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Sunday, February 21, 2010

CVS - Kept it Simple - Saved 93%

Starting ECBs: $5.50
Merchandise Value: $10.97
Out-of-Pocket Cost: $.72 plus tax
Ending ECBs: $7.00
Savings: $10.25 (93%)
Plus increased ECBs by $1.50

What I Bought
1 Almay Intense i-Color Liquid Liner - $5.99
1 Colgate MaxFresh Toothpaste - $2.99
1 Cheerios - $1.99

Coupons Used:
-$2.00 off Almay coupon from 2/7 SmartSource insert
-$3.00 off Almay CVS coupon from in-store printing machine
-$1.00 off Cheerios printable coupon
-$.75 off Colgate coupon from Kroger home mailer
This was a manufacturer's coupon, so it can be used anywhere.
-$3.50 ECBs from last week

Out-of-Pocket Cost: $.72 (paid with a reward gift card - so FREE)
ECBs Earned: $5.00 ($2 Almay, $2 Colgate, $1 Reusable Bag Tag)

This is the first $1 I've earned on my bag tag... Maybe I'll start remembering to bring it with me more often!

I'm also learning that doing smaller, more simple trips is so much easier for me. If they happen to be out of one item, my whole scenario isn't thrown off. Does that work for you? Or do you try to make each trip more worthwhile by getting as much as possible.

This post is linked to:
:: Coupon SUPER Savers hosted by Coupon Saving Game
:: Friday Finals hosted by Southern Savers
:: Super Savings Saturday hosted by Money Saving Mom
:: Shopping Superstars hosted by The Thrifty Mama


shari said...

I started getting my bag scanned when this program first came out and it has really paid off. Especially after I started carrying the bag with the tag in my purse, so it's so much easier to get it scanned and not forget it in my car.

pat said...

Smaller is much better for me too! If they are out of an item it throws me wayyy off. My tag on my CVS bag always manages to stay in my car!! I always forget it!

Candi said...

Great job! My mother-in-law crocheted a tote bag for me so I tied the green bag tag onto it. It holds a TON of CVS stuff. And it reminds me to carry it with me.