Friday, November 15, 2019

This week's WAGS tripping

Hi everyone

I really needed to do some WAGS shopping this week, as I had RRs that were expiring. In fact, I let a $10 RR expire on Monday, because we had snow all day that closed all schools on Tuesday. By the time I realised that I needed to check the expiration dates on my RRs, we already had a large amount of snow. No way was I gonna go out in that weather. I went to WAGS on 2 different days this week, so here's what I got.

I apologise for not including everything in the pics. I'm under the weather (my own fault for not eating what I'm supposed to) and just don't have the energy to haul everything out for pics.

Trans 1

3 x Tresemme $14.97
3 x Pantene $12.00
3 x Crest t/p $8.97
1 x 4lb Dominos sugar $2.19
2 x $25 Kohls gc $50.00
1 x $10 WAGs gc $10.00
Less 2/15 DQ (2.00)
Less Tresemme DQ (5.00)
Less Pantene DQ (5.00)
Less Crest DQ (5.00)
Less RRs (20.00)
Less Free WAGs gc (10.00)
Tax 2.04
OOP $53.17

Earned $10 BR points ($5 Tresemme, $2 Pantene (personal bonus offer), $3.xx Birthday bonus points) and $7 RRs ($4 Crest, $3 Pantene)

I thought I had the 50c Dominos q clipped, but when I checked my account I saw that I had forgotten to clip it.

The gc deal is buy 2 Select gcs, earn $10 WAGs gc. I don't need the Kohls gcs, cause I've saved up enough throughout the year to cover BF shopping (some already done and will do the rest when the sale goes live again). However, Kohls is my go to store and who can pass up free money?

Trans 2

3 x Tresemme $14.97
2 x Colgate t/p $5.98
3 x Crest t/p $8.97
1 x 4lb Dominos sugar $2.19
2 x $25 Kohls gc $50.00
1 x $10 WAGs gc $10.00
Less Tresemme q (5.00)
Less Tresemme q (2.50)
Less Crest DQS (5.00)
Less Dominos DQ (0.50)
Less RRs (6.00)
Less Free WAGs gc (10.00)
Tax 1.62
OOP $64.73  Paid with the $10 WAGS gc and the rest in cash.

Earned $16.xx BR points ($5 Tresemme, $4 Colgate, $5 Beauty, $2.xx Birthday bonus) and $4 RR (Crest)

And this is where the crap started. Y'all know that a smooth WAGS trip was too good to be

I knew that I was supposed to earn way more points than that, because I had a 9000 BR points WYS $30 (before qs). Now you can't figure out what went wrong, because WAGS doesn't give you a detailed account of all points earned on your receipt. So when I got home, I checked my account to see what credited. That's when I saw that the 9000 bonus wasn't added. 

Once I checked my receipt, I saw that the register shows one of my RRs as a $3 off $3 purchase q. So it's reading it as a store q (not manufacturer q that it actually is). So it's showing that I spent less than $30...grrrr. Darn WAGS. You earn bonus points on your total AFTER store qs and discounts, but before Manufacturer's qs. I know. WAGs rewards is really complicated. Anyhoo, a quick Live Chat got my points added. 

My totals are as follows (excluding gcs deal)

Total before rewards/points used (after qs) $43.90
Less rewards used (RRs, bonus points, gc) (36.00)
OOP $7.90
Rewards earned : $46.00
Total cost to me ($2.10)

So this entire trip (incl sales tax) was a $2.10 MM. 
Retail value : $82.61 (excl tax)

Plus I earned an extra $20 for the Kohls gc deal.

I've seen the WAGS BF ad preview and it's terrible. I hope that they have good sales the next few weeks, because I have $110 BR points and $12 RRs to use. I'm not including the WAGS gcs ($20 one of which was for a PG rebate deal), because they don't expire. I guess I'll just do more Christmas shopping with my points.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Meijer fun!

As mentioned in my previous post, Meijer sent me a $10/50 for any of their stores in my neighboring town. No problemo. There's lots of Meijer stores around here, so it wasn't like I was taking a long drive. I also had a $10 CAT from a P&G deal I did last week. They had some decent CAT deals and also a 3 day BOGOF sale on select items. So yesterday DS & I hit up Meijer to take advantage of the sale, before it ended last night.

3 x Dove deodorant $15.27
2 x Garnier hair color $16.18
2 x Johnsonville andouille sausage BOGOF $3.89
4 x Johnsonville breakfast sausage BOGOF $7.58
15 x Kleenex $18.75
1 x Palmolive dish soap $1.99
1 x King Arthur bread flour $2.99
24 pk Coke $6.99
Bottle deposit $2.40
Less 5/20 WYS $20 Kleenex/Palmolive (5.00)
Less 10/50 (10.00)
Less CAT (10.00)
Less Kleenex DQ (3.75)
Less Palmolive DQ (0.50)
Less Garnier BOGOF DQ (8.09)
Sales Tax $2.00
OOP $40.70

Earned $10 CATS ($5 Garnier, $5 Dove)
Earned $3 WYS $18 Kleenex from Savingstar
Earned $3.75 Dove from Checkout51
Earned 300 Fetch points

Total Spent $40.70
Total Earned $16.75
Difference: $23.95

The big surprise was the Kleenex DQ. I had a 25c off each Q, but Meijer normally has a limit of 4. So I was pleasantly surprised to see that the q deducted off every purchase.

I now have a balance of $18 on Checkout51, which I rarely use. Had I known this, I would've done a separate Dove deal and submitted 2 more to CK51, so I can cash out ($20 minimum)

I like to purchase the 144ct Kleenex boxes (why buy less at the same price), but I had to grab what was available at the store (same with the breakfast sausage). I didn't clear the shelves though, but I was surprised to still find Kleenex since it's on sale & everyone and their mother shops on Saturdays (I normally avoid grocery shopping on Saturdays for this reason).

Not everything is pictured. I was just not in the mood to haul everything to the dining room. We are now well stocked on flu supplies. We now have over 30 boxes of Kleenex, so I feel good. I can't live without this stuff.

I now have $10 CATS that's good for 2 weeks. We don't need anything else at Meijer this week (unless there's a good 2 day sale ad by Friday), so I'll wait to see what's good next week.

Lately, I've only been cherry picking at Meijer, but when they have a good sale, I cash in. That was a fun trip. I found everything on my list, no qs beeped, no ridiculously long lines. Just slick as snot.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Some drugstore shopping

Hi everyone

I can't believe it's been almost a month since my last post. Where has the time gone? I've been super busy. Did quite a bit of shopping last week, but I need to make time to take pics and write a post.

I had a $10 RR expiring tomorrow, so I decided to hit the drugstores today.

Trans 1

1 Gillette Razor $12.99
1 Gillette Razor 9.99
2 Crest t/p 7.98
1 Halloween candy 0.20
Less Gillette DQ (10.00)
Less 2 x $10 RR (20.00)
Tax 1.86
OOP $3.02

Earned $20 BR points ($10 Gillette, $5 WYS $25, the rest was 10x points this week & I also earn 10X everyday points for the entire month, cause it's my birthday) +  900 everyday points. Earned $5 RR Crest

I was wondering why my Crest DQ didn't deduct, then realised that the Q value ($3) is higher than the subtotal ($1.16). Had I known this, I would've added a bag of Dunkin Donuts coffee that I wanted. I especially added the candy as a filler so that all my qs would deduct. Oh well, I can just do another Crest deal (Buy 2, earn $5 RR)

Trans 2

1 x Robitussin $5.99
1 x Advil Sinus congestion $5.99
1 x Kit Kat Halloween clearance 1.49
2 x Colgate optic t/p 7.98
2 x Maybelline eyeshadow 7.98
Less Robitussin DQ (3.00)
Less Colgate DQ (1.00)
Less Maybelline q (1.00)
Less BR points (20.00)
Tax 1.68
OOP $6.11

Earned 900 BR points (almost $ $13 RR ($6 Maybelline, $4 Colgate, $3 Cold/flu)

Submitted the Advil to Savingstar for a $3 credit. The Robitussin Adult should have worked too, but Savingstar says it doesn't qualify (insert eyeroll)

I immediately knew that something was wrong when I saw the total, because I had a paper cold/flu q and a DQ. Only one deducted and I assumed it was the paper one. When I got home after running errands and studied my receipt, I saw that the cashier never scanned my $3 paper q. Grrrr I was not happy. I will definitely let her know about it next time I'm there.

I added the candy so I could redeem $20 in points. We don't eat much candy, but DS loves Kit Kat.

Total Spent (BR points, RRs, cash ) $49.13
Total earned (points, rebates, RRs) $42 (should've been $48, but that darn Robitussin totally messed up my earnings. That's a $6 difference). Also, you earn lots of every day points at WAGs, so I earned a total of $21.xx BR points

Total cost : $7.13

The razors and Crest has given me enough to submit for the $15 PG rebate (I got the rest of the items at Meijer last week).

I also received a $9 WYS $30 CAT, so I will roll the rest of my $10 Revlon RRs next week to earn bonus points.


3 x St Ives b/w $15.57
2 x Covergirl brow pencils 9.98
Less St Ives q (1.00)
Less Covergirl CRT (3.00)
Less EBs (15.00)
Tax 1.35
OOP $7.90

Earned $15 EBs ($10 St Ives, $5 Covergirl)

I didn't get any newspapers on Sunday. Dollar Tree was out and CVS papers didn't have any q inserts, so I didn't have much qs to use for this transaction. I really wanted the St Ives, because it's my favorite brand. I have sensitive skin and the Oatmeal b/w is perfect for me so I didn't mind paying a little extra for it. The entire purchase counts towards a Beauty reward

Then I stopped at Dollar Tree to pick up juice for DH and look for the snowman mugs that I saw posted on a blog. I didn't find any snowman mugs, but I spotted this beautiful one. My Corelle mugs have been chipping at the tops. I don't know why, but I currently have 2 chipped mugs. I think this is about 3 or 4 mugs (of the 12 I bought) that have chipped. So I decided that if I find anything good at the Dollar Store, I would buy those instead since they are usually a better quality. I fell in love with this mug, because it matches my Corelle dishes perfectly (the color is much better in person). I bought 6 mugs, but I think I'll get 6 more to save a spares, next time. Even DH likes the mugs. 

I also did some Kohls shopping on the 1st. Kohls now starts their BF deals on November 1st and I was prepared :)

3 Pairs athletic shoes
1 Pair slippers (I love slipper boots, cause it keeps my ankles warm too)
6 Bath towels
$5.40 OOP and the rest with earned gcs. 
Earned $3.30 through Ebates/Rakuten and $30 Kohls cash. So I'm one happy mama :)

That's my shopping for today. I have a $10/50 from Meijer in the neighboring town. I'm guessing it's because of all the new Kroger stores that are popping up. I will make a list and drive 3 miles to that location. There's a Kleenex deal at Meijer this week and also a Savingstar offer. 

I also received my $10 WAGS rebate earlier this week (PG deal). I have to see if there's still time to submit another rebate.

I hope everyone have scored good deals too.

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