Sunday, October 5, 2008

CVS Scenarios - week of 10/5

Yeah! There are more ECB offers in the CVS ad this week. I was a little worried that we in Ohio would have a small ad again this week. There are a couple of free after ECB deals this week. You can check out the October monthly deals at Deal Seeking Mom or pick up the booklet when you are in store.

Scenario #1
Transaction #1:

1- Always Infinity

Pay $4.98 OOP, earn $4.98 ECBs.

Transaction #2:

1 - Colgate Max Fresh
1 - Bic Soleil

-$1 Colgate Max Fresh Mfg coupon
-$1 Colgate Max Fresh CVS Beauty catalog coupon
-$2 Bic Soleil Mfg IP coupon

$4.98 total. Pay with ECB from transaction #1, $0 OOP, earn $2 & $4 ECBs.

Transaction #3:
1 - Arm & Hammer Essentials
1 - Glaceau Vitamin Water
1 - Speedstick
1 - Lady Speedstick

-$1 Arm & Hammer Essentials Mfg IP coupon
-$.75 Speedstick Mfg coupon
-$.75 Lady Speedstick Mfg coupon

$6.27 total. Pay with $2 and $4 ECB from Transaction #2, $0.27 OOP, earn $2.29 & $2 ECBs. Also, mail in the Try Me Free rebate from today's insert for the Arm & Hammer Essentials to get back $2.50 by mail.

Transaction #4:
1 - Pantene Expressions Shampoo
1 - Twix Candy Bar (filler)

-$2 Pantene Expressions Mfg coupon

$4.49 total. Pay with $2 & $2.29 ECB from Transaction #3, $0.20 OOP, earn $1 ECB.

Total OOP for all 4 transactions is $5.45 and after you get back the $2.50 mail in rebate, you will have only spent $2.95 OOP. You have $1 ECB that you can spend on two candy bars (2/$1 this week) or hold it to start you off next week.

I will probably combine Transaction #1 & #2 to use my $10 ECB from two weeks ago and make my total OOP $0.47 and leaving me with $4.98 and $1 ECB to start me off next week.


Scenario #2 (The $5 CVS Challenge)
Transaction #1:

1- Always Infinity

Pay $4.98 OOP, earn $4.98 ECBs.

Transaction #2:

1 - Colgate Max Fresh
1 - Bic Soleil

-$1 Colgate Max Fresh Mfg coupon
-$1 Colgate Max Fresh CVS Beauty catalog coupon
-$2 Bic Soleil Mfg IP coupon

$4.98 total. Pay with ECB from transaction #1, $0 OOP, earn $2 & $4 ECBs.

Transaction #3:
1 - Arm & Hammer Essentials
1 - Speedstick
1 - Lady Speedstick

-$1 Arm & Hammer Essentials MfgIP coupon
-$.75 Speedstick Mfg coupon
-$.75 Lady Speedstick Mfg coupon

$3.98 total. Pay with $4 ECB from transaction #2 adjusted down to $3.98, earn $2 ECB. Also, mail in the Try Me Free rebate from today's insert for the Arm & Hammer Essentials to get back $2.50 by mail.


Transaction #4:
1 - Pantene Expressions Shampoo
1 - Twix Bar

-$2 Pantene Expressions Mfg coupon

$3.99 total. Pay with $2 ECB from Transaction #2 and $2 ECB from Transaction #3, adjusted down to $3.99, earn $1 ECB.

Total OOP: $4.98. Once you send in the Try Me Free Rebate, the net cost will be $2.48. You will have $1 ECB to use next week.

For other $5 scenarios, check out the $5 CVS Challenge at Keeping the Kingdom First. Check out other scenarios at Money Saving Mom.

2 comments:

Jennifer said...

Wasn't last week's ad in Ohio awful? I have kind of figured out over the past few months that there are really good weeks every 2 or 3 weeks. I just take the bad weeks off and it has been working great. I was very happy for a great week though!

Mrs. Nichole Jordan said...

Keept it up!
Check out more deals here!
http://blog.handmadebycole.com/2008/10/cvs-deals-105-1011.html
Nichole