First I will start with my trip to Publix. I got all this FREE, read how!
4- vanity fair napkins, bogo rain check $2.29 ea, used $1.00 pq = .65 cents each
1 - reddi whip $2.39, used a free coupon when you buy 2 pies PQ & .35 cent mq = .35 Money maker
2- pies 2/$10, used 2 $1.00 IP = $8.00
1- Publix milk $2.45, used $1.00 off milk when you buy 2 cookies = $1.45
1- Dobie Scrubber $1.79, used $1.50 pq = .29 cents
2- 4 way nasal spray $3.99 ea , used 2 $2.00 mq and $5/2 pq = $1.02 Money maker
2- swiss miss, bogo $1.99, used $1.99 IP and free PQ when you buy reddi whip (not sure about these coupons but I think it ended up $1.99 money maker)
1 reddi whip $3.39 (maybe this was free when I bought swiss miss? I had so many coupons for swiss miss and reddi whip the cashier even commented on how good I did! I had mq & pq for both, I wish I wrote it down. I know I had $1.00 pq
2 birds eye frozen veggies, 50% off, used $1/2 = .69 cents ea.
2 birds eye steamfresh veggies, 50 % off, used $1/2 = .69 each
2 Quaker oatmeal, bogo $3.75, used 2 $2.00 IP = .25 cent Money Maker
2 Ore Ida hashbrowns, bogo $2.95, used 2 $1.00 blinkies = .48 cents each
2 Nestle cookies, bogo $2.79, used 2 $1.00 IP = .40 ea
2 Mrs Butterworths syrup, bogo $2.99 no coupon = $1.50 ea
2 Breakstone sour cream 2/$2 used 2 .55 mq = .45 cents ea
2 cool whip, bogo $1.37, used $1.00 IP = .19 cents each
2 planters peanuts, bogo $3.19, used $1.00/2 (I think) = $1.10 each
1 Gatorade recover, $2.00 used $1 blinkie and $1 pq from yellow flyer = free
lettuce $1.69 no coupon
2 Campbell gravy bogo $1.19, no coupon = .60 cents
6 Swanson chicken broth, bogo .97, used .75/5 (I think) = .36 cents each
Overall I spent $27.08 oop but used a Christmas gift card so it was all FREE!!! Saved $72.29 for about a 72 % savings
Here are my 2 Walgreens trips, once on Wednesday and again on Thursday
First transaction I bought the activ on and goodys hair ties. The store display for jingle cash had the wrong goodys on it so of course I bought the wrong one and the jingle cash didn't come out! So I returned them and got the new ones and got my $2 jingle cash. I thought I would pay for my second transaction with my $8.00 jc from the activ on....dummy me, my second transaction should have only been about $4.00. This is where things went really wrong, lol. I gave the cashier all my coupons, two of the $2.00 bics didn't ring up and I didn't catch it, so my total came to $7 something....I'm still thinking of using that $8 jc so I start to panic when I need to come up with an item for .60 cents so I grab the closest thing which was a little match box car for $1.29. I figured it will start my collection for next Christmas. So I used my $8.00 jingle cash and payed $1.35 oop. When I got to my car I noticed the mistake mentioned above about the goodies so I had to run back in, got that fixed and went home. Well at about 2:30 am I woke up thinking way did I spent so much money? LOL, so I got up and looked over my receipt and that's when I noticed the other $4.00 in coupons didn't go through. UGH! Now I can't get back to sleep worrying over how will I get my $4.00 back! LOL
So when the sun comes up I head to Walgreens to see what they say....I was going right past there on my way to Publix anyway so why not try. After a few questions and asking another supervisor and saying something about coupon fraud they gave me a $4.00 walgreens card....was all that worth it ????? I got my credit and did some more shopping.
oh and this trip was $11.47 OOP and got $2 jingle
UPDATE: Here is what I purchased:
1 goody hair ties $2.00 and got back $2.00 in register rewards/jingle cash
1 activ on joint pain relief $7.99 got $8.00 jc
4 bic razors (bonus packs) bogo $3.99 used 4 $2.00 mq = free...after going back!
2 jello 2/$1 after in ad coupon
2 oranges and 1 mushroom .39 cents each after in ad coupon
2 milky ways $1.59, used .81 wq and .50/2 IP = .14 cents each
2 blistex .99 cents each, used $1.00 mq = .49 cents ea
1 hot wheels car $1.29
Here is what I got on my second trip:
2 eggs .99 cents each, used .55/2 IP = .72 cents ea
3 butter, rain check for $1.99 ea
2 Toblerone $1.50 ea, used $1 wq and $1 mq = free (I just noticed that I paid $1.50. there was a sign that said 2/$2 on the Toblerone even though its advertised for $1.50. I guess I didn't get them free! If you bought these check the expiration date, mine had a date of August 2010!!!!)
1 activ on, $7.99 got back $8 jingle cash
1 goodies hair ties $2 got $2 jingle cash
OOP 13.39, Got $10 jingle cash
I really need to write things down and slow down while shopping and really pay attention when the cashier rings things up!!! After almost a year of using coupons I still need lots of help and patience!
Can you give me any tips on how you play the drug store game?