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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Publix & Wags 12/ 16

First I will start with my trip to Publix. I got all this FREE, read how!
I didn't keep track of the coupons I used because I had so many. I will do my best to remember them.
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

Oh how I hate using coupons at Walgreens!!!! This trip was a disaster! I didn't plan ahead so its all my fault. I heard that people were having trouble getting their jingle cash when they spent $25 when they used coupons so I didn't even try for that, I didn't want any hassle. hahaha. In the long run I should have just rang it up all together and saved my jingle cash for next week.
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:

To feed my frustrations I get 4 big bags of peanut M & Ms on sale for $2.50, used 2  $1/2 mq & the $4 credit.  paid $4.65 and got back $5.00 in jingle cash.
Second transaction:
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?


  1. oh my what a hassel. Thats funny how you couldn't go back to sleep because you didn't get your $4.00 in coupons. Crack me up. Your turning into the coupon biddy. So did you ever eat your gingerbread house or was that just for decorations?

  2. Amy my gingerbread house is still sitting pretty on the counter. I haven't started to eat it yet! Maybe I will post some pictures today.

  3. I had problems trying to use the 4 Bic coupons and was told by the manager that I was not allowed! Walgreens is always a hassle with coupons. On another trip I was told I could not use a Walgreens coupon with a manufacturers coupon LOL, so I ask to see a manager and she also told me I could not. Even when you pay attention to the cashier to make sure they scan all the coupons its important to look at the receipt. The register will beep and you think it took the coupon but when you look at the receipt its not there.