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Old 04-13-2014, 04:27 PM
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Okay so I have a scenario I am trying to do, but I'm barely familiar with the way this point program works. I'm trying to get 3 items, and I have coupons and prior points (not 100% sure how I got them). Was wondering which is the best way and proper number of transactions to do this to pay in little to no real money at the time of the transaction. For starters I have 8000 points.

The first item I want is the Morton Epsom Lotion, it costs $6.00 but also gives a $6.00 RR. So this one's free. Only getting one unless anyone thinks getting more than one is going to help my situation any.

The second item is the Crest Pro-Health Mouthwash/Rinse, they cost $2.99 each and give a $2.00 RR each, I have 3 $.50/1 Q's so I assume I'd get back $6.00 in RR's but I think I have to separate transactions to get them. That puts them at like $.49 OOP ea.

The final item is Dove Advanced Care Shampoo or Conditioner. I have 4 $2.00/1 Q's and they cost $4.99 each but are on sale B1G1 50% off. If I buy 2, I get 2000 points, (not RR's). If my math is right they'd be $.75/each, but obviously I have to buy 2 per transaction, so in what order should I do this?
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Old 04-13-2014, 04:41 PM

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Okay so I have a scenario I am trying to do, but I'm barely familiar with the way this point program works. I'm trying to get 3 items, and I have coupons and prior points (not 100% sure how I got them). Was wondering which is the best way and proper number of transactions to do this to pay in little to no real money at the time of the transaction. For starters I have 8000 points.

The first item I want is the Morton Epsom Lotion, it costs $6.00 but also gives a $6.00 RR. So this one's free. Only getting one unless anyone thinks getting more than one is going to help my situation any.

The second item is the Crest Pro-Health Mouthwash/Rinse, they cost $2.99 each and give a $2.00 RR each, I have 3 $.50/1 Q's so I assume I'd get back $6.00 in RR's but I think I have to separate transactions to get them. That puts them at like $.49 OOP ea.

The final item is Dove Advanced Care Shampoo or Conditioner. I have 4 $2.00/1 Q's and they cost $4.99 each but are on sale B1G1 50% off. If I buy 2, I get 2000 points, (not RR's). If my math is right they'd be $.75/each, but obviously I have to buy 2 per transaction, so in what order should I do this?
Well id do this

Trans #1
Morton lotion=6
Crest mw=2.99
8.99-.50/1q=8.49-5,000 pts=3.49

Trans #2
Crest mw=2.99
2.99-.50/1=2.49-2,000 pts=.49

Trans #3
2x dove
1x carmel .39
=7.88-4=3.88-2rr from crest=1.88

Same thing for trans #4
Dove coupon r max 2 same per trans
Trans #5
Do crest deal again use points
Hth
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Old 04-13-2014, 05:30 PM

RE: Scenario Help Please?

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Carmel?

Edit: Ohhhh, cause I'm using RR, so I need a third item, gotcha.

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A slight tweak on lilhedgehog's scenario that saves you $1.71 in cash but you end with 2 K less points (so basically do you want to spend more $ and less points or vice versa?).

Trans #1
Crest mw=2.99
2.99-.50/1=2.49-2,000 pts=.49

Trans #2
2x dove
1x carmel .39
=7.88-4=3.88-2rr from crest=1.88

Trans #3
Crest mw=2.99
2.99-.50/1=2.49-2,000 pts=.49

Trans #4
2x dove
1x carmel .39
=7.88-4=3.88-2rr from crest=1.88

Trans #5
Morton lotion=6
6.00-5,000 pts=$1.00

You can also choose to do another Crest with this scenario. I didnt figure in that final Crest into either scenario when I was calculating since $0.49 is more than I like to typically pay for rinse. I am betting that another deal would come around before I would need another bottle. But, if you have a larger hh or are brand loyal to this brand and are currently low, then you might want to do that last Crest. Raises either OOP by $0.49 if you add another Crest at the ned for Trxn 6.

The reason I moved the Mortons to the end is that every so often points dont credit right away. If that were to happen, then you would be waiting to buy one item after the points credit (in a few days), instead of several items. This is something that rarely happens, I've never had a points delay, but is is something that you should be mindful could happen.
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A slight tweak on lilhedgehog's scenario that saves you $1.71 in cash but you end with 2 K less points (so basically do you want to spend more $ and less points or vice versa?).

Trans #1
Crest mw=2.99
2.99-.50/1=2.49-2,000 pts=.49

Trans #2
2x dove
1x carmel .39
=7.88-4=3.88-2rr from crest=1.88

Trans #3
Crest mw=2.99
2.99-.50/1=2.49-2,000 pts=.49

Trans #4
2x dove
1x carmel .39
=7.88-4=3.88-2rr from crest=1.88

Trans #5
Morton lotion=6
6.00-5,000 pts=$1.00

You can also choose to do another Crest with this scenario. I didnt figure in that final Crest into either scenario when I was calculating since $0.49 is more than I like to typically pay for rinse. I am betting that another deal would come around before I would need another bottle. But, if you have a larger hh or are brand loyal to this brand and are currently low, then you might want to do that last Crest. Raises either OOP by $0.49 if you add another Crest at the ned for Trxn 6.

The reason I moved the Mortons to the end is that every so often points dont credit right away. If that were to happen, then you would be waiting to buy one item after the points credit (in a few days), instead of several items. This is something that rarely happens, I've never had a points delay, but is is something that you should be mindful could happen.
Yea thought of this after that was what came to my head n 5 seconds, usually takes me alittle longer than I get a better idea
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I've been reading reports about problems brought about by the .50 Crest MQ from PG 3/30 so watch out just in case it boots out other MQs you have in your transaction. Keep an eye on the register as your Qs are scanned. It might help if you give it last so that all other coupons have already attached to their respective item(s).

I'm thinking of doing the Colgate MW @ 2.99, using a $2 eQ , get back $1 RR. I am experimenting on eQs these days, I know I'm taking a risk but once I master it, I will know how to fix problems, if any. It takes lots of TnE but it helps that my stores are great in CS.
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Yea thought of this after that was what came to my head n 5 seconds, usually takes me a little longer than I get a better idea
Both scenarios have their attributes. With yours you end up with a slightly better conversion rate. With mine you pay out less cash. It really just depends which the OP values more. I am at a point where I will sacrifice some store money to save real money but, especially when starting out, doing the opposite may be advantageous.
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