Friday, May 6, 2011

Still doing pretty good...

So, the odd thing about couponing is that you feel jipped when you have to spend more than 10% of the MSRP for the items you need. I have learned, however, that if you need it, and you get it at a significant discount, that is still a triumph. After all, the object is to save money, be a good steward of all the things/money that God gives you, and bless others extravagantly.

Here's this week's adventure in couponing. These deals should still be available through tomorrow.

Total Value $33.63, Out of Pocket $15.03 (55% Savings!), Plus received Extra Care Bucks $5.54

Pantene Shampoo, Conditioner or Styler {select varieties}
Sale Price: 2 for $6.97
Receive $1.00 back in Extra Bucks when you buy 2 (limit 1 offer/person)
Use $3/2 coupon from
5/1 P&G insert
Final Price when you buy two: $1.49 each

Pond’s Wet Cleansing Towelettes $5.99- BOGO (buy 2)
Use 2 $1.50/1 – Pond’s Towelettes (
Final Price: $1.50 each when you buy 2

Colgate MaxClean, SmartFoam, MaxWhite or MaxFresh, 6 oz $2.77 (buy 2)
Buy 1, Receive $2.77 Extra Bucks, Limit 2
$0.75/1 Colgate Toothpaste from
SS 5/1
Pay $2.02, Receive $2.77 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $0.75 Moneymaker

I somehow only ended up with one Ponds coupon, but since I use these all the time, I went ahead and got 2. Hey, one was free and one was $1.50 off, right?


Total Value $56.10, Out of Pocket $28.32 (50% Savings), Plus Awaiting $1.99 Rebate fm Freschetta

Transaction #1 (used $10 gift card earned on last week's purchases)

Weight Watchers Smart Ones $1.89 (buy 10)
$4.00/10 – Weight Watchers Smart Ones – (
Pay $14.90, Receive $5.00 Target Gift Card
Final Price: $0.99 each when you buy 10

Milano Melts, $2.33 (buy 2)
$1.00/1 – Pepperidge Farm Milano Melts – (
Final Price: $1.33

Philly Cooking Creme $2.49

(used a $1.50/1 coupon)

Final Price: $1.49

Freschetta Pizza By The Slice $1.99 (buy 1 to try and investigate limits/household)
Free with Mail In Rebate inside Box
Final Price: Free After Mail In Rebate

Freezer Bag (forgot mine, and I didn't want to lose all this great frozen food) $1.99

Transaction #2 (used $5 gift card from Trans #1)

Huggies $19.79 and Huggies Wipes $5.99

Used $3.00 Manfacturer coupon + $3.50 Target Coupon+ the cashier applied the sticky coupon on the outside of the diapers box $1.00 (I told her not to since that's too many coupons, but she insisted.)


Total Value $18, Out of Pocket $10.98 (39% Savings), Plus Received $5 in Register Rewards

Head & Shoulders Shampoo or Conditioner, 13.5 or 14.2 oz $4.00
Buy 2, Receive $2.00 Register Reward, Limit 1
FREE Head and Shoulders 13.5 oz. Conditioner up to $4.74 when you buy one Head and Shoulders Shampoo, excludes trial size from RP 4/17
Pay $4.00, Receive $2.00 Register Reward
Final Price: $1.00 each when you buy both Shampoo and Conditioner

Cottonelle Toilet Paper, 12 ct. $5.00
Buy 2, Receive $3.00 Register Reward
Use 2 $0.50/1 – Cottonelle Toilet Paper, 4 pack – (
Or use 2 $0.50/1 – Cottonelle Toilet Paper – (
And use $1.00/1 – Cottonelle Toilet Paper from
May Walgreens Coupon Book (will take off $1.00 for each package)
Pay $7.00, Receive $3.00 Register Reward
Final Price: $2.00 each when you buy 2

All in, I spent $54.33 for $107.73. That's a 50% savings, plus I got $10.54 to apply to next week's purchases. I'll get a check at some point for 2 bucks, and I got a lot of things I needed. So, even though it's not a 90% savings, I'd say, I'm still doing pretty good! ;)

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