CVS and Walgreens
September 26, 2008, 8:31 pm
Filed under: CVS, Deals, Walgreens

I had some ECBs expiring and the September free after rebate items to pick up this week, so off I went to CVS and Walgreens.

At CVS, I got:
Nivea For Men bodywash $4.99 minus $1 coupon= $3.99
Crest Pro Health mouthwash $2.99
Adidas deodorant $4.99 minus $1 coupon= $3.99
Minus $10 in ECBs
Total out of pocket $.97
Got back $10.99 in ECBs

At Walgreens, I picked up:
Water filter $6.99
Crest Pro Health toothpaste $3.79 minus $.75 coupon= $3.04
Lypsyl lip balm $1.99
Excederin Express Gels $3.99
Chemistry shampoo $7.99
Nivea For Men bodywash $4.99
Butter $1.19 (we were running out and I didn’t feel like running to another store just for butter)
4 packs of Swedish Fish $4 minus 2 $1 off 2 coupons= $2
Birthday card $2.49 (my best friend’s birthday is in a few days and I just happened to remember while I was shopping)
Minus $14.50 in Register Rewards
Total out of pocket $21.61, paid with gift card
Will be getting back $29.74 in EasySaver rebates and I am sending away for another rebate for a coupon for a free tube of Crest Pro Health tootpaste.

CVS & Walgreens
September 12, 2008, 9:07 am
Filed under: CVS, Deals, Walgreens

Definitely not too shabby of a week for me!

2 Right Guard Extreme deodorants $5.98 minus 2 $1 coupons= $3.98
2 bags of Chex Mix $2 minus 2 $1 coupons= FREE
1 package of Trident Xtreme Care gum $1 minus $.75 coupon= $.25
4 multi packs of Eclipse gum (Jake loves this gum and I needed some filler, so it all worked out) $6
Minus $10 ECB
Total out of pocket $.43
Got back $4 in ECBs

1 bottle of Crest Pro Health mouthwash $4.49 minus $.75 coupon= $3.74
3 bottles of Robitussin cough syrup $11.97 minus 3 $3 coupons= $2.97
3 packets of Ramen noodles (Jake asked me to pick some up, long story) $1
Total out of pocket $7.74
Got back $10 in Register Rewards for the Robitussin and $4.50 back in Register Rewards for the Crest mouthwash

CVS, Walgreens, groceries
August 29, 2008, 9:21 pm
Filed under: CVS, Deals, Kroger, Walgreens

I didn’t do too badly this week as far as deals are concerned. A few of my ECBs were going to expire, so I figured I’d better go tonight to use them up.

At CVS, I picked up:
2 packages of Stayfree pads on sale for 2/$9 minus BOGOF coupon= $4.50
Kotex liners $1.39 minus $1 CVS CRT minus $.75 coupon= FREE WITH OVERAGE
2 bottles of Eucerin lotion (Jake loves this stuff for his psoriasis) $15.98
Minus $3/$15 (from the September issue of Richmond Parents Monthly)
Minus $14.99 in ECBs
Total OOP $2.50
I got back $11.49 in ECBs.

I went to Walgreens last Saturday to take advantage of the $5/$20 coupon and got the following:
Pert Plus $3.79 minus $2 coupon= $1.79
2 boxes of Tuf trash bags on sale for 2/$10
6 bags of Russell Stover Private Select chocolate on clearance for $1.79 a bag minus 2 B2G1F coupons= $7.16
Box of Whitman’s Soho chocolates on clearance for $3.49 minus $2 coupon= $1.49
Box of Russell Stover Private Select chocolates on clearance for $2.99 minus $2 coupon= $.99
Bar of Russell Stover Internationale chocolate on clearance for $1.19
Minus $5/$20
Total OOP $18.52
I’ll be getting $8.79 back in EasySaver rebates.

I got a few goodies at Ukrops, a local grocery store:
2 boxes of Pillsbury family size brownie mix on sale for $1.50 a box minus 2 $.40 coupons= $2.20
A little over 2 pounds of peaches for $1.18/lb minus $.50 coupon= $1.94
Total OOP $4.21

And last, but not least, a few highlights from our Kroger trip:
4 pack of Cottonelle $1 minus $.50 coupon doubled to $1= FREE
4 pouches of Purina Whisker Lickin’s on sale for $1.29 each minus 2 $1.50 off 2 coupons (they were going to expire and I wanted to use them up before they did)= $2.16
4 packs of Hunts Snack Pack pudding on sale for $1 each minus 2 $.30 off 2 coupons doubled to $.60 each= $2.80
2 bottles of Welch’s Squeezable preserves on clearance for $2.23 each
12 pouches of Kool Aid $2.40
Kraft salad dressing $2.19 minus free after purchase of 3 Kraft products coupon= FREE
Wheat Thins $2.50 minus free after purchase of 3 Kraft products coupon= FREE
Crystal Light $3.99 minus free after purchase of 3 Kraft products coupon= FREE
Kraft American cheese singles $2.49 minus free after purchase of 3 Kraft products coupon= FREE
All in all, we saved 44% at Kroger.

Walgreens and Rite Aid
August 15, 2008, 11:07 am
Filed under: Deals, Rite Aid, Walgreens

I had a $2 Register Reward expiring this week, so I decided to run into Walgreens to get some Kashi cereal that was on sale for $2.50 a box. I printed out two $2 coupons from Kashi’s website and wound up paying $1.69 for all three boxes. An awesome deal for cereal that is usually $4+ a box!

I also stopped into Rite Aid to pick up the following:
2 boxes of Durex condoms on sale for $6.99 a box minus 2 $2 coupons= $9.98
1 bottle of Astroglide on sale for $7.99
Total out of pocket with tax= $19.07
I’ll be getting $17.99 back in Single Check Rebates.

We’ll probably be stopping into Kroger tonight to pick up a few sale items and to stock up on goodies for our beach trip this weekend. Jake’s friend invited us to come down to Nag’s Head with him this weekend and we couldn’t refuse! I should be back to posting on Monday night. Have a good, frugal weekend, everyone!

The motherload
August 1, 2008, 12:00 pm
Filed under: CVS, Deals, Kroger, Rite Aid, Walgreens

I really haven’t had much time or luck the past couple of weeks when it comes to deals, but this week looked promising and man, did I come home with a stash. I hit Rite Aid, Walgreens, CVS, and Kroger all in the same afternoon. I haven’t taken a picture in awhile, so here are my goodies (expect for the things I got a Rite Aid since I completely forgot to include them) along with my goofy cat, Basil, who just had to check out what was going on:


First up, Ride Aid:
1 bottle of Garnier Fructis Hydra Curls conditioner $2.99 minus $1 coupon (which I found on a tear pad at Rite Aid)= $1.99
1 tube of Garnier Fructis Strength and Repair melting mask $2.99 minus $1 coupon (I looked for the Beauty the Rite Way coupon booklet to get a $1 store coupon as well, but I couldn’t find it anywhere)= $1.99
Total with tax= $4.28
I will be getting $5.98 back in Single Check rebates

3 bags of Hershey’s Bliss chocolates $10.50 minus BOGO coupon (which cashier rang up as $3.99 instead of $3.50), minus $3 EasySaver coupon, minus 2 $1 coupons from internet= $1.51
2 bottles of Listerine $8 minus 2 $.50 coupons= $7 (Jake has been bugging me to get him mouth wash for months)
1 bottle of BioInfusion Organic shampoo & 1 bottle of BioInfusion Organic conditioner $11.98
1 bag of Purina Cat Chow $3.99 minus $4 coupon from internet= FREE
1 bag of Purina Dog Chow $3.99 minus $4 coupon from internet= FREE
Minus $5 off $20 purchase coupon
Total with tax= $16.48
Paid $7.69 with gift card, $8.79 out of pocket
I got back a $2 Register Reward from Listerine and will be getting $16.98 back in EasySaver rebates.

1 Revlon Limited Edition lip gloss $9.99 minus $2 coupon= $7.99 (like I would ever pay that much for such a small lip gloss!)
2 bags of Premium M&Ms $8 minus 2 $1 coupons= $6 (like I would ever pay that much for such small packages of M&Ms!)
2 bags of Lifesavers BOGO minus BOGO coupon = BOTH FREE
Minus $5 off $15 purchase
Minus $9 in ECBs
Total with tax= $.24
I got back $14.99 in ECBs.

And last, but not least: Kroger. I’ll just point out the great deals and spare you all the mundane details (after all, who really cares about how much I paid for my bananas?). I bought the following 10 participating items to get an extra $5 off my transaction (prices listed on these are after the $5 was taken off):
4 boxes of Kroger oatmeal (got to stock up for the winter months) $4
2 3 packs of Irish Spring soap $2 minus 2 $.30 coupons doubled to $.60 each= $.80
2 packs of Ball Park hot dogs $3 minus $1 coupon= $2
2 bottles of Softsoap hand soap $2 minus 2 $.35 coupons doubled to $.70 each= $.60
I also got the following on clearance:
Tropicana Pure 100% grapefruit juice (the fancy kind in a plastic bottle) $1.25 minus $1 coupon= $.25
Package of Italian sausages $1.49
Box of organic mac and cheese $.69
1/2 gallon of chocolate milk from a local farm $1.50
Box of organic couscous $1.25
4 pack of DanActiv $1.29 minus $1 coupon= $.29
6 pack of FiberOne yogurt $1.39 minus $1 coupon= $.39
All in all, I spent $32.13 at Kroger and saved $19.61.

I think you can call that a mighty productive day!

Free dog and or cat food at Walgreens
July 31, 2008, 12:04 pm
Filed under: Coupons, Walgreens

Walgreens has Purina dog and cat chow on sale for $3.99 a bag this week. Go to Purina’s Give a Bowl website here and click on “Download a great savings coupon ($4) from Purina.” You will have to fill out a short survey about your pet to get to the coupon (apparently if they offer you a coupon for less than $4, go back and use different answers until the $4 coupon link appears). Print out the coupon, then click on your back button and refresh to print another. Purina will donate a $1 to an animal rescue of your choice for each coupon redeemed.

Woo, free pet food!

A few small deals at Kroger and Walgreens
May 24, 2008, 7:14 pm
Filed under: Deals, Kroger, Walgreens

In addition to my success at Goodwill this week, I also managed to grab a few deals at Kroger and Walgreens.

Wisk detergent on sale for $3.49 minus $1.50 coupon from paper minus $1.50 electronic coupon= $.49
2 boxes of Tampax $6.10 minus $.50 coupon from paper doubled to $1 minus B1G1F electronic coupon= $2.05 (could have been even better if I had another $.50 coupon)

I got a $5 off a $20 or more purchase coupon emailed to me that was only good on Friday. I’m quickly running out of contact solution, so I figured I’d get some so I could use the $5/$20 coupon (I wasn’t thrilled with anything else on sale/FAR this week).

Twin pack of Walgreens brand contact solution $9.49
Duracell rechargable batteries on sale for $10.99 minus $2 coupon= $8.99
Minus $5/$20
Minus $2 (the cashier rang up my battery coupon twice by accident)
Total= $12.25
I used my gift card, so nothing out of pocket.

Anyone else having a hard time finding deals lately? It’s like a wasteland out there.