Monday, April 28, 2008

April Savings

For the first time, I tallied up my totals for the month. This is JUST the drug stores - Walgreens, RiteAid, CVS. Some of my numbers may be slightly off, but it should be close.

All total, I should have spent $646.85 based on the SALE price and no coupons.
After using gift cards, ECB's, coupons, and register rewards, I actually spent $96.40 of my money.
Using the rebate programs that Walgreens and RiteAid have, I will be getting back $102.50
I still have $35.46 in ECB's to use at CVS and $10 in register rewards to use at Walgreens (with $10 more expected in the mail due to a register glitch).

This month, I earned about $124 in register rewards at Walgreens and $143.38 in ECB's at CVS.

Not a bad month! :)

(Rebates have been adjusted on the right hand side. WOW!)

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Today I'm participating for the first time in "Cents"ible Sawyer's CVS Superstars. Plus it's Super Savings Saturday at MoneySavingMom!

It's also CentsAble Shopper Show and Tell at BeCentsAble - where you can win a $10 CVS gift card! That'd be awesome! :)

Last weekend I was in Pensacola, FL where they practically have a CVS on every corner. I was able to take advantage of a lot of the deals that I just haven't been able to get here. Everything in the above picture was bought using a $10 gift card from MyPoints (I'd love to send you a referral if you are interested in joining). I still have 8 cents left on it, and still have around $40 in ECB's! Also included in those deals and not pictured were my 10 bags of M&M's and one more deodorant and CVS Q-tips. Here's a run down on what I got:

2 Arm & Hammer laundry soap
3 CVS Q-tips (part of the Essence of Beauty (EOB) ECB deal)
9 EOB gift bags
2 EOB facial pads
1 EOB facial pouf
3 different blood testers
2 Alavert
5 Softsoap Spa 18 oz
2 Lady Speed Stick (on clearance for $1.65 and I had $1 off coupon - came in handy since I forgot all my toiletries when I went)
1 Men's Speed Stick
1 Secret Clinical Strength (not the best deal, but I got it for my sister)
3 EOB toe separators (they did not work for the ECB deal - oh well it was only $3 - spent with ECB's of course!)
1 double pack of Noxema razors (will get a refund back on them)
2 Benefiber chewables
1 Aloe Vera gel (to treat our sunburn from the beach :))
1 infant syringe - to give Benadryl to our dog with!
10 bags of M&M's (14 oz)

Today I took advantage of the overlap deals at Walgreens. I got 6 softsoaps and used the coupon in the April and May EasySaver catalog - making them free and I'll get a $10 rebate on them!! The 4 Aveeno lotion generated a $10 register reward, plus I used 4 $1 off coupons which means I spent $6.52 on them - profit of $3.48. The laundry soap was on sale for $2.50, plus I used a $1 off coupon. Not pictured, but I also got a 12 double pack Northern toilet paper on sale for $5.99 and I used a $1 off coupon. My total for the day was just over $16, paid with gift card, got back $10 RR for next time, and will get $10 back in rebates.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Super Savings Saturday

It's Super Savings Saturday again at MoneySavingMom!

I haven't posted in a while, but I've been getting some good deals lately at Walgreens. I've taken advantage of several recent RR deals as well. This week, I made several runs to Walgreens which is easy with them being on every street corner here practically! :)

Day 1 - 3 stores:

3 stores, 6 total transactions

Store 1:
1st transaction:
2 Aluminum Foil with Walgreens coupon for 75 cents each
1 Shaving Gel on clearance for $1.89
4 Aveeno lotion for $2.63 each
1 Venus Disposable razors for $6
6 packs of gum - 3 for $2 with Walgreens coupon
Total before coupons and tax $23.91

Coupons (mfg):
4 B1G1 Gum coupons at $1.19 each ($4.76 total)
2 Alumunium Foil coupons at 75 cents each ($1.50 total) - made it FREE
1 Razor coupon at $2
1 Shaving Gel coupon at 55 cents
Total mfg coupons - $8.81

Also used 2 $3 RR's

Grand total $11 plus earned $13 in RR's, paid with gift card, no OOP

Transaction 2
1 Venus Disposable razors for $6
3 packs of gum - 3 for $2 with Walgreens coupon
Total before coupons and tax - $8

1 Razor coupon for $2
1 Walgreens IVC coupon for 99 cents off 3 packs of gum
Total coupons $2.99

Also used a $3 and $2 RR

Grand total $2.75, earned $3 in RR's, paid with gift card

Store #2
Transaction 1:
4 Aveeno lotions at $2.63 each
Used 2 $3 RR's
Grand total $5.49, earned $10 in RR's, paid $2.06 on gift card, $3.43 OOP

Transaction 2:
1 Wal-Zyr Tabs at $3.99
1 Crest White Strips at $19.99
Used $5 coupon for the white strips
Used $10 RR
Grand total $11.20, earned $10 in RR's, will receive $3.99 in rebates. Paid $6.57 on gift card, $4.63 OOP

Transaction 3:
1 Wal-Zyr Tabs at $3.99
1 Crest White Strips at $19.99
Used $5 coupon for the white strips
Used $10 RR
Grand total $11.20, earned $10 in RR's, will receive $3.99 in rebates. Paid $6.57 on gift card, $4.63 OOP

Store #3
4 Aveeno lotions
Used $10 RR
Grand total $1.49 paid OOP, earned $10 RR (which did NOT print - will have to mail in for it)

Day 2 - 1 store, 1 transaction

2 Airwick Mini B1G1 at $9.99
(Used 2 $4 coupons)
1 Aquafresh Toothpaste at $2
(Used 1 $2 coupon)
1 Wal-itin allergy medicine at $6.99
4 Aveeno lotion at $2.63 each
Used $5/20 Walgreens coupon
Used $10 RR
$32ish before coupons, OOP $6.77
Earned $10 RR
Will receive $6.99 Wal-itin rebate and $2 toothpaste rebate

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