Day 57

I went back to Walgreens and there was nothing left. I really wanted more of the Crest toothpaste. It seems no matter how hard I try I can’t seem to stockpile toothpaste. As soon as family and or friends find out what I scored for the week, it’s gone. I was hoping this would be the week I could get some put back, it’s a money-maker so I could use all my coupons and not spend any money. I will go back Saturday after work. Their truck comes on Friday and it usually takes them a couple of days to get the freight out. I’m still hoping that the Peanut Butter comes in before my coupons for it expire, but I’m not holding my breath.

My toaster has been on the fritz for a couple of weeks now and I needed to replace it. It’s not something we use everyday, but we do use it and I hate heating my oven to make toast. It just seems like a huge waste of energy to me, so I had to figure out how to get a new one without paying retail. Something inside of me refuses to pay retail for anything these days. 🙂

In my 4/21 Smart Source insert there was a $7.00/1 coupon for Zyrtec. I guess by reading some of the responses to my videos and to videos done by others that there is more than one of these coupons out there. The one that I have states the following.  “On any one Zyrtec or any one Zyrtec D product 24 count or larger”. This is rather ambiguous, don’t you think? It implies that the coupon is good on any one regular Zyrtec, so I used it on the 5 count to get overage at Walmart and Rite Aid. I don’t believe that this is a misuse of this coupon, and Steve (the umpire of this challenge to make sure I follow the rules) agreed with my understanding of the wording on the coupon. The price of the Zyrtec at Walmart was $5.27, so everyone I bought gave me a $1.73 overage. I purchased a toaster with the overage. I’ll give a breakdown of that transaction below.

I also went to Rite Aid to finish up the Lysol deal and got some laundry soap for a family member. Due to some skin sensitivity, they can only use Purex and there is a great deal going on this week for Purex. It’s buy 1 get 2 free. I can’t imagine it gets much better than that.

I’m looking forward to this next week at Rite Aid. Covergirl nail polish will be double dipping with two separate Up reward deals, along with a Catalina and a rebate offered by P&G. A quadruple dip!!! Unbelievable!!! I’m going to make money buying nail polish. I have already submitted for the rebate, but it will still be a money-maker with the Up Rewards and the Catalina!!! There is also a money-maker on Clear Eyes. I won’t be able to get in on that deal because the MQ was regional and I don’t have it. I still have enough Visine to fill Lake Erie, I really don’t need any more eye drops.

Here are the transactions for the day.

Walmart

Transaction 1

5 Zyrtec $5.27

Use $7.00/1 MQ 4/21 SS

$1.73 overage

1 Hamilton Beach Toaster $14.97

OOP $6.21

Retail $41.31

Transaction 2

8 Zyrtec

See above

8 Neutrogena Bar Soaps $1.97

Use $5.00/2 MQ 2/24 SS (exp. 4/27)

4 Velveeta Skillet Dinners $2.25

Use $1.00/1 peelie

1 La Victoria Taco Sauce $1.75

1 Stoufers Lasagna $12.97

Use $1.50/1 Cat

OOP $.14

Retail $81.64

Rite Aid

Transaction 1

3 Colgate Toothpaste $3.99

Sale $2.99 Get $2.00 +Up

Use $1.00/1 MQ 4/14 SS

2 Schick Hydro Silk Disposable Razors $11.99, $9,59 Gold

Use $4.00/1 MQ 4/21 SS

Get 2 $5.00 +Ups

OOP $.50

Retail $35.95

Transaction 2

2 Planters Cashew Halfs $6.99

Sale $2.97

Use $1.00/1 MQ 1/27 SS

1 Colgate Toothpaste

See above

4 Nissin Noodles $1.29

Sale 4 for $5.00 Get $1.00 +Up

Use $1.00/3 MQ 3/3 SS

OOP $.05

Retail $23.13

Transaction 3

2 Planters Cashews

See above

1 Dawn Dish Soap $4.29

2 Lysol Spray $6.29

Sale $3.99

Use Buy one Lysol spray and get Lysol Wipes free and $2.00/2 MQ Wags Cold and Flu book

2 Lysol Wipes $3.99

1 Act II Popcorn $1.00

1 Bayer U.S.B. Meter $29.99

Sale $5.99

Use $20.00/1 RAQ Diabetes book

OOP $.53

Retail $70.82

Transaction 4

4 Zyrtec $6.99

Use $7.00/1 MQ 4/21 SS

1 Simply Potato Chips $1.49, $1.19 Gold

Use $.50/1 Freshness peelie

3 Cucumber Melon Soft Soap $2.99

Sale Buy 1 Get 2 Free

3 Aloe Vera Soft Soap

See above

4 Jergens Golden Glow $10.49

Sale BOGO 50%

Use $3.00/2 MQ 4/21 SS and $2.00/1 VV

Get 4 $3.00 +Ups

2 Sardines $2.49

Clearance $.62

1 Wholesome Goodness Cereal $4.79

Clearance $1.19

2 Old El Paso Tortilla Stuffers $2.49

Clearance $.87

1 Old El Paso Mexican Rice $1.99

Clearance $.49

1 Stove Top Stuffing $2.49

Clearance $.62

1 Bayer U.S.B. Meter $29.99

See above

OOP $.77

Retail $140.56

Transaction 5

2 Royal Gelatin $.69

Clearance $.17

1 Hungry Jack Pancake Mix $2.79

Clearance $1.39

2 Lysol Spray

See above

2 Lysol Wipes

Transaction 6

1 RA Trash Bags 30 ct. $6.595.27, $5.27 Gold

3 Zyrtec

See above

2 Werthers Candy

See above

Get $5.00 +Up for the spend $15.00 Get $5.00 Household deal

OOP $.76

Retail $33.24

Transaction 7

2 Lysol Spray

See above

2 Lysol Wipes

See above

OOP $.20

Retail $19.76

Transaction 8

2 Shick Hydro 5 Disposable Razors $11.49, $9.19 Gold

Use $4.00/1 MQ 4/21 SS

Get 2 $5.00 +Up

OOP $.38

Retail $22.98

Total OOP $8.71

Total Retail $251.12

I got some really useful items but I didn’t make any money today. If I look at this objectively, I did  manage to get a toaster, Lysol spray and wipes, toothpaste, razors, food and allergy medicine for $8.71. That’s not even the cost of the toaster. I think my couponing skills are amazing and I’m happy with what I did, even though I feel like I should give this one to the guys. As I have been saying all along, you can use the money you save using coupons to buy other things you need. When is the last time you saw a coupon for a kitchen appliance?

Girls 29

Guys 4

$25,492.66-251.12=$25,241.54

$793.61-$8.71=$784.90

Day 51

Oh Wags, how I love thee. Let me count the ways. All $230 of them 🙂

I had a stellar day at Wags. I just couldn’t stay away. I went before work. I went after work. And, actually thought about going back one more time before calling it a day. In the end, I didn’t. I only went twice.

This morning, early this morning was a typical Wags experience. There was one of the really nice money-maker register reward item on the shelf. That is so typical and it really gets under my skin. What really got to me is when I went back after work, there was probably 30 of them available. Really Walgreens? You just had to screw up my carefully planned transaction strategy? And you waited until after I left to put out the RR items? When do I ever go into your store and clear the shelves? Never, that’s when. And this is how you treat me. Well, I fixed you today. I got the items I wanted anyway because I went back to your sneeky little store and found them. And I bought one for every coupon I had. That’s what you get for treating a good customer badly. Do I feel bad about this? NO, I don’t. If you do it again, I’ll do the same! Am I ranting? Yep, okay I’m done now.

The transactions are not listed in order I actually did them. It really doesn’t matter, the end result is the same. I had to do some thinking on the fly both trips because things were not like I expected. In the end, I got the things I wanted so it’s all good.

Walgreens

Transaction 1

1 Ultimate Flora $20.99

Sale $10.00 and get $10.00 RR

Use $3.00/1 IP

$3.00 MM

2 Boxes Nature Valley Granola Bars $3.99

Sale $1.99

Use $.50/1 MQ 3/24 SS

Use $10.00 RR

OOP $.48

MM $2.52

Transaction 2

Same as transaction 1

Transaction 3

1 Andes Cabernet Creme $3.99

Clearance $.99

1 Air Sleep/Snore aid $14.99

Sale $9.99 Get $10.00 RR

Used $10.00 RR

OOP$.98

Transaction 4

Same as transaction 3 except

Use $2.00 off of $10.00

Redeem 10,000 points

OOP $0.00

Transaction 5

1 Air Sleep/Snore Aid

See above

1 Ultimate Flora

See above

1 Andes Nature Cabernet Creme

See above

Used $5.00 off of $20.00

Redeemed 5,000 points

OOP $0.00

Transaction 6

4 Nature Valley Granola Bars

See above, but no MQ’s

4 Crest 3-D White Toothpaste $3.99

Sale 2 for $6.00

Use $1.00/1 MQ 3/31 P&G

Get 8,000 points

2 Nestle candybars $1.00

OOP $1.96

MM $6.04

Transaction 7

1 Ultimate Flora

See above

Use $2.00 off of $10.00

Redeemed 5,000 points

OOP $0.00

Transaction 8

1 Nice Tomato Sauce $.69

Sale $.34

2 Nestle candybars $1.00

2 Crest 3-D White Toothpaste $4.29

(Not a typo. They really rang up two different prices. Same box)

See above

2 Crest Pro Health for Life toothpaste $3.99

Use $1.00/1 MQ 3/31 P&G

Get 8,000 points

4 Bandaid $4.49

Sale $1.99

Use $5.00/3 MQ from First Kid kits

Get 6,000 points

3 Sunny Smile Cookies $1.00

Used $5.00 off of $20.00

OOP $.30

MM $13.70

The totals for today:

OOP $4.20

MM $26.80

Retail $229.99

A quick look at my numbers tells me I’m still on track to pull this off. At the end of next week, I’ll try to include something that will tell you where I have to be and this point and where I actually stand. I am still having fun and working hard

One more for the girls!

Girls 29

Guys 3

$25,792.65-$229.99=$25,492.66

$766.81+$26.80=$793.61

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Thanks for reading, watching and all your support!!!

Day 47 thru 50

Hey everyone!! I have been so busy shopping this week, I am just getting around to posting my stuff on the blog. Most of the deals I have gotten, you can still get in on tomorrow 4/20. So get out and do these awesome deals.

Rite Aid has put a ton of grocery items on clearance. Remember while your shopping that clearance is regional and can even vary some store to store in the same town. Check the prices before you buy!

Looking forward to next week, there are some deals you’ll want to get in on. Let’s start with Walgreens.

The Ultimate Flora will be on sale and is giving a $10.00 RR, making it free. There is a $3.00 Internet printable out there, and there is a $3.00 MQ from the 1/6 SS, making it a $3.00 MM. While shopping today with the Friends and Family discount, I scored a couple of $2.00 off of $10.00 cats, so I’ll be using those to make these a $5.00 money=maker. Check the coupon database at SouthernSavers.com for the IP. The next thing, Planters Nut-rition peanut butter is on sale for $2.99 and giving a $2.99 RR. There is a coupon for $1.00/1 out of the 4/7 SS, making it a $1.00 money-maker. Who would have ever thought you could make money buying peanut butter. I checked the price in one of my local Safeway stores the other day and it was $4.99! Ouch!

On to Rite Aid. You can get free John Frieda Shampoo, Conditioner and Hair color this week. You will need the $3.00/2 Hair color IP, the $10.00/2 Video Value, and the $5.00 peelies to make it work. Check your stores for the peelies, I think it’s on the hair color, but I don’t remember where I found them. The Colgate Total Zx Toothpaste is a nice money-maker. If you buy 4, the total before coupons will be $11.96 Gold price. Use 4 of the $.75/1 MQ’s from the 4/7 SS, you’ll pay $4.96 and get 4 $2.00 +Ups. There are free Schick Hydro 5 disposable razors this week. Buy 2, use the $4.00/1 MQ coming the 4/21 SS, pay $958 Gold price and get 2 $5.00 +Ups.

Next week appears to be kind of slow, but the next week after that looks a little better 🙂

These transaction breakdowns are going to take a while. There are a lot of them.

Rite Aid 4/17

Transaction 1

3 Smuckers Squeezable Strawberry Jam $3.49

Clearance $.87

4 Instant Cream of Wheat Variety Packs $4.09

Clearance $1.02

Use $1.00/2 IP

1 Bayer Contour Next EZ meter $19.99

Sale $10.00

Use $10.00/1 RAQ Diabetes Book

$10.00 MM

OOP $.69

MM $9.31

Retail $46.82

Transaction 2

1 Smuckers Strawberry Jam

See above

1 Finish Quantum Dishwasher Tabs $7.99, $6.39 Gold

Use $1.25/1 MQ 3/17 SS

(Finish sent me an email inviting me to try their product for free, so I will be getting this money back 🙂 )

4 Arm and Hammer Toss and Done Laundry Soap $6.99

Sale 2 for $7.00

Use $1.00/1 MQ  4/14  SS

Get 2 $3.00 +Ups

Final cost $1.00 a piece.

4 RA Glucose Tablets $2.29

BOGO Free

Use $1.00/1 RAQ  Book

Get 4 $1.00 +Up’s.

$3.42 MM

OOP $.59

MM $2.83

Retail $46.80

Rite Aid 4/18

Transaction 1

4 Cans Pantry Tomato Soup $1.28

Clearance $.32

3 Cans Pantry Chicken Noodle Soup $1.28

Clearance $.64

2 Hungry Jack Pancake Mix $2.79

Clearance $1.39

3 Progresso Italian Bread Crumbs $1.99

Clearance $.49

2 Cream of Wheat Instant

See above

3 Nivea Body Wash $6.99

Buy 2 get one free

Use $3.00/2 MQ 4/14 RP

Tracks for spend $25.00 get $5.00 +Up

3 Nivea Lip Balms $2.99

Sale $1.99

Use $1.00/1 MQ 4/14 RP

Pay $13.95 Get $5.00 +Up

Final cost $.8.95

( I normally would not go so much OOP on my Up rewards, but you can never get really cheap or free women’s body wash. If I’d have bought the men’s it would have been half that amount, but I have tons of men’s bodywash and needed some for me, so I spend some Ups. )

OOP $1.00

Retail $58.63

Transaction 2

1 Clean Up Duster $1.00

1 Clean Up Duster Refill $1.00

1 Bayer Contour EZ Meter

See above

4 RA Glucose Tablets

See above

3 Flavored Waters $1.00

Sale $.88

Use $.50/1 Freshness peelies

OOP $1.00

Retail $34.55

MM $12.52

Transaction 3

1 Hungry Jack Pancake Mix

See above

1 Simply Cheese Puffs $1.49, $1.19 Gold

1 Simply White Cheddar Popcorn $1.49, $1.19 Gold

OOP $.77

Retail $5.77

Transaction 4

1 Progresso Italian Bread crumbs

See above

4 Sugar Free Lifesavers $2.29, $1.83 Gold

Use $1.00/1 RAQ Diabetes Book

2 Smucker Squeezable Grape jelly $2.79

Clearance $.69

1 Hungry Jack Pancake Mix

See above

OOP $.07

Retail $23.35

K Mart 4/18

Transaction 1

1 Rimmel Eyeshadow $5.99

Clearance $.50

1 Tide Pods 16 ct. $5.99

2 Bounce $2.99

Use $1.50/1 MQ 3/31 P&G

OOP $10.97

Retail $17.96

Get $10.00 Catalina

Transaction 2

1 Tide Pods 16 ct $5.99

2 Bounce $2.99

Use $1.50/1 MQ 3/31 P&G

Use $10.00 Cat

OOP $.47

Retail $11.97

Transaction 3

Same as transaction 2

Transaction 4

Same as transaction 2

K Mart 4/19

Transaction 1

Same as transaction 2 from previous day.

Transaction 2

Same as transaction 2 from previous day.

Transaction 3

Same as transaction 2 from previous day.

Walgreens 4/19

Transaction 1

4 Almay Intense Eyeshadows $7.49

BOGO 50%

Use 15% off Friends and Family coupon

Use $4.00/1 MQ 4/7 SS

Use $4.00 RR

OOP $.35 Get 4,000 points

Retail $31.60

MM $3.65

Transaction 2

2 Almay Makeup Remover Pads $5.99

BOGO 50%

Use $5.00/2 IP

2 Almay Eye Makeup Remover Liquid $5.99

BOGO 50%

Use $5.00/2 IP

Use 15% FF coupon

OOP $1.26 Get 4,000 points

MM $2.74

Transaction 3

3 Nice Thin Mints $1.29

Sale $.89

1 6 pk Scott Naturals Paper Towels $9.99

Sale $5.00

Use $.75/1 MQ 4/14 SS and $1.00/1 IVC April coupon book

Use $4.00 RR

OOP $.63

Retail $13.86

Transaction 4

1 A&W Rootbeer 10 $1.79

Sale $1.00 get $1.00 RR

1 Sunny Smile Cookies $1.00

1 Scott Natural Paper Towels

See above

Use 15% off FF coupon

Redeem 5,000 points Get $1.00 RR

OOP $.40

Retail $12.78

MM $.15

Transaction 5

1 A&W Rootbeer 10 $1.79

See above

Use 15% FF coupon

OOP$.85 Get $1.00RR

Retail $1.79

MM $.15

Finally, that’s it!! It was an amazing three days. Here are the final totals

OOP $11.59

Retail $389.69

MM $30.66

I’d say, this one goes to the girls 🙂

Girls 28

Guys 3

$26,182.34-$389.69=$25,792.65

$736.15+30.66=$766.81

Day 46

Hey everyone!!! It’s been the longest day. I had to work today after a really busy weekend and I am so glad it’s my Friday. I am exhausted. Steve talked me into going to Rite Aid after work and I’m really glad I did, there are some fabulous deals this week.

The Rite Aid Glucose Tablets 10 count are $2.29 and this week they are Buy One Get One Free and for everyone you buy, you get $1.00 +Up. If you have the $1.00/1 RAQ’s from the Diabetes Booklet if you buy four it’s a $3.24 money-maker. My daughter has a friend who is diabetic and I figured I could give these to her.

The Arm and Hammer Laundry Power Pacs are on sale 2 for $7.00. There is a $1.00/1 MQ and you’ll get a $3.00 +Up. That makes them a $1.00 a piece. That’s a great deal for laundry detergent!

The Oxi Clean is a different deal and it’s also great. They are also 2 for $7.00 and I got $1.00/1 MQ’s  and giving a $3.00 +Up for a final price of $1.00 a peice. This is an awesome stain remover! I love this stuff and I think $1.00 is a great price.

The Band Aid/ Neosporin deal is pretty good. The Band Aids are BOGO 50% off and when you buy the Neosporin as well there is  a first aid bag that you can get for free with a peelie. There is also a Manufacturer’s rebate being offered on Healthly Essentials, spend $10.00 get $5.00 and a free first aid bag.

http://www.healthyessentials.com/printable-coupons/

Here is the transaction breakdown, be sure and follow the link and watch the video.

Rite Aid

4 RA Glucose Tablets $2.29

BOGO Free

Use $1.00/1 RAQ Diabetes Booklet

Get 4 $1.00 +Up’s

$3.42 MM

2 Cadbury Eggs $.99

Clearance $.24

2 Bandaids $3.49

BOGO 50%

Use $1.00/2 IP and $1.00/1 RA Balloon Q’s

Get $2.00 +Up

1 Neosporin $9,79

Use $2.00/1 IP and $2.00/1 RAQ Diabetes Booklet

4 Arm and Hammer Power Pacs $6.99

Sale 2 for $7.00

Use $1.00/1 MQ 4/14 SS

Get 2 $3.00 +Up

4 Oxi Clean Stain Sticks $4.79

Use $1.00/1 MQ 4/14 SS

Get 2 $3.00 +Ups

2 Alka Seltzer Plus $6.99

BOGO 50%

Use $2.00/1 MQ 3/17 SS and $2.00/1 VV

Get $6.00 +Up

$1.04 MM

OOP $.86

Retail $92.60

Money Maker $4.60

It’s another one for the girls!!!

Girls 27

Guys 3

$26,274.94-$92.60=$26,182.34

$731.55+4.60=$736.15

Day 45

I had an amazing day at Walgreens!! I made money buying Crest Mouthwash and I got free Crest Toothpaste. There were many Register Reward items to be had today and I took full advantage. I hope that you all are doing the same. Honestly, who can’t use free Crest? I know that some people look down on couponers and figure that they will just pay full price. I say let them! When they pay full price, we don’t have too.

There are so many other things that I would rather spend my hard-earned money on, like vacations. I always tell those that I teach that you can choose to do whatever you want to do with the money that you save. I like to take dream vacations, and trust me when I tell you I have. You can do whatever would give you the most joy, buy a new car, buy a home for your family, put in that hot tub you always wanted. The things you can do with the money you save are endless. I know doctors and lawyers who coupon so they can keep more of what they earn.

I did a total of 12 transactions today at Wags. I couldn’t believe it when I was going over my receipts. I almost reached my limit of 20 a day 🙂 I have never come that close to maxing out my transaction limit before. I was surprised, but honestly I’m really excited about the things that I got at Wags today. It’s never been this good.

I did do a little Rite Aid, but I was having so much fun at Walgreens that Rite Aid will have to wait for another day.

Walgreens

Transaction 1

1 Sleep Right Nasal Breathe Aid $9.99

Sale $7.00 Get $7.00 RR

Use $1.00/1 IP

1 Allergease $5.79

Sale $4.00 get $4.00 RR

1 Morton Epson Salt $5.49

Sale $4.00 get $4.00 RR

1 Nexcare Blister Bandages $4.99

Sale $3.50

Use $.55/1 MQ 4/7 SS

1 Crest Toothpaste $3.99

Sale $2.99 get $2.00 RR

Use $1.00/1 MQ  3/31 P&G

Use 18,000 points

OOP $.85

MM $22.00

Transaction 2

1 Crest Mouthwash $3.99

Sale $2.99 get $2.00 RR

Use $1.50/1 MQ 3/31 P&G

OOP $1.49

MM $.51

Transaction 3

Same as transaction 2

Transaction 4

Crest Toothpaste $4.49

See above

OOP $1.99

Transaction 5

Same as transaction 4

Transaction 6

Same as transaction 4

Transaction 7

1 Morton Epson Salt

See above

1 Nexcare Bandages

See above

Use $7.00 RR from Sleep Right

OOP $2.49

MM $5.00

Transaction 8

Allergease

See above

Use $4.00 RR from Mortons Salt

OOP $0.00

Transaction 9

Sleep Right

See above

Sunny cookies $1.00

Use $4.00 RR

OOP $3.00

MM $4.20

Transaction 10

Same as transaction 9

Transaction 11

Morton Epson Salt

See above

Use $4.00 RR from Allergease

OOP $0.00

Transaction 12

2 Nice Shreded Cheese $2.49

Sale 2 for $4.00

Get 250 points

2 Nice American Cheese Slices $2.49

Sale 2 for $4.00

Get 250 points

2 Best Foods Mayonaise $5.49

Sale $3.49

Use $.50/1 MQ 3/24 RP

2 Nice Aluminum Foil $1.79

Use in ad IVC for $.99

2 Comet Cleanser $.99

Use in ad IVC for $.59

2 Clorox Bleach $1.99

Use in ad IVC for $1.69 and $.75/1 IP

Get 250 points each

4 Kraft Mac and Cheese $1.49

Use in ad IVC for $.79

Get 500 points wyb 2

Use 2 $3.50 RR and 7 $2.00 RR

OOP $1.18 get 2,000 points

$.80 MM

Rite Aid

1 Bayer Contour Next EZ Meter $19.99

Sale $10.00 get $10.00 +Up

Use $10.00/1 RAQ Diabetes Book

$10.00 MM

2 Alka Seltzer Allergy $6.99

BOGO 50% off

Use $2.00/1 MQ 3/17 SS and $2.00/1 VV

OOP $1.42

MM $8.58

The totals for today

OOP $20.89

MM $41.38

Retail $165.85

I made some money again today. Some things I got I won’t use the Sleep Right comes to mind. I can’t imagine sticking one of those things in my nose, but I made money on it and in doing that got useful things like cleaning supplies, groceries and toothpaste.

It’s another one for the girls

Girls 26

Guys 3

$26,440.79-$165.85=$26,274.94

$690.17+$41.38=$731.55

The Videos are here

Day 42

Hey everyone! It’s been a crazy week. I have done some small hauls throughout the past couple of days. I have been able to upload the short videos I shot from my phone, but haven’t had the time to actually sit down and do my blog posts. You still have the time to get in on the deals, so I wanted to post them for you.

I found out through the course of my research this week that the Aveeno Baby stuff is tracking with the Visine deal. If you buy 6 of the Aveeno’s and use the $3.00/2 coupons, and 8 of the Visine’s that I told you about earlier in the week, you will get the $10.00 +Up.  It is not a money-maker, but it’s basically free. If there is a baby in your life, free baby wash, shampoo, and lotion is a great deal! Things for baby’s are expensive. It seems that the manufacturer’s know we have no choice but to buy certain things and they make the most of our needs. So whenever you can get things like this for free, be sure and stock up. I have a grandchild on the way and I don’t want my daughter to have to pay for certain things and I don’t mind making the time to shop for her. She works and goes to college and needs the time for homework and self care. The way I look at it, this is what Mom’s are for.

There are some great money-makers at Walmart using some coupons that came in the inserts recently and some Internet printables. Get your 4/7 Redplums and cut out all the $2.50/1 Poligrip coupons you have.  At my local Walmart the .75 oz Poligrip is priced at $1.72. For every one of the Poligrips in my cart, I was getting $.78 overage. Awesome money-maker. Another one is Rice Dream. On Dream’s Facebook page there is an Internet printable available, it prints from coupons.com. The price for my store was $1.88, so I made $.12 for everyone I brought. I wish I had more computers and facebook accounts to print this coupon off. I love the stuff.

Looking forward to next week. There is some great stuff happening at Rite Aid and Walgreens.

For Rite Aid. Get your diabetes books out and gather your $10.00/1 Bayer Next EZ meter. They will be on sale for $10.00 and will be giving a $10.00 +Up to make them free. If you have this coupon, it’s a $10.00 m0ney-maker. There is a $5.00 IP available from the Bayer website, but people are reporting that you must have a prescription to use it, so YMMV. If you can get that coupon, it will be a $5.00 money-maker. The Alka Seltzer Plus is also a money-maker. They will be BOGO 50%, buy 4, use the $2.00/1 MQ 3/17 SS and $2.00/1 VV. Pay $4.96, get a $6.00 +Up. Great deal!!! The Arm and Hammer Power packs will be $1.00 when you buy two. They will be 2 for $7.00, use the $1.00/1 coming in the 4/14 SS. Pay $5.00, get a $3.00 +Up.

It’s going to be a good week at Walgreens. There are a couple of money-makers and some free useful items. The Crest ProHealth mouthwash is a rockin deal. It’s on sale for $2.99, there is a $1.50/1 MQ 3/31 P&G and you’ll get a $2.00 RR. So that’s a $.50 money-maker. The Crest ProHealth toothpaste and the Oral B Cross Action toothbrushes are on the same deal. There are $1.00/1 MQ 3/31 P&G making them free 🙂 The Sleep Right Breathe Aid will be on sale for $7.00 and gives a $7.00 RR, there is a $1.00/1 MQ on their website, making them a $1.00 money-maker. The Nexcare Blister Waterproof Bandages are on sale for $3.50, there is a $.55/1 MQ 4/7 SS and you’ll get a $3.00 RR making them free. There are other items offering Register Rewards so check your ads. I have just listed the ones you can get for free or make a little money on.

I have been seriously lazy this week, so the transaction breakdown is going to be really long…….

Rite Aid

Transaction 1

4 Visine $5.49, $4.39 Gold

Use $2.00/1 MQ 3/10 SS and $2.00/1 in ad RAQ

Tracks for spend $30.00 get $10.00 +Up

OOP $.56

Retail $23.60

Transaction 2

2 Juice Boxes $1.00, $.80 Gold

Use $.50 Freshness Peelies

1 Visine

See above

OOP $.83

Retail $7.29

Transation 3

2 Aveeno Baby Wash and Shampoo $5.99

BOGO 50% off

Use $3.00/2 MQ 3/17 SS

2 Aveeno Soothing Baby Wash $5.99

See above

2 Aveeno Baby Lotion $5.99

See above

Tracks for spend $30.00 get $10 +Up

OOP $.94

Retail $35.94

Transaction 4

4 Rimmel Eyeshadows $3.49

Clearance $.87

Use $1.00/1 MQ 4/7 RP

OOP $0.00

Retail $13.96

Transaction 5

1 Baby Wipes $1.00, $.80 Gold

1 Garnier Conditioner $3.99

Sale $2.99

Use $1.00/1 MQ 4/17 RP

This finished the Garnier deal and I got the $5.00 +Up

OOP $1.79

Retail $5.49

Transaction 6

1 Visine $5.49

See above

OOP $1.39

Retail $5.49

Transaction 7

1 No Nonsense Leggings $14.99, $11.99 Gold

I didn’t want to use my ups for these in case I didn’t like them and wanted to return them. The verdict is still out as to whether I like them or not. I haven’t worn them yet.

OOP $11.99

Retail $14.99

Transaction 8

2 NYC Nail Polish $1.99

Clearance $.49

2 NYC Nail Polish $.99

Clearance $.24

2 Visine Max Red $7.49, $5,99 Gold

Use $3.00/1 IP and $2.00/1 in ad RAQ

I got my last $10.00 +Up

2 Moon Pies $1.00, $.80 Gold

Use $.50 Freshness Peelies

OOP $.03

Retail $22.94

Dollar Tree

Transaction 1

4 Oil of Olay Bath Bars $1.00

Use $1.00/1 MQ 3/31 P&G

OOP $0.00

Retail $4.00

Transaction 2

Same as transaction 1

Walmart

2 Rice Dream $1.88

Use $2.00/1 IP

Get $.12 in overage

6 Poligrip $1.72

Use $2.00/1 MQ 4/7 RP

Get $.78 in overage

1 Fruit of the Loom Underwear $7.84

OOP $2.92 on a gift card from my work

Retail $22.02

The totals for all the hauls are:

OOP $17.53

Retail $154.70

I didn’t make any money on these transactions, but considering the useful and needed items I purchased I didn’t spend that much. Since I haven’t even touched the original $5oo.oo Steve alotted me to spend, I’m going to call this one for the girls.

Girls 25

Guys 3

$26,595.43-$154.70=$26,440.79

$707.70-$17.53=$690.17

Here are all the vidoes

Day 38

It’s been a really busy day. I was up at 6:30 am to be at my local Rite Aid by 8:00 am. When I was there the night before, I noticed that they only had six of the Bic Disposable Razors on the shelf. I wanted four of them, so I figured I better get there when they opened.

After Rite Aid, I headed off to Walgreens to the diabetes meter money maker. I spent a whole 5 cents at Wags this morning and made 11,000 points. For Walgreens, that’s just plain amazing. Steve was pleased. He didn’t go with me early this morning, he wanted to spend more time with his “breakfast club” at the local McDonalds. After he came home and saw what I was getting, he wanted to go with me.

So, back to Rite Aid to finish off the Visine deal. According to the rules of the challenge, I can’t break, or even bend, a store’s coupon policy. Rite Aid limits you to four like coupons per transaction. I needed 8 of the Visine for the money-maker, so I had to go back. This is a really hot deal and Visine is flying off shelves like there’s no tomorrow. I didn’t want to miss out.

Then, I went to work. Sunday’s at my job can be either crazy busy, or just plain dead. This was one of those crazy busy days.

After work, I hit Rite Aid again to do some more of the money makers.

Awesome clearance find at Rite Aid. Some of the Dream Lites are on clearance. It has been reported that the Rainbow Unicorn, the Puppy and the Peguin are included. Some are ringing as low as $4.99. I found the Unicorn in my local RA tonight for $7.49. There is a baby on the way, so I picked one up. If you’re interested, go and get one before it hits the blogs!!!

After dinner, Steve wanted to go back to Walgreens to see if there were any more meters. I knew that there wasn’t, but decided to humor him and go back anyway. It turned out to be a wasted trip, but he was happy, so I was happy.

I got a ton of stuff today. The transaction breakdown is going to be very long……

Rite Aid

Transaction 1

4 Bic Silky Touch Razors $4.49

Sale $2.99

Use $3.00/1 MQ 3/17 SS Get $2.00 +Up  $8.00 MM

4 Visine $5.29, $4.29 Gold

Use $2.00/1 MQ 3/10 SS and $2.00/1 in ad RAQ

Tracks for spend $30.00 Get $10.00 +Up&

Clearance $1.07

1 Playtex Fresh and Sexy $7.49, $5.99 Gold

Use $5.00/1 L2C Get $4.00 +Up

3 Garnier Shampoos $3.99

Sale $2.99

Use $1.25/1 IP and $1.00/1 VV or RA Facebook Q

Tracks for spend $15.00 Get $5.00 +Up monthly deal

OOP $.73

Total Retail $67.16

Total MM $10.28

Transaction 2

4 Visine

See above

Pay $1.84 for all 8 Get $10.00 +Up   $8.16 MM

4 Easter Peeps $1.99

Clearance $.49

OOP $.88

Total Retail $29.12

Total MM $7.28

Transaction 3

1 Playtex Fresh and Sexy

See above

3 Almay Intense Eyeshadows $7.79

Sale Buy 2 Get one Free Get $5.00 +Up

Use $5.00/2 IP and $2.00/1 VV (NLA)

2 $.98Garnier Conditioners

See above

OOP=$.05

Total Retail $38.84

Total MM $3.16

Transaction 4

1 Bic Silky Touch

See above

1 Trident Gum

OOP=$.98

Total Retail $5.78

Transaction 5

1 Dream Lites Rainbow Unicorn $29.99

Clearance $7.49

Used a $5.00 +Up

OOP=2.49

Total Retail $29.99

Walgreens

3 Bayer Breeze 2 Meters $24.99

Sale $9.99  Get 2,000 points

Use $10.00/1 MQ 3/24 RP

1 Sunny Paper Plates $1.89

Sale with in ad IVC $.99

Spend $30.00 get 5,000 points

OOP=$.05

Total Retail $76.86

Total MM $10.95

The totals for today:

OOP=$5.18

Retail $247.75

MM $24.35

It’s another one for the girls 🙂

Girls 24

Guys 3

$26,843.18-$247.75=$26,595.43

$683.35+$24.35=$707.70

Rite Aid Videos:

Walgreens Video

Thanks for hanging out with me!! I’ll be back with more sometime this week.
Peace and love to all and HAPPY COUPONING!!!