Tuesday, September 16, 2008

CVS Deals - 9/15

So, as I said yesterday, when I went to CVS on Sunday, they were out of the Excedrin, so I had to go back to CVS on Monday. Fortunately for me, I came across another Sunday paper that had a different set of inserts, so I wound up with a coupon for $1 off 2 Purex.

Unfortunately for me, the transaction was a mess. I noticed that they had their freezer pops on clearance, the big 48ct box that had a $5 ECB listed right on the box. I asked the shift manager who was in the area if the box was on clearance and if the ECBs would still print. She scanned it and indicated it was on clearance and was still showing the ECBs. So, I added the box to my transaction, figuring $2.50 after ECBs for 48 of those FlavorIce freezer pops wasn't a bad deal. Of course, when I checked out and paid with ECBs, it didn't print. Since they couldn't give me the ECBs and I didn't really need the freezer pops, I decided to return them. The manager had to come up to return the item, but she couldn't do it with my receipt, because of the ECBs. Finally, she had to do a return without receipt and gave me $ back.

Here is what I got, and what I think it cost me considering cash back and ECBs spent:
2 - 50oz Purex
1 - 20ct Excedrin Tension Headache

-$2 $2/$10 CVS coupon
-$2 Excedrin mfg coupon (see my scenarios for coupon link)
-$1 $1/2 Purex mfg coupon

Paid with $11.99 ECBs and $0.69 OOP, earned $3.99 and $2 ECBs, returned freezer pops, received $7.96 cash...so, I think I came out $1.27 ahead in the deal. I have $6 less ECBs, but I have $7.27 more cash (7.96 - .69). Despite the headache (good thing I got the Excedrin :-)! ), I guess it was a good trip, getting paid to take home 64 loads worth of laundry detergent and medicine.

Check out other deals at CVS Superstars at The "Cents"ible Sawyer and at Money Saving Mom Super Savings Saturday.

You can see my other CVS transaction here.


Anonymous said...

That's quite a stockpile of Purex you've got going there...how much laundry do you guys go through, anyway? :)