Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Today's Haul

Stop & Shop - back for more candy!  Did this deal twice

  • $100 Visa Gift Card + $5.95 activation fee, got back $10 catalina = $4.05 profit 
  • 3 Bags M&M's (specially marked for movie ticket promo) $3 each, used $1.50 off 2 coupon (6/17 RP) and will send away for movie ticket rebate ($9 movie money good towards a ticket or DVD) = $1.50 profit
  • 2 King Size Mars Candy Bars $1.25 each, used $0.50 off 2 tearpad coupon (doubled today!) = $1.50
  • Used $10 catalina, total was $105.03 - paid with $100 Visa gift card I got the other day plus $5 in cash.  This is a great way to roll your gift cards!
Since I purchased five qualifying items (candy), I qualified for a $0.30 discount on gas (max fill-up of 35 gallons) = $10.50 in gas.  I spent $5.03, got back $10.50 in gas plus the $9 movie ticket, so that's a profit of $14.47.

Rite Aid - thanks to Sheila for posting these!
  • St. Joseph's Aspirin $1.99 ($2.49 reg price, 20% discount), used $3 coupon = $1.01 profit
  • Scunchi Girl's Headbands (6 ct) $1.75 ($2.19 reg price, 20% discount), will get back $2 (SCR #80) = $0.25 profit *There were reports of these rainbow headbands ringing up on clearance but they were full price for me
  • 2 Kendall Alcohol Swabs $2.99 + $1.49 (BOGO 50% off), will get back $4 (SCR #17, $1.50 WYB one or $4 WYB 2) = $0.48 or $0.24 each
  • 2 Powerade Drinks $0.97 each, used $1.50 off 2 coupon (July VV) = $0.44 or $0.22 each
  • Revlon tweezers $9.99 and Revlon Callus Shaver $3.49 (BOGO 50% off), used $2 Nail & Pedicure RA coupon (July VV), two $1 coupons (6/24 SS), got back $4 UP (WYB $10, Limit 2) and will get back $4 (SCR #79, Limit 2, $4 WYB 2 beauty tools valued at $5+ but folks have confirmed its working on tools less than $5) = $1.48 
  • Used three $5 UP's, total was $0.76
I mistakingly picked up a more expensive set of tweezers than I'd planned to.  They were marked as $6, but I guess someone got the sign wrong or they were in the wrong spot.  If they'd been $6, I would have paid $6.99 for the callus shaver + $3 for the tweezers, getting me just about to $10.  So I'm planning on stopping back in to pick up another callus shaver plus some emery boards (around $1), use another $2 VV coupon plus two $1 manu coupons.  That will bring me to $21 spent (roughly), minus $6 in coupons, $8 in UP's and $8 in SCR's = $1 profit.  The UP deal and the SCR are limit two! 

  • Hershey's Simple Pleasures (0.75 oz) $0.67, got back $0.67 EB (Limit 1) = FREE
  • 2 Nivea Q10 Shaving Gels $4.99 each, used two $3 coupons and got back $4 EB ($2 each, Limit 4, monthly deal) = FREE/$0.02 profit *Thought this was the same deal as the Nivea lotion tins, but it isn't!
  • 2 Head & Shoulders Shampoos $6.29 + $3.14 (BOGO 50% off sale), used BOGO coupon (7/1 P&G - took off $9.49 automatically!) = FREE
  • Used $4/$20 coupon (ebay), total was $1.72


Anonymous said...

I just saw your comment on The Coupon Godess' comments. Please don't shut down your blog, it's my favorite out there!!!! I have learned so much from you. One thing I've wondered though- with all the money you save, where do you put it? It doesn't seem like you travel much and you certainly (I assume) would use deals/coupons for clothing and eating out. Anne-Marie

frugalsuz said...

Thanks, that's really sweet of you to say! Honestly, the money I save via coupons, rebates, etc. goes towards household expenses. DBF and I bought our house last November and being an older house, we've had to do some updating. That got expensive really fast. Now we're trying to recoup our savings as much as possible. I'm striving to get a beefy emergency fund in place and we're hoping to replace the windows and/or siding on the house next year. And we'd love to be able to afford a little one or two sometime soon, plus an engagement ring for moi! :)

I started couponing out of necessity years ago and that hasn't changed much. I have some hefty student loans from getting my Masters, and now the house - all that debt adds up pretty fast. Thankfully I think we've pretty much got our monthly expenses figured out at this point and we're getting into a budgeting rhythm each month. I've heard that the first year of owning a house is the most expensive and I sure hope that's true!