Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Deals of the Week

This was a great week for deals! And, I decided to keep track of regular prices so I could compare what I spent versus the regular retail price. Regular prices will be listed in parentheses after each item.

CVS:
* Hershey's Chocolate: 2/$5 ($2.99 each) - $3.00 Extra Bucks Reward = $1.00 per bag
* Tums Smoothies: $5.49 ($5.49) - $2.00 Extra Bucks Reward - $5.49 mail-in-rebate in yesterday's paper = make $2.00 on this deal!
* ameal: $29.99 - $29.99 Extra Bucks = Free
* Dimetapp: $4.99 each ($6.49/$5.99) - $5.00 Extra Bucks with purchase of two - two $1.00 coupons on boxes at store - two $1.50 coupons for signing in here = Free
* Venus Razor: $8.99 ($9.99) - $4.00 Extra Bucks - $2.00 mfr. coupon = $2.99
* Sign in with your e-mail address at cvs.com and get a $4 off $20 purchase coupon. Or, use this $2 off $10 to make these deals better.

Here is what I did:
Purchase:
- 2 bags Hershey's Kisses
- Tums
- Venus Razor
- 2 bottles children's Dimetapp

Use $4 off $20 coupon and other coupons noted.

Total Regular Prices: $33.94. I used $7.50 in Extra Bucks and spent $11.70 including tax, but received $14 in Extra Bucks and $5.49 in mail-in-rebate, plus a $3 reimbursement from an item for a friend: $10.78 EARNED

Rite Aid:
* GE Reveal Light Bulbs: 2/$6 ($4.79 each) - $3.00 Single Check Rebate - two $1 mfr. coupons in yesterday's paper = 0.50 each box
* Nature Made Rx Essentials: $9.98 - $9.98 Single Check Rebate = Free
* Sunsilk Shampoo and Conditioner: 2/$7.98 - buy four and spend $15 and get $5 back through Single Check Rebate - combine this with two buy one get one free coupons from yesterday's paper and look for bottles with free samples attached! = $2.98 for four big bottles and four sample bottles
* Electrasol Dishwasher Detergent: $2.99 ($4.49) - $2.00 Single Check Rebate = 0.99

Regular Price: $30.03. Total spent after coupons and rebates: $4.97 + $1.75 tax = $6.72

Walgreens:
* Chicken Broth: 0.39 ($1.19 or 2/$2)
* Nabisco Crackers: 5/$10 ($3.79 or 2/$7) - $3.00 mail-in-rebate - two $1 mfr. coupons in yesterday's paper = 5/$5
* Clorox Cleaners: 2/$5 ($3.99) - two $1.00 mfr. coupons plus buy two and get a free bleach with another mfr. coupon = all three Clorox products for $3.00
* French's Onions: 0.99 ($1.99) - 0.50 coupons in yesterday's paper = 0.49 each
* Unilever products: I bought:
- 3 All laundry soap: $3.99 ($6.49) - one $1 and one 0.50 mfr. coupon - spend $15 get $5 Register Rewards
- 2 Suave hair styling products: $2.00 ($2.49) - one 0.50 mfr. coupon - combine with All soap for $15 total = $8.97 for three bottles laundry detergent and two Suave products.
* Fasprin: $3.49 - $3.49 Easy Saver Rebate = Free
* Always liners: 3/$8 ($3.79) - $2.00 Checkout Coupon = 0.67
* Colgate Toothpaste: 0.99 - $1 off two coupon = 0.50 each

Regular Price: 65.87. Total Spent after rebates and coupons: $23.96 including tax.

Target:
* Stovetop Stuffing: 0.79 sale price - coupon in yesterday's paper for $1.00 off of four boxes = 0.54/box

Updated: Use this link to get a Target coupon for 0.50 each box - combine with the above mentioned coupon and get these for 0.04/box! Thanks, Crystal for the heads up!

Combined Totals:
Regular Prices: $129.84 before tax
Total I spent: $15.14 before tax ($19.90 after tax)

8 comments:

MyHeartIsAlwaysHome said...

Wow! Great job!

Mrs. Hurzeler said...

I have a 50 cent coupon for frenchs onions, how can I get them for that cheap?

thehomespunheart said...

Walgreens has French's Onions on sale for 0.99 a can this week (clip the coupon in the ad). Then, use your 0.50 coupon and your total will be 0.49 per can!

carrie said...

Monica,

You are amazing with these deals!

Chrissy said...

Monica -

Here's a couple CVS questions...please keep in mind that I don't "do" the extra bucks, but am seriously considering it, so if the answers are obvious, please forgive me...

When you've accumulated some ecb's, do they automatically get applied toward the next purchase, or do you have to tell the cashier you're using them?

Also, is your ecb balance indicated somewhere on the receipt?

It seems very daunting to someone just starting out...

Thanks for your help!

Molly said...

Great bargains! And you especially gotta love it when you get CHOCOLATE on sale! Hee hee! :)

Karen said...

Great buys! I did the Walgreens thing yesterday. I was smiling all the way to the car! :)

thehomespunheart said...

Chrissy,

The Extra Bucks print out at the bottom of your receipt. Each offer prints as one coupon. For example, I mentioned getting $3 for the Hershey's candy - so there is a $3.00 Extra Bucks coupon for that offer. Then a dotted line and the next one, etc...

Each ECB is good for one month from the day you earn it. And, as long as your purchase equals more than the ECB (s) you are using - you can apply multiple rewards to your next purchase. You spend these like coupons so to speak.

Yesterday I used $7.50 in Extra Bucks - but it was in the form of three coupons, one for $5, one for $2 and one for $0.50. You just hand them to the cashier like cash.

All of this means that you do not have a balance on your receipt, you just have these coupons that you can spend.

I know it seems tricky at the beginning - I stayed away from CVS deals for a long time for the same reason - but now it is coming much easier.

A great way to start might be to pick one deal and go for that. Earn your Extra Bucks and apply them to one deal the next week. Then as you get more comfortable, you can increase.

Please let me know if this did not help! I could always take pictures of my Extra Bucks and explain it that way! :)