Tuesday, May 27, 2008

CVS trip number 2

I went back to CVS today to use my Extra Bucks I earned yesterday. Here is what I got:

2 Aquafresh extreme clean toothpastes (2.99 each) FREE after ECB
2 Colgate 360 degree toothbrushes(3.99 each) FREE after ECB
2 Addidas deodorant (4.99 each) FREE after ECB
4 Sobe Life Water (1.69 each) FREE after ECB and 2 B1G1 coupons

The goal is, of course, to spend AS LITTLE out of pocket as possible. Yesterday I spent $16.96 out of pocket, but remember I got back $16.97 at the end of my reciept in coupons. I had the cashier ring me up twice today so that I wouldn't have to pay any out of pocket. The first time she rang me up I bought:

4 Sobe Life Waters (had 2 buy one one get one free coupons- see coupons.com)
1 Colg 360 toothbrush
1 aqua fresh toothpaste
1 addidas deodorant

I paid 2.31 out of pocket ( I messed up somehow and didn't give her enough of my ECB from last time... I had a screaming 3 month old in my arms and a toddler in the shopping cart handing me things at the same time I am trying to figure out which coupons to hand her... :<)

I used $11.98 in my ECB from yesterday

I got back $13.97 in ECB to use on the next transaction

The second transaction:
1 colg. 360 toothbrush
1 aqua fresh toothpaste
1 addidas deodorant

Paid $0 out of pocket

I used $11.97 ECB that I just got back from the previous transaction

I got back $11.97 in ECB at the end of my reciept

Total spent out of Pocket at CVS (yesterday and today): $19.27

Total amount I saved: $37.19

Total ECB I still have to use for the next trip: $18.96

So technically in the past 2 days... I have gotten: 3 sticks of deodorant, 3 toothbrushes, 3 tubes of toothpaste, 4 liters of Sierra Mist, 2 bottles of Excedrin (24 ct.), 9 SOBE Life waters and 1 Revlon Nail polish for 31 cents!

Just a sidenote... even if you may not use the brands you can get for free, get them anyway- give them to someone who does use them or donate them to charity! :<)


Alexandra said...

Found your blog from your link on moneysavingmom.com
I just started CVS shopping this month, too! And I'm shopping with a little one (20 months old) too, so I can sympathize!
Thanks for posting your deals!
Isn't it such a blessing that we can save this way?
I will have to look for those Sobe coupons ... thanks for the link.

Ethiopianmomma said...

I really like what you said at the end...about giving them away. One of my arguments for not using coupons is that I will buy stuff cheaply that I do not even need, but you are right- if you can buy it cheap or for FREE even and do not need it then take the opportunity to give to others!
I will look up those Target deals for our Hawaii trip.
Thanks for the heads up!


pastorwick said...

woot. I can finally start brushing my teeth again.

Get ready to kiss me.

(i love you)