11/07 newspapers, pantene, & plackers

cost: $6.51

he bought:
    newspaper $.75 (coupon inserts pictured)
    newspaper $.75 (coupon inserts pictured)
    newspaper $.75 (coupon inserts pictured)
    newspaper $.75 (coupon inserts pictured)
    newspaper $.75 (coupon inserts pictured)
    newspaper $.75 (coupon inserts pictured)
    newspaper $.75 (coupon inserts pictured)
    newspaper $.75 (coupon inserts pictured)
    pantene hairspray $3.50
    pantene hairspray $3.50
    Plackers Dental Flossers 90 ct $2.99
subtotal $15.99

used coupons:
    -$3 off $15 long island magazine
    -$1 Pantene Styler, Hair Spray or Treatment (no trial) P&G 11/1
    -$1 Pantene Styler, Hair Spray or Treatment (no trial) P&G 11/1
    -$1 pantene cvs coupon (found this one a while back discarded in cvs lobby?)
= $9.99 + $.51 tax (used $10 eb - adjusted to $9.99 + $.51 oop)

received:
    $2 eb Pantene Pro-V Shampoo, Conditioner 12.6-13.5 oz, or Styler 6.5-11.5 oz get $2 eb wyb 2/$7 (2/$5 in some areas) Limit 1 11/1-11/7
    $2 eb Plackers Dental Flossers 90 ct $2.99 get $2 eb Limit 1 11/1-11/7
summary:
    spent $10 eb + $.51 oop
    received $4 eb
    cost: $6.51
    cvs got $2 in man. coupons to be reimbursed
year to date savings: $3161.19
fall 2009 spending: $29.40
cvs got $137 in man. coupons to be reimbursed (since 8/24/09)

notes:i started out buying 4 early sunday edition newspapers (or so i thought). they are usually $1.50 each, when they rang up $.75 i added another 4 papers so that i would still have the same total.

when i got home i took another look at my newspapers and realized that some of them are actually saturday papers, although the covers are almost identical. the cashier must have charged me for all saturday papers instead of the early editions. whoever put the papers together must not have been able to tell the difference either since the sunday comics, coupons, and ads were inserted into the saturday papers as well as the early sunday editions!

as you can see from the photo, some of the papers were missing the redplum insert. i had checked them beforehand, but when i added 4 more papers i had to take some incomplete ones because there weren't enough papers left with both inserts! (still a great deal though, since i was expecting to pay the same price for half the number of newspapers.)

oh, if you haven't seen the new eb yet - they have redesigned them to be a bit smaller!