Sunday, May 1, 2011

Saturday Shopping...Walmart, Target, CVS and Walgreens

I went shopping to use coupons that were expring on 4/30. One of those was a $2/1 Olay Bar, but I forgot that the Super Target we went to didn't carry these! Didn't get to use that one, but Target was still the best stop of the day. Here is how I did on everything:

Kandoo Wipes $1.42
-$1/1 MQ

Glade Candle $2.99
-FREE MQ (he took off max $3.99)
-$1/1 TQ
-$2 MM!

Milky Way (2) $1.38
-$1.38 or $.69 each
-I was in the negative so had to add some more stuff to take off the full value of the coupons I had.

Reese's (4) $2.76
-(2) BOGO TQs (took off $1.38)
-$1.38 or $.35 each
-Same story as the negative...

Starkist Tuna Pouches (4) $3.88
-(4) $.50/1 MQs
-$1.88 or $.47 each

Nivea Bodywash- womens (2) $5.08
-(2) $3/1 MQ
-$.92 MM!

Nivea Bodywash- mens (2) $6.08
-(2) $3/1 MQs
-$.08 or $.04 each

Iron Man Silly Bands (4) $2.96 (clearance)
-(4) $3/1 MQs (I wasn't going to get these if they didn't go though but the cahier pushed them through. I didn't want to use them wrong!)
-$9.04 MM!

Eveready Batteries $1
-$1/1 MQ (Energizer)

Books (4) $1 (clearance)
-$.25 each (Haylee loves books!)

Fiber One Bars (4) $10
-(4) $.40/1 MQs
-(2) $1/2 TQs
-$6.40 or $1.60 each (not great, but I had overage to absorb)

Women's Plus Size Shirts (2) $6
-(2) $3/1 TQs
-FREE! (I'm not a plus size, but I can donate these!)

It was also sample day and my mom, Nichole and I all got free fulls size Kuerig drinks. I got the iced lemonade and tea and it was amazing!

Before coupons and tax my total was $44.55. I used $10.43 in TQs and $33.99 in MQs. This made my new subtotal $.13. With $1.36 tax I paid $1.49 OOP for all of this stuff...which I put on a gift card I had previously earned. So, 100% savings :)

Instead of leaving off a bad CVS trip I decided to include it, so people see that it doesn't always work out as planned. I wanted to get the Colgate MaxFresh that will be $2.77 with $2.77 back in ECB so I could use coupons that expire on 4/30, however, the sale price from the current week was $1.97 so I knew the ECBs wouldn't print.

Honest Tea (3) $2.97
-BOGO MQ ($.99)
-$1 MQ (I tried to buy two and use both coupons, but it didn't work. Instead of having it voided, I decided to just add another one so I could use my $1/1 MQ)
-$.98 or $.33 each

Cap'N Crunch (3) $2.50
-(3) $.50/1 MQs
-$1 or $.33 each

PowerBars (4) $3.96
-(2) BOGO MQs (took off $1.98)
-Tried to use a $1/2 and it didn't work :(
-I also thought I would get credit towards a deal starting this week and it didn't show up :(
-$1.98 or $.50 each

I used $4 ECB and didn't get any back. This is an unsuccessful trip to CVS for me eventhough it was a savings of 100%.

Walmart was our first stop of the day and I would say 2nd in the most successful. I was looking for the Iron Man II Matchbox Cars and they didn't have them. I was looking forward to that overage and trying to get them to hand me cash back this time, but it didn't work out this time.

Iams Cat Food $7.67
-Free MQ from rebate

Oral-B Toothbrush $1.97
-$2/1 MQ
-$.03 MM!

Degree Deoderant (3) $2.91
-(3) $1/1 MQs
-$.09 MM!

My total before tax and coupons was $12.55. I used $12.67 in MQs and my subtotal was negative $.12. The $.88 tax made my OOP $.76!

There is not a picture of Walgreens, but it was decent too, except I didn't use my RR. I should have added tuna so I could have used my two $3 RR. Anyhow....

Nexcare Bandages (2) $5.98
-(2) $.55/1 MQs
-$5.98 MIR
-$1.10 MM!

Crayola Molding Clay (2) $1 (clearance)
-$1/2 MQ

My total was $6.98 and I used $2.10 in MQs to bring my total to $4.88. Tax was $.49, so I paid $5.37 OOP and will be getting back $5.98. After tax this is a $.61 MM!

The retail value of this stuff was $73.51. I paid $7.62 OOP which was mainly tax and will be getting back $5.98 for a MIR. This means I spent $1.64 (tax included) which is a savings of 98%


  1. Shannon, It looks like you had a pretty good Day. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Awesome job! My trips to CVS don't always go as planned either, but they are always happy to fix any mistakes at my store. Like this week, I got 2 pantene and only 1 rang up as the sale price and ecb deal. This has happened before and they always fix it. Did you go on Saturday to try to get the next weeks deals? The cashier at my store told me that if you go in after 2pm, you cn get both weeks sales and ecb's. It may not be the same at all stores, though. The Walmart and Target trips were amazing!!! I wish I lived closer to a Target :)

  3. Yes Holly, I went on Saturday right before two. That is good information about going after 2. I will try that and see if it works. I love Target! There are always good deals to be had when stacking their coupons!