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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Stock Up Price on Toilet Paper - Charmin (Staples)

Picked up this deal for only $4.24. That makes it only 26.5 cents per roll from Staples. Who would think to pick up toilet paper from Staples? It's on sale for $4.99 and then I used a coupon here to get 15% off!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

CVS Dove's Deal (HOT!)

This week CVS is advertising the Doves Men+Care bodywash for $5. The register rings these up at $3, but here's the kicker. The buy one, get one free coupon in the 6/26 Red Plum insert subtracts $5.99 off your total! I also picked up 2 Dove's Men's Care Antiperspirant. It was advertised at 2/$7, they also rang up as $3. I used 2 $2 off coupons for those. I also picked up 2 Xtra laundry detergents at $1.49 each and used a $1 coupon for them. And received $5 in ECB!

I used $5.99 in ECBs from a previous purchase which brought my total down to $1.00!

Trip Summary states: "Today You Saved 32.43"!

Not bad... huh... Spent $1 to get $5 and took home all these wonderful things!

Walgreens Pringles Deal

I picked up the Pringles at 4/$6 deal and used a $1 off 3 coupon. I also used $7 in Register Rewards from previous purchases. These RR expired today so I had to use them.

My total out of pocket cost: $1.79 and receive $2 RR from the purchases.

Walgreens Dove Men's Care Deal

Pick up these 18 bars of soap for FREE! And no out of pocket expense thanks to Walgreen's faulty computer systems. These were suppose to be on sale for 3 $18, but they rang up at full price. The cashier told me if he did a price adjustment, I would not receive my register rewards. After consulting with his manager, he informed the cashier to sell me the items for $4 each which would have been my final price after register rewards. I applied my $4 off coupons from Today's Red Plum insert and walked out paying only $1.08 and that was sales tax. My subtotal was $0.00. These bars retail for $8.49 at Walgreens.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Zyrtec almost free (5.4 cents per pill)

I took advantage of the $5 off Zyrtec coupon from WalMart's web site. Their price guarantee is real! I went to the WalMart near my job and noticed the 5 cnt, Zyrtec was $5.27, but the store shelves were empty, so I went to the WalMart near my house. The same Zyrtec was $5.97! At first, I though, heck, I'll still get the Zyrtec for .97 after my coupon. But then, "The Millionaire Next Door" book thoughts popped in my head and I decided to get my discount.

When I got to the register, I told the cashier that the WalMart down the street had the Zyrtec for $5.27. She simply scanned the item, overrode the price and let me have them for $5.27 with "NO QUESTIONS ASKED!" Just like the commercials say.

I purchased 2 Zyrtecs at $5.27 each, used 2 $5 off coupons. Total cost: .54 and then ended up paying $.95 in taxes! That's effectively over 100% in sales taxes! I'll be willing to bet you a dime to a donut that at 5.4 cents a pill, the company is still making a hefty profit.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Awesome CVS Deal moneymaker!

All free and walked away with $9.99 in Extra Care Bucks.

The Zyrtec was on sale for 5.99 and you receive $5.99 in ECB. On top of that, I used a $4.00 off coupon from the 4/10 Redplum insert. CVS paid me $4.00 to take the Zyrtec home with me!

The Shick Hydro 3 was on sale for $8.00. I used the $4 coupon from today's Smart Source insert and CVS gave me $4 in Extra Care Bucks so this item was free also.

My subtotal was $5.99 and I used $6 ECB from a previous shop to pay for this. I wasn't aware CVS would allow this until the cashier told me that he owed me $.01. However, I still had to pay $1.26 in sales taxes.

Walgreens 6/12 ($3.36)

I broke my transaction up into 3 separate transactions is an attempt to minimize my out of pocket expenses.

Transaction #1:
Wal-Fex 24 hr tablets: $3.99
Blistex RPM for men: $2.00
Used $3.00 RR from previous shop: -$3.00
Total: $2.99 (receive $6 in RR)

Transaction #2:
Air Wick Fresh Matic Ultra: $7.99 (used $4.00 coupon from today's Smart Source Insert & received $3.00 in RR)
Bayer Advanced Aspirin 20 cnt (used $2.00 coupon from todays Smart Source Insert & received $1.00 in RR)
1 Nestle Crunch Bar (.39). I had to purchase this item so that I could use more coupons. Walgreens coupon policy states that you cannot use more coupons than items purchased. By making this purchase, I was able to use $4 in register rewards coupon from my Wal-Fex purchase above! So I paid .39 to used a $4 off coupon!
Total: $1.38 (received $4 in RR)

Transaction #3:
(2) Lysol Bowl cleaner $2.99 (By one get one free coupon from today's insert or pick one up from the store)
Used $1 in Register Rewards. I could only use one because the store coupon for the BOGO counts as a coupon
Total: $1.99

My total purchase was $6.36 and I walked out with $3 in RR so my final cost was $3.36!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Walgreens & CVS shops! (all this for .27)

  • 3 Tide Stain Release (Reg $4.49, on sale for $3.99 and used 3 $3.00 off coupons), then received $3 register reward which brought my final cost down to -.03!
  • 3 Nestle Crunch Bars. On sale $2/1, regular $.99. Used (2) $.30 cents off coupons and a B2G1 coupon which brown the total down to .11 for all .44 for all 3! When was the last time you got a candy bar for .11?
  • The 2 toothbrushes came from CVS. They were on sale for $6.00, regular $7.49. I used (2) $3.00 off coupons and received $6 in Extra Care Bucks

Thursday, June 9, 2011

CVS 6/8 ($2 money maker) (111% savings!)

  • 2 Crest Complete Clean $4.50 saved $2.89ea (used 2 - $2.00 coupons and received $5 ECB)
  • 1 Glade Carpet Cleaner $2.99
Used $3.99 in ECB received from 6/7 purchases.

BONUS: Received an extra $1 ECB via use of the Green bag tag.

Total cost: $4

Received $6 in ECB

I made $2 on this trip!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

CVS 6/7 70% savings!

  • Barbers Milk 3.69 (received $1 ECB)
  • Excedrin PM .99 (received $.99 ECB)
  • Colgate MaxFresh Toothpaste 2.79 (received $2 ECB and used $1 off coupon)
Total cost: $6.47, received $3.99 in ECB: Final cost: $2.48

Winn Dixie 6/7 (46% savings)

Picked up the following deals:
  • Liptons Teriyaki Noodles ($1 ea.) savings .69 ea
  • Strawberries (BOGO)
  • 2 Tyson's Chicken Nuggets (this was the make a deal special. By purchasing the nuggets, I got the following for free: 6 corn on the cobs, Bryers Ice Cream, BBQ Sauce, 2 liter Pepsi)
Total cost: $22.47

Rite Aid Savings 32% savings

Purchased 12 roll package of Charmin Tissue at $6.97 (Reg: $9.99). Used .25 coupon.
$6.72 out of pocket cost
Received $3.00 register reward survey coupon.

Friday, June 3, 2011

CVS Nestle Water 52% savings

CVS is running a special this week on their Nestle water. I had a devil of a time trying to find a CVS store in my area that had the water. Many of the stores told me they substituted the water for another brand because the delivery truck didn't bring the water.

The water is on sale for $2.88 (reg$ 4.99)

I used a Nestle coupon for $1 off 2 packages of water, which brought my cost down to $2.38 for each one. This brings the cost down to under .10/bottle.