Thursday, July 15, 2021

WAGS wore me out this week

Well, so much for the ad not looking good this week. But first, the disaster or disasters because there was more than one.

That 2nd WAGS online order was a serious cluster. I added the same items as before, minus the Revlon (store was OOS). So I placed my order then ran some errands. I figured the order would be ready before I'm done with errands, so I can just pick it up on my way home. But nooooooo, 2 hours later there's still no notification. Since I was already out, I decided to just stop at the store and ask. The cashier didn't know anything and called the manager. Manager looks at some electronic device (whatever it is they use for online orders or maybe it's a scanner), ask if the order is for DH's name. I said yes. In my mind I'm thinking "why the heck haven't you guys fulfilled my order if you have the details? The store is empty and the order was placed 2 hours ago". Polite me instead asked the manager if he would honor the 25% off online discount if I just purchased the items in store. He said Sure. So I got a cart and loaded up my haul. He meanwhile cancelled my online order. So I check out and my total is way higher than it was online. Then I realised it's because my DQs disappeared when he cancelled the order. So I told him that and he just manually deducted it, including 25%. Price is still a little more, but by this time I was already frustrated. I just paid and thanked him.

When I got home and studied my receipt, I realised that I forgot to use the $5 WC that I used online. But wait, the $5 WC is missing on my receipt balance so I wouldn't have had enough to redeem anyway since there was only $1 left. Ugh. I go online to do Live Chat and after logging into my account, noticed the $5 was finally added back. Phew!

I was frustrated in store, because they didn't have all the items in stock for my deals. The Tide was easy, because I just switched to a different fragrance. The Oral B was the kicker, because only 2 items worked for the double dip RRS. I only found 2 of the 4 toothbrushes (mind you it shows enough inventory online. or maybe someone purchased more after I placed my order). They had other $3 Oral b t/b, but I didn't know if it would even work for one RR. So I picked up 2 floss packs that's supposed to work too. I only got one $5 RR, but I was just happy that I at least earned one. 

Afterwards I thought it was a good thing I just shopped in store, because they would've replaced it with the wrong items and I would've missed out on some rewards. So it was a blessing in disguise. 

I spent $33.27 OOP 

Earned $24 ($10 Tide, $5 Oral B, $4 Colgate, $5 booster). 

I really can't complain about getting 3 large bottles of Tide for $9. 


I had $15 RRs expiring this week. I know that I can't roll the RRs into the same deal, but I learned that the Oral B t/b double dip was still working. Of course I had to keep an eye out for Then there were the $8 & $9 Revlon DQs. Oh boy. 

Trans 1

4 x Oral b t/b $12 

1 x Revlon mascara $8.99

1 x Revlon mascara B1G50% off 4.49

1 x Aussie shampoo 3.99

1 x Aussie shampoo B1G50% off 1.99

2 x Colgate t/p 7.98

Less Revlon DQ (8.00)

Less Aussie DQ (3.00)

Less RR (10.00)

Tax 2.37

OOP $20.81

Earned $30 ($4 Revlon RR, $10 Oral b RR, $4 WC Booster, $8 WC Paper Booster, $4 WC Colgate) + $3 Revlon Ibotta. So $33 earned

I read that the Aussie would give $2 WC, but it turns out the deal didn't work for anyone. I'm bummed, because I did the Aussie deal twice.

After I got home, I learned that if you bought 4 Oral b & 2 Dial soap, you'd get 3 x $5 RRs. Ugh. I would've done a totally different deal then. I wish I had seen this before I went shopping.

Trans 2

2 x Aussie conditioner B1G50% $5.68

1 x Revlon face 9.99

1 x Revlon face B1G50% 4.99

Less Aussie DQ (3.00)

Less Revlon DQ (9.00)

Less RR (5.00)

Tax 0.94

OOP $4.60

Earned $3 WC Booster, $3 Revlon Ibotta

I was supposed to earn a $4 Revlon RR, but nothing printed. Grrrrrrrr

Contacted CS and I was online with them for about 10 minutes. The CS rep gave me all kinds of wrong answers, telling me how the free item doesn't count. Yeah, she's talking about the 50% off 2nd item, which is wrong. She was confused with the BOGOF deal, which has a completely free item. The B1G50% off 2nd, make the 2nd item half price. I just thought 'Did she really just pull that s*&^  out of her a@#%. Pardon my french). There was no getting through to this girl, so I eventually gave up.  My time is worth more than that $4. Then later, it hit me. That damn RR was a store coupon and that decreases your item total for a spend deal. The Revlon was Spend $12, get $4. I spent $15, but because of that stupid RR, the register thinks I only spent $10. Stick a bloody fork in me. I can't keep up with WAGS' constant rewards changes. 

A few days later

By now, I still have 2 x $5 RRs expiring this week so I needed to get that used. I used $10 RR in the first transaction, because I was afraid my Oral b RRs wouldn't print if I rolled it into the same deal.  I had a plan & a backup plan and this time things worked out even better than expected. Shocker! This is WAGS after

Trans 3

3 x 8pk Dial bar soap $12.00

Less Dial DQ (2.00)

Less 2 RRs (10.00)

Tax 0.48

OOP $0.48

Earned $5 RR. Huh? I didn't expect to earn another RR, because it's the same deal (Oral B and different items are added weekly) as the RRs I was using. Well, I learned that if it's a store RR, the deal will roll. Happy Dance.

Trans 4

Same deal as Trans 3. Dial is our preferred bar soap brand, so I'm stocking up.

Trans 5

3 x 8 pk Dial soap $12.00

4 x Oral b t/b 12.00

Less Dial Q (2.00)

Less WC (20.00)

Tax 1.44

OOP $3.44

Earned $15 RR (3 x $5 RR). 

I bought 3 Dial soap, because I wanted my total over $20 so I could redeem WC. If my total was under $20, I could only redeem $10. Crazy WAGS rules. 

When I checked for the t/b, I only found 3. Ugh. Well, I was determined to find a 4th one for the triple dip deal, so I checked behind all the others and whaddya know. Someone actually hid the 4th one, behind some other Oral b t/b. Sneaky, sneaky. 

The stars just aligned for me with the Dial. I don't even know how many RRs I currently have. I have to go through it all, because there are still some from last week and earlier this week. 

I'm very happy to have the Dial. I was gonna order some from Target a few weeks ago, because I noticed that we were running low. My gut just told me to NOT place the order. Now I know why. It's amazing how God always brings the right sale my way, whenever I run low on something. Now I just need to pray for a face wash deal, because guess who's on their last bottle. I don't know how that happened. 

I'm plumb tuckered out from WAGS shopping. I don't even know how many RRs I now have. I need to check and make a plan for next. I can go back and get more Dial this week, but I just don't have the energy.

So between last weekend's Tide deals & this week's shopping, the numbers are : 

OOP $90.03

Total earned : $110 + $6 Ibotta

I keep rolling my rewards into new deals, so I don't really count them until I redeem it. All I keep thinking is 'WAGS is making me broke'

I still need to submit all my receipts to Fetch & PG and need to check CK51 (I doubt there's anything on CK51 though). I missed out on the Dial Ibotta, but I'm not too upset about that. 

I apologize for no pics. Between yard saling & couponing, I'm just worn out.

Now, I need to focus on work. I realised today that 4th quarter will be here before we know it. 


  1. I had a coupon for a free item. They same thing was on sale bogo. When I put the items on the counter, I said, "I am buying this one with a coupon and then I get this one free." She told me I was not buying anything, just using a coupon. It went on like this for ten minutes, bringing everyone who worked there to verify her opinion. Finally, I told her I was not leaving, to just let me call the manufacturer. She relented eventually. I was fit to be tied.

    1. I hate it when cashiers are clueless about their own store policies. I blame corporate, because their employees are obviously not getting proper training. CVS & Kroger have the best employees. They all understand their company's policies.

      Most cashiers act like we are doing something wrong or that the store's gonna lose money when we coupon. They don't understand that not only is the store being reimbursed the coupon value, but they also get paid 8c per coupon (last I know it was 8c. It might be more now)

  2. Wow, what a week Ms. Goose. I’m sorry your first order at WAGS didn’t go through online and you had to do it yourself in the store, but looks like you made it work for you the best you could. And looks like you ended the week well though. I love how God sends us what we need at the moment we need it. ;)

    1. Thank you Belinda! I look at it as a blessing in disguise. I still try to find the good in every bad situation :)

  3. Yo must be a numbers genius. I am amazed by how you remember all this and then do it!

    1. Your comment blew me away Kim. Thank you. All I'll say is that there's a lot more to me than meets the eye :)

      Numbers are my thing. I was an accountant before moving to USA.

  4. I am exhausted from reading your transactions lol! An accountant, eh? That makes perfect sense.;-)

    1. Lol Lisa. That's what my friends also say when they read my chore


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