Monday, June 14, 2010

Starting the Week Off with Some Deals!


I have been rocking the CVS and Walgreens deals (see this week's bounty above) for a while now, thanks to some tips from the Frugalista and a couple great sites that lay the deals out clearly each week (In Good Cents and Hunt 4 Freebies) - I'll get back to those shortly.

This week I decided to try my luck at Meijer and their "10 for $10, 11th for free" deal. Add coupons, including double coupons up to 50 cents, and there are some deals to be had! I bought 38 items (including 22 from the "10" deal), used 17 coupons (6 were doubled) and spent...drumroll please...$34.10.

This is a bit on the high side because I picked up some "impulse" items like balsamic vinegar (to make the Balsamic Rosemary Chicken Marinade over at GOODEness Gracious).

I don't have a Meijer in my hometown, but I'll definitely make the trip again if the right items are on sale AND I have coupons!

Now back to the regularly scheduled savings...

In addition to my shopping, I picked up some items for my mom as well this week (explains the over abundance of toilet paper purchased).

 
The gals at the make-up counter at my local Walgreens are GREAT. They always make sure I have all the coupons I need to get the best deals possible. However, I came prepared this week.

First, I bought:
Nivea For Men body wash: $5.99 - $1 coupon = $4.99
Schick Hydro 3 razor: $7.99 - $4 coupon = $3.99
But, I got: $10 Register Rewards back!

I turned around and used the $10 Register Rewards, plus another $1 Register Rewards to buy:
2 small boxes of Honey Combs (check out the end caps for this great deal) for $1 per box: $2 - $1 coupon off 2 = $1
4 rolls of toilet paper: $2
4 bags of Hershey candy (for my candy basket at work) for $2.50 each: $10
And, I got: $5 Register Rewards back!

So, in the second transaction, I spent a grand total of $2.84 and took home $5 Register Rewards to use next week.

Now, on to CVS...

 
I spent a grand total of $2.66 this week at CVS with $9 of Extra Care Bucks (ECB) used.

CVS had a wide range of 10 for $10 items (remember you do NOT have to buy 10 to get the savings). So here are the deals I got:

Lady Speed Stick: $1 - $1 coupon = FREE
Palmolive dish soap: $1 - $.50 coupon = $.50
Ultrabrite toothpaste: $1 = a happy mom
Cottonelle toilet paper: $5.97 - $1 coupon = $4.97 ($.41/roll)
2 Old Spice body washes at $4 each: $8 - B1G1 coupon = $4 (ECB earned)
And I got back $9 in ECBs!

Somehow I got $8 back for the body wash even though there was a 1 item limit - score. I also used my Green Tag Bag ($1 ECB every 4th use).

Be sure to scan your ExtraCare card at the "deal" machine at the CVS store before you checkout. Last week it gave me a $5 off $15 purchase that can be used on your total BEFORE coupons and ECB - just be sure to give it to the cashier before any other coupons.

So there are my deals for the week.

If you have any others, please share!

7 comments:

  1. Are you saying your mom uses an over-abundance of tp? lol! Good shopping! :) I sent Craig to WG for the body wash, too.

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  2. You amaze me! I need to use my CVS card more often. I always wait for the free coupons from there, but I only get them like twice a year!

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  4. Always impressed:)I heart Cottonelle!

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