Sunday, June 23, 2013

CVS Trip Today ~ Paid $11.64 out of pocket, saved $83.57!


Today, I went to my all time favorite store, CVS, with $6.00 in Extra Care Bucks that I got from my last trip there the other day. I paid $11.64 for all the items shown in the photo and I received $6.00 ECB to use on my next trip! I strategically split my items up into three separate transactions in order to make the most out of the ECB's. Here's how I did it:

Transaction #1:
  • (3) Goodnights on sale for $9.49 each = $28.47 (Less 3 - $2.00 off Goodnight MFG coupons) = $22.47
  • (1) Huggies Wipes on sale for $3.00 (Less 1 - $0.50 off Huggies wipes MFG coupon) = $2.50
  • Subtotal = $24.97
Here's the good part. Since I had a pre-coupon total of over $25.00 and $30.00, I got to use two more coupons to subtract $10.00 from the subtotal. Those were...
  • (Less 1 CVS Coupon good for $5.00 off a Baby Care purchase of $25.00 or more)
  • (Less 1 CVS Coupon good for $5.00 off a $30.00 purchase. Notice my pre-coupon total was $31.47)
These CVS coupons brought my subtotal down to $14.97 then I used a $6.00 ECB I had from the last trip...
  • Subtotal after coupons = $14.97
  • (Less $6.00 ECB from last week)
  • Total out of pocket for Transaction #1 = $9.81 
  • Plus I received $12.00 in ECB for purchasing at least $30 in qualifying baby items!
Transaction #2:
  • (2) Colgate Maxfresh Toothpaste on sale for $2.99 each = $5.98 (Less $2.00/2 Printable MFG Coupon) = $3.98 & Receive $4.00 in ECB = $0.02 MM
  • (1) Dermasilk 1 Minute Wrinkle Eraser @ $19.49 (Less $10.00 off MFG Coupon) = $9.49 & Receive a $10.00 ECB = $0.51 MM
  • Subtotal after coupons = $13.47
  • (Less $12.00 ECB from Transaction #1)
  •  Total out of pocket for Transaction #2 = $1.65
  • Plus I received $14 in ECB for what is stated above.
Transaction #3:
  • (1) 1 Ltr Crest Pro Health Mouthwash @ $4.99 (Less $1.10 Printable MFG Coupon) = $3.89 & Receive a $4.00 ECB = $0.11 MM
  • (2) Lay's Chips on sale B1,G1 FREE @ $4.29 total
  • (2) CVS Brand Ibuproferen on sale B1,G1 FREE @ $2.99 (Less $1.00 CVS Coupon from the red machine) = $1.99 for both
  • 1 NYC Eyeliner @ $1.99
  • 1 NYC Lipstick @ $2.99 (Less $1.00 off CVS Coupon from the red machine) = $3.98 for both & recieve a $2.00 ECB
  • Subtotal after coupons = $14.15
  • (Less $14.00 ECB from Transaction #3)
  • Total out of pocket for Transaction #3 = $0.18!
  • Plus, I received $6.00 in ECB for the next trip!