Friday, August 29, 2008

A Complicated Trip to CVS-Overall Profit....$5.34!


Today's two transactions ran into some issues! Pictured is what I ended up with. Here's what went down:

Tranaction#1

2 Suave Body Wash $4.00
1 Suave Deodorant $2.00
1 Colagte $2.79 (where is it?)
1 Colgate $2.99 (keep reading.......)

minus

B1G1 Suave Body Wash coupon ($2.00)
$.50/1 any type Suave product, both from paper a few months back
$1.50/1 Colgate Total coupon from September All You
$1/1 Colagte Max Fresh Burst coupon, Septmeber All You
$2/$10 CVS Back to School coupon from here, page #30.
$2.00 ECB

Paid $2.78 OOP but only got back $2.00 ECB for the Suave. I should have also recieved $2.00 in ECB for each Colgate. I was refunded $5.78 for both Colgates, and 2 "new" Max Bursts were rung up. Total paid $5.98 for 2 new ones. Still no ECB, so I refunded $6.00 even in cash and returned both Colgates (again). By this point the poor manger was really frustrated. I didn't care! I shopped around and got the following:

3 BC Headache Powders $3.87
1 CoverGirl WetSlicks AmazeMint (super fun!) $5.99
1 Cracker Pack (filler for son, he was my shopping buddy) $.30

minus

$1/1 CoverGirl P&G coupon exp. 8/31
$2/$10 CVS Back to School coupon
$2.00 ECB from trans #1
$5.24 in cash that they had given me in above refund


I still had $.26 in cash and got back $3.87 for the BC Powder and $5.99 for the CoverGirl, or $9.86 in ECB. In summary, I started with $2.00 in ECB and ended up with $9.86=$7.86. I spent $2.78 OOP, but got back $.26 in cash=$2.52. That's an overall "profit" off $5.34. I worked out way better for me because the Colgate ECB deal wasn't working properly.

Remember too, my new ad started today, Thursday. Dallas/ Ft Worth is a test market for a new ad schedule. To see a sneak peek for yourself, go to CVS and enter the zip code 75201.

3 comments:

Allie said...

What's the deal with the Colgate? Glad to know it's not just my store over here that is having issues!

Justine said...

Just an FYI:
http://jusgrocerybrags.blogspot.com/2008/08/cvs-210-coupon.html

How is the new ad schedule working out? We are in Mass and are on the usual Sun-Sat schedule and its cool to see what other people are getting for deals before they become available to us!!

Angie said...

I'm begining to really like it!!! I can prepare a deal before the weekend and do another after new coupons come out on Sunday.

Keeps me off the streets on Friday as well!!

The deals aren't marked as well, but that's fine. It seems things are in stock when they aren't marked! :)

Bummer about the $2/$10 coupon, I'll have to ponder that one.

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