Saturday, January 10, 2009

Walgreens Shop!!

I got some GREAT deals at Walgreens tonight, but it DID affect my budget in the short term. That is ok, just a reminder to be careful when calculating Register Rewards, ECB's, Rebates and such. This money isn't back in the budget til you get it in your hot little wallet! I spent $39.66 OOP at Walgreens to make my budget at $1024.42 for the year. Sorry no pics tonight! It sounds like a lot doesn't it? Here's what I got:
  1. 2 bottles of THERFLU 2/$10 minus two $2/1 coupons = $6 OOP. I will mail in for rebate of $3.00 (only good on one). I ALSO got a $5 RR printed out at time of purchase. Once I get my rebate, this will be a money maker!
  2. 4 boxes of KELLOGGS cereal. 4/$10, got $3 RR and used 4 $1/1 coupons. $3 for 4 boxes!
  3. 3 Boxes of Quaker oatmeal, $1.99 on sale, had 3 $1/1 coupons.. paid .99 ea
  4. Electrasol on sale for $3.49- $2.50 coupon, will get back $1.50 Wags Rebate $.51 profit!
  5. 2 Ben & Jerrys 2/$6 had 2 $3 coupons FREE ICE CREAM!
  6. 4 bottles of Flintstones Vitamins $5 each X 4 = $20 got $10 back immediately in Registe Rewards (RR's) and used 4 $1/1 coupons. Final cost if you include my RR as money back was only $6 for 4 bottles of vitamins! PLUS I am mailing in for the rebate (good for up to $10, but minus coupons and maybe only good on one bottle, so maybe only $1.50 back, maybe $10 back! I'll let you know!! Price today $6.
  7. Car air freshener $4.99 will get back $4.99 Easy Saver Rebate so FREE
  8. 9 bottles of fructis shampoo/cond/styler used $2 Wags and $1 man coupon = ALL FREE!
There you have it! Let's break it down: I spent $39.66 OOP. I got back $10, $3 & $5 in RR's. That takes my cost down to $21.66. I will get back $4.99 & $1.50 rebats wags $6.49 plus 10% more so .64 + $6.49 = $7.13 bringing total to $14.53. I will get back $3 for theraflu and $2-$10 for flintstones bringing my cost to $9.53 OR possibly $1.53!! GREAT DEAL either way!! I also Ran into CVS to buy milk. My $50 gift card from mypoints hasn't arrived, so I'm buying it OOP. I bought milk $3.39, 2 Colgate toothpastes for $5 and 1 4pk double roll CVS tp for $3.29. Used $2 ECB, 2 $1.50/1 colgate and $3 any cvs coupons. My total was $3.91 and I got back my $2 ECB. TOTAL OOP TODAY was $43.57!!! (see how that adds up quick! Also, if I do not judiciously use my register rewards and ECB, I will be wasting my budget! I need those RR's and ECB for milk, meds, toilet paper, health and beauty, etc. Don't forget to count to the costs! I can't wait until my rebates start coming in in March, that will be GOOD!! What do you think about my spending today??

Tracey C.
$1200 Budget
$1020.51 left in budget


  1. That is great that you got so much Fructis! One of my stores limited to 1 per customer and the one that didn't limit had almost nothing left. I was only able to get 1 hairspray, 2 styling gels and 1 conditioner. I only shop on Saturday, so don't make a lot of trips like some. I still did pretty well, though and think you did, too!

  2. You did GREAT! I know waiting for refunds are hard......they take sooooo long.......

  3. Frances I was surprised there was SO much Fructis left in my store! I went Sat. NIGHT! I figured they wouldn't limit me because the sale was ending.. they didn't! It was fun!

    BCholly you know what I'm talking about! It is hard to wait..but when they all come rolling in I will see those budget #'s go up up up!

    Thanks for the support you guys!
    Tracey C.

  4. Hi Tracey! Yeah, I had $10 RR & $5 RR from the Robitussin/Wyeth deal. I really couldn't figure out what to buy, so I thought I would use the RRs on something I could get a rebate with. I think I made a wise choice! :)


    I totally forgot to print those $3/1 coupons.

    I told my husband we could have gotten free ice cream the other day. He was sad bc he LOVES ice cream. haha



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