Sunday, November 23, 2014

CVS & Walgreens, November 23, 2014

This year the deals at CVS were not as good as last year, but still profitable. Here's what I got:

Retail price: $194.03
Sale price: $174.49
Net Profit: $13.89



Monday, December 2, 2013

Black Friday Deals 2013

Since I last posted, I got a couple of FANTASTIC deals at CVS: gift cards!
I bought a $100 Old Navy gift card and got $25 in ExtraBucks.  I also bought 2 PayPal Mastercards for $4.95 each. I got $50 in ExtraBucks for each of those. That's a $115.10 profit in ExtraBucks!

I also transferred a prescription to Walgreens that got me a $25 gift card.  So starting with those items, here's a list of what I got at CVS and Walgreens between 11/25 and 12/01:

Out of pocket cost (and I STILL have extrabucks and register rewards):
Retail value:  $463.89
Sale price: $315.00 
OOP: $14.92  (CVS - $1.03, Walgreens - $13.89)

72 x bottles water
64 x Charmin ultra soft rolls
25 x 4x6 pictures
10 x Reach Toothbrushes
7 x Laundry Detergent
5 x Walgreens Ultra thin maxi pads
5 x NeilMed sinus spray
5 x candy bars
4 x Scunci hair bands
4 x Herbal Essence shampoo/conditioner
4 x Dawn detergent
3 x cans of sardines
3 x holiday gift sacks
2 x Tuf Paper Towel rolls
2 x Pampers jumbo packs
2 x Nature's Bounty B-12 Vitamins
2 x Mitchum deodorant
2 x Huggies Diapers
2 x Got2Be Oilicious shampoo/conditioner
2 x CVS Wipes
2 x CVS Vaseline
2 x Crest 3D White toothpaste
2 x Children's Ibuprofen
2 x 8x10 pictures
2 x 2 liter soda
4pk AA batteries
Act II 3-pk mini bags of popcorn
Arizona tea
Baking Soda
Chex Mix
Clorox Bleach
Colgate 360 Toothbrush
CVS Megapack diapers
Fantastik
Hair moisturizer
Olive oil for hair
Pampers Baby Dry
Pert Plus 2-in-1 shampoo/conditioner
Revlon lipstick
Rice Chex cereal
Salmon, canned
Scuncci hair clips
Stress relief
Sun Maid raisins
Tea Tree Oil for hair
Telescope
tin of cookies
Wexford packing tape
Windex wipes
wrapping paper






I also got $20 in Pappas gift cards for buying a $100 gift card for work (for which I will get reimbursed).

Kohl's is a whole other story that I'll post separately.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

CVS & Walgreens, 11-24-2013

This year, CVS and Walgreens decided to have their Black Friday sales starting on Sunday before Thanksgiving. That worked for me!

Here's what I got:
Retail value: $84.47
Sale price:  $55.39
Net profit:  $7.11



Wednesday, November 21, 2012

CVS, November 18, 2012

I was quite happy that this year, CVS had their "Black Friday" deals on Sunday before Thanksgiving. Since I won't be near a CVS on Thursday or Friday, this worked out perfectly for me.

I got $104.90 of product for a PROFIT of $8.79!

Purchases include: roll of toilet paper, 2 x Right Guard deodorant, Sprite, Powerade, South Beach snack bars, Nature Valley protein bars, Scooby Doo snacks, Nips, Play-Doh, Philips universal remote, 2 x Cleenex, Carmex, Visine, Children's Advil, Command Sample pack, green beans, a caramel, glade plug-in, some energy drinks, "Easy Feet," and an iron supplement.  Cost breakdown below.

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Trip details

Note: I bought the wrong Starbucks for the deal, so returning it gives me back that $2.99.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

CVS - October 28 2012

Today I made a super-quick trip to CVS to take advantage of the P&G sale before the store ran out of Dawn Hand Renewal.

Regular price: $49.33
Sale price: $34.89
Net cost to me: $9.16

Great price for 3 packs of Pampers and 8 bottles of Dawn!  



I had a $5 off $20 baby products CVS coupon from a couple of weeks ago that made this deal better than I originally was thinking it would be!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

CVS: September 30, 2012

Today, I got $93 of products at CVS for a net cost of $4.95+tax!  And that's with one item ringing up $2 more than marked on the shelf, which I didn't catch until I went home.  However, since the Pantene coupons went through no-questions-asked, I'm going to swallow that $2 extra I was charged for the Physician's Formula.

CVS Purchases, Sept 30, 2012

Transaction details

Comments:
For the Physician's Formula, the deal was "Spend $10, get $7 ExtraBucks."  Well, I also had a $4 off $12 cosmetics purchase coupon and a $1 off Physician's Formula coupon.  I picked an item that was $11.79 (close enough to $12 to use the cpn) with the intent of paying $11.79 - $4 - $1 = $6.79 and getting back $7 ExtraBucks + $1.18 Beauty Club for a nice profit.  But the item rang up for $2 more than marked on shelf, meaning I actually paid $13.79 - $4 - $1 = $8.79, getting back $7 EB and $1.38 BC, for a net cost of $0.41.  Not bad for bronzer, I guess.

For the Pantene, I had 2 "$1 off 2 Pantene products" coupons and 4 "Buy shampoo, get Conditioner free" coupons.  I bought 8 to be able to use all of the coupons (only works if you give the $1/2 before the BOGO).  In a bonus, the BOGO coupons were programmed to automatically take off $6.99 instead of prompting the cashier to enter the actual price ($4 in this case).  So while I SHOULD have paid $14 for the 8 Pantene products, then get $10 back, I ended up paying $2.04 and getting $10 back.  That's a $7.96 profit! PLUS, I'll get 10% back of the sale price via the Beauty Club ($3.20) making this a $11.16 profit!!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

CVS - September 20, 2012

Went to CVS today and got some great deals!

Note: At Walgreens this week, I got 4 sticks of Lady Mitchum deodorant, 96 bottles of water, and 8 packs of gum for less than $3 net cost.  Good start to their new Balance Rewards program!

Retail value: $58.38
Net profit: $3.91




Sunday, August 12, 2012

CVS - August 12 2012

Second week in a row I'm posting!  Oh the things you can do when your husband and daughter are out of the country (even if you REALLY miss them)!

Today I made a quick CVS run around 7am to get some things before they disappear.  Trip summary:

Regular price: $96.37
Sale price: $62.60
My net cost: $9.62
Saved: $86.75 or 90%



Transaction details

Sunday, August 5, 2012

CVS & Wags - Aug 5 2012

I got a lot of stuff today, so I figured I'd return to this blog to share.

Retail value: $122.99
Sale price: $69.15
Net cost to me:  $8.67
Savings: $114.32 or 93%




Saturday, June 9, 2012

Swagbucks - Two Year Anniversary

Today marks the 2 year anniversary of Me and Swagbucks.  It's been a fantastic two years!  By using SwagBucks as a place to search the web, watch SwagbucksTV, print coupons, get special offers, and more, you can win random amounts of SwagBucks.  Then you redeem those for prizes. I've gotten a TON of free things!

Here is what I've redeemed my SwagBucks for over the past 2 years:
  • 1 x $50 Amazon gift card
  • 120 x $5 Amazon gift card
  • mini scissors
  • mother's day greeting card

That's $650 in Amazon gift cards over the past 2 years.  With that, it's no wonder I've made 110 separate orders from Amazon during that same time frame (Swagbucks didn't pay for ALL of them).  I've bought a printer, ink, zillions of books, purses, grocery items, a juicer, baby supplies, gifts for family & friends, and several other items.

Due to my life changes, I do not see myself maintaining the same rate of earnings as I used to with Swagbucks. I have no regrets, though, as when I could, I used it to the fullest! 

If you plan to join Swagbucks to earn your own Amazon gift cards, please use my referral link: www.swagbucks.com/refer/natpatben