Wow! Look at all the fun things I got this week! Old favorites, new things to try and, of course, chocolate! I am particularly happy with all the Glade Expressions puchases–my house can never smell too good! How did your week go? Any new deals we should all run out and grab before the end of the week? Share in the comments!

 

WALGREENS:

Bought 3 Glade Expressions Air Freshener, 7 oz $2.99 (done in 3 transactions)
Buy 1, Receive $1.00 Register Reward
Used one $3.00/1 – Glade Expressions Fragrance Mist Starter Kit – (coupons.com)
Paid Nothing, Received three $1.00 Register Rewards
Final Cost: $3.00 Moneymaker

Bought 2 Oral-B 3D White Toothbrushes $3.00 each, when you buy 2 through 8/25
Buy One Get One 50% Off through 8/25
Buy 2
, Receive $4.00 Register Reward
Paid $4.50, Received $4.00 Register Reward
Final Cost: $0.50

Bought 2 Chex Mix, 5.5 or 8.75 oz $1.50 each, when you buy 2
Buy 2, Receive $1.00 Register Reward
Used two $0.60/1 – Chex Mix or Chex 100 Calorie Snack, 4.5 oz or Larger – (pillsbury.com)
Paid $1.80, Received $1.00 Register Reward
Final Cost: $0.80

Total Cost at Walgreens: $1.70 Moneymaker

CVS:

Bought 2 Reach Advanced Design Soft Toothbrushes, 3 ct $2.99
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 2
Used two $1.00/1 Reach Toothbrush, excludes trial size, not valid on Reach Crystal Clean toothbrush, limit 1 like coupon per person, no more than 4 coupons of any kind for the same product in the same transaction from RP 7/29 (exp 10/31)
Paid $3.98, Received two $2.00 Extra Bucks
Final Cost: $0.02 Moneymaker

Bought 1 Schick Hydro 3, 1 ct $9.49
Buy 1, Receive $4.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 1
Used one $4.00/1 Schick Hydro 3 Blade Razor from SS 8/19 (exp 9/30)
Paid $5.49, Received $4.00 Extra Bucks
Final Cost: $1.49

Bought 1 Revlon Super Lustrous Lip $6.49
Buy 1, Receive $4.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 4
Used one $1.00/1 Revlon Color Cosmetic from SS 8/5 (exp 9/9)
Paid $5.49, Received $4.00 Extra Bucks
Final Cost: $1.49

Total Cost at CVS: $2.96

RITE AID:

Bought 1 Max Freeze Pain Relievers Gel, 4 oz or Roll-On, 3 oz $7.00
Buy 1, Receive $7.00 +Up Reward, Limit 1
Used one $2.00/1 – Zim’s Max-Freeze Maximum Muscle and Joint Pain Relief – (smartsource.com)
Paid $5.00, Received $7.00 +Up Reward
Final Cost: $2.00 Moneymaker

Bought 1 MagniLife Restless Legs Cream, 4 oz $11.00
Buy 1, Receive $11.00 +Up Reward, Limit 1
Used one $2.00/1 – Magni Product – (adperk.com)
Paid $9.00, Received $11.00 +Up Reward
Final Cost: $2.00 Moneymaker

Bought 1 Sleep Sheets Honey Dreams Sleep Aid, 10 ct $5.00
Buy 1, Receive $5.00 +Up Reward, Limit 1
Paid $5.00, Received $5.00 +Up Reward
Final Cost: Paid Nothing

Bought 4 Rite Aid Hand Sanitizer, 8 oz $1.00
Buy 1, Receive $1.00 +Up Reward, Limit 4
Paid $4.00, Received four $1.00 +Up Rewards
Final Cost: Paid Nothing

Bought 2 No nonsense Knee-Highs Pantyhose, 2 pk $2.69
Buy One Get One 50% Off
Buy 2, Receive $3.00 +Up Reward
Paid $4.04, Received $3.00 +Up Reward
Final Cost: $1.04

Buy 3 N.Y.C. Nail Enamel, 0.45 oz $0.99
Buy 3, Receive $3.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2
Paid $2.97, Received $3.00 +Up Reward
Final Cost: $0.03 Moneymaker

Total Cost: $2.93 Moneymaker

TARGET:

Bought 1 Mossimo Tee $5.00
Used $2.00/1 Women’s Tee or Tank, excludes intimates, sleepwear, and performance wear, limit one item or offer per coupon, from Target Mobile Coupon
Final Cost: $3.00

Bought 5 Glade Expressions Oil Diffuser Starter Kit $5.99
Used five $5.00/1 – Glade Expressions Oil Diffuser Starter Kit – (coupons.com)
Final Cost: $4.95

Bought 2 Method All Surface Cleaner $2.99 (took my husband along to do this one!)
Used two $1.00/1 Method Cleaning Spray from SS 8/12
And used two $1.00/1 – Method Item, Personal Care or Cleaning, excludes trial/travel size, Target Coupon – (target.com)
Final Cost: $1.98

Bought 2 Hershey’s Simple Pleasures $2.99 (took my husband along to do this one!)
Used two $2.00/1 Hershey’s Simple Pleasures Chocolates, 5.6 oz from SS 8/19 (exp 9/30)
And used two $1.00/1 – Hershey’s Simple Pleasures Chocolate Candy, Target Coupon – (target.com)
Final Cost: Paid Nothing

Total Cost at Target: $9.93

SAFEWAY:

Bought 1 Fresh Express Angel Hair ColeSlaw, 10 oz $1.29
Use $1.00/1 Fresh Express ColeSlaw from August Fresh Ideas Magazine (exp 8/31)
Final Cost: $0.29

Bought 2 Reach Toothbrush, select varieties 1 ct $1.72
Buy 2, Receive $2.00 Catalina
Used one $1.00/1 Reach Toothbrush, excludes trial size, not valid on Reach Crystal Clean toothbrush, limit 1 coupon per person, no more than 4 coupons of any kind for the same product in the same transaction from RP 7/29 (exp 10/31)
Paid $2.44, Received $2.00 Catalina
Final Cost: $0.44

Bought 1 Wilton Baking Cups $1.99
Used Wilton Baking Cups 75-100 ct. free Just4U coupon
Final Cost: Paid Nothing

Total Cost at Safeway: $0.73

Grand Total: $11.20 plus tax for about $130.00 worth of product at sale prices!

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55 thoughts on “Let’s Shop: Results of Week 8/19”

  1. Jacqui Tisdale says:

    Thanks KCL for the heads up on the unmarked soft soap bars marked 50% off! I have very sensitive skin, so I can only use certain soaps and this is one of the brands! I was able to score the $10 CVS gift card for $5 offered through Geico privileges, as well as use the $5 summer ECB that appeared in my e-mail, the 20% beauty coupon from facebook, the $4/20 coupon sent to my e-mail (and my husband’s as well), 3 of the $1 off any soap bar from the Magic Coupon machine, and $5 off any $15 purchase CVS coupon from 2 weeks ago. In 3 separate transactions (split across different stores) I was able to purchase 21- 4 packs of Softsoap ($2.24 each) and 4- Revlon lip color ($6.49 each). I used 10- $1/2 soft soap bars as the only non-CVS coupon and got all 24 items for $15.40 OOP. That isn’t bad for 3 lip colors and 84 bars of soap that should last my household for the next 7-8 months!!! Thanks again for all you do!

  2. swatson says:

    well this week was okay, i think i spent more than i wanted to at CVS and Rite-Aid…had an issue with Walgreens and the clerk being very rude! Went to my local Walgreens and they were super sweet…….So i did the 1 Glade Mist and 2 Chex Mix Paid $2.30 OOP and got back $2.00 Rewards! SO basically $0.30 total. I did that a few times and have lots of rewards in my pocket……i need to go back and get almay blush but they were out and they also didnt have the crest deal :-(

  3. jan says:

    I am so glad that I have found this web site. I have been using it for quite a while. I used to get people shaking their heads at me when I tell them my savings and the things I get free. Now I have those same people asking me how I do it:) thank you for all the tips and heads up on up coming deals. Makes it great for a single mom of two boys.

  4. Felicity Boston says:

    you all are amazing, I am pretty new at this, any pointers you could send my way would be awesome! I have pretty much cut my bill in half, have not quite mastered all the free stuff yet. LOL Good luck to all you ladies, in the upcoming week :)

  5. LOULOUBELLE says:

    Maybe, (I’m just saying…) Missi s Know it all have a better way to post and she can open her own page….So much drama…..

  6. Bhappy says:

    I know you are supposed to get 1 Reg. Reward for the Glade at Walgreens but I received an extra $1 RR on top of that. The same thing happened in the next transaction- it spitted out $2 worth of RR for one Glade.

  7. swatson says:

    pretty mad at walgreens…I went to get the glade mist with my coupon which means it is free and i bought 2 chex mix with coupons i paid oop$2.30 for both and got 2 rewards back, so i was going to repeat that transaction and pay $.30 they told me i couldnt use 5 “coupons” for 3 items…I am like what? 2 of the “coupons” were rewards?? my other walgreens overrides them and allows me to use the rewards as cash and not “coupons”

    • swatson says:

      and they didnt have the didnt have this deal or product
      2 Oral-B 3D White Toothbrushes $3.00 each, when you buy 2 through 8/25
      Buy One Get One 50% Off through 8/25
      Buy 2, Receive $4.00 Register Reward

    • Kimmie says:

      Walgreens’ coupon policy states that Rewards count as coupons, and you can only have one coupon per item, regardless of if it’s a Reward or a Manufacturer’s coupon from the paper or online.

    • Angela White says:

      You have to have one item per coupon. That’s what a filler is: a cheap item you buy so you can use an Register Reward as all your other items have manufacturer coupons attached to them. Also, if you had used the rewards on the second transaction they most likely would not have printed again. Sometimes the rewards “roll” but usually if you use a reward for the same brand/company as the item you’re buying, a new reward won’t print.

      • swatson says:

        ah i went to my normal walgreens and he explained it to me…he even said a filler……..so now i have $12 rewards in my pocket and a list of fillers i can use thanks to him :-)

  8. Rubycat says:

    I took advantage of the mega event at krogers. I got fruit snacks for .49 after store savings and a .50 coupon which doubled. I also got boxes of fiber one chewy bars and nature valley protein bars for .99 after a .50 coupon. Both of these items produced a $3 catalina coupon that can be used on your next shopping trip. Dial hand soap is also on sale for .88. I paid .18 for each after .35 coupon which doubled.

  9. Kayla S says:

    Last night I went to CVS to pick up the $9.49 pampers diapers (get $3 EB back) and some other things..scored a great deal!
    Bought 1 500mL Crest mouthwash, 1L Crest mouthwash, 2 Right Guard deodorants and one package of Pampers diapers.
    Used B1G1F Crest mouthwash coupon (it took off $5.00 instead of $4.86!), (1) $2/2 Right guard deodorants, No coupons for the Pampers and $13 in EB I had from previous transactions.
    Paid $8.34 OOP, saved $25.70 and received $10 in EB back. :)

  10. Chris Metzger says:

    Last week was OK but so far this week has been great! Went to CVS, Walmart, and Publix and got $350 worth of stuff but paid OOP less than $20 after coupons, ECBs, %off, and gift cards ($100 worth of Publix store cards that I got for free for filling prescriptions). Too many items to list but a great week so far!

  11. Missy says:

    Stating that you paid $11.20 for all this is SUCH A MISLEADING STATEMENT>>>>Out of pocket you spent over $56.00 and RECEIVED RR, ECB and UP Rewards. When you do this is confuses newbies to couponing.

    • jennaboo says:

      agreed. just state the OOP amount. spending $56 is still a great deal for $130 worth of products, though.

    • courtingcouponing says:

      But if she rolled her transactions or had RR, ECB, or +UP Rewards from last week, it would not be $56 oop, so I have to politely disagree.

      • jennaboo says:

        touche..but if that’s the case, she should have mentioned it. otherwise, it’s still confusing for the noobs (like me). ;D

        • Chris Metzger says:

          Just remember she’s stating the “final cost” which does not equate to OOP. It can be a little confusing so sometimes paying attention to that part doesn’t help – just find the deals and then do the math so it works out best for you (like if you have ECBs or RRs that aren’t mentioned in the post you could end up with a better deal and a lower OOP andor final cost).

        • Anonymous says:

          I’m sorry that is confusing for a newbie. I have done the post this way for so long that I forget how confusing coupon lingo is. I’ll try and remember to add a bit about using rewards from the previous week. Hope that helps Jennaboo and thanks for the comment.

          • jennaboo says:

            Thanks Chris, and thanks KCL for clarifying that up for me:D Again, I’m new to this couponing thing, and it’s crazy addicting! I hit up a couple stores and by using RR and +UP rewards from previous transactions, my last trip cost $32 for $98 worth of products. Didn’t do as well as you, KCL, but I’m learning something new everyday to maximize savings. So thanks for all the helpful moneysaving tips, and keep it up! You’re an inspiration for many of us trying to pinch those pennies!!

          • sully says:

            i think the way you do it its great, i started couponing in february and never had a problem understanding your post kcl. in fact taking in consideration you do this for free, i can only be thankful. it will take me hours if i did it by myself and i will miss so many offers that are unadvertise.

          • Felicity Boston says:

            I love the way you post these! Don’t change, makes it soooooo much easier for me, LOL

      • shannon says:

        The deal is, you always have to use you RR and ECB before they expire, otherwise you aren’t getting the final price on the original item! I have to say, once you do it a couple of times, you “get” it! Don’t give up–I have saved soooo much money in the past two months since I have started couponing. To think that I can go to the closet and get toothpaste that I paid .50 for and not have to go to the store and pay $3 for makes me feel like I am doing the right thing for my family. Thanks to KCL for making this so EASY!!! My rule is that I only buy things that I would buy in the first place–so I am not spending extra money. If I can get something that I normally wouldn’t buy (like Glade products) for free or MAKE MONEY, like the case this week, I do it. I feel like I am getting a treat! I also like Target because you can double up—getting regular priced items for less than a $ and I have so many pens that I have gotten for FREE!!!! I can’t wait until school supplies go on clearance!

    • Anonymous says:

      I know coupon language seems confusing at first but it is the easisest way to report. I actually used rewards from last week but since peoples rewards vary from mine, this is the easiest way to report it and how most couponers do it! In the long run, it is easier for people to understand this way. The rewards I got this way will be used next week but I don’t take them into account when I use them next week or they weould be counted twice.

      • Terri says:

        As a new couponer (I’ve been couponing for about 2 months) I like the format here at KCL. Not everyone starts out with the same RR, ECB and Up Rewards each week so the typical “what I paid” approach would disappoint me if I didn’t have the store savings that they did.
        Thanks so much for all time yall put into helping us with our coupon journey. This site is a lot of help for us newbies. And it saves me a lot of planning time. As a mother of 2 with multiple jobs, I don’t think I would be as successful with couponing all on my own.

  12. Anonymous says:

    My CVS’s don’t carry the Reach toothbrushes – I am so bummed!

  13. Anonymous says:

    I went to CVS today a scored 4 bottles of Crest mouthwash, 1 gallon of milk, 2 Right Guard deodorants, 2 boxes of Zantac, and 2 boxes of Cheerios for $15.00 and I got $19.00 in ecb’s back!!!! :)

  14. andrea says:

    I never found the GLade coupon in coupons.com

  15. Anonymous says:

    Just to make sure I’m doing it right…at Target do you do 2 seperate transactions so you can use 2 target coupons with your husband?

    • Chris Metzger says:

      It depends. Some locations don’t care because the website lets you print two coupons per computer. Other locations strictly adhere to the terms printed on the Q so you have to do one transaction per person.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yep, because the lingo says one coupon per person!

  16. The Smartest Fish says:

    Don’t forget the Kraft Deal at Walgreens! My Favorite! I am ready for back to school myself, Ready for lunch time already! :) Purchased the 10 items deal you posted, worked like a charm!

  17. Jamie says:

    I got the Oral B glide 3D white floss pick (75 ct) 2/$6 B2G$4 RR. Used (2) .75 off Oral B floss/ floss picks (35 ct or larger) –August P&G .50cents!

  18. Amy says:

    I keep getting $3 off Revlon lip coupon from the red box every day, got me some free lipsticks!

  19. A.Smith says:

    Did you do the Walgrees glade coupons in three transactions to ensure your received the register rewards? Or do they only let you use one per transaction?

    • Anonymous says:

      You should probably do it in 3 seperate transactions to ensure that you receive your RR, just to be safe! However I did mine in the beginning of the week, 3 in 1 transaction and had received two RR for a $2mm.

      • dawn douglas says:

        if you had done two transactions you would have received $4 RR for a $4mm.

      • sully says:

        you got 2 rrs because they were giving one for a montly deal and one for this weeks deal if you had done three transactions you would have gotten $6rrs 2 for each glade but unfortunally my store was out on sunday

        • Rubycat says:

          There is the same deal at meijers if you have one close to you. A one dollar catalina coupon off your next order prints when you buy a glade expression product, limit 1.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes, you have to do it in 3 deals to get the RR’s!