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Coupon Craziness 3

Frankly, I just don’t feel like taking pics today.     It’s been a long day for all of us.   Well, I still don’t, but figured Dagny would have fun playing in the piles of goodies so I did it anyway :). But my internet connection took a dump and was too slow to upload them and a week later, I still haven’t posted this yet — It’s from LAST Sunday/Monday — no CVS or Walgreens deals worth posting or making my in-laws take me for (we are visiting them and the van is under the knife).

I did a CVS run and a tiny Walgreens run.   I kind of made an elementary mistake in my CVS run and will have to go back to fix it tomorrow.    When you have a buy x dollars of Brand Y, get z ECB’s, you can’t use clearance items toward that.  Bummer!  And I wasted a coupon.

Anyway, CVS:

Almay Eye Pencil- Clearance 50% off – $3.74 – $1/1 = $2.74 (this was my mistake–I have to go back Monday and spend another $7 to get the $5.  If I don’t, I’ve wasted 2 coupons, but I have some ECB’s from this transaction that I can use for less OOP, so I’m okay with it.   Really. ).    I returned it Monday AM & got the full $3.74 back so my coupon didn’t really go to waste.

Almay Eye Shadow Trio for Hazel – $7.49 – $1/1 – $2.50ECB (coming tomorrow) = $4.00

Pert Plus – $1.99 on sale – $1/1 = $0.99

Gilllette Shampoo (3) – $4.99 each – $2/1 – $3ECB = $0.01 MM each

Head & Shoulders (2) – $4.99 each – $1/1 -$3ECB = $0.99 each

Huggies (2)- $10 each – $1.50/1 – $5.00ECB – $6.00 each. ($.0176 PPD).

Total Original Price:  $75.10

Total Sale Price:  $58.18

Less Coupons Used:   $12.50

Less P.E. ECBs:  $10.00

OOP:   $39.30

ECB’s Earned:   $22.50 *

Less Return:   $3.75

Total Trip Cost:    $9.43

Savings -87%!!!

My Walgreens trip was much easier.

Colgate MaxFresh – $2.99 on sale – $1.00/1 – $2RR = $0.01MM

Savings – 100%

*  *  *

My Monday CVS Trip fixed my previous error.    It was not as impressive because I had to buy some other stuff not on sale, but needed.   And I bought this magazine because it had a bunch of coupons in it, but didn’t noticed that they expired LAST SUMMER.   Sigh.

Almay Eye Shadow Base – $8.99 – $1/1 – $2.50ECB = $5.49

Other junk – $10.77

Total Regular Price – $20.96

Total Sale Price – $19.76

Less P.E. ECBs – $5.00

Total OOP – $14.76

Less ECBs earned – $2.50

Total Trip Cost – $17.26

Savings – 17%

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February 3, 2009 - Posted by | coupon craziness | , ,

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