Wednesday, May 12, 2010

CVS Shopping 5/11/10

(the pic is missing the gallon of milk and the Snickers)

I did a little shopping last night at CVS on my way home from work. I had spent probably about an hour (maybe less) making sure I had everything straight: double-checking the sales, gathering all of the coupons, figuring out the Extra Care Bucks and transactions, and so on. There may have been a better way to do it, but I still haven't figured it out! Anyway, I hope this helps some of you understand the coupon method a little better!

Transaction #1
2 Stayfree 24-packs - $3.79 ea
1 CVS Kiwi Shampoo - $.99
1 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup (filler) - $.89
1 Snickers (filler) - $.89
Total: $10.35 (before tax)
Coupons Used:
$1/1 CVS Shampoo (from the kiosk-yay!)
$2/1 Stayfree product
$2/1 Stayfree product
$5 Extra Care Bucks (from last week’s purchases)
Subtotal: $.35
Total out of pocket (after tax): $1.04
:: Received $4 ECB (Extra Care Bucks) for buying 2 Stayfree products
:: Received $1 ECB for using the Green Bag Tag 4 times

Transaction #2
5 Carefree Liners, 22-pack, $1 ea
4 Right Guard Deodorants, $2.49 ea
1 Kotex U pads, 18 ct, $4.99
1 Bayer Lo-Dose Aspirin, $1
Total: $20.95 (before tax)
Coupons Used:
5 $1/1 Carefree liners
$1/1 Bayer Aspirin
$1/1 Kotex U product
$1/1 Kotex U CVS coupon – was able to stack with manufacturer’s coupon, saving $2
2 $3/2 Right Guard deodorant
$1 ECB from previous transaction
$4 ECB from previous transaction
Subtotal: $1.95
Total Out of Pocket (after tax): $3.55
:: Received $4.99 ECB for buying 1 Kotex U product
:: Received $4 ECB for buying 2 Right Guard deodorants

Transaction #3
1 Gallon Whole Milk, $3.69
1 Blistex Lip Balm (filler), $1.69
Total: $5.38
Coupons Used:
$4 ECB from previous transaction
Subtotal: $1.38
Total Out of Pocket (after tax): $1.67
:: Received $1 ECB for buying milk (this was a surprise!)

** Total Out of Pocket, all three transactions: $6.26 **
:: Plus, $4.99 ECB for next time

The real pros might have worked this a little differently; if you have a better way that you would have done this, please let me know!

Have you had a great shopping trip? I would love to hear about it!

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