Friday, October 8, 2010

Check out what I got at CVS for $1.59

I had 3 great transactions at CVS this week. When I added up all my out of pocket expenses, my total was only $1.59 for everything!

Transaction 1 Wednesday October 6th - Total: $0.87

I had $5 in CVS Extra Care Bucks that had an expiration date of October 6th. I didn't want it to go to waste so I brainstormed a list of products to buy. I like to roll my Extra Care Bucks so I decided to buy 1 Revlon Clear Nail Polish at $3.99 and 1 Bengay Pain Reliever at $5.99 because they give Extra Care Bucks when purchased.

Then I read on Slickdeals that some people were getting a $5 off any Halloween costume, decor, or accessory coupon from the in-store coupon machine. When I scanned my card at the machine I received the $5 coupon so I went to the Halloween aisle to see what I could buy. I was overwhelmed by all the Halloween goodies. I chose to buy 2 Halloween reusable bags and a Halloween themed Chinese take out box.

1 Revlon Clear Nail Polish $3.99
1 Bengay Pain Reliever $5.99
1 Halloween Themed Chinese Take Out Box $0.99
2 Halloween reusable bags x $1.99 each = $3.98

Subtotal: $14.95
9.25% California Tax: $1.38

$14.95 subtotal + $1.38 tax = $16.33

My total for all the items before coupons was $16.33. I also got back $5 in Extra Care Bucks from purchasing the 1 Revlon Nail Polish and 1 Bengay Pain Reliever.

Here are the coupons I used:

$5.00 Extra Care Bucks
$2.00 Extra Care Bucks
$5.00 Halloween Coupon
$3.00 off Bengay Pain Reliever

After I gave my coupons my total was $0.87!

I also got back $5 in Extra Care Bucks from purchasing the 1 Revlon Nail Polish and 1 Bengay Pain Reliever.

Transaction 2 Thursday October 7th - Total: $0.08

My mom also has a CVS card so she received the $5 Halloween coupon. She didn't want to use it for herself so she passed it on to me. On Thursday October 7th, I decided to use the coupon to buy a Halloween rug that costs $4.99.

After the coupon and tax were added the price of the carpet was $0.08!

Transaction 3 Friday October 8th - Total: $0.64

While I was looked through the coupons I received from the in-store coupon machine on Wednesday, I saw I had 2 coupons for Skippy Peanut Butter. One coupon said $1 off any 1 Skippy Peanut Butter. The other said $1 off any 2 Skippy Peanut Butters.

I then flipped through the current CVS ad to see if the Skippy Peanut Butter was on sale. I saw they were on sale for $1.67 each.

I also had a $4 off a $20 purchase so I brainstormed a transaction. I read on Slickdeals that at CVS there's a monthly deal where the AZO feminine itch relief cream or wipes gives $5 Extra Care Bucks when bought.

Then I decided to buy 3 Revlon Nail Polish Products since they each gave $3 Extra Care bucks.

3 Revlon Nail Polish Products x $3.99 each = $11.97
2 Skippy Peanut butters x $1.67 each = $3.34
1 AZO itch relief x $6.99 each = $6.99

Subtotal: $22.30
9.25% California Tax: $1.75

My total for all the items before coupons was $24.05.

Here are the coupons I used:

$4 off a $20 Purchase
$10 Extra Care Bucks
$3 Extra Care Bucks Birthday Gift
$1 Extra Care Buck
$1 off 2 Skippy Peanut Butters
$1 off 1 Skippy Peanut Butter
$2 off AZO Itch Relief

After I gave my coupons my total was $0.64!

I also got back $14 in Extra Care Bucks from purchasing the 3 Revlon Nail Polishes and 1 AZO itch relief.

My total out of pocket expenses for the 3 transactions is $1.59!

$0.87 Transaction 1 + $0.08 Transaction 2 + $0.64 Transaction 3 = $1.59

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