My CVS trip

One of my friends posted a picture of her CVS deals to facebook, which made me wonder if this week’s drugstore deals were worth the time and energy it took to get them. I decided, after reading a few blogs and doing a check of my coupons that it was in fact a good week to go.

I did this in separate transactions, but it came out to free. Here’s how:

Bought:

6 Ragu @3 for $5 = $10
3 Children’s Advil @$4.49 = $13.47
5 Skintimate @$3.79 = $18.95
2 Skintimate @$3.99 = $7.98
1 Reese’s egg @$0.87
2 Irish Spring 3bar packs @$3 = $6
7 Colgate @$2.74 = $19.18
3 Hallmark Cards @$0.99 = $2.97
Subtotal w/o tax: $79.42

Coupons Used:

(2) $1.25/3 Ragu Pasta from 1/29 inserts
(3) $1/1 Advil or Thermacare from 1/29 SS
(4) $.55/1 Skintimate (all I had)
(1) $1/2 Irish Spring bar soap multipack from 1/29 SS
(1) $1/2 Colgate toothpaste from 1/29 SS
(5) $1/1 Colgate from 1/15 SS and one issue of All You
Coupon total: $14.70

ECBs earned:

$3 for Ragu
$3 for Hallmark cards
$4 for Advil
$28 for Skintimate
$12 for Colgate/Irish Spring
$0.87 for Reese’s Egg
ECB total: $50.87

Submitted rebates:

$5 Colgate wyb $10 Colgate/Palmolive in 1 transaction (in 1/29 insert)
$10 Pfizer wyb 3 products (in 1/29 insert)
Rebate total: $15.00

So, $79.42 – $14.70 (coupons) – $50.87 ECB – $15 Rebates = $1.15 Moneymaker.

Note: there are conflicting reports about CVS signing the Skintimate with a limit of 1. Your mileage may vary on buying more than 1.

We need baby wipes, so I might go back later this week to take advantage of the pampers deal…and to use the ECBs I had left from my last transaction.

 

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Diaper(ish) Deal

The CVS get $10 wyb $30 of certain products at CVS is on again this week, and Pampers boxes are included. I wanted a box of size 3’s and needed some other items. I did the deal in two transactions and made out well. Here was my scenario:

Transaction 1:

1 Pampers size 3 box (80 diapers) @ $18.99
2 CVS prenatal vitamins, 100 count BOGO free @ $10. 99
1 CVS pocket tissues, 8 pk @ $2.49

Subtotal – $32.47
– (1) $1.50/1 pampers coupon from back of cheerios cereal sometime last year
Total w/out tax – $30.97
Get 1 $10 CVS cash card

Transaction 2

3 Special K Red Berries (my favorite, this is the time of year to stock up) @ 3/$10.00
3 cans of Bumble Bee tuna @ $.59 each

Subtotal – $11.77
– (1) $1/3 Kellogg’s cereal in 1/1 inserts
– $10 CVS cash card from first transaction
Total for transaction 2: $.77
Get $4 ECB for Special K

So, the Special K was like 3/$5 after coupon and ECB, and the diapers after the CVS cash card and coupon cost $7.49 for 80 diapers (9 cents a diaper).