Wednesday, October 8, 2008

I'm on a Walgreens HIGH!


I really didn't think there was going to be much to do at Walgreens this week.

Boy was I wrong!

As I'm sure I've mentioned before, I usually go on Tuesdays as that's the day they're restocking the shelves at my store. So I spend my internet time Sunday and Monday looking at scenarios and sales and coupon matches posted in my "frugal living" blogroll and at Hot Coupon World, clipping my own coupons and organizing my binder (though I'll be trying the box method for a bit), and then hunting down specific web coupons that will be helpful and/or needed to make the deals work for me. I took my notes, printed some coupons before I left, and then set off to work!

Things just kept falling into place. The best was the Glade offer with $1 ESR on up to 10 Glade products. I printed out two coupons for BOGO glad warmers - the original slide the little waxy gel tab into the "fenced" frame plug-in. I really didn't think I'd need them, but I took them with... just in case. Well, they were part of that deal (ESR 28) - on sale for $1.99 each, $1 ESR on each, AND each packet had a peelie for $1/1 refil for them. The refils were ALSO on the $1.99 sale with $1 ESR - so the coupons on those made them free! So 4 warmers with one scent pack and 4 3-pack refils for free - or, really, $.01 overage on each!

The other great one was the Crest deal. Certain types of Crest toothpaste were on sale for $1.99. There is an IVC in the ESR catalog for $1/1 Crest toothpastes (6.4 oz). I had 3 coupons from recent Proctor and Gamble inserts (2 from the papers I bought, one that they sent to me for filling in a form online) for $1/1 any Crest paste 4.2 oz or larger. My store had exactly three that came with an additional trial size toothpaste and single use of floss, so I got those three for free (again, actually $.01 overage each). If that wasn't great enough, each box with the samples had 4 awesome coupons in it as well - that don't expire until July 2010!

Here's the whole order. I'll put in what the coupons were as I remember them, but unfortunately they only list them as "manufacturer's coupon" which doesn't do much for my memory =)

Stocking stuffer for Geof that was supposed to ring up as $.25 - but rang up as $2.00
(that'll be going back - sorry, dear)
Scrubbing Bubbles bathroom wipes $2.50
Scrubbing Bubbles bathroom wipes $2.50
Scrubbing Bubbles bathroom wipes $2.50
Scrubbing Bubbles bathroom wipes $2.50
Thai Kitchen Pad Thai $1.98
Thai Kitchen Pad Thai $1.98
Thai Kitchen Pad Thai -$.98 (they were $1.98 each or $3/3)
Glade Wisp Flameless Candle $5.99
Glade Wisp Flameless Candle $5.99
Glade Plug-In Warmer $1.99
Glade Plug-In Warmer $1.99
Glade Plug-In Warmer $1.99
Glade Plug-In Warmer $1.99
Glade Plug-In Refill $1.99
Glade Plug-In Refill $1.99
Glade Plug-In Refill $1.99
Glade Plug-In Refill $1.99
Glade Wisp Refil $3.49
Glade French Vanilla Candle $1.99
Chemistry Conditioner $7.99
Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation $7.49
Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Gel $4.49 (Price corrected to $3.99 10/11)
Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Brush $3.99
Glade Scented Oil Candle Holder $3.99
Crest 6.4 oz Toothpaste $1.99
Crest 6.4 oz Toothpaste $1.99
Crest 6.4 oz Toothpaste $1.99
Subtotal $82.30

Coupons:
-$1.00 Crest 6.4 oz IVC
-$1.00 Crest 6.4 oz IVC
-$1.00 Crest 6.4 oz IVC
-$1.00 Crest mfg
-$1.00 Crest mfg
-$1.00 Crest mfg
-$2.50 BOGO Scrubbing Bubbles Wipes
-$2.50 BOGO Scrubbing Bubbles Wipes
-$1.99 BOGO Glade Plug-In Warmer
-$1.99 BOGO Glade Plug-In Warmer
-$5.99 BOGO Glade Wisp Flameless Candle
-$1.00 Glade Candle
-$1.00 Glade Plug-In Refill
-$1.00 Glade Plug-In Refill
-$1.00 Glade Plug-In Refill
-$1.00 Glade Plug-In Refill
-$1.00 Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Brush
-$2.00 Glade Scented Oil Candle Holder
-$1.00 Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Gel
-$1.00 Glade Wisp Flameless Candle Refill
-$.50 Thai Kitchen
-$.50 Thai Kitchen
-$10.00 RR
-$4.50 RR
-$4.00 RR
Coupons total -$50.47

Total Due $31.33
Gift Card -$26.13
OOP $5.20!

BUT!!!

$3.00 RR for the Glade Flameless Candle purchase
$37.93 in ESRs (110%)

I spent $31.33 and got $40.93 back! Since I had the $2.00 mistake price corrected down to $.25, I'll have actually been paid $11.35 to take home 4 full bags of cleaning supplies, health and beauty supplies and some instant gluten-free foods! Do you understand the high now?!?!