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The Cost of Diapers 2010 – February Update

After adding in my diaper purchases for January and February here is what I’ve spent so far on diapers this year.

I will be getting additional rebates for the Rite Aid Pampers and will subtract that when I get it.

This last week I got my rebate check from Caregivers Market Place– $12.50!   Not bad for saving my receipts for Huggies diapers and a few other products then at the end of the year I filled out the rebate form.   I will add that $12.50 back into the cost of diapers for this year, since I didn’t include that in my calculations last year.  Note:  This year 2010 Caregivers doesn’t offer the same rebates as in 2009.

Date Location Brand Size Number of Diapers/Training pants Regular Price Cost Cost per Diaper
01/02/10 Walmart Pampers 6 60 $19.92 $19.92 $0.30
01/01/10 Big Lots Big Lots 5 19 $3.33 $3.33 $0.18
01/10/10 CVS CVS Brand 6 40 $13.99 $2.21 $0.06
01/07/10 Alice.com Luvs 6 23 $6.92 $6.09 $0.26
01/20/10 Dirt Cheap! Luvs 6 480 $143.96 $85.00 $0.18
02/11/10 Rite Aid Pampers 6 26 $10.99 $5.49 $0.21
Total


648 $199.11 $122.04 $0.20
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Rite Aid Shopping Trip 02/11/10

I got out in the snow!  If it was only for a half hour give or take.  My hubby and daughter went with me to Rite Aid.  I had 2 $20 Gift of Savings Certificates that expire soon so I wanted to find the best way to use them.

I mentioned earlier about the P&G Olympic Visa Rewards Rebate #551VALID ONLY ON PURCHASES FROM 01/17/10 to 02/13/10

Purchase Twenty-Five Dollars ($25.00) Worth of Any Variety for a $5.00 VISA Reward Card OR
Purchase Fifty Dollars ($50.00) Worth of Any Variety for a $15.00 VISA Reward Card OR
Purchase One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) Worth of Any Variety for a $35.00 VISA Reward Card

My goals was to spend at $100 before coupons to get the $35 VISA card and also get as much Rite Aid rebates.

I had to change some of my purchases because they were out of some things.  I bought the CrossAction toothbrushes and batteries instead of Tide and Tide Action packs, my store doesn’t carry the Action packs yet.  I also bought the deodorant and body wash since there weren’t any more Bounty 6 packs.

Transaction 1

1 – Clairol Perfect 10 $9.99
Used the $5 P&G 2/7
Used the $1 Rite Aid Coupon Clairol Perfect 10

1 – Gillette Invisible Solid or Gel Deodorants $3.99
1- Gillette Body Wash $4.99
Used the coupon for FREE Gillette Body Wash when you buy Gillette Deodorant PG 2/7

1 – Pampers Jumbo Pack Diapers 31-36 ct $8.99
Submit for  $2 SCR #42
Used the $1.50/1 from PG 2/7

1 – Herbal Essences Shampoo or Conditioner $3.00
1 – Herbal Essences Stylers $3.00

Used the coupon for FREE Styling Product wyb a Herbal Essenses Shampoo, Conditioner or Styling Product from PG 2/7

1 – Duracell Re-Chargeable Pre-Charged Batteries or Value Battery Charger $11.99
Buy 1, Submit for $3 SCR # 83
use the $2/1 from 1/17

Used $5/20 coupon
Used $20 Gift Certificate

OOP used GC:  $5.51

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Transaction 2

1 – Gillette Shave Gel $2.99
Buy 1, Submit for $1 SCR # 53

Used the $1/1 from PG 2/7

1 – Venus Razor $7.99
1 – Olay Body Wash  $8.99 (bought the largest size I could find!)

Used the $2/1 Venus from PG 2/7
Also used the FREE Olay Body Wash wyb Venus Razor from PG 2/7

4 – Oral-B CrossAction Power Toothbrushes on sale 4/$24.00
Buy 4, Submit for $10 SCR # 62
Note: (4) $1/1 from PG 2/7  – These coupons weren’t accepted by the machine and the cashier wouldn’t push them through.  They say “CrossAction” so I’m not sure why they beeped.  I still bought them because I need to reach the $100.

2 – Vicks Nyquil $3.99  (Wanted the Dyquil but they were out!)
1 – Puffs Facial Tissues 132 ct  $2.49
Submit for $1 SCR #15
Used (2)  $2/1 from 1/17
Use the coupon for FREE Puffs, wyb 2 Vicks Products from PG 2/7

1 – Durcell Batteries 16 ct $11.99
Used a $2 coupon on package
Used the $3 coupon from Rite Aid for Durcell Batteries

Used the $5/$20
Used the $20 gift certificate

OOP:  $19.62

I will get $17 back in Rite Aid Check.
I will get the $35 Visa reward because I purchased $112 worth of merchandise.
Total = $52

Since I’m now considering any reward that is store credit as a coupon (i.e $20 gift certificates) rather than cash, then this was a profit of $26.87.

Profit: $26.87

I saved a lot because since most of the items were on sale BEFORE coupons the value of the products are worth more than $112. Taking what I spent out of pocket which equals $25.13 and not considering the rebates I saved 77% ($112-$25.13)/$112!   When you consider the rebates I will get I saved 123% ($112-$25.13+$52)/$112!!  Wow!

Thanks to KrazyCouponlady for all of the good ideas!

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Snow! Snow! and no Internet?

Thanks to my wonderful husband two years ago deciding we should have a generator.  He put one together and of course during this storm we haven’t had to use it. Thank heavens!

However to our surprise we lost our cable which is also our internet connection.  I can survive without the television (even though we had TIVO recordings) but without the internet it is shocking to the system!  I have my new fancy cell phone which helped a lot but I was still missing features that I can only get from my laptop and the internet.  Who knew we rely so much on it?  How did we live without it?

I’m back and ready to post.  Will be home tomorrow with the little one.  We had over 20 inches of snow and it is excepted to snow again on Tuesday?  Wow!  What a winter!

I hope to maybe go to Rite Aid this week because I’m interested in doing the P&G deal and use my Fall Gift of Savings certificate.  Any suggestions?

FREE Visa Reward Card After Rebate
P&G

Purchase Twenty-Five Dollars ($25.00) Worth of Any Variety for a $5.00 VISA Reward Card OR
Purchase Fifty Dollars ($50.00) Worth of Any Variety for a $15.00 VISA Reward Card OR
Purchase One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) Worth of Any Variety for a $35.00 VISA Reward Card:
• P&G Products Brands
include: Always, Aussie, Bounce, Bounty, Braun, Cascade, Charmin, Cheer, Clairol, Clear Blue, Cover Girl, Daily Definitions, Daisy Razors, Dawn, Downy, Dreft, Duracell, Era, Fibersure, Fixodent, Gain, Gillette, Head & Shoulders, Herbal Essences, Infusium, Ivory, Joy, Luvs, Max Factor, Metamucil, Mr Clean, Oil of Olay, Olay, Old Spice, Oral B, Pampers, Pantene, Pepto Bismol, Prilosec OTC, Pringles, Puffs, Safeguard, Scope, Secret, Swiffer, Tag, Tampax, Tide, Vapo Steam, Vaporub, Venus, Vicks (excludes Vicks Vaporizer), Vitality, Wetjet Cleaner, Zest, Zooth.
Offer valid 01/15/10 – 02/11/10 in select California stores and 01/17/10 – 02/13/10 in all other stores.
LIMIT ONE (1) REBATE
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Start looking for Great Black Friday Deals! Blackfriday.org

It’s that time of year again.  Lots and lots of great black friday deals.  More to come.

Here is a list of websites to get you started:

http://www.blackfriday.org/

  • Home Depot
  • Lowes
  • Toys R Us
  • Best Buy
  • Kohls
  • Kmart
  • Old Navy – Mentions a Coupon $10/$50 on Thanksgiving Only!
  • Radio Shack
  • Target
  • Rite Aid
  • Staples – Mentions a 10% off one item for Saturday, 11/28/09
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Diapers deals – RiteAid, Diapers.com and more

I’m running low on my stockpile of diapers.  Big thanks to Rite Aid for the great diaper deals recently.  I’ve either spent very little or earned a profit.  I think so far I’ve spent under $300 for diapers this year alone. I’ll have to it add up. It might even be less than that since most of the time I get them at CVS or Rite Aid.

Rite Aid

This week Rite Aid has a great deal on diapers.  If you are like me and immediately submitted for your GOS (Gift of Savings) promotion at Rite Aid you should have your $20 certificate.  This week Rite Aid has Huggies for $9.99 and a $3 Rite Aid Rebate use a $1.50 or $1.00 coupon in Sunday paper (10/25) then it will be $5.49 or $5.99 for one pack.  Go ahead and get a couple packs and use a $5/$25 or $5/$25 and get even more diapers!

Here is a suggestion:

Buy 3 Huggies Diapers for $9.99
3 -$1.00 Huggies coupon 10/25 SS
SubTotal = $26.97
-$5/$25
Total = $21.97
-$20 GOS certificate
OOP = $1.97

Get back $3 Rite Aid Rebate  and 3 packs towards (buy 5 get 6 free coupon) and 3 packs towards $.75 per pack for caregivers rebates

I’m sure there will be other diaper deals in the future at Rite Aid since the GOS doesn’t expire until later  but this one looks good right now.

Diapers.com

If you are like me and can’t get to Rite Aid this week or you don’t mind spending a little bit more on diapers.  Here is another great deal.   As long as you are a new customer to diapers.com this will work really well.

1.  Place your order through Ebates to receive an extra 1% off.  If you aren’t signed up for Ebates, you can do so here, and receive a $5 bonus just for signing up.
2. Search for diapers.com and add your items (any combination of $49+) to your cart.  Check for coupons to check off! The subtotal is before coupons! Woohoo!
3. Proceed to check out. If you’re a new member, you’ll have to register.
4. Enter the coupon code Search10 to get $10 off.
5. If you originally added $49 or more to your cart (before the code), your order should qualify for free shipping.
6. Place your order, but remember to send away for your rebate!
7. Go here and print out the form to receive a rebate of $14.97 rather than a magazine subscription.

Here is what I did:
Huggies Snug and Dry Diapers Extra Large Case size: Size 5 $39.99 – $1.50 coupon = $38.49
Huggies Pure & Natural Diapers – Jumbo Pack size: Size 5 $9.99 – $3.00 coupon = $6.99
Item Subtotal $49.98
Free Shipping
Promotional Discount $10.00
(Promotion Search10)
Total: $35.48
After the Rebate $14.97
Total = $21.48 for over 100+ diapers

I also got premium shipping which means I should get it Wednesday!
Thanks to Frugal in Virginia for info about this!

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Rite Aid Shopping Trip 10/16/2009

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Cost: $5.16  OOP $26.38 Saved: 95%

2 8×10 Pinnacle picture frames $5.35 each (Original Price = $7.99 each)

1 Carmex 3pk/tube $1.99

1 Simply Saline Child $3.99

1 Child Throat cooler $2.99

1 San Disk 2G SD Card $14.99 (Rang up at $19.99 but the manager changed it to the correct price)  (BTW:  Original price was $69.99!)

1 Sam Scunci Clip Chunk Jaw 2 pack $.99  (75% clearance item: Original price = $3.99)

Used -$5/$25

Children’s Throat Cooler 6ct., $2.99
-$2.99 SCR #12 (limit 1)

-$1 off Throat Cooler
product printable
Total = $1 profit

Simply Saline Children’s Nasal Mist 1.5oz., $3.99
-$3.99 SCR #15 (limit 1)

-$1 off Simply Saline SS 1/11/09, 7/26
Total = $1 profit!

Carmex Lip Balm 3pk. tubes $1.99
-$1.99 SCR #18 (limit 1)

Total = Free

Any 2 Scunci Pins or Clips $.99  (see previous trip to Rite Aid)
-$1 SCR #102 (limit 1)
Total = $.50 each
SanDisk 2 2GB SD Memory Card, Micro Card or Micro Cruzer, Single Pack
-$5 SCR #8 (limit 1)
Total = $9.99
Total OOP:  $30.13  used GC  $3.75 and CC
After SCRs Cost:  $15.16   – $10 GOS = $5.16
Cost: $5.16  OOP $26.38 Saved:$93.77
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Rite Aid Shopping Trip 10/10/09

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Riteaid_101009Cost: $6.76 OOP: $21.25  RCB: $14.49

I did 2 transactions at Rite Aid and I tried to use the 20% coupon savings but it didn’t work since everything was on sale of course! I had planned to do the Zyrtec deal but they were out of the eyedrops.  I asked the manager about it and she was very nice about writing me a raincheck and included the $8 coupon price–eyedrops and Zyrtec 30ct.   I then became creative and bought the following.

1 Transaction

1 Sam Goody Black Elastic 50 count 75% off clearance $1.24

1 Sam Goody Chunk Jaw 2 Piece 75% off clearance $0.99 I just found out that this goes towards RCB #102 towards $1.00 rebate when you buy 2. I might have to go back and buy another.

1 Pampers Jumbo diapers $8.99
Used -$2 any Pampers 9/13 RP

1 Scalpicin Anti-itch wipes $4.49 Used -$1 Scalpicin Product, Any (Bricks Link)
Will receive RCB #73 $4.49

2 Tylenol Childrens $4.99 Used -$3/2 Infants Tylenol, Children’s Tylenol, Children Tylenol Cold Product, Infants Motrin, Children’s Motrin Product, Any Excluding Trial Size – 09-13-09 RP
Will receive RCB #75 $5.00

-$5/25

OOP $15.25 used GC  0.00

2 Transaction

1 Listerine Total Care 500mL $3.99

Used -$2 Listerine Total Care Anticavity Mouthwash SS 3/15/09
-$2 Listerine Total Care Anticavity Mouthwash, 500 ml V 4/26/09
Will receive RCB #75 (See above)

2 Twix Bars B1G1 $0.88
Used Free Mars coupon

1Tylenol Childrens $4.99 Used -$1 Infants Tylenol, Children’s Tylenol, Children Tylenol Cold Product, Infants Motrin, Children’s Motrin Product, Any Excluding Trial Size – 09-13-09 RP
Will receive RCB #75 $5.00

OOP $6 used GC 0.00

RCB $9.49 + $5 GOS = $14.49

Cost: $6.76 OOP: $21.25  RCB: $14.49

source: i heart rite aid: 10/04 – 10/10 weekly deals http://iheartriteaid.com/2009/09/1004-1010-weekly-deals.html#ixzz0TmKoKNGF

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CVS Shopping Trip 9/30/09 and Rite Aid Shopping Trip 10/2/09

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Before I forget and start posting new stuff I thought I would quickly post my trips from last week!

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Total Cost=$6.99  OOP = $4.00

1 – Bounty Basic 6 Big Rolls $6
-$1.00 Bounty Paper Towels or napkins any (exp 9/30) 08-30 PG

3-Tide liquid 24-32 loads or powder 31-40 loads $6
-$1 Tide Detergent any size (exp 10/31) 09-27 PG
-$1 Tide Detergent any size (exp 10/31) 09-27 PG
-$1 Tide Detergent any size (exp 10/31) 09-27 PG
2– Dawn or Puffs 10.3oz Dawn or Puffs 60-108 ct $1
-$1.00/2 or $0.50 Dawn Plus Hand Renewal, 09-27-09 PG
2 – CVS Chocolates $.99 each = $1.98
-$2 CVS coupon $2 off 2 CVS embelm nuts
= Subtotal $27.98
-$5/$25 Flu shot quiz
= OOP = $16.99 (including tax)
Total Cost=$6.99 after coupons and $10 ECBs!
I used $12.99 ECBs so my OOP plus tax = $4.00 Used GC and CC
I didn’t get back my $10 ECBs but after I talked to CVS customer service they credited my account right on the phone.  I hope to stop by CVS this weekend to get the $10 ECB and the ECB rewards!

My Rite Aid Trip!  I don’t have a picture.  Sorry!

Profit=$2.53  OOP=$14.85

1-Gillette Fusion Razor, Manual or Power $9
-$5 SCR #85 (limit 1)
-$4 Gillette Fusion Razor PG 9/27
Total = Free
1-Nivea Lip Care $2.99
-$2 SCR #86 (limit 1)
-$1 Nivea Lip Care Products RP 8/30
Total = Free
1-Crest White Plus Scope Outlast Extra White $2.69
-$2.69 SCR #127 (limit 1)
-.50/1 Crest Toothpaste PG 9/27
Total = .50¢ profit!
1-Oral B Advantage or Artica Toothbrush $2.69
-$2.69 SCR #120
-.75/1 Oral-B Advantage Toothbrush PG 9/27
Total = .75¢ profit!
Tylenol 20-24ct B1G1 at $5.99
-$2 off Tylenol Arthritis or 8 hr except trial size, SS 7/26, SS 8/23 RP 9/20
-$1 off Tylenol Extra Strength, RP 9/13 printable
-$2 off Tylenol 8 hr printable
(Buy 2 use (2) -$2 off makes it .49¢ ea) I only clipped 1 for 8hr and 1 for Arthritis. They only had Arthritis so I used 1 coupon. -$2
$3.59 Everyday Card
SubTotal=$26.95
-$5 off $25 printable coupon
OOP=$14.85 used GC and CC
Will get back $12.38 and $5 from GOS!

Profit=$2.53  OOP=$14.85

Have you heard of GOS? GOS stands for Gift of Savings Valid  9/13-10/17 when you buy $25 worth of products you get a $5 gift certificate or if you buy up to $50 you get a $10 gift certificate or if you buy $100 you get $20 gift certificate.     Just by entering your receipt on Rite Aid Rebate website.   Note this total is BEFORE coupons and any other promotions.   You can combine the deals to get things for free or really cheap.

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Rite Aid Deals 10/4-10/10

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If you haven’t heard there are some great deals at Rite Aid this month!

Have you heard of GOS? GOS stands for Gift of Savings Valid  9/13-10/17 when you buy $25 worth of products you get a $5 gift certificate or if you buy up to $50 you get a $10 gift certificate or if you buy $100 you get $20 gift certificate.     Just by entering your receipt on Rite Aid Rebate website.   Note this total is BEFORE coupons and any other promotions.   You can combine the deals to get things for free or really cheap.

Checked out SouthernSavers blog.  She has a great feature on her site where you can click and print out a shopping list!   For us busy Mom’s this is excellent!  Thanks Jenny!

If you are like me and need Zyrtec check out this deal thanks to HotCouponWorld and SouthernSavers:

1- Zyrtec 30ct. $18.99
1-  Zyrtec Eye Drops $14.99
Use:
$5 off $25
-$8 in coupon off Zyrtec 30ct and Zytec Eye Drops in ad coupon
-$4 off Zyrtec RP 9/13, 8/02
-$4 off Zrytec Eye Drops R 9/13 or printable
Total OOP: $12.98
Get Back: $5  Rebate #75, makes it $7.98 total!
$33.98 qualifies towards $5 GOS (gift of savings), makes it $2.98 total!

However, you can also buy something else that qualifies for the Rebate #75, such as the Clean & Clear skin care is $4.50.

Clean & Clear products $4.50 ea
-$3 off Rite Aid video coupon
-$2 off Clean & Clear printable
Total = Free

If you included the Clean & Clear it would be:
Total OOP: $12.48
Get Back: $10  Rebate #75, makes it $2.98 total!
$38.48 qualifies towards $5  GOS (gift of savings),makes it FREE!

Other deals:

2 – Mars Bars – All Single-Serve Candy Bars B1G1
Use the Free Mars coupon that you got from the mail!
Buy 2 Mars bars at B1G1
Total OOP=2 FREE!!

1 – Scalpicin Medicated Wipes – $4.49
Use:
-$1 printable
Total OOP: $3.49
Get Back: $4.49 Rebate, makes it a $1 Profit
$4.49 qualifies towards gift of savings.

1 – Scott Paper Long Lasting Towels 4pk $7.99
1 – Scott Bath Tissue 12 rolls $7.99
-$2 SCR #76 wyb Towels and Bath Tissue (limit 2)
-$2 off Scott Long Lasting Towels Rite Aid Video coupon
-$1 off Scott Towels SS 10/4
-$1 off Scott Bath Tissue SS 10/4
Total OOP = $11.98
Get Back: $2 Rebate, makes it $9.98 for both Towels and Bath Tissue
Combine this with the –$5 off $25 and some other products to reach $25 and you can get a great deal! Get $2 in coupons by mail in rebate