Monday, January 10, 2011

Weekend of Eliminating Full Price - Spent $12.80 on items worth $77.01

On Saturday, I kicked off my weekend of eliminating full price at CVS in Milpitas. I got a coupon for $3.00 of 1 Tums product from the CVS coupon machine. Then I had a manufacturers coupon for $1 off any Tums I found online.

Here's what I got:

1 Tums x $ 3.99 each = $3.99

Total with 9.25% CA tax and without coupons and discounts: $4.36

Coupons used:

-CVS coupon for $3.00 off 1 Tums product which the cashier had to adjust down to $2.99
-Manufacturer's coupon for $1.00 off 1 Tum product

Total with 9.25% CA tax and with coupons and discounts: $0.37

$4.36 pre-coupon discount - $0.37 post coupon discount = $3.99 full price eliminated!

Then I earned a $1.00 Extra Care Buck for buying the Tums.

After shopping in CVS Milpitas, I went to CVS in San Jose.

Here's what I got:

1 pack of Atkins Vanilla shakes x $9.49 each = $9.49
1 pack of Atkins Vanilla shakes x $9.49 each = $9.49
1 box of South Beach bars x $3.99 each = $3.99
1 pack Revlon emery boards x $3.29 each = $3.29
1 Covergirl powder for my mom x $8.39 each = $8.39

Total with 9.25% CA tax and without coupons and without discounts: $35.73 Coupons I used:

-$5.00 off a $25 or more purchase
-$9.49 off 1 pack of Atkins shakes
-$5.00 Extra Care Bucks
-$3.00 Extra Care Bucks
-$1.00 Extra Care Buck
-$3.00 off any 1 Revlon tool
-$2.00 off any 1 box of South Beach Bars
-$1.50 off 2 packs of Atkins shakes

Total with 9.25% CA tax and with coupons and with discounts: $4.26

Then I used the CVS gift card I got from My Points to cover the $4.26.

$35.73 pre-coupon total - $4.26 post-coupon total = $31.74 full price eliminated!

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On Sunday, I went to CVS in San Jose again because my mom wanted me to get soda.

Here's what I got:

6 boxes of Diet Pepsi x $3.33 each = $19.98 + $3.60 bottle deposit fee = $23.58
1 box of Herbashine hair color x $8.29 each = $8.29
1 Dove chocolate bar x $0.89 each = $0.89

Total with 9.25% CA tax and without coupons and without discounts: $35.73 (What a weird coincidence that my pre-coupon/discount total from Saturday night was the same as Sunday night.)

Coupons I used:

-$5.00 off a $30.00 purchase
-$8.29 off 1 box of Herbashine hair color
-$1.00 Extra Care Buck
-$2.50 Extra Care Bucks
-$10 Extra Care Bucks
-$0.50 off 1 Dove chocolate bar

Total with 9.25% CA tax and with coupons and with discounts: $7.68

$35.73 pre-coupon total - $7.68 post-coupon total = $28.05 full price eliminated

Then I earned $10 Extra Care Bucks from getting $20 worth of Pepsi, $1.00 Extra Care Buck for it being my 4th green bag tag scan, and $1.00 Extra Care Buck for the Dove chocolate bar. I was supposed to get a $0.89 Extra Care Buck for the Dove but it didn't print so the cashier had to manually print it for me. The $0.89 automatically rounded up to $1.00.

I earned a total of $12 Extra Care Bucks during this transaction.

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I also went to Walgreens because I tried to see if there were any $1 off 2 12-packs of Pepsi coupons. There weren't any coupons so I didn't want to feel like I wasted my time. I looked through the weekly ad and saw there was a $0.49 coupon for Mentos.

The regular price of Mentos was $1.19 but after the coupon it was only $0.49.

1 Mentos x $1.19 each = $1.19 pre-coupon total

$1.19 - $0.70 coupon = $0.49 post-coupon total

$1.19 pre-coupon - $0.49 post-coupon = $0.70 full price eliminated

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My pre-coupon/discount totals add up to $77.01.
My post-coupon/discount totals add up to $12.80.

$77.01 - $12.80 = $64.21 saved!

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