04/19 tresemme, john frieda, & aveeno (update 5/9)

profit: $17.09

i bought:
tresemme 24 hour body shampoo $3.34
tresemme 24 hour body shampoo $3.33
tresemme 24 hour body shampoo $3.33
tresemme 24 hour body conditioner $3.34
tresemme 24 hour body conditioner $3.33
tresemme 24 hour body conditioner $3.33

subtotal $20

used coupons:
-$4 off $20 beauty purchase, exp 4/19
-$1 tresemme 24-hour body
-$1 tresemme 24-hour body
-$1 tresemme 24-hour body
-$1 tresemme 24-hour body
-$1 tresemme 24-hour body
-$1 tresemme 24-hour body


= $10 + $.52 tax (used $10 in eb, $.52 cash)

received:
$10 eb ($5 x 2) Tresemme (4/19-4/25)

summary:
spent $10 eb + $.52 cash
received $10 eb
cost: $.52

year to date savings: $59.95
spring 2009 spending: $7.13

he bought:
tresemme 24 hour body sculpting spray gel $3.34
tresemme 24 hour body finishing spray $3.33
tresemme 24 hour body weightless creme gel $3.33
john frieda $5
john frieda $5
john frieda $5
aveeno positively ageless daily cleansing pads $8.99
aveeno positively ageless daily cleansing pads $8.99
aveeno positively ageless daily cleansing pads $8.99

subtotal $51.97

used coupons:
-$10 off $50 crt
-$4 off $20 beauty purchase, exp 4/19
-$1 tresemme 24-hour body
-$1 tresemme 24-hour body
-$1 tresemme 24-hour body
cashier missed one
-$2 John Frieda Collection (excludes trial) SS 4/5/09
-$2 John Frieda Collection (excludes trial) SS 4/5/09
-$2 John Frieda Collection (excludes trial) SS 4/5/09
-$10 off 3 Aveeno Positively Ageless Face, body or suncare products(excludes trial sizes)

= $19.97 + $1.72 tax (used $17.98 in eb, $3.71 cash)

received:
$5 eb Tresemme (4/19-4/25)
$5 eb john frieda (4/19-4/25)
no eb for aveeno :(

summary:
spent $17.98 eb + $3.71 cash
received $10 eb
cost: $11.69

year to date savings: $1374.83
spring 2009 spending: $5.40


cost of both transactions combined: $12.21

notes:
the aveeno cleansing pads i bought did not count towards the aveeno eb deal. there have been some reports that they work and some reports that they do not.

i think there are 2 types of aveeno positively ageless pads, the one i bought (beige/copper lid - upc 3 8137-101053 0), and one with a green lid (not to be confused with the "positively radiant" cleansing pads, which also have a green lid). it may only be the "positively ageless" green lids that are working now.

if i can figure out and find the correct ones, i will attempt an exchange. that would make the new cost $2.21 if i receive the $10 eb.

as far as the tresemme coupons, they scanned for me earlier today but not this time. (printed the same way) however, from what i could tell - my boyfriend's scanned through on another register at this store. i asked him whether his coupons beeped, but he wasn't sure because he "was thinking about dinner." :)

same goes for using the $10/$50 and $4/$20 beauty on one $50 purchase. we know that the registers in some areas will not accept more than one $/$$ coupon, regardless of the amount of purchase. they were both accepted, but whether the cashier had to push it through or not, i cannot be sure...


update 5/9:
i had read that the aveeno positively ageless pads had been reprogrammed in the system to generate eb. also this shelf sign reads "any aveeno skin care":

so i had emailed cvs thinking they would issue me the extra bucks, but i never received any response from them. since today was the last day of the deal, i planned to show the cashier the sign and ask for the $10 eb to be printed. but the store i went to did not have these signs posted, so i just returned the aveeno for $29.30 on a cvs moneycard.

oh and you may remember, i tried to return this stuff for an exchange before and the manager refused because i didn't have my boyfriend's amex with me. this store returned the full credit to the moneycard even though we offered the credit card!

so... cost of both transactions combined: $12.21 - $29.30 refund to moneycard = $17.09 profit ♥

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