Gretchen’s CVS Shopping Trip: $48.18 worth of products for $5.04 out of pocket


CVS Shopping Trip

Transaction #1

1 CVS Pantiliners  – $0.99 (Buy 1, Get $0.99 ECBs)

2 Gum Toothbrush (2 pk) – $2 each (Buy 1, Get $2 ECBs)

1 Child’s Advil – $2.37 (Buy 1, Get $2.37 ECBs)

1 Glade Plug In Scented Oil Warmer – $1.25 (Buy 1, Get $1.25 ECBs)
Used $1/1 printable

1 Advil (4 ct) – $0.99 (Buy 1, Get $0.99 ECBs)

1 CVS Training Pants (trial pk) – $0.99 (Buy 1, Get $0.99 ECBs)

1 Total Home Laundry Detergent (12 loads) – $1.79 (Buy 1, Get $1.79 ECBs)

Used $11 ECBs from previous shopping trips

Total with tax ($0.89): $1.27, Received $10.38 ECBs

Transaction #2

2 Starbucks Refreshers – $1.50 each (Buy 2, Get $3 ECBs)

1 Hershey’s Chocolate – $0.79 (Buy 1, Get $0.79 ECBs)

1 Kraft Macaroni and Cheese – $0.99 (Buy 1, Get $0.99 ECBs)

1 Sierra Mist – $0.69
Used $1/1 printable (no longer available)

1 Reese’s Pieces – $0.99 (Buy 1, Get $0.99 ECBs)

1 Orbit Gum – $1 (Buy 1, Get $1 ECBs)

1 5 React Gum – $1 (Buy 1, Get $1 ECBs)

1 Visine – $5.49 (Buy 1, Get $1.49 ECBs)
Used $4/1 printable

1 Ricola Cough Drops – $0.99 (Buy 1, Get $0.99 ECBs)

2 Sparkle Paper Towels – $1 each, (Buy 1, Get $1 ECBs)
Used Buy One Get One Free printable

Used $8.38 ECBs from Transaction #1

Total with tax ($1.21): $3.77, Received $11.25 ECBs

Total before coupons, sales and ECBs: $48.18

Total with tax after coupons, sales and ECBs: $5.04

See the full list of Deals at CVS good through November 30, 2013. See the CVS Black Friday ad.

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  1. Jessica says

    Good job Gretchen! I went to CVS for the 4 day sale also. I was starting anew and didn’t have any ECBs. I only had a $2/1 coupon on the children’s Advil (from the pediatrician’s office), the CRT for Colgate, a peelie for Right Guard I found on the product. I had a fairly high out of pocket– BUT, I had needed to get training pants for my son anyway. So I bought all the free after Extracare Bucks items that my family could use, then I did a second transaction and used them all up on the training pants I would have bought anyway. Getting the free deodorant, mac & cheese, Advil, gum, candy, and other items was a nice bonus.

  2. says

    We went on the last day of the sale. To my surprise, everything was still there(we live in a small town!). My husband was happy with the stuff that we got because it was all stuff we like/use. But, he was even more happy that we got candy for free! We don’t eat lots of things with bad ingredients, but every once in a while we get candy and this time it was free! He loved it, and he loved how it didn’t affect our grocery budget at all. Just more ECB for toilet paper when there’s a good sale. Thanks MSM!

  3. Doug says

    I love deals! And especially if they include Gluten Free products.
    Today (Nov 28th) is the last day for this deal from Ralphs.
    We bought 4 Chex cereals (General Mills products) and get a free gallon of milk. And since my daughter was with me, she asked if we could get TruMoo Chocolate milk, which we never buy. But since it was also free ($5 savings) we went for it.
    I also had an e-coupon on my Ralphs Card for an extra $1 off any general mills products. So total out of pocket was $9! and that got me 2 Vanilla Chex, 1 Honey Nut Chex, 1 Cinnamon Chex (all 13.5oz) AND the free Gallon of chocolate milk! LOVE IT. Happy Thanksgiving.