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Sunday, December 20, 2009

99% Savings at CVS!

Merchandise Total Value: $23.34
Starting ECBs: $8.89
Out-of-Pocket Cost: $.22 plus tax
Ending ECBs: $9.99
Savings: $23.12 (99%)

One thing I'm learning about frugal shopping is that I don't have to come out with a cartload of merchandise to get a good deal. Sometimes getting a few items at a time means saving WAY more than if I try to put together complex scenarios. That was the case today. Here's how I paid next-to-nothing for these items.

Transaction #1
What I Bought:

Oral-B Toothbrush - $2.99
Crest Toothpaste - $2.88
Nivea Body Wash - $5.99
CVS Brand Lotion - $1.49

Coupons Used:
$.75 off Crest coupon from 10/18 SmartSource insert
$2.00 off Nivea printable coupon HERE
$1.49 off CVS lotion coupon I received via email
$8.89 ECBs from a few weeks ago

Out-of-Pocket Cost: $.22 plus tax
ECBs Earned: $9.00 ($2 Oral-B, $2 Crest, $5 Nivea)

Transaction 2
What I Bought:
Complete Contact Solution - $9.99

Coupons Used:
$1.00 off coupon from 10/25 RedPlum insert
$9.00 ECBs from Transaction 1 (adjusted to $8.99)

Out-of-Pocket Cost: $0 plus tax
ECBs Earned: $9.99