Gretchen’s CVS Shopping Trip: $20.33 worth of product for just $1.53 out of pocket

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CVS Shopping Trip

2 Nivea Shaving Gel – $3.99 each (Buy 2 – Get $5 ECBs)
Used $3/2 printable

1 CVS Men’s 5 Blade Razor – $6.99 (Buy 1 – Get $4 ECBs)
Used $3/1 printable

1 Crest Toothpaste – $2.99 (Buy 1 – Get $2 ECBs)
Used $0.50/1 coupon from the 10/27 P&G insert

Used $11 ECBs from previous shopping trips

Total before ECBs, sales and coupons: $20.33

Total with tax ($1.07) after ECBs, sales and coupons: $1.53, plus received $11 ECBs back

If you do not have any ECBs but want to copy the ECB deals in this shopping trip, you can break it into 3 transactions and spend a lot less out of pocket. Here’s an example of how it would work:

Transaction #1

Buy 1 Crest Toothpaste – $2.99
Use $0.50/1 coupon from the 10/27 P&G insert
Pay $2.49 plus tax out of pocket, Get $2 ECBs back

Transaction #2

Buy 1 CVS Men’s 5 Blade Razor – $6.99
Use $3/1 printable
And use $2 ECBs from transaction #1
Pay $1.99 plus tax out of pocket, Get $4 ECBs back

Transaction #3

Buy 2 Nivea Shaving Gel – $3.99 each
Use $3/2 printable
And use $4 ECBs from Transaction #2
Pay $0.98 out of pocket, Get $5 ECBs back

So you would pay $5.46 plus tax out of pocket and have $5 ECBs to use next time.

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Comments

  1. Randi says

    Hey thanks so much for this. Wanted to let you know also that CVS mentioned that a lot aof their stores are having trouble with the Nivea coupons. They scanned one of mine and it said it was over 900 days expired. But they over rode it and it was fine. Just wanted to give heads up.

  2. Tamah Collier says

    Does your CVS let you do multiple transactions even if someone is behind you? Or are you familiar to the cashiers and they let you do multiple transactions? Also, do they let you use ECB’s you’ve just earned on the next transaction?

    Thanks!