COUPONING ADVENTURE 04.09.2013

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Purchased:
(2) Softsoap body wash $3.50 ea. $7.00
(2) Colgate toothpaste $1.99 ea. $3.98
(1) Speedstick deodorant $2.49
(1) Brookside candy $2.99
(1) Venus razor $6.99
(1) Clear shampoo $4.99 -raincheck
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$28.44

Coupons used:
(2) $1.00 Softsoap mq RP 4/7
(2) $0.75 Colgate mq RP 4/7
(1) $1.00 Speedstick CVS IP here
(1) $2.50 Brookside CVS IP here
(1) $3.00 Venus mq SS 4/7
(1) $4.99 Clear CVS q from last week
(1) $1.00 Clear shamppo mq
$9.50 ECB
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$25.49

Total paid: $4.95 + tax
Total ECB rec’d: $2 Venus, $6 Softsoap and $5 beauty club

My total should have been $2.95 (28.44-25.49) however, the Speedstick CVS coupon was added to my purchase as a “taxable item.” ūüė¶ Unfortunately, the cashier and I didn’t catch this while checking out. This happened to me before with another CVS coupon but, luckily, the cashier caught it right away. I suppose this is what happens when I try to be greedy and use the $1 Clear shampoo mq as an overage.

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COUPONING ADVENTURE 04.04.2013

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(2) Dawn dish soap $0.94 ea $1.88
(1) Almay mascara $5.99
(1) Almay intense i-color $5.99
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$13.86

Coupons used:
(2) $0.50 dawn hand renewal
(1) $5/2 almay internet printable
$4/$12 CVS q
$4 ECB
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-$0.14

Total paid: tax ($1.11)
Total ECB rec’d: $3 from Almay

I’ve been trying to stock up on dish soaps but it seems I use more than I can acquire. The makeup products are a great addition to my gift baskets.

COUPONING ADVENTURE: CVS WEEK 02.24 – 03.02.2013

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It’s seldom my CVS trips go according to plan, therefore a couple of backup plans are necessary. This week was no exception but I scored awesome deals nonetheless. I’ve made 2 trips this week so far:

Trip 1

Purchased:
(2) Nature Made Minis Vitamins $15.29 ea
(1) Colgate Sensitive toothpaste $4.99
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$35.57

Coupons used:
(1) $10 CVS Nature Made IP (no longer available
(2) $3 Nature Made
$15.29 Nature Made bogo free promo
$4 ECB
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$35.29

Total paid: $0.28 + tax
Total ECB rec’d: $4 from Colgate

All Poise and Thermacare were gone in this store so I took another trip the following day.

Trip 2

Purchased:
(1) Tena Women’s Underwear $14.29 (not pictured, already gave it to my grandma)
(1) Thermacare Trial size $3.49
(1) Mini Sticky-on Flags clearance $0.25 (not pictured, for filler)
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$18.03

Coupons Used:
(1) $14 Tena MQ (sent to me in the mail by Tena)
$4 ECB
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$18.00

Total paid: $0.03 + tax ($1.49 boo! lol)
Total rec’d: $3.49 from Thermacare

Still no Poise but hey that’s what rainchecks are for, right? I just hope that they’ll restock before my CVS Poise coupon expires. I’m planning on making another trip to do the Aveeno deal.

COUPONING ADVENTURE: 01.20 – 01.26.2013

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I went to CVS early this week because of the Nivea deal. I scoured 2 stores but to no avail. Oh well.

purchased:
2 lady speed stick @2.99 ea $5.98
2 irish spring 6pk 3.00 ea $6
1 crest toothpaste pro-health $2.99
1 crest toothpaste 3d white $2.99
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$17.96

coupons used:
2 $1 lady speed stick
2 $1 irish spring
1 $0.50 crest
1 $0.50 crest
$10 cash card from last week
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$15.00

total oop: 2.96 + tax
received: $4 from crest and $6 ecb from soap and deodorant

COUPONING ADVENTURE: 01.13 – 01.19.2013

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I initially planned and calculated to do the spend $30 get $10 cash back deal this week but the out of pocket expense was too high, $19 after ecb and coupons. So I decided to do a different deal but my friend and I encountered a snag and a surprise.

Transaction 1:

purchased:
3 Hallmark cards @$1.99 each $5.97
2 Aveeno lotion @4.99 each $9.98
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total: $15.95

coupons used:
$2/3 Hallmark Facebook
$3/2 Aveeno
a raincheck for Aveeno – buy 2 get $6 ecb and sale price $4.99 each
$6 ecb from last week
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total: $11.00

total oop: $4.95 + tax
ecb received: $1 green bag tag, $3 from hallmark, $6 from buy 2 lotion, and $6 Aveeno raincheck

I didn’t know that buying 2 lotions this week will trigger a $6 ecb so that was a surprise. Apparently, it’s a monthly deal according to iheartcvs.com. My friend forgot to use her Hallmark coupon so we went back in to get it fixed and I decided to do the deal I initially planned, spend $30 get $10 cash card deal.

Transaction 2:

purchased:
1 Tide $5.49
2 Luvs diapers @7.99 each $15.98
1 Dawn dish detergent $0.99
1 Scott toilet paper $7.49
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total: $29.95

coupons used:
$1.50 Tide
$1.50/2 Luvs
$2 CVS Scott internet printable
$1 Scott
$16 ecb from transaction 1
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total: $22.00

total oop: $7.95 + tax
ecb received: $10 CVS cash card

This was a great week for me, though I wish I had more Tide and Luvs coupons so that I can do another transaction. Moreover, my friend and I learned something new; you receive both ecb’s from a raincheck and the current week’s promotion. In my case, I had a raincheck for the Aveeno of buy 2 get $6 ecb from 2 weeks ago and a current promo of buy 2 lotions get $6 ecb. Both applied. Yay!

COUPONING ADVENTURE: 01.06 – 01.12.2013

TRIPI finally used my raincheck on Purex for $1.88 because there is a $1 coupon this week. This raincheck was from 2 years ago. The cashier was taken aback by the sale price because the regular price is $6.xx. To be honest,I became a bit nervous because I thought she’d give me a hard time. Luckily, my friend was with me who began a conversation and calmed her a bit. In the end, she was nice and very helpful.

CVS

purchased:
(2) purex with raincheck $1.88 each
(1) listerine ultra clean $3.99
(2) colgate toothpaste $2.99
(2) colgate 360 toothpaste $2.99
(1) garnier fructis deep treatment clearance $1.57
total: $21.28

coupons used:
(2) $1 purex  ss 1/6
(1) $2 listerine red box cvs
(2) $0.75 colgate toothpaste ss 1/6
(2) $0.75 colgate toothbrush ss 1/6
(1) $1 garnier styling product coupons.com
(1) $10 ecb from last week
total: $18

total oop: $ 3.58 + tax
received: $6 ecb from buying the colgate toothpastes and toothbrushes

I wanted to make several transactions at Walgreens for the hair ties but it was getting late. So I did just one:

WALGREENS

purchased:
(1) goody hair elastics $2.99
(1) dial lotion $3.36 clearance
total: $6.35

coupons used:
(1) $0.50 goody ss 1/6
(1) $1.50 dial lotion coupons.com
total: $2

total oop: $4.35 + tax
received: $2 register reward from buying the goody hair ties

I may have to return to Walgreens to get more lotion, hair ties and Purex which is on sale for $2.99 this week!¬† Hopefully I’ll have time. ^.~)) There was also free StayFree pads and glucose monitor but they ran out so I got a raincheck. Don’t forget to get yours.

WALGREENS COUPONING ADVENTURE 12.03.2012

tI try to focus on just couponing at CVS because, believe me, it can get overwhelming. However, we needed cereal and toothpaste and Walgreens has awesome deals on those this week (12.02.2012 Р12.08.2012).  Take a guess on how much I spent on the items above.

Purchased:
3 Kellogg’s cereal $2.50¬†each
1 Colgate toothpaste $3

Coupons used:
3 $1.50¬†Kellogg’s manufacturer‚Äôs coupon found¬†here –link!
3 $0.50 colgate coupon found on 12/2 ss

Total paid: $5.50 + tax
received: $2.50 in register rewards

Had I not shopped the sales and register rewards my total would have been $20.26! I may have to go back to roll my rr’s. In addition, Target has seasonal Rice Krispies on sale for $2.50 as well, so just $1 per box. I say time to stock up as I don’t really see cereal go that low too often.