Friday, June 29, 2012

Coupon Deals: June 27, 2012

Today is one of those days that I will avoid going outside as much as possible. High today of 95 with 50% humidity… ah the joy of central air! I digress, today’s post will be n the topic of coupons. As you can probably tell from the majority of my posts to date, I really like couponing. Not for showing off or anything but I love saving money and that feeling of getting the total as close to zero. This past week/weekend (6/19-6/25) Dan and I were visiting his brother out in Minnesota. As mentioned yesterday, I had no issue buying my Sunday papers out there and organizing my coupons when I got home. It’s a good thing I did because I had an awesome week of savings!

I was also thinking of changing my format for figuring out how much I’ve saved. I don’t currently include any money rewards I get into the amount of savings, but I feel like I should because most times that is what makes the deal so amazing (e.g. I buy something priced for $4, use a $3 coupon but then get $4 rewards making it a profit on my end for $3) This happened a lot this week so lets see how it goes:


Nothing fabulous about CVS this week. I am trying not to stock up toooo much on all the summer items (razors, shaving cream) because I already have a pretty good stockpile and Dan is constantly reminding me that even though we have the space now, not to fill it. I agree, so this week I went with some more practical items, like we are definitely due for new toothbrushes.

 I spent $1.24 for $5.49 worth of merchandise for a savings of 77% and earned $4 toward a future purchase, making this deal a money maker of $2.76!

Colgate Sensitive Pro Relief Toothbrush: $5.49
$4.99 with CVS ExtraCare Card
-$3.00 off any Colgate toothbrush
-$0.75 off any Colgate toothbrush CVS printable coupon from register
Final price: $1.24
(Got $4 ECB for future transaction)


With all my register rewards from the awesome Suave deal last week, I continued with my toothbrush theme and also grabbed some crafting essentials that I’m running low on J Of course, I had to leave with some free stuff too.

 I spent $0.58 for $13.15 worth of merchandise for a savings of 96% (so cool!) and earned $2 toward a future purchase, making this deal a money maker of $1.42!

Elmers glue stick 2 pack: $1.59
Found in clearance section for $0.79
-$2 Register Rewards
Final price: Free! ($0.42 money maker, which was applied to the total)
Reach Total Care toothbrush: $3.99
On sale for $2.99
-$2 Register Reward
Final Price: $0.99
(Got $2 Register Rewards for future transaction)

Bayer Asprin 32 ct: $2.99 (x2)
-$3 off any Bayer Asprin 20ct or higher x 2
Final Price: Free!

Rite Aid

I couldn’t manage to earn any money at Rite aid this week but I did have a lot of Up Rewards to spend so I was able to bring my total spending way down.

 I spent $2.95 for $14.47 worth of merchandise for a savings of 80%!

Xtra Laundry detergent: $3.49
$1.97 with Up Rewards card
-$1 Up Reward
Final Price: $0.97

Garnier Fructis Dry Scalp Shampoo: $5.49
$2.99 with Up Rewards card
-$1 off any Garnier Shampoo/Conditioner (x2)
-$1 Up Reward
-$1 Up Reward
Final Price: $1.98 or $0.99 each

Great haul for the week… in total I made $1.23 off all these deals which is just so exciting! Happy Couponing!


  1. Nice deals... do you have any tips for Jen and me to get started on couponing? Our efforts have gone quite poorly so far :x

  2. I got into couponing about a year ago and have come a long way since then.
    I actually learned a lot in the beginning from this woman's blog, She's a little more intense and I don't follow her completely but she gives great ways on how to start from scratch, I'd recommend checking it out! (it's kind of long but worth it!)

    The first thing I did was gather a good amount of coupons. I would buy the Sunday paper and get the inserts from that (now I buy 2 each week). I also print a lot of my coupons from various sites like Then after a couple weeks of collecting coupons, look through the store flyers and try to match up the deals. I use coupons at Stop and Shop too but I probably save anywhere from $2-$10 per visit on average, sometimes its a lot more and sometimes less. The best thing to do is to check out stores coupon policies as well. I use a binder to organize my coupons by type but you could always start by collecting ones you know you will use in a box or something.

    Hope that helps!!