Monday, May 19, 2014

CVS Trip Breakdown and Tips






Ok, I wanted to breakdown my transaction that I did yesterday at CVS, so you can see how I only paid 70¢ out of pocket and received $12 back in ECBs.

Now take note, in order to make the most of your trips :
  • Take advantage of all the programs they offer such as the Beauty Club. You receive $5 for every $50 you spend in beauty products. It's free to join.
  • I go to CVS once a week, therefore the "Magic Coupon Machine" follows your shopping habits each time you make purchases. So depending on how frequent you shop, depends on how many coupons you receive.
  • I buy at least 6-8 newspapers weekly, so I can have multiple coupons to make a purchase that requires you to buy more than one to trigger an ECB for your next trip.

Bought 2 Bic Soleil Shavers For Women Triple Blade Sensitive Skin, 4 ct $7.49, regular price
Buy One Get One 50% Off 
Used two $3.00/1 - Bic Soleil Disposable Razor from SS 5/4
Final Price: $2.62 each, when you bought 2

Bought 2 Dawn Dish Detergent, 9 oz $0.99 each
-Used two $0.50/1 - Dawn: Hand Renewal, Power Clean, Bleach Alternative or Oxi (coupons.com)
Final Price: $0.49 each

Bought 2 Colgate Total Rinse, 1 L $5.99 each 
Buy 1, Receive $3.00 ExtraBucks, Limit 2
-Used 2 $2.00/1 - Colgate Mouthwash: Total or Optic White, 1 L or larger (coupons.com)
Final Price: $3.99 each

Bought 4 Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear Nail Color $3.19, regular price
Spend $12.00, Receive $5.00 ExtraBucks, Limit 1 
-Used two $1.00/1 - Sally Hansen Nail Color Product, $2.47 or more (redplum.com)
-And two $1.00/1 - Sally Hansen Nail Color Product, $2.47 or more from RP 5/11
Final Price: $8.76

Bought 2 Dove Chocolate Bar, 3.3 oz $1.50 each
Buy 2, Receive $1.00 ExtraBucks, Limit 1
-Used $1.00/2 - Dove Silky Smooth Chocolate Bars, large, 3.07 to 3.3 oz (smartsource.com)
Final Price: $0.50 each, when you buy 2

Bought 2 Pantene Shampoo or Conditioner, 12.6 oz $3.50 each
-Used $4.00/2 - Pantene Shampoo or Conditioner from PG 5/11
Final Price: $1.50 each, when you buy 2

So my total was $27.20 (with tax)--
-I used a $5 off $25 from being a member of their Beauty Club
-and used $4 off $20 from the CVS Coupon Machine
-and I used $17.50 in ECB I had from my last trip
So my total OOP was $0.70 plus I got back $12 for my next trip.



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