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Saturday, October 24, 2009

One More CVS Trip - Got the $5 Candy ECBs

I stopped by CVS today, because I realized I only needed $10.50 more to get the $5 candy ECBs. I had coupons for LifeSavers and Nestle candy, so my out-of-pocket would be minimal. In fact, I spent $.47 plus $3 ECBs and got back $5. Here's what I got. (Click to enlarge.)

Merchandise Value: $28.26
Out-of-Pocket Cost: $.47 plus tax
Savings: $27.29 (98%)

What I Bought:
3 LifeSavers - $4.50 ($1.50 each)
4 Nestle Crunch - $10.00 ($2.50 each)
1 Triaminic - $5.99 (I'm planning ahead!)
1 Always Infinity - $5.29
1 CVS Green Bag Tag (info HERE) - $.99
1 20-oz. Diet Mt. Dew (my coffee) - $1.49

Coupons Used:
$5.00 off $25.00 purchase flu shot coupon (info HERE)
-$1.00 off x 3 LifeSavers coupons from previous bags
-$2.00 off x 4 Nestle printable coupons (HERE - You'll need 2 computers.)
-$1.50 off Triaminic coupon from 10/18 SmartSource insert
-$2.00 off Triminic CVS store coupon from previous receipt
-$5.29 Free Always coupon from a home mailer
-$3.00 ECBs

Out-of-Pocket Cost: $.47 plus tax
ECBs Earned: $5.00 (candy)

This was a great example of how holding onto free product coupons (Always) allowed me to boost my total high enough to use my $5 off $25 coupon. Without it, my total would have been less than $25.00.


Megan said...

I got my green bag tag today too!

Anonymous said...

I was wondering how I might sign up to get the home mailer with the always coupon. I am very new to couponing and still learning about how to find coupons. I have seen people refer to home mailers but do not know how to sign up for those.

Thank you so much for this website. It's wonderful.

Jennifer said...

Great question about the home mailers! These are opportunities that come up from time to time, and I try to post them here on my site when I see them. Companies will allow you to register on their sites to receive a free sample of product in the mail. They usually include some great coupons with the samples. This is the first free product coupon that I got from Always, but I'm hoping that it's something we'll see more of!

I'll try to keep you posted on any new samples I seee, and we'll hope that they come with great coupons!

Anonymous said...

Great job! Right in time for Halloween. I need to go to CVS more.