Sunday, May 30, 2010

Coupon madness at Wags - Saved: $125.51!


Total OOP: $2.40
Saved:  $125.51 !!!!!
Started with $8.00 in RR
Ended with  $12.00 in RR

If you have been reading my blog for the past few weeks, you know that I have been very excited about this week at Walgreens.  Luckily, I was not disappointed.  I started early at my favorite Wags, where I did 3 transactions.  I started to feel weird about doing too many transactions, and I wanted to check on some Coppertone clearance at my least favorite Wags, so I just drove right over there (obsessive?  Yes).  I was once again reminded why it is my least favorite Wags.  Although it is only a few miles away from the Walgreens I regularly go to, they are like two completely different stores.  I don't think they realize how much they are shooting themselves in the foot by being so coupon UN-friendly.  SO, the Coppertone clearance deal didn't work out - they had 2 Coppertone continuous sprays on clearance marked at $4.99.  These have been on clearance for a few months, I've been watching them.  However, they would not use the in ad coupon on them ($4.00 off) because they were on clearance.  I stated that the ad does not specify no clearance, but it was a no go.  I politely said that I would just not get them, and I got my other free stuff.  Seriously, you would think they would just want to get them off the shelves.

Later in the day we went to J's Grandma's, and she lives by yet another Walgreens, so I decided to swing in and try the Neutrogena Money Maker that was posted over on Wild for Wags.  And while I was there, pick up a few more freebies!  Here's the breakdown:

Store #1
Transaction #1
Luster Power White Toothpaste (Sale $5.00)
Kotex U Tampons (Sale $3.49)
Ecotrin Aspirin (Sale $2.00)
W Aluminum Foil (in ad coupon made it .59 cents)

Used Coupons:
$2/1 Ecotrin Aspirin (Free!)
$1/1 Kotex U
Used $8.00 RR from Complete Solution last week
Paid .08 cents OOP
Got:  $5 RR Luster, $2.50 RR Kotex, $2 RR Ecotrin (money maker!)

Transaction #2
Rejuvacare Beautiful Skin Supplement (Sale $9.99)
2x Royal Gelatin (in ad coupon makes them .20 cents each)

Used $5 RR Luster, $2.50 RR Kotex, $2 RR Ecotrin
Paid .89 cents OOP
Got $10.00 RR Rejuvacare

Transaction #3

Luster Power White Toothpaste (Sale $5.00)
Kotex U Tampons (Sale $3.49)
Ecotrin Aspirin (Sale $2.00)
W Aluminum Foil (in ad coupon made it .59 cents)

Used:
$10.00 RR from Rejuvacare
Paid .08 OOP
Got: $5 RR Luster, $2.50 RR Kotex, $2.00 RR Ecotrin

Store #2
Transaction #1
Rejuvacare Beautiful Skin Supplement (Sale $9.99)
2x Royal Gelatin (in ad coupon makes them .20 cents each)


Used $5 RR Luster, $2.50 RR Kotex, $2 RR Ecotrin
Paid .89 cents OOP
Got $10.00 RR Rejuvacare

Transaction #2
Luster Power White Toothpaste (Sale $5.00)
Kotex U Tampons (Sale $3.49)
Ecotrin Aspirin (Sale $2.00)
W A-Z Multi Vitamin (Sale $2.00)
Nivea Tinted Lip Balm (Clearance $1.59)

Used Coupons:
$2/1 Ecotrin Aspirin (Free!)
$1/1 Kotex U
$1/1 Nivea Lipcare
Used $10.00 RR Rejuvacare
Paid .08 cents OOP
Got:  $5 RR Luster, $2.50 RR Kotex, $2 RR A-Z, $2 RR Ecotrin (money maker!)

Store #3
Transaction #1
3x Neutrogena Transparent Bar Soap (2.99 x3 = $8.97)
Ivory Taper Candle (.17 cents clearance)
Used: $5 RR Luster, $2 RR A-Z, $2 RR Ecotrin
Paid: .14 cents oop
Got $10.00 RR Neutrogena (money maker!)

Transaction #2
Rejuvacare Beautiful Skin Supplement (Sale $9.99)
Ivory Taper Candle (.17 cents clearance)
Used: $10.00 RR Neutrogena
Paid .16 cents oop
Got $10.00 RR Rejuvacare

Transaction #3
Luster Power White Toothpaste (Sale $5.00)
Kotex U Tampons (Sale $3.49)
W A-Z Multivitamin  (Sale $2.00)
W Aluminum Foil (in ad coupon made it .59 cents)
 Paid: .08 cents
Used:
$1/1 Kotex U
Used $10.00 RR Rejuvacare
Got:  $5 RR Luster, $2.50 RR Kotex, $2 RR A-Z

I still have more Kotex U coupons, so I might be going back later in the week.  It just depends on the supplies that the stores have.  I normally don't do this many transactions, or go to so many stores in one day.  It's just kind of how it worked out today, plus there was lots of stuff I wanted this week!

(Thanks to Wild for Wags!)

2 comments:

bryandelizabeth said...

We read in the paper yesterday that Walmart is drastically lowering the price of 30 items to $1.00 each (ex. being Heinz Ketchup-talking name brands!) and that Target is following shortly to compete! So! You may already know this, but check it out! <3

christie said...

Hey there, you won my Nivea Coupon giveaway for posting your shop but I haven't heard from you and can't find an e-mail for you. Hope you see this comment!

Christie
www.wildforwags.com