Saturday, November 4, 2017

5 Awesome Coupons and Scenerios for November, 2017

I have a few great and easy deals to share with you that I think you might like!

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First, I want to talk about the Axe coupon.  With this $3/1 any Axe product coupon, you can grab some decent deals at either CVS OR Target this coming week.  The coupon has a limit of two per transaction.

The Target deal is buy 4 Axe deodorants, get a $5 gift card.  Here's what you do...

Buy 4 Axe deodorants (4x$3.99=$15.96)
Use 2 of the $3/1 printable coupons ($15.96-$6=$9.96)
Pay $9.96 (plus sales tax) out of your pocket for the 4 deodorants ($2.49 each)
Target will give you back a $5 gift card.
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NOW, IF you are like me and you recycle your gift cards and use one in that transaction to "swap" gift cards with them, it will look a bit different.

Instead of paying $9.96 out of pocket and paying $2.49 each, you'll pay $4.96 out of pocket, or $1.24 each.  You walk into the store with your $5 gift card and walk out with a $5 gift card.  Essentially you are just trading gift cards at the register to bring the out of pocket price of the deodorant down.
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The CVS deal that starts tomorrow (11/5/17) is a little different.

Regular price for Axe shower gel at CVS is a high $5.79 compared to Target's regular price of $3.99.  (This is one reason why I always say KNOW YOUR PRICES on things you regularly buy!)  The deal at CVS is when you spend $20 on select products (Axe body wash is included) you get a $10 Extra Care Buck back.  Here's the breakdown for this...
***This deal is now dead!*** Buy 4 Axe body wash ($5.79x4=$23.16)
Use 2 of the $3/2 coupons ($23.16-$6.00= $17.16)
Pay $17.16 out of pocket, or $4.29 EACH (more than the regular price at Target) and receive a $10 Extra Care Buck back to spend on something else.
***This deal is now dead!***
NOW, obviously that deal SUCKS as it is.  Unless you have Extra Care Bucks from another deal that you did to apply or something like a $10 off when you spend $40 or a % off coupon, I wouldn't do the deal.  I will do this deal because I have the $10 off when you spend $40 and Extra Care Bucks from last week to apply to this.  I'll post my CVS video on Monday that will include this deal.

CVS can really be wishy washy when it comes to their deals because their stuff is overpriced to begin with.

If you want to see ONE of the ways that I get free gift cards for Target, here is the video:

The next coupon is the BIC razors.  Save $3 on any one BIC Soleil, BIC flex or BIC Hybrid 3 Comfort Razor Pack.

The BIC Simply Soleil women's 3 count razors are approximately $3.27 each, depending on your Walmart.  You'll pay about 27 cents out of pocket at the register for your razors.

BUT, there's MORE!

Right now if you have the Checkout51 app (I hate this app but stuff like this has forced me to keep it for a while longer) there is a rebate for $2 off BIC razors with no stipulation that you can't use a coupon with it.  Buy your Soleil then upload your receipt for TWO packs and here's what the breakdown looks like:

Buy 2 Simply Soleil 3 count razor packs ($3.27x2= $6.54)
Use 2 of the $3/1 BIC coupons ($6.54-$6.00=.54)
Pay 54 cents (plus tax) at the register
Upload receipt into Checkout51 for the $2/1 rebate
Get back $4.00 after you only spent 54 cents out of pocket for the razors.

An easy $3.46 money maker!

This is the pack of razors that you are looking for:


The next coupon that I want to talk about is the Pillsbury coupon.  Specifically using it for crescent rolls.  This one can be a sweet little money maker...

There are NO size restrictions on any of the coupons or rebates so this deal CAN be done with the smaller, 4 count rolls in addition to the full size, 8 count.  It just depends on you, your needs and how you want to do the deal.

In addition to the coupon, there are two rebates that are available.

In Savings Star, there is a rebate offer for $1 back when you buy 2 Pillsbury refrigerated baked goods products.

In Ibotta there is a rebate for 75 cents back when you buy 1 can of Pillsbury crescent rolls.

When you combine the coupon with those 2 rebates on the smaller, 4 count packs at Walmart it will look something similar to this:

Buy 2 of the 4 count Crescent roll cans ($1.19x2=$2.38)
Use the $1/1 printable coupon ($2.38-$1.00=$1.38)
Pay $1.38 out of pocket at the register.
Upload receipt into SavingsStar and receive $1.00 back
Upload receipt into Ibotta and receive 75 cents back

The final result is that you received back 37 cents more than what you paid.

One thing to remember, your Walmart price may be higher or lower than mine because each location's prices can be different!

Not bad for crescent rolls if you ask me!

The next coupon is a "print and hold onto it because something good will come up."  It is the $3/1 Persil laundry detergent.

I've heard that there MIGHT be a deal for this at CVS again in a couple of weeks, BUT, if you need laundry soap right now, I have a deal at Walmart that you might want to take a look at.

There is a $2.00 rebate in SavingsStar for 1
bottle of Persil laundry soap.  Here's what you can do...

The 25 load, 40 ounce size bottle is $5.24 at Walmart.
Use the $3/1 coupon and pay $2.24 at the register.
Upload your receipt into SavingsStar and get back $2 of what you spent.

That's not free or a money maker but it's not bad for one bottle of laundry soap if you need it!

Make sure to print as many of those coupons as you can, 2 per device in your home, and hold onto them because there's ALWAYS a deal just over the horizon!

Now let's talk about these boxed TGIF mashed potatoes.  They run approximately $1.28 at Walmart (a lot of deals at Walmart this time around!).

We have a coupon and TWO rebates for this one.

One rebate is in Savings Star for 50 cents back when you buy 2.

The second rebate is in Ibotta.  It is for $1.50 back when you buy one.

Here's how it works...

Buy 2 boxes at $1.28 each (2x$1.28=$2.56)
Use the .50/2 coupon and pay $2.06 out of
pocket at the register.
Upload your receipt into SavingsStar and get back 50 cents.
Upload your receipt into Ibotta and get back $1.50

You paid $2.06 at the register for both boxes and get back $2.00.

OR, you can not use the coupon, buy 1 box, pay the $1.28 at the register, upload your receipt into Ibotta and get back 22 cents more than what you paid.

Either deal is a good one!

Deals like these happen all the time where you can get food and household products that you want to need for a fraction of the original cost, for free or can even make back a bit more than what you originally paid for them and this list is not all of them that I know about right now.  It's just the tip of the iceberg but I'm just wanting to, as they say, wet your beak a bit.

Things to remember are that you don't have to turn your home into a mini mart and there is ALWAYS another great deal right around the corner.

If you want to participate in these types of deals, you'll want to make sure that you have SavingsStar, Checkout51 and Ibotta downloaded onto your phones.  If you use my referral link for Ibotta, when you do your first rebate you will get a $10 bonus into your account, and I will get $5. 

AND, if you want to see these posts pop up on occasion, I need to know.  These take time to type out, create the links and the photos so if you want to see them, please let me know via PM, comment or on Facebook. 

I hope you are having a great Saturday!  Don't forget about the RB50 Facebook page because that's where I am posting the majority of the deals and stuff that I find.

Friday, June 30, 2017

The Trivial Life...

Sometimes life can feel like a pretty trivial thing.  Especially when your hands are in so many different areas, and you love every one of them.

Occasionally I say I wish I had Spudward's life.  The most trivial part of his day is deciding whether to sneak out of the office and into the bedroom to pile himself up in the middle of the bed to take a nap, or chew on a deer antler or toy in the middle of the floor for a few hours.  The tribulations of a dog's life can put some things into prespective on occasion.

I did something today that I absolutely HATE.  I posted three videos on the same day.  Unfortunately I felt like it was a necessity because the deals that I did won't be around much longer and I wanted to share.  It was a catch 22 so I caved.

The final food challenge video will be up soon.  The footage was accidentally deleted so I'm going to try and re-create it.  Probably in combination with a recipe video for the flour/kale tortillas that I made.  YUM.  Better late than never and I will add that by the last couple of days, I was seriously wanting a salad.  There's got to be a better way with that.  Has to be.

Money Monday videos are not pre-recorded so that will commence this coming Monday.

I hope you'll stick around to see how much RB50 is evolving and changing.  I'll "see" you soon of course.