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Coupon Craziness 13.5

I did do a little bargain hunting beyond my K-mart trips this week, but didn’t get a ton.

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At Walgreens on Monday, I bought:

  • 3  12-pks of 7-up/sunkist – 3/$11 – (2) $1.00 IP – $5 RR = 3/$4!!
  • 3 Reach toothbrushes – $1.79 – $0.80 WAG Q – $1/1 MFQ = FREE!!!
  • Dawn Dish Soap – $1.99 – $1.00 WAG Q – $0.50/1 MFQ from Year of Savings booklet = $0.49

Total Regular Price – $22.33

Sale Price w/WAG Q – $14.96

Less MFQ – $5.50

Total OOP – $9.46

Less RR earned – $5.00

Total Trip Cost – $4.46

** note– I removed the bottle deposit from this transaction as I will get it back when they are returned.

I also made a quick stop at Rite Aid for diapers.

Huggies jumbo pack – $8.99 – $1.50/1 IP – $3 SCR = $4.49 – $0.75 Caregivers Marketplace rebate – $3.74!!  I think this is an all time record!

Tota

April 23, 2009 Posted by | coupon craziness | , , | Leave a comment

Coupon Craziness 12

I did pretty well this week with a minimum of trips…we got out the door by 7:30am!

Sorry, no pics this week. To flustered–Bones was home sick on shopping day so I didn’t do my normal routine.

At Walgreens, I made 3 trips.
Trip #1 –
3 6×9 bubble mailers – 3/$1 with WGQ
3 8×11.5 bubble mailers – 3/$1 with WGQ
2 Skippy peanut butters – 2/$3.69 – (2) $0.40/1Q = $1.45 each
1 pack of Scuncci pony tail holders – $2 – $2RR = free!

Total value – $10.46
Total sale price & WGQ- $7.69
Less MFG coupons – $0.80
Total OOP – $6.89
Less RR earned – $2.00
Total trip cost – $4.89
Savings – 53%

I used ECB’s from last week to pay for this.

Trip #2-
1 colgate maxfresh toothbrush – $3.29 – $1/1Q (from Smile Club) – $3.50RR = $1.21MM!
3 6×9 bubble mailers – 3/$1 with WGQ
3 8.5×11 bubble mailers 3/$1 with WGQ

Total regular price – $7.76
Total sale & WGC price – $5.29
Less MFG coupons – $1.00
Total OOP – $4.29
Less RR earned – $3.50
Total trip cost – $0.79
Savings – 90%!!

Trip #3-

1 Colgate MaxWhite toothbrush – $3.29 – $1/1Q (from Smile Club) – $3.50RR = $1.21MM!

1 pack of Scuncci pony tail holders – $2 – $2RR = free!

Total regular price – $5.29
Less MFG coupons – $1.00
Total OOP – $4.29
Less RR earned – $5.50
Total trip cost – $1.21 MM!!
Savings – 123%!!!

I also went to Rite Aid for some good deals. I bought:

1 huggies baby wipe 40 ct pack – $1.49 – $1.00SCR = $0.49
1 softsoap – $0.99 – $0.35/1Q = $0.64
6 suave shampoos & conditioners – $0.99 each – (2) $1.75/3Q = $0.44 each
3 kotex pantyliners – $0.99 – (3) $0.75/1Q = $0.24 each
2 loreal bare naturals cosmetics – BOGO – $15.25 – $2/1Q – $5SCR – $5/$25Q = $2.63 each
2 maybelline mascaras – BOGO 1/2 off – $4.99 & $2.49 – (2) $1/1Q – $3.00SCR = 1.24 each

Total regular price – $59.77
Total sale price – $34.12
Less coupons – $15.10
Total OOP – $19.02
Less SCR – $9.00
Total trip cost – $10.02
Savings- 83!

April 16, 2009 Posted by | coupon craziness | , , | Leave a comment

Coupons in Rite Aid Beauty Handbook – Spring 09

I bought a copy of the Rite Aid Beauty Handbook for this season and while it had some high dollar coupons, I didn’t find them to be terribly valuable.

Anyway, here they are:

$2.00 off any VEET product – I don’t see an expiration date…

$2.00 off any Clearasil Ultra product – Ditto expiration date.

$1.00 off any Clearasil StayClear product – ditto expiration date.

$1.00 off any Hershey Bliss chocolate – Exp 6/30/09.

$1.00 off any SmoothAway Hair Removal System – Exp. 7/31/09.

The magazine is $0.99 so unless you really like the articles (there IS one about couponing) keep in mind that the coupons probably aren’t going to make it worth your while to buy it unless you frequent one of these products.   Me?   I’m taking the Bliss coupon to Easter candy clearance to at least get my $$ out of this mag.

April 15, 2009 Posted by | coupon craziness | , | Leave a comment

Coupon Craziness 11.5

My order of additional inserts from Coupons by Dede came in time to do a fab Rite Aid deal this week!

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I bought:

2 Revlon Matte Collection Eye Shadows – $4.99 & BOGO – $1/1Q – $2/1Q – $3.00SCR = $0.01MM!!

4 John Frieda Shampoos = 4/$20 – (4) $2/1Q’s – $10SCR – $5/$25Q = $3.00MM!!!

I also bought the Spring 09 Beauty magazine (with coupons) for $0.99 to fill the extra $0.01 so I could use the $5/$25 coupon.

So, if you include the beauty mag, I made $2.02.   Without it, I made $3.01.

Fun stuff!!

April 10, 2009 Posted by | coupon craziness | , | Leave a comment