Monday, September 9, 2013

CVS ~ Today's Trip - $2.99 Out of Pocket, Saved $65.92!


Here's my CVS trip today! I went in with $20.00 in ECB from the last trip and paid $2.99 out of pocket for $68.28 in merchandise! This is a 95.62% savings!! I did it all in one transaction. 

Notice how the money I spent out of pocket and the money I had in Extra Care Bucks rolled back into Extra Bucks at the end of the trip? You either want to strive for absolutely no out of pocket, only spending ECB, like I did the last trip or you want to roll the money you spend into equal or more ECB for the next trip! 
  • Beginning ECB: $20.00
  • OOP this trip: $2.99
  • Ending ECB: $22.99
Here's how I did it:
  • (2) Colgate 4 oz toothpaste @ $2.99 each = $5.98, Less (2) $1.00/1 Colgate MFG coupons from the 9/8 SS = $3.98, Received $4.00 Extra Bucks = $0.02 MM
  • (2) Mitchum Deodorants @ $1.99 each = $3.98, Less (2) $1.00/1 Mitchum MFG coupons from the 9/8 SS = $1.98, Used a $2.00/$10 Oral/Shave/Deodorant CVS coupon, making the deodorant and toothpaste free after ECB & Coupon
  • (1) Bengay @ $4.49, Less $2.00/1 Bengay MFG coupon from the 9/8 SS = $2.49, Received $2.00 Extra Bucks = $0.49
  • (1) CVS Probiotic 15 count @ $9.99, Received $9.99 Extra Bucks = FREE
  • (6) Mentos Gum on sale B2G1 Free = $6.00, Less (3) B1G1 Free Mentos MFG coupons ($5.67) = $0.33 (I had these B1G1 coupons from a tearpad but if you use 3 of the $1.00 off MFG coupons from the 8/4 SS, you will get all 3 free)
  • (1) Gold Emblem Juice @ $1.00, Less (1) $1.00 off CVS for Gold Emblem Juice = FREE
  • **(3) Maybelline Lip Balm @ $3.99 each, Less (1) $4/$12 CVS Cosmetic Coupon, (1) $2.00/$10.00 CVS Coupon for Lip Care, & (2..should have had 3 but I forgot one at home) $2.00/1 Maybelline Lip Product Coupons from the 9/8 RP = $1.97, Received $3.00 Extra Bucks = $1.03 MM
  • (2) Almay Lip Balm @ $5.99 each, Less (1) $4.00/$12.00 CVS Cosmetic Coupon & (1) $3.00 off CVS Almay Coupon = $4.98, Received $4.00 Extra Bucks = $0.98
Total Before Coupons: $68.28
Less CVS Coupons & MFG Coupons: ($65.29)
Total Out of Pocket: $2.99, Received $22.99 in Extra Care Bucks!

** I realized after the fact that the $2.00 off Maybelline Lip Coupon from the 9/8 RP excludes the Baby Lips in small print. Sorry for the confusion here. We aren't always perfect!