) and $1 off 2 WAG coupon (coupon booklet found in stores) = $0.33 or $0.17 each

Walgreens Monthly Deals

  • Valid until 3/26 Vicks Products - spend $15, get $5 RR or spend $20, get $10 RR. Includes NyQuil/Dayquil (20 ct) $5 and Sinex Vapospray (0.5 oz) $6, use $4 Sinex coupon (12/26 P&G) = $6 profit (4 at $5 each) - $3 profit (3 at $6 each and 1 at $5)
  • 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
  • Valid 1/2 - 1/29 Pillglide Swallowing Spray (Grape or Strawberry) $5, get back $5 RR = FREE

Printable Rebate Offers

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Is there anything as disconcerting...

...as walking into a CVS intent on buying cases of soda, only to find there are no carts available? Sigh.
CVS - my new card. This finished out a deal I started yesterday on soda:
  • 3 cases Diet Pepsi $10, used $2/$10 purchase of fruit, nuts or sugar free items (CVS coupon found in 50 Million Pound Challenge Book)
  • Kellogg's Smart Start Cereal $4.99, will submit for TMF rebate found on box = FREE
  • Used $10 EB, total was $3.69
Got back $10 EB for spending $20 on Pepsi (Limit 2). Since I broke my purchases into two trips so I could use two $2 coupons (one per customer), I only spent $6 after EB's for six cases of soda - $1 a case! (not including tax) Ain't bad at all!

Since it was such a great deal, I did it again on DBF's card (at another store):
  • 4 cases Diet Pepsi CHERRY!!! $13.33, used $2/$10 purchase of fruit, nuts or sugar free items (CVS coupon found in 50 Million Pound Challenge Book) - since this store had four cases of cherry, I bought four at once. I LOVE this flavor and CVS hardly ever carries it
  • Used $10 EB, total was $2.13
At another store:
  • 2 cases Diet Pepsi $6.66
  • 4 bags CVS brand dried fruit
  • Used $2/$10 purchase of fruit, nuts or sugar free items (CVS coupon found in 50 Million Pound Challenge Book), total was $9.28
Got back $10 EB for buying $20 of Pepsi

Rite Aid
  • 6 Motrin PM's (20 ct) $3 each, used three $6/2 coupons (1/2 SS) and got back six $2 UP's = $12 profit
  • 4 Special K Cereals $4.79 each, BOGO sale, used two BOGO coupons (sign up for the plan first) and got back four $1 UP's (monthly deal) = $4 profit *Count toward Buy & Save promo
  • 4 Barilla Pastas $5, got back $1 UP (WYB 4) and four $1 UP's (monthly deal) = FREE
  • Used $2 UP and $3 UP, total was zero

Monday, January 10, 2011

Befuddled by RiteAid

Rite Aid
  • 4 Tylenol Precise Heat Patch or Cream $5 each, used two $5 off 2 coupons (12/12 RP) and got back four $3 UP's = $2 profit
  • Gain Detergent $0.89, used $1 coupon (P&G coupon booklet received via rebate) = $0.11 profit
  • 4 Campbell's Chunky Soups $5, got back $1 UP
  • 4 Special K Cereals $4.79 each, BOGO sale, used two BOGO coupons (sign up for the plan first) = FREE *Got back four $1 monthly UP's (expire 2/5) but I have no idea if they're from the soup or the cereal
  • Used four $3 UP's and two $1 UP's, total was $0.95
At this point, I was pretty sure the soup was producing the UP's and since it was free after UP and also counting towards the $20 Buy & Save promo, I picked up some more after work:
  • 8 Campbell's Chunky Soups $5, got back two $1 UP's (too lazy to drag all these upstairs from the car - soup is heavy!)
  • Kellogg's Smart Start Cereal $4.99, will submit for TMF rebate (on box) = FREE, Special K cereal $4.79 - FREE with BOGO sale, got back $1 UP
  • Used three $3 UP's and five $1 UP's, total was $0.99. Since I only got three $1 UP's here, I'm thinking the UP's from earlier were from the Kelloggs, not the Campbells.
Got back my $20 Resolution Reward on my account

CVS
  • 3 cases Diet Pepsi $10, used $2 off $10 coupon (for fruit, nuts or sugar free items, found inside 50 Million Pound Challenge booklet found in stores) - once I spend another $10, I'll get back $10 EB for spending $20 on Pepsi
  • Milk $2.29
  • Used $10 EB, total was $0.99

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Got my Finish Done all in one Store!

CVS
  • 7 Finish Dishwashing Tabs $3 each, used seven $2.25 coupons (1/2 SS) and got back $10 EB (Limit 1) = $4.75 profit
  • Reese's Minis or Hersheys Drops $1.59, got back $1.59 EB (Limit 1) = FREE
  • Snickers Peanut Butter $0.89, got back $0.89 EB (Limit 1) = FREE *DBF and I ate this before the picture, very tasty!
  • Total was $9.37
Rite Aid - my card
  • 6 Tylenol Precise Heat Patches $5 each, used three $5 off 2 coupons (12/12 RP) and got back six $3 UP's = $3 profit
  • Blink Tears (15 mL) $7.99, used $1 coupon (1/2 SS) and will get back $7.99 (SCR #22) = $1 profit
  • 4 Gain Detergents $0.89 each, used four $1 coupons (P&G coupon booklet received via rebate) = $0.44 profit
  • 4 Barilla Pastas $5, got back $1 UP (WYB 4) and four $1 UP's (monthly deal) = FREE
  • American cheese slices $3.03 ($3.79 reg price, 20% Wellness discount)
  • Used $10 UP, two $5 UP's, two $3 UP's and three $1 UP's, total was $0.83, overall profit $1.16
DBF's card
  • 6 Tylenol Precise Heat Patches $5 each, used three $5 off 2 coupons (12/12 RP) and got back six $3 UP's = $3 profit
  • Blink Tears (15 mL) $7.99, used $1 coupon (1/2 SS) and will get back $7.99 (SCR #22) = $1 profit
  • 4 Gain Detergents $0.89 each, used four $1 coupons (P&G coupon booklet received via rebate) = $0.44 profit
  • Used $5 UP, three $3 UP's and seven $1 UP's, total was $0.80, overall profit $4.19
DBF got this package in the mail the other day from Neutrogena. Would you believe we still have not received the money back for the Neutrogena Clinical Kit? I sent away for that rebate on 7/13/10 and have contacted them several times about the rebate. So instead of sending money, they send free items? I don't think so! I want the $35 we're owed! Guess they'll be hearing from me again. I have had such issues with this rebate and a couple from Aveeno that I will never again do a rebate through Johnson & Johnson. Never.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Trip Down Memory Lane

I've been going through a lot of my older pictures lately. Wanna take a look with me?
Awww, Mousse was so tiny when I got him. I'd just moved into my very own apartment three months before, ended a long and abusive relationship and was loving my new-found freedom. I'd been thinking about adopting one or two cats for several months and then I found Gigi and Mousse online. Mousse's original name was Simeon but my Mom said he was the color of chocolate mousse and the name just stuck. Gigi was Gigi when I met her and it fit her perfectly.
I wonder what they were looking at! Gigi and Mousse aren't siblings, but they'd been raised and fostered together so the thought of adopting only one never entered my mind. Gigi has some medical issues (nothing major) so they'd been fostered for quite a while before I found them. They were nine months when I took them home from the pet store. I used to be able to fit them both into one carrier - that was always fun getting them inside! (NOT!) I'd just get Gigi in, scoop Mousse up to squeeze him in as well and Gigi would escape. So then I'd grab her, wrestle her in the carrier only to have Mousse make a break for it. Good times.
I'd just been petting Gigi before I took this shot and you can see the imprints of my fingers in her fur. They both LOVED this kitty condo and used to take turns squeezing inside and then turning around so they could spy on each other. That was also back when they used to play with each other. Now Mousse terrorizes Gigi most of the time. Little punk.
Ahh, the days when I used to be able to feed them at the same time! Mousse became very dominant as he got older and nowadays he'll growl at Gigi and eat all the food if I let him. They're on different prescription foods now so they eat in separate rooms anyway. Mousse looks part-monkey with that super long tail!
My sisters and I playing on the driveway. I do believe I'm sporting some pretty sweet tan velcro shoes (I'm in the middle)!
My youngest sister was the most adorable baby on the planet. Just look at that smile...and that sweet carpet!
I love this shot of my Mom, me and my youngest sister. Since she was the one usually taking the pictures, I rarely find pictures of her, especially from when I was younger. She still doesn't like to be photographed. Looks like it was a beautiful fall day. I bet she was yelling at my dad in her head to hurry up and take the picture already!
I wonder what I was so happy about in this shot? (I'm the one with the goofy grin on the left) My nose is so scrunched that my eyes have all but disappeared! My sister (left) looks like she's giving it all she's got to get out of the picture but my Dad's got a firm hold on her, and some pretty awesome glasses too. My cousin's hammin' it up for the camera. Looking at him in his farm shirt and overalls, you'd never guess he'd grow up to be the tattoo covered guy that he is today.

Don't you just love old pictures? Happy Friday y'all!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Crab Apple Old Ladies

My coupon order arrived in today's mail so I scooted around after work to get my shopping done. We're expecting another snow storm tomorrow so I didn't want to take the chance of getting snowed in and not being able to get everything done. Plus I cannot stand to shop on Saturday when all the stores are jam packed. When I got home, my sister came over and we watched Revenge of Kitty Galore - HILARIOUS! We both have wanted to see it for a while, but I was a little embarrassed to see it in the theaters.
CVS
  • 5 Wisk Detergents $5 each, used five $2 coupons (1/2 RP) and got back $10 (for spending $25, Limit 1) = $5 or $1 each
  • Used $0.50 EB (quarterly spending), $3 EB and $9.99 EB, total was $3.22
Repeated this deal on my newer card but the store only had four bottles. I'll have to pick up a fifth one before the week is out.

Walgreens - was hoping to also pick up some Electrasol but the two stores I checked out where totally out of stock. Did this twice:
  • Omega Factor 3 (Soft gel 60's) $10, used $3 coupon (found inside package) and got back $10 RR = $3 profit
Rite Aid
  • 2 Darice Foam Animals $1.83 each ($2.29 reg price, 20% Wellness discount), got back $5 UP (WYB 2, valid until 1/22) = $1.34 profit
  • Gas-X Prevention (18 - 20 ct) $4.79 ($5.99 reg price, 20% Wellness discount), used $4 coupon (12/12 SS) and will get back $2 (SCR #17) = $1.21 profit *Also counts for Buy & Save promo
  • 4 Airwick Compact iMotions $9.99 each, BOGO sale, used four $3 coupons (1/2 SS) and 2 Airwick Freshmatic Ultra Spray Kits $12.99 each, BOGO sale, used two $4 coupons (1/2 SS) and got back three $3 UP's = $3.97 *Also counts for Buy & Save promo. Was thinking I'd also get back a $10 UP for a monthly deal (WYB $30) but I think only the bigger kits counted. That's ok though, I spent $3.97 but put put $32.97 towards that $20 Buy & Save promo
  • Used three $5 UP's and $3 UP, total was $1.99
On DBF's card:
  • Gas-X Prevention (18 - 20 ct) $4.79 ($5.99 reg price, 20% Wellness discount), used $4 coupon (12/12 SS) and will get back $2 (SCR #17) = $1.21 profit *Also counts for Buy & Save promo
  • 4 Airwick Compact iMotions $9.99 each, BOGO sale, used four $3 coupons (1/2 SS) and 2 Airwick Freshmatic Ultra Spray Kits $13.99 each (lavender scent is pricier apparently), BOGO sale, used two $4 coupons (1/2 SS) and got back three $3 UP's = $4.97 *Also counts for Buy & Save promo
  • Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers $15.99 ($19.99 reg price, 20% Wellness discount), used $2 RA coupon, $3 coupon (printable, no longer available) and got back $2 UP = $8.99 *Also counts towards Buy & Save promo
  • Used $3/$20 coupon and $1 non-prescription purchase coupon, two $5 UP's and $10 UP, total was $3.54
I now have $77.38 on my card and $85.49 on DBF's card towards the $100 I need for the Resolution Rewards/Buy & Save promo. Once I hit $100, I'll get a $20 UP.
ShopRite - was so happy to find so many of the treats at this store. I left a whole bunch on the shelf even after I bought all these.
  • 12 Purina Cheweez Treats $0.95 each ($1.19 sale price) - since I bought more than four of the same variety, four were $0.95 and the rest were $1.19, used three $4/4 treats coupons (11/14 RP)
  • 18 Chef Michael's Dog Foods $0.40 each ($0.90 sale price)
  • Used $2.50 catalina, total was $7.46 and I got back $30 in cats (for spending $30 on Purina items) = $20.04 profit
I wish you all could have seen the crab-apple that was behind me in line as I bought this stuff. I knew the Purina coupons were going to beep, so I went to a regular aisle, rather than an express one. As I was putting my items on the belt, a white haired older gal barreled her cart up the aisle (managing to knock it into BOTH sides of the aisle), shouted at the cashier to put up a divider between my order and hers (I grabbed it for her) and then stood there huffing while I was rung up. She had to be in her 80's and you could tell she just didn't care anymore what people thought of her. As the cashier was entering the coupons (which took all of two minutes), the lady yells "Shouldn't you call a manager? I don't want to stand here all day!" I chuckled under my breath as the cashier replied "But why? I'm putting everything in now." The cashier stole a quick glance at me and we both smiled. Some people!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

1/9 - 1/15

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

CVS - sign up today or tomorrow here for CVS ExtraCare Beauty Club. You'll get a 10% off beauty shopping pass, $5 EB for every $50 you spend on qualifying beauty items and $3 EB on your birthday!
  • Lysol, Finish, Airwick Products - spend $20, get back $10 EB (Limit 1). Buy seven Finish tabs for $3 each, use seven $2.25 coupons (1/2 SS) and get back $10 = $4.75 profit
  • Gas-X, Maalox, Prevacid and Benefiber - spend $20, get back $10 EB (Limit 1). Maalox prices vary from $6-$7. Buy three and use three $5 coupons (1/9 SS) and get back $10 EB = around $4-$5 profit
  • Reese's Minis or Hersheys Drops $1.59, get back $1.59 EB (Limit 1) = FREE
  • Snickers Singles $0.89, get back $0.89 EB (Limit 1) = FREE *Lots of other candy included in this deal - Dove bars, Life Savers, Starburst, Skittles, etc.
  • Air Wick Items - spend $20, get back $10 EB (Limit 1). Buy four Freshmatic Ultra Starter Kits $6 each, use four $4 coupons (1/2 SS) and get back $10 = $2 profit or buy four Freshmatic Refills $5 each, use two BOGO coupons (1/2 SS) and get back $10 = FREE
  • Pepsi Products - spend $20, get back $10 EB (Limit 1 - there are two separate event codes in the circular for this deal so you can probably do it twice). Includes Pepsi 12 packs six for $20 or $3.33 each, Pepsi 2L bottles and Sobe $1, Amp or Starbucks Frappuccino $4.99 ($1 coupon for Starbucks or 11/21 SS), Izze $2.99 and Doritos or Lays $2.50 *Look for "50 Million Pound Challenge" book in your stores (usually near Pharmacy) - there's a coupon inside for $2 off a purchase of $10 worth of nuts, dried fruits or sugar free items

**There are sometimes rebates this time of year for soda & chips so hang on to your receipts & UPC's just in case

Rite Aid
  • Special K Cereal BOGO sale, use BOGO coupon (sign up for the plan first) and get back two $1 UP's (monthly deal) = $2 profit
  • Blink Tears (15 mL) $7.99, use $1 coupon (1/2 SS) and get back $7.99 (SCR #22) = $1 profit
  • Motrin PM (20 ct) $3, use $2 coupon (Nov. All You magazine) or $1 coupon (1/2 SS) and get back $2 UP = $1 profit or FREE or buy two and use $6/2 coupon (1/2 SS) = $4 profit
  • Tylenol Precise Heat Patch or Cream $5, buy two and use $5 off 2 coupon (12/12 RP) and get back two $3 UP's = $1 profit or buy one and use $2 coupon (12/12 RP or 1/2 RP) and get back $3 UP = FREE
  • Barilla Pasta four for $5, get back $1 UP (WYB 4) and four $1 UP's (monthly deal) = four for FREE
  • Hormel Completes $1.99, get back $1 UP and $1 UP (monthly deal) = FREE
  • Revlon Beauty Tools BOGO 50% off sale, buy two and get back $2 UP (Limit 1)
  • Finish Automatic Dishwasher Detergent BOGO sale, buy two and use two $2.25 coupons (1/2 SS)
  • Quaker Oatmeal $2.50, buy two and use two $1 coupons (1/2 RP) and get back $2 UP (WYB 2) = $1 or $0.50 each

Rite Aid Monthly Deals

  • 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, Valid until 1/22) Full list of items here.
Walgreens
  • Go! Kids Multi-Vitamin Gummies (60 ct.) $5, get back $5 RR = FREE

Walgreens Monthly Deals

  • Valid until 3/26 Vicks Products - spend $15, get $5 RR or spend $20, get $10 RR. Includes NyQuil/Dayquil (20 ct) $5 and Sinex Vapospray (0.5 oz) $6, use $4 Sinex coupon (12/26 P&G) = $6 profit (4 at $5 each) - $3 profit (3 at $6 each and 1 at $5)
  • 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