Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Here's what I got:
15 cans Dole mandarin oranges .50 profit each = 7.50 overage
10 boxes Betty Crocker potatoes .50 profit on each + a .40 EQ = 5.40 overage
20 packages Keebler cookies .01 profit each = .20 overage
2 pouches Uncle Ben's rice FREE
10 Sobe FREE (not included in mega-event)
6 Ricola .89 profit each = 5.34 overage
22 pouches Bumble Bee tuna .50 profit each = 11.00 overage
2 Playtex gloves .50 profit each = 1.00 overage
2 Ghirardelli brownie mixes .99 each
Other assorted things I needed: parmesan cheese, saltines, dry milk, Fritos, ground beef (forgot my .50/1 Q :(. These all helped get my total to $30.
I received 4.75 in cats (5 Dole .75 each, 1 Ghirardelli 1.00)
My OOP was 1.30, but I have a $20 giftcard and 5 .75 Dole cats - so I made 22.45 today AND took home all these groceries! Phew, I am exhausted.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
1.47 milk (4)
1.00 Chef Boyardee (2) FREE
.77 Mentos gum (7) – clearanced FREE
-.40/1 Chef Boyardee MQ (2)
-.55/1 Mentos MQ (7)
5.88 paid OOP
2.00 Nestle candy (3) FREE
1.62 vapor strip refills (3) clearanced - I use these so this was a great clearance find. At Walmart, they run about $6 each.
.49 & .50 CVS pocket pack tissues (2) .01 overage
.99 CVS green bag tag
3.99 Q-Tip vanity case - total splurge filler. There are always Q-tips scattered in the bottom of my bathroom cabinet and it drives me nuts.
.50 Dove chocolate filler
-2/1 Nestle candy IPQ (3)
-.30/1 Q-tip MQ
-1/2 CVS tissues CVS Q
10.85 (Paid with $10 EB, .85 on CVS gcard)
39.99 Vicks Thermo-Scan Thermometer ON SALE THIS WEEK FROM $50!
.20 Royal gelatin (9) with in-ad Wags Q
1.00 Halls cough drops FREE after RR
3.49 Emergen-C FREE after RR
2.99 Chapstick FREE after RR
2.49 Fiber Choice 10 ct FREE after RR
3.29 Wags vapor bath- getting ready for flu season!
2.99 Huggies wipes - needed a travel size for diaper bag
4.57 tax! Holy cow!
-$58 RR from all that Thera Flu!
4.61 paid OOP
Received $10 RR
SUMMARY $52.61 cost
That's a high cost, but I feel better not having to keep track of so many RR expiring every 2 weeks! I had a .50/1 Huggies MQ to use, but that would have made my subtotal negative. I was so excited to see the thermometer I wanted $10 less than I thought it would be! I had to buy tons of gelatin to make up the item to RR ratio. I wish those Halloween pencils were still around. :)
Friday, October 23, 2009
1.25 Betty Crocker potato pouch 1.75 overage!
.90 bananas .33/lb -lowest price I've ever seen!
1.17 Ragu pasta sauce (3) .17 each-I'm stocked up on spaghetti sauce, but needed alfredo.
1.00 Fresh Express salad (4) FREE-Hope I can eat all this before 11/3 expiration!
.55 small pumpkin-just because I love the little festive pumpkins. I can't resist Safeway's great fall display!
-.40/1 e-coupon (5!)
- .25/1 Betty Crocker potato MQ
-.30/1 Ragu pasta sauce (3)
-.55/1 Fresh Express IPQ (2)
-.75/1 Fresh Express IPQ (2)
.25 paid OOP!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Moving along... I have realized coupon order is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT at Wags. Hand the coupons in this way to avoid beepage... RR first, manufacturer Qs, Wags in-ad Qs, Wags instant value Qs.
8.99 Almay eye makeup (2) .50 each - The shelf said 8.49, but it rang up at 8.99. I think they should have given me the lower price, but whatever.
2.49 Robitussin to Go 1.00 profit
4.99 Theraflu (3) 1.53 overage + 8 RR = 9.53 money maker!
3.49 Emergen-C Free
.39 Halloween pencil .13
-1.50 Theraflu MQ
-3.00/2 Theraflu MQ
-1.00/1 Robitussin MQ
-1.00/1 Almay MQ (2)
-.26 Wags In-Ad pencil Q
-2.00/1 x 3 Wags Theraflu Q #1 (took off $6) Healthy Savings Book
-2.00/1 x 3 Wags Theraflu Q #2 (took off $6) Healthy Savings Book
-8.99 B1G1F Wags Almay Q from October Q book
.57 subtotal + 2.42 tax = $2.99 paid OOP
Earned $14.00 RR
SUMMARY $7.01 profit
Same as above, but without the Robitussin (they didn't have anymore) or the Emergen C (didn't need the filler). I added in tuna and chocolate pumpkins as fillers to cover the overage.
.40 subtotal +1.93 tax = 2.33 paid OOP
Earned 8 RR
SUMMARY $5.67 profit
Same as #2, but did Triaminic instead of Theraflu
.40 subtotal +1.93 tax = 2.33 paid OOP Earned 8 RR SUMMARY $5.67 profit
4.99 Triaminic (3) 1.53 overage
.55 Bumble Bee tuna (3) fillers to cover overage
.12 subtotal after Triaminic Qs + 1.21 tax = 1.33 paid OOP
SUMMARY $6.67 profit
TOTAL SUMMARY = $25.02 profit!
I have also come to terms with the fact that my OOP is never going to be as low as others because in AZ, we get taxed BEFORE Qs. Lots of other (lucky) states get taxed AFTER Qs, so their OOP is pennies. Oh well, we get some pretty great deals here in Arizona, so I won't complain.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
1.39 Joint Juice (8)
-B1G1F Joint Juice IPQ (4)
5.56 total paid OOP
Received $10 OYNO
1.39 Joint Juice (8)
1.37 milk (2) great price!
.55 pumpkins (3) These are sooo adorable!
-B1G1F Joint Juice IPQ (4)
Thursday, October 15, 2009
.98 Crest toothpaste - Bashas Home Mailer price .02 profit
.98 Shamrock Farms sour cream - Bashas Home mailer price .48
1.50 La Vic enchilada sauce - raincheck price (4) .50 profit each
-.55/1 Orroweat MQ (2)
-.75/1 Crest MQ
-.50/1 Shamrock Farms blinkie Q found on dairy case
-4/2 La Vic IPQ (2)
I made an early morning run to Bashas today to cash in some rainchecks and do the "Buy ground beef, get 4 items free deal".
.88 Challenge butter-raincheck (4) .12 profit each
.50 Lawry's seasoning - raincheck (2) FREE
1.50 La Vic enchilada sauce - raincheck (6) .50 profit each
.79 refried beans (3)
3.84 grapes - 1.99/lb.
7.99 Moran's ground beef 1.05 profit
.99 Bashas baguette FREE
.99 Food Club spaghetti FREE
1.69 Food Club pasta sauce FREE
2.50 Dole salad FREE
0 tax- thank you City of Mesa
-.75/1 Challege butter IPQ (4) doubled
-.50/2 Lawry's MQ doubled
-4/2 La Vic IPQ from La Vic rewards (3)
-.99/lb. ground beef Bashas home mailer Q - took off $9.04!!
-6.17 for Free Items wyb ground beef
Be careful with the ground beef/free items deal. The cashier has to manually take those items off and enter in the correct prices. My cashier shorted me $1.81 and I had to go back. I forgot to grab the $3 Snuggle while I was there... I have a raincheck from last week's price so I'll have to go back for that later. All in all, a GREAT deal!
My cashier also told me they are still honoring the Bashas home mailer Qs so, I think I'll grab some free/cheap Kraft singles and some other things.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
14 jumbo packs Huggies diapers - 3.25 each (after Caregiver's .75 each rebate)
12 boxes Quaker oatmeal - .63 each
24 jars of Ragu pasta sauce - .36 each
3 Emergen-C energy shots - .01 profit
13 Halloween cups - fillers .17 each
I still have about $70 in RR, but now they won't expire until the end of the month. My total OOP is around $7. Not a bad week for my RR to be expiring!
Thursday, October 8, 2009
I finally found some Kleenex to do that deal before it ends on Saturday! I bought 9 boxes in 3 seperate transactions. I didn't have any coupons and no catalina coupons printed for me, but they were still a .03 moneymaker! Here's what the transactions looked like:
.99 Kleenex (3)
2.97 subtotal + .24 tax
Paid 3.21 on giftcard
Received $3 OYNO
Repeated two more times paying with $3 cat each time. Can't have enough Kleenex! There were still 20 boxes left on the shelf at the Val Vista/Southern store.
I also bought a Betty Crocker pouch of cookie mix during one of the Kleenex transactions. I don't know what happened, but twice the amount of e-coupons came off than I was expecting! Do those coupons accumulate? I also used a .50/1 BC Cookie Mix IPQ and the cashier suppressed the double! I have never had a cashier do that, but it was okay because so many e-coupons came off. There were 4 deductions of .40! The cookie mix was 1.50 so after the deductions, I was already at a .10 overage. With the .50/1 factored in, I got an overage of .60! Gotta love those e-coupons!
Quick trip to grab some cheap peanut butter...
2.04 Skippy peanut butter (2)
-1/1 Skippy peanut butter Target IPQ (2)
-.40/1 Skippy peanut butter MQ (2)
1.28 paid on giftcard
I had a $4 eb expiring today. I grabbed a Revlon nail polish (free after eb & coupon). The manager wouldn't let me use my Revlon coupon because it didn't picture the nail polish and it didn't specifically say it was for a nail product. It said ANY Revlon color cosmetic product. How else would you describe nail polish???? So irritating. I went back and forth for 20 minutes and then decided a dollar was not worth the hassle. So, I paid FULL PRICE (ugh) with my $4 eb and received $3eb back. Not too thrilled about that trip...
I am starting to burn through all of those RR from the TheraFlu deal. I grabbed a couple of packs of diapers, but I am hoping there is a better diaper price next week. 11.49 per pack is outrageous! I also got some baby stuff for my little sister's baby shower this weekend. Every new nursing mom needs Lansinoh, she just doesn't know it until 2 days after she gets home from the hospital. I'm saving her that pain! And Boudreaux's Butt Paste is, hands down, the best diaper rash cream I've found. It's miraculous.
11.49 Huggies diapers (2)
8.99 Gillette razor
4.00 Playtex tampons (2)
5.79 Boudreaux's Butt Paste
2.00 Halloween bags (9) fillers
-3/1 & 2/1 Huggies MQ
-4/1 Gillette MQ
-.50/1 Playtex MQ (2)
-1/1 Boudreaux's Butt Paste MQ
-1/1 Wags Huggies Q from Children's Activity Book (2)
-1.00 Wags in-ad Halloween bags Q 8/$1
Paid with $43 RR (wow.) + 5.03 on a giftcard (4.40 of that was tax!)
Received $9 RR ($6 Gillette, $3 Playtex)
It almost physically hurt to part with that many RR, but I was able to get lots of stuff I needed. And I don't have to worry about them expiring. I can't believe how many fillers I had to have to balance out the RR.
I did 2 more transactions to buy more Gillette razors.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
2.19 milk (3)
1.00 Chex mix (3) wyb 6
.88 Tony's pizza (2)
1.00 Totino's pizza rolls (4) wyb 6
1.00 BC Warm Delights (4) wyb 6
1.00 BC frosting wyb 6
9.99 Glade Lasting Impressions - filler to get to $30
-5/30 Bashas CRT Q
-.50/1 Tony's pizza MQ
-.50/1 Chex Mix MQ (3)
-.35/1 Totino's pizza rolls (4)
-.50/1 BC Warm Delights (4)
-.50/1 BC frosting
- FREE Glade Lasting Impressions Q found inside refill pack
1.57 + .80 tax = 2.37 OOP
I got rainchecks for Progresso broth, Crunch n Munch, & Green Giant veggies. First day of the sale & they were already cleaned out! Not surprising, this is a great sale. The great thing is Albie's is doubling, tripling, & quadrupling coupons through 11/3 (per a posted sign in their store)! So, I can get a raincheck for the items they're out of and still get them for free! So exciting. On a side note, I saw a sign in Safeway - they are quadrupling coupons until further notice. I am loving all of this healthy competition between the grocery stores!
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
-1/1 Safeway chicken IPQ
Earned $10 catalina