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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Walgreens Trip 6/27 - Saved 83%

So I did 7 transactions at 4 Walgreens today (my AC was out all morning so I had to find something to do). These weren't necessarily my exact plans, but the stock was really low everywhere so I had to travel to find everything. While I may get a kick out of writing all 7 out, I have a feeling you may not get a kick out of reading it. So feel free to scroll to the bottom for totals!

Transaction #1:

(3) $0.66 - Dentyne
- $0.99 from Walgreens coupon book (found in front of the weekly ads in store)
- $1/1 from 6/13 SS
= FREE

$2.99 - Blistex smoothies lip balm
= $2.99, but received $3 RR, so FREE

$3.00 - Airplus Aloe Socks
= $3.00, but received $3 cash, so FREE (see note below)

$5.00 - Flexitol Blistop
= $5.00, but received $5 RR, so FREE

Total before coupons: $12.97
Used $10 RR from Neutrogena.
Total after coupons, RR's and tax: $0.98
Received $8 in RR's. The socks were not printing RR's (apparently this is a national problem) and for some reason the manager just gave me cash by returning the socks but still giving them to me.
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Transaction #2:

(3) $0.66 - Dentyne
- $0.99 from Walgreens coupon book (found in front of the weekly ads in store)
- $1/1 from 6/13 SS
= FREE

$3.00 - Airplus Aloe Socks
= $3.00, but received $3 cash, so FREE (see note below)

$5.00 - Flexitol Blistop
= $5.00, but received $5 RR, so FREE

(2) $1.50 - Twizzlers
= $3, but received $2 RR, so $0.50 each!! (Stelley vacation snacks)

Total before coupons: $12.98
Used $10 RR from Neutrogena.
Total after coupons, RR's and tax: $0.99
Received $7 in RR's. The socks were not printing RR's (apparently this is a national problem) and for some reason the manager just gave me cash by returning the socks but still giving them to me.
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Transaction #3:

(2) $1.50 - Twizzlers
= $3, but received $2 RR, so $0.50 each!! (Stelley vacation snacks)

(2) $3.99 - Finesse Shampoo
- $3.99 - B1G1 in store sale
- $1/1 from 5/16 SS (I handed her two so she must have not seen both - my fault)
= $1.50 each, but submitting a rebate from 5/16 SS, so both will be free after rebate

$4.99 - Crest Pro Health Rinse
- $2/1 from 6/6 P&G
= $2.99, but received $2 RR, making it $0.99

Total before coupons: $15.97
Used $7.50 RR from Renu.
Total after coupons, RR's and tax: $1.48
Received $4 in RR's.
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Transaction #4:

(2) $1.50 - Twizzlers
= $3, but received $2 RR, so $0.50 each!! (Stelley vacation snacks)

$4.99 - Crest Pro Health Rinse
- $2/1 from 6/6 P&G
= $2.99, but received $2 RR, making it $0.99

Total before coupons: $7.99
Used $5.00 RR.
Total after coupons, RR's and tax: $0.99
Received $4 in RR's.
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Transaction #5:

$4.99 - Crest Pro Health Rinse
- $2/1 from 6/6 P&G
= $2.99, but received $2 RR, making it $0.99

(3) $0.66 - Dentyne
- $0.99 from Walgreens coupon book (found in front of the weekly ads in store)
- $1/1 from 6/13 SS
= FREE

Total before coupons: $6.97
Used $2.00 RR.
Total after coupons, RR's and tax: $0.98
Received $2 in RR's.
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Transaction #6:

$2.99 - Blistex smoothies lip balm
- $0.25/1 received from complimenting the company (contact us link here)
= $2.74, but received $3 RR, so $0.26 money maker

$5.00 - Flexitol Blistop
= $5.00, but received $5 RR, so FREE

(3) $0.66 - Dentyne
- $0.99 from Walgreens coupon book (found in front of the weekly ads in store)
- $1/1 from 6/13 SS
= FREE

(2) $4.99 - Oral-B Pulsar toothbrush (3D white variety)
- $4.99 from B1G1 coupon from 6/6 PG insert
- $0.75/1 from 6/27 RP
= $2.12 each, but received $2 RR, so $1.12 each (great price for a powered toothbrush)

(2) $6.49 - Neutrogena Blotting Tissues
- $3.25 - in store B1G1 50% off sale
- (2) $3/1 from June All You
= $1.87 each

Total before coupons: $32.93
Used a $10 RR and a $4.50 RR.
Total after coupons, RR's and tax: $2.20
Received $10 in RR's.
The Neutrogena was a nice find - I'd been holding onto those coupons for quite a while waiting for Neutrogena cosmetics to go on sale - they are so high!! The blotting tissues are a new product that I will DEFINITELY use, not to mention the cheapest Neutrogena cosmetic item.
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Transaction #7:

$2.99 - Blistex smoothies lip balm
- $0.25/1 received from complimenting the company (contact us link here)
= $2.74, but received $3 RR, so $0.26 money maker

(3) $0.66 - Dentyne
- $0.99 from Walgreens coupon book (found in front of the weekly ads in store)
- $1/1 from 6/13 SS
= FREE

(2) $4.99 - Oral-B Pulsar toothbrush (3D white variety)
- $4.99 from B1G1 coupon from 6/6 PG insert
- $0.75/1 from 6/27 RP
= $2.12 each, but received $2 RR, so $1.12 each (great price for a powered toothbrush)

(3) $0.49 - Whisker Lickin' Cat Treats (clearance)

(2) $0.25 - Beneful Dog Food (clearance - small bag)

(6) $0.49 - Purina One Dog Food (clearance - small bag)

$0.69 - Reese's cups - filler to raise price to use an RR

Total before coupons: $20.55
Used a $7.50 RR and a $4.50 RR.
Total after coupons, RR's and tax: $0.57
Received $5 in RR's.
All the dog food was just a luck clearance find - it's going in my animal shelter donation bin. I'm pretty sure there are coupons for the Purina One Smart Blends dog food, but I didn't have them with me and they were so cheap anyway.
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Totals for the day:

Total before coupons: $110.36

Total RR's spent: $61
Total cash spent: $8.19
Total OOP: $69.19

Received $40 in RR's and $6 in cash (for the socks) and will receive $3.99 in rebates.

Total for today: $19.20 - a savings of 83%!

This may sound crazy, but that's a pretty low number for me. This is due to the fact that there are NO money makers this week and I bought several non-RR items. I did fantastic though with sheer volume.

Also, do you really care about the total oop I write up? I was thinking about it and the only thing that affects ME week to week is the cash spent today, which is $2.19, making me feel even better! And my RR's got reduced a bit, which is kind of good considering how many I started with ($101 this week).

UPDATE: I just noticed that for both sets of Oral-B toothbrushes I bought, an extra $3 RR printed out! This is an overlap from last week's RR and is surely a mistake that the execs haven't figured out yet. This means both pairs of toothbrushes were moneymakers! Yay!

2 comments:

The Marlows said...

first thing first...oh my gosh..is your AC back on?!?!? How did Tigger do in the heat?!?!? Wholly mcguiver! I sure hope that it is all fixed for tonight!

second...bow wow wow - woof woof...that is what Molly said when she saw all those dog treats! She wanted to wish Eric's puppy yummy wishes! Ha! Ha! Ha!

Seriously, though...sounds like a great day - exceptionally productive and GREAT deals!

I took a trip to Walgreen's myself...and I was able to get 1) 2 soft tip toothbrushes (for our upcoming trip - we are not taking the sonicare with us)...2) matt's shampoo/conditioner (loreal vive pro for me)...and 3) a travel size men's shaving cream (again, for the trip)...all for $1.27...I don't know how I did it, but I was like WHAT?!!? And I wanted to tell you!

Then Matt and I came home and clipped coupons for this week!!! Matt goes "I like clipping coupons!" Heck yeah!

Elizabeth said...

Oh my gosh!!!! Do you have the receipt? I am so proud of my bestest friend!! And her husband too! And yeah, those bags look exactly like treat bags but they are (were) new varieties of dog food so I guess they were trying to sell sample packs. As far as the AC goes - the maintenance man said the fat had burnt out and he replaced it and the air blowing now is indeed cool air, but for some reason my apartment STILL hasn't gotten below 80. If it doesn't go significantly down overnight I will call again in the morning.