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My CVS & Walgreens Trip 2/26

27 Feb

I haven’t been couponing in awhile 1) since I started to work part time 18 hours a week and 2) there haven’t been a ton of good deals that I think we need.  But yesterday I found some deals at CVS and Walgreens so I headed out!

CVS

Transaction #1

Physician’s Formula products – spend $10 get a $7 ECB
I purchased a mineral foundation stick for $11.29
OOP – $11.29, received $7 ECB’s

Transaction #2

Pantene Products – 2/$7 on sale – buy 2, earn $1 ECB
Use $3/2 MFR coupon from 2/26 Smart Source insert.
Total – $3.97

Colgate Sensitive Pro Relief Toothbrush – on sale $3.99, earn $2 ECB
Use $0.75/1 MFR coupon from 2/26 Smartsource Insert
Total – $3.24


Total – $7.21 minus $7 ECB from Trans #1 = $0.21 OOP

Walgreens

Transaction #1
On the Go Multivitamin Orange Drink Mix – $8 on sale, earn $8 RR
OOP – $8
Transaction #2
Finish Jet Dry Liquid – $3.99 on sale, earn $1.50 RR
Use $0.75/1 MFR coupon from 1/8 Smartsource
OOP – $3.24, earn $1.50 RR

Belvita Cookies 5 pack – $2.99 on sale, receive $2 RR
Use $1/1 MFR coupon from 2/26 Smartsource
OOP – $1.99, earn $2 RR

Burt’s Naturals Cough Drops – Honey – $1.99 on sale, earn $2 RR
OOP – $1.99, earn $2 RR

Huggies Wipes – $2.49 on sale
Use $0.50/1 MFR coupon from 2/12 Smartsource Insert
OOP – $1.99

Grand Total for Trans #2 – $9.21 minus $8 RR from Trans #1 = $1.21 OOP with $1.50, $2 and $2 RR’s left

Transaction #3

Finish Jet Dry Liquid – $3.99 on sale, earn $1.50 RR
Use $0.75/1 MFR coupon from 1/8 Smartsource
OOP – $3.24, earn $1.50 RR

Stride Gum 14 count – $0.69 on sale with in ad coupon, limit 3 – get 2
Use $1/2 MFR coupon from 2/12 Smartsource
OOP – $0.38 for 2

Huggies Wipes – $2.49 on sale
Use $0.50/1 MFR coupon from 2/12 Smartsource Insert
OOP – $1.99

Add in 2 $0.35 caramels for filler in order to use RR’s

Grand Total for Trans #3 – $6.41 minus $2 RR and $2 RR = $2.41 plus $1.50 RR

Transaction #4

Stride Gum 14 count – $0.69 on sale with in ad coupon, limit 3 – get 2
Use $1/2 MFR coupon from 2/12 Smartsource
OOP – $0.38 for 2

Huggies Wipes – $2.49 on sale
Use $0.50/1 MFR coupon from 2/12 Smartsource Insert
OOP – $1.99

Add in 2 $0.35 caramels for filler in order to use RR’s

Grand Total for Transaction #4 = $4.10 minus 2, $1.50 RR’s from trans #3 and trans #2 = $1.10

Transaction #5

Finish Jet Dry Liquid – $3.99 on sale, earn $1.50 RR
Use $0.75/1 MFR coupon from 1/8 Smartsource
Grand Total for Transaction #5 – $3.24, earn $1.50 RR

Transaction #6

Finish Jet Dry Liquid – $3.99 on sale, earn $1.50 RR
Use $0.75/1 MFR coupon from 1/8 Smartsource
OOP – $3.24, earn $1.50 RR

Stride Gum 14 count – $0.69 on sale with in ad coupon, limit 3 – get 2
Use $1/2 MFR coupon from 2/12 Smartsource
OOP – $0.38 for 2

 Grand Total for Transaction #5 = $3.72 minus $1.50 RR from Trans #5 (now, since I am using the $1.50 RR earned on a Finish product towards the purchase of another Finish product, another RR will not print.  I knew this because I wanted to end my transactions).

Free Dog Food, Valentine’s Candy and more!

6 Feb

I did a 3 store mini shopping trip today!  Here’s my deals….

Walgreens

Aquafresh Toothpaste 4.6 or 6.4 oz – only $.99 with in-ad coupon
Use $0.75/1 Aquafresh Advanced, Extreme Clean, White & Shine or Sensitive Toothpaste from  1/1 Red Plum insert or $0.75/1 Aquafresh Training Flouride-Free Toothpaste printable coupon
OOP: $0.24

Mars or Nestle Valentines Candy, 1 or 1.2 oz  – only $0.39 each with in ad coupon
Buy 2 – combine with with $1/2 Mars Valentine’s Day Products from 1/29 Red Plum OOP:  FREE!

Hefty Trash Bags 18-45 pk – on sale $5.99
Use $1/1 Hefty Trash Bag from 1/1 Red Plum insert and use $1/1 coupon from the February Walgreens Coupon Book
OOP: $3.99

CVS

Vicks Nature Fusion 8 oz or 20 count – on sale 2/$12
Use 2, $3/1 Vicks Nature Fusion  from 1/29 P&G insert
Earn $3.00 ECB’s
OOP: $6 with $3 ECB’s

Garnier Fructis Shampoo and Conditioner – 2 for $5
Use 2, $1/1 MFR coupon from 2/5 Red Plum
OOP: $3 (could use ECB’s from the first transaction to make this free!)

Blistex Five Star, Complete Moisture, Lip Medex, DCT or Herbal Answer and more 0.15-0.38 oz. $2
Earn $1.00 ECB
Use $0.35/1 Blistex Lip Care Product from 1/22 Smartsource
OOP: $1.65 plus $1 ECB

Meijer

Lysol No Touch Hand Soap System – regular price $6.99
Use $3/1 MFR from 2/5 Red Plum
OOP – $3.99

Purina One Beyond Dog Food – On Sale $5.99
Use $1/1 Meijer MPerks Coupon (one use only)
Use $5/1 MFR coupon from 1/15 Smartsource Insert
OOP – FREE!  I bought 4 bags and donated to the shelter by me.  Once you use your MPERK though it’ll be $0.99 a bag

**UPDATE Walgreens 12/4 Trip!

3 Dec

The transactions that are striked out did NOT work for me at Walgreens today.

I checked all my stores and Walgreens seems to be the only one worth visiting this week!  Here’s my shopping list!

I found these deals at Fabulessly Frugal 🙂

I’m also picking up some Mead envelopes 40-100 pack for only $0.69.  I need them for my new Lia Sophia business 🙂

Transaction #1:

Dove Men+Care Anti-Perspirant or Deodorant – $3.99 each, earn $3 in RR
Use $1/1 Dove Men+Care Product Printable Coupon 

 

OOP: $2.99, earn $3 RR

Transaction #2:

Spinbrush Pro or Kids’ Toothbrush or 2-pk Replacement Head – $4.99 each, earn $1 RR

 

Use $2/1 Spinbrush Powered Toothbrush or Refill printable coupon or $1/1 Arm & Hammer Kids’ Spinbrush Powered Toothbrush from 10/23 SS Insert

Stack with $3/1 coupon in the December Walgreens coupon book

OOP: FREE plus $1 RR

Transaction #3

Mars Holiday Candy $0.39 with the in-ad coupon – buy 2

Use $1/2 Mars Holiday Products from 12/4 RP insert

OOP: FREE

Transaction #4

Revlon Top Speed Nail Enamel $3.99, earn $3 rR
Use $1/1 Revlon Cosmetic Product from the Walgreens “Make This Season Stunning” Book in store

OOP: $2.99, earn $3 RR

At my Walgreens there was a tear pad in front of the nail polish with $1 off MFR coupon so I used that – my OOP was then $1.99 and I earned $3 RR 🙂

Transaction #5

Triaminic Cold, Cough or Fever Relief  2/$10 – earn $3 RR WYB2
Use (2) $3/1 Triaminic Fever Reducer Pain Reliever 12/04 SS
Or $1/1 Triaminic Fever Reducer Pain Reliever Product 10/16 SS
Or $1/1 Triaminic Fever Reducer Pain Reliever printable coupon

OOP: As low as $4, earn $3 RR

I ended up not doing the one above because my son won’t be 2 until 2013 and they all expired in 2012 but it would still work.  My Walgreens had Triaminics with a $1.50 off MFR coupon on them so if you can’t get any of the above, stop in and see if your store has the coupon on the medicine!

Rolling Rewards

29 Nov

I’ve had many people ask me how I get so many items for free when I hit the Big 3 (Walgreens, Rite Aid and CVS).  I tell them I just roll the rewards!

Rolling rewards (ECB’s, RR’s and UP) from drugstores is the best way to get many of your items for free.  What you do is simply buy an item up front that has a reward attached to it (ideally a high price item with a high reward), then roll it into your next transaction, and you just keep repeating.   You ideally want to make sure every item you purchase has a reward attached to it to maximize savings.

For example (not actual scenario):

 

Transaction #1
Remote Control – $5.99, earn $5.99 Register Reward (RR)

OOP:  $5.99, earn $5.99 RR

Transaction #2

Crest 3D White Toothpaste – $3.50, earn $3.50 RR
Gillette Pro Series Skin Care – $2.49, earn $2.49 RR

  • Use $5.99 RR from Trans #1
  • OOP: FREE, earn $5.99 RR
Now, at Walgreens, you CANNOT use the Register Rewards you earned from one item to buy more of that item.  It will NOT print another reward that way.  In the above scenario, if you wanted another free remote, you would have to use the Register Rewards you earned from Trans #2 to buy the item in Trans #1.  See below… again, these are all fictitious scenarios to just show how to roll rewards!

Transaction #1
Remote Control – $5.99, earn $5.99 RR

OOP:  $5.99, earn $5.99 RR

Transaction #2

Crest 3D White Toothpaste – $3.50, earn $3.50 RR
Gillette Pro Series Skin Care – $2.49, earn $2.49 RR
Use $5.99 RR from Trans #1

OOP: FREE, earn $5.99 in RR’s

Transaction #3
Remote Control – $5.99, earn $5.99 RR
Use $5.99 in RR’s from Trans #2
OOP:  FREE earn $5.99 RR 

Walgreens also has the coupon to item ratio rule.  

If you have 3 items and 3 manufacturer coupons (MFR) plus a RR you want to redeem, you need to add a cheap 4th item to make the coupons balanced.  Register Rewards count as a manufacturer coupon.  This does NOT apply to the Walgreens in-store coupons, as you can stack the store and MFR coupons together.  See below…

Transaction #1
Gillette Venus Razor – $5.99
Use Walgreens in-store ad coupon for $1/1 Gillette Razor
Use $1/1 MFR coupon
Use $3.99 RR earned from a prior transaction

    In this scenario, you have 1 item, 1 in store coupon, 1 manufacturer coupon, and 1 RR.  The in-store coupon and MFR coupon on 1 item is allowed, but since we are using the RR we need to add in an inexpensive item to balance.

Add in $0.13 Christmas Bag
OOP:  $0.13 without tax

This is only the case for Walgreens.

At CVS you can use your Extra Care Bucks (ECB’s) earned on one item to turn around and buy more of the same item in the following transaction.  Same at Rite Aid!

One of my favorite blogs Fabulessly Frugal has amazing breakdowns of store policies for Walgreens and Rite Aid along with more scenarios.  Krazy Coupon Lady has one for CVS.  Follow the links below if you need more clarification!

Rite Aid
CVS
Walgreens

Free NYC New York Nail Polish at Target

28 Nov

There’s a $1/1 NYC New York Product on Target’s coupon webpage and this makes the nail polish FREE!

I have been able to print multiple copies of this coupon!  YAY! (Some sites only allow 2-3 prints)

Click here to print!

*GONE* Free Glade Spray at CVS!

27 Nov

I just went and picked up 6 Glade Air Fresheners at CVS for FREE!

This week, Glade air fresheners are $0.99/each.  The CVS website has a $2/2 Glade Products printable coupon (you can print 3).

Transaction #1:

6 Glade Air Fresheners – $0.99 each, total $5.94

Use 3, $2/2 Glade products from CVS Coupon page.

OOP: FREE!

The cashier adjusted down my last $2/2 coupon to $1.92/2 so it would work 🙂

Happy shopping!  I got yummy Apple Cinnamon and Fresh Scents… 🙂

 

Update: They removed the coupon from the CVS site 😦

HOT!!!!! $16.23 for $152.22 of products!!!!

24 Nov

I did my Black Friday shopping today at Walgreens and CVS – check out my savings!!!!

 

OOP: $7.01 at Walgreens, $95.97 savings (93%)

OOP: $9.22 at CVS, $56.25 savings (84%)

This is EXACTLY what I did at CVS (slightly different from my post before, I had to improv a bit to maximize savings)

Trans #1:  

Corn Chex – on sale $2.87, earn $2 ECB

Fiber One Brownies, Chocolate Peanut butter – $3.99 regular price, earn $3.99 ECB

Used $0.75/off Fiber One Brownies printable (see post for link) and used $5 ECB’s from last week

OOP: $1.11, earned $2 ECB and $3.99 ECB

Trans #2:

Carmex Balm .25 oz – $1.00 regular price, earn $1 ECB

Be Kool Kids Gel Fever Pads, 4 ct – $4.49, receive $4.49 ECB

1 Arizona Raspberry iced tea – $0.99 regular price (I was thirsty…. lol, and this got me over the hump so I could use both ECB’s from Trans #1)

Used $0.30/1 Carmex coupon from 10/30 Red Plum Insert, used $3.99 ECB and $2 ECB both from Trans #1

OOP: $0.62, earned $1 ECB, $4.49 eCB

Trans #3:

Balance bar cookies and cream – regular price $1.69, earn $1.69 ECB

Starbucks Double Shot 6.5 oz – $1.69, earn $1.69 ECB

Benefiber Trial Pack Single Serve, 3 count – $1.49, earn $1.49 ECB

1 Soft Lips Vanilla lip balm – $2.00

1 Soft Lips Cherry lip balm – $2.00 – earn $2 ECB from buying 2 Soft Lips products

Used $1/2 Soft Lips coupon from 10/16 Smartsource insert, $2/1 Benefiber product from 9/11 Smartsource insert (adjusted down to $1.49 to make the trial size free), $4.49 ECB and $1 ECB from Trans #2

OOP: $1.22, earned $2 ECB, 2-$1.69 ECB’s and $1.49 ECB

Trans #4:

Pepto Bismol 4 oz – $2.99, earn $2.99 ECB

3, Hershey Dark 4.25 oz bars – $6.57 – B2G1 Free, earn $1.99 ECB

Used 2, $1.69 ECB’s, $2 ECB and $1.49 ECB’s from Trans #3

OOP: $0.68, earned $2.99 ECB and $1.99 ECB

Trans #5:

Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal – $2.87 on sale, earn $2 ECB

Total Cereal – $2.87 on sale, earn $2 ECB

Used $2.99 ECB from Trans #4

OOP: $2.75, earned $2 ECB

Trans #6

Irish Spring Legend 2.7 oz – $2.77, earn $2 ECB

Used $2 ECB from Trans #5

OOP: $0.94, earn $2 ECB

Trans #7

Irish Spring Legend 2.7 oz – $2.77, earn $2 ECB

Used $1.99 ECB from Trans #4

OOP: $0.12, earned $2 ECB

Trans #8

Irish Spring Legend 2.7 oz – $2.77, earn $2 ECB

Used $2 ECB from Trans #7

OOP: $0.94, earn $2 ECB

Trans #9

Irish Spring Legend 2.7 oz – $2.77, earn $2 ECB

Used $2 ECB from Trans #8

OOP: $0.94, earn $2 ECB

At Walgreens, I didn’t purchase the Secret body splash – here is my revised Black Friday Scenarios!


My Late Night Coupon Adventure!

24 Nov

I asked my husband if he could stay home to keep an eye on Mason while he was sleeping so I could go couponing tonight before the mad craziness of the next 4 days (I am working at 6am Black Friday – YUCK), and he said sure – so off I went!  And I got some fab deals 🙂

I visited Walgreens, Meijer, and Kroger for the deals pictured below.

Walgreens

Transaction #1:

On the Border Chips:  $2.79 regular price.  On sale: B1G1 FREE!

Use $0.55/1 On the Border product printable coupon

OOP: $2.24 for 2 bags

Transaction #2:

Rimmel Nail Polish – Sunset Orange, on clearance for $2.19

Use $1/1 Rimmel Product from 10/16 Red Plum insert

OOP: $1.19 each x 3 = $3.57

Meijer

Transaction #1:

Gerber Yogurt Blends with Whole Grains – Apple Cinnamon – $2.79 regular price

Use $0.65/1 Gerber Yogurt Blends (this was mailed to me after signing up with Gerber)

There’s a Mail In Rebate attached to the yogurt (“Try me free!”) so I will get $2.79 back!

OOP: $2.14, will receive $2.79 MIR = $0.65 Moneymaker!

Transaction #2

Kotex Lightdays pantiliners, 64 count – $2.86 regular price

** Buy any 2 Kotex Products, receive $2 catalina towards your next purchase **

Use $1.50/2 Kotex pantiliners from 10/23 Smartsource Insert

OOP: $4.22, receive $2 catalina

Transaction #3

Carefree 22 count pantiliners – $0.94 regular price

Use $0.50/1 Carefree product from 11/6 Smartsource Insert (Meijer doubles coupons so actually $1/1)

OOP: Free!

Kroger

Luna Bars – $0.99 each regular price

Use $0.50/1 Luna Bar printable coupon (Kroger doubles as well)

OOP: Free!

The deal below was from Walmart

Transaction:

8 packs of Rayovac Batteries – $0.97 each

1 pack 2 count Breathe Right Strips – $0.97

Use 8, $1/1 Rayovac Batteries printable coupon

Use $1.50/1 Breathe Right 10 count or less from 10/16 Red Plum insert

OOP: FREE plus $0.77 Moneymaker!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!

Walgreens Black Friday List only $1.37 OOP

23 Nov

See my document below to see how I’m going to get over $120 in product for only $1.37!

Note:

There are a handful of MFR coupons in these transactions and I am using 2 RR’s from prior transactions:  1 for $3 (earned in the Advil scenario I blogged about) and 1 for $1 (earned in a Similac scenario I didn’t blog about because it was expired once we started this).  

Even if you don’t have RR’s to use or these certain MFR coupons you can still walk out of there really cheap with a lot of great items!

Black Friday Scenarios

Thanks, I am That Lady for the initial list I used to help make mine!

CVS Black Friday List – OOP $10.97 and $10.49 ECB’s

23 Nov

CVS 

Transaction #1:

Hershey’s King Size $0.99  Limit 2
Buy 1 Receive .99 ECB
OOP: $1.98, Receive 2, .99 ECB’s

Be Koooool from Fever Discomfort Gel Packs, 4 ct. $4.49 – Limit 1
OOP: $4.49, Earn $4.49 ECB

Pepto Bismol 4 oz. $2.99 – Limit 1
OOP: $2.99, earn $2.99 ECB

Use $5 ECB’s from Garnier facial care scenario

Total OOP: $4.46, Earned $9.46 in ECB’s

Transaction #2:

Starbucks Double Shot 6.5 oz $1.69 – Limit 1
OOP: $1.69, earn $1.69 ECB

Fiber One Brownies $3.99 – Limit 1
Use .40/1 MFR coupon from 10/2/11 General Mills Insert OR $0.75/1 MFR coupon printable here (must take survey and it’s available at the end.  You do not need UPC just click on “Don’t have UPC” and it will provide you with one) – thanks, Simply CVS!

OOP: $3.59 (with $0.40 coupon) or $3.24 with $0.75 coupon), earn $3.99 ECB

Transaction #3

Theraflu Caplets 8 ct. $1.87 – Limit 1
Use $2/1 MFR coupon from 9/25 Smartsource Insert
OOP: FREE plus $1.87 ECB

Balance Bar $1.69 – Limit 1
OOP: $1.69, earn $1.69 ECB

Soft Lips Single Pack – $2
Buy 2.   Use $1/2 MFR coupon from 10/16 Smartsource Insert
OOP: $3, earn $2 ECB

Redeem $9.46 in ECB’s from Trans #1

Total OOP:  $0.51, earned $9.37 in ECB’s

Transaction #4:

Irish Spring Deoderant 2.7-3 oz $2.77 – Limit 4
Buy 1 Receive $2 ECB – purchase 4
OOP: $11.08, receive $8 ECB

Carmex .15-.35 oz – $1, Limit 1
Use $.30/1 MFR from 10/30 Red Plum insert
OOP: $0.70, earn $1 ECB

Benefiber Sticks Trial Size 3 ct. $1.49 – Limit 1
Use $2/1 MFR Coupon from 9/11 Smartsource Insert
OOP: FREE, earn $1.49 ECB

Redeem $9.37 in ECB’s from Trans #2

Total OOP:  $2.41, earn $10.49 in ECB’s

GRAND TOTAL OOP:  $10.97 WITH $10.49 in ECB’s, so really only $0.48 TOTAL!

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