Sunday, April 24, 2011

CVS: How deodorant got me almost-free milk

So I miscalculated and ran out of milk first thing in the morning. The grocery stores are closed today, so I decided to buy milk at CVS and use Extra Care Bucks to pay for it. But milk is $3.19 per gallon there (I'm used to paying $1.99 at ALDI), and I only had $1.74 in ECBs.

Yesterday, I had looked at the CVS deals, and the only one that really interested me was for Dove Men+Care deodorant. It goes like this

Buy one Dove Men+Care deodorant @ 99¢
Use $1 off Dove Men+Care deodorant coupon from the 3/27 RedPlum insert (expires today!)
1¢ moneymaker plus tax

So, with tax, I'd be paying 5¢ each. But my husband is particular on deodorant brands and that is not the one he uses. So I was debating whether I'd pay 5¢ each to donate them. I cut out the coupons, but I was still pondering as I drove to the store.

When I got there, I ran my card through the coupon dispenser. And I got a great store coupon - $2 off any 2 deodorants! Well, this made my decision pretty easy.

So here's what I got:

1 gallon milk @ $3.19 (regularly $3.79)

2 Dove Men+Care deodorants @ 99¢ (regularly $4.99) = $1.98
- 2 $1 off coupons from the 3/27 RedPlum insert (expires today!)
- $2 off any 2 deodorants CVS coupon
= $2.02 moneymaker

Total product: $1.17
Tax: 12¢
Total before ECBs: $1.29
Paid with $1 ECB
Total out of pocket: 29¢
Saved: $13.60

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Unknown April 24, 2011 at 1:13 PM  

That's a fantastic deal Laura, and how timely. You couldn't have planned it better. That's why it's so important to keep even the coupons you don't think you'll use.

Happy Easter. Hugs...Tracy :)

kristin April 24, 2011 at 2:43 PM  

very nice! I got two deodorants today, i want to check my other cvs because i didnt want to get all the one scent since its not my favorite i wanted to get a nice mixture of scents. I stll have a couple of coupons left.

Anonymous,  April 25, 2011 at 11:40 AM  

milk is $3.19 at Aldi here in South Florida, and $3.79 in other stores (seems to mirror the price of gas)

1.99 i wish!

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