Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Profit @ Walgreens, Shaws Catalina starts Friday

This week, there are two EASY moneymakers on Almay cosmetics at Walgreens.

All Almay cosmetics are ringing up Buy 1 Get 1 FREE, even though the sale tags say buy one get one 50% off.
DEAL #1: ON TOP of this sale, you can get a store coupon in the NOVEMBER SAVINGS COUPON BOOKLET right in the store for $4 off Almay One Coat Mascara. It sells for $7.49, so you buy 2 for $7.49 and use the coupon to get $4 off EACH ONE, making it free plus overage. They won't give you cash back, so you have to buy another item to suck up the overage. I bought a dozen eggs for $1.39. Best thing is that this deal doesn't use register rewards, so you can get a bunch all in one transaction and you don't have to pay out of pocket and then send your register rewards later.
DEAL #2:Buy one Almay Pure Blends Foundations at $9.99 AND an Almay Pure Blends Shadow, Lip Gloss, or Mascara that costs less than $9.99 (you get that one free.)- no coupons needed.
You Pay $9.99 out of pocket, but it spits out a $10 and a $5 register reward... so you are making $5 on the deal. It's a nice deal, and the products are handy.
**REMEMBER: you can't roll the register rewards from this deal into another transaction for the dame deal. If you do, the $15 in rewards will not print out. You have to buy something else with it. But don't forget to use them before they expire!
Check out other Walgreens deals you can get with those rewards at Deal Seeking Mom's Post.


If you live near a SHAWS, there's a great catalina deal starting Friday very similar to the one from last week. I got close to $800 in free groceries last time, and I think this deal is EVEN BETTER. This time, you buy $30 (regular price) worth of select groceries and get $15 back - basically 50% value back. Last time it was $25/10, or 40% back. Shame I used so many of the good coupons last time...

Rather than list the details here, I'll direct you to the Wicked Cool Deals Post on the sale that has them with printable coupon matchups. Print those coupons, remember to bring your calculator to the store and count just over $30 of REGULAR prices, even if it's on sale. That's the value that generates the $15 coupon. You will have some serious moneymaking opportunities on this one for SURE.
Best deal I see is Old El Paso shells or refried beans for $0.99, with $1 coupons available. Not sure of the regular price, but if you print enough coupons you can get $30 worth of shells/beans FREE before the coupons and then still get the $15 voucher back. You can often only print 2 coupons per computer, though.

And remember that Thanksgiving is coming up - lots of churches and food pantries are collecting for the holidays, so even if you don't NEED $30 worth of cookie mix or froze veggies... if you can get them for free or better and then donate them, it could make a huge difference for families in your area.

1 comment:

  1. Love the suggestion to support food banks, Christopher! Great idea.