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Hi Everyone! I read your posts everyday in daily digest and haven't posted often. But I have learned alot from all of you and been quite inspired. Recently I have started really doing the coupon thing, especially the drugstores. The grocery stores here (near Boston MA) don't send out

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  1. #1
    shellbeau813
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    Hi Everyone!

    I read your posts everyday in daily digest and haven't posted often.

    But I have learned alot from all of you and been quite inspired.

    Recently I have started really doing the coupon thing, especially the

    drugstores. The grocery stores here (near Boston MA) don't send out

    flyers so it is hard to shop coupon sales for food. I took your

    advice and asked my MIL (she gets 2 different Sunday papers) for her

    left over coupons. Often she uses different things than I do, so I

    benefit with the extra coupons!!! That was great advice.

    I had a great success I would like to share- since my DH doesn't share

    my excitement over big savings.

    I cut my coupons, looked over the flyers for CVS and Walgreen's, made

    a list, checked it twice (haha) and off I went to the stores.

    CVS:

    1 Shaving cream 3.49 on sale 2.50 less $1 coupon= 1.50

    2 Dawn dish detergent 1.89, on sale .99 less $1 off 2=.98

    2 Colgate toothpaste 2.99, on sale 1.97 less $1 both= 1.94

    received $3 coupon off next $10 CVS purchase!



    $1.50 extra care card coupon

    TOTAL SPENT $2.92 FOR $13.25 MERCHANDISE!!!



    WALGREENS

    1 Act flouride rinse 4.49 on sale 3.50 less $1 coupn= 2.50

    2 Crest toothpaste 2.39 on sale 1.39 less $2 coupn=.78

    (both toothpastes had free sample toothpastes attached- BONUS!)

    1 Mr Clean cleaner 2.99 on sale 1.99 less $1 coupon=.99

    1 Super large Pantene shampoo 7.99 on sale 6.00 less $3 cou=$3

    1 reg size Pantene conditioner 4.99 less BOGO free=0

    Received $6 Walgreens coupon for next Walgreen's purchase!!!



    TOTAL SPENT 7.27 FOR $25.24 MERCHANDISE!!!

    WOW!!! overall I spent $10.19 for $38.49 of stuff!!



    See what you all inspired me to do!!!!!

    Thanks! Now I can't wait for next weeks flyers...

    Michelle in MA








  2. #2
    Monique Burkes
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    Hey, Michelle that's great. Now you just need to get enough toiletries stocked up until the sale comes where the items are FREE or FREE after REBATE. Then you can start using the money you save towards other purchases.



    On 7/31/07, shellbeau813[/b] <shellbeau813@yahoo.com> wrote:







    Hi Everyone!
    I read your posts everyday in daily digest and haven&#39;t posted often.
    But I have learned alot from all of you and been quite inspired.
    Recently I have started really doing the coupon thing, especially the

    drugstores. The grocery stores here (near Boston MA) don&#39;t send out
    flyers so it is hard to shop coupon sales for food. I took your
    advice and asked my MIL (she gets 2 different Sunday papers) for her
    left over coupons. Often she uses different things than I do, so I

    benefit with the extra coupons!!! That was great advice.
    I had a great success I would like to share- since my DH doesn&#39;t share
    my excitement over big savings.
    I cut my coupons, looked over the flyers for CVS and Walgreen&#39;s, made

    a list, checked it twice (haha) and off I went to the stores.
    CVS:
    1 Shaving cream 3.49 on sale 2.50 less $1 coupon= 1.50
    2 Dawn dish detergent 1.89, on sale .99 less $1 off 2=.98
    2 Colgate toothpaste 2.99
    , on sale 1.97 less $1 both= 1.94
    received $3 coupon off next $10 CVS purchase!

    $1.50 extra care card coupon
    TOTAL SPENT $2.92 FOR $13.25 MERCHANDISE!!!

    WALGREENS
    1 Act flouride rinse 4.49 on sale 3.50
    less $1 coupn= 2.50
    2 Crest toothpaste 2.39 on sale 1.39 less $2 coupn=.78
    (both toothpastes had free sample toothpastes attached- BONUS!)
    1 Mr Clean cleaner 2.99 on sale 1.99 less $1 coupon=.99
    1 Super large Pantene shampoo 7.99 on sale 6.00 less $3 cou=$3
    1 reg size Pantene conditioner 4.99 less BOGO free=0
    Received $6 Walgreens coupon for next Walgreen&#39;s purchase!!!

    TOTAL SPENT 7.27 FOR $25.24 MERCHANDISE!!!
    WOW!!! overall I spent $10.19 for $38.49 of stuff!!


    See what you all inspired me to do!!!!!
    Thanks! Now I can&#39;t wait for next weeks flyers...
    Michelle in MA



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    Monique
    Euclid, OH


  3. #3
    herberkids3
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    Congrats!!!



    The bigger savings come when you have several weeks worth of

    coupons, too.



    Oh- and at Walgreens, if something is Free after Rebate (FAR), you

    can use a coupon on it AND redeem the rebate for the full amount

    BEFORE the coupon!



    So, if it's $4.99, and you have a $1.50 off, you pay only $3.49, and

    then you receive $4.99 back in the mail. And, if you choose to get

    it back in the form of a Walgreens gift card, you get 10% added to

    it, so you get a gift card for $5.48 back, meaning they paid you

    $1.99 to take it out of their store, not counting tax. And hey,

    either way, it pays for the tax on the item, and you still get extra

    back.





    Good luck!!



    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "shellbeau813" <shellbeau813@...>

    wrote:

    >

    > Hi Everyone!

    > I read your posts everyday in daily digest and haven't posted

    often.

    > But I have learned alot from all of you and been quite inspired.

    > Recently I have started really doing the coupon thing, especially

    the

    > drugstores. The grocery stores here (near Boston MA) don't send

    out

    > flyers so it is hard to shop coupon sales for food. I took your

    > advice and asked my MIL (she gets 2 different Sunday papers) for

    her

    > left over coupons. Often she uses different things than I do, so I

    > benefit with the extra coupons!!! That was great advice.

    > I had a great success I would like to share- since my DH doesn't

    share

    > my excitement over big savings.

    > I cut my coupons, looked over the flyers for CVS and Walgreen's,

    made

    > a list, checked it twice (haha) and off I went to the stores.

    > CVS:

    > 1 Shaving cream 3.49 on sale 2.50 less $1 coupon= 1.50

    > 2 Dawn dish detergent 1.89, on sale .99 less $1 off 2=.98

    > 2 Colgate toothpaste 2.99, on sale 1.97 less $1 both= 1.94

    > received $3 coupon off next $10 CVS purchase!

    >

    > $1.50 extra care card coupon

    > TOTAL SPENT $2.92 FOR $13.25 MERCHANDISE!!!

    >

    > WALGREENS

    > 1 Act flouride rinse 4.49 on sale 3.50 less $1 coupn= 2.50

    > 2 Crest toothpaste 2.39 on sale 1.39 less $2 coupn=.78

    > (both toothpastes had free sample toothpastes attached- BONUS!)

    > 1 Mr Clean cleaner 2.99 on sale 1.99 less $1 coupon=.99

    > 1 Super large Pantene shampoo 7.99 on sale 6.00 less $3 cou=$3

    > 1 reg size Pantene conditioner 4.99 less BOGO free=0

    > Received $6 Walgreens coupon for next Walgreen's purchase!!!

    >

    > TOTAL SPENT 7.27 FOR $25.24 MERCHANDISE!!!

    > WOW!!! overall I spent $10.19 for $38.49 of stuff!!

    >

    > See what you all inspired me to do!!!!!

    > Thanks! Now I can't wait for next weeks flyers...

    > Michelle in MA

    >










  4. #4
    Dawn
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    Great job, Michelle. I thought I might suggest that

    you look online for the flyers for your grocery

    stores. Alot of stores do have websites.





    Dawn






  5. #5
    Suzanne Fesmire Gibbons
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    Isn't it exciting when you get so much merchandise for

    so little money? You definitely have to share your

    successes with those of us who can appreciat it! It

    would be great if you also posted this to the Frugal

    in Massachusetts group - we could use some inspiration

    there.



    Suzanne



    Join this group to find out about local deals and bargains:

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  6. #6
    Colleen McDonald
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    I am disabled, and get my daily medical prescriptions from

    AARP. This time, two of them looked dramatically different (e.g.,

    different sizes and colors), but AARP just ignores my letters - and I

    know from sad experience that they will either hang up on me or just

    ignore any phone calls because I am mute so must use TTY/Relay. I am

    supposed to take one pill twice daily and the other pill three times

    - but took each only once in the early morning, keeled over, and

    slept for 24 hours.



    Since they just ignore me, how can I confirm that they sent me the wrong pills?



    And what is a frugal SAFE source for filling

    prescriptions? Preferably online or by mail since I am disabled.



    Thank you VERY much for any help you can survive.








  7. #7
    Kimberly Mangels
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    Great job!!! Don't you love it when a plan comes together?



    My husband only has a basic understanding of how much coupons help so I've

    gotta tell ya'll. You gotta love Walgreens & P&G this week. I always do

    their booklet rebates(and get it back on gift card to get the extra 10%) but

    this week I concentrated on P&G. I went in Monday morning and got:



    16 individual bags of Pringles cinnamon sweet potato chips(yum) that were

    marked down to .10 each

    3 25.4 oz bottles of Pantene on sale $6 - $3 coupon

    2 12 oz bottles of Herbal Essences on sale $3/10 - b1g1f coupon

    1 bottle of Aleve 20 ct. $3.99 - $1 coupon



    My check was $19.12 BUT it spit out $18 in next trip coupons - I think it

    spit out too many but who am I to argue?



    SO, I went back yesterday evening(I only work a block away) and got:



    4 3 pks of Venus Disposable razors on sale $5.99 - b1g1f coupon

    15 more Pringles @ .10 each

    1 more bottle of Aleve 20 ct.



    I used some of my next trip coupons and only had to pay $2.62-dang tax!!!

    The coupon printer was not working but they printed me out a form(that I've

    already mailed) for the $10 & the $2 coupons off next trip.



    All totalled, I gave them $21.75 of MY money(OVER $4 was tax) and now I have

    all these products plus $14 of next trip coupons to show for it!!!



    Oh, and I almost forgot-since I spent over $25 on P&G products in the

    morning, I get to send off for the Kevin Harvick hat that was in Sunday's

    paper.



    If I've figured right, that's over $60 worth of product before sale

    prices!!!!



    Kim

    aka semomom42



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  8. #8
    jeanne
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    could they be made from a different company? I know once one of my dh pill

    looked different and

    I called the pharmacy and they were from a different manufacturer...could

    you call a local

    pharmacy and maybe describe the pill (color and number on it) and they could

    tell you...



    jeanne





    On 8/1/07, Colleen McDonald <baakkester@gmail.com> wrote:

    >

    > I am disabled, and get my daily medical prescriptions from

    > AARP. This time, two of them looked dramatically different (e.g.,

    > different sizes and colors),






  9. #9
    mommyjennof3
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    but AARP just ignores my letters - and I

    > know from sad experience that they will either hang up on me or just

    > ignore any phone calls because I am mute so must use TTY/Relay. I am

    > supposed to take one pill twice daily and the other pill three times

    > - but took each only once in the early morning, keeled over, and

    > slept for 24 hours.

    >

    > Since they just ignore me, how can I confirm that they sent me the

    wrong pills?

    >

    > And what is a frugal SAFE source for filling

    > prescriptions? Preferably online or by mail since I am disabled.

    >

    > Thank you VERY much for any help you can survive.





    Is there someone around that can help you? (a family member or a

    neighbor, maybe a pastor or other church person) You need someone who

    can understand what medication you need and what is wrong with the one

    you received. Maybe a trip to the doctor or pharmacy could help clear

    up the problem.



    Jennifer in Nebraska










  10. #10
    Ginny
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    Can you take the meds to a regular pharmacy to verify the

    prescriptions are correct? If not can you get someone to make the

    call to AARP for you? You could also contact your doctor and have the

    doctors office call AARP. I certainly would be trying to get someone

    in charge of AARP to complain to or get in touch with the American's

    with Disabilities and make a complaint. Here is their website

    http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/adahom1.htm



    Ginny







    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, Colleen McDonald <baakkester@...>

    wrote:

    >

    > I am disabled, and get my daily medical prescriptions from

    > AARP. This time, two of them looked dramatically different (e.g.,

    > different sizes and colors), but AARP just ignores my letters - and

    I

    > know from sad experience that they will either hang up on me or

    just

    > ignore any phone calls because I am mute so must use TTY/Relay. I

    am

    > supposed to take one pill twice daily and the other pill three

    times

    > - but took each only once in the early morning, keeled over, and

    > slept for 24 hours.

    >

    > Since they just ignore me, how can I confirm that they sent me the

    wrong pills?

    >

    > And what is a frugal SAFE source for filling

    > prescriptions? Preferably online or by mail since I am disabled.

    >

    > Thank you VERY much for any help you can survive.

    >










  11. #11
    Monique Burkes
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    Wow! That&#39;s too bad that they ignore your letters. Do they have online chat? The local pharmacies are offering to deliver medications for free. I know that CVS and Walgreens do. Maybe your doctor can call in the prescription and you can have them deliver them?



    On 8/1/07, Colleen McDonald[/b] <baakkester@gmail.com> wrote:







    I am disabled, and get my daily medical prescriptions from
    AARP. This time, two of them looked dramatically different (e.g.,
    different sizes and colors), but AARP just ignores my letters - and I
    know from sad experience that they will either hang up on me or just
    ignore any phone calls because I am mute so must use TTY/Relay. I am
    supposed to take one pill twice daily and the other pill three times
    - but took each only once in the early morning, keeled over, and
    slept for 24 hours.


    Since they just ignore me, how can I confirm that they sent me the wrong pills?

    And what is a frugal SAFE source for filling
    prescriptions? Preferably online or by mail since I am disabled.

    Thank you VERY much for any help you can survive.




    --
    Monique
    Euclid, OH


  12. #12
    Monique Burkes
    Guest

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    Yes, their machine was giving out $16 in coupons when you spent $20 on P&G products instead of $10. It was fixed by Tuesday evening at 7pm.


    On 8/1/07, Kimberly Mangels[/b] <kk_okay@hotmail.com> wrote:







    Great job!!! Don&#39;t you love it when a plan comes together?

    My husband only has a basic understanding of how much coupons help so I&#39;ve
    gotta tell ya&#39;ll. You gotta love Walgreens & P&G this week. I always do
    their booklet rebates(and get it back on gift card to get the extra 10%) but
    this week I concentrated on P&G. I went in Monday morning and got:

    16 individual bags of Pringles cinnamon sweet potato chips(yum) that were
    marked down to .10 each
    3 25.4 oz bottles of Pantene on sale $6 - $3 coupon
    2 12 oz bottles of Herbal Essences on sale $3/10 - b1g1f coupon
    1 bottle of Aleve 20 ct. $3.99 - $1 coupon

    My check was $19.12 BUT it spit out $18 in next trip coupons - I think it
    spit out too many but who am I to argue?

    SO, I went back yesterday evening(I only work a block away) and got:

    4 3 pks of Venus Disposable razors on sale $5.99 - b1g1f coupon
    15 more Pringles @ .10 each

    1 more bottle of Aleve 20 ct.

    I used some of my next trip coupons and only had to pay $2.62-dang tax!!!
    The coupon printer was not working but they printed me out a form(that I&#39;ve
    already mailed) for the $10 & the $2 coupons off next trip.


    All totalled, I gave them $21.75 of MY money(OVER $4 was tax) and now I have
    all these products plus $14 of next trip coupons to show for it!!!

    Oh, and I almost forgot-since I spent over $25 on P&G products in the
    morning, I get to send off for the Kevin Harvick hat that was in Sunday&#39;s
    paper.

    If I&#39;ve figured right, that&#39;s over $60 worth of product before sale
    prices!!!!

    Kim
    aka semomom42


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    Euclid, OH


  13. #13
    Hanna W
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    I get my prescriptions from CVS Pharmacy. A few months ago they changed their labeling system to include a description of the pill size, shape, color, and numbers on each side. It instructs you to call the pharmacy immediately if the pills in the bottle don't match the description. I love the peace of mind that gives. Our CVS here in Indiana offers prescription delivery, maybe that would be an option for you. I don't know how they would compare in cost to AARP, but the peace of mind & local service may be worth it!! Hanna PS I agree that you should call a local pharmacy to confirm you have the right pills!!

    Colleen McDonald <baakkester@gmail.com> wrote: I am disabled, and get my daily medical prescriptions from
    AARP. This time, two of them looked dramatically different (e.g.,
    different sizes and colors), but AARP just ignores my letters - and I
    know from sad experience that they will either hang up on me or just
    ignore any phone calls because I am mute so must use TTY/Relay. I am
    supposed to take one pill twice daily and the other pill three times
    - but took each only once in the early morning, keeled over, and
    slept for 24 hours.

    Since they just ignore me, how can I confirm that they sent me the wrong pills?

    And what is a frugal SAFE source for filling
    prescriptions? Preferably online or by mail since I am disabled.

    Thank you VERY much for any help you can
    survive.




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  14. #14
    Randal
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    Try Express Scripts. They're online and you order/recieve online/mail. If you have the same script on a regular basis, they're pretty cheap for a 3/month fill.

    Hope this helps. God bless.


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    Cindy Sue Cindysioux@yahoo.com
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    I used to work for the AARP pharmacy here in Oregon before the centralized everything and shut us down, butIt was over 5 years ago. can you relay to the TTY to demand to speak to a supervisor?

    Monique Burkes <motherof1@gmail.com> wrote: Wow! That's too bad that they ignore your letters. Do they have online chat? The local pharmacies are offering to deliver medications for free. I know that CVS and Walgreens do. Maybe your doctor can call in the prescription and you can have them deliver them?

    <SPAN class="gmail_quote">On 8/1/07, <B class="gmail_sendername">Colleen McDonald[/B] <baakkester@gmail.com> wrote: <BLOCKQUOTE class="gmail_quote" style="BORDER-LEFT: #ccc 1px solid;"> <DIV style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff;"> I am disabled, and get my daily medical prescriptions from
    AARP. This time, two of them looked dramatically different (e.g.,
    different sizes and colors), but AARP just ignores my letters - and I
    know from sad experience that they will either hang up on me or just
    ignore any phone calls because I am mute so must use TTY/Relay. I am
    supposed to take one pill twice daily and the other pill three times
    - but took each only once in the early morning, keeled over, and
    slept for 24 hours.

    Since they just ignore me, how can I confirm that they sent me the wrong pills?

    And what is a frugal SAFE source for filling
    prescriptions? Preferably online or by mail since I am disabled.

    Thank you VERY much for any help you can survive.


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