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April 20, 2009

It Worked! It Worked!!

I am SO happy right now! My transactions worked as planned. NO, they were better!! When we got there Mike scanned the cards at the magic machine. I got some good coupons including $5/$30 purchase. After looking over all the stuff that I was buying (and thanks to Mike for finding some great Easter stuff!) I realized that I would be over $80 which meant that I would be able to use two $5/$25 coupons and one $5/$30. Here is how I broke up my transactions:

bought four 24 hr. Tresemme products 3/$10
bought two other Tresemme products
bought 1 Dove skin revitalizer $4
bought 1 pkg. Easter egg/candy $1.49
-used (4) $1 off Tresemme coupons
-used (1) $3.50 off Dove coupon
-used $5/$25 CVS coupon
-used $10 ECBs
=$3.56 OOP, received $10 ECBs

bought 2 Aveeno sunscreens $9 each
bought 2 Aveeno facial bars $2.99 each, get $10 ECBs wyb $25
bought 1 Crest toothbrush $2.88, get $2
bought 1 Aquafresh toothpaste $2.29
bought 1 Lumene Vitamin-C cream $2.99
-used $10/3 Aveeno coupon
-used (1) $.75 off Crest coupon
-used (1) $2 off Aquafresh CRT
-used (1) $5 off Lumene CRT
-used $5/$30 CVS coupon
-used $7.98 ECBs
=$2.14 OOP, received $12 ECBs

bought 2 Transformers egg dying kits $.99 each
bought 1 pkg. Easter egg/candy $1.49
bought 4 Dove skin revitalizers $4 each
bought 1 Crest toothpaste $2.88, get $2
bought 1 Skin Effects facial scrub $6.99
-used (3) $3.50 off Dove coupons
-used (1) $3.75 off Dove coupon
-used (1) $.75 off Crest coupon
-used (1) $5 off Skin Effects coupon
-used $5/$25 CVS coupon
-used $4 ECBs
=$1.26 OOP, received $2 ECBs

After looking over the receipt from transaction #2 I realized that the cashier took off the $5 for the Lumene (the coupon was up to $5 value) which is why my OOP was so low. I got a lot of great products and I'm hoping to go to the other store tomorrow and pick up some more Tresemme :)

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fran said...

Tanya, I learned something just now...even though you were short by $.02 on the Aveeno, you still got your ECB. Last week I was trying to figure out what to buy and I was coming up short, and I didn't want to go through returning it if I didn't get ECB. Have you ever done this before...where you were short and still got ECB? Thanks.

Tanya said...

Fran - the reason it worked for me is because I had done the deal earlier this week. Since I had purchased over $25 then I didn't need to reach the full $25 this time around - I just had to be over $22 :)

Anonymous said...

The coupons for Aveeno reads Positively Ageless (3/$10.00) Do you NEED to get the Positively Ageless or can you get anything Aveeno?

Tanya said...

To avoid problems you should really get the positively ageless products ;)

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