Sunday, September 21, 2008

CVS Scenarios - week of 9/21

I am starting to run low on toilet paper and paper towels, so this week's paper product deal is well timed for me. Here is what I plan to do.

Scenario #1
1 - Loreal Revitalift (deal good Sun/Mon)

-$2 $2/10 CVS Coupon

$9.99 OOP, earn 11.99 ECBs. (Actually, I have $3.99, $3 and $2 ECBs that I will pay with, making it $1 OOP for me.)

Scenario #2:
1 - Nivea for Men Bodywash
3 - boxes Kleenex
5 - Gatorade
2 - 12-ct double rolls Cottonelle
2 - Cottonelle wipes
1 - 8-ct Viva paper towels

- $4 $4/$30 CVS coupon from e-mail (good through Sunday)
- $0.50 $.50/3 Kleenex Mfg Coupon
- $1 Cottonelle Mfg coupon (make pledge here to get coupon)
- $1 Cottonelle Mfg coupon
- $1 Cottonelle Mfg coupon
- $.50 Viva Mfg coupon

$28.46 total. Pay with $11.99 ECB from first transaction, $16.47 OOP, earn $17.99 ECBs.

Of course, if you are just getting started, you might want to work with some smaller scenarios and less out of pocket. Here are 2 Scenarios for the CVS $5 Challenge, hosted by Keeping the Kingdom First.

Scenario #1:
1 - Nivea for Men Bodywash

$4.99 OOP; earn $4.99 ECBs.

Scenario #2:
5 - Gatorade

Total $5, pay with $4.99 ECBs from first transaction and $0.01 OOP. Earn $3 ECBs to use next week.

You can check out other CVS Scenarios at Money Saving Mom and The "Cents"ible Sawyer and more $5 deals at Keeping the Kingdom First $5 CVS Challenge.


Jennifer said...

This was good timing for me too on the toilet paper and kleenex deal. I have already done 2 transactions and have 1 more to do to complete my $25.

I am in Ohio and my store did not have the loreal anti-wrinkle deal. There wasn't even a spot on the shelf for it. I was disappointed! I hope your store has it. I was going to try another store tomorrow if I get a chance.

Oh and BTW, my store today basically told me that my $2 off $10 coupon was not valid and was questioning me on where I got it and wanting lots of details. I can't remember where I got it other than it was an online newspaper ad that I printed it from. they gave me credit for it, but now I am nervous to use it again.

BusyMom said...

Jennifer - I actually went today and they were out of the Loreal at my store, I asked the manager about a raincheck and he told me that he could ring any equally priced Loreal item as the item that was on special so that it would produce ECBs. I took him up on the offer and got a daily moisturizer.
I have not been given any trouble with using the $2/$10 coupon. It is only good for about a week more anyway. I finally got an e-mail with a deal on $30. I find it frustrating that unlike many other bloggers, I don't get CRTs for lower purchase amounts - mine are always $10/$50, which requires such a significant outlay (I usually only have about $10 in rolling ECBs). Although with as frequently as I get those coupons, I probably should use one to build some larger ECBs and then keep rolling them with those coupons. My scenario today I could have added the candy and done one transaction. It would have been about $30 OOP ($10 in ECBs, $10 in coupon), but I would have ended with about $37 in ECBs. Of course, then I worry about being able to use them and not wanting to lose them.