Monday, January 30, 2012

Cosmeceutical?

CVS

  • Physician's Formula Youthful Wear Cosmeceutical (is that really a word?!?) Youth-Boosting Foundation + Brush $15.99, used $4 peelie coupon, got back $7 EB (WYB $10, Limit 1) and will send away for $14.95 TMF rebate = $9.96 profit
  • 4 Skintimate Shaving Creams $3.99 each (reg price), used four $0.55 coupons (1/15 SS) and got back $4 EB for each (Limit 100!) = $2.24 profit
  • Used $1 EB, total was $26.92 - ouch!
Separately, I bought another PF foundation and some Schick Hydro Shaving Gel for $4.49 each.  The Schick is also producing EB's.  DBF is very low on shaving cream, so I didn't mind paying about $0.50 a can for these.  The profit from the PF more than cancelled out the cost of the shaving cream.


A couple of things to note with these deals.  The Skintimate/Schick deal is quite possibly an error in the system that could be pulled/changed at any point.  So if you want some, go quickly!  The Schick Hydro Moisturizing variety is NOT producing EB's.  Neither are the Skintimates in the plastic can.  Other than that, it seems like all varieties are working.


Also, it seems that these PF cosmetics aren't in all stores yet.  I've only seen them in one so far, so don't be upset if you can't find them.  There are sure to be tons more deals throughout the year.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Shopping with Shadow

What a lot of shopping I did this morning!  Da boyfriend's friend was supposed to come over and help him yank out our wood stove, so Shadow and I went shopping to get her out of the house and out of the way.  Unfortunately, he couldn't make it, so we're still stuck with this thing for a while longer.
Its looking better though now that DBF took off the heat shield.  The brick behind it looks to be in really good shape, which is a relief. The plan is to take the wood stove out to reveal the regular fireplace.  This will free up some space in the living room and we think it will look a lot better.  Once the stove is gone, we're going to rip off the wood paneling above it.  Unfortunately, the wall behind it is pretty beat up, so we're going to put up some new paneling instead and DBF is going to build a purty mantel.  


Back to the shopping - 
Stop & Shop

  • 2 Hunts Ketchups $1 each
  • 2 Ballpark Hot Dogs $4.59 each, BOGO sale and used $1 off 2 coupon = $1.79 each
  • 2 Hillshire Farm Kielbasas $4.49 each, BOGO sale = $2.24 each
  • Whole bunch of boneless skinless chicken breast at $1.89/lb
  • Total was $26.14
I'll hold onto this receipt in the hopes of finding a NBPR rebate on chicken!


Price Chopper

  • 3 PC Pizza Doughs $0.88 each, B1G2 free = $0.29 each
  • Dole Salads $3.99 each, B1G2 free = $1.33 each
  • Dole Celery $1.99, used $1 coupon = $1
  • Margherita Sliced Pepperoni $3.99, BOGO sale = $1.99 each 
  • 3 Tostitos Blue Corn chips $1.99 each (3 day sale) *These did not ring up as the sale price, had to get an adjustment in CS
  • Sunchips $3.99, BOGO sale = $1.99 each
  • 3 Digiorno Pizzas $4.50 each, used three for $10 coupon from circular and $3 off 2 tearpad coupon = three for $7 or $2.33 each
  • 2 Red Baron Pizzas $6.99 *Circular advertises a double pack for this price but the store didn't have any.  They let me substitute the double pack for two individual pies.
  • Milk $1.09
  • 2 ICBINB Tubs $2.50 - should have used the coupons in today's circular!  I saw these in the aisle and remembered that we were almost out
  • 5 Cracker Barrel cheeses $2 each
  • Eggland Eggs $1.77, used $0.35 coupon (1/29 SS) = $1.42 *The coupon beeped and when the cashier manually entered in the amount, it didn't double.
  • Total was $51.32
I'll use the pizza and chips towards a $25 Smirnoff NBPR rebate on $25.01 of deli platters, pizza, wings, snacks, cups, plates and utensils (DGUSA0295).  
At Target, I found these chair cushions on clearance for about $7 each.  Gigi has barely moved from them all day!  I also picked up a really cute screen for the fireplace for around $35.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Egg-celent

CVS
  • 6 U by Kotex Pantiliners (16 - 22 ct) $0.99 each, used six $1 coupons (1/15 SS) and $1.50 SavingStar coupon (WYB 2) = $1.50 profit
  • Estroven Maximum Strength (28 ct.) $9.99, get back $9.99 EB (Limit 1) = FREE
  • Dozen Eggs $1.69
  • Used $5.99 EB, total was $5.69
Got back $0.50 EB for fall spending and $1 EB for using my green bag tag - those just about paid for the eggs!


As I plopped everything down on the counter, I couldn't help but laugh at my egg-themed purchases.  Funny how these things mesh together sometimes!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Free OJ

Stop & Shop


  • 4 Simply Orange Juices $1 each, used four $0.50 coupons (Diabetes & You magazine found at Walgreens, Spring 2012 edition) = FREE
  • 2 Arm & Hammer Dryer Sheets (40 ct) $1 each, used $1 off 2 coupon = $1 or $0.50 each
  • 2 Doritos $3.29 each, Utz Sourdough Pretzels $2.79, Wise Chips $2, Nature's Promise Blue Tortilla Chips $2.50, Sunchips $2.50 - will use these towards a $10 Newcastle NBPR rebate on $15 of "Pub Grub" (chips, peanuts and pretzels) = $6.37 for all 6 bags
  • Used $7 catalina, total was $10.51


I love rebates like this where I can pick up things that I want, versus always looking for sale items.  The sour cream & onion Doritos are interesting, sort of like Cool Ranch Doritos.  The pizza ones are so-so, not sure I'd buy those again.


Rite Aid

  • 3 Mentos UP2U Gums (14 ct.) $1 each, used three $1 coupons (1/1 SS) and got back $1 UP (WYB 3, Limit 4 deals) = $1 profit

1/29 - 2/4

CVS
  • Sun/Mon/Tues ONLY: Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bunny, Cadbury's Egg or Reese's Single Egg $0.87, get back $0.87 EB (Limit 1) = FREE
  • Speed Stick or Lady Speed Stick Deodorant $1.99, buy six and use three BOGO coupons (1/29 SS), get back $6 EB (WYB $12, Limit 2) and submit for $5 rebate (WYB $10, 1/29 SS) = $5.03 profit
  • Hallmark Cards - buy three and get back $3 EB (Limit 1) *If $0.99 cards are included = FREE
  • Physician's Formula Cosmetics - spend $10, get back $7 EB (Limit 1).  Great deal if you can find the free after rebate items listed below!
Rite Aid
  • Pepsi 12 packs $3.33, buy $15 worth (5 cases) and get back $5 UP (WYB $15, Limit 2) and $2 UP (WYB 3 cases, Limit 2) = $9.65 or $1.93 per case  *Or buy six cases, spend $19.98 and get back $5 UP and two $2 UP's = $10.98 or $1.83 a case
Rite Aid Monthly Deals - Valid until 1/31
  • High Octane Energy Chews $1.99, BOGO sale, buy two, use $0.50 coupon (RA allows only one coupon on a BOGO sale) and get back $3 UP (WYB 2, Limit 1) = $1.51 profit
  • Zippo Mini Candle Lighter (Pearl or Cabernet) $9.99 - $12.99, get back $5 UP (Limit 2) and $5 (SCR #25, no limit) = FREE/$0.01 profit 
Walgreens
  • Blink Tears Eye Care Drops (0.33 or 0.5oz) $8, use $1 coupon (1/15 SS) and get back $8 RR = $1 profit
  • St. Joseph Enteric Aspirin (36 ct. 81 mg dose) $2, get back $2 RR = FREE
  • Pur-Absorb Iron Supplement (28 packets) $10, get back $10 RR = FREE *Some lots of Pur-Absorb have been pulled from Walgreens shelves.  The scoop is that WAG is substituting with these items:
    • Ferrous Sulfate (260 ct) WIC 504626 Normally $13.99, will ring at $10, get back $10 RR = FREE
    • Ferrous Sulfate (100 ct) WIC 505369. Normally $8.99, will ring at $10, get back $10 RR = FREE
    • Bifera (30 ct) WIC 443523 Normally $19.99, will ring at $10, get back $10 RR = FREE  *$2 coupon here


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 

      Tuesday, January 24, 2012

      UP2U if You Get UP2U

      Rite Aid

      • 3 Mentos UP2U Gums (14 ct.) $1 each, used three $1 coupons (1/1 SS) and got back $1 UP (WYB 3, Limit 4 deals) = $1 profit
      • 2 Zippo Mini Candle Lighters (Pearl or Cabernet) $9.99 each (no Wellness discount applies), got back two $5 UP's (Limit 2) and will get back $10 ($5 each, SCR #25, no limit) = FREE/$0.01 profit
      • Total was $21.59
      Staples
      • Command Medium Picture Hanging Strips (black) $3.99, will get back $3.99 Easy Rebate (Limit 1) = FREE
      • Total was $4.26
      Got an email from Staples with a coupon to get 25% back in Staples Rewards on almost any item in the store.  The fine print didn't say anything about rebate items and I figured it couldn't hurt, so I used it on this item.  It took off $0.01 and we'll see if anything happens.


      CVS - over three transactions, I picked up 12 cases of Coke for $2.50 each.  I got back a $10 CVS cash card for spending $30 on qualifying items, so $20 for 12 cases or $1.66 each.

      Sunday, January 22, 2012

      Shopping and Snowing

      Price Chopper

      • PC Pork Chops $5.09 and BOGO sale, used $1 Hannaford coupon = $4.09 for two packages
      • PC provolone $1.04 ($4 per lb)
      • Jarlesberg Swiss Cheese $4.99 ($4.99 per lb), used $2 Hannaford coupon = $3.99 
      • 6 New York Garlic Bread/Knots $2 each, used $0.55 peelie and $0.50 coupons (1/15 SS) = $0.90 - $1 each *Just realized the ciabatta rolls were $3.99 but I'm almost positive they had a sales tag in the aisle  Grr
      • Pop Secret Popcorn $1.59, used $0.50 coupon = $0.09
      • PC Pretzels $1.09 (50% off sale)
      • Banquet Chicken Breasts $4
      • Hormel Pepperoni $3.99
      • Milk $1.09
      • 2 Ken's Marinades $1.59 each, used two $1 coupons (1/8 SS) = $0.59 each
      • 2 Ken's Salad Dressings $1.64 each, used two $1 off 2 coupons (1/8 SS) = $2.28 or $1.14 each
      • 2 PC Sour Creams $1.50 each
      • Total was $31.89
      Looking at my receipt, it looks like my $1 coupons doubled!  Is this normal?  I know they had doublers last week, but I didn't see anything about this ongoing for this week.
      We got about six inches of snow Friday night into Saturday.  The sun was out and it was so beautiful this morning that I couldn't resist taking some pictures.  But with wind blowing the balmy 20 degree temperature around, I didn't stay out very long.


      The view from inside the living room is just as pretty and a heck of a lot warmer.  :)

      Thursday, January 19, 2012

      Uncanny Prices

      ShopRite - the Can Can sale sucked me in!

      • 2 Coke Cherry Zero 2L Bottles $1.50 each, used two $0.99 coupons = FREE
      • 4 Edge Shaving Creams $1.99 each, used four $0.55 coupons (1/15 SS) = $0.89 each
      • 2 Trop 50's $2.50 each, used two $1 coupons and $0.50 Saving Star coupon = $2.50 or $1.25 each
      • 4 SR Rye Breads $1 each
      • Seedless Grapes $0.99 lb/$3.20
      • 8 cans SR corn $0.48 each
      • 8 cans College Inn Broth $0.48 each
      • Used $4 catalina, total was $17.04

      Wednesday, January 18, 2012

      1/22 - 1/28

      Staples

      • Scotch Pop-Up Desk Grip Tape Dispenser $2.29, get back $2.29 Easy Rebate (Limit 1) = FREE
      • Staples Photo Plus 4" x 6" Paper (Gloss, 60 pk) $9.99, get back $9.99 Easy Rebate (Limit 1) = FREE
      • Command Medium Picture Hanging Strips (black) $3.99, get back $3.99 Easy Rebate (Limit 1) = FREE
      • McAfee Total Protection 2012 (1 PC) $59.99, get $9.99 Instant Savings/Sale and get back $50 Easy Rebate (Limit 1) = FREE
      • Trend Titanium IS 2012 (3 users, PC/Mac) $69.99, get back $69.99 Easy Rebate (Limit 1) = FREE

      CVS
      • U by Kotex Pantiliners (16 - 22 ct) $0.99, use $1 coupon (1/15 SS) and $1.50 SavingStar coupon (WYB 2) = $1.50 profit
      • Estroven Maximum Strength (28 ct.) $9.99, get back $9.99 EB (Limit 1) = FREE
      • Coke 12 packs $2.50 each (Limit 4 per transaction) - count towards spend $30, get $10 CVS cash card promo *Cheaper than current week's deal (1/15 - 1/21)
      Rite Aid
      • Mentos UP2U Gum (14 ct.) $1, buy three, use three $1 coupons (1/1 SS) and get back $1 UP (WYB 3, Limit 4 deals) = $1 profit
      Walgreens
      • Triaminic Cold, Cough, Fever or Allergy Relief $5, buy two fever reducer pain reliever products, use two $3 coupons (12/4 SS) and get back $5 RR (WYB 2) = $1 profit
      • Ultimate Flurry Protein Bar (1.6 oz) $1.99, get back $2 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit 
        Renew Life Flush & Be Fit 14 Day Kit $20, send away for $20 rebate (form prints at checkout) = FREE 
      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 


      Tuesday, January 17, 2012

      Zippo Deal

      Rite Aid - ventured in with the hopes of spending down one of my $20 UP's.  Unfortunately, I guess RA considers Zippo lighters as a tobacco product and the UP wouldn't go through.

      • 2 Zippo Mini Candle Lighters (Pearl or Cabernet) $9.99 each (no Wellness discount applies), got back two $5 UP's (Limit 2) and will get back $10 ($5 each, SCR #25, no limit) = FREE/$0.01 profit
      • Welcome Sign $1.99 (75% holiday clearance)
      • Total was $23.51
      At the very least, this gave me some Wellness points.  Since I was scrambling to get to 1,000 last year, its made me more cognizant of buying these freebie deals as they come up.  Hopefully I can keep my discount in 2013.  

      Monday, January 16, 2012

      Adventures in Wood Working

      Our dining room table is complete!  My hunny was very eager to get this project started and after taking some measurements in our dining room to see how big we wanted the table to be, he picked up the lumber and got cracking.  He researched some plans online, dismissed a couple of ideas after we couldn't find a piece of wood in the size we wanted and then decided to go with this design.
      Its a series of hunks of plywood, secured to a base on the underside.  This sucker is heavy and very strong.  After measuring, putting everything together, sanding and staining it, its now happily living in our dining room.  
      The skirt didn't take the stain as well as the other pieces did, but I like that its a bit lighter and coordinates with the chairs we got from Ikea.  I am still hunting for some chair cushions, but the wood chairs surprisingly aren't that uncomfortable.  I love how the table looks natural, between the knots in the wood and the color of the stain.  
      Ok folks, honest opinions here.  What do you see when you look at this picture?  All I can see is a huge ostrich face complete with two eyes and a beak!  It definitely adds some charm to the table. 
      Now that the project is done, I can show you this hilarious picture.  DBF called me down to the garage to proudly show me the progress he'd made on the table (this was day one).  It looked beautiful but I was worried about the height of the table since it seemed a wee bit high.  We decided to bring down one of the chairs to test it out.  Once I sat down, the table was neck high!  We could both barely breathe from laughing so hard.  After going through the various options (getting really poofy chair cushions was one), da boyfriend took the legs off and cut them down.  This is one for the scrapbook!

      Saturday, January 14, 2012

      Free Electronic Toothbrush!

      Rite Aid - finished out the spend $30, get $10 UP promo for this week.  I'd bought two packs of Stayfree earlier in the week.  Adding to that, I got:

      • 6 Stayfree Pads (14 - 24 ct) $2.50 each, used three BOGO coupons (1/8 SS) and three $1 off 2 circular coupons = $4.50 
      • 4 ob Tampons $2.50 each, used four $2 coupons (no longer available) and two $1 off 2 circular coupons = FREE
      I then got back a $10 UP, making this a $3.59 profit deal for me (after tax on the two Stayfree I bought in NY)
      Stop & Shop - there's a catalina deal this week where you spend $20, get back $7 and its working off on shelf prices! Quaker granola bars are also included, I'm going to pick up some of those the next time I go. 

      • 4 Pepsi 6 pack bottles $3.33 each ($4 shelf price), used two $2 off 2 coupons (1/1 SS)
      • Ruffles Chips $3.33 ($4.29 shelf price), used $1 coupon (printable, no longer available)
      • Total was $12.62 and got back $7 catalina = $5.62 for all these goodies
      Target

      • Philips Sonicare Essence Rechargeable Toothbrush - clearanced to $19.98, used $10 coupon (11/20 or 1/8 SS) and will send away for $10 rebate (11/20 SS) = FREE
      *Look for the ones with the red ribbon on the corner of the box.

        Wednesday, January 11, 2012

        1/15 - 1/21

        Staples  
        • Avery 8160 Inkjet Mailing Labels $9.99, get back $9.99 Easy Rebate (Limit 1) = FREE
        CVS
        • Brita Classic Pitcher $14.99, use $4 coupon (1/15 SS) or $2 coupon, get back $5 EB (Limit 1) and send away for $10 rebate = $4.01 - $2.01 profit
        • American Greetings Cards buy three $0.99 cards, get back $3 EB (Limit 1) = FREE/$0.03 profit
        Rite Aid
        • UP2U Gum $1, use $1 coupon (1/1 SS) = FREE
        • Reading Glasses regularly priced $17.99 and up ($14.39 with 20% discount), use $5 Foster Grants RA coupon (Dec. Video Values) and get back $10 UP (Limit 1) = $0.60 profit  *Not sure what price these glasses start at so may or may not be a good deal depending on what your store has
        Rite Aid Monthly Deal - Valid until 1/31
        • High Octane Energy Chews $1.99, BOGO sale, buy two, use $0.50 coupon (RA allows only one coupon on a BOGO sale) and get back $3 UP (WYB 2, Limit 1) = $1.51 profit
        • Zippo Mini Candle Lighter (Pearl or Cabernet) $9.99 - $12.99, get back $5 UP (Limit 2) and $5 (SCR #25, no limit) = FREE/$0.01 profit 
        Walgreens
        • South Beach Diet Snack or Meal Bars (5 pk) $5.99, get back $6 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
        • Estroven PM (24 ct caplets) $10 and get back $10 RR = FREE 
        • Abrexin Weight Loss Supplement (30 ct) $10, get back $10 RR = FREE
        • Thermacare Pain Relief (single pack neck, wrist & shoulder or menstrual heatwrap) $2.49, get back $2.49 RR = FREE
        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 

        Tuesday, January 10, 2012

        Profitable Baby Food

        Rite Aid

        • 2 Stayfree Pads (14 - 24 ct) $2.50 each, used BOGO coupon (1/8 SS) and $1 off 2 circular coupon = $1.50
        • Total was $1.91 with tax

        These count towards a spend $30, get $10 UP this week.  ob tampons are also included (same price, $2.50 each, $1 off 2 circular coupon) and you can print a $2 coupon here after watching the video.  PS - putting in a silly name such as perhaps, Fancy Pants, won't get you anywhere.  I have to say, I was disappointed when he sang "Hey", instead of Fancy Pants.  C'est la vie.


        The plan is to buy four ob tampons (free after coupons) and six more Stayfree.  Then I'll have spent $6 and get back a $10 UP = $4 profit!


        ShopRite

        • 16 Beech Nut Stage 2 Baby Food twelve for $3.30 and additional ones rang up as $0.55 each, used four $1 off 3 coupons and got back $3 catalina = $1.50 profit
        • 4 Crystal Lites $1.99 each, used two $1 off 2 coupons and got back $2.50 catalina = $3.46 or $0.86 each
        • Total was $7.46 
        There's an ecoupon for the Beech Nut as well.  I loaded it to my card, but it didn't come off the order, unless I did something wrong.  Its supposed to come off when you scan your card, right?  The Crystal Lite catalina is valid until 2/5.  You get back $1.50 WYB 3, $2.50 WYB 4 or $4 WYB 5+.  I should have bought five, it would have been cheaper!  $1.99 x 5 - $2 in coupons - $4 catalina = $3.95 or $0.79 each. Oh well, I have two more coupons, so I'll make sure I get five next time.


        There was a representative from the local paper at SR today.  He asked if I'd like a free paper (of course I would!) and then started telling me about the promo they're running.  I love when newspapers do these deals!  I just get the Sunday paper, so the deal was to get four weeks worth for $8.95 (the papers are $2 each so this is a little higher) but I'd also get back a $10 ShopRite gift card.  Right off the bat, that's a profit on newspapers.  Where do I sign?  As I was filling out the paperwork, I asked him about getting multiple papers delivered to my house.  To my surprise, he said that would be fine!  So I signed up to get six papers each Sunday ($8.95 for four weeks times six = $53.70) and he gave me SIX $10 SR gift cards!  That's a month's worth of free papers and coupons and even better, not having to run out to the store to buy papers.  He also said the coupons in the delivered papers are usually better than when you buy the paper at the store.  Love that!

        Monday, January 9, 2012

        I'm Finished

        Luckily I had hardly any trouble at CVS using up the mountain of Finish coupons I bought on ebay.  Most of the time, the coupon required that the cashier input its value ($2.15) but a couple times, it scanned just fine.  


        All in all, I bought:

        • 26 Finish Powerball Dish Detergents for $3.50 a piece, used 26 $2.15 coupons (1/1 SS) and got back $30 in CVS cash cards ($10 WYB $30 of qualifying items, Limit 5).

        Including the candy bar I bought (info below), I paid $6.43 in tax.  So that works out to be $41.53 out of pocket and then I got back $30 in gift cards.  So $11.53 for 26 boxes of detergent plus $8 on ebay for the coupons, so $0.75 each.


        I made all these purchases on the same card.  Since this deal is limit 5, the smidgen of extra money from the first set of nine boxes carried over into the next set.  Here's the math:


        $3.50 times 9 boxes = $31.50
        $31.50 plus another 9 boxes/$31.50 = $63
        $63 plus another 8 boxes/$28 = $91


        This worked out perfectly for me since I had exactly 26 coupons, but obviously if you don't have this many coupons, you can buy as many as you have coupons for and fill in with other qualifying items to get to $30.


        Mars Chocolate Singles (1.08 - 2.15 oz) $0.75, got back $0.75 EB (Limit 1) =FREE *Check your circulars before buying, this seems to be a regional deal

        Thursday, January 5, 2012

        1/8 - 1/14

        Staples
        • Avery Heavy Duty View Binder $6.99 - $32.99, get 100% back in Staples Rewards (Limit 4) = FREE
        • Staples Portable File Box $11.99 - $13.99, get 100% back in Staples Rewards (Limit 2) = FREE
        • 100% Recycled Bankers Box (8 pk) $19.99, get 100% back in Staples Rewards (Limit 2) = FREE
        CVS - its that time of year again...the bonus packs are back!  Check for these in your store in the seasonal aisles (or really anywhere).  Usually stock is limited so once they're gone, they're gone.  Here's a full listing of what's out there.
        • GE Energy Smart 40/60/75/100 Watt Equivalent Bulb (1 pk) $2.99, use $1 coupon (October All You magazine) and get back $2 EB (Limit 1) = FREE/$0.01 profit
        • Mars Chocolate Singles (1.08 - 2.15 oz) $0.75, get back $0.75 EB (Limit 1) = FREE *Check your circulars before buying, this may be a regional deal
        • CVS Vitamin D 400 iu (100 ct) $3.49, get back $3.49 EB (Limit 1) = FREE *Check your circulars before buying, this may be a regional deal
        • Kodak Archive DVD $4.99, get back $4.99 EB (Limit 1) = FREE
        • Finish Powerball Dishwasher Detergent (10 - 20 ct) $3.50, use $2.15 coupon (1/1 SS) = $1.35 *Part of a buy $30, get $10 CVS cash card promo (Limit 5).  So you'd buy nine for $31.50, use nine $2.15 coupons = $12.15 - $10 CVS card = $2.15 for nine detergents or $0.23 each  **This coupon has a specification of limit two per transaction so you'd have to split up your orders.  What a pain
        Rite Aid
        • 4 ob Tampons $2.50 each, use four $2 coupons and two $1 off 2 circular coupons and eight Stayfree Pads (14 - 24 ct) $2.50 each, use four BOGO coupons (1/8 SS) and four $1 off 2 circular coupons.  Pay $6 and get back $10 UP (WYB $30) = $4 profit *Circular coupons are limit one, so you'll probably have to split this up into several orders.  The ob and Stayfree circular coupon is the same one as well.
        • Thermacare Heat Wrap (1 ct) $3, get back $3 UP (Limit ?) = FREE
        Walgreens
        • Tylenol Precise Pain Relief Cream (2.5 oz) or Heat Patch (3 or 4 pk) $5.99, use $3 coupon and get back $3 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
        • Syntha-6 Meal Replacement Bar (1.59 oz) $1.89, get back $1.89 RR = FREE
        • Kids Omega Smart Ultimate Fish Oils (60 ct) Omega-3 with DHA $10, get back $10 RR = FREE
        • Chex Mix $1.50, buy four and use four $0.60 coupons, $1 WAG coupon (from monthly coupon booklet found in stores) and get back $2 RR (monthly deal valid until 1/18, buy three and get $1, buy four and get $2 or buy five+ and get $3) = $0.60 or $0.15 each
        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 

        Wednesday, January 4, 2012

        Oh the Lengths to Which I'll Go....

        CVS - I loves me some Pantene so I ordered some additional $3 off 2 coupons from ebay.  They came in yesterday, so today's mission was to find more clearanced Pantene.  Most of the stores I went to were cleaned out, but I lucked out with a couple.  It seems that now all of the varieties of the Beautiful Lengths line are clearanced.


        Over a couple of stores, here's what I got at CVS today:
        • Pantene Highlighting Expressions $1.69 each
        • Pantene Beautiful Lengths Line $1.57 each
        Used nine $3 off 2 coupons to get everything for $1.62 before tax.  Love that!


        I also picked up four Nivea lip balms for $2.50 each, used two $3 off 2 coupons (1/1 RP) and got back a $5 EB for buying $10 (Limit 1) = $1 profit


        Rite Aid
        • 2 Carefree Pantiliners (18 - 22 ct) $1, used two $0.50 coupons (these beeped) and got back $1 UP (Limit 4) = FREE

        Sunday, January 1, 2012

        Happy 2012!

        Happy New Year everyone!  I hope you all had a happy and safe holiday.  I spent Friday night with my parents and sisters and the rest of the weekend with da boyfriend and the beasts.  We had a nice low-key holiday.  Today we took Shadow on a long walk through the area and I feel so blessed to have been able to move to such a beautiful part of the country.  We're in farmland country and I love all the open space.


        Since I was at my parents on Friday and there is an Acme nearby, I decided to make use of some gift cards I still had from a previous promo.  I had to complete several NBPR rebates, so using the gift card money was perfect.  My sisters in tow, I bought:
        • 10 Yoplait Yogurts $6, got back catalina for $2.75 off a four pack (which was priced at $2.75) = 14 yogurts for $3 or $0.21 each *There might be coupons out there for these, I planned this trip on the fly
        • $10.68 of Gouda cheese - for a $6 Stella Artois NBPR rebate on $10.01 of cheese/crackers
        • $7.98 of Cracker Barrel cheddar ($3.99 each) - to finish out another  $6 Stella Artois NBPR rebate on $10.01 of cheese/crackers
        • $23.95 of Ham - for a $20 Smirnoff NBPR rebate on $20.01 of ham/turkey/deli platters
        • $9.98 of Ham - to finish out a $20 Smirnoff NBPR rebate on $20.01 of ham/turkey/deli platters
        At Stop & Shop, I also picked up - 
        • Wise Chips $2 and Tostitos $3.99 - will use these to finish a $6 Budweiser NBPR rebate (30558) on $10.01 of various items
        • 2 Andes Mints $1.67 each - will use towards a buy two, get one free rebate (up to $1.75) 
        • Taco Seasoning $1.15
        My sisters and I went to Target to see what we could find and I finally got my hands on a queen size flannel sheet set!  These are clearanced to $14.99, but with any other clearance deal, actually finding them can be tricky.  We washed and used the set I got the other day and they are so comfortable! 
        Staples - da boyfriend was with me and got two boxes on his Staples Rewards card too
        • 2 Staples Legal/Letter File Boxes $13.99 each, should get back $27.98 in Staples Rewards = FREE
        • Total with tax was $30.25
        I say "should" because the circular says to buy Legal/letter storage tote.  We looked high and low in the store and these file boxes were the only things we could find that seemed to match that description.  These are the same kind that were free after rewards last year, so I'm pretty confident we got the right ones. 


        CVS
        • 6 Pantene Sham/Conds clearanced from $1.57 - $1.69, used three $3 off 2 coupons (1/1 P&G) = $0.07 - $0.19 each
        • 4 Skinny Cow Candies $4.99 each, BOGO sale and used two BOGO coupons (valid up to $3.48) = $1.51 for two 
        • 3 papers $2 each
        • Used $6 EB, total was $5.72, got back $1 EB for using green bag tag and $1 EB for quarterly spending
        Picked up another six bottles at another store.  Here are the varieties I found on clearance: Beautiful Lengths Breakage Defense $1.57, Beautiful Lengths Shine Enhance $1.57, Brunette Expressions $1.69 and Nature Fusion Smooth Vitality (big bottle 25.4 fl oz) $1.74.  Have you found anything else? 


        Rite Aid
        • THIS IS REPORTED AS NO LONGER WORKING - $100 Visa Vanilla Variable Load Gift Card plus $4.95 activation fee, got back $20 UP (Resolution Rewards, WYB $100 of certain items, Limit unclear) = $15.05 profit
        • 3 papers $1.60 each ($2 reg price, 20% discount) 
        • Used two $1 UPs, total was $107.75

        Bought a second Visa card on da boyfriend's Wellness card too.
        Here's a closeup of the Visa cards. Its been reported that if you buy the "One Vanilla" card, you won't get your UP's.