And I’m back … to CVS!

Have no fear, Klipper’s here! So I finally felt good enough, “in the mood” if you will, to jump back on the CVS bandwagon, as there were a LOT of good freebies and cheapies this week. I made out my list, clipped and organized my coupons, and headed out. There was one slight hiccup that I was worried would cause a ruckus… I had an $8.99 ECB that I had let expire (I know, I know… I felt sick about it when I realized…) so since it was so high value I was going to try to convince them to still accept it. I thought I might have a fight on my hands.

But no such luck! The cashier was EXTREMELY friendly, and didn’t even question when the ECB beeped. She just passed it through. The huge knot that had slowly formed as I was shopping disappeared and I had a lovely experience overall.

Here’s what I got:

1st Transaction:
2 Bayer Aspirin – on sale $1 ea, reg $3.49 ea (- 2 $1 off coupons)
2 Right Guard Deoderant – on sale $2.69 ea, reg $4.49 ea (- $3/2 coupon, $2 ECB back ea)
1 Huggies diapers – on sale $8.49, reg $11.99 ea (- $1.50 coupon, $2 ECB back)
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Total: $27.95 – $15.87 sales – $6.50 coupons = $9.37
Used $8.99 previous ECB, total 38¢ + tax (paid with gift card from transferred prescription)
TOTAL= $0 out of pocket + $6 in ECBs back

2nd Transaction:
2 Crest Pro Health Toothpaste – on sale $3.50 ea, reg $3.89 ea (- 2 75¢ off coupons, $3.50 ECB back ea)
1 Kotex U Panty Liners – on sale $4.99 ea (- $1 coupon, $4.99 ECB back)
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Total: $12.77 – 78¢ sales – $2.50 coupons = $9.49
Used $8.49 in ECBs, total $1.00 + tax (paid with gift card from transferred prescription)
TOTAL= $0 out of pocket + another $12.99 in ECBs back (the $11.99 + $1 for my Green Tag, see explanation below)

I also got rainchecks for a couple items…

SO in summary, I spent $0 out of pocket, and got back $18.99 in ECBs!!!!!! So in addition to those I have another $13 to spend – $1 for my Green Tag, using my own bag (you get $1 every 4 times you use a recyclable bag); $3/$15 spent for signing up for their email newsletter; $4 (a % of my winter spending); and $2 for taking a survey for them. $31.99 to go! Whoo hoo!!!

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tori
    May 13, 2010 @ 18:23:26

    I was so bummed that we didn’t get the glucose monitor coupon here. That would have been another moneymaker! I get so excited for my CVS shopping now, and you definitely inspired me to finally start!

    Reply

  2. cycraslife
    May 14, 2010 @ 08:23:03

    Yay! 🙂 I have about 6 Glucose Meters I need to donate… do you know where we can do that?

    Reply

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