Monday, October 18, 2010

Super Sunday Savings @ CVS - How I spent $1.60 on items worth $28.49!

New sales at CVS start on Sunday so I had to go and take advantage of the new deals.

I wanted to get more Extra Care Bucks (ECB) to use on buying Bio Oil which is worth $12.99. I had read great reviews about this product so I want to try it.

I created a scenario where I would use only $7.98 in ECB plus other coupons and get back $12.49 ECB after my transaction. Which means I gained $4.51 in ECB from the $7.98 ECB I used.

I was able to buy everything in the picture for only $1.60!

I read on Slickdeals that the Neutrogena Triple Moisture Split End Mender had an ECB deal where when bought it would give $7.49 ECB essentially making it free if bought with ECB. Plus someone had posted a $2 off coupon that can be used on it.

Then I got another box of AZO wipes since it is a monthly deal at CVS where when bought it would give $5.00 ECB. Then I used a $2 off coupon from their website.

The Mentos Gum is Buy 1 Get 1 Free this week. I combined this deal with four $1 off 1 box of Mentos Gum coupons that are available in the 10/3/10 Smart Source coupon insert.

I had a free 20 oz. Coke product coupon I got from mycokerewards.com.

Then I bought 2 Halloween cards and 1 bottle of Grape Soda.

Here's a list of everything I got:

-1 Neutrogena Triple Moisture Split End Mender x $7.49 each = $7.49
-1 AZO wipes x $6.99 each = $6.99
-4 Mentos Gum x $1.79 each = $7.16
-2 Halloween cards x $0.99 each = $1.98
-1 20 oz. Diet Coke x $1.59 each + $0.05 Bottle Deposit = $1.64
-1 Grape Soda x $1.00 each + $0.10 Bottle Deposit = $1.10 (I bought this because I thought I would get back $1 ECB but I didn't because the deal had ended.)

Subtotal without coupons & without tax = $26.36
Subtotal without coupons & with 9.25% tax = $28.49

Here's the coupons I used and how I eliminated full price:

-$5 off a $25 purchase I received in my e-mail from CVS
-$5.98 Extra Care Bucks
-$2.00 Extra Care Bucks
-$1.79 off 1 Mentos Gum for Buy 1 Get 1 Free Deal
-$1.79 off 1 Mentos Gum for Buy 1 Get 1 Free Deal
-$1.59 off 20 oz. Diet Coke from mycokerewards.com
-$1 off 1 Mentos Gum from the 10/3/10 Smart Source coupon insert
-$1 off 1 Mentos Gum from the 10/3/10 Smart Source coupon insert
-$1 off 1 Mentos Gum from the 10/3/10 Smart Source coupon insert
-$1 off 1 Mentos Gum from the 10/3/10 Smart Source coupon insert
-$2 off AZO coupon
-$2 off Neutrogena coupon

Total after coupons & tax: $1.60

$28.49 total before coupons - $1.60 total after coupons & tax = $26.89 in savings!

As I mentioned earlier I received $7.49 ECB from the Neutrogena Triple Moisture Split End Mender and $5.00 ECB from the AZO wipes for a total of $12.49 ECB from this transaction. I was able to turn turn $7.98 in ECB into $12.49 ECB which is a $4.51 gain.

I'm planning to use the $5.00 ECB I earned from this transaction, $6 ECB I already have, and a $2 off manufacturers coupon on buying Bio Oil so I can get it for either free or almost free (like $1 or $2 out of pocket).

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