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WYB - when you buy CRT - cash register tape
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peelie - coupon located on merchandise Q - coupon

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June 12, 2011

"Are you going to Extreme Coupon it?" she asked.

That's what the cashier asked when I began to check-out at Target tonight :)  I had a wonderful trip there - by far the best shopping trip that I've had there in a long, long time.  I actually MADE money there!!  Here is what I got:

Pacifiers for Xander $3.99
Pacifiers for Oliver $4.29
3 packs of socks $10 (will be returning 2 packs - I'll explain)
Pampers $8.99, get $5 gift card wyb 3 Huggies or Pampers
used $1.50 Pampers coupon
used $1 Pampers Target coupon
2 packs Huggies $8.99
used (2) $2 Huggies coupons
3 John Freida shampoos, get $5 gift card wyb 3
used (3) $5 JF coupons
used $3/2 JF Target coupon
3 John Freida conditioners, get $5 gift card wyb 3
used (3) $5 JF coupons
used $3/2 JF Target coupon
used $3/2 JF Target coupon
used $5 gift card
used $50 purchase coupon (receive $5 gift card when you spend $50)
=$16.76 OOP, received $20 in gift cards!!  $3.24 moneymaker!

I had not intended to buy the socks but they were on an endcap that had them clearanced to $2/3 pack but when I got home I noticed that two of the packs rang up at $4.  I'll return the two that were regularly priced and get two more of the clearanced packs.  Have I confused you?  It's late and I think I've confused myself.

Ok, onto my next purchase.

I ran to CVS after my great trip to Target.  As I walked through the door the cashier reminded me that they closed in 7 minutes.  I had my list so I wasn't too worried.  Here is what I purchased:

5 Powerades 5/$5, get $2 wyb 5
Huggies diapers $8.99, get $2
used $2 Huggies coupon
3 Motrin PM $4 each, get $3 each
used (3) $1 Motrin PM coupons
Zyrtec $5.99, get $5.99
used $2 Zyrtec coupon
used $5/$20 CVS coupon
used $5 in ECBs
=$16.60 OOP, received $18.99 in ECBs

If I'd have split this up into a couple of different transactions by OOP would have been much lower but since I only had 7 minutes I decided to do them all together.  I did manage to build my ECBs by almost $14 so I can't complain about that!

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Scotty & Emily said...

I can never believe how awesome your sales are!!!

Tanya said...

Thanks Austin!!

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