Friday, February 19, 2010

CVS Deals - 2/19 (and the rest of the week)

Wow! What a week it was. I find that in the winter time, it seems to be a real struggle some days for me to even get to the store. Then, when I finally do get to the store, I lose half of my coupons, because of course I had them loose and a huge gust of wind happened to blow, right as I was picking them up to take them into the store. I had to change a few of my plans as a result of no longer having certain coupons. In the end, I still think I did pretty good. I actually was at CVS three times this week - unheard of! - and still didn't get quite everything I had intended to.

1st visit
My friend doesn't use Aussie and had two coupons, so we went together and I used her card and two coupons to get two Aussie hair products.

Transaction #1
1 - Aussie Mousse

-$1 Aussie Mfg coupon

$1.99 (+ tax) OOP, earned $2 ECBs.

Transaction #2
1 - Aussie Spray

-$1 Aussie Mfg coupon

Paid with $2 ECB and tax OOP.

2nd Visit
This was the fateful, coupons blowing away visit. I had to change up the Glade deal a bit to use the coupons that I had left and I didn't get the Purex, since I had lost those coupons to the wind.

Transaction #1
3 - Benefiber Sticks

-$6 ($2 x 3) Benefiber IP

Paid with $5, $5.49 and $1 ECB and $5.58 OOP. Earned $10 ECBs.

Transaction #2
2 - Covergirl Clean Foundation
1 - Glade Sense and Spray
2 - Glade Sense and Spray refills
1 - Aussie Conditioner

-$1 Covergirl Mfg coupon
-$6 Covergirl BOGO face product Mfg coupon
-$3 Glade Sense and Spray mfg coupon
-$2 $2/2 Glade Sense and Spray Refills
-$1 Aussie Mfg coupon

Paid with $10 ECBs and $5.68 OOP. Earned $5, $4 and $2 ECBs.

3rd Visit
On my way to pick up pizza tonight, I decided to stop in and see if another store had the Crest ProHealth Rinse, as the other store had been out. I was in luck and they did.

Transaction #1
2 - Crest ProHealth Enamel Rinse

-$2 Crest Rinse Mfg coupon
-$2 Crest Rinse Mfg coupon

Paid with $2 ECBs and $1.46 OOP. Earned $7 and $1 (green bag tag) ECBs.

I started the week with $11.49 in ECBs and finished the week with $17 in ECBs. I spent $12.72 OOP for an increase of $5.51 in ECBs, or a net cost for all of this product of $7.21. (in addition, of course I spent $2 for two Aussie hair care items on my friend's card). According to my receipts, I saved $61.82.

I also intend to submit the three Glade items for the $5 SC Johnson rebate. So, after that the deal will seem even better.

Despite the loss of coupons to the weather, it was a pretty good week at CVS.

For more deals, check out Super Savings Saturday and Shopping Superstars.


Anonymous said...

Sorry for your blow away coupons LOL.....I can just see myself running after them:)
I have a question.When you bought the 2nd aussie product on your friend's card; did you use YOUR CVS ECBs on that transaction? I didn't know if you can use EBCs on ANY order that isn't on your own card. Please email me the answer to don't know if I will remember to come back to check your answer.

BusyMom said...

I'll send an e-mail too, but I used the ECBs I had earned on her card to do the second transaction. Since she didn't have any to ECBs to feed the first transaction, it was the easiest way to make it a clean transaction.