Thursday, June 12, 2008

CVS again


When I checked my email this morning I found my first CVS Extra coupon and I was so excited I had to run right out and shop. We have a CVS that is just a few minutes away so I can go there without feeling like I'm wasting gas. I got some good bargains and great ECBs back, but it always surprises me how quickly things add up.

I split my trip into 2 transactions.

Transaction # 1

4 - 12 packs of coke for $11.00
1 orbitz gum big pack $ 2.00
1 eclipse gum big pack $ 2.00
1 gold emblem candy $ .88
1 gold emblem candy $ .88
1 cvs band aid 40ct $ 1.99
1 cvs band aid 40ct $ 1.99
1 brut deod. $ 3.29
1 cvs cot. swab 625 ct. $ 3.99
1 cvs baby powder $ 3.99
total $32.01
used coupons
.55 off brut
1.00 off 2 gold emblem candy
3.00 off $10.00 of CVSproducts
5.00 off $30.00 purchase (coupon CVS emailed me)
$32.01
- 9.55 coupons
22.46 left then I used $15.00 in ECB's.
My out of pocket with tax was $ 7.72.
I received $3.00 ECB for coke, $ 3.98 for the band aids, $ 3.00 for the brut & $2.00 for the cotton swabs, plus built points towards the candy ECB's.
Transaction # 2
2 packs M&M dark chocolate $ 1.00
1 Gillette razor $ 9.99
1 box of goobers candy $ 1.00
1 box thin mints $ 1.00
1 box CVS band aids $ 1.99
1 Nivea shave gel $ 2.99
1 Nivea shave gel $ 2.99
1 Nivea shave gel $ 2.99
2 Garnier nut. micro bead scrub $11.98 ($5.99 each)
total $35.93
used coupons
$ 1.00 off dark M&M's
$4.00 off Gillette razor
$4.00 off Nivea
$4.00 off Nivea
$ 35.93
-13.00 coupons
22.93 left then I used the $11.98 in ECB's I'd just earned.
My out of pocket with tax was $12.38. That's a higher then normal amount for me to spend out of pocket, but I got a lot of ECB's back. $5.00 for the Nivea (which with the coupons made the 3 shave gels free plus overage), $5.00 for the candy, $1.99 for the band aids, $10.00 for the Garnier and $4.00 for the Gillette razor. So I've built my ECB's up to $25.99 which is pretty good.
I normally wouldn't have bought soda or candy, but we have a lot of barbecues this time of year so I'll save having bought the soda cheap. We are also taking the kids to the movies so we'll splurge for popcorn and a soda and bring the candy. Yes I know we aren't supposed to smuggle in contraband to the theater, but with 3 kids it's the only way we can do it.