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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

CVS Trip - 5/27

Merchandise Value: $27.33 (Sale prices used)
Out-of-Pocket: $3.75 plus tax
Savings: over 87%
ECBs Earned: $5.00

We were in Wheeling today, so I stopped by the CVS there. It's much larger than the two CVS stores that I usually visit. Unfortunately, they did not have the Neutrogena sunscreen either! I think I'm out of luck on that deal. But I did find a few goodies today.

I completely missed the 2-day sale that CVS offered Sunday and Monday. My brother and sister-in-law were visiting, and I had lots to do with my family. Now that I have a healthy stockpile, I don't feel the urgent need to hit every sale at CVS. I just wanted to use my Sobe and Thermacare coupons. Here's what I got:

Transaction #1:
1 Tums Smoothies $2.99
1 Colgate Total $2.99
4 Sobe LifeWaters $1.29/2 (Buy 1 Get 1 Free this week)
2 Post Trail Mix Crunch $4.79/2 (Buy 1 Get 1 Free this week)
Merchandise Total: $13.35

Coupons Used:
-$2.00 Tums from previous CVS receipt
-$1.00 Colgate Total from recent newspaper insert
-$1.29 x 2 Buy 1 Get 1 Sobe coupons (HERE)
-$2.00 x 2 Post Trail Mix Crunch coupons (HERE)
-$2.00 ECBs from last week

Total OOP: $1.77 plus tax
ECBs Earned: $2.00 (Colgate)

Transaction #2:
2 ThermaCare Heat Wraps $6.99 each
Merchandise Total: $13.98

Coupons Used:
-$3.00 ThermaCare (HERE - You will need 2 computers to print 2.)
-$4.00 ECBs from last week
-$2.00 ECBs from Transaction #1

Total OOP: $1.98 plus tax
ECBs Earned: $5.00 (ThermaCare)

Overall, I spent $3.75 OOP. I ended up with $27.33-worth of merchandise (all items that my family will use). That's a savings of over 87%. And I have $5.00 ECBs for next week!