Friday, November 25, 2011

DEALS - Week of November 20th to 26th

This has been one amazing week of deals in our household... 

Not bad for $17.75.
I needed clothes for our upcoming addition to the family. I was able to get the 18 pieces of clothing above for $17.75 thanks to a lovely coupon I printed off of the Target website that is no longer available. It was $5 off a $20 purchase of their CIRCO line of clothing. Each piece of clothing was marked down to $1.25.

Then I needed some diapers. Target was running their buy 3 packages of diapers get a $5 Target Card. I remembered as I looked at my coupons that a few weeks ago I got 2 'Target coupons' that printed out after buying huggies that stated it could be used to get '$5 off a pack of huggies and wipes'. Since you can stack a manufacture coupon and a target coupon I was able to get the above for $8.91


I had also noticed in the Giant circular that there was a diaper deal. You could buy $30 worth of Huggies diapers and wipes and get $10 off your next purchase. On top of the $10 off there was another deal running that I found out about thanks to Forthemommas that if you bought 3 packages of diapers you would get an additional $5 off your next purchase. After manufacture coupons and these coupons for future grocery trips the above actually cost me $7.96.

Black Friday Deals at CVS:

Thanks to I had purchased a $10 gift card for $5. It was a huge help this week. I was able to get ALL of the above for free and GET PAID $8.46. I did 4 separate transactions in order to roll my in store credit into other orders to keep me from having to spend much cash up front. I may post the scenario tomorrow morning. 

Black Friday Deals at Rite Aid:

I was able to get the above for $2.96.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Rite Aid - Week of November 13th to 19th

Not much this week, but still for profit!

Transaction #1
(2) Orbit Gum, $2 - get back $1 +UPR each
Subtotal: $2.00
Total Due: $1.75
Get back $2 +UPR

Transaction #2
Buy: Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel, $2.99 - get back $2.99 SCR
$1/1 Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel, exp. 11/30/11 (P&G 10/16/11)
$1 +UPR from Transaction #1
Total Due: $0.99
Get back $2.99 SCR

Total out-of-pocket from 2 transactions: $2.74
Total UPR & SCR: $1 UPR & $2.99 SCR
Total Profit: $1.25 ($2.74 - $3.99)

Friday, November 18, 2011

GUEST POST: Rite Aid - Week of November 6th - 12th

During the sale last week one of my good friends did this deal and I’m just getting around to posting it. She did a better job then me and I am so proud of her. 

You go, Emily!

Imagine being paid to buy all this...It can be a

Transaction #1

(2) Arrid $4.00
(2) Ester-C To Go $6.29  (BOGO)

Use  (2) $3/1 Ester-C Peelie I found on the package
use $1/1  Ester C RA Video Value
use (2) $1/1 Arrid
Pay $1.11
Got back $3.00 UPR (Arrid) and $2.00 UPR (Ester C)

Transaction #2
(2) Arm & Hammer Spin Brushes $7.49 each (BOGO)

(2) Orajel Toodler Toothpaste $3.99 each (BOGO)

use (1) $2/1 Arm & Hammer Spin Brush Coupon  (NOTE: I should have printed out an additional coupon for more savings)

use (2) $1/2 Orajel Toothbrush or toothpaste or tooth ache medication
use $7 UPR from transaction #1
Pay $2.48
Got back $5 UPR (Orajel)

Transaction #3
(2) Colgate Advance Total Toothpaste  $7.00
Boogie Wipes $3.99

use (1) $1.00/1 Colgate Toothpaste (printable)
use (1) $0.75/1 Colgate Toothpaste (printable)
use (1) $0.50/1 Boogie Wipes (printable)
Use $5.00 in UPR from transaction #2
Pay $3.74
Got Back $7 UPR (Colgate) and $2.00 SCR & $1 UPR (Boogie Wipes)

Pay $7.33 OOP 
Got Back $8 UPR
Will Get $2 SCR
Profit: $2.67 ($7.33 - $10)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Just this week I finally reached the coveted 20% off on all retail price items at Rite Aid. Every time I go to Rite Aid now when they swipe my card I will get a 20% discount off all retail prices automatically. If the item is on sale at less than 20% off I will get 20% off instead. I have been working at this goal inch by inch all year. 

In order to reach this status you have to spend $1,000 in the store. Okay...stop right I did not spend $1,000 at Rite Aid in the last 10 months. I sat down and crunched the numbers using my banking software. I reached this status by only spending $200 (that's $20/month on toiletries) in the last 10 months. The $1,000 is based on buying a $1,000 WORTH of products. I bought $1,000 worth of products using $200 cash and $800 worth of coupon and rebate/refund savings. So basically in all my spending this year I have saved 80% on all my purchases (diapers, paper towels, kleenex, tooth paste, detergent, razors, etc, etc.)

I'm so thankful I sat down to take a look at the big picture of savings. It is completely worth it. Give it a try. 

Rite Aid - Week of October 30th to November 5th

There wasn't much to do this week, but I did need a little more Halloween candy for Trick or Treaters. I also saw that the Aussie Deep Cleaning Conditioner was on sale...which I need for my stock because I am down to my last one right now. The Bufferin I only bought because it helped pay for everything else. I basically broke even this week. 

Transaction #1
(1) Aussie Deep Conditioner, $2.99 - get back $1 +UPR
(1) Bufferin, $6.99 - get back $6 SCR
Subtotal: $9.98
$3/1 Bufferin Product, exp. 12/31/11 (SS 10/16/11) 
$1/1 Herbal Essences or Aussie Products (P&G 10/30)
Total Due: $5.98 + Tax
Get back $1 +UPR and $6 SCR

Transaction #2
(1) Snickers Fun Size, $2.50 
Subtotal: $2.50
$1.50/1 Mars Product (may not be available anymore)
$1 +UPR from Transaction #1
Total Due: $0

Total out-of-pocket from 2 transactions: $5.98
Total Profit: $0.02 ($5.98 - $6)