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Friday, March 28, 2008

My Steals and Deals, March 22-29

It's Super Savings Saturday over at Money Saving Mom which means it's time to highlight this week's Steals and Deals!

Walgreen's has extended the February FAR (Free After Rebate) on the Venus Embrace Razors (which are currently on sale for $9.99 and generating a $5.00 Register Reward to use as cash on your next Walgreen's purchase). As I understand, there were not enough Venus Embrace Razors in stock in Walgreens stores in February thus the rebate was extended. Simply send in the receipt as usual with your rebate form. On the rebate form, add #51 to the bottom and write in Venus Embrace Razor - Limit 1 - $9.99.

I'd already used my rebate $ from February earlier this month (rolling most of them into rebates for March, of course!) but with a $5 RR printing and the prospect of a FAR, it was time to cook up a deal!

Here was my planned Scenario:

Transaction #1

Buy 1 Venus Embrace Razor - $9.99
*Use $4/1 Coupon from 3/2 PG Insert

Pay $5.99 + tax OOP, earn $5.00 RR

Send in for full $9.99 FAR on Venus Embrace.

Transaction #2

Buy 1 Garnier Fructis Styler -$3.99
*Use $1/1 Coupon from 3/9 Insert

Buy 2 Scott 4pk Toilet Paper - $3.49 ea
*Use Walgreens 2/$5.00 Coupon from WG Weekly Ad, March 23
*Use 2 $1/1 Coupons from 3/16 Smart Source Insert

Buy 2 Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaners - BOGO sale priced 2/$2.79
*Use 2 .50/1 Coupons from 3/16 Smart Source Insert

Use $5.00 RR generated by Transaction #1

Pay $2.78 OOP

Send in for full $3.99 FAR on Garnier Fructis Styler.

Total Planned OOP: $8.77 + tax
Total Earned Rebate: $13.98 + 10% (always get your rebate as a Gift Card to earn the additional 10%)=$15.38
Total Net Profit: $6.00 (after tax on OOP)

But, alas, as many of you frugal faithful well know, every carefully planned Scenario requires an open mind, flexibility in purchasing, and quick-on-your-feet math skills.

So my actual purchase was this:

Transaction #1

As stated above (thank goodness the Embrace Razors were in stock!)

Transaction #2

1 Scott 4pk - $2.50
2 Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaners - 2/$2.79
1 Fructis Hair Styler - $3.99
3 Rubber Duckies - $0.50 ea (on sale 75% off)
1 Nick Jr Jellybeans - $0.62 (on sale 75% off)

I paid OOP: $4.10

My total OOP for the trip:was $10.74
My total Rebates I'll receive remained $15.38

I still netted a profit of $4.64 on this purchase.

And getting three little duckies for free for my three Royal Monkeys made both the kids and I happy we stopped in Walgreens this week!

This deal should still work today (Saturday); if you can think of a better scenario, post it in the comments and share the frugal fun!

Do you spend your Sunday afternoons or evenings with the latest coupon inserts and sales circulars plotting your shopping scenarios for the week? Drop by The New Frugal Mom tomorrow and join in my new Blog Carnival, Shopping Scenarios Sunday!

It's as simple as this:

1. Post about your best, most hopeful Savings Scenario for the week at your blog; then

2. Drop by The New Frugal Mom's Shopping Scenario Sunday post and enter the link to your post in the Mr. Linky box at the bottom of the post; and

3. Lastly, leave a comment and share the frugal joy!

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