Thursday, September 3, 2020

Lots of shopping last week

I apologise for the lack of posts. I have been so busy and from now until the end of January, I'm more focused on work. So I'll be posting less and focusing more on earning. 

Oh boy, has CVS let me down last week. I had a crazy busy day on Thursday, but needed to do my CVS shopping before the previous week's DQs expire. So I headed to CVS after being out in the heat for most of the day.

Trans 1 

1 x Gillette razors $7.99

2 x Wet n wild eyeshadow 9.98

1 x PF lipstick 9.99

2 x Covergirl mascara 13.58

Less Gillette DQ (4.00)

Less WnW 3/10 DQ (3.00)

Less PF CRT (printed last week) (4.00)

Less 2 Covergirl Qs (4.00)

Less 2/10 Covergirl DQ (2.00)

Less EBs (20.00)

Tax 2.01

OOP $6.55

Earned $24 EB ($7 PF, $7 WnW, $6 Covergirl, $3 Gillette, $1??)

I couldn't believe my high OOP. I had held back the $3 Beauty EB that printed that day, to see if I needed it at all. My store was out of Covergirl brow pencils so the mascara added an extra $1.60 to my transaction. I was so flustered with the total (after adding the $3 EB), that I only gave the cashier $ Good heavens! I also didn't get a chance to see what the mystery $1 was for. I'm guessing quarterly EB. Who knows. 

When I got home and checked my receipt, I saw that the cashier didn't scan one of my $5 EBs. That explains why my OOP was so darn high. So I checked my account online and there was the $5 EB still available. So the store has an extra $5 of mine and I now need to reprint this EB to use next time. Ugh!! 

I was also upset that they didn't have beauty bags. The cashier (male) didn't even know what I was talking about. I especially did this deal, because it comes with a free beauty bag. CVS always emails me a survey after every trip, so I let them know what a disaster today was. Got not response from them, but I did get a $5/15 DQ this week. Wonder if that's to make up for last week's disaster. I'll take free money any day.

Trans 2

2 x Garnier shampoo/conditioner $7.00

2 x Garnier whole blends 7.00

2 x Loreal Elvive 8.00

1 x Tide pods 4.94

1 x Tide liquid 5.94

3 x Crest t/p B2G1F 9.18

2 x Old Spice b/w B1G50% off 11.98

Less Garnier Q (3.00)

Less Garnier whole blends q (3.00)

Less Garnier CRT (2.00)

Less Garnier DQ (1.00)

Less Garnier WB DQ (1.00)

Less Loreal Q (4.00)

Less 4/18 hair care (4.00)

Less $2 off hair care (2.00)

Less Tide pods DQ (2.00)

Less Tide DQ (2.00)

Less Crest DQ (5.00)

Less OS DQ (5.49)

Less $2/8 Body wash DQ (2.00)

Less EBs (18.00)

Tax 2.85

OOP $4.80

Earned $10 EB (WYS $40)

I mainly did this deal to use my Old Spice DQ. The Garnier wasn't part of the sale, but I added it so I could use 4/18 DQ. I didn't even know that an extra $2 would deduct, because my paper Qs were $3/2 each. I'll take the extra discounts though.

I've also noticed that the $3 Whitening DQs no longer works on the Crest 3D white. It's always deducted before and I have 2 of those Qs. Bummer. 

I now have a total of $21 EBs and only earned $3 Beauty EB (bought over $60 worth of beauty products today). So $24 EB

At first I couldn't believe that I spent over $11 OOP at CVS. Then I realised that $4.86 of that was tax. Then I discovered my missing $5 EB.... grrrr. So I figure I would've done pretty well (if things went smoothly). 

Total OOP $11.35

EB starting balance : $25.00

EB ending balance : $24.00

Total coupons used : $51.49

Retail value : $119.61

My receipt shows I spent over $900 on beauty for the YTD. Divide that by 30 and I've earned $90 in free Beauty EBs. You earn $3 for every $30 spent. 

CVS has a great Beauty event for the next few weeks, so I'll be headed there later today. Buy $25 get $10 EBs. If the CRT/DQ stars align, this could be a good MM. This week is not that great, but the next 2 weeks look promising.


As mentioned before, I'm not a big Kroger shopper, but boy are their Mega Event Sales fun. Well, I mainly went to Kroger for the All detergent deal but they didn't have any in stock. I figured I'll pick up some ME items too, while I was there

Price is after ME discount (Buy 5 Save $5)

4 x Mega Stack Pringles $3.88

3 x Oscar Mayer smokies 3.00

3 x Cracker Barrel cracker cuts 8.97

Other items

2 x Fage Yogurt 2.00

2 x Fage split yogurt 2.00

1 x Perfect bar 2.00

OOP $21.85

Earned $6.50 Ibotta ($2.25 Cracker Barrel, $2.25 Perfect bar, $1.10 Fage split, $0.90 Fage)

Total Cost after cash back : $15.35

Dollar General

I wasn't planning on shopping at DG last week, because the deals didn't look that good to me. I've been needing a mop for a while now, so when I saw it advertised as Buy mop get free refill (Fri/Sat), I just had to go shopping. I figured I might as well do the $25 deal, since the mop already cost $9.

1 x Mr Clean Mop $9.00

1 x Mr Clean mop refill 4.00

1 x Bic razors 6.00

1 x Schick razors 4.50

1 x Tide 4.95

1 x A&H 3.95

Less 5/25 (5.00)

Less Free mop refill (4.00)

Less Bic DQ (4.00)

Less Schick DQ (3.00)

Less Tide Q (2.00)

Less A&H DQ (2.00)


OOP $13.80

Now the OOP seems high, but the mop & refill alone would've cost me $9.54 (incl tax). So for $4.26 extra, I got 2 detergent and 2 razors.  I just noticed that the A&H is a big 32 ct bag. I really should start using my pods. I have a huge pile of it.

I probably could've done better, but I didn't know how the free item would ring up (I'm still new to couponing at DG). I didn't know if it would count towards my $25 or not. I figured the safest thing to do, was to not include the refill price in that total. 

I didn't do any Walmart shopping last week. I did stop at Meijer for some stockpiling items. 

Then on Tuesday morning I was reading posts on my WAGS couponing group when someone mentioned that they found Disinfecting wipes at WAGS online. Of course others already reported that it's OOS, but I had to go check Then my gut told me to check Sams online and it showed in stock at all of my local stores (Gasp!). So I hit the shower & hightailed it to Sams while my guys still slept. There was only half a pallet left when I got there, but I got my pack. The aisle was packed, because when people saw wipes in someone's cart, they asked where it was located. I actually saw one woman escort another to the wipes aisle when I entered the store, so I just followed I knew that it would be in the cleaning aisle, but I didn't want to waste time looking for it and end up missing out. Boy that wipes made my day. I paid $9 for the 4pk, compared to $8 for 2 tubs at Meijer, but I'm not complaining. I'm just thankful that we have more wipes. It's now sold out at all Sams stores within 150 miles from me. God sure knows how to show me where the good deals are.

Please excuse the poor photo quality. I don't know why my Ipad takes bad pics at times.

Back to the grindstone for me. Have a great day everyone!


  1. They changed the whitening coupon to now exclude toothpaste. Same thing happened to me. Bummer.

    1. Stacie, it still includes toothpaste, but only select varieties. My whitening coupons attached to the higher priced Crest Whitening Therapy toothpaste yesterday. Seems like it won't work on the regular whitening t/p. I rather enjoyed getting that discount before.

  2. That explains it. First order, I bought colgate whitening and it didn't work. Went back later in the week and bought the colgate whitening therapy and it worked. So hard to keep up with everything. Thanks for the info!

    1. You're welcome Stacie. I wish they would've just left it the way it was. It was so much more fun get free or MM t/p.


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