UPDATE: I (STEVE) GOT MY SAVINGS CATCHER RESULTS FROM EARLIER IN THE WEEK. DO NOT BUY THE “HE” IF YOU WANT TO MAXIMIZE YOUR RESULTS – IT MATCHED TO A LESSER WINN-DIXIE SALE ($2.99) ON MY RECEIPT. THE ORIGINAL NON-HE DETERGENT (BAR CODE ENDING 7624) MATCHED TO DOLLAR GENERAL FOR $1.95.
I still haven’t received my Savings Catcher results from Monday yet, but we had a ton of commenters last night saying that Walmart Savings Catcher was matching to 40 oz Tide to Dollar General at $1.95 (instead of $3.95) and Family Dollar at $2.50 (instead of $4.50), depending on which store operated near their Walmarts. That will make these deals HUGE MONEYMAKERS even without coupons if you transfer your Savings Catcher dollars to a (FREE) American Express Bluebird card.
With that in mind, I had to go shop again today. I’ve had some ancient restaurant gift cards laying around here that I converted into Walmart gift cards HERE so I didn’t have to come out of pocket on this trip. (Normally I would use previous dollars earned through Savings Catcher to pay, but they seem to be stalling on my results this time.)
Here’s what I bought, along with the coupons used:
TEN TIDE ORIGINAL SCENT LIQUID LAUNDRY DETERGENT 40 OZ, on rollback $5.24 (will probably match to Dollar General at $1.95 – insane!)
Walmart total = $52.40
Dollar General total = $19.50 (based on others’ experiences – $32.90 difference)
Get $32.90 cashback from Walmart Savings Catcher for price difference
Get $32.90 cashback from AMEX Bluebird for transferring Savings Catcher earnings
Used two $5/3 Tide Laundry Detergent coupons, 12/28 P&G newspaper insert
and used four $0.75/1 Tide Detergent 40 oz or larger (exc Tide Simply, Tide Pods, 10 oz or ets) printable coupons (preclipped/zip 30044)
Price at Register: $39.40, but will probably receive $65.80 total cashback
NET PRICE FOR ALL: $26.40 MONEYMAKER?
***Unfortunately, I am out of $2/1 Tide coupons from the 12/28 P&G insert, or my moneymaker would have been even larger!
To change zip codes to print the $0.75/1 Tide coupon, go here and change your zip to the one listed with the coupon link above. Use the box on the right side of the page and enter your zip. Click on the arrow to submit the zip code change. Then come back here and click our preclipped link to the coupon and you should see it right away.
SEVEN TIDE PODS 14 CT, regular price $4.44 (will probably match to Dollar General at $1.95 – insane!)
Walmart total = $31.08
Dollar General total = $13.65 (unconfirmed – $17.43 difference)
Get $17.43 cashback from Walmart Savings Catcher for price difference
Get $17.43 cashback from AMEX Bluebird for transferring Savings Catcher earnings
Get $10 cashback from SavingStar for buying $30 of select P&G products (including PODS 14 ct or larger)
Used two $3/2 Tide PODS coupons, 12/14 RP newspaper insert
and used three $2/1 Tide PODS coupons, 12/14 RP newspaper insert
Price at Register: $18.80, but will possibly receive $44.86 total cashback?
NET PRICE FOR ALL: $26.06 MONEYMAKER?
**Although we have multiple confirmations on the liquid detergent deal, we don’t have any yet on this PODS deal. I figure that even if it only matches to the $3.95 Dollar General price I will still only be paying $1.94 for everything after Savings Catcher, Bluebird, SavingStar and coupons. Can’t complain about that for 98 loads of Tide!
Note that this Atkins deal will ONLY work in Florida. Savings Catcher matches Publix BOGO sales, but only for Florida Walmart locations.
TWO ATKINS FROZEN ENTREES, regular price $3.97 (should match to Publix BOGO at $2 each with sale)
Walmart price = $7.94
Publix price = $4 ($3.94 difference)
Get $3.94 cashback from Walmart Savings Catcher for price difference
Get $3.94 cashback from AMEX Bluebird for transferring Savings Catcher earnings
Used two $1/1 Atkins Entree blinkie coupons (limit 1 per customer – there were two of us present)
Price at Register: $5.94, but get $7.88 total cashback
NET PRICE FOR ALL: $1.94 MONEYMAKER!
These stats are tentative based on all deals working out. I don’t have 100% faith in the PODS deal, although I expect that it will work out well.
Total Retail Value of All Merchandise: $91.44
Net Price Paid for Everything: $54.40 PROFIT!
Savings Rate (excluding tax): 159.5%