Walmart: Tide Money Maker (MM) $271.04 Cash Back! [Day 1]

Extreme Couponing with shuriken was one of the first coupon sites to post the Walmart money maker Tide deal, found here, and now I want to show you my first trip where I received $271.04 cash back!


I’m a firm believer in walking the walk and will never post a deal on my site that I don’t think is good.  I will soon be adding a gallery to my page where you will be able to see my shopping trip and scores to show you: I am a shopper first, a blogger second.

The mission of is to help shoppers learn to use coupons to maximize their savings and even GET PAID to shop!  It is a FREE online community dedicated to helping couponers shop; and, couponers of all levels and backgrounds are welcome.

I encourage your comments and feedback so please share them with me.

The math:

Buy: 289 x Tide Liquid Detergent (Single Load) 97¢ = $280.33
Tax of 9.5% on $280.33 of Taxable Purchases = + $26.63
Use: 289 x $2/1 Tide Detergent (10/30 P&G) = – $578.00
Final Price: FREE + $271.04 money maker

This is a cumulative total showing the math for all of the transactions.  Yes, the coupons do state: “LIMIT OF 4 LIKE COUPONS in same shopping trip,” but you are free to make as many “trips” as you want.  The coupon does not indicate any limit per person, per day, etc.

Ended up shattering the old record for biggest MM run by about $40:

Note: The picture above showing the $234.48 cash back transaction was a trip I did a couple months ago in August.  The item being purchased were J&J first aid kits and the coupons being used were $3/2 J&J Red Cross product coupons.

If you haven’t been following the controversy, remember that Tide said that stores WOULD get reimbursed for each and every coupon!  If there’s any confusion, you may want to read more about it: 10/30 Update and 10/31 Update.  Feel free to print out those pages for reference!

Keep in mind that even though Tide has cleared the confusion regarding this coupon, they will still beep on the single-load, trial size packets of Tide.  This DOES NOT mean you’re doing anything wrong or using the coupon incorrectly–it has to do with how the product and coupon have mismatch manufacturer’s codes.

Can’t wait to see if I can hit my goal of $1,200 cash back this month to help with Black Friday and holiday shopping!

Looking forward to sharing deals like these with my readers and I hope everyone gets their share of Tide deals this month!

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  1. arleneaesthetic
    Posted November 1, 2011 at 10:21 PM | Permalink

    Did you buy anything else? Your recipt shows $3/1. Just wondering. Mine is out of stock. Waiting on refilling D:

    • Posted November 1, 2011 at 10:45 PM | Permalink

      the receipt is a transaction i did back in august. :)

  2. david duong
    Posted November 1, 2011 at 10:25 PM | Permalink

    you are just luck to get all those coupons for free. other ppl have to buy the paper to get the coupon. so no money maker there if you buy the paper.

    • Penny
      Posted November 1, 2011 at 10:43 PM | Permalink

      Where do you get THAT many ‘alike’ coupons????

    • Posted November 1, 2011 at 10:45 PM | Permalink

      part of being a couponer is finding a source for extra coupons. :)

  3. Christina Parker
    Posted November 1, 2011 at 10:41 PM | Permalink

    I have been couponing since April and the one question I can never get answered is…How do you get sooooo many coupons. I want a large number of coupons each week and can’t figure this out. Unless you order and pay for them. Please help and congrats on your MM trip.

    • Posted November 1, 2011 at 10:46 PM | Permalink

      the place to start is friends and family. having coffee shops, nursing home, etc. save you inserts is good too. just return the favor and drop off care packages with stuff they can use that you’ve couponed for.

  4. Tesa
    Posted November 1, 2011 at 10:47 PM | Permalink

    What is the $3.00 off coupon that it’s showing?

    • Posted November 1, 2011 at 11:56 PM | Permalink

      it was a $3 off 2 j&j redcross product coupon that was out this summer.

  5. Marie
    Posted November 1, 2011 at 10:47 PM | Permalink

    You are also lucky that your WM also accept more than “4 like coupon per shopping trip”.

    • Posted November 1, 2011 at 11:55 PM | Permalink

      they don’t. if it gets to be a problem, then make multiple shopping trips. :P

  6. Anna K
    Posted November 1, 2011 at 10:52 PM | Permalink

    I hope that when you guys are doing this you are placing special orders for these. Otherwise it’s kind-of a ***** move clearing the shelves. Trial size or not, it’s aggravating when people buy 200+ w/out special ordering. I’m all for making a buck, but do it while being considerate. You wait an extra week for you $200+ moneymaker, so what? You still get the money & someone going out of town gets their trial size Tide.
    (I’m not talking specifically about the blogger bc to get that much they probably HAD to do a special order, I’m talking more about the person who said “waiting on restock”.)

    • Posted November 1, 2011 at 11:55 PM | Permalink

      i pre-ordered 300 initially and it was done a week before the coupon came out, before most people knew about it. i’ve ordered 1000 more and advised the store to order excess for the shelves.

      • 365 swimwear
        Posted November 2, 2011 at 9:49 AM | Permalink

        if only every couponer was like you

  7. daniel
    Posted November 1, 2011 at 11:41 PM | Permalink

    How you convince the manager to take all in one transaction when it says on the coupon “4 like coupons per shopping trip”

    • Posted November 1, 2011 at 11:53 PM | Permalink

      i follow the guidelines of the coupon and as i’ve stated many times, i really have no problem exiting the store and reentering if that is what it takes. i’ve done it plenty of times before albertsons did away with the three doublers per transaction, three transactions/sets per shopping trip. :D

  8. kim
    Posted November 1, 2011 at 11:46 PM | Permalink

    the coupons states only 4 alike coupons per transaction so how did you use 289 of them at one time??/

    • Posted November 1, 2011 at 11:51 PM | Permalink

      if you’re gonna ask questions: get the facts straight. when did i say i used them all at one time? never. additionally, the coupons state “limit of 4 like coupons in same shopping trip” and doesn’t pertain to “transactions.” it’s simple really: exit the store, come back in the store.

      • SeekingBecca
        Posted November 2, 2011 at 12:21 AM | Permalink

        I do that all the time. I don’t have a car so i’ll make 2 trips in 1 wk, multiple transactions in each trip.

  9. hali-bu
    Posted November 2, 2011 at 12:51 AM | Permalink


  10. jtrade
    Posted November 2, 2011 at 4:13 AM | Permalink

    Simply Amazing… I have got to find a local sources for P&G Inserts… My fiance works in the Pharmacy in one of the hospitals but can only get about 5-10 of em and I need more…

  11. Payne
    Posted November 2, 2011 at 5:12 AM | Permalink

    Wait… I can get money back? I always buy stuff so my total is almost free… I never thought I could walk out the store with cash!!!

  12. Jen
    Posted November 2, 2011 at 5:51 AM | Permalink

    Show your receipts!!!!!!!!

    Because, although I love ya, Shuri, I reeeeeeeeallllly don’t think you have 72 separate receipts with 4 Q’s on each.

    Come on, now!

    • hali-bu
      Posted November 2, 2011 at 9:36 AM | Permalink

      lol, you do what it takes. i went to walmart the other day and had to do 10 different transactions. (know it’s not close to 72, but still)

  13. silverlight
    Posted November 2, 2011 at 5:59 AM | Permalink

    You are the MASTER!!! Love seeing your shopping trips :)

  14. Guest
    Posted November 2, 2011 at 6:07 AM | Permalink

    How did you buy all of those in one trip when the coupons specifically states no more then 4 in one transaction? I know for a fact, since I use to work for P&G, that Walmart will not get reimbursed from P&G if there are more then 4 in a transaction. Walmart has to turn in register information with each coupon. Plus your receipt shows $3 coupons and the coupon was clearly for $2. Nothing like being a shelf clearer. Read Tides Facebook page. They do not put out the individual size and the stores can reject the coupon. I have been to 3 Walmarts that will not take them. Thanks for ruining this for everyone else. Not a great example.

    • crazy
      Posted November 14, 2011 at 12:10 AM | Permalink

      You are so very wrong I DO work for P&G and my kids do work in retail one at Target one at Walmart and guess what the register tapes doNOT get sent in with the coupons the coupons go in bulk with no register log you are so wrong!!!!!

  15. Lisa
    Posted November 2, 2011 at 6:18 AM | Permalink

    Way to go Shuri. I had the same J&J coupons (740) and got a lot of overage and HAD (donated most of them)a lot of first aid kits to a few organizations. Great job!!!

  16. Posted November 2, 2011 at 7:59 AM | Permalink

    Great job! Keep it up!

  17. Dee W.
    Posted November 2, 2011 at 9:04 AM | Permalink

    That is insane! Kudos to you. :D

  18. Angie R.
    Posted November 2, 2011 at 7:34 PM | Permalink

    I thought walmart wasn’t taking those coupons for the trial size of tide? That is a joke! Can you really call in advance to order that many. What is the secret???????????????????????

  19. shells in NC
    Posted November 3, 2011 at 8:54 AM | Permalink

    I think it’s awesome that you can walk into a store, buy copious amounts of laundry detergent, and leave with more money than you walked in with. For those that think this is ‘ruining it for everyone else’… it’s not the customers responsibility to educate cashiers on their stores coupon policy. If they want to accept 500 coupons with a clearly stated limit of 4 then it’s on them. I’m all about making money/getting things for free, so keep up the good work!!

  20. Posted November 3, 2011 at 9:41 AM | Permalink

    wow shuri! perhaps you should make reading post a requirement to making a comment! silly people READING is fundamental

  21. david duong
    Posted November 3, 2011 at 9:33 PM | Permalink

    Post up the receipt for the transaction

    • Posted November 4, 2011 at 12:02 AM | Permalink

      posted. now all the haters can feast on crow. :D

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