I had an $8 Register Rewards coupon and $9.99 in ECBs that I had to roll over this week, or they would expire. (“Rolling over” means using RRs/ECBs to buy items that generate more RRs/ECBs that can be used in the future.)
Unfortunately, there weren’t any great deals in the ads that got me excited, so this was the best I could do, buying things that we will actually use:
5 Mr. Clean Magic Eraser 2-packs $2.50 – used 5 75 cents/1 from Home Made Simple Booklets
2 Cascade dishwasher detergent $3.99 – used 2 $1/1 from Home Made Simple Booklets
1 Playtex Hand Saver gloves 99 cents with in-ad coupon
I was lucky enough to have 5 coupons from the Home Made Simple coupon booklets to use on the Magic Erasers, which are part of a deal to Buy $20, Get a $5 RR. (You can also spent $10 and get a $2 RR.) The Cascade was also part of that deal. I bought the gloves because I’ll definitely use them, and I needed a filler item so that I could use my $8 RR. (You must have at least as many items as manufacturer coupons, and RRs count as a manufacturer coupon.)
After taxes, my out of pocket total was a little over $9 – higher than I would have liked, but I’ll use all of the things I bought. And I received a $5 RR to use on my next purchase, so I was satisfied with my transaction.
Colgate Total $2.99, get $2 ECB – used $1/1 from All You (not sure what issue)
Scope Outlast $3.49, get $1 ECB – used 75 cents/1 from 11/29 P&G (there’s also one in the 12/27 P&G)
Gillette Fusion razor $8.99, get $4 ECB – used $4/1 from 11/29 P&G (expires 12/31)
Huggies wipes tub $3.49 – used 50 cents/1 from 11/15 SS & $2/1 CVS coupon from scanner a couple of weeks ago
2 Dawn Hand Renewal dish soap 99 cents – used $1/1 from Home Made Simple booklet
I paid $2.57, of which $1.85 was tax. I received $7 in ECBs to use next time. I decided to do the Olay Regenerist rebate at Rite Aid rather than CVS, because the profit would be greater, and I figured out how to minimize my out of pocket there. We’ll use all of the items I bought at CVS, so it works out.
It turns out that there’s another freebie at CVS this week: 3-packs of Ivory soap are on sale for 99 cents, so they’re free after the $1/1 coupon in the 12/27 P&G insert.
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