Sunday, February 23, 2014

Drug Store finds 2/23/2014 ($16.67 Out of Pocket with $35 back in various ways!)


I found some great deals on clearance Valentine's Day cards/candy.  I bought it to give to students at school!  I also bought some things for the Easter Bunny.. who will be coming soon!  It is never too early to stock up.. especially on the Reese eggs, which are essentials in our house.  There have been years where you couldn't find these right before Easter!

3 bags of Reese Eggs (on sale $9/3)
12 Reese Eggs $0.99 each (CVS sale Buy 1, get one free)
1 Snickers bar
1 2liter of Sunkist Orange $0.99
3 Airhead valentine's Sets ($3.99 - 75% off sale)
4 Skittles Valentine's Sets  ($3.99 - 75% off sale)

Total before coupons and sales:  $75.54
Total with sales, but before coupons:  $24.13

Coupons used:
4 coupons for $1/3 Reese products (in today's paper)
1 coupon for $2/3 Reese bagged products (in today's paper)
1 $0.30/1 2 liter coupon from the CVS Red coupon machine
1 coupon for a FREE Snicker's bar (from facebook instant win)
$9.75 in ECB from last week

Total after coupons:  $6.89, plus I got $2 in ECB (for buying 3 bagged Reece's products).

2 Colgate Toothbrushes $2.99 each
2 Colgate Toothpastes $3.50 each
2 boxes of Triskets 2/$5

Total Before Sales and Coupons:  $24.91
Total with sales, but before coupons:  $18.35

Coupons used:
1 coupon from previous newspaper for $1.50/2 Colgate Toothbrushes
2 coupons from today's paper for $0.50 any Colgate toothpasted
2 Internet coupons for $1/1 Trisket
$9.00 in UPS from last week

Total after coupons:  $4.85 PLUS, I got $25 in UP rewards to use next week (2 for $3 each on toothpaste, 2 for $2 each for the toothpaste AND $15 for spending a total of $100 (precoupon) in February at Rite Aid!!  I am also getting $1.00 back from Checkout 51 for buying Trisket Crackers!  :)

4 packages of Oreo cookies 2/$5
2 bottles of Scrubbing Bubbles Mega Shower Foam 2/$6
2 bottles of Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ 2/$3 (with in ad coupon)

Total before sales and coupons: $32.17
Total after sales, but before coupons:  $21.43

Coupons used:
2 newspaper coupons for $0.75/2 packages Oreo Cookies
2 Internet printables for $1/1 Scrubbing Bubbles
1 Internet Coupon for $2/2 Sweet Baby Ray's
$9 in RR from 2 weeks ago (didn't shop there last week)

Total after coupons:  $4.93, PLUS, I got $2 in RR for next week, 4000 balance rewards points (2000 for buying 2 Oreos) and $1.00 back from Checkout 51 for buying 2 Scrubbing Bubbles!  If you are new to balance rewards, 1000 points equals $1 and you can use it off your next purchase when you get up to $5.

So today, I spent $16.67 total for everything in the 3 photos combined.  I also got $29 in various rewards to the drug stores in coupons, $4 in balance rewards points and $2 from Checkout 51.  I was able to get some treats for both my classroom and Easter Baskets too! :)

THIS is why I love couponing!  I still have $194.55 to spend on groceries for February, even though we splurged $40 on steaks for a family Valentine's dinner AND I paid $32 for Crazy Bread from a fundraiser!  Definitely no discounts to be found on those, or my Aldi trips, but I've still managed to save 74.8% on groceries this month!