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Weekly Wrap-up 7/18-7/24 July 24, 2010

Filed under: CVS,Kroger,Moneymaker,Wags,Walmart,Weekly Wrap-up — Beth @ 4:55 pm

Walgreens:

Spent: $3.82

($7.27 w/tax)

Saved: $54.97

95% Savings!

Started with ZERO RR and ended with $10RR so over all a 6.18 MM!  Yay for a good Walgreens week!

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Krogers:

Spent $24.57

($28.51 w/tax)

Saved $78.78

69% Savings

Oh my goodness!  It was a good week at Kroger!  Free cheese, soap, crackers, and rice cakes.  And nearly free Rice a Roni, Idahoan potatoes, and Q-tips!  Yeah yeah!

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Wal-Mart:

Spent: $13.61

($17.47 w/tax)

Saved $32.00

58% Savings!

Thanks to Christie over at Wild For Wags for the Pampers coupons!  I won them a few weeks back and was excited to see that Wal-Mart still had some!

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CVS:

Spent: $0.01

($2.18 w/tax)

Saved: $29.97

100% Savings!!!!

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:::So here are my totals:::
Spent: $42.01

($55.43 w/tax)

Saved: $195.72

79% Savings this week!

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:::Monthly Totals:::

Spent: $90.38

($123.26 w/tax)

Saved: $493.07

82% Savings so far this month!

Beth

 

Neutrogena Deal may be DEAD! June 16, 2010

Filed under: Moneymaker,Wags — Beth @ 10:18 am

 

Wild for Wags  is reporting people not getting the $10 RR anymore on the sample bottles of Neutrogena.  Let me know if you try it and what you find!

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Beth

 

$7.78 Money Maker at Walgreens!!! June 14, 2010

Filed under: Moneymaker,Wags — Beth @ 5:07 pm

These are the 1 ounce samples.  They are $0.99 and are ringing up 25% off for $0.74.  To make things even better, buy 3 and get a $10 RR!!!  That’s a $7.78 MoneyMaker!!!  I did one transaction to just check it out and once I saw that they were producing the RR I went back to shopping so that I could use my 3 6RRs from the Nivea yesterday and turn them into $10RR!  By the time I got back up the register, two of the cashiers were already buying some for themselves!  LOL

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Here’s what I got:

Transaction 1:

3 Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash $0.74

oop $2.22, Received $10RR

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Transaction 2:

3 Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash $0.74

1 All detergent $2.99

1 Hunts pudding 4 pack $0.99

Used $6RR from Nivea

oop $0.20, Received $10RR

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Transaction 3:

3 Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash $0.74

1 All detergent $2.99

1 Hunts pudding 4 pack $0.99

Used $6RR from Nivea

oop $0.20, Received $10RR

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Transaction 4:

3 Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash $0.74

1 Angel Soft 9 Big Rolls $4.00

Used $6RR Nivea

oop $0.22, Received $10RR

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Totals:

Before coupons: $23.99

Cost $19.61 MONEY MAKER

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Beth

 

Holy MoneyMakers Batman!!! June 13, 2010

Filed under: CVS,Moneymaker,Wags — Beth @ 5:50 pm

Just got back from CVS and Walgreens.  All I can say is WOW.  We’ll start with Walgreens.

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Here’s what  I got:

2 Active 3 Nivea men’s body wash $5.99 each

2 Active 3 Sport Nivea men’s body wash $5.99 each

2 Butterfingers $0.39 each

2 Baby Ruths $0.39 each

1 Morton Salt $0.99

1 Schick Hydro 5 $7.99

Total: $34.50

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Transaction 1:

Active 3 Sport Nivea men’s body wash $5.99

Baby Ruth $0.39

Schick Hydro 5 $7.99

Used:

$3/1 Nivea 5/2PG

$5/1 Schick 6/13SS

$5RR Fusion (last week)

oop:  $1.37 Received $6RR Nivea, $4RR Schick

2.63 Money Maker!

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Transaction 2:

2 Active 3 Nivea men’s body wash $5.99 each

Baby Ruth $0.39

Used:

2 $3/1 Nivea 5/2PG

The Active 3 is BOGO

oop: $0.38, Received $6RR Nivea

$5.62 Money Maker!!!

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Transaction 3:

Active 3 Sport Nivea men’s body wash $5.99

2 Butterfingers $0.39 each

1 Morton Salt $0.99

Used:

$3/1 Nivea 5/2PG

Morton Salt in-ad coupon took off $0.49

$4RR Schick

oop:  $0.23, Received $6RR Nivea

$2.77 Money Maker!!

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I did the first transaction on my way home from church, and then came home to find that the non Sport was ringing up BOGO (thank you Wild For Wags) so of course I had to run out and check it out.  Only wish I would have know sooner.  I still made money on the 1st and 3rd transactions but that 2nd one was awesome!

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Then I moved on to CVS, it’s on my way home and I was on a money making high.   They have Gillette body wash free after ECBs this week.  The ad says a limit of one, but last week the limits weren’t triggering and I was able to do a couple of the deals multiple times so I figured I’d risk it.  So glad  I did!!

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Here’s what I got:

2 Gillette men’s body wash $4.00 each

1 10 pack CVS trashbags $1.00

Total: $9.00

Used:

BOGO Gillette body wash 6/6PG

$5ECB

oop: $0, Received $8ECB Gillette  AND $1ECB for using my Green Bag Tag

$4 Money Maker!  ($3 w/o the green bag tag)

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Over all, I spent $2.02 oop this week before taxes ($5.54 with 9.5% TN sales tax) and got back $18RR and $9ECB  After using $5RR and $5ECB I had from last week, I ended up making $15.98 this week while shopping!!!

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Oh, and since my husband already has about 10 bottles of body wash, this will be added to the donation I’m taking to the local shelter this week.  :0)

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Beth

 

Walgreens 5/30 Spent $11.62, saved $115.21!!!! May 31, 2010

Filed under: Moneymaker,Wags — Beth @ 2:04 am

Okay, so I may have gone overboard a bit today at Walgreens but there were just so many great deals!  I started with no Register Rewards at all.  I would have ended with 4 2RR from the Ecotrin but my coffee maker died this past week and so when I found one for $9.99 I got really excited!

Here’s what I got this week:
11 cans Bumblebee Tuna
2 Luster White toothpaste
2 U by Kotex Pads
2 U by Kotex Liners
2 Coppertone 30spf sunscreen (you can’t see it in the pic very well, but they are both 25% bonus cans!)
12 Ecotrin asprin
9 Royal Gelatin
2 W Foil
2 Nivea for Men bodywash
1 4 cup Coffee Maker
Total oop: $11.62 tax included and saved $115.21!!!  Whoazaa!
Oh!  The Kotex was printing catalina coupons as well so I have 2 free Always pads and 1 free Always liner (the catalina printer ran out of paper on the first one, I was just happy it was on a coupon and not a RR)

All in all I did 19 transactions (I told you I went a bit overboard! lol)

12 transactions for the Ecotrin, each gave me 2RR
Ectorin $2
Used $2/1 5/16RP or printable
$0.19 oop each

4 transactions for the U.  Each gave me $2.50RR
U by Kotex $3.49
2 BumbleBee Tuna $0.69 w/in-ad coupon
Royal Gelatin $0.20 w/in-ad q
Used $1/1 U by Kotex Printable
2 $2RR from Ecotrin
$0.54 oop each

2 transactions for the Luster White.  Each gave me $5.00RR
Luster White 7 Toothpaste
Royal Gelatin $0.20 w/in-ad coupon
Used 2 $2.50RR from U
$0.72 oop each

1 transaction for both the Coppertone. 
2 Coppertone Continuous Spray 30spf Sunscreen $9.99
3 BumbleBee Tuna $0.69 w/in-ad coupon
Used 2 $4/1 W Coppertone
2 $2/1 Coppertone Printable (no longer avail)
2 $5.00RR from Luster
$1.39 oop

1 transaction for both the Nivea. This one was a money maker!!
2 Nivea for Men $4.99, on sale BOGO
2 W Foil $0.59 each with in-ad coupon
Used 2 $3/1 Nivea for Men 5/2RP
$0.76 oop


1 transaction for the Coffee Pot.
Coffee Pot $9.99
3 Royal Gelatin $0.20 with in-ad coupon
Used 4 $2RR from Ecotrin
$3.61 oop

Beth

 

My 90% Savings Plan for Walgreens this Week! May 27, 2010

Filed under: Moneymaker,Wags — Beth @ 9:27 pm

I wrote about the Ecotrin MoneyMaker HERE.  I was able to order some coupons from The Coupon Clippers so I have 12 total.  If you didn’t get the coupon in you 5/16RP, you can print them HERE

So here’s what I’m planning:

Buy Ectorin $2
Use $2/1
$0 oop ($0.20 w/TN sales tax), get back $2 RR! 
(doing this 12 times, giving me 12 $2RR)

Buy 2 Edy’s Ice Cream 2/$6
       W Foil $0.59 w/in-ad q
       W Foil $0.59 w/in-ad q
Use $1/2 Edy’s Ice Cream Products (got in the mail)
      $2.00 Ecotrin RR
      $2.00 Ecotrin RR
      $2.00 Ecotrin RR
$0.18 oop, $0.90 w/TN sales tax

Buy U by Kotex $3.49
       BumbleBee Tuna $0.69 w/in-ad q
       BumbleBee Tuna $0.69 w/in-ad q
       Royal Gelatin $0.20 w/in-ad q
Use $1/1 U by Kotex Printable
       $2.00 Ecotrin RR
       $2.00 Ecotrin RR
$0.07 oop, $0.58 w/TN sales tax, get back $2.50 RR
(Doing this 4 times, giving me 4 $2.50 RR)

Buy Luster White 7 Toothpaste
       Royal Gelatin $0.20 w/in-ad q
Use $2.50 Kotex RR
       $2.50 Kotex RR
$0.20 oop, $0.72 w/TN sales tax, get $5 RR
(doing this 2 times, giving me 2 $5.00 RR)

Buy Coppertone Continuous Spray 50spf Sunscreen $9.99
       Coppertone Continuous Spray 50spf Sunscreen $9.99
       BumbleBee Tuna $0.69 w/in-ad q
       BumbleBee Tuna $0.69 w/in-ad q
       BumbleBee Tuna $0.69 w/in-ad q
Use $4/1 W Coppertone
       $4/1 W Coppertone
       $2/1 Coppertone Printable (no longer avail)
       $2/1 Coppertone Printable (no longer avail)
       $5.00 Luster RR
       $5.00 Luster RR
$0.05 oop, $2.25 w/TN sales tax

So, for $9.31(w/TN sales tax) I’m getting $92.32 worth of merchandise!  And I’ll still have 1 $2RR from the Ecotrin.  Obviously, not everyone is going to have 12 Ecotrin coupons.  I stocked up because I knew we’d be needing sunscreen with my husband’s new river guiding job and he’s also been whining about wanting ice cream!  lol  Even if you don’t have a large number of Ecotrin coupons, still take advantage of the money maker and get some items you need.  Feel free to comment with how many you have and I can help you work out the best scenario! 

Beth

 

Ecotrin Money Maker week of May 30th May 24, 2010

Filed under: Moneymaker,Wags — Beth @ 12:37 am

Ecotrin is free after Register Rewards at Walgreens next week.

Use the $2/1 Ecotrin Asprin from the 5/16RP or PRINT HERE

$0 OOP, get $2RR back!  Now that’s my kind of money maker!!


Beth