Sunday, May 29, 2011

CVS: What a decision!

I took my youngest to CVS today. Usually when she goes shopping with me, she asks to buy candy, and I say no. But this week, with the free M&M Mars singles deal, I was able to say yes!

I told her she could pick two of the candies that had a yellow tag (marking the sale) under them. And what a decision she had to make. She examined each kind of candy, trying to decide which would be the best to pick. After quite a while of studying and head-scratching, she picked one package of plain M&Ms and one Dove dark chocolate bar. That's my girl!

Here's what we got:

Transaction #1:
1 Preparation H Totables wipes @ $3.99 (receive $3.99 in Extra Care Bucks)
- $2 off Preparation H printable coupon
= $1.99 ($2 moneymaker after ECBs)

Total product: $1.99
Pay with $1 ECB from previous week
Total out of pocket: 99¢
Savings compared to CVS full prices: $4.00
Receive $3.99 ECB

Transaction #2:
2 M&M Singles @ 2/$1 = $1 (receive $1 ECB)
= $1.00 (FREE after ECBs)

1 ACT rinse @ $4.49 (receive $1 ECB)
- $1 off ACT rinse coupon from the 4/17 Smartsource insert
= $3.49 ($2.49 after ECBs)

1 Crest Kids toothpaste 4.6 oz @ $1.99 (receive $1 ECB)
- $1 off Crest toothpaste coupon from the P&G $110 coupon booklet
= 99¢ (1¢ moneymaker after ECBs)

2 CVS tall kitchen garbage bags @ BOGO $5.49
= $5.49, or $2.75 each

Total product cost: $10.97
Pay with $3.99 ECB from previous transaction
Total product after ECBs: $6.98
Tax: 78¢
Total out of pocket: $7.76
Savings compared to CVS full prices: $14.36
Receive $3 ECBs

Total out of pocket for both transactions: $8.75
Savings: $18.36

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Cheryl @ Simply Shoeboxes May 30, 2011 at 8:38 AM  

We use their trash bags, too. Has been a loooong time since they have been B1G1 free. Thanks for linking up your CVS shopping trip at Simply CVS.

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