Sunday, October 26, 2008

Rite Aid deals Oct 26- Nov1

More FREE after rebate stuff! I know I read about these deals on someones blog, but I can't find it at the moment. When I do I will link it up:)

I used a $1.00 coupon to make money on the Kotex. I used a $1.00 coupon to get the Adidas deoderant for free. I also used a $1.00 copuon to make a dollar on the Sally Henson lip stuff in the back. The candy was 1.88 each and I used a 1.00 off 2 coupon (because they expire on Friday) so each bag was 1.38. Yum. The power strip was 5.00, then you get 5.00 rebate. Who can't use a free power strip?:)

Walgreens deals 10/26-11/01

Nothing. Seriously. Ok, maybe one or two things...but nothing that great.
I wanted to use SOME of my RR, so I got:
5 12pks of Dr. Pepper for $11
1 12pk double roll of Quilted Northern toilet paper. Used in-add coupon which gave it to me for 5.99, and used a .50 coupon.
That's it.
Good thing I got some deals at Rite Aid to keep my spirits up:)

How I did this past week

This last week was crazy fun. I got tons of stuff while shopping, and now I'm kind of glad Walgreens has not much going on this week so I can stop shopping for a change:)

I did 3 transactions this weekend during double dip days and used (3) $5/20 coupon.

For the first two (at 2 different stores) the lady took the coupons and scanned the $5/20 right in with the rest, which means I'm pretty sure after coupons my total was below $20...because I ended up paying $11 something for the first 2. I threw in a few fun clearance things (because I was getting $5 worth of stuff for free).
The Shaver deal really was a steal.
Here are my pictures:

Benifiber 8.49 x3= 25.47, Easy saver Coupon $5 off= -$15, Manu. Coupons (3) $2 off = $6, =4.47

Received $8 RR for purchasing 3 = overage 3.53

I will also receive $9.99 rebate for chemistry hair care product.

Each time I bought the shavers I got overage of $2.01

I could have gotten a better deal if I would have gotten all Theraflu or Maalox, but I really like Excedrin for my headaches. I think I paid 2.47 for the 2 Excedrin and the Theraflu. (after $8RR) The Chocolates were on clearance for .69 and I had a 1.00 off coupon for each of them, the Air wick I will make a dollar on, and the other stuff is just for fun:)
After I paid my $16, I got an $8 RR, a $4.50 RR, and I will get 6.99 back in rebates. =overage of 3.49.


AND I hit the clearance jackpot at Target.

I won't go into detail, but with clearance prices and coupons this was some pretty cheap stuff:)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Walgreens $5/$20 coupon for this weekend

..and it's double dip days!
I included a TON of acronyms in this post. Frugal is Fabulous explains them HERE

Based on what I know about Walgreens, I think these will work.
My scenarios:

Holiday M&M's 4/10
$2.00 ESCoupon (Oct)
$2.00 Manu Coupons=6.00 op
5.00 rebate (Nov ESC)
(1.00 for 4 bags of M&M's)

Airwick Freshmatic
5.99 sale
$4.00 MC=1.99
$3.00 rebate (Nov ESC)
(overage of 1.01)

Benifiber sticks
7.99 each (online price...still not sure about store price)
3 @ 7.99= 23.97
$5.00 ESCoupon (takes $15 off)
$ 2.00 MC = $6.00 off
=2.97 OP
Potential for $8RR
(overage of 5.03)

2 Excedrin (80 or 100 ct) 5.99 each= 11.98
1 Theraflu =4.99
(2) $2.00 MC for Excedrin
1 $2.00 MC for Theraflu
=10.97 op
$8.00 RR
=2.97, (but I will get 2.99 back when I submit the Theraflu for it's own rebate)
(= overage .02)

Total before rebates and RR
use $5/$20 coupon= $17 (on my gift card)
After all the RR and Rebates I will get $27, so I could potentially make $10.

I also might do 2 Maloxx and 1 Excedrin with a similar deal, and try to get Curel lotion with 2 ESCoupons (one from each month) and a MC. I thought about looking at the Shick Quatro disposable razors because of BOGO MC, and a few ESCoupons from both months...but I don't know if it will work.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Walgreens deals 10/19-10/25

I felt like I had a good trip at Walgreens today. I still have money left on my gift card from September rebates...I almost made it to the end of the month:)

Mars candy 3/1.00 (with in-add coupon) I knew I was going to have more coupons than items, so I got some candy bars to even it out.

Pert Plus. 3.50 each, 2.50 ESC, 2.00 MC =1.00 overage (twice)

Tylenol Cold Multi-Symptom (3)@ 4.99 each. (3) 1.50 ESC,(3) 1.00MC = 7.50 Receive $5RR for purchasing 3= 3/2.49

Same thing with the Tylenol Sinus.

Mac n Cheese .69 a box (with in-add coupon) (although mine didn't ring up correctly)

Loreal Revitalift 16.49 BOGO (a cream) for free. Used (2) 2.00 MC (that say Walgreens on them) and will submit the revitalift for rebate (it is a hidden rebate available when you submit online). I was very skeptical at first, but they already credited my act. for the Nevia men's body I'm going to try this one too. Read about it HERE. =potential overage of 4.00

Fusion Razor 8.99, $4RR, $4.00 MC= .99 (this was a bonus pack with free shave gel and shampoo).

Reach toothbrushes originally 1.79, on sale for .99 (with in-add coupon) Used a BOGOfree MC and it took off 1.79 because of coupon order, = 2/.21.

Rimell Eye liner and lip liner 3.29each store sale for BOGOfree, used (2) 1.00 MC= .65 each

Remember...This is the last week in OCT to get your FAR items.
Frugal is Fabulous also lists a lot of deals HERE

Thursday, October 16, 2008

A fun shopping trip.

Today I planned a trip about 10 min. away (from my normal commute). First I went to Barnes and Noble for teacher appreciation days. I tasted the free snacks:) Then I got a free gift (blue bag) for signing up. I also got lots of posters and stickers and a book for free too. Then I went to the Barnes and Noble Starbucks Cafe, and picked up a free latte that I got HERE. (Thanks to Centsible Sawyer for mentioning it on her blog)

After that I went to Bath and Body works (A place I regularly avoid unless it is the after holiday sale- mostly because smelly stuff makes me have to pee:) I'm on their mailing list, and I got 2 cards in the mail- one for a free small lotion, and one for 20% off my purchase. When I got there, the pump hand soap was 3.00 each. I bought 5 for $15 and got a free lambie:), Then I used my 20% off and only paid $12+tax. (I asked the workers IF I could do this before I tried.)

Lastly... I went to Victoria's Secret. (I get at least 5 free panties a year from them...totally worth having an "Angels" card.) I had a card for a free pantie- which I got. I also found a cute shirt for 6.99, when it rang up at 16.99 I asked her to look at what they were marked. Apparently they had all been marked wrong. I got it at the marked price, and saved $10 on it.
Yippee. Of course then I picked up supper on the way home, and didn't use any coupons...but it was tasty!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Walgreens deals 10/12-10/18

Walgreens deals this week.
For a great list, check Money Saving Mom HERE
I have gotten a lot of things from CLEARANCE at Walgreens lately, if you go, check the end caps for clearance items.

For example, the Popsicles, sprinkles, juice, vanilla extract, and mike and ike were .24 each.
Christmas CD .50
Altoids 1.19, used 1.00 coupon = .19
The Lindt chocolate bars I used 2 coupns and an ESC to get free.
I did the Dimatapp, Robitussin deal- 3.99 each, and used coupons to get $10 RR and make money.
The Ibuprofen (Walgreens brand) was 3.33 each. I used the coupon from the tri-fold flyer often found in the pharmacy area, which took 2.00 off each one. And, I can submit a rebate for 5.00/3. = overage 1.00
The bags in the back were .74 each. I thought they were just Ziploc-ish bags, but they are different sized of Ziploc-ish joined together. Kind of strange.

Rite Aid Deals Oct12-18

Rite Aid has AMAZING free after rebate deals this week. Everything in this picture is free after rebate except the candy.
Rather than go into detail about everything, check out the flyer HERE
and check out Frugal is Fabulous who listed them HERE

I plan on helping stockpile the Orphanage we sponsor in Peru with some kids medicine.
Once I submit the receipt online for Rite Aid, I am submitting the Chapstick True shimmer for rebate via form in this weeks paper, I will get double what I paid for it. I also found a few coupons/rebates on items I purchased that are FAR (free after rebate). So, I will make 4.50 on this stuff (except that I had to pay tax on it, so that pretty much covers it). Also, the candy was on sale for 1.50 a bag, and I used (2) 1.00/2 coupons making them 1.00 a bag.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Hurry: Snapfish prints 1cent each

Snapfish extended their penny sale until Tuesday (the 14th).
You can upload pictures to Snapfish,
order your prints (to be shipped to your house)
Use the code: FALLPENNY08
Pay .01 each (for 4x6prints, up to 50)
Pay S&H.
I ordered 50 yesterday. Standard S&H is 3.44
My total was 4.05 for 50 prints.
If I was paying my normal .20 a print at Walgreens, I would pay $10.
Savings of $5.95= DEAL!!!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Walgreens deals 10/05-10/11

This week, I have to thank Wags to Riches, whose site I found a few weeks ago. I really appreciate the planning ahead that she does (especially because I try to shop right after church on Sunday). It helped me get the GREAT deals I got!

I would also like to thank Amy for encouraging me and coming along on some of my frugal shopping trips:)

I'll start from the back and circle around to the front.
Scrubbing bubbles Max Fresh brush 3.99
Coupon from recent insert 3.00
Rebate 1.50 (#30)
=Overage .50

Glade Carpet and room odor eliminator 1.99
Coupon 1.00
Rebate 1.00 (#28)
=Overage of .01

Scrubbing Bubbles Flushable Wipes 2.50 each

used 2 BOGO coupons You can print them from HERE
I also used a .75 coupon and a 1.00 coupon
Rebate (#27)1.00 for each container= 4.00
BTW you can have one coupon for each item purchased. For example if you use a BOGO coupon, you can also use one 1.00 off coupon.
So 10.00 for 4, 5.00 off for BOGO, 1.75 off using coupons, 4.00 off rebate
= overage .75

Pert Plus Shampoo and Conditioner 13.5oz on sale for 3.50 each
2.50 coupon in ESC(Easy Saver Catalog)
1.50 coupon
= overage of .50 each

Printer Paper 2.99 (a decent sale since I am printing a lot of coupons lately)

Bagged Cheese 1.50 each

Life Water 1.00 each
1.00 off 2 ESC
(I had (2) 1.00/2 MC from tearpad at King Soopers)
= 4 for FREE

Butterfinger Fun Size 12.5 oz. 4 for 10.00 (or 2.50 each) (Lots of other candy is included, and you could use coupons from recent inserts)
Rebate for $4.00 (for buying 4)
Used 2.00 off 3 coupon and 1.00 off 1 coupon
Final price= 3.00 for 4 bags of candy (.75 a bag)

Glade Scented Oil candle 3.99
Rebate 2.00 (#31)
Coupon 2.00
=Overage of .01:)

Glade Whisp Flame less Candle 5.99
Used a BOGO coupon from here -5.99
Used a $5 off coupon
got $3.00 RR
=Overage of 2.01

Trident Splash .67 (using in-add coupon)
Used .55 off coupon

Aveno Hand lotion on sale 2.63
Used 2.00 off any Aveno product printable coupon
(I looked for this printable coupon and it said the campaign is over)

Crest 6.4 oz toothpaste on sale for 1.99
Used 1.00 ESC
Used 1.00 Coupon from last weeks P&G insert
= Overage of .01

Rubber Duckies .49 each on clearance

Glade Candle 1.99
Rebate 1.00 (#28- it has a limit of 10)
there is a 1.00 off coupon, but I didn't have it

Huggies Wipes 2.50
Used .50 coupon from recent insert

Gloves .50 (using in-add coupon)

Grand Total= 11.91 (including rebates of what I will pay for this)
Used a bunch of RR from Saturday's purchase
The Total before all but 3 of the coupons was over $56
After coupons and RR $4.99
Oh happy day.

Safeway deals using this week's coupons

I tried Cambells Select Harvest soups and wrote a post about it HERE.

Then, Safeway came out with the cans as part of a 10 for $10 promotion.

So with the soups being 1.00 a can, I bought 6, used 3 (.50 off 2) coupons, and got 6 cans of soup for 4.71. The bottom of my reciept says Total savings 78% $15.84. WHoo Hoo. This sale is only good until Tuesday.

Rite Aid Deals Oct 5- Oct 11

So Rite Aid's free after rebate item was...
Crest Whitening Rinse. 3.99
Rebate 3.99
Coupon used: 1.00
=overage 1.00

Then there was
Hersheys Dark chocolate bars .33
I bought 2 and used a BOGO coupon
=.33 for two chocoalte bars

Mini highlighters Clearance .12 each
Total including tax: 3.79
Rebate about 3.99
=overage of .20 :)

What I got at Walgreens using my $5 off $20 coupons

It was pretty awesome. I spent just over $20 for 2 transactions, used a $5 off 20 coupon each around $30 out of pocket. Then I got $15.50 back in RR, and I will be getting 13.00 back in technically I got all this for $1.50:):):) That was Saturday. Did you notice there are THREE packs of Dr. Pepper in there???:)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Don't forget to submit your Walgreens and Rite Aid rebates

It's very easy to do online.
I always double check (in the e-mails they send me) that they listed all the items I qualified for. Walgreens usually gives you a week (I think) (meaning do it before Saturday), and Rite Aid gives you a month to submit and claim.
Here is the Walgreens EasySaver link
Here is the Rite Aid Link
Oh, and if you didn't know it yet...Walgreens has a $5 off $20 coupon for Friday and Saturday of this week. You can get it here.