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Monday, March 22, 2010

CVS Trip - Almost-FREE Hershey Kisses and More!

As promised, here's the recap of my lunch hour CVS trip today. I was thrilled to be able to score 6 bags of Hershey Kisses for almost nothing! Here's what I bought:

Starting ECBs: $8.00
Merchandise Value: $31.30
Out-of-Pocket: $.31 + $.24 tax = $.55 total
ECBs Earned: $11.99
Savings: $30.75 (98%)

I'm not keeping the glucose meter, so I guess you could say that my merchandise total (for my family) was $16.31. That means that I still scored a great deal at 97% off!

What I Bought:
1 Bayer Contour Glucose Meter (for donation) - $14.99
6 Hershey Kisses - $1.97 each ($11.82)
1 Peeps - $.50
1 Colgate Total - $3.99

Coupons Used:
-$30 Bayer coupon adjusted down to $14.99
-$2.00 off 3 x 2 printable Hershey coupons
-$1.00 off 1 Hershey CVS coupon from previous store receipt
-$2.00 off 2 Hershey CVS coupon from previous store receipt
-$1.00 off Colgate coupon from 3/7 SmartSource insert
-$8.00 ECBs from last week

ECBs Earned:
$5.00 Glucose Meter
$3.00 for buying $10 worth of Easter candy
$3.99 Colgate

Out-of-Pocket Cost: $.31 plus tax
ECBs Earned: $11.99

With the extra ECBs earned, I came out $3.44 ahead!

If you want to do the Hershey deal, the $1.97 price is only good through Tuesday. So you have to hurry!

This post is linked to:
:: Coupon SUPER Savers hosted by Coupon Saving Game
:: Friday Finals hosted by Southern Savers
:: Week-Ending Finale hosted by The Frugal Freeloader
:: Super Savings Saturday hosted by Money Saving Mom
:: Shopping Superstars hosted by The Thrifty Mama
:: Sharing Savings Saturday hosted by Frugal Fun and Fortune
:: Saving Our Cents Saturday


Amber said...

Shop to Give Sunday is up

I would love it if you would link up!