Monday, March 22, 2010

CVS trip - $1.35 out of pocket, $11.99 ECBs!

I wasn't planning on going to CVS today, but I checked my email and found a $4 off $20 coupon there that expired today.  So I hurriedly checked out the deals, made my plan, and ran over there!  Luckily, there's a CVS right outside my neighborhood.  Being a Walgreens customer for many years, I had never gone in there until I started doing coupons and deals.  Now it's a regular stop for me.

Here's what I got:
1 Bayer Contour monitor @ $14.99
1 Colgate Sensitive @ $3.99
1 Crest Pro Health rinse @ $3.99
Total before coupons:  $22.97

$4 off purchase of $20 or more from email
Up to $30 off Bayer Monitor from 10/25 Smartsource insert (rang up as $14.00 - see below)
$1 off Colgate Sensitive from April All You magazine
$2 off Crest rinse from 2/7 Procter & Gamble insert
Total after coupons =  $1.97

Paid with $1 ECB from previous trip
Total after ECBs =97¢
Tax = 38¢
Total out of pocket = $1.35

ECBs received:
$5 from Bayer monitor
$3.99 from Colgate
$2 from Crest
$1 from using my green bag tag four times
Total ECBs = $11.99

The Bayer monitor coupon should have been $14.99, not $14.  But the cashier and the manager had such a tough time ringing up that coupon that I let the mistake go.  First, they couldn't scan or type in the coupon, then the manager's keytag (needed to override the coupon amount) wouldn't scan properly.  I ended up waiting about ten minutes until they figured out the problem.  By then, I didn't want to correct them and go through the whole process again.  So, I could've saved the $1 ECB that I ended up spending.  Still, I think I did a great deal!

Check out Money Saving Mom, Deal Seeking Mom, The Centsible Sawyer, and Keeping the Kingdom First for more great CVS deals, and Couponing to Disney for other great deals!

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