A really GREAT day for a quick, amazing haul!

Well, long time no see…eh?

Thought people might be interested in this, so here you go!

It’s by no means a large haul like some days…but it’s a great one…and I’ll itemize and tell you why.

First of all…today was not a day I planned to do any coupon runs really.  I woke up with a killer headache and thought for sure I’d be lounging all day with the pup.  Lo and behold…wouldn’t you know that OF COURSE I look to my prescription and I’m out.  It’s for a medicine I take daily, so I really can’t go without.  Thankfully, I live within a milisecond radius of probably any store you could think of, so if I want to hit more than one store while out, it’s like I didn’t even spend extra time or gas.

So…all within literal walking distance of our place, were Jewel, CVS, and Dominick’s.  They all have deals going on where if you fill a prescription at their pharmacy you can get $25 either in the form of a coupon or a gift card.  Jewel’s deal is the best because it doesn’t have limitations like CVS, and their prices are better.  Dominick’s is a coupon for $25 but it has to be on a $50 purchase.  No thanks.  So…off to Jewel to drop off my script.  I got a few things, and then realized that rather than waiting around, I could run to the other stores and come back for it at the end.  (Remember…this isn’t really out of the way because I’m lucky enough to live by all of them.)

So…I’ll give you a quick breakdown of what I got, where, and how much the day “cost” me.  Or will I be saying…MADE me money??

Read through to find out!

CVS:

8 bottles Herbal Essences  (On Sale for 2.99 down from 3.99)

2 Aussie stylers (On Sale for 2.99 down from 4.99)

8 CoverGirl Eye Shadows (3.99, buy one get one 50% off)

Total before coupons:  53.82 + tax (4.44) = 58.26

I used:

(4) Buy One Get One Free Herbal Essences up to $6.99 coupons (9/16 SS)

(1) $1/2 Aussie Products (10/21 RP)

(4) $3/2 Covergirl Products (9/30 P&G)

(1) $10 off $50 purchase at CVS coupon from email

Total after coupons: 2.86 + tax (original 4.44) = $7.30

But wait…it’s way better than that.  CVS has a deal this week that if you buy $30 worth of P&G products (before coupons), they’ll give you $10 back in Extra Care Bucks (money to spend at CVS).  So yes.  I spent 7.30 and got $10 back.  I made $2.70 for all 18 products.

BUT WAIT! It’s better than THAT!!! How, you might ask!? Because the P&G deal at CVS double dipped with a Mail in Rebate directly from P&G! Spend $50 in P&G products, and they’ll write you a check for $15!  All it takes is me sending them my receipt and address.  And yes…the rebate is for PRE-coupon pricing.  So, I spent the necessary $50…so not only did I make 2.70 right away, but I’ll make another $15 right from the manufacturer!! What a great deal.  I have 18 products now that not only were they all completely free…I got paid to shop to the tune of $17.70!! (And this honestly took me all of 10 minutes at the store.)

On to Dominick’s.  This was just a quick trip in and out for some things I knew I needed to get and had coupons for.

Dominick’s:

2 bags of Mission tortilla chips (On sale for 2.49 each)

5 McCormick Recipe Inspirations (On sale for .99 each)

1 McCormick Sea Salt Grinder (Kevin’s fave…on sale for 1.99)

3 McCormick Seasoning packets (On sale for 1.49 and B2GO free)

1 container garlic hummus (On clearance for 1.49 from 3.75…and it’s my treat!)

1 package ChiChi’s tortillas (2.59)

1 bag Fresh Express Spinach (On sale for 1.00)

Total before coupons:  19.98

I used:

(2) $1.50/1 Mission chips store coupon (dominicks.com JFU)

(3) $3/3 McCormick product coupons ( 10/7 or 10/14 RP)

(1) Get One Free ChiChi’s up to 2.99 coupon (dominicks.com JFU)

(1) .55/1 Fresh Express coupon (peelie)

Total after coupons: 4.84 + tax (0.87) = 5.71

So….so far, I’m doing pretty good.  If I want, I can subtract that 5.71 I spent from the money I made at CVS…but we’ll wait….

Now, onto Jewel.  Oh, jewel.  The store with the really nice pharmacist who paged me as Kah-tay instead of Kate.  Don’t ask me how….but he was really nice!  Anyway.  I’m lucky in that I have good medical insurance that covers almost any prescription I could need filled.  I guess that’s the beauty in being covered by more than one insurance.  Anywho….

Jewel:

5 Chocolate Powerbars (1.00 each….Kevin lives on these, yuck.)

2 packages of vanilla pudding mix (Clearanced for .34…use it in baking)

2 half gallons of Silk Almond Milk (On sale for 3.00 from 3.49)

2 2lb bags of Fuji apples (On sale for 2.99 and BOGO free! I will be making pie..)

1 Prescription fill (was free because insurance covered it.)

Total before coupons: 14.67 + tax (.26) = 14.93

I used:

(2) $2/1 Silk Product coupons (online, no longer available)

(1) Fill a prescription, get a $25 Gift Card free coupon (Available at Pharmacy counter)

Total after coupons: 10.93….but wait….they gave me $25 towards that! So…that’s right.  I don’t pay! I’m actually UP money by $14.07!!!

WHAT WHATTTTT.  It was a great day…can you tell!?? And while I was there, I spotted puppy food on clearance that I will be going back for with a coupon.

Let’s total this up… I went to 3 stores that were within walking distance, got a prescription, and $93.17 worth of products including food AND supplies.  It took me less than an hour, and the same amount of gas it would have taken just to get the prescription, and after all coupons and savings…it’s not enough that it was free.  Today netted us $26.06 AND all the products for free!! What a day!!!

This, folks, is why we coupon.

I’ll also be going back to CVS because they were out of some products that are going to be free or money-makers this week.  I may even hit up the CVS by work, too.  I’ll be grabbing nail clippers by Revlon and Aveeno lotion for free this week there! YAY for deals.  Who would ever pay full price?

I’ll enclose a picture of my haul.  I hope you enjoy!

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About Kate

I'm married to my best friend, Kevin. We have an AWESOME puppy named Izzy. Kevin, obviously, is a Police Officer. I am one proud wife. I stay at home. We live a VERY frugal lifestyle, and are proud of it. I cook, bake, coupon, craft, DIY, sew, paint, thrift, garden, preserve, and whatever else you can do to save money and be self sufficient. We love God. We can't wait to start a family. Join us on our Journey through the life of Law Enforcement and in general! :)

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