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So such a great find today.. Baby Dreft is normally $9.99 for one bottle, well it was on close out price for $5.51. Then the stain remover was on sale from $4.99 to $2.99. I used four $2 off coupons plus one $1.50 off coupon. So out of pocket this was all $15.44 plus tax. A huge savings of $29.94!
Bought 20 bags of dog treats, on 90% clearance, 4 were on clearance for 29 cents, 16 were on clearance for 49 cents. 3 cat toys on clearance for 29 cents. 3 packs of straws on clearance for 9 cents. 3 pairs of slippers on clearance for 59 cents. 4 bags of Easter M&M’s on clearance for $2.09, use 4 $1/1 coupons an paid $1.09 each. 6 Crest double packs of toothpaste, they were 6.99 each, I used a 30% off toothpaste CVS coupon and 2 $3/3 coupons, got 20 ECB back. 4 Colgate Mouthwash $4.99 each, buy on get one 50% off, used 4 $2/1 coupons and got 5 ECB back. 4 Gillette 2 blade razors, $2.99 each and used 4 $3/1 coupons and a $4/$10 CVS razor coupon. 4 Almay lip things$6.49 each on sale buy one get one 50% off, used 4 $4/1 coupons. 1 Xtra laundry detergents on sale $1.99, used $1/1 CVS coupon, 1 Gain Flings $5.49, use a $2/1 coupon and a $2/1 CVS coupon. 6 Purex on sale for $1.99 each and I had a raincheck from a previous sale for buy one get two free, so they were 3 for $1.99! I used my 25 ECB from last time, and I also got 15 ECB print out when I scanned my card at the red machine for my beauty rewards and used that. I ended up paying (with tax included) $22.54, and saving $266.60 for a 94% savings! And I also get 25 ECB back!
I could have split these transactions up to where it would be less OOP cost for myself but I still think I did pretty good! Here is what I bought: 3 x Gillette Fusion Proglide single razors – Total $29.97- Spend $30 get $10 3 x Huggies Diapers – BOGO 50% – Total $29.98 – Spend $30 get $10 4 x Johnson and Johnson baby lotion – BOGO 50% – Total $16.47 3 x Colgate Enamel Toothpaste – Total $13.47 – Spend $10 get $5 Coupons Used: 3 x $3.00/1 Gillette Razors 3 x $2.00/1 Huggies Diapers 2 x $1.00/2 Johnson and Jonson Baby Care 3 x $.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste 1 x $3.00/$15.00 Johnson and Johnson CVS Q 1 X $4.00/$10.00 Razor CVS Q 1 X $3.00/$10.00 Toothpaste CVS Q 1 x 25% Off CVS Email Q Used $30.00 in Extra Bucks that I had accumulated Total after coupons and extra bucks – $24.07 Also received $25.00 in Extra Bucks for next trip.
Purchased Two TRESemme hair care. Received $2.00 off at register. Used Two $2/1 coupon. Total OOP $1.08. Paid $0.54 each bottle. Did this about four times last 7 days. Many stores near my home. Drove by, had coupon, stopped and purchased. Stopped by earlier today, but left coupons at home…expire today. Missed out on two more bottles at that low price. The $2 off register good til 4/26. Even tough bottle is smaller than 32 oz at Wal-mart, price per ounce still less at Family Dollar.
Wal-Mart 32 oz $3.88
($1.88 after applying $2 off coupon)
Price per oz ~$0.06
Family Dollar 25 oz $3.50
($0.50 after applying $1 off at register and $2 coupon)
Bought 3 L’oreal Shampoo/Conditioners – Family size @ $5.99each = $17.97 Used 3x $3/1 MQ (IP) & $3/2 Target Q = -$12
Bought 3 L’oreal Stylers @ $3.99each = $11.97 Used 3x $3/1 MQ (RP 4/12) = -$9
Bought 2 Mrs. Meyer’s Dish Soap @ $3.59 = $7.18 Used 2x $1/1 MQ (IP)
(Forgot to use 5% cartwheel!)
Total Retail: 37.12
Total after coupons: $15.15
Received: 2x $5 gc
FINAL PRICE: $5.15
So for some reason my 25% didn’t automatically apply and I told the cashier that I had 25% off and she confirmed but couldn’t get it to apply to my purchase (I bought mostly NON sale items). So AFTER i gave in all my ecbs and coupons, she took 25% off the total but I told her it should be the total before coupons and ecbs and she asked the manager and the manager said it is after coupons. I will call CVS tomorrow to confirm and to get the balance back but here’s how my shopping SHOULD have went:
Total Retail: 121.44
Total after coupons: $56.67 (+tax) — this is how much it SHOULD have been
Received in ecb: $33 FINAL PRICE: $23.57 (how much it SHOULD have been)
The 25% off should take off about $25… instead, the cashier/manager calculated it AFTER my coupons and ecbs and only took off $14.75 but I plan on calling CVS customer service and having them correct this and get back at least $10
In the end, I (should have) spent $28.72 for $158.56 worth of items!
As a first brag, I feel like this isn’t too shabby – 75%+ off on beer and produce. Those two things are NEVER this cheap!
Total + tax before discounts and coupons= 124.96
Total + tax after all discounts, coupons, and rebates = 31.02
How we did it:
Thanks to KCL, we knew that Shopmium had $5 rebates per 6-pack of Shock Top up to 5. My roommate and I share all groceries and she’s a bit of a beer connoisseur, so stocking up is always a good idea when there’s decent cheap beer involve. After looking at the stores I frequent, I found that HyVee had the best price on 6-pack Shock Top ($8.49 at most stores, though I don’t know what regular price is at HyVee).
Our shopping list originally contained ONLY 10 6-packs of Shock Top. We didn’t have a discount at Ibotta, but it was still going to be $6.97 minus $5 (Shopmium rebate) per pack and $1.97 (net) for a 6-pack is next to unheard of. Since we both have the Shopmium app, we could both redeem 5 rebates.
Upon arrival, however, HyVee also had tear sheet coupons for $2 off any produce purchase exceeding $2 with any 6-pack purchase of Shock Top – but they were limited to one per transaction.
By splitting the produce into $2ish chunks wherever possible, we saved $20 through 10 transactions.
Here’s the breakdown:
10 6-packs Shock Top on sale $6.97 = 69.70
1 bunch red leaf lettuce on sale $2
1 bag red potatoes $6.22 – $0.50 automatic saving = $5.72
6 bananas $0.99
1 orange pepper on sale (misrung up – didn’t catch it until I got home, but should have been $2) $1
2 cucumbers $0.99 each = $1.98
1 pomegranate $2.99
3 avocados on sale $2
1 red pepper on sale $2
1 Hershey chocolate bar $0.89
4 sweet potatoes $3.62
1 green pepper on sale $1
1 6oz carton blackberries on sale $1.67
1 6oz carton raspberries on sale $1.67
2 1lb cartons strawberries (reg price $3.99) on sale $0.99 each = $1.98
Used (10) $2 off produce purchase exceeding $2 when Shock Top 6-pack is purchased in same transaction
Redeemed SavingStar 20% off sweet potatoes ($0.72) and Free Hershey chocolate bar ($0.89)
Submitted for (10) Shopmium $5 rebate on purchase of any Shock Top 6-pack (5 redeemed by me, 5 by my roommate)
After tax, our total for all transactions (after rebates and coupons) was $31.02 on a total value of $124.76 or a 75.1% saving!