Tuesday, April 3, 2012

CVS: Expiring ECBs, oh no!

I found myself at CVS at 8:45 this evening.  Not a usual time for me to be shopping!

But an hour earlier, I had discovered that I had $3.99 in ECBs expiring today.  And there's no way I'm going to waste ECBs!  Usually I use them up week to week, but I haven't shopped much at the drug stores lately.  Partly because I haven't had a lot of time to plan out shopping trips, but mostly because there just haven't been that many great deals.

I didn't have time to plan a great trip this time, either.  So I decided to just pick up my usual go-to item when I need to use up ECBs: toilet paper.  I saw that Charmin was on sale, so I quickly cut out the coupon from Sunday's P&G insert and headed out once the kids went to bed.

And when I got there, I scanned my card through the coupon machine and got my quarterly ECBs based on my purchases from January through March.  It was only 50¢.  So there's proof I haven't done much CVS shopping this year.  But something is better than nothing!

Here's the transaction:

1 Charmin Basic 12-pack @ $5.99
- 25¢ off Charmin coupon (4/1 P&G)
= $5.74

Total product: $5.74
Pay with $4.49 in ECBs (50¢, 99¢, $3.00)

Total product after ECBs: $1.25
Tax: 33¢
Total out of pocket: $1.58
Total saved compared to CVS full prices: $8.24
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