Saturday, February 26, 2011

Crest Wisps Under $0.04 Each

I went to buy one more Purex liquid detergent at CVS today.  But they were out.  And the line was a mile long (that's what happens the day after a big snow storm) so I decided not to ask for a Rain Check.  But I would scan my card and my dad's card for coupons.  But the machine said it was out of paper.  I found a gal stocking a shelf and told her.  She said she would fix it right away.  I circled and circled and circled.  It never got fixed.  But in my circle stalling, I found the much talked about (on coupon blogs that is) Crest Wisps.  They sure are pricey for what are essentially four toothpicks with flavored gel in them.  But I love the idea of having them handy in my car and purse as I don't like to chew gum normally.

Much to my surprise, the cinnamon flavor were marked down from $2.59 to $0.64 per pack of four.  I knew I had $0.50/1 coupons.  Four in fact.  So a few moments later when I gave up on the red coupon machine ever being fixed, I paid just $0.64 for FOUR 4-pack of cinnamon flavor Crest Wisps.  Even the check out guy was impressed!  So if you are near a CVS tomorrow, you might look to see if yours are marked down too.

Good Week At Price Chopper

One of my neighbors gives me her coupons each week and I finally figured out why one sent is different.  They are the coupons for the following week.  I've yet to determine how this happens but I am not complaining.  It gives me more time to plot out my shopping. 

So for those of us in the Capital District where we never have double coupons, we are getting two double coupons (on orders over $25) this week.  I hate that min purchase stipulation as we are only able to use two per transaction.  I get 4-5 papers and am never able to use all my double coupons.  But then again, beggars can't be choosers and double two things is better than nothing.  I assume those of you who are lucky ducks to get doubles daily, will get triples.

But there's more!  There is an extra Price Chopper/P&G coupon page too with some great deals.

* Tide Stain Release FREE with coupon when you also buy Downy 103 oz and Bounce 120 ct.  I have coupons for both Downy and Bounce that are about to expire making this a better deal. 

* Oral B Pulsar Toothbrush FREE with coupon when you also buy Head and Shoulders 25.4 oz and Duracel AA or AAA 10 pack.

* Fabreeze Set & Refresh Air Freshener FREE with coupon when you also buy Charmin Bath Tissue 24 pack and Freshmates 3 pack.  I am not sure what Freshmates is to be honest.

* Olay Body Wash with Ribbons FREE with coupon when you also buy Pantine 25.4 oz and Ivory Soap 10 pack.

* 1 ct. Bounce Dryer Bar FREE with coupon when you also buy Bounty Napkins 160 ct. and Cascade Dish Detergent 75 oz.

* Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste FREE with coupon when you also buy Crest Pro-Health Rinse 33.8 oz and Swiffer Refills 12-16 ct.

I am still having quite a difficult time finding good coupon deals at Price Chopper and to date I have only found PChop bloggers who also live in the double coupons daily zone.  And y'all are AMAZING (especially I Am That Lady- you rock with your weekly email and posts- thank you!) but I am struggling to figure out how to regularly get good deals in the Capital Region too.  I score big time at CVS and Rite-Aid and Target.  Rite-Aid and Target have become my favorite places to shop actually.  Which is funny because I had never set foot in a Rite-Aid until I started couponing after the first of January.  But neither sell regular groceries (produce, meat, etc).  So while after less than two months of being a coupon-aholic I can boast a year's supply of dish washing detergent and dish washing soap, a six month (or more) of laundry detergent and a two year supply (I need to give some away soon so I don't become a hoarder) of toothpaste, I am not yet really stocking up on many groceries outside of yogurt. 

I know it all takes time to learn.  And I am trying hard to be patient.  But if you are a local Cap Region blogger, please tell me so I can follow you. 

Oh and for those in my area, I was in the Target over by the Colonie Mall this week and they had areas blocked off for construction and it looked like they might be growing into a true Super Target.  But by the time I got to the check-out and had issues with scanning my printed coupons, I totally forgot to ask about this hunch.  I've never seen a Super Target but would be elated if we got one finally in the Cap Region.  Does anyone know if this is true or am I just starting a rumor here?

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Deodorant Money Maker

Run, don't walk, to your nearest Rite-Aid.  Or two because the first store I went to was sold out.  But lucky for me they are on the same road so it's not a big deal to try a few. 

I only use two brands of deodorant.  I have super sensitive skin and that is not an area you want to be itchy.  One of those chosen brands is Dove, regularly priced at $3.49/each.  Which just so happens to be on sale at Rite-Aid this week.  Selling for 2/$4.  PLUS you then earn $2+UpRR when you buy two.  And I had coupons from the newspaper a few weeks back.

So I bought FOUR things of my favorite deodorant at 2/$4.  Then I used my four $2/1 coupons.  Bringing my total to zero plus tax, $0.63.  That's my total for FOUR deodorants. 

But it gets better!  Because for every two your purchase, you earn $2+UpRR (basically it's like funny money that is only good in Rite-Aid) to use on anything my heart desires (outside of prescriptions) in the next few weeks.

So instead of paying $15.07 (regular price plus 8% tax), I paid out of pocket $0.63 and then earned $4+UpRR.  It's like being paid $0.84 for each deodorant I took home!

Making money off of products I use daily is enough to convince anyone that there is no shame in being a coupon-aholic!  LOVE it!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

$0.03/Load Of Laundry...That's What I Call A Steal!

A few weeks ago, I noticed a few $2 off one coupon hang tags on Wisk laundry detergent at Target stores.  I took two.  And used them, along with my four newspaper coupons, this past week at CVS to score a great deal.  75% off each bottle when you use coupons and the B1G1 deal.  I thought I had really scored.

Until tonight when I popped into Target to buy a few quick items.  As I was passing the laundry detergent aisle, I saw one of those coveted hang tags.  I grabbed it and searched in hopes of finding a second.  I thought if I could find one more, I might run down the road to grab two more deals from CVS.  No luck.  Oh well.  I tucked the one inside my binder, knowing it was a great find all the same.  I went about my shopping as planned and as any good crazy coupon-aholic does, cruised by the endcaps on my way to checkout. 

And what did my little eye spy?  Wisk laundry detergent, 26 load, on clearance for $2.78.  With my newly picked up $2/1 hang tag coupon, it made the detergent just $0.78/each.  I busted a move back over to the regular detergent aisle and did one more double take for coupons.  And I totally found one more!

So I scored 2 bottles of 26 load Wisk for el cheap-o at Target today!  Woo-hoo!  Add that to the six bottles I bought from CVS and I can easily do all of my laundry without worry for the next many many months.

My former Tide is the only detergent for my household booty has seen the brand flexibility light!