Wednesday, April 6, 2011

CVS/Target/Walgreens 4/4 & 4/5

(The palmolive was a purchase from a previous CVS trip it just made its way into my walgreens picture somehow.)

So this week wasn't as good to me as the last trips that I made (IMO). I decided to try Walgreens for the first time on Monday and was very disappointed. First of all the one manager who was out on the floor kept following me and asking if I needed help and hawk-eyeing me like I was going to steal something. Listen buddy, just because I have a book full of coupons doesn't mean i'm going to be stealing stuff.. I just want to get some good deals, now leave me alone to shop in peace! >.<

I know that I could've worked this all out better to get myself a better deal but I guess I was intimidated? I also needed bread milk and cheese and instead of just going to Walmart I picked them up here which I knew was a big mistake but I just didn't want to trek to Walmart and through the hoards of people when I was already somewhere that carried it.

Transaction #1

(2) Aussie 2/$7
(1) Colgate toothpaste $2.99
(1) Fantastk $2.49
(3) Dawn $.99ea

$1.00, $.75, $1.00, $3.50, $.25

Total after tax: $11.70
got back $5 in RR

Transaction #2:

Bread $2.19
Cheese $2.99
Milk $3.49
(4) hot wheels cars 2/$1.50
(2) Tylenol PM.. I was only going to get 1 but she said they were BOGO (store brand) so I ran back to get another.. now that i am looking at my receipt it looks like it was only 50% off and not free..

Used my $5RR
Total: $20.32

I guess its not TERRIBLE but I just feel ... ripped off? I dont know.. I just didn't have that good feeling as I was walking out of the store.. I dont think Im going to be going back there unless there is a VERY good deal going on.. and I know the second transaction wasn't a good one because of the food that I bought.. but I guess the first one wasn't too bad for it being my first trip into Walgreens and all!

Rite Aid (no picture)

(4) Boxes of Special K cereal
Regular price = $4.79 ea
on sale - 2/$5
Used - (2) $1/2 boxes

Total for all 4 = $8.00

CVS trip 4/5

I took back my receipt for the toothbrushes and was prepared to return them if need be but she asked me if i wanted 2 $.99 ecbs or just 1 $2.00
And I did return the one mouth wash because it didnt trigger the ECBs and i dont really need it and I got back $3.70 from that.

I totalled $41.66 OOP.. I could've done all of this SO much differently and I wish I could take everything back and start over at my one store with the really nice old lady because I KNOW I could've saved a bunch more and done different things here.

Trans #1:
(3) pringles 3/$4
used: $1/3
(3) Special K cereal $3/10
used: $2/3
Received: $4 ECB
(2) Kellogs cereal
used: $1/2 kellogs

total coupons: $4
8 Items

Total : $15.00

ECBs Received: $4

This was my biggest transaction but for getting 5 boxes of cereal .. and that brand of cereal plus 3 cans of pringles I think thats a pretty darn good deal!!
AND I have 1 more $2/3 .. id like to get some more coupons to use towards it since I can get the $4 ecb back 4 more times!

Trans #2

(3) Soft Soap 3/$9
Used: (2) $1/1
Received $3ECB

(1) Crest Pro Health Mouth Wash $3.49
Used: $1/1
Received: $2.50 ECB

(2) Oral-B toothbrushes $2.99ea
used: BOGO Q

***Noticed after I got home that I never DID receive my $1.98 in ECBs that I should've got back from this... I am going to go back with my receipt and items and either just get my money back or get my $1.98 in ECBs!!
***I also noticed that the girl at the first store read the coupon wrong.. or she actually didn't read the WHOLE coupon because she said I couldn't use the $2/1 with it even though I know that she COULD so when I went to my other store I asked the lady about it and she gave me $2 towards my next purchase.. I have another $2 Q towards the toothbrush that I didn't give the second lady because I didnt even think about it I should take it in also and use it!

4 coupons: $5.99

6 Items totalling: $13.05

ECBs Received: $5.50.. should be more than that with the Oral B!

Trans #3

(2) John Frieda shampoos $5ea = $10
Used: 2/$2
ECBs Received: $3

(1) Gold Bond body wash = $5.88
Used: $2/1
Received: $3 ECB

coupons used $6
ECBs used $4
Total: 6.24

second store...

Trans #1

(2) Right Guard BW @ $3.88 ea
(2) Right Guard Deodorant @ $4.39 ea
used: (2) BOGO, $2 from the toothbrush coupon the other lady didnt take off
Used: (2) $3 in ECB

4 Items total: $.29 oop!

Received $3 in ECB!!

Trans #2

(3) Pringles - 3/$4
used $1/3
(2) Wisk - $8.99 / BOGO
Used: 2/$1
(1) Crest Pro Health Toothpaste @ 3.49
(1) Crest PH Mouth wash @ 3.49

(1) Green bag tag.. finally.. i would have 3 scans already if i wouldve bought it in the first place!!

Coupons totaling $5
used ECBs: $3, $2.50 and $3

8 Items
Total $7.08
only got back one $2.50 ECB.. I didnt realize my limit was up on the crest stuff so I am going to take back the mouthwash. I have enough and dont use them often enough.. I can put that money towards something else!!

I got my rainchecks for the Gum flossers also since both of my stores were completely out.
I also want to go back and get the Doritos deal.. maybe after work on Friday, and i'll take in that $2 off toothbrush coupon that I have and didn't use to see if I can get the $2 back and use it towards the doritos!

Target trip 4/5
First of all, I went to get the Purex, check for Purina One Beyond and the Old Spice.. I had head of people using the BOGOs on the 2packs that they had. The registers at my store would not let me do it so I put them back :(

(2) Purex Crystals @ $2.99
Used - (2) $1/1 & (2) $2/1
total = FREE'
I wanted to get more, but I really want to see if i can find the Orange bottle and smell it, I am going to check Kmart, if I can't find them then I will just go back to Target and get more of the purple ones!

Lightbulbs for the light outside - $2.29 (no coupon :( )

Expandible coupon file - $2.29
I went to walmart and found another one that I liked more but this one will do just fine for now.

I just realized that she did take off my $1.50 Q for the lightbulbs even though at first it wouldn't let her take it, it looks like it came off of the coupon file! LOL .. Hey, I wont complain!!

Total with tax: $6.48 (forgot my reuseable bag.. again! UGH)
saved: $7.50

not too bad!

Spent $2.11 (had a $5 off $5 or more coupon) at Petsmart
Spent $30.16 at Walmart

I guess its not TOO bad considering everything that I got this week.. I know that I could've done things differently and really wish that I would have, but its just more incentive to take more time to plan things out before I get to the store, and then get to the counter.


  1. There are good weeks and there are so-so weeks. As long as your saving and learning I believe it to be good. ^_^

  2. Looks like you did fine. Glad you were able to find the Purex Crystals at your Target. I haven't been able to find any at mine. :(
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