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Sunday, September 7, 2008

Always Have a Plan B for CVS

When I was doing my CVSing today, I found out that the Schick Quattros are $7.99 at my store. Others had found them for $5.99... not the first time prices in our area have been higher. I didn't want to spend the extra $2. I'd rather do one more transaction later this week and figure out a way to use ECBs to pay for the razors. So I moved to Plan B. Fortunately I had taken my coupon binder with me.

The photo above shows all three transactions that I did today. Please ignore the fact that the Chex Mix is partially eaten... sometimes a girl just has the munchies on the way home from shopping.

My first two transactions (found in my post CVS Deals - Week of 9/7) remained the same. However, I eliminated the Quattros and did this instead:

Transaction #3:
Hefty trash bags $7.49
Skin Genesis cloths $5.99
Renuzit TriScents $7.99

-$4 off $20 purchase from previous receipt
-$1.00 Skin Genesis coupon (here)
-$4.00 Renuzit coupon from this Sunday's newspaper insert
-$8 ECBs from previous transaction

Total: 4.47 plus tax OOP
Earned: $8.99 ECBs ($3 Renuzit/$5.99 Skin Genesis)

I used a gift card to pay the OOP portion. I normally wouldn't have done that, but we don't have enough trash bags to make it until next week. I'd rather pay $4.47 from a gift card than $8 OOP at Wal-Mart!

I'm also giving the Revlon nail polish to three of my cousins (along with the Outlast lipstick from last week). I'll be watching for some candy to go with it -- maybe the 99 cent movie boxes this week -- and be done Christmas shopping for them. If only the guys were this easy!!


cpullum said...

I was at CVS today and they had toys cheap I got Brat Dolls for $1.29. Said 50% but was 90%!!!
Score all summer 90%