Monday, January 12, 2009

Round Two - CVS

I can definitely say that this week was much easier and required much less time on my part to accomplish. I was able to spend a solid hour searching blogs and websites for CVS deal ideas and rummaging through my coupons to make a few great money saving matches. My time spent in the store remained at about an hour again this week, but basically I'm getting blind-sighted when I realize that the deals I think I've found really are not legit, or a product I'm planning to buy is out of stock. It takes me a few moments to regroup, determine if I can make a successful deal on my own and reorganize my transaction plan.


I know it'll get easier with time, and I can already tell I'm catching on after just my second try.


Here's the money shot for the week...



A quick recap of my receipts shows that my total before coupons, sale prices, and ECB's was $105 for all of the products in the picture above.

After coupons, sales, and ECB's it seems that I spent $25, with $12 in ECB's to rollover on my trip next week. Not bad at all. I look at that as though I spent $13 on all of the products in the picture above since the $12 is really equal to free.

Here is a rundown of most of the deals I used.

Colgate Toothpaste, BOGO (2.99 each)
$0.75/1 Toothpaste (SS #2 1/4/09 - used 2)
$1.50 TOTAL

Revlon Nail Polish B1G1Free (4.39 each)
Use 2 coupons (SS 1/11/09 - $1/1, $2/1)
$1.39 TOTAL

Glade Air Fresheners 9 oz. 99¢
(SS $1/2)
49¢/each TOTAL

Fantastik All Purpose Cleaner 2/$5
(SS $1/2)
$4 TOTAL - not the best deal, but we were out of cleaner

Cheez-It Twin pk 20 oz total $6 get $3 ECB

Cheerios Cereal Twin pk 24.5-28 oz $7.99 get $4 ECB

Febreeze Apple Spice & Delight and Vanilla & Refresh Candles.
They should be ringing up for .79, instead of the displayed $7.99!
Check the air freshener aisle, but they are technically 90% off Christmas Stock!

Nasogel $7.99 get back $7.99 ECB
Use $2/1 printable
Final Price after Extra Bucks & Coupon: FREE + $2 profit

CVS Eye Makeup Remover $4.49
Used $3.00 off any CVS product coupon
$1.49 TOTAL

CVS Body Wash $2.99
Used $3.00 off and CVS product coupon
FREE

CVS Water $3.97, earn $2.00 ECB
$1.00 CVS water coupon
$0.97 TOTAL

Gold Emblem Smarties $0.99 each
Used $1/2 Gold Emblem Candies
$1.00 TOTAL

Preparation H Wipes $4.19 earn $1.00 ECB
$2/1 printable coupon
$1.19 TOTAL

4 comments:

Tanya said...

I stumbled upon your site from The "Cent"sible Sawyer. I've been doing the CVS game since last July but just started blogging about it in Dec. You got some great deals your last trip! I'll be stopping by again - have a great week!

Corrie at "Cents"able Momma said...

I left an answer to your question about breaking up the transactions here

http://www.centsablemomma.com/2009/01/cvs-500-challenge.html

I hope it helps! Feel free to ask more questions...that's how we all learn to get the deals at CVS :-).

Anonymous said...

HI, I am new to all of this but I frequently view the Centsible Sawyers blog for "CVS advise".

My question is about the $3.00 off any CVS brand purchase. Can you use more than one of these in a single transaction.

Thanks!

Kerrsia S.

poohbearbratz05@aol.com

Ben, Kelly and Sophie said...

Hey lady, I'm pretty impressed that you're doing this. I don't think I'm persuaded yet because it seems like a lot of time and energy, but good for you for doing this to save your family so much money!