Wednesday, April 2, 2008

CVS Deals of the Week and Walgreens Frustrations

OK. Last night I hit CVS. I really worked the deals this week. Here it goes...

First Transaction
1 32 oz Heinz Vinegar @ 1.99
2 Glucerna multi pack Shakes @ 10.49 each
Total before coupons - 22.97
Used 2 coupons for $10/1 on the Glucerna (!)
Used one ECB for $3 from last trip
Paid $1.40 Out of Pocket (oop)
Got back $5 in ECB AND my quarterly ECB printed for $11.50

Second Transaction
1 12 pack of Barqs Rootbeer Reg 4.69 on sale for 3.50
2 Lady Speed Stick 24/7 Deodorants Reg 3.29 each on sale for 2/$5
1 11 oz Palmolive Dish Soap Reg 1.59 on sale for .99
1 Fantastik Spray 32 oz Reg 3.79 on sale for 2.99
3 Scrubbing Bubbles 16 oz Reg 3.19 Each on sale for 2.99 each
1 Shout 22 oz Reg 3.39 on sale for 2.99
2 Softsoap Spa Radiance Body Wash @ 4.99 each
3 small Gift Bags (Essence of Beauty Product) @ 1.49 each
1 Garnier Fructiss Smoothing Milk @ 4.39
1 Garnier Nutrisse Towellete @ 5.99
1 Garnier Hair Dye @ 7.29

I used 1 of the $10/50 coupons I had. I then used a CVS coupon for $2 off of any hair dye purchase. I had coupons for many of the other products and had ECBs from last week and from the previous transaction. I saved a total of 60.22 on this transaction with sales, coupons and ECBs.

I paid oop $2.49 for this transaction.
And I got back $27.98 in ECBs for next time!

So overall on this trip I got $85.68 in products and only spent $3.89 oop!! Pretty darn good!

I don't need anything else for a while as far as toiletries go. I will make a trip next week as I have a 4/20 coupon that expires on 4/13/08. I will work the deals again and hopefully do just as well!

I went to Walgreen's this morning to get my free ink refill but my local store does not do the refills! Darn it. Now I will either have to drive to the other Walgreen's or not get the deal....


Bina said...

Okay, can I hire you? Even the money I pay you would save me BIG bucks with the way you shop! Dang girl. You just amaze the heck out of me!

Bina said...

BTW, where do you get your coupons? I look in our Sunday paper and sometimes, there aren't ANY in there that I can use, then other times, there are a bunch I can use. Again, you amaze me. $60 a week on groceries? My two kids and two step-kids would think I'm abusing them! LOL

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Marianne Thomas said...

Walgreens often frustrates me, too. Still worth the effort!

Good job! Thanks for sharing!

Jessica said...

I am still a little jealous of CVS. I'm still having fun at Walgreen's but it is taking some learning.

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Believe me, enjoying someone else's wiener from a distance is the best way (that sounds dirty doesn't it?) :)


Candace said...

Awesome job!
Hard work pays off!

Denise Sawyer said...

Great Job!
I am SOO impressed! You really are a CVS Superstar!!! :)

You can get a lot of coupons that you can use at CVS online - be sure to check out my site for CVS scenarios and links to coupons on Sunday night!

I agree with Marianne - Walgreen's frustrates me too! Even though you get rebated I have a hard time letting go of the green up front! :)
I like CVS much better!

Keep up the good work and be sure to post your "star success" at my site next week!
The "Cent"sible Sawyer

Anonymous said...

Actually Walgreens is starting to try and take whats best at cvs and rite aid and make it their own... one the online rebate submission... and not next week but the one that starts on mother day there will be a bodywash free after register rewards (limit one per customer) but you didnt hear it from me (good time to buy em one at a time and use the RR for the free after rebate items...