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Reader Shopping Trip: $1.78

This past Saturday (2/5) my co-teacher and I had the pleasure of teaching a coupon class at Melissa’s house in Virginia Beach.  She e-mailed me yesterday to show me how her first post-couponing class trip went (although she has been messing around with coupons for a bit).  I asked her if I could show you.

After all the store credit and coupon use, she received everything in the picture for $1.78 out of pocket!  Here is how she did it:

Rite Aid

Halls Cough Drops $1.00 each. Earn a $1UP! with purchase of 2. I had a $1 off (2) Halls coupon. OOP $1 Earn $1UP!

Betty Crocker Frosting and Cake Mix $2.00 each. Coupon for 75 cents off the purchase of both. Earn $4 in UP! with purchase of both. ($2UP! advertised, plus unadvertised $1UP! per item) OOP $3.25 Earn $4UP!

Mentos on sale for 50 cents. 50 cents off coupon. OOP $0

(2)Excedrin Menstrual 20 count on sale for $1.99. Each box had a $1 off coupon. OOP $1.98

Excedrin Extra Strength 20 count $1.99. Used $1.00 off coupon. OOP $.99

Excendrin PM 20 count $1.99. Had a $2.50 off MFR coupon. OOP -$.51

Old Spice Deodorant on sale $4 each. When you buy 2, you earn $3UP!. I had a BOGO FREE coupon. OOP $4.00 Earn $3UP!

Lysol Neutra Air Fabric Mist $2.50 each. Earn $1UP! when you buy 2. I bought two, and used (2) $1.00 off coupons. OOP $3 Earn $1UP!

(2) Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner $3.49 BOGO FREE, so $1.75 each. I also had a $2 off (2) Scrubbing Bubbles. OOP $1.49.

I cashed in my $15 in expiring UP! Rewards I previously earned.

Total OOP- $1.08 EARNED $9UP! Rewards


(3) rolls of Walgreens Aluminum Foil $.69 each when you use in-ad coupon OOP-$2.07

2 Gain dish soaps on sale $1.00 each. Used (2) $.25 off coupons OOP-$1.50

2 Febreze Fabric Refresher $4.71 each

2 Febreze Neutra Air $2.50 each

I had (2) BOGO FREE coupons. The way the coupons worked out is one free Fabric Refresher and one free Neutra Air. Plus, when spending $10, you earn $2 RR

Total OOP-$11.70 PLUS $2 Register Rewards

So her actual total spent in cash was $12.78. BUT she now has $11 in store credit to use on her next visit making her Out Of Pocket cost $1.78!

Thanks so much for sharing Melissa!