Saturday, October 24, 2009

The Root of the Deal

Occasionally, when I end up with a really good deal after a lot of twist and turns, I like to retrace my steps to see how good a deal it really is. If you are one of those people who gets a kick out of getting a great deal, you might enjoy this little journey back to the roots of my best deal this week.

Today, I paid 69 cents for two bottles of Nature's Bounty Fish Oil Supplements at Walgreens. How did I do that? Well, the supplements were BOGO (buy one get one free) at $10.49 each. I had two $1-off coupons, which brought the price to $8.49.

I wanted to use a $9 register reward for the purchase, but Walgreens won't allow more coupons than the number of items in the purchase (a register reward counts as a coupon). So, I added another item to the purchase - a 6 pack of children's toothbrushes from the clearance aisle.

With tax, the total was $9.69. I gave the cashier a $9 register reward and paid 69 cents out of pocket.

Where did I get the register reward? Earlier in the week, I purchased Zantac, which was $8.99. I had a $5-off coupon, so I paid $3.99 out of pocket. I got $9 back in register rewards.

So, when all is said and done, I paid less than $5 out of pocket for two bottles of supplements that together would regularly cost $20.98 plus tax. That's a savings of more than 80%! Plus, I also got some Zantac (which I don't really need, but I can give it to someone who does) and 6 children's toothbrushes (which I will definitely use).

Now wasn't that a fun little trip? I had a great time! I especially liked the fact that I was able to get something that is good for my health at a huge discount without having to sacrifice quality.
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$1-Off Nature's Bounty Coupon

Click HERE for $1-off Nature's Bounty. Combine this with the BOGO sale at Walgreen's and CVS (sale ends today).
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70% Coupon for

Enter discount code PUMPKIN at to get 70% off restaurant gift certificates. That means you pay $3 and you get a $25 gift certificate! Offer expires on October 25.

Visit to see which restaurants are participating in your area. The restrictions vary for each restaurant, so be sure you are okay with them before ordering your gift certificate.

I used my first gift certificate a couple weeks ago at Restaurant BT. I'm happy to report that it went smooth as silk. I also found out that a friend of mine has already been using It's always good to get confirmation that a deal this good is legitimate!

By the way, if you purchase through Ebates to earn cash back rewards.
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Nabisco Coupon Booklet

Click HERE to request a free coupon booklet from Nabisco. Thanks Deal Finding Chick.
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Simply Organic Coupons

Click HERE for Simply Organic coupons. There are coupons for a variety of products, including vanilla, spices, and baking mixes. You can print as many coupons as you need! They expire June 30, 2010. Thanks Abundant Food Savings.

Click HERE to find a Simply Organic retailer near you.
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