This week was not as successful when it comes to couponing as I had hoped! Most of my information about what items were going to be on sale at various stores was incorrect, meaning I got a lot less then I was expecting.
1. I got a couple good deals from Walmart today. First, Bengay pain reliever was on sale for $4.27/tube and I had a $3.00 off manufacturers coupon on the purchase of one, meaning I paid only $1.24 for each tube for a savings of 70.26%. I also got some styling products from got2b, including dry shampoo and curling mousse. Both retailed for $3.94/bottle and I had a manufacturers coupon for $2.00 off each bottle. I paid only $3.88 for two, a 50.76% saving.
2. At Walgreens today, we were able to use $8 in register rewards that we had earned last week by purchasing Breathe Right strips. First, the store was having a sale on Revlon beauty tools at buy one get one 50% off. The best way to take advantage of these sales is to buy the cheapest items possible. I also had multiple coupons for $1.00 off the purchase of a single Revlon beauty tool. Therefore, I purchased a pumice stone (originally for $4.49) and paid $3.49 for a savings of only 22.27% and I also purchased a nail buffer (originally $3.49) for only $0.74 for a saving of 78.80%! The highlight, however, came from using the register rewards. Since these cannot be stacked with manufacturers or in-store coupons, we used them to buy items on sale that we need or did not have a coupon for. Therefore, we purchased Walgreens brand Pepto-Bismol (our bottle had recently busted in the medicine drawer and had to be thrown out). The medication retailed for $4.19 and by using $4 in RR, we paid on $0.19 + tax, for a saving of 95.47%! Additionally, we purchased 4 two-liters of soda (mostly Dr. Pepper, I think) at $1.00 a two liter and used our final $4.00 in RR, meaning these drinks were COMPLETELY FREE!
3. At Kroger, we scored a massive deal on Keebler cookies. The saving percentage was not fantastic, but we bought enough to last us for a few weeks I think. We purchased 8 boxes of cookies, retailing at a total of $24.34. Kroger had the cookies on sale for $2.00 each (putting our total at $16.00). Additionally, I had a $.50/2 manufacturers coupon which my store doubled to to $1.00/2, bringing our amount paid to $12.00 for 8 boxes, or $1.50/box. This was equal to approximately 50% savings, which wasn't as great as I was hoping.