Sunday, January 25, 2009

CVS Scenarios - week of 1/25

There are some simple deals to do this week.

Transaction #1
1 - Gillette Shampoo
-$2 $2/1 mfg coupon
Total $2.99, earn $3 ECBs.

Transaction #2
(repeat Transaction #1)
1 - Gillette Shampoo
-$2 $2/1 mfg coupon
Total $2.99, pay with $3 ECB from Transaction #1; earn $3 ECBs

Transaction #3
2 - Arm and Hammer Detergent (BOGO)

-$1 Arm and Hammer Printable
-$1 Arm and Hammer Printable

Total $4.99, pay with $3 ECB from transaction #2 and $1.99 OOP.

Total OOP is $4.98 for 2 bottles of Gillette shampoo and 2 bottles of Arm and Hammer Detergent.

For more CVS Scenarios, check out Money Saving Mom, Deal Seeking Mom and the "Cent"sible Sawyer. For other $5 deals, check out the CVS $5 Challenge at Keeping the Kingdom First.

Another transaction I am thinking about is as follows:

1 - Fusion Razor
1 - Gillette Shampoo

- Buy Fusion Razor get Gillette Shampoo free

Total $7.99. Earn $4 and $3 ECBs.


Emily (Laundry and Lullabies) said...

The razor and shampoo deal you're thinking about becomes a great moneymaker deal if you have the $4 off gillette fusion razor coupon from (I think) a December P&G coupon insert. It is worth looking for! :)

Emily (Laundry and Lullabies) said...

I'm glad you asked about that, BusyMom! (And thanks for popping over to my blog!)

I discussed that one in depth with my husband, because I had the same initial reaction that you did - aren't the coupons both being used on the razor? Well, no. A coupon gives you a certain amount of money off a certain product. In the case of the razor and shampoo, the $4 off comes off the razor (obviously) and the $4.99 (free product amount) comes off the shampoo. The coupon for free shampoo requires that you buy a razor (which you do), but the discount comes off the shampoo. The coupon for the razor simply discounts the razor. Does that sort of make sense?

I will say that I haven't actually done this deal yet. And if they have a problem with it at the store I probably won't argue with them too much, just because it IS a bit confusing. :)