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Monday, August 9, 2010

Walgreens Trip 8/8 - Saved 93% and got $91.63 worth of stuff!!


I did three transactions at 2 stores.  Fun things to note: The Secret Soothing deodorant was on clearance for $2.59 (reported at $2.29 for other areas of the country) and is producing the $3 RR.  There are no coupons but it's a money maker already so great deal for some expensive deodorant.  Also, my cashier pointed out that certain Schick hydro razors have peelies on them to get the shaving cream free when you buy the razor.  It wasn't on the razors in the normal place, it was on the razors in a special display near cosmetics.  This was true at both stores I went to (the razors at CVS had them too).  Lastly, because I purchased the U by Kotex tampons, for both transactions a catalina printed out for a free 18 ct box of Playtex gentle glide or sport tampons (up to a $4.99 value).  This is awesome as playtex gentle glide is what I actually use.  I had heard reports of this a couple of months back but I never got them.  It's important to use a debit or credit card or these types of coupons don't seem to print out.

On to the loot:

Transaction #1:

$3.99 - Dial Nutriskin Body Wash
- $1/1 printable
= $2.99, plus a $3 RR, so FREE

(2) $3.50 - U by Kotex tampons
- (2) $2/1 from Walgreens August Coupon booklet (by the ads up front)
- (2) $1/1 from 8/8 SS insert
= $0.50 each! (plus this printed the free playtex tampons coupon)

$4.99 - Biotrue multipurpose solution
- $4/1 from tearpad at Walmart vision center
= $0.99, plus a $4 RR, so $3.01 money maker!

$2.59 - Secret Smoothing Deodorant
= $2.59, plus a $3 RR, so $0.41 money maker!

$7.99 - Schick Hydro 5 Razor
$1.99 - Schick Hydro Shaving cream
- $5/1 from 8/8 SS insert (for razor)
- $1.99 from peelie found on razor for free shaving cream
= $2.99, plus a $2 RR, so $0.99 for razor and shaving cream!

(2) $4.49 - Benadryl 24 ct
- $4/2 printable (no longer available but there are $1/1 in the 8/8 RP insert)
= $4.98, plus a $5 RR, so FREE plus $0.02 money maker!
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Total before coupons: $37.53 (no taxable items)

Used a $10 RR (from the Alive vitamins last week) and a $3 RR (from Playtex tampons last week)

Total after coupons and RR's: $2.54

Received $17 in RR's and a coupon for free Playtex tampons.
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Transaction #2 (same except no biotrue - they were out):


Total before coupons: $36.54

Used a $8 RR (from the Complete last week) and a $4 RR (biotrue from previous transaction)

Total after coupons and RR's: $2.55

Received $13 in RR's and a coupon for free Playtex tampons.
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Store #2 Transaction #1 (I wanted to get my other biotrue ASAP):

$4.99 - Biotrue multipurpose solution
- $1/1 printable
= $3.99, plus a $4 RR, so FREE plus a penny

$2.59 - Secret Smoothing Deodorant
= $2.59, plus a $3 RR, so $0.41 money maker!

$7.99 - Schick Hydro 5 Razor
$1.99 - Schick Hydro Shaving cream
- $5/1 from 8/8 SS insert (for razor)
- $1.99 from peelie found on razor for free shaving cream
= $2.99, plus a $2 RR, so $0.99 for razor and shaving cream!
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Total before coupons: $17.56

Used a $8 RR (from Complete from last week)

Total after coupons and RR's: $1.57

Received $9 in RR's 
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Totals for the day: 

Total value (with no coupons) of all merchandise: $91.63

Total paid: $33 in RR's and $6.66 cash 

I started the day with $33 in RR's, spent them all, and now have $39 in RR's.

Since all that really matters to my bank account is that I paid $6.66, I will calculate savings based on that, not based on all the register rewards.  Based on paying $6.66 for $91.63 worth of merchandise, that's a savings of 93%!!

4 comments:

Val said...

Great job! Nice to meet you,my name is Val,from Green Bay,WI.

Elizabeth said...

Thanks Val!!! It's nice to meet you too! I'm checking out your blog as we speak :)

Denise said...

Whoohoo - that is an awesome shop! You go girl :)

Anonymous said...

I wish I would have read your blog before I went! --then I would have known to ring the Kotex up in separate transactions to get more than 1 Playtex coupon...