Monday, September 23, 2019

Today's Drugstore shopping and RA heads up

Well, today didn't exactly go as planned. I really didn't have much of a plan, but wanted to use some qs that were expiring.

First stop, WAGS.

3 x 50ct Sandwich bags B1G2F = $2.79
3 x Revlon Kiss balm B2G1F = $10.98
3 x Colgate t/p 8.97
Crest t/p 2.99
Oral b t/b 2.99
Less 2/15 DQ (2.00)
Less Revlon CAT (10.00)
Less Oral b DQ (1.00)
Less BR points (10.00)
Tax 1.60
OOP $7.32

Earned $6 RRs ($4 Crest/Oral B, $2 Colgate)

When I got home, I saw that my $5 Colgate q never deducted. So I checked the Q and it's not valid on the t/p I purchased. Ugh. The crap shoot is that I can never get a signal on my phone at any WAGS store. I usually scan the items or check the qs to see which items qualify. Ugh, I'm so mad. I think I'll just return the Colgate next time I go to WAGS. I don't wanna spend $7 on something we don't need.

I also purchased a Loreal eyeshadow. I figured that was the Q that didn't deduct, but when I got home I saw that the cashier never rang it up and there was nothing in the bag either. Oh well, it's not a need. I just bought it, because I had a $4 Q that was expiring today.

We were completely out of sandwich bags, so I was happy that these were on sale. I like to fill them with dried fruit for when I'm on the go, so I don't have to stop and buy junk food. This way I'm eating better and saving money. Win-win! :)

Rite Aid

3 x Elf makeup brush (10% discount) $2.70
2 x Bulldog shave gel $11.23
2 x Bulldog face scrub 11.23
6 Chobani yogurt 6.00
Less 6/30 mailer q (6.00)
Less BC points (9.73)
Tax 1.22
OOP $16.65

Earned $7 BC ($5 Bulldog, $2 Chobani) and should get $12 Bulldog + $1.25 Chobani from Ibotta.
Total earned back = $20.25

WTH, no Elf rewards. The sign didn't exclude the brushes (at least I don't think it and it was Buy 3 get $3 BC. I'll have to contact CS. I did receive a $4/20 CAT though.

The Bulldog is a great deal! If you still have your $5 L2C Card, the 4 tubes will only cost $0.47 after all discounts. My store had exactly 6 Chobani, so I was very happy to find these. Yogurt is a staple in our house and I needed it to get my total to $30. And darn, I forgot to clip my Chobani q.

I'm headed to CVS later this week. I haven't been there in over a month and my EBs have expired - again. Yikes! I've never been this bad about rewards, but I'm just focused on work right now.

Hope everyone has a good shopping week!

Thursday, September 19, 2019

WAGS trip 9/3/19

Hi everyone

I apologise for my lack of posts. We returned from a week long vacation on Labor Day and then I was playing catch up with just about everything else. I turned off all electronics and just enjoyed some sun, sea & alcohol. It felt great to just unwind and not have a care in the world.  With 4th Quarter almost here, I'm working my heinie (behind) off. I'm now working 7 days a week, so blogging will have to take a back seat until the end of the year. I'll try to post whenever I can though. People are now in spending mode and I'm more than happy to rid them of their $$$ I'm also working on my stockpile, but that's a post for another day.

I only hit WAGS the first week we got back, because I just didn't have the time or energy to look at ads for the other stores or go shopping.

Trans 1

2 x Crest t/p $7.98
1 x Tide 4.99
1 x Tide pods 4.99
1 x Charmin t/p 4.99
2 x Colgate t/p 8.00
1 x Toffifay 1.39
Less Crest q (2.00)
Less Crest DQ (2.00)
Less Tide DQ (2.00)
Less Tide pods DQ (2.00)
Less Charmin DQ (1.0)
Less Colgate DQ (4.00)
Less BR points (20.00)
Tax 1.86
OOP $1.25

Earned $4 BR (Colgate) & $0.50 Ibotta (Toffifay)

Now this would've been a perfect transaction, except NO RRs printed. CAT machine was on and I even asked the cashier if it was working and she said yes. So she called over a manager and explained the situation. I then showed the manager RR deals in the ad. Then she added $3 BR to my account then another $1 for the Crest deal. Now Ms Manager, y'all still owe me $6 for the Tide deal. Sigh. So she proceeded to add more small amounts to my account. This was another 10 minutes wasted at WAGS. Now, I don't blame the employees. Corporate should make sure that everything works smoothly. So I got back a total of $10 BR points. As she was adding my credits at the register, the CAT machine spit out a Q for Toffifay. Go figure.

To recap

OOP $1.25
BR spent $20.00
BR earned $14.00
Ibotta earned $0.50

So I spent down a total of $6 BR points

Trans 2

I had a RR that was expiring, so just grabbed some Ibotta items. Sorry no pic

2 x Chobani yogurt $2.00
Godiva masterpieces 2.99
Less RR (4.00)
OOP $0.99

Earned $1.50 Ibotta (50c Chobani, $1 Godiva)

The next day I went to a different WAGS and everything worked slick as snot. Weird!

Tide $4.99
Tide pods 4.99
Charmin t/p 4.99
Less Tide q (2.00)
Less Tide pods q (2.00)
Less Charmin q (1.00)
Less BR points (10.00)
Tax 0.90
OOP $0.87

Earned back $6 RR

Trans 2

2 x Colgate t/p $8.00
Less Colgate IP q (4.00)
Less BR points (4.00)
Tax 0.48
OOP $0.48

Earned $4 BR points

I have to see if I can submit my receipts for another $10 WAGS rebate (Tide/Charmin). I've already submitted a different receipt before, but I know there wasn't any limit stated on the rebate form. If it works, then all these items will be a small MM.

BR Points + RR Spent $38.00
Plus Total OOP $3.59
BR + RR Points earned ($30.00)
Ibotta earnings ($2.00)
Possible MIR ($10.00)
MM $0.41

I did a few more WAGS deal afterwards, but that will have to wait until another day.

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