Walgreens and CVS drugstore shopping June 25, 2017. Headed out early to the drugstores as usual, and here’s what I bought and how I saved by combining store offerings with coupons and sales. Let’s start at Walgreens:
3 Oral-B Satin Care Floss, $2.99 ea, $11.97. Used $1/1 Oral-B Walgreens eCoupon and two 0.50/1 Oral-B Floss Printable coupon
3 Listerine Floss, $3.49 ea, $10.47. Used $1/1 Listerine Floss Printable coupon and $1/1 Listerine Floss Walgreens eCoupon
2 Wheat Thins crackers, 2/$5.00. Used 0.75/2 from the 6/25 SS
2 Skippy Peanut Butter, 2/$4.00. Used 0.55/2 Skippy Peanut Butter Printable coupon
2 Garnier Whole Blends, 2/$7.00. Used two $2/1 from the 6/4 RP and $2/2 Walgreens store coupon
2 Campbell’s Sauce, 2/$3.00. Used two $1/1 Campbell’s Skillet, Slow cooker, or Oven Sauces Printable coupons
Mike and Ike Zours, 0.99
Black Forest Candy, $2.00
6 Trident Gum, 0.79 ea, $4.74. Used two$1.59/3 Trident Gum Printable coupon
Fiber One Brownies, $1.99.
Total after coupons was $34.03 and I also used the 10x every day points coupon I received last week. Paid with 18,000 in BR (equal to $20 cash) and put the rest on a card. Got back $5.99 in RR ($3 for the Oral-B, $2 for the Black Forest and 0.99 for the Zours) and 250 everyday points and 7250 BR points (5000 for the Listerine floss and 2250 bonus). Submitted for $1.20 back on the Wheat Thins from Checkout 51. Net cost: $19.34 with a savings of $31.17. Also received a coupon good for 7000 BR with $25.00 purchase, valid for the next three days.
Black Forest Gummies, $2.00
Paid $2.09 and received $2.99 in RR, so net cost 0.09 with a savings of $4.09.
4 Schick Razors, BOGO 50% off at $8.79. Used two $7/2 Schick Disposable Razors Printable coupons
Total after coupons was $14.40 and I used the coupon good for 7000 BR with $25.00 purchase. Paid with $5.00 in RR from Transaction #1 and the rest on a card. Received 15,260 BR (260 everyday, 7000 bonus, 5000 for spending $50 in beauty care, and 3000 for spending $15 on Schick). Net profit: 0.86 with a savings of $38.06. Off to CVS:
4 Snickers, $1.00 ea, $4.00. Used two 0.75/2 printables, NLA
3 boxes Kleenex, 0.99 ea, $2.97. Used 0.75/3 Kleenex Printable coupon
Lucky Charms, $1.99. Used 0.50/1 Lucky Charms Printable coupon
2 Colgate Total Advanced, $3.49 ea, $6.98. Used two $2/1 from the 6/25 SS
2 Maybelline Mascara, $5.99 ea, $11.98. Used two $3/1 from the 6/18 RP
Total after coupons was $16.90 and I paid with $8 in ECB and $5 in Beauty Bucks. Got back only $9 in ECB ($5 for the Maybelline, $3 for the Colgate, and $1 for the Snickers). Net cost: $2.90 (Beauty Bucks are Free money) with a savings of $35.09.
Net cost for everything in the photo: $21.47 with a savings of $108.41 🙂
I’d like to respond to the reader who blasted me last week with an angry comment about my shopping. Let me preface by stating that this blog is a gift from me to all of you. I am the solo author with no staff to help. I work a full time job, which has actually demanded much overtime over the course of the past year, and I have a busy household with five kids. Granted one son is in college and away most of the time, but you get the picture. I have little free time and I do my best at all times to bring you the best deals and help you save for your family. The earnings I receive from this blog are minimal and often not even minimum wage for the time I put in. I truly want to help all of you and if I make a mistake now and then, rest assured it’s not intentional and I am a busy human being with many flaws. My intentions are good and if I’ve saved any of you time and/or money, then it’s all been worth the effort.
At the time I read the comment last week, I was in no place to deal with the anger. I have no excuse, only regret that I did not read the fine print on a coupon from a manufacturer whose coupons, for the past 7 years, have been 99% “Limit 4 per household.” Completely my oversight. My deepest apologies.
The person who left the comment had no idea that I had just gone in for my mammogram last week and that the results had come back abnormal. That I was called in for more tests and the results were inconclusive and suggested a biopsy. That while I shopped Sunday morning, I was scheduled to go in for a biopsy the following morning, and I was scared and a bit distracted. They were looking for the same kind of cancer that my mother was diagnosed with 4 years ago. The good news is that, because I go in yearly and follow guidelines for testing, even the worst news would have been diagnosed as Stage 0, and even the most invasive type of cancer would have been curable. I’m happy to report that my tests came back with good news – the changes in the mammogram were benign and I do not have breast cancer. I’ll go back in 6 months for a follow up and then back to my yearly routine if no other changes are detected.
My point for sharing this is twofold: first, women reading this post, please keep up with your yearly screenings. Early detection really does save lives. I know it’s scary, but it can be even worse if you miss a year or two and lose out on an opportunity for a full cure. The second point I’d like to make is that we are all fighting our own battles. Judging another person without understanding the circumstances of their actions is risky. We really don’t know what we don’t know.
I believe that part of our mission during our time on this earth is to help each other along our path in whatever way we can. For me, that has manifested in this blog. It’s not very big and I don’t make much money. Yet I continue because once in a while I hear from a reader that I’ve really helped – and that makes it all worthwhile.
So please take care of yourself (get your yearly mammograms) and take care of each other (don’t jump to judge before you know the facts). Everyone is fighting some kind of battle and we are only stronger when we fight them together. Love and hugs to you all….