What a fun week of variety! There were a number of rebate deals, and I picked up four. If you decide to do a rebate, make sure you get it ready as soon as you get home. You’ll avoid losing receipts and other paperwork vital to your rebate. I learned the hard way so you don’t have to! The back-to-school deals are coming in fast! Don’t forget to check out the weekly Back-to-School deals and video series!

WALGREENS:

Bought 2 Listerine Ultra Clean, 16.9 oz $4.99 (done in 2 transactions)
Buy 1, Receive $4.00 Register Reward
Paid $4.99, Received two $4.00 Register Reward
Paid $1.98

Bought 1 TRUEresult Walgreens Blood Glucose Monitor $12.99
Buy 1, Submit for $12.99 Mail-In Rebate in Package
Pay $12.99, Submit $12.99 Mail-In Rebate
Paid nothing

Bought 2 DenTek Floss Picks, 75 or 90 ct $2.00 each, when you buy 2
Buy 2, Receive $2.00 Register Reward
Used two $0.50/1 DenTek Floss Picks from SS 6/10(exp 7/22)
Pay $3.00, Receive $2.00 Register Reward
Paid $1.00

Bought 2 Mitchum or Lady Mitchum Antiperspirant/Deodorant, 1.5-2.7 oz $1.99
Used two $1.00/1 – Mitchum or Mitchum for Women Product, except trial sizes and multipacks – (coupons.com)
Or two $1.00/1 Mitchum or Mitchum for Women product, excludes trial sizes and multipacks, cannot be used with any other coupon from SS 6/24 (exp 7/29)
Paid $1.98

Bought 2 The Natural Dentist Stim-U-Dent Plaque Remover, $3.19
Submit for mail in rebate here
Paid nothing

Total price paid at Walgreens: $4.96

CVS:

Bought 2 Colgate Total, 4-4.2 oz, MaxFresh, MaxClean, 6 oz or 2-in-1, 4.6 oz $2.50
Buy 2, Receive $3.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 2
Used two $1.00/1 Any Colgate Toothpaste, 4 oz or larger from SS 7/8 (exp 7/28)
Pay $3.00, Receive $3.00 Extra Bucks
Paid nothing

Bought 1 Schick Hydro 5 Power Select or Hydro Silk Razor, 1 ct $9.99
Buy 1, Receive $3.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 1
Used one $4.00/1 Schick Hydro Power Select or Schick Hydro, 3 and 5 blade razor from SS 6/10 (exp 7/22)
Pay $5.99, Receive $3.00 Extra Bucks
Paid $2.99

Bought 1 Cremo Shaving Cream, 6 oz. $7.99
Pay $7.99, Submit mail-in rebate
Paid nothing after rebate

Used $4.00/$20.00 coupon from CVS coupon machine

Total price paid at CVS: $1.01 Moneymaker

RITE AID:

Bought 4 Milky Way Brand Candy Bars, $0.50
Single Serve Candy Bars $0.50 each, when you buy 2, Limit 12
Used two $1.00/2 – Milky Way Brand Singles Bars, 1.76 oz – 2.05 oz – (couponnetwork.com)
Paid nothing

Bought 2 New York Color Ultra Moist Lipwear and New York Nail Enamel $0.99, regular price
40% Off
Buy 2, Receive $1.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2

Pay $1.19, Receive $1.00 +Up Reward
Paid $0.20

Bought 2 Huggies Jumbo Pack Diapers $10.00 each, when you buy 2
Buy 1, Receive $5.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2
Used two $1.50/1 Huggies Diapers from SS 7/8 (exp 8/4)
Paid $17.00, Received two $5.00 +Up Reward
Paid $7.00

Bought 2 Samy Shampoo, Conditioner or Stylers $3.99
Buy 1, Receive $3.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2
Paid $7.98, Received two $3.00 +Up Reward
Paid $1.98

Bought 3 Schick Hydro Shave Gels, 6-10 oz $2.50 each, when you buy 2
Bought 3 Skintimate Shave Gel, 6-10 oz $2.50 each, when you buy 2 
Spend $15.00, Receive $7.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2
Used three $0.75/1 Schick Hydro Shave Gel from SS 6/10 (exp 7/22)
And used three $0.55/1 Skintimate Shave Gel or Cream Shave, excludes 2.75 oz can from SS 6/24 (exp 8/5)
Paid $10.90, Received $7.00 +Up Reward
Paid $3.90

Total Price at Rite Aid: $13.08

TARGET:

Buy 1 Glade Expressions Fragrance Mist $2.99, regular price
Used one $1.00/1 – Glade Expressions Fragrance Mist Starter Kit – (coupons.com)
Pay $1.99, Submit Try Me Free Rebate
$1.00 Moneymaker

Bought 1 OxiClean Dishwashing Booster $3.99, Regular Price
Used one $0.75/1 OxiClean Dishwashing Booster from SS 6/10 (exp 8/31)
Pay $3.24, Submit mail-in rebate
$0.75 Moneymaker

Total price at Target: $1.75 Moneymaker

WALMART:

Bought 2 Glade Expressions Mist Refill, 7 oz $1.98, regular price
Used two $2.00/1 Glade Expressions Collection from SS 7/15 (exp 8/4)
Paid nothing

Bought 2 Glade Plugins Scented Oil Warmer $1.38, regular price
Used two $1.00/1 Glade Plug-ins Scented Oil Warmer from SS 7/15 (exp 8/25)
Paid $0.76

Bought 8 Trident Layers, 12-18 ct, $0.96
Used  four B1G1 FREE – Trident Layers Single Pack Gum, Up To $1.39, Manufacturer Coupon – (target.com)
Paid $3.84

Total price at Walmart: $4.60

STAPLES:

Bought 2 Zebra Z-Grip Retractable Pens, 5 ct $1.00, sale price through 7/21
Used two $2.00/1 – Zebra Pen Writing Instrument – (coupons.allyou.com) 
Paid nothing

Bought 2 Avery Insertable 5-Tab Dividers $0.01, limit 2
Minimum $5.00 Purchase
Paid $0.02 

Bought 2 Staples Writing Pad $0.01, limit 2
Minimum $5.00 Purchase
Paid $0.02

Bought 4 Bic Velocity Retractable Ballpoint Pens, 2 pk $0.25, limit 4
Paid $1.00 

Bought 2 Avery Black 1″ Durable Binder $1.00
Minimum $5.00 Purchase
Paid $2.00 

Bought 2 Bic Matic Grip Mechanical Pencils, 5 pk $4.29
Submit for $4.29 Easy Rebate, Limit 2
Paid nothing

Bought 2 Staples Multipurpose Paper, ream $6.99
Submit for $5.99 Easy Rebate, Limit 2
Paid $2.00

Total price at Staples: $5.04

Grand Total: $24.92 plus tax for almost $200.00 worth of product at sale prices!

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70 thoughts on “Let’s Shop: Results of Week 7/15”

  1. PattyO says:

    First time I do it, REALLY EXCITED, I paid $ 8.72 over a Total value of $ 23.01 at CVS. Thanks KCL.

  2. Kirksarahyoung says:

    There was a $2 off air wick compact air freshner coupon in Sunday’s ads.  Walmart has some on clearance for $1.50.  So there is a moneymaker.  I bought 2 today and Walmart paid me 79 cents to take them home.

  3. KCL, i have a buy one get one free coupon for head and shoulders that expires on 7/31/2012 how do i make the best use of it?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Is the shaving cream deal tracking from last week? Also I purchase 14.99 of garnier last week and did not recieve the up reward! (Only the second time this has happened ever!). Is the garnier deal month long?

  5. Baracoodette says:

    So glad I came look on here, I do every week, and check the diaper deals. My 3 yr old son is still not potty trained so I needed some pullups. I printed 2 $2 pullup coupons. Used them along with the rewards at Rite-Aid and got a pack of pullups for $3 after coupons. Thanks KCL!

  6. Anonymous says:

    I have been a KCL fan for about two years, and have gotten pretty good at getting these deals. Lets Shop is actually my favorite post of the week! Well, we just moved to another state and I tried Rite Aid ths week for the first time and was actually nervous checking out! :-) Thanks to KCL it all worked out and I have $14 in +up rewards I can start rolling (I got the Samy, shave cream, Milky Way and NYC as described above). Thanks KCL for all you do.

  7. jason says:

    heard about the problems some had with the zebra pen coupon at staples, so i avoided the whole thing together and did my first price match at walmart.  bought 2 packs @ $1 each, used the $2/1 coupon, the $1 overage got applied to the other pack of pens, so i got them free +tax!

  8. Confused says:

    Can someone please xplain the gum deal at Walmart? Someone told me you need to have a final price on a BOGO for walmart to accept the competitor coupon?

    • jason says:

      the BOGO trident coupon is not a target coupon.  target sometimes has manufacturer’s coupons mixed in with their regular target store coupons.  if you print it out you’ll see it is just a regular manufacturer’s coupon.

      which reminds me, i have to get on the other computer to print some more of those coupons out!

  9. Ga_cheerleader18 says:

    Staples in Chattanooga didn’t have the pens & i didn’t b4 i drove there but Office max was closed down so i drove an hour to get nothing :(

  10. I just did the shaving cream deal at Rite Aid!! I totally forgot about this deal and when I got there everything was picked over. I’ve accumulated SO MANY deals over the past few months with very little OOP expense. I also noticed that at Rite Aid, their Tide Stain Release 20 oz is 50$ and paired with the P&G $1 coupon I only paid $1.25!!!!     

  11. Thanks for sharing all your great deals.  I got a few of them, too.  I have a question, though.  At Target I bought Olay soap to go toward the Olay rebate, and I bought World’s Best Cat Litter in order to submit a rebate for that.  How do I do that since they both require original receipts?

    •  You would need both of those items on two separate receipts. If you bought both of them on one, I would suggest returning one and rebuying it back, but make sure to inform the cashier your situation. If you used a coupon, I believe you’ll get refunded (well not refunded..something like that) or you can just ask the cashier to adjust the buyback price since you used a coupon. Hope that helps!

    • I would have purchased the items individually since each requires an original receipt.

  12. Mommalui says:

    At Staples today the Bic Matic Grip Mechanical pencils rang up @ $3.00 instead of $4.29. I was hoping to add this to the $.25 Bic Velocity pen deal, which would be $1 for 4. This threw off my plan of getting to the min. $5 purchase for the extreme sale items…grrr…$.01 short!.  The sales girl had no idea what to do with me–seriously, I was asking for a higher price-LOL!  I even showed her the printed ad–nothing.  So, my daughter got a $.50 lollipop to get me over the $5. :)

    • Mommalui says:

      oops…that was $3.99–typo.

      • So in the ad it states that the Bic Matic Grip 0.7mm mechanical pencils 5/pack are $4.29 with an easy rebate of $4.29. So my question is did the register still print out the rebate form for you to get $4.29 back?? (limit 1 rebate per household) 

        • Anonymous says:

          The register prints out a rebate form and you can mail it in or submit the info online which is what I do.

  13. B3lla says:

    All im reading is negative comments about how shes not being relastic about what shes “really” spending and all this any real couponer knows that you only use blogs anf websites for help you dont follow them. Only you know your budget and what works for you and your family. No two budgets are alike. And if you dont like what they do you dont have to be on there website being negative

    • denverbel says:

      I agree. If this is not for you, then that’s fine, but let’s be supportive and appreciative that this site offers the vast amount of helpful information that it does.  
      Sometimes the OOP can be high, but if you only get the things that you truly need, then I feel it’s a good deal. Even though it may be “free”, if I don’t need it now or won’t use the product, I avoid the OOP until it’s really necessary. I am a huge fan of   KCL and especially love the video series.

    • C_stoneback says:

      Thank you! I agree. And here’s a nother thing to ponder, you may have a high oop the first trip, but if you get a lot back in register rewards, your next trip willl be free, and you’ll get more rewards for your trip after that. The name of this game is stocking your cupboards whiile things are on sale, not only buying what you need, (you may run out of toothpaste or toilet paper before its cheap again!)

  14. on your last transactions, you will need a filler because you have to remember that u need to have the same number of products to the number of coupons. and u can stack a manufacture and store q at walgreens,

  15. do u always send them through the mail? there are some you do online. like staples offers that and its quicker. plus there will always be hidden costs out there, taxes, gas, etc… lol

  16. Montbec says:

    I always consider products with free mail in rebates to cost me 45 cents for the price of a stamp and envelope.  Before buying a free with mail in rebate item, I always ask myself if it is worth my time and 45 cents.  KCL, I’d like to recommend that instead of saying you paid nothing for free mail in rebate items to say you paid 45 cents for the cost of postage.  If you sent in 5 rebates this week, it actually cost you $2.25 in postage. While this is not a large amount, there is a hidden cost to doing mail in rebates over a period of time.  Overall, the value of the items you are getting free with mail in rebates are worth more than the cost of a stamp.    

    • Anonymous says:

      The postage is for you to figure out on your end…some people don’t pay for postage, or don’t pay 45c to mail something.  I’m not suggesting mail fraud, but there are many ways to save on postage (try Google searching it).

    • Anonymous says:

       That is true. And stamps keep getting more expensive. For me, to feel like sending in rebates is worth my time, I usually only do items that are more than like $3 and actually be something I need. Even then I have to push myself to mail it in.

    • Theurbanowl says:

      I agree- I bought Otterpops for a $1 and there was a $1 rebate on the box making them free but it wasnt worth it when I had to use a stamp to get the rebate!! I kept my stamp lol

    • I usually figure in the 7% sales tax that NJ charges (on most items) and the cost of the stamp. I guess I could add in something for the envelope but I don’t. I like the Staples rebates and Rite Aid rebates because you can submit them online and therefore there is NO stamp or envelope envolved. Also, nothing gets lost in the mail.

    • Donna says:

       Or you could say,, Free  does not include mail in rebate.  Or better yet do the rebates on line.  Cost = free + your time. 
       

  17. Heather says:

    I never did the rebate at staples before.  Where do you get the rebate from.
    Thank you for everything!!

    • I just started shopping at staples and the rewards take weeks to come in, so yes, most likely you pay a lot up front for the good deals. kinda like walgreens rr programs except u have to wait for your reward in the mail for weeks.

  18. Jessica says:

    When you say “Money Maker”, do you actually get cash back? If not, can you please explain how you “make money”?

    • Anonymous says:

       yes, it’s cash back. Like if a product is $5, and you have a $1 off coupon (which makes your out-of-pocket expense only $4), then you submit for a $5 rebate, you are making a dollar because you only paid $4 and you will be getting $5 back!

      Same thing with rewards. If you pay $4 for a $5 product, then receive a $5 register reward, then you are making a dollar because you only paid $4 but you are getting $5 to spend later.

      • Corinne says:

        But with the price of stamps to send in a rebate form (if it’s not online), it’s really only a 50 cent money maker. You have to ask if it’s worth a stamp, an envelope and your time. 

        • Anonymous says:

          Yes you do. If its a product you won’t use or don’t like, it may not be worth it. I have found some great new products this way though.

  19. Dlsb912 says:

    Okay.  So all of these tricky deals to save money at these drug stores and office supply stores that offer savings in ‘rewards’ is cool but I would like to know how much you had to pay up front on the day of the purchase BEFORE you got the rewards and rebates.  I can see that it’s pretty common to pay some up front and then get the benefit of the savings LATER which I agree is a good deal.  HOWEVER, for budgeting purposes could people who list things be frank about how much cash you paid out on the day you bought the things.  I’m not fussing, I’m just trying to figure all of this out and wrap my brain around it so that I can learn the ‘tricks of the trade’ myself. Thanks. 

    • Rpendel says:

      I agree- I don’t like paying OOP and then receiving rewards for my next purchase.  I always forget to use them before they expire and with a penney pinching husband all he sees in the OOP. That is why I only stick to buying the products that I acutally use and not buy products that are money makers with a reward or rebate.  But I also understand why others do it. I

    • Kristensteele28 says:

      Thank you!!!! I am like- you are actually paying way more outta pocket THEN getting it back to use later. The way it’s listed makes it look totally different!

    • When I do rewards type deals I do multiple orders.
       
      Order #1 for example could have an item that was $4.99 with a $4 reg. reward. I would pay $4.99, plus tax and get the reg. reward to use on next order.  
       
      I would then have my next purchase ready that would be for another item or two that also made me a reg. reward. Let’s say something on sale for $4 with a $3 RR Order total here is $4 plus tax, After using the $4 RR from order #1 I owe just the tax and get another $3 RR for the last order!
       
      Then I would have one last purchase for something they have on sale that I could purchase outright with the last $3 RR. Possibly an item that let’s say is $5, I use a store coupon for $1 off the item and then a manufacture coupon for $1 off the same item leaving the order total $3 (plus tax), hand them the $3 RR from the second purchase and only pay the left over amount for tax!
       
      Rounded up…
      Order #1 Pay $4.99 plus tax/ get $4 RR
      Order #2 Just pay tax on $4 after using $4 RR and I have $3 RR to use on last order
      Order #3 Order total after coupons is $3 plus tax. Use $3 RR from #2 and pay only for tax!
       
      This way you have no Reg. Rewards left over to have to try to remember to use and you got all these items for just a bit over $5 with tax!

      Did this help?

    • cpngurl says:

      Not sure how long you’ve been couponing for but I can only speak for myself and i’m assuming this is the way KCL does it as well.  I’ve been couponing for about a year now and like you mentioned your first transactions you are paying more out of pocket in order to acquire RR for future purchases, but many couponers (myself inclulded) roll their rewards and EB on a weekly or biweekly basis. I have about $20 that I’ve been rolling since last year so for example when a product is $5 get $5 RR i am actually not paying anything out of pocket (except for tax) because I have rewards to cover the cost.  So it is definitely worth it to roll RR because my out of pocket is very little for a lot of the products that are on sale every week.  Rolling rewards is definitely easier at CVS because they take longer to expire…HTH

    • Anonymous says:

      I suggest going through all of the stuff under the “Beginners” tab here on KCL – it will help tremendously getting started.  
      If you aren’t keeping up with the OYNO (future purchase rewards), then there is almost no point in paying attention to 75%+ of the deals at the drugstores (Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid), as the heavy majority involve taking advantage of the future rewards.
      Over the past 8 months, I have saved about 80% on my CVS purchases – many trips are over 90% or even moneymakers.  That means I have spent about $200 on $1000 worth of stuff at CVS…there are clear advantages to putting the time and effort into figuring out future rewards.

      • PotterChick says:

        Sorry – fairly new to this.  what does OYNO mean?  (on your next order??)  I guess I don’t understand what you mean when you said…

        If you aren’t keeping up with the OYNO (future purchase rewards), then there is almost no point in paying attention to 75%+ of the deals at the drugstores (Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid), as the heavy majority involve taking advantage of the future rewards. 

        I think I’m getting good deals at CVS but now I wonder if I’m not getting deals as good as they could be.  Are you referring to the ECBs (at CVS) – things like that??  I try to do a few of the ECB deals each week, then hold the ECBs and use them the next week.  

        Thanks for the help!

        • Anonymous says:

          You are spot on, OYNO is On Your Next Order, and refers to any type of savings that you would need to make a future purchase to capture.  Walgreens Register Rewards, CVS Extrabucks, grocery store catalinas – all are examples.
          The trick with CVS and Wags is understanding that their everyday pricing is typically 20%-40% higher than Wal-Mart, Target, etc.  The typical “sale” at the drugstores merely brings the price down to what you could probably find it elsewhere for.  This isn’t always true, as sometimes you can get sale items at drugstores that are great deals.
          The huge benefit of the drugstores, and why us hardcore couponers love them so much, is that when you properly take advantage of their sales, manufacturer coupons, in store coupons, promo deals, and OYNO (EB, RR, etc.), you can come away with savings far beyond your typical savings at other stores.  

    • Angela White says:

      You’re welcome to check out the link to my little blog on my Facebook page (just like click my name or picture to get to it). I outline my Sunday shopping trips and indicate how much I’m actually paying out each week.

    • Anonymous says:

      Come on Nelly Negative, KCL rocks! Keep rolling rewards, after the FIRST week out of pocket cost goes down. Thanks KCL, love your cite!!

    • Anonymous says:

       Dlsb912, KCL DOES tell you how much they’re paying up front.  It’s right there in each transaction.  For example, above, in the Walgreens section, one item is listed as:
      “Bought 2 Listerine Ultra Clean, 16.9 oz $4.99 (done in 2 transactions)
      Buy 1, Receive $4.00 Register Reward
      Paid $4.99, Received two $4.00 Register Reward
      Paid $1.98″

      Notice the next to last line that says “Paid $4.99, Received two $4.00 Register Reward”.  They are telling you they paid 4.99 out of pocket.

      And, here are two more examples from the Rite-Aid section:
      “bought 4 Milky Way Brand Candy Bars, $0.50

      Single Serve Candy Bars $0.50 each, when you buy 2, Limit 12

      Used two $1.00/2 – Milky Way Brand Singles Bars, 1.76 oz – 2.05 oz – (couponnetwork.com)

      Paid nothing”

      This one actually was nothing out of pocket because the coupon covered the price.

      “Bought 2 New York Color Ultra Moist Lipwear and New York Nail Enamel $0.99, regular price
      40% Off

      Buy 2, Receive $1.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2
      Pay $1.19, Receive $1.00 +Up Reward
      Paid $0.20″
      Again, here the next to last line tells you they paid $1.10 out of pocket and then received a $1.00 Up reward.

      So, what you’re asking for IS in the post.  Hope this helps!

    • Anonymous says:

      Each week I use my rewards from the previous week. That keeps my OOP really low!

  20. Anonymous says:

    KCL – you are so right about the rebates!! I have a horrible time with this….I have about 3 right now to do and just keep putting them off! I need to learn to send them in right away – I’ll admit I just waited too long on one and it expired! Thanks for the reminder!! :)

    • Montbec says:

      I try to make it a point to send my mail in rebates off the same day I make my purchase.  That way I do not forget to send them in.

  21. Whitney says:

    How does the trident layers deal work out? Walmart’s coupon policy says that it accepts competitor’s coupons “Buy one, get one free (BOGO) coupons for items with a specified price” but that coupon did not have a specified price… help!

    • Anonymous says:

       Although the BOGO coupon is on the target website, it is actually a manufacturer’s coupon, so you can use it anywhere that takes coupons. Most of the coupons on the target website are specifically for target only, but this isn’t just for target.
      On the top of the coupon it should say either target or manufacturer.

    • Anonymous says:

      It is a manufacturer coupon so can be used anywhere!

  22. Stacy says:

    Too bad all the pens I wanted from Staples were sold out already!  I’m so jealous that you got them.

  23. Erin Bridges says:

    I cant find the coupon for the zebra pens. Where is it? What zip code?

  24. Anonymous says:

    where can I find the zebra pen coupon , I logged on to coupons allyou.com but there is no coupon for the zebra pens!
     

  25. sully says:

    where can i find the rebate for cremo shaving cream

  26. Anonymous says:

    Awesome! I had a really fun week of shopping too!  And snagged some of the same great deals you did! Thanks KCL!