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Fab Find on a Friday...

Well it's not quite FREE but... I spent $0.71 on 4 health and beauty products at our local Shoprite.

Suave Coupons

Coupon # of Coupons Amount Doubled Total
Suave/Manufacturer 1 $.075 YES $1.50
Total Coupons 1 $1.50
Suave 1 $1.99 $1.99
Final Total $.49

Right Guard Coupons

Coupon # of Coupons Amount Doubled Total
Right Guard/Manufacturer 1 B2G1 Free NO $3.79
Right Guard/Store 1 $4.99 NO 4.99
Total Coupons 2 $8.78
Right Guard 3 3/$9.00 $9.00
Final Total $.22

Or a bit of a Friday fail that started on Thursday...

Even though I grocery shop twice a month, I grabbed a few things (don't look at the popcorn) at the stores to stock up. I planned out the trips to CVS, Shoprite, and Walgreens days before but I broke one of the rules of shopping; not organizing your coupons. Here's how that happened:

  1. No Sunday Newpaper: Our area did not receive Sunday papers. After waiting in line at the Dollar Tree, I left without coupons. I printed what I could online later in the week.
  2. Right Sale/Wrong Coupon: Since I went to CVS to pick up a perscription on Thursday, I used the Colgate in store coupon that was expiring that day. I used the Garnier Fructis coupons and an ECB to get the shampoo and conditioner for free, BUT, I thought the SavingStar coupon for $4.00 was for Garnier Fructis. When I got home I checked the app and found out that it was for Whole Blends. Those coupons were is the Sunday papers that I didn't get.
  3. READ: I went to buy soup at Walgreens and had 4 coupons. Ibotta had a rebate for $2.00. When planning my trip I thought this was a multiple redemption rebate but when I scanned the receipt I was only credited for 1 $2.00 rebate.


Coupon # of Coupons Amount Total
Garnier/Printed 2 $2.00 $4.00
Garnier/Instore 1 $2.00 $2.00
Colgate/Printed 2 $1.00 $2.00
Colgate In Store 1 $2.00 wyb 2 $2.00
ECB 1 $1.00 $1.00
Total Coupons 7 $11.00
Garnier Fructis 2/$7.00 $7.00
Colgate 2@$3.49 $6.98
Final Total with tax $3.17

I earned $4.00 in ECB for buying 2 Colgate Toothpastes.

Shoprite Coupons

Coupon # of Coupons Amount Total
Garnier/Printed 3 $2.00 $6.00
Garnier/Instore 1 $2.00 $2.00
Noah's Pride Eggs/Printed 2 $1.00 $2.00
Total Coupons 5 $10.00
Garnier Fructis 3@$2.99 $8.97
Noah's Pride 2@$1.99 $3.98
Final Total with additional items $5.17

Walgreens Coupons

Coupon # of Coupons Amount Total
Well Yes!/Printed 4 $.075 $3.00
Total Coupons 4 $3.00
Well Yes! 2 2/$3.00 $6.00
Final Total $3.00

Overall Totals for March 10

Store On Sale without Coupons On Sale with Coupons Savings Rebates
CVS $14.85 $3.17 $11.68 $4.00 EBC
Shoprite $15.80 $5.17 $10.63 ---
Walgreens $6.00 $3.00 $3.00 $2.00 Ibotta
Final Total $36.65 $11.34 $25.31 $6.00

So, I spent $11.34 and got back $4.00 in ECB and $2.00 on Ibotta when I initially thought I was getting $12.00 back in additonal rebates. Also, I factored in state tax on the shampoo and toothpaste in the Sale Price without Coupons column.

I've updated my spending totals here.

Chocolate on sale is a great way to begin a Friday!

I went to Target today for a few personal care products and found this deal. I knew I had a $0.75 Ibotta rebate for Justin's Peanut Butter Cups and was surprised to find it was half off. I used the rebate 3 times, earning $2.25. With the cash back, each package is $0.39. Now I am able to cash out for a $20.00 gift card at Whole Foods Market in March!

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