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Couponing for Christmas

Coupon Sensei

I started couponing for Christmas about 2 months ago for items to put in gift baskets for my mom/mom-in-law/sisters. Needless to say, I was super excited when I saw all the good deals to be had at CVS this week on face products & make-up. They are going to be great in the baskets, but the best part is that these typically pricey products didn’t break the bank!

I had to do 2 transactions because I forgot my free Vitamin Water coupon at home the first time, so I just went back and did another transaction.

The Almay mascara only rang up for $4.25 each. I’m not sure why. Plus, I made a couple adjustments that put me short of the $147, so I got 2 Starbucks Refreshers (my favorite!) and a caramel and I hit $147 exactly!

Plus, when I got home I realized I should be getting some Beauty Club ExtraBucks from these transactions too!

Breakdown:

Transaction #1:

3 Garnier Nutritioniste Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream, 1.7 oz $8.89

1 Garnier  Moisture Fresh Cleansing Foam $5.99

1 DermaSilk Skin Perfect Ultra-Hydrates Mature, Thinning Skin, 4 oz $29.99

1 All Mighty Pacs, 24 ct $3.99

2 Almay Mascaras $4.25

1 Pampers Jumbo Pk $9.99

2 Playtex Sport Tampons, 36 ct $8.49

2 Playtex, 16 ct $5.29

1 Lumene Beauty Drops, 28 ct $15.00

1 Lumene Sensitive Touch Night Cream, 1.7oz, $15.00

2 Starbucks Refreshers $1.99 (not pictured, I already drank one, the other is in the fridge)

1 caramel $0.33

Total before tax & coupons: $147.00

Coupons used:

three $10 off $50 coupons that printed on previous receipts

20%  off e-mail coupon (-$16.12)

two Buy 1 Playtex Gentle Glide Tampons, 36 ct or larger, get Any Playtex Tampons, 20 ct or smaller free up to $5.99 from SS 11/18 (exp 12/23)

two $2.00/1 – Garnier Moisturizer, Excludes Trial Size – (coupons.com)
two $2.00/1 Garnier Moisturizer from RP 9/9 (exp 12/9)

one $10.00/1 – Dermasilk Full Size Product – (dermasilk.com)
two $1.00/1 Almay Cosmetic Product, excludes trial size from SS 11/18 (exp 12/30

one $1.00/1 All Liquid, Powder or Mighty Pacs Laundry Detergent, excludes trial size from RP 11/11 (exp 12/23)

one $2.00/1 – Pampers Baby Dry Diapers, Excludes Trial Size – (coupons.com)

two $4.00/1 Lumene Product, Excludes 0.5 trial size

Used $48.98 in ExtraBucks from the week of Thanksgiving

Subtotal: $12.32

Tax 7.5%: $7.42

OOP: $19.74, received $49 in ExtraBucks

 

Transaction #2:

3 Lumene Eye Makeup Removers, 3.4 oz $6.49

2 Lumene Radiant Touch Cleanser $10.99

1 Lumene Deep Cleansing Peat Mask $9.99

1 6-pack Vitamin Water $4.88

Total before coupons: $56.32

Coupons used:

$10 off $50 coupon that printed on a previous receipt

20% off coupon that printed on a previous receipt (-$6.84)

six $4.00/1 Lumene Product, Excludes 0.5 trial size

one Free Vitamin Water, 16.9 oz 6 pk, maximum $4.88 value, with a minimum $10.00 Purchase, valid 12/4 & 12/5 only – (cvs.com)

Used $10 in ExtraBucks from Transaction #1

Subtotal: $0.60

Tax 7.5%: $2.67

OOP: $3.27, received $10 in ExtraBucks

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