Paid with $4 and $1 ECB and $2.20 OOP ($1.74 + tax). Earned $0 ECBs.
WHAT! Turns out, I had accidentally grabbed plain old Dayquil and Nyquil Cold and Flu caplets - only the Cold and Flu with Vitamin C were on the deal. Not only that, but the ones that I bought were $.99 each more expensive (plus tax). That explained why my OOP was higher than expected. I just wish that I had read the ad (or the package) closer. It doesn't help that my CVS is very inconsistent in tagging the ECB items. Can anyone explain why CVS can't do a credit and a purchase in the same transaction? Everyother store I shop at seems to be able to.
Transaction #4 1 - Nyquil Caplets (with Vitamin C this time) 1 - Dayquil Caplets (with Vitamin C this time)
Total $10.65. Paid with giftcard. Balance remaining of $2.11 and earned $10 ECB.
I started the day with $17.99 in ECBs. I spent $5.97 OOP (minus my credit on card = $3.86) and finished with $20 in ECBs. Net cost for everything - $1.85. Not too shabby for six boxes of tissues, makeup, air fresheners and cold & flu medicine. According to my receipts, I saved $97.64 during this visit (really?). Wow!
I work full-time outside of the home, while being a full-time mom to
a 10 year old son and 6 year old daughter. I'm also a wife to my
husband of 14 years.
I started this blog shortly after I started CVS-ing. I was
reading about everyone's plans and successes, so I decided I wanted
someplace to share my money saving adventures. I'm working on adding
some regular "features" to the blog as well as continuing to share my
money saving adventures and participating in some recipe exchanges.