Monday, April 6, 2009

Shopping Is Fun Again, At Least At CVS It Is!

This week felt like the old days at CVS, well a little a least. Here's what I came home with:

Transaction #1

4 Pringles ($.88 each) $3.52
Skintimate Shave Cream $3.49
Colgate $2.99
2 Revlon Nail Colors (B1G1 Free) $4.99

minus

(2) $1.00/1 Pringles coupon from the P&G mailed packet (they were burning holes in my pockets!)
$1.00/2 P&G newspaper coupon
$1.00 Colgate coupon
(2) $2.00 Revlon coupons
$2.00 CVS/Revlon coupon from the magic coupon machine
$2.99 in ECB
$1.00 in ECB (winter spending)

Total OOP = $1.00 and I got back $5.49 in ECB ($3.49 for the Skintimate and $2.00 for the Colgate)

I would loved have to have stopped here, with a nice little $.50 profit, but thought I'd better stock up on Pull-Ups again while they were cheap, and I could make some ECB while doing it.

Transaction #2

2 Pull-Ups $20.00
2 Johnson's lotions $6.00

minus

(2) $2.00 Pull-Ups newspaper coupons
(2) $1.00 Johnson's newspaper coupons
$5.49 in ECB from transaction #1

Total OOP = $15.83 and I got back $10.00 in ECB for the baby stuff.

Overall, I spent $16.83 out of pocket, and I saved a total of $44.27 over both transactions.

I always like to take the math a but further, in order to make this all sound way cheaper. Let's give that a shot. Since I started with $3.99 in ECB and ended with $10, I "made" $6.01 in ECB so we'll take that off the total, not to mention the $1.50 rebate from The Caregivers Marketplace for the 2 Pull-Ups. How does $9.32 sound for a total. Ahh....much better!

Also, in transaction #1, the cashier did not price adjust the coupons. So, I had a $1.01 overage on the Revlon which helped pay for the rest of the transaction. I had figured transaction #1 at about $2.50 out of pocket. Yay, overages!

P.S. The magic coupon spit out a $15/75 CVS coupon. Wonder if I'm up to the challenge?


3 comments:

Jennifer said...

Mine printed out a $20 off a $100 purchase coupon! I'm not sure if I'll be able to pull that off without a ton spent out of pocket, but we'll see. By the way, did your paper have the P&G insert yesterday? Mine didn't, and I'm trying to figure out if I was the only one.

Angie said...
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Angie said...

Yes!! I did get a P&G, so that was 5 inserts total. Wow!

Keep me posted if you use your $20/100 CVS coupon. :)

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