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
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
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