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  • SC = Store Coupon
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  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
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  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
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Friday Finals: Just for Fun

on 4.1.2011 at 10:10pm
11 Comments

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We had a busy week this week, so I mapped out our meals with what we had on hand to reduce the stress of needing to shop.  I did run out to Walgreens though just because I couldn’t resist.  As many of you know, after catching drugstore deals for a while you get stocked with so much free toothpaste and other needs that you can almost take 2-3 months off if you want.  I’m really there but was just itching to play a little.

Walgreens:

Total Value: $22
Total Spent: $4.71
RR Remaining: $4

Here’s exactly what I did, the prices are including the tax in my area.

Transaction #1
Bought:
(2) Rimmel Lip or Eye Liner $1.79 (after 50% off)
(2) Skintimate Shave Gel $2
Used:
(2) -$2 off Rimmel product, printable
(2) -.55/1 Skintimate shave gel, SS 3/27
Total: $2.65
Got Back: $2 RR
(note: some stores will have issues with the Rimmel being less than $2, try checking out at the beauty counter… the ladies at my store are awesome!)

Transaction #2
Bought:
(2) Colgate Total Advanced or Gum Defense Toothpaste, 4 oz, $3
(1) picture from photo lab 10¢
Used:
(2) -$1.50 off Colgate Total Advanced toothpaste, 4 oz, SS 3/27
-$2 RR
Total: $1.52
Got Back: $4 RR

Transaction #3
Bought:
(2) Always Leakguard Plus 20-22 ct or Liners 30-34 ct $3 ea
(1) kids pencil 12¢
Use:
(2) -$1 off Always product, RP 3/20 or PG $110 Booklet
-$4 RR
Total: 54¢
Got Back: $4 RR

How did you do this week?  Leave a comment or a link to your savings posts.  (Links to homepages or other posts will be deleted, it really helps everyone be able to check out more savings if you take us all straight there.)

    • savy mom

      That is awesome! I was told at my store that the Always were not on sale, just the Kotex and Stayfree. Where do you find the month long deals in the ad?

      • The Always wasn't mentioned in the ad, it was actually advertised in a magazine running for the month of April. It wasn't marked thought either…

        • Macs Mommy

          The Always coupon 3/20 was only on a higher count product in our newspaper – it could not be used on this deal. :-(

      • April

        Always wasn't on sale in my store either. Certain Always products did trigger the $4RR, but at regular price. It is probably a regional thing.

    • Kay

      So now I know!!! I've always wondered what 10 cent items there were at Walgreens! Didn't think of a picture from the photo center! Thanks Jenny!!!

    • Patricia

      I also have stockpiles of drug store stuff. I think I will find a womens shelter in my area and donate some of the extra toiletries and makeup. I'm sure any shelter would appreciate the goods.

      • Heatherandmolly

        I was thinking the same thing about soldiers over seas and maybe all the free samples I get. I know they would appreciate things from home. :o)

    • Greg

      During the Kroger Mega sale I purchased 60 cans of Pedigree dog food and 10 small bags of the dry dog food. The Mega deal subtracted $5.00 for each 10 cans of dog food purchased and having BOGO coupons for all cans purchased I got 60 cans of dog food free as the clerks would subtract $1.00 for each BOGO coupon. The bags of dog food were $4.49 or $3.99 each after purchasing 10. I had 10 $3.00 off coupons and the total was less than $10.00 for the dry food. Plus for each 12 cans of dog food purchased I received a register coupon for $2.00 off the next purchase. So in the end I got all of the food for free. The dog food shelf price is $1.19 and the dry is $5.99. Total savings was about $132.00…. !!!

    • TheAnnoyingOne

      I have spent $48 cash, with about $20 being spent at CVS (rest on coupons), and have $400 in product and $82+ dolllars in ECB. I have made $24+ dollars at CVS in the past 6 weeks.

      • TheAnnoyingOne

        Oops! put $24 instead of $34.

    • Jkc0426

      I need a little advice. I have a family of 2 (+2 dogs) and work a full time job. I use coupons every week with a budget of $65 and normally save around 40-50%. I would like to get my budget down lower. Does anyone have any tips of what I can do to bring my budget from $65 to around $40 per week?