Sunday, September 7, 2008


I can't believe I'm about to say this, but I think I have bargain burnout. I ran to CVS today so I wouldn't have to go tomorrow and could take advantage of the 2 day specials. I was so crazed at the checkout that I wasn't paying attention and will have to go back to return/fix this transaction anyway. I got the "bad" cashier, she's really nice but questions every coupon and will do nothing without checking with the manager. ALL my Revlon coupons beeped and she wouldn't take them (and I had 3 different kinds), there was a long line behind me and I panicked, said don't worry about the coupons and paid. When I got to the car I realized the Revlon polishes weren't free after ECBs ( I have no idea why I thought they were) and it did matter that they wouldn't take my coupons. Oh well, I'll figure it out tomorrow.

I only have one CVS card, but when the deals are super good I take my mom's card (or my mom) and do an extra transaction and today was one of those days.

First transaction:

2 Aussie hairsprays $2.49 each
L'Oreal Genesis towelettes $5.99

Total $10.97
used $2.00 off 2 Aussie products coup.
used $1.00 off 1 L'Oreal Genesis coup.
used $7.97 in ECBs

Total out of pocket was $ .20. I got back $7.99 in ECBs.

Second Transaction:
3 Right Guard deodorants $2.99 each
2 Soft & Dri deodorants $2.99
Act Rinse $4.49
3 Revlon polishes $3.99 each
Herbal Essence Shampoo $2.50
Herbal Essence Conditioner $2.50
L'Oreal Genesis towelettes $5.99
Excedrin $1.99

Total $ 44.37

used $1.00 off Right guard (had 3 so $3.00 off)
used $ .75 off Soft & Dri (had 2 so $1.50 off)
used $1.00 off Act rinse
used $2.00 off Herbal Essence coup (had 2 so $ 4.00 off)
used $1.00 off L'Oreal Genesis
used $2.00 off Excedrin
$12.50 in coupons.

After ECB's total was $14.99 for $63.07 worth of items. I got back $28.99 in ECBs, $2.00 for Act, $5.99 for L'oreal, $10.00 for deodorant, $9.00 for Revlon polish & $2.00 for Herbal Essence. I know I need to divide my transactions up so I'll have less out of pocket, but I was just done and wanted to get home.


nicki72182 said...

For the Revlon coupons to work, you need to buy the color stay nail polish. It's in packaging with 2 nial polishes in it, one clear and one color. The coupons will work on them :)

breadbykim said...

That's great to know about the Revlon polishes. Kmart refused them altogether, however my local CVS store manager is wonderful and he overrides the beeps when the coupon makes sense to use (which is almost 100% of the time). I'm so blessed (or spoiled)!