Saturday, May 1, 2021

Busy drugstore shopping week.

I apologise for being MIA. Things have been kinda crazy here. Besides being busy, we had another Covid scare. DS has been in close contact with someone who tested positive and has had to quarantine. Of course my first instinct was to panic. A few days later, I got sick. Not Covid, but it sure  made me panic again, because things are bad here in Michigan again. I'm thinking it's my allergies (not a cold as I originally thought), because the pollen count was high then. Took flu/allergy pills and slept hard for 3 days and I'm feeling better again. While I was sick, I received a message that one of my brothers has been hospitalized. One of the downsides to my family being so far away, is the time difference. They're 6 hours ahead of us, so I always end up receiving bad news first thing in the morning. It never rains, it pours. I'm more than ready for something good to happen to me for a change. 

Anyhoo. Wags had some great deals this week, so I decided to venture out. Sorry, I didn't feel like hauling out all WAGS purchases for pics. After some marathon shopping, running errands and sanitizing every item, I was pooped. I didn't do all WAGS shopping in one day though, but I hit up different stores because they didn't always have all the items I wanted.




Trans 1 (DH account)

4 x Gillette deodorant $22.00

2 x Colgate t/p 7.98

3 Newspapers 9.00

Less Gillette DQ (8.00)

Less Colgate DQ (3.00)

Less WC (10.00)

Tax 1.80

OOP $19.78

Earned $5 RR (Gillette), $5 WC (Colgate), $6.10 Ibotta (Gillette)

DH only had $10 WC on his account, so the high OOP was planned. I purchased newspapers at WAGs, because my DTs have been out of papers the last few months. I didn't like paying that high price, but the Qs were good this week.


Trans 2 (My account)

6 x Softsoap b/w $20.00

2 x Colgate t/p 7.98

Less Softsoap Q (0.75)

Less Softsoap DQ (3.00)

Less Softsoap DQ (0.75)

Less Colgate DQ (3.00)

Less WC (20.00)

Tax 1.68

OOP $2.16

Earned $10 WC (Softsoap) $5 RR (Colgate)


Trans 3 (my account)

4 x Gillette deodorant $22.00

2 x Colgate t/p 7.98

2 x Clif bar (clearance) 1.78

Less Gillette DQ (8.00)

Less Colgate DQ (1.50)

Less WC (20.00)

Tax 1.80

OOP $4.06

Earned $5 RR (Gillette), $5 WC (Colgate) $0.50 Ibotta Cliff

I needed a $1 filler so I could use $20 reward and found the clearanced Cliff bars. I bought the bars, because there was an Ibotta rebate on it. Not a lot of money, but better than nothing. 

Darn Ibotta. I was waiting on the Gillette deal to reset, but they ended up pulling the offer early. There were lots of unhappy people in my WAGS group, but there's nothing we can do about it. 


Trans 4 (DH)

6 x Softsoap b/w $20.00

Less DQ (3.00)

Less DQ (0.75)

Less Man Q (0.75)

Less 2 RRs from previous transactions (10.00)

Less WC (5.00)

Tax 1.20

OOP $1.70

Earned $10 WC 


Trans 5 (DH)

2 x  Olay b/w $12.00

1 x Oral b t/b 4.00

Less Olay DQ (4.00)

Less Oral b DQ (2.00)

Less WC (10.00)

Tax 0.96

OOP $0.96

Earned $5 RR


Trans 6 (My account)

2 x  Olay b/w $12.00

1 x Oral b t/b 4.00

Less Olay DQ (4.00)

Less Oral b DQ (2.00)

Less WC (10.00)

Tax 0.96

OOP $0.96

Earned $5 WC

I was supposed to get a RR, but it didn't print. We know that CAT machine was working, because it printed a booster Q. So manager added $5 WC to my account. I'm very happy with that, because RRs are only good for 2 weeks, whereas WC is good for a year (I think it's a year). 

I started out with $43 WC ($33 Me, $10 DH)

I now have a balance of $9 WC (me) and $5 RR, so $14. This means I spent down $29 rewards


Total OOP : $29.62 ($9 is for newspapers)

Total cash earned : $6.60 Ibotta

Total Qs used : $44.50

Total rewards used : $75.00

Total rewards earned : $55

Retail value : $198.26

So my total cost for after cash back is $23.02

I also earned a $5 DD gc from PG. 




I finally made it to CVS. I must've taken about 2 months off CVS shopping. I didn't have any EBs (so again, the high OOP was expected), but I still had a $10 CVS cash card.

3 x Pantene shampoo $15.00

2 x Pantene  14.00

1 x Crest t/p 2.99

2 x Colgate m/w 8.98

2 x Colgate t/p 9.98

2 x Colgate t/b 8.98

2 x Schick disp razors 11.98

1 x Schick razor 8.99

1 x Covergirl liner 6.99

1 x Covergirl liner 8.29

Less Pantene q (3.00)

Less Pantene q (4.00)

Less 2 Colgate t/p qs (2.00)

Less 1 Colgate m/w IPQ (1.00)

Less 2 Colgate t/b qs (2.00)

Less Schick disp q (4.00)

Less Schick q (4.00)

Less Covergirl q (3.00)

Less Schick DQ (4.00)

Less Covergirl DQ (3.00)

Less Colgate DQ (1.00)

Less 6/30 Shave DQ (6.00)

Less 4/18 Hair care DQ (4.00)

Less 3/15 Covergirl DQ (3.00)

Less 3/15 Oral care DQ (3.00)

Less $3 Covergirl CRT (3.00)

Tax 4.81

Less Cash card (10.00)

Less GC (10.00)

OOP $31.99


I must admit that my I got nervous when I saw that my pre-coupon total was $101.xx  Yikes!

Earned $31 EB ($10 PG, $6 Covergirl, $5 Colgate t/p, $5 Colgate m/w, $5 Colgate t/b) and should get another $3 (or maybe $6, but I can't remember how much beauty was tracking before I went shopping) Beauty Bucks

I printed the $10 GC from IGC. 

I had 2 x 3/15 Oral care DQs, so I'm surprised the 2nd one didn't deduct. However, the register applied the 6/30 Shave DQ instead of 4/20. I'm guessing it counted the original price (not sale price) and I'm not complaining :)  All in all, not too bad a trip. Now I have enough EBs to roll into future deals. Yes, I planned on the high OOP, because it's easier to have a large amount of EBs for future deals, than doing lots of small transactions. Things get complicated with those small ones. Besides, I sometimes mix & match deals to use DQs/CRTs like a $4/20 hair care (you can mix deals/brands), so it's best to have enough EBs to cover the cost.


Total OOP : $31.99

Total Qs used : $50.00

Total rewards used : $10.00

Total rewards earned : $31

Retail value : $125.13


I actually enjoyed shopping at CVS again. I totally love all the Q stacking you can do there. 


Drugstore totals for the week :

Total OOP : $61.61 Yikes! It's all fun & games until you add up all your purchases...lol

Total cash earned : $6.60 Ibotta

Total Qs used : $94.50

Total rewards used : $85.00

Total rewards earned : $86

Retail value : $323.39

Well the Ibotta and DD gc brings my OOP total down to $50.01. I haven't scanned any receipts to Fetch yet, so I don't know if there's anything good to earn. 


I'll post March & April numbers soon. Have a great weekend everyone!

8 comments:

  1. I am curious what you might do with all this stuff. I realize it's practically free if you don't consider all your time spent planning, shopping, etc but you must be building a terrific stockpile with no end in sight.

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    1. Hi Rita

      I keep some, sell some and donate some. I just never talk about my donations, because that's a private thing between God & me.

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    2. Well then, that's a fun hobby. Good for you!

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  2. What is in the two pink flowered bottles in the second picture?

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