Monday, September 22, 2008

CVS Deals - 9/21

I headed out to CVS on Sunday to take advantage of some of the deals they had this week, including their two day only deal on Loreal Revitalift.

I found the FlaVorIce on clearance and asked the manager if the ECBs would print. He wasn't sure, but went back and got one to process and see. Not only did it print the ECBs, but instead of the 50% off that they were tagged, they rang up at 75% off - so for $3.74, you get $5 ECBs. I decided it was worth adding and dropped the Gatorade from my transaction, as it was a $5 Filler for $3 ECBs. The FlaVorIce was a $3.74 filler for $5 ECBs, which worked better for me.

My store was out of the Loreal Revitalift Serum, I asked the manager about getting a rain check and he said he could do that or he could just sell me another Loreal that was the same price and ring it as the Revitalift Serum to get the ECBs. I selected a Revitalift Daily Moisturizer (more practical in my opinion).

Here is what I got.

Transaction #1:

3 - 120ct Kleenex
1 - 48 Giant FlaVorIce
1 - 16.9oz Nivea for Men Bodywash

- $2 $2/$10 CVS coupon
- $.50 $.50/3 Kleenex mfg coupon

Uused $2, $3, and $3.99 ECBs from last week. Paid $0.29 OOP, earned $5 and $4.99 ECBs.

Transaction #2
1 - Cottonelle Wipes Pop Up
1 - Cottonelle Wipes Refill
1 - 8ct Viva Regular Roll

-$2 $2/$10 CVS Coupon
-$.50 Viva Mfg Coupon
-$1 Cottonelle Mfg Coupon

Used $5 ECBs from first transaction. Paid $2.22 OOP.

Transaction #3
2 - 12-pk Cottonelle Ultra

-$2 $2/$10 CVS coupon
-$1 Cottonelle Mfg coupon
-$1 Cottonelle Mfg coupon

Used $4.99 ECB from first transaction. Paid $4.38 OOP, earned $10 ECB.

Transaction #4
1 - Loreal Revitalift Daily Moisturizer

-$2 $2/$10 CVS coupon

Used $10. ECB from Transaction #3, adjusted down to $9.99. Paid $0. OOP, earned $11.99 ECBs.

So, all told, I improved my ECB position by $3 - from $8.99 to $11.99. I spent $6.89 OOP.

A couple of things. First, although my flyer indicated Limit 1 on the paper product deal, my receipt doesn't show offer limit reached. Anyone else have this? I might have to repeat this deal, maybe get some of the diapers or other available items. If I go back, I might have to add the candy deal. I found a coupon today at the grocery for $1/2 Hershey Kisses.

Second, how can Cottonelle call the product in their 12 ct Ultra a double roll? There are 200 sheets per roll. This would suggest that a regular roll would have 100 sheets - that sounds really small. Angel soft has 352 on its double roll. Charmin, calls theirs a large roll, with about 150 sheets. I don't know. I think the rolls are shrinking.

Want to see what deals other people have found? Check out CVS Superstars at The "Cent"sible Sawyer and Super Savings Saturday at Money Saving Mom for more great deals.