Unless of course, said Braggart is Yours Truly, bragging about what she bought with coupons this week, right? Then everyone really likes a Braggart!
I had lots of fun couponing this week! Today I popped into my local CVS and got some sweet clearance deals, including a 6-pack of Gatorade for $1.75 and some of Bobby’s fave Neutrogena for Men face lotion for $1.62. WHAT UP!? Here was my biggest trip, at the beginning of the week:
Three Pantene @ $2.99 each = $8.97
4 Soy Joy bars clearance at 65 cents each = $2.60
Complete contact solution $8.99
Skintimate shave gel $3.99
Colgate Total $2.99
Total = $27.54
- $5 CVS $5/$25 email coupon
- $2 any Pantene (mailer from Vocalpoint)
- $3 off 2 Pantene manu coupon
-$.65 B2G1 Soy Joy manu coupon
-$.75 Colgate manu coupon
I paid with 10 ECBs, paid $7 & change cash (including tax) and got back 3 ECB for Pantene, 2 ECB for Soy Joy, 2 for Colgate, 3 for Skintimate and $8.99 for the Complete! So I went home with 18.99 ECB! Woohoo!
Ok, now on to Rite Aid, which is really becoming near and dear to my heart! This week’s deal has a bit of a back story, and since I know my mom all you faithful readers love a good back story, HERE GOES!
Three weeks or so ago, I asked my sister-in-law Sarah what I could get her from the drugstores. Sarah’s dad has been undergoing treatment for leukemia and Sarah was busy helping with her dad’s care, not to mention being a wife to my (very hairy – just had to throw that in there) brother and homeschooling mom to 4 kiddos ages 7-12. So I told her I wanted to get as much of their family’s household crap that I could while her dad was in treatment, to help them out. SO. Anyhoo.
She said one thing they really needed a good deal on (besides my toilet paper-snob brother’s fave toilet paper – Charmin Ultra STRONG, not Soft, but STRONG) was Zyrtec allergy meds, because she and my nephew both take it. My son also takes it so I knew it was really hard to find good deals on the stuff. I considered myself up for QUITE a challenge.
So I started going through the drugstore ads and coupon blogs and looking for printable coupons and all that jazz, and before long I found that Rite Aid just “happened” to have Zyrtec on a rebate of Johnson & Johnson products, buy $50 get back $25. And they also just “happened” to have Rite Aid Zyrtec coupons on their Video Values site. And it just so “happened” that you could print a $4 off coupon off of Zyrtec’s site. And Rite Aid also “happens” to have an Allergy Rewards program which Zyrtec qualifies for! So I got them a ton of Zyrtec! I spent a good bit out of pocket, but got alot and with both rebates, actually made about $8 once my rebates come! Now THAT is a God thing, in my opinion. I was thinking I’d be hard-pressed to find a good Zyrtec deal, and I actually made a profit! Woohoo!
So all that to say, ( Cortney , it’s all about the journey!) that this week Rite Aid has their generic Rite Aid brand Zyrtec on sale buy one get one free. And it just “happens” to qualify for another rebate this month, buy $50 get $25. And they just “happened” to email me $5 off coupons for this stuff last week!! So here is what I got this week!
I did two transactions. First:
Two Rite Aid Cetirizine 30 count, BOGO Free, so $17.99 for two
Zyrtec children’s liquid $9.99 (for my son)
total = $27.98
I used a $5/$20 Rite Aid video values coupon, two $5 off Rite Aid cetrizine coupons, and a $2 off Rite Aid children’s Zyrtec coupon (got both of those coupons in my email, thanks Rite Aid!)
total = $10.98 plus tax
Two Rite Aid Cetirizine 60 count BOGO free, so $22.99 for two
Sunglasses for hubby, clearance $5.49
total = $28.48
I used a $5/$20 Rite Aid video values coupon, and two $5 off Rite Aid Cetirizine coupons.
Total = $13.48 plus tax
So my total spent on allergy meds before coupons was $50.97, so I’ll get back a $25 Rite Aid gift card, when I only spent $24.46 (including the sunglasses!) out of pocket!
Woohoo! God is good, and my sis-in-law and nephew should now have enough Zyrtec to last the both of them all summer!