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$5.01 Moneymaker: Magic without Doubled Coupons

Martha Thomas

Whenever I use coupons to get a great deal, I tell my husband that I made magic at the store.  I had a few $3 catalinas from the Bayer deal in late June that were expiring 7/13 so I put them to good use tonight.

Transaction #1:

- 1 Dove Conditioner @ $3.19

- 1 Gallon Milk, on manager’s special @ $2.20

Used $3.00 Bayer catalina and $1.00/1 Dove coupon.

Paid $1.78 out of pocket (including $0.39 of tax) and got back $3.00 catalina from Dove.

Transaction #2:

- 1 Dove Shampoo @ $3.19

- 1 Kroger Cream cheese @1.49

Used $3.00 Bayer catalina and $1.00/1 Dove Coupon.

Paid $0.80 out of pocket (including $0.12 of tax) and got back $3.00 catalina from Dove.

Transaction #3:

- 1 Dove conditioner @ $3.19

- 1 Twizzlers Pull & Peel, on manager’s special @ $0.79

Used $3.00 Bayer catalina and $1.00/1 Dove coupon.

Paid $0.05 out of pocket (including $0.07 of tax) and got back $3.00 catalina from Dove.

Transaction #4:

- 1 Quaker Chewy Bars @ $2.39

- 1 Chex Mix Honey Nut @ $1.99 / reduced to $0.99 with Buy 4, Save $4 promotion

- 2 Green Giant Chips @ $1.99 / reduced to $0.99 with Buy 4, Save $4 promotion

- 1 Chex Vanilla Cereal @ $3.89 / reduced to $2.89 with Buy 4, Save $4 promotion

- 1 Dove Shampoo @ $3.19

Used free Quaker Chewy Bars eCoupon ($2.39), $0.50/1 Chex eCoupon, $0.60/1 Green Giant chips coupon, $0.50/1 Green Giant chips eCoupon, $1.00/1 Chex Vanilla Cereal, $1.00/1 Dove coupon, and 2 $3.00 Dove catalinas.

Paid $0.11 out of pocket (including $0.66 of tax) and got back $3.00 catalina from Dove.

 

All told, I paid $2.74 of real money out of pocket and still have $6 in catalinas to use on my next purchase.  I’ll get back $0.75 from Savingstar for the Chex Vanilla, $0.50 for Chex Mix, and $0.50 for Green Giant chips.  That means $0.99 of real money for $29.49 in product – with $6 of catalinas to use in the future.  That’s what I call magic!

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