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K-Mart Double Couponing Adventure: Week of May 29th, 2016

Happy Sunday everyone!  I hope you’re enjoying your Memorial Day weekend and remembering those who have fought and died for our country.  It’s finally summer weather here so we have been enjoying highs in the 90’s (well some people enjoy it anyway LOL).  I had a nice walk in the park with some friends yesterday and will be attending a BBQ later this evening.  I was excited (no surprise there) to find out that it’s double coupon week this week!  I had been hanging onto some coupons and I’m excited to have gotten them off of my hands and to be able to show you guys some good deals.

20160529_100719-4 packs of Poise Liners were $2.99 each, had 1 $1.50 off coupon and 3 $2 off coupons.  The $1.50 coupon doubled and the other 3 coupons only doubled to equal the price of the item (because K-Mart doesn’t do overages).  Making all 4 packs FREE!

-Always Discreet Liners were $3.99, had a $2 off coupon which doubled making them FREE!

Since you can only double 5 coupons per transaction per day, I chose those coupons to double so that I could get all of those items for free.  And since you have to spend a minimum of $25, I grabbed some more things that I had coupons for so that I could get to $25.

-Kleenex was $1.99 each.  I had a 50 cents off coupon making them $1.74 each.

-Tide Pods were $5.99, had a $2 off coupon making them $3.99.

-Fancy Feast was $1.42, had a K-Mart catalina for a free one.

I also had $4.52 in points on my account that I applied to my purchase.

My total ended up being $3.89 for everything!

I also had a K-Mart catalina for spend $20, get $2 in points but I think it may have been invalid once I used my points on my purchase, because it didn’t show up on my receipt.  I don’t think that you can earn points and use points in the same transaction.

K-Mart Double Couponing allows me to stay stocked up on pantyliners without ever having to pay for them, which is awesome.

Whether you are new to couponing or are a long-time couponer, good luck until next time! Happy couponing guys and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

~RachP03~

 

K-Mart Double Couponing Adventure: Week of April 17th, 2016

For as much as I love Double Couponing at K-Mart, I have to say I was pretty ecstatic when I found out they were doing the Beauty & Health Double Couponing for Shop Your Way Rewards Members event again (4/16 & 4/17 only) within 2 weeks!  I scored all of this stuff for FREE this week plus I have points left over from my Double Couponing Adventure from 2 weeks ago (see past blog post).

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Here is the breakdown:

-The stuffed bunnies are obviously not health or beauty related but they were in the 90% off Easter Clearance section and I HAD to get them for my nieces for next year.  They’re so cute!

They were originally $3.99, marked down to 39 cents each.

-Garnier Fructis Volume Extend Fortifying Conditioner $3.99. Used $2 off coupon, which doubled to $4, making it FREE!

-Dial Frozen Yogurt Cooling Body Wash FroYo with Yogurt Protein original price was $5.99, sticker price shows it was marked down to $4 but it actually rang up $3. Used $1.50 off coupon which doubled to $3 making it FREE!  I wish I had more of those coupons on hand because I would have bought a lot more.  If you have a K-Mart nearby and you have a lot of good Dial coupons, might want to check this out.  If you see this post in time before K-Mart closes today, take advantage of the double couponing deal since it ends today.  It smells really good and I think it’s interesting that it has a cooling effect.  I’ve never tried anything like that before.

-Right Guard Xtreme Heat Shield deodorant original price was $4.79, marked down to $3.50.  Had $2 off coupon which doubled to $4 making it FREE plus a moneymaker.  My boyfriend can never have too many deodorants on hand!

-Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation $5.49.  Had $2 off coupon which doubled to $4 making it $1.49.  I decided to try a different shade (203 True Beige) because I think the exact same brand of this one that I have right now might be too light.  I really enjoy using these.  They are easy to apply without any brushes or sponges and go on smoothly.  It’s also lasted me quite a while.

-Super Poligrip Denture Adhesive Cream $2.49.  Had a coupon for a full value 0.75 ounce one making it FREE!  I don’t use this but these coupons for completely FREE items are a great filler to get you to the minimum $25 mark.  This will be donated since I don’t know anyone personally who uses this.

-Colgate Maximum Strength Sensitive Smart Foam with whitening Toothpaste $5.29  Didn’t have a coupon or anything for this.

-Covergirl Star Wars Limited Edition The Super Sizer by Lashblast Mascara $5.99.  Used a $2 off coupon which doubled to $4, making it $1.99.  I have so many mascaras but this was a pretty good deal and it’s limited edition!  This is the only one I happened to randomly find in the store so I got pretty lucky because I didn’t think I’d end up getting a chance to use this coupon, let alone double it.

-Covergirl Bombshell Shineshadow by Lashblast in Platinum Club.  I don’t know the original price but the sale price was $1.87 and I had a $3 off coupon making it a moneymaker.  I remember hearing good things about these eyeshadows so I’m excited to try it and the color looks really cute!

After all of the moneymaker coupons and using some of my Shop Your Way Rewards Points, everything was FREE!  I don’t think K-Mart usually does moneymakers but this time they did and I can’t complain.

See my first K-Mart Double Couponing Blog Post for details on how to Double Coupon in general.  Please post below if you guys have additional questions or if you want to share about your couponing experiences.

Whether you are new to couponing or are a long-time couponer, good luck until next time! Happy couponing guys!

~RachP03~

K-Mart Double Couponing Adventure: Week of April 3rd, 2016

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Last night on Instagram I found out that K-Mart was allowing double coupons on Health, Beauty and Stationary items only for yesterday and today.   If you know me, of course I was freaking out so I went there today and used my stash of high value health and beauty coupons.  I’m not sure if it required the $25 minimum subtotal before coupons or not because my subtotal was above $25. The customer service cashier said she didn’t even know about this promotion that was going on.

Anyways, so here’s the breakdown:

-Biore Baking Soda Pore Cleanser $6.99

I hear cleaning your face with baking soda is all the rage. I have a free sample that came with the coupon I used today but I haven’t even tried it yet lol.

-Poise Liners 26 count $2.99

I don’t think I’ve ever paid for a package of Poise liners before. I always wait to use my coupons at K-Mart during Double Coupon Week. I just request Poise samples several times per year and get my coupons that way.

-Always Discreet liners 24 count $3.99

I also use the coupons that come with these samples just during Double Coupon Week.  This time I had a newspaper coupon. The local paper gets dropped off randomly at my house every once in a while and I don’t have a subscription anymore. I cancelled my subscription because I noticed that I’d always seem to be missing coupons from my paper.

-Garnier Whole Blends Hydrating 2 in 1 Coconut Water Vanilla Milk Extracts Shampoo/Conditioner  $4.99

I haven’t tried a 2 in 1 in a long time because they don’t seem to condition my hair very well, but I thought I’d give this one a shot. I had the opportunity to sample 3 different scents of Whole Blends through Crowdtap here recently and really enjoyed using them. This scent that I just picked up has been my favorite thus far.

-Garnier Clean Soothing Makeup Removing Towelettes $5.99

I was excited to try these because I haven’t really tried out too many makeup removing wipes and I’m still in the market for finding which wipes suit me best.

-OB 40 count tampons $6.99 on sale.

I think the original price is $7.99 or $8.99.  I don’t really use tampons so I usually give these to a friend. I received a full value coupon for these in the mail along with a little box of tampons.  This is the 2nd full value coupon I’ve received from them this year.  And I’m not complainin’ lol. These kinds of coupons are good for many reasons, but I like them because if you need to get to the $25 subtotal for Double Coupon Week, it helps you get there without having to use your own money.

Biore-Had $2 off coupon which doubled to $4 off making it  $2.99

Poise-Had $2 off coupon which doubled to  $4 making it  FREE!

Always -Had $2 off coupon which doubled to  $4 making it FREE!

Whole Blends -Had $2 off coupon which doubled to  $4 making it  99 cents.

Garnier makeup removing wipes-Had $2 off coupon which doubled to  $4 making it  $1.99

OB-Had full value coupon valued up to  $8.99 making it FREE!

Today I saved over 81%!

Also, I’m not sure what the promotion was but somehow I earned $10 in points today. So I spent almost $6 today but got $10 back. Pretty good deal if you ask me!

If you are unsure how K-Mart Double Couponing works, please see my very first K-Mart blogpost.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to post below.

I hope everyone had a great weekend. Whether you are new to couponing or are a long-time couponer, good luck until next time!

-RachP03

 

 

 

 

 

K-Mart Double Couponing Adventure: Week of February 28th, 2016

Happy Sunday everyone!  Hope everyone is having a good weekend.  I was so excited for Double Coupon Week at K-Mart this week because it had been almost 2 months since they had done their last one (and I was going through withdrawals! lol).  So here is the breakdown of all the things I bought today.

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-Cannon Grey Wash Cloths, originally $4.99, on sale for $3.99 each

-Cannon Brown Bath Towels, originally $4.99, on sale for $3.99 each

-Cannon Brown Washcloths $4.99 each

-OB Tampons $7.99

-EOS Vanilla Mint Lip Balm $3.49

-Dr. Pepper $1.79 + $0.05 CRV (needed a filler item since the socks couldn’t count toward my $50 total in order to use my K-Mart coupon since they are clearance items)

-Olay 6 Count Bar Soap originally $5.99, on sale for $4.99

-Purely Fancy Feast  cat food $1.43 each

-Christmas Socks originally $3 each, on clearance for $0.30 each

-Purina DentaLife Cat Treats FREE Saturday K-Mart item

Before sales, coupons, points, etc, my total would have been $76.95.

Here are all the discounts:

-Had $1.25 in points to redeem on a Cannon Bath item (the cashier decided to double it which gave me $2.50 off).

-Had a full value coupon for the OB Tampons making them FREE.

-Had $1 off coupon for the Olay which doubled to $2 off.

-Had $1 off 4 Purely Fancy Feast coupon which doubled to $2 off.

-Had $1 off EOS coupon which doubled to $2 off.

-I also used a K-Mart mobile coupon which took $5 off a $50 purchase.

-They had to void my transaction several times for computer malfunctions, etc, and during the midst of that I earned $10 in points when you spend $50, so I was able to apply those points to this purchase also.

-I also had $10.28 in points already on my Shop Your Way Rewards account which I used in this transaction also.

-And the cashier apparently took an additional $2 off.

So  before taxes my total was $6.20 for all of these items which makes each item 31 cents!

I saved a total of 92% today!!!!

Some key things to keep in mind when you shop at K-Mart: their policy states that you can only use ONE K-Mart coupon per transaction AND you must redeem your K-Mart coupon before scanning other coupons or redeeming your points.  So make sure you have your cashier redeem your K-Mart coupon FIRST before doing any other discounts.

If you are unsure how K-Mart Double Couponing works, please see my previous blogpost.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to post below. 🙂

Happy (Double) Couponing this week!  Whether you are new to couponing or are a long-time couponer, good luck until next time!

~RachP03~

CVS Clearance Haul February 6th, 2016

IMG_20160206_100400Today I decided to check out what CVS had left over from their clearance markdowns this week.  I would say I got pretty lucky today for it being a Saturday. 🙂  From what I have read, it appears that Monday and Tuesday are the best days to go into CVS to look for clearance markdowns.  Usually (unless I’m looking for Christmas clearance markdowns), most of my trips to CVS had been for couponing and CVS Rewards Deals where you can earn Extra Care Bucks.  But now (after over 2 years of couponing), I’m FINALLY taking advantage of when CVS marks down it’s items.  Ideally, you will save the most if you go into the store to hunt down clearance items and match those up with coupons.  This time, I did not have matching coupons but I still was able to save quite a bit.

Here is the breakdown:

All of the items featured here were on clearance 75% off except for the toothpaste.

Old Spice was originally $4.65, it was marked down to $1.24.

The Yardley soaps were originally $1.67, marked down to 41 cents each.

The CVS Clinical Strength deodorant was originally $7.49, marked down to $1.87.

The Dry Idea deodorants were originally $5.29, marked down to $1.32.

The Colgate MaxFresh was originally $3.99, marked down to $3.00.

When I first walked in the store, I went to the kiosk where I print my CVS coupons.  I always stop there first because you never know what kinds of coupons you might receive on there.  I received a $1.50 off $4 in deodorant purchase and $2.50 off Colgate Max toothpaste coupon.  I also already had $2 in Extra Care Bucks (ECBs are earned by purchasing certain items that give you ECBs in exchange for items that you buy, they are typically posted next to the item on the shelf or in their ad).

So I ended up paying $1 per deodorant and 50 cents for the toothpaste in the end.  Also due to the $2 ECBs, I basically got the Old Spice and bar soaps for free!

I ended up saving over 88%!  Just think, I could have gotten everything free if I would have had some coupons on hand. 🙂

Whether you are new to couponing or are a long-time couponer, good luck until next time!

~RachP03~

 

K-Mart Double Couponing Adventure: Week of December 27th, 2015

 

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K-Mart Double Couponing Haul Week of December 27th, 2015.

I love when K-Mart does it’s Double Coupon Week because I end up saving a lot! In case you aren’t familiar with how their Double Couponing Week works, I’ll go into more detail.  Every once in a while (not sure how often), K-Mart will advertise in the Sunday paper that they will be having Double Coupon Week which means that you must spend $25 before taxes, manufacturer coupons and K-Mart coupons, you can double up to 5 coupons per day in that transaction and the value of the coupon can be up to $2.  I have been told you can only do one transaction of up to 5 doubled coupons per day, so that’s all I do at my store.  So let’s say your subtotal comes to $25 and you have 5 coupons for $2 off; the $2 off doubles to $4 off, times 5=$20 off $25 which means you paid $5 for $25 worth of products!  I try to get my total as close to $25 as I can without going much over, but that’s all on preference and how much you want to spend.  I don’t do the bulk of my normal shopping at K-Mart, so I mostly shop there during Double Coupon week or when I have points (I can elaborate more on their points systems; Shop Your Way Rewards Program in a future blog).  What’s awesome is that sometimes i will use points towards these transactions also which makes my total even lower!

Here is a breakdown of the above pictured scenario:

Always on sale for $6.99, had 2 $1 off coupons that doubled making the pads $4.99 each (coupons either came from the Sunday paper, the manufacturer with a free sample or both)

Poise was $2.99, had $2 off coupon which doubled to $4, making it FREE (I also either got this coupon from the Sunday paper or the manufacturer with a free sample)

Coke was on sale for 3 for $12, had free 12 pack coupon from My Coke Rewards, making it FREE.

Friskies was on sale 20 for $10, had a Buy One, Get One Free Friskies coupon from Friskies, making them both free because it doubled (I’m not sure if those kinds of coupons typically double, by the way).

I couldn’t find the price for the Hershey’s Candy Cane bars but they rang up for 31 cents each (probably 75% off since the Christmas stuff that I bought rang up as 75% off).

I also bought some clearance holiday items which were advertised as 50% off but rang up as 75% off. 🙂

With coupons and a $5 Kmart gift card I received during my last visit, I saved a total of 63.4%. If you look at the prices before sales, then I saved about 79.5% total.  One trick I like to use when I’m double couponing is to use coupons for free items because it makes it easier to get your subtotal to $25 AND you aren’t even paying anything for the item.  I either do that, or a combination of 5 other higher value coupons that I use to double.  I will also use additional coupons on top of the 5 double coupons if I need to add additional items to get my subtotal up to $25.  I would say 50% of my Double Coupon interactions go pretty well.  The other 50% is me explaining the procedure to the cashier or them having to have the manager come over and force the coupons through because the computer won’t recognize it for whatever reason (no judgement, it just tends to be my experience).  My best advice is that as long as you are 100% familiar with their Double Coupon policy and you stick to it (politely of course) then you are golden.  You can also keep the coupon policy handy or read it beforehand for a refresher (just Google K-Mart coupon policy). By the way, sorry for the late post.  I plan to post my next Double Couponing Adventure in a more timely manner so that people can see what items/deals might be out there in that particular week.  I always enjoy clipping the coupons, hunting around the store for the items (just FYI; K-Mart doesn’t always sell a particular item/size of item that you have a coupon for) and figuring out the best combination of items to get the best deal, as well as watching the price go down as the cashier scans each coupon.  🙂

Whether you are new to couponing or are a long-time couponer, good luck until next time!

~RachP03~