Thursday, April 30, 2009

This Week's CVS Trips

I couldn't resist CVS this week....I made a tiny profit! Here's what went down:

Transaction #1

Garnier Style stuff $2.99
Crest $1.99


$1.00 Garnier coupon
$1.00 Crest coupon from mailed P&G book
$2.89 in ECB

Total OOP = $.09 and I got back $3.00 in ECB

Transaction #2

5 Visines $18.95
Band-Aids $3.59


(5) $2.00 Visine newspaper coupons
$2.00 CVS/Visine-A coupon from the magic coupon machine before Transaction #1
$1.00 Band-Aid newspaper coupon
$9.00 in ECB

Total OOP = $.54 and I got back $10.00 in ECB.

Overall, I spent $.63 cash out of pocket and I increased my ECB from $8.89 to $10. That's an ECB profit of $1.11, minus the $.63 cash I spent and I made a "profit" of $.48 this week at CVS. I also saved $40.89. But wait, there's more! I listed the four Visine Tears boxes on eBay ($9.99 starting price) and already have a bidder! It was another win-win week at CVS. :)


Jennifer said...

Do you have any tips for listing these types of items on eBay? Do you find that multiples sell better than single items? Do you offer free shipping? The only thing I have gotten to sell well has been razors; most everything else went for $0.99, so I'm wondering if I should be listing things differently.

Angie said...

Hi Jennifer!! :)

Yes, on the multiples. For instance I did a few Cover Girl lipsticks a while back and found that two of the same shade together worked best. Sometimes, I do free shipping. I actually considered it for the Visine (thank goodness I did not this time!). Allergy meds do well.... Sometimes, I list things as a "private listing".

I basically try to group and price things that will still be a bargain for the "average" shopper. Oh, and being willing to ship internationally helps too!!

If you're wanting $5 for something, start it at $4.99. It's worth the extra few cents in the long run. I was taking a shot at the Visine at $9.99, but it worked out.

Sorry if I kind of rambled! And you're right about the razors, they do well!! :)

Jennifer said...

Thanks, those are good tips. I'm going to list some items tonight!

Angie said...

Yay!! :)

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