Tuesday, March 17, 2009

CVS Trip: $4.06 for $154.50

I had expiring ECBs and two $10 off of $50 CVS coupons so I made a trip to CVS after checking the Internet for the best deals. I made two transactions with shopping in between because I feel guilty doing it all at once - I don't want people to have to wait in line behind me. I lost a few ECBs so I will have to make up for that in future transactions. However, Easter is coming soon and CVS usually has great ECB deals over holidays.

I was going to attempt purchasing three Dry Ideas at the same time because it has been reported online that the limit is actually three. However, I saw a friend at the store who I mentioned it to and she tried two and it did not work. There was a problem with the price not ringing up correctly and the cashier had to fix it. He would not fix it twice. She ultimately returned the second one. I did notice on my receipt that it is showing another quantity to be purchased toward the deal. I think it may have worked if the cash register had rung the correct price to begin with.

Here is what I purchased:

Transaction 1:

Dry Idea, regularly 4.49, on sale 2.99
-IP Q $2/1

L'Oreal Revitalift Cream, regularly 19.99, on sale 16.00
-MF Q $2/1
-CVS CRT $3/1

L'Oreal Revitalift Face Wipes, 6.99
-MF Q $2/1

Colgate Max Fresh, regularly 3.29, on sale 2.99
-MF Q $1/1

24.7 Daily Scrub, 15.99

2 Revlon Lipstick, 7.99 BOGO
-CVS CRT $2/1
-2 MF Qs $1/1

Irish Spring Body Wash, 4.99

-CVS $10/$50

Total Before Coupons/Sales: $72.55
ECBs Used: $33.99
Total OOP: .78
ECBs Earned: $24.98 ($5 for L'Oreal, $4.99 for Irish Spring, $2.99 for Colgate, $10. for 24.7, and $2 for Dry Idea)

Transaction 2:

4 Progresso Soup, regularly 3.19, on sale 1.25
-IP Q $1/2 (I actually had two of these but only one rung up)

3 Bliss Milk Chocolate, regularly 4.99, on sale 3.99
-3 MF Qs $1/1

2 Pringles, regularly 1.99, on sale 1.47
-2 MF Qs $1/1 (from P&G Booklet mailed to me)

4 Dove Shampoo/Conditioners, regularly 4.99, on sale 4.00
-4 MF Qs $1.50/1

3 Reese Peanut Butter Eggs, regularly 2.99, on sale 2.00
-IP Q $1.5/3

2 Glade Air Freshioners, 1.89
-2 CVS CRTs $1/1

2 Revlon Lipstick, 7.99 BOGO
-2 MF Qs $1/1

-CVS $10/$50 coupon

Total before sales/coupons: $81.88
ECBs Used: 22.98
Total OOP: $3.21
ECBs earned: $11.00 (($5 for Dove, $5 for Hersheys, and $1 for Glade)


Sarah Eliza said...

Wow! I think that has to be some kind of record! Nicely done. :)

Brenda said...

You did awesome! I've gotten away from CVS in the past few months. They never have the deals in stock, even when I go first thing Sunday morning (the cashier always tells me, "Oh, some lady just came in with a bunch of cards & bought everyhting!"

Debbie said...

Wow! I wish I lived close enough to shop with you!

Dr. Mom said...

Wish you were too, Debbie! I need a shopping buddy! My kids don't work out too well!

Stephanie said...

My CVS in Spring Hill let me buy 3 Dry Idea's with no problem. Plus I had two coupons that were $2 off 1 so it was a super deal wit the $6 in ECB's I got back. Dry Idea is the ONLY deodorant Jim will wear so I always stock up on it when I can. I actually went to 3 different Wal-green's last Sat. to get in on their deal but they were all out.