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Publix Hot Summer Savings Advantage Flyer Expires July 15, 2011
Publix All American Savings Advantage Flyer Expires July 8, 2011
Publix Smart Savings booklet Publix Expires July 18, 2011

Walgreens, 7/12/11, Extreme
Transaction 1
  • Purchased:
    • 1 Glide Floss, big package, $2
  • Used
    • No Coupons, No Walgreen’s Register Rewards
  • Paid $2, but Net Paid is $0,
    • Because I received $2 Walgreen’s Register Rewards (Walgreen’s ‘store money’) at check-out.
Transaction 2
  • Purchased:
    • 5 Crest Toothpaste – Cavity Protection, regular size 4.0z $1 each, sale price
    • 2 Disposable Razors – Noxema Triple Blade $4.99 each, but also BOGO
    • 3 Sun-Maid Raisin tubs, 16 oz, $3.29
    • 1 Glide Floss, big package, $2Used:
  • Used:
    • 5 of Crest 75¢ off 1 tube 4.0z and over
    • 2 of Noxema Razor $2 off 1 pack
    • 3x Sun-Maid Raisins@special price $1.99 each Walgreen’s coupon from weekly ad
  • Net Paid:  $0.00 – Nothing – Zip – Nada (except tax, of course).  But not without a bit of a hassle, but only for me.
    • Because – ! LEARNING POINT !  It would have been better had I not purchased the 2nd Glide as part of Transaction #2, because of Walgreen’s policy that they do not give you the advertised Register Rewards if you are using previously received Register Rewards to pay for the transaction.  So the bill originally came to $1.21 (w/o tax) – which would have been fine if the new $2 Register Reward would have printed.  Then I would be totally ahead by 79¢ and paid $0.00 for everything because the $2 I paid to start would have been made even by $2 RR’s.  So I plan to return the Glide next time and get my $2 back.  Once I get them back, then I will have paid zero for all of this because I will surely use it another time.  Incidentally – $5 of the RR’s I applied as payment came from the AARP promo a few weeks ago where they just swiped my card and gave me $5 RR’s that are NOT a manufacturer’s coupon, so it could be used in any combination of coupons.

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Some of the Great Stacking Deals Used For Our 7/6/11 Shopping Trip:

Benadryl topical, full size tube, PAID 19¢

  • Used 2 coupons:
  • Advantage flyer $2 off coupon
  • Newspaper insert $2

Colgate Wisp, 4/pack, PAID -0-

  • Used 2 coupons and sale:
  • Peelie 50¢ off
  • Advantage flyer $1 off

Band-aid travel pack, PAID 4¢

  • Used 1 coupon:
  • Advantage flyer 75¢ off

Muir Glen Organic Soups, PAID 67¢

  • Used 1 coupon and sale:
  • Muir Glen website $1 off

Kashi Cereal, PAID 99¢

  • Used 1 coupon and sale:
  • Recycle.com $2 off

Tofutti “ice cream”, pint,  PAID -0-

  • Used 1 coupon:
  • Complimentary product from manufacturer

Kraft shredded mozzarella cheese, 8 oz, PAID $1.50

  • Used 1 coupon and sale:
  • Target $1 off 2

Viva bonus size roll paper towels, single, PAID $1

  • Used 1 coupon and sale:
  • Newspaper insert $1 off 2

Weber spice mixes in grinder, PAID 50¢

  • Used 1 coupon and sale:
  • Newspaper insert, $1

Sabra hummus, PAID $1

  • Used 1 coupon and BOGO:
  • Newspaper insert, $1

Diana’s Bananas – chocolate covered, 5 pack, PAID $2.25

  • No coupons:
  • Straight BOGO

Adam and Eve Juiceables, 100% fruit juice, family size bottle, PAID $1.44

  • Used 2 coupons:
  • Publix Smart Savings booklet $1 off
  • Newspaper insert 55¢ off

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Walgreens, Sunday, 7/3/11

(No New Coupon Inserts in Newspaper Due to Holiday)
Note: All “Totals” do not include tax, because the tax rates vary throughout the country.

Total Cash Paid = $0.32
Total Retail Value = $21.89

(If you do not have the $5 Walgreens Register Receipts, you would pay $5.32)

Transaction 1

  • 2 Oral B Indicator toothbrushes
  • 4 Mars Milky Way candy bars
  • 1 Pint Bluebell Ice Cream (Banana Split flavor – extra yum)
  • 1 Dozen large eggs
  • 1 Xcel air freshener, lemon

Walgreens in-ad coupons: $2.43
Walgreens advertised savings: $4.48
Manufacturer coupons: $2.00 (P&G insert date 7/3/11 $2 off 2 Oral B Indicator toothbrushes)
Register Receipts: $5.00 (which I got for FREE last week using AARP card promo)

Total Retail Value For This Purchase: $13.93
Total Savings  $13.61
TOTAL CASH PAID :  $0.32 

Transaction 2

  • 2 Oral B Indicator toothbrushes

Walgreens advertised savings: $3.98
Manufacturer coupons: $2.00 (P&G insert date 7/3/11, $2 off 2 Oral B Indicator toothbrushes)

Total Retail Value For This Purchase: $3.98
Total Savings $3.98:
TOTAL CASH PAID: $0

Transaction 3

  • 2 Oral B Indicator toothbrushes

Walgreens advertised savings: $3.98
Manufacturer coupons: $2.00 (P&G insert date 7/3/11, $2 off 2 Oral B Indicator toothbrushes)

Total Retail Value For This Purchase: $3.98
Total Savings: $$3.98
TOTAL CASH PAID: $0

Not a bad quick visit !
Happy Shopping
Happy Independence Day To All.

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