Tuesday, May 24, 2011

CVS Scenarios - week of 5/22

With it being so nice out and having so many activities, I just haven't had a chance to look at the CVS ad. I did stop at CVS yesterday to check out what the coupon scanner was printing. I got a free Green Bag Tag CRT, a $1 off Crystal Light CRT (I hear that the individual servings are 50 cents each).

I find myself intrigued by the gas offer. I consider it to be similar to an ECB offer, where I have to get $30 in purchases to get my $10 back. I am assuming (and hoping) that it is before coupons. I haven't determined for sure if I will do the offer this week, but if I do, it will likely include the Doritos/Tostitos for picnics, the Finish Dishwasher Detergent and maybe some candy to round it out.

I would like to do the Coppertone offer this week. When you buy 2, you can get $8 ECB back. There is a $1 coupon available for Coppertone on coupons.com currently. I was hoping CVS would have the Sunscreen CRT or a Skin Care CRT to help sweeten the deal. I'm not sure of shelf prices, so it is hard to build it into a scenario.

Transaction #1
2 - Trident Gum
1 - Advil
1 - Thermacare Heat Wrap

-$1 $1/2 Trident mfg coupon
-$1 Advil mfg coupon
-$3 Thermacare IPhttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif
-$3 $3/$10 Healthcare CRThttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif

Total $7.78 OOP, earn $.99 and $5 ECBs.

Transaction #2
1 - Bandaid Character

-$.50 Bandaid mfg coupon

Total $1.49, pay with $.99 ECB and $.50 OOP. Earn $1 ECB.

Total OOP $8.28, with $6 ECBs to roll.

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