12/28 south beach, olay, biore, colgate, gillette, ivory, ge nuts, & milk

profit: $7.57

i bought:
    South Beach Diet Cereal Bars $3.34
    South Beach Diet Cereal Bars $3.33
    South Beach Diet Cereal Bars $3.33
    olay regenerist scrub 5-6 oz $6.99
    olay regenerist scrub 5-6 oz $6.99
    Biore Skin Preservation nourishing gel cleanser $4 (clearance)
    ivory bar 3 pk $.99
    ivory bar 3 pk $.99
    ivory bar 3 pk $.99
    ivory bar 3 pk $.99
    ivory bar 3 pk $.99
    Colgate Total Advanced 4 oz $2.99
    Gillette Fusion $8.99
    gallon milk $3.49
    ge almonds $.99
subtotal $49.39

used coupons:
    -$5/$30 medicare part d quiz coupon
    -$1 south beach or here
    -$3 Olay Regenerist Facial Moisturizer or Facial Cleanser (excludes trial size) (exp 12-31-09) P & G 11/29/09
    -$3 Olay Regenerist Facial Moisturizer or Facial Cleanser (excludes trial size) (exp 12-31-09) P & G 11/29/09
    -$3 Biore Skin Preservation (exp 12/31/09) 10/11/09 SS
    -$1 Zest, Ivory or Safeguard Body Wash or Bar Pack, any P&G 122709
    -$1 Zest, Ivory or Safeguard Body Wash or Bar Pack, any P&G 122709
    -$1 Zest, Ivory or Safeguard Body Wash or Bar Pack, any P&G 122709
    -$1 Zest, Ivory or Safeguard Body Wash or Bar Pack, any P&G 122709
    -$1 Zest, Ivory or Safeguard Body Wash or Bar Pack, any P&G 122709
    -$1 colgate total enamel strength or total advanced 4 oz +
    -$2 Gillette Fusion Razor P & G 12/27/09
= $26.39 + $2.52 tax (used $25.98 eb + $2.93 cvs gc)

received:

will receive:
summary:
    spent $25.98 eb + $2.93 cvs gc
    received $15 eb
    will receive $15 mir
    profit: $1.09
    cvs got $18 in man. coupons to be reimbursed
year to date savings: $2445.04
winter 2010 spending: $2.78
cvs got $293.95 in man. coupons to be reimbursed (since 8/24/09)

he bought:
    South Beach Diet Cereal Bars $3.34
    South Beach Diet Cereal Bars $3.33
    South Beach Diet Cereal Bars $3.33
    olay regenerist scrub 5-6 oz $6.99
    olay regenerist scrub 5-6 oz $6.99
    Biore Skin Preservation nourishing gel cleanser $4 (clearance)
    Gillette Fusion $8.99
    ge dark chocolate covered almonds $.99
    ge dark chocolate covered almonds $.49 (bogo 50% off)
subtotal $38.45

used coupons:
= $18.45 + $2.07 tax (used $17.99 eb + $2.53 cvs gc)

received:

will receive:
summary:
    spent $17.99 eb + $2.53 cvs gc
    received $12 eb
    will receive $15 mir
    profit: $6.48
    cvs got $14 in man. coupons to be reimbursed
year to date savings: $3766.09
winter 2010 spending: $4.15
cvs got $247.48 in man. coupons to be reimbursed (since 8/24/09)

notes:it would have been better to split up these purchases into transactions of about $20 each (before coupons) so that i could use the $5/$20 4 times! but i don't like to do multiple transactions on the same trip, especially when using a coupon that says "one per customer," and i had eb expiring that night. i was just glad to use them all up and still come out ahead!