I really think couponing has become better–much more variety on what we can stockpile now! What a krazy good deal on Pantene at Target–and it was the big bottles, too! And free gum and chocolate! Does life or couponing get any better than free chocolate?




Bought 3 Glade PlugIns Scented Oil Warmer $1.33 each, when you buy 3
Buy 3, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points
Used three $1.00/1 – Glade Plugins Scented Oil Warmer or Starter Kit – (coupons.com)
Paid $1.00, Received 1,000 Balance Rewards Points
Final Cost: Nothing after Balance Rewards Points redeemed

Bought 8 Stride ID Gum, 14 ct $1.00 each, when you buy 2
Buy 2, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points
Used two B1G1 Free – Stride Gum, Max Value $1.00, Manufacturer Coupon – (target.com)
And used two B1G1 iD Gum free single pack up to $1.79 from SS 9/16 (exp 11/10)
Paid $4.00, Received 4,000 Balance Rewards Points
Final Cost: Nothing after Balance Reward Points redeemed

Bought 2 Glade Expressions Fragrance Mist Starter Kit, 7 oz $2.99 (two transactions, only one pictured)
Buy 1, Receive two $1.00 Register Rewards through 9/22
Used two  $2.00/1 – Glade Expressions Fragrance Mist Starter Kit – (bricks.coupons.com)
Paid $1.98, Receive four $1.00 Register Rewards
Final Cost: $2.02 Moneymaker

Bought 3 Mitchum Antiperspirant/Deodorant, 1.5-2.7 oz $1.99
Buy 1, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points
Used three $0.75/1 Mitchum or Mitchum for Women product, excludes trial size and multipacks from SS 8/19 (exp 9/23)
Paid $3.72, Received 6,000 Balance Rewards Points
Final Cost: $2.28 Moneymaker after Balance Rewards Points redeemed

Bought 1 Aussie Shampoo 6-14 oz $3.00 each, when you buy 2
Bought 1 Aussie Conditioner 6-14 oz $3.00 each, when you buy 2

Buy 2, Receive $2.00 Register Reward through 9/29
Used one $3.00/2 Herbal Essences or Aussie products, excluding trial/travel size, limit of 4 like coupons in same shopping trip from RP 8/5 (exp 9/30)
Paid $3.00, Received $2.00 Register Reward
Final Cost: $1.00

Bought 1 Dentek Floss Picks, 75 or 90 ct $1.99
Buy 1, Receive $1.00 Register Reward
Paid $1.99, Received $1.00 Register Reward
Final Cost: $0.99
Bought 2 Bayer Low Dose Safety Coated Tablets, 32 ct $2.99
Buy One Get One 50% Off
Buy 2, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points
Used two $1.00/1 – Bayer Aspirin Product, 24ct or Larger – (pillsbury.com)
Paid $2.48, Received 1,000 Balance Reward Points
Final Cost: $1.48
Total Cost at Walgreens: $0.83 Moneymaker


Bought 2 Hershey’s Simple Pleasures, 5.6 oz $3.00 each, when you buy 2
Spend $6.00, Receive $2.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2
Used two $2.00/1 Hershey’s Simple Pleasures Chocolates, 5.6 oz from SS 8/19 (exp 09/30)
Paid $2.00, Received $2.00 +Up Reward
Final Cost: Nothing
Bought 2 Scope, 710 mL-1 L $4.29 
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2
Used two $1.50/1 Scope Mouthwash, 710 mL or larger, excludes trial/travel size, limit of 4 like coupons per household per day from PG 8/26 (exp 9/30)
Paid $5.58, Received two $2.00 +Up Rewards
Final Cost: $1.58
Bought 6 L’eggs Trouser Socks $3.49
Buy One Get One 50% Off
Buy 2, Receive $5.00 +Up Reward, Limit 3
Paid $15.71, Received three $5.00 +Up Rewards
Final Cost: $0.71
Total Cost at Rite Aid: $2.29


Bought 4 St. Ives Apricot Scrub, 6 oz $3.04
Buy 4, Receive $5.00 Target Gift Card
Used two $1.00/1 – St. Ives Apricot Scrub, Excludes Trial Size, Limit 2 identical coupons in same shopping trip – (facebook.com)
And used one $1.00/2 St. Ives, Simple, or Ponds Facial Skin Care Items, excludes trial/travel size, limit one item or offer per coupon, from Target Mobile Coupon
Pay $9.16, Receive $5.00 Target Gift Card
Final Cost: $4.16
Bought 6 Pantene Shampoo or Conditioner, 25.4 oz $5.54, regular price
Used three B1G1 Pantene shampoo, conditioner or styler free up to $6.99 from SS 9/16 (exp 10/31)
And used two FREE $5 TARGET gift card with Purchase of Three Hair Care Items: 25.4 oz and larger Pantene Shampoo or Conditioner, Nice ‘n Easy color or Natural Instincts color, limit 4 identical coupons per household per day from RP 9/16 (exp 9/29)
Paid $12.27 (register automatically deducted $6.99 each), Received two $5.00 Target Gift Cards
Final Cost: $2.27
Total Cost at Target: $8.41
Grand Total: $9.87 plus tax for about $118.00 worth of product, most at sale prices. It’s always a good week when you can save 90% on useful products!

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40 thoughts on “Let’s Shop: Results of Week 9/16”

Wish there was more food. But I love saving money on all this stuff too :)

So, I went to Walgreens to do some shopping and the cashiers didn’t know much about how all these rewards points work. My question still is….since I registered online where/how can I get a card to swipe after every transaction instead of putting in my number after each transaction. A card would be so much easier and faster.

I signed up in the store as “card-less” thinking it would be easier not having to keep up with a card. But found it was annoying having to keep typing my number in after each transaction. I got to talking to one of my favorite Wags managers about it and he said well you can get a card. I said “WOW!” He did it right there at the register. It brought my account up using my phone number, scanned a card and that was it. Now I can use my card or my phone number. Hope this helps!

Silly Walgreen’s, “lets start advertising reward points, tell em how great they are. Then when they try to use them? …lets not start accepting them until 2 weeks later!

Bummer, we didn’t have the $5 off of 3 hair care products at Target in our RP here in Maryland. Must be regional…too bad, that’s a great deal!

I got 1,000 for each Mitchum Antiperspirant/Deodorant. HOw come not 2,000 each?

I have heard from several people they changed it midstream!

I purchased 4 Stride gum at WAGs earlier this week and they scanned my BR card. Looking on the WAGs BR site my transaction is listed (incl. the gum) but no BR pts. There should be 2,000 pts as I understand it. Anyone else having this issue?

I just tried to submit for my missing pts and got the msg “We’re sorry for the inconvenience, but this service is currently unavailable. Please try again later.” Maybe system overload due to too many people claiming missing pts.

Pts are still missing after 3 days and the ability to request missing pts is still broken. I’ve contacted WAGs through their website. Will let you know when I hear back.

did you buy the stride iD gum? I believe they’re the only ones with the points attached to them.

Dear KCL, did walgreens changed their policy? I was told that you cannot get the RR if you bought from the same brand. I knew taht i cannot buy for example a 5$ razor that generate another 5RR and roll this again. I know that this will cancel my next RR. However i bought shaving cream and it printed me a 2$RR thanks from P&G and bought shampoo the next week and my RR did not print. I asked to talk to the manager which told me that if my RR is from a certain brand and i buy a different product with the same brand i will not receive my rr. I ve been couponning for about a year and i ve never ran into this problem before. Has this change? Almost everything i buy ends up being P&G….if they are starting this i might end up going to rite aid more often. Its frustrating to earn money i cant use! come on

I never use RR’s for the same brand just because of this problem. It will ocassionally roll but I don’t like to take the chance.

according to walgreens, rr will not print anymore on the same item you purchased where you got the previous rr that u just have used as payment. hope this helps.

it was a different item but also made by P&G..its silly that means now that i have to read each product to make sure…rite aid it is!

You guys know they “fixed” the 2,000 points thing. I went yesterday, and I bought 4 (I wanted to get a nice collection started for a coworker and her kids) and received 8000. Today, I went to use the last $1.50/2 cpn I had and only received 1000 a piece. They even switched the signs to ones that said Rewards points but the value was left blank. But, whatever… we can’t be greedy. 😉

How are you able to only pay $1.00 for 8 packs of gum at WAGs? If you buy 8 and use 4 BOGO coupons, wouldn’t you pay $4 OOP?

Typo!! It is fixed!

I have a question on the 6 Pantene Shampoo or Conditioner? I went to target today and they told i was only able to use one $5 gift card for the 6 shampoo. Did anyone else have the same problem?

i didnt know u can use any gift card for the same transaction. we dont have that buy 3 get $5 special at my target. bummer!

it’s not a gift card deal, it’s a target insert coupon from the 9/16RP, which I’m guessing is regional, I didn’t get it in my inserts.

I tried this as well. I handed the cashier both $5 GC Qs. She rang me up for 2 GCs and handed them to me. My total was more than I expected to be but, because I had other items I didn’t catch the mistake (I was also trying to hurry as the lady behind me was making faces because I had coupons. I know I shouldn’t let that bother me, but it did.) After I got home, I realized that the register took off $5 once, not twice. Therefore, I paid for one GC. I’m not sure if it was because the cashier failed to scan both $5 GC Qs or not, but she didn’t tell me that it wouldn’t go through and she didn’t hand me my Q back. So, today I went back and explained what happened. The lady at customer service left to get a manager and after about 10 minutes of waiting at the counter she finally comes back with THREE other people. None of the other people, said a word to me, they all just looked. (intimidation?) I was told that there was no way to verify that I had given the cashier 2 Qs for the $5 GC; that the cashier should not have allowed me to use more than 1 Q; or rang up more than 1 GC and that I am only supposed to use 1 Target coupon per day, per person. The Q itself states, “limit 4 like coupons per household, per day”. I had an extra Q and showed it to her, but she told me to go online and look at their Q policy, which is temporarily unavailable. I read KCL’s Target Q policy and saw nothing that reflected what she told me. I called Target’s corporate number and they told me to go back to the store with a reference number and someone should do something. Huh???? I really do not want to go back. What a hassle!

I went to target coupon site but the ID gum coupon is for the three packs.
Were you able to use the 3 pk coupon on a single gum?

There is a stride coupon that you can use because it is Stride ID.

I also have a question, on the gum you purchased at walgreens do you have to
due separate transactions like RR or your able to due them in one single transaction and earn the pts for all of them? Thanks

I went to Walgreens this morning and bought 8 of them all at the same time. It tracked for me.

This coupon says only use at cvs can it be used at riteaid?
Bought 2 Hershey’s Simple Pleasures, 5.6 oz $3.00 each, when you buy 2
Spend $6.00, Receive $2.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2
Used two $2.00/1 Hershey’s Simple Pleasures Chocolates, 5.6 oz from SS 9/16 (exp 10/31)
Paid $2.00, Received $2.00 +Up Reward
Final Cost: Nothing

When I realized it was from CVS, we switched to the coupon from 8/19 which was better. I just forgot to update from the original “plan”. Thanks for noticing!

I found some St. Ives on clearance at my Target. If I buy them will it still trigger the $5.00 gift card?

KCL please tell us how does the rewards points work because i still have not understand a bit.

KCL can please explain how the rewards points are working for u and also how do u use the rewar

I plan to save my reward points until I get 40,000 so I can get a $50.00 reward – that is $1.25 per point. These can then be used on products that produce register rewards but not products that give Balance Reward Points. I will use it on those items or other items with coupons that I use but can’t find coupons for. To read more about the program go here

I think couponing has really gone down hill. When I first started about 2 years ago there were awesome deals everyday. I never paid for any toiletries. Now there are rarely any good deals. The stores have really tightened their policies and made it hard to really save money. It is really disheartening!! I still love your website and would like to thank you for all that you do!! You are awesome!! BTW, do you think there will be any toy deals starting soon with the holidays just around the corner?

i totally agree ive started couponing when i was pregnant wit my first son 6 yrs ago…my mother in law introduced me to the fab world of cuponing and id go wit her to stores and get awesome deals…soon enough i was on my own cuponing and wit great deal my favorite store then was ralphs they would have some great deals from time to time n doubling coupons was no problems. and coupons didnt have a limit of using the same coupon in a single transaction as many do know. restrictions have absolutely changed since then. know i honestly stick to my local cvs, walgreens, and walmart n from time to time albertsons since its not that local their has to be a great deal for me to drive up there. i hope their policies dnt change….

I hear this complaint a lot but I still think it is great. In fact, I think it is better-more varied!

you have being in this longer to know more than me, but i think is awesome. I get all kinds of different products for nothing or close to nothing im having so much fun and saving tons of money

Can you explain how the Stride ID BOGO Manufacturer coupon works with the target competitor’s coupons PLEASE?????

stride is a man. coupon so yes

For the target deal of Ives apricot deal, can I use 2 mobile coupons in the same transaction if I use my phone and my husband’s phone?

I have heard that that works so bring your hubby along!

Yay! that’s exciting thanks for the info KCL!