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‘Sort of’ Freebies: Week of 8/29/10

My definition of ‘Sort of’ Freebies: Items that have been purchased by paying nothing, or tax only. If I pay with Extra Care Bucks, Register Rewards, Rebate money or free gift cards and only have to pay tax with my ‘real’ money – then I consider it a ‘Sort of’ freebie.

Here’s my deals for the week of 8/29/10…

Overall, I received $28.82 (pre-tax) of product and only paid 97 cents out of pocket – that’s a 97% savings!

CVS Deals:

Transaction#1: (95% savings!)

1 Snickers – 1.00  (used .75 coupon)
2 Wheat Thins – 1.00 ea (used 2 – 1.00 coupons)
1 Dawn – .97  (used .25 coupon)
1 Ear Bud – 6.99

Total: 10.96 – 3.00 = 7.96
Minus 7.96 ECB (was 7.99 & adjusted down)

Paid 50 cents tax out of pocket!
Received a 6.99 ECB from the Ear Buds

Transaction#2: (97% savings!)

1 M&M – 1.00 (used .75 coupon)
2 Wheat Thins – 1.00 ea (used 2-1.00 coupons)
1 Dawn – .97 (used .25 coupon)

Total: 3.97 – 3.00 = .97
Minus $.97 ECB (was $1 & adjusted down)

Paid 11 cents tax out of pocket!
Received a 1.00 ECB for using my Green Tag

Transaction#3: (95% savings!)

1 Peanuts – 1.00 (used 1.00 coupon)
1 Dawn – .97 (used 1.00 coupon/adjusted to .97)
1 Always – 2.96 (used FREE Always coupon)

Total: 4.93 – 4.93 = 0!

Paid 22 cents tax out of pocket!

Walmart (96% savings!)

I bought the Gain along with my other groceries.

It was 97 cents and I had a $1 coupon (and I got the full $1 on the coupon)

Paid 4 cents tax for this (was 7 cents, but I got a 3 cent “credit” because of the coupon overage!)

Kmart (100% savings!)

Pedometer – $7.99

Used a FREE Pedometer coupon and paid NOTHING (not even tax!!)

Thanks to Simply CVS and A Full Cup for their deal ideas!

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KMART Double coupons!

This week (7/4-7/10) is double coupon week at Kmart.  I read some blogs and some people thought it wasn’t quite worth going since it was only 5 coupons that were being doubled.  Sooo, I wasn’t quite sure how it would turn out but decided to give it a try anyway.  They are doubling up to $2 coupons (giving me $4 off), so it sounded like it could be some pretty good trips.

I did have a bit of a scare after my first trip on Monday…my hubby put away the cart with my coupon binder still in it (he thought I was going to grab it, and I did not even know it was there!).  Innocent mistake, but we did not realize it until we were several blocks away.  When I got back to Kmart, I could not find the binder at all, but, thank God, it was at Customer service and the girl that worked there had found it!  

Back to my transactions!

#1) Bought:

Gillette Clear Gel Deodorant for $4.29
1 Bic Soleil 6 pack for $5.79
1 Tampax 20 ct for $4.49
1 Dove Deodorant for $4.00
1 Dove Body Mist for $4.00 (which smells awesome by the way!)

Total: $22.57 before tax ($23.81 after tax)

Minus:

-$4.00 ($2.00 Gillette)
-$4.00 ($2.00 Bic)
-$4.00 ($2.00 Tampax)
-$4.00 ($2.00 Dove)
-$4.00 ($2.00 Dove)

Coupon total: $20.00 !!

Final Total: $22.57-$20.00 = $2.57 + .69 (Tax) = $3.26 OOP

For #1, I received $23.81 worth of product for $3.26…savings around 86%!!

#2) Bought:

2 Broadway Nails for $5.49 each
1 Poise Pantiliner for $3.49 (Charity)
1 Tampax 20 ct for $4.49

Total: $18.96 before tax ($20.00 after tax)

Minus:

-$4.00 ($2.00 Broadway Nails)
-$4.00 ($2.00 Broadway Nails)
-$4.00 ($2.00 Tampax)
-$3.49 ($2.00 Poise) – only will double up to the value of the item

Coupon total: $15.49

Final total: $18.96-$15.49 = $3.47+.80 (tax) = $4.07 OOP

For #2, I received $20.00 of product for $4.07…savings around 80%

And with both transactions around a 83% savings! 

I know it is not the best deal in the world, but for a new couponer, it is pretty good!  Managed to get the Dove and Poise for free (other than tax) and the the Tampax for only around .50 each box!

The Broadway Nails are what cost me, but $1.68 for each is an awesome price for what I have found in my area!

$7.33 for all of this!!