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Sunday, November 15, 2009

CVS Trip - Using the Deals to Save on What We Need

My husband asked me to try to get him some Thermacare heatwraps, and I saw that they were generating ECBs at CVS this week. They weren't on a great sale... They were just generating ECBs. I still had my $5 off $30 coupon from taking the Medicare Part D quiz (info HERE), and I had a free product coupon. I also had some CVS coupons from previous receipts that matched up perfectly with this week's sale items. I thought that I might be able to use what was on sale, my $5 coupon, my CVS coupons, and my free product coupon to get a better deal on the heatwraps. And I was right! Here's what we got. (Click the photo to enlarge it.)

Merchandise Value: $33.51
ECBs Spent: $9.99
Out-of-Pocket Cost: $1.03 plus tax
ECBs Earned: $10.00

Savings: $32.48 (97%)

What I Bought:
1 Draino - $6.49
1 Mt. Dew 12-pack - $2.50
2 Thermacare wraps - $13.49
2 Tone Mango Splash bar soap 2-packs - $1.79 each
4 Kleenex - $.99 each
1 Scope Outlast - $3.49

Coupons Used:
$5 off $30 CVS coupon
$4 ECBs when you spend $20 from Holiday Savings Book
$2.00 off Thermacare coupon from 9/27 RedPlum insert
$1.00 off Thermacare coupon from 11/15 RedPlum insert
$2.50 off any $10 pain remedy purchase coupon from previous CVS receipt
$1.00 off x 2 Tone soap printable coupon HERE
$.50 off 3 Kleenex coupon from 11/1 SmartSource insert
Hmmm... Can someone tell me why I bought 4 instead of 3? OOPS!
$1.00 off Kleenex CVS coupon from flu shot coupon booklet
$1.00 off Scope coupon from 11/1 P&G insert
$1.00 off any mouthwash coupon from previous CVS receipt
$6.49 off Draino - Free product coupon I received from emailing Draino about how well their products work!
$9.99 ECBs from previous weeks

Out-of-Pocket Cost: $1.03 plus tax
ECBs Earned: $10.00
($4 Holiday Booklet, $4 Thermacare, $2 Scope)
Savings: Savings: $32.48 (97%)

I could have dropped my out-of-pocket total to $.04 had I not picked up the extra pack of Kleenex. My coupon was for 3 boxes, and I grabbed 4. Oh well... We'll use them!

The best part of this trip was that I was able to get my husband the heatwraps for pennies instead of paying $6.99 for them. I also got back as many ECBs as I spent. And Emma was incredibly well-behaved, even helping me push the cart through the store!


Kathy Stephens said...

I hope this works! On the CVS web site there is a printable $3.00 CVS/Pharmacy coupon for the Glade Lasting Impressions that's on sale this week for $6.00. I printed two and I'm going to pair these with two $3.00 manufacturer's coupon and buy two of each. Not only should they be free after coupons, but I'll also get $4.00 ECBs! Now, I just have to go to another CVS, since they had only one on the shelf in St. C.

Jennifer said...

Kathy - I haven't checked the coupon from the CVS site, but I know that last time they had a Glade printable, it was a manufacturer's coupon rather than a CVS store coupon. There were a lot of upset customers, because they wouldn't allow the pairing. Double check your bar code on the ones from the CVS site. If they start with the number 5, you might want to check with the cashier or manager before you checkout. I personally haven't tried it. Let me know if it work though... I might have to stop by the store near my office if it does. That's a nice moneymaker!