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CVS: Deals for the week of June 22-28, 2008/Share Your Scenarios

At first I thought that the deals at CVS looked really lean this week, but there are actually some money-makers to be had, so in the absence of many $/$$, that is a good thing. Here are the best deals I see so far (As always, let me know if you find any mistakes or if I missed anything worth mentioning!):

******ECB DEALS******

As always, remember that if you’ve not updated your email address here, you can do that and print out a $4/$20 CVS coupon.

Buy 1 Colgate Total at $2.99, Get $2 ECBs (Limit 5)
Use $1.50/1 coupons here or from the May issue of All You (there are also $1/1 coupons here)
Free plus overage after coupon and ECB

Buy 4 SoyJoy Bars at $1 each, Get $4 ECBs (Limit 5)
There is a printable $1/4 coupon here (I’ve heard it may have maxed out already, though, so if you get an error message consider sending an email to SOYJOY requesting that they reset the coupon) and there are also Buy 2, Get 1 coupons from recent inserts.
Free plus overage after coupon and ECBs

Buy $20 Worth of Charmin/Bounty/Duracell, Get $10 ECBs (Limit 1)
This is the same deal which has run for a few weeks but it is likely reset so if you’ve done it in the last few weeks, you should still be able to do it again.


Buy 4 Bounty Paper Towel packs at $5.49

Use $4/$20 (if you have one)

Use 4 $1/1 coupons (from 06/01 P&G insert)

Spend $13.96

Earn $10 ECBs

Buy 1 Aussie Shampoo or Conditioner at $2.99, Get $2 ECBs (Limit 1)
$0.99 after ECBs

******NON-ECB DEALS*******

Sobe Life Water is on sale B1G1.
Print B1G1 coupons here and you can buy two and get both free by combining the store B1G1 sale with the B1G1 coupon!

Kellogg’s SmartStart cereal is on sale B1G1.
Use the $3/2 coupons which were available online recently (are they still available anywhere? I can’t seem to find any.) and get two boxes for $0.50-$0.65/box

Glade is on sale for $0.99. Use $1/1 coupons from June Parents magazine to get it free!

Nature’s Bounty is on sale B1G1. Buy two products which are $4 or less. Use 2 $2/1 coupons here and get them both free!

And I mentioned this a few weeks ago, but don’t forget about the $2/1 CVS skincare product coupon here (print at 50%). There
are a number of small skincare products this could be used on such as
the Essence of Beauty sponges and loofahs, hand sanitizers, soaps,
lotions, and more. It will be up to your individual store as to what
constitutes a "skincare" product. Here’s one small money-maker deal
idea using this coupon, let us know what others you find:

*Small Money-Maker Deal Idea*
Buy 1 CVS men’s after shave at $2.59
Use this $2/1 CVS skincare coupon
Spend $0.59 out of pocket plus tax
Get $1 ECB back!

See the ad scans for this week here, courtesy of SlickDeals. See all the deals and coupon match-ups here.

*****JUNE ECB DEALS*****

Buy 1 Listerine Smart Rinse (250 ml) at $3.49, Get $3.49 ECBs (Limit 4)
Use $1/1 coupon here
Free plus overage after coupon and ECBs
(There are reports of some stores having tear pads with a full rebate on this product so look for those!)

Buy 1 Brut Deodorant (2.5 oz) at $2.69, Get $3 ECBs (Limit 5)
Use $1/1 coupon from 04/06 insert
Free plus overage after ECBs

Buy 1 Oral B CrossAction Manual Toothbrush (2 pk) at $6.99, Get $6.99 ECBs (Limit 2)
Free after ECBs

Buy 1 CVS Pharmacy Sheer or Plastic Bandages (40 ct) at $1.99, Get $1.99 ECBs (Limit 3)
Free after ECBs

Buy 1 Huggies Lotion or Wash (15 oz) at $3.49, Get $2 ECBs (Limit 5)
Use $1/1 coupons from 05/18 insert
$0.49 each after coupons

Buy 1 CVS Cotton Swabs (500 Count) at $3.19, Get $2 ECBs back (Limit 5)

See all monthly deals with coupon match-ups here.


New to CVS-ing? Don’t try to make heads or tails of this post because it probably won’t make a lot of sense to you. Instead, go here where I explain the CVS program in full detail. Want to join in the fun and incredible savings? Then go here where I share more about how to make it work for you. After that, go here where my friend FishMama maps out a simple plan for beginning CVS-ers to maximize on the ECB deals this month.


Share Your Scenarios!

your shopping trip planned or did you come up with a great deal
scenario/idea? Just post about it on your blog and leave your link
below. Please include full details on coupons you are using, etc. so
that those who are just beginning to get the hang of CVS can especially
benefit from seeing things broken down for them like this. If you don’t
have a blog, feel free to share your scenarios in the comment section.

Note: So as not to confuse the newbies, please only post deal scenarios/deals which are applicable at CVS this week. Thanks so much!

Walgreens: Deals for the week of June 22-28, 2008

Here are the best deals I see so far (let me know if you see any mistakes):


Aluminum foil – $2 for $1 with in-ad coupon

Edge Shaving Gel – $1.99 with in-ad coupon
Use $1/1 coupon here
Stack with $1/1 June EasySaver coupon
Free after coupons!

Revlon Face and Color Cosmetics are B1G1
Buy 2 Revlon ColorStay 12-Hour Eye Shadow at $6.99
Use 2 $3/1 Revlon coupon from 06/01 SmartSource insert
$0.49 each after coupons!


Buy 3 General Mills Cereals (3 for $7), Get $2 Register Reward
Use 3 $1/1 Fiber One coupons here or $1/1 Honey Nut Cheerios coupons here
$0.66/box after coupons

From Bethany:

The following deals are part of a single RR deal: buy a combined total of $15 (before coupons), get $5 RR.

Ragu pasta sauce: 3/$5; use coupon from 5/18 insert (varies from .25/1 to 1.00/3). Total cost: will vary, but should be around .86 each

Lipton boxed tea: 3/$5; use coupon from 5/18 insert (varies from .50/1 to 1.00/2). Total cost: will vary, but should be around .61 each


From Lisa:

has a great opportunity for you to make a little money this month.
Theragran-M vitamins are on sale this month for 4.99! Also, Walgreen’s
is making this free with their Free After Rebate program for the month
of June.

Here is the best part, Walgreen’s pharmacy has
available a tri-fold flier full of coupons that are valid until December
2008. In this flier is a coupon good for $4.00/1
Theragran-M vitamins. When you use this coupon and then submit your
monthly rebates you will make $4.00 on the deal.

Buy 1 Multi-Betic Multi-Vitamins (60 pack) at $9.99, Get $9.99 rebate
Use $2/1 coupon from this Diabetic Products site
Free plus overage after coupon and rebate!

Buy 1 Ecotrin Low-Strength Tablets (45 pack) at $2, Get $2 rebate
Use $1/1 coupon from 05/11 insert

Free plus overage after coupon and rebate!

Buy 1 Walgreens Gluco-Shot (2 oz) at $1.99, Get $1.99 rebate
Free after rebate

Buy 1 Walgreens Calcium Creamies (75 pack) at $5.99, Get $5.99 rebate
Free after rebate

Buy 1 Walgreens Water Filtration Replacement Cartridge at $6.99, Get $6.99 rebate
Free after rebate up to $6.99

Also, Braundi wrote:

Here is a link
to a $2 off coupon for Unifiber.  There is a $5 rebate in the EasySaver
catalog.  This will make it $7 off.  If Unifiber goes on sale, it could
be less than $6.99 after coupon and rebate.

New to shopping at Walgreens? Start here.

What deals did you see this week? What are you buying this week?

Super Savings Saturday: Our marathon shopping trip from last Friday/Saturday

I mentioned our marathon shopping trip last week, but didn’t get a chance to show you pictures. Before I show you pictures, though, I need to tell you that our van has been undergoing repairs recently, so I’d been without a vehicle for a number of days and the girls and I were feeling quite a bit of cabin fever.

What’s the perfect solution to cabin fever? Go grocery shopping! We don’t usually go to more than 3-4 stores per week but Friday night and Saturday, we were on a roll so we just went and went and went. And we had a blast! Well, at least we did until Kaitlynn starting throwing up–which quickly signified the end of our shopping spree!

Here’s what we got:

Since I just switched to shopping for two weeks at a time and was
actually a week ahead, I went ahead and used up almost all of my
allotted $80 to spend. There were such great deals and we were
motivated buyers, so I figured I might as well stock up while I had the


1 box Fiber One Cereal – $3.00
2 bags Gold Emblem candy –

$0.88 each
2 Listerine SmartRinse – $3.49 each
1 Brut deodorant – $2.89
3 CVS cotton swabs – $3.19 each
Used $3/$15 CVS coupon
Used $3/$10 CVS coupon
Used $1/1 Fiber One coupon
Use $1/2 Gold Emblem coupons
Used $9 and $6.99 ECBs
Spent $0.21 out of pocket
Earned $6, $3, and $6.98 ECBs


3 bottles Juicy Juice – on sale $1.97, used $1/1 coupons
3 bags Chex Mix – on sale for $1.50, used $1/1 coupons
2 bags Texas Toast croutons – $1.65, used $1/1 coupons
2 boxes microwave popcorn, on closeout for $0.39 each
2 cans tuna, on sale for $0.58
1 container Farmland All Natural shaved turkey – on sale for $2.79, used $1/1 coupon
2 lbs fresh green beans – on sale for $0.99/lb 
8 ears of fresh corn – on sale 4 for $1
Bags of frozen peaches, raspberries, and blackberries – on sale for $1.77 each
1 bag frozen blueberries – on sale for $2.49
1/2 gallon organic whole milk from a local farm – $3.19
1 package English muffins – $0.85
Yoplait kids drinkable yogurt (6-pk) – on sale for $2.48, used $1/1 coupon
YoPlus yogurt (4-pk) – on sale for $2.17, used $1/1 coupon
Total: $35.48 (saved $29.06 with store sales and coupons)


2 boxes Kashi cereal – $2.78, used $2/1 coupon
1 box Kashi Vive cereal – $3.46, used FREE coupon
1 Kotex small pack – $1, used $1/1 coupon
1 box LiveActive cereal – $2.98, used $3/1 coupon
Edge shaving gel – $1.50, used $1/1 coupon
V8 Fusion – $2.98, used $2/1 coupon
5 cans Muir Glen tomatoes – $1.18 each, used 5 $1/1 coupons
Total after coupons: $5.71


2 bags Corazonas chips – used 2 FREE coupons
1 Deli Creations – on sale for $2, used $1/1 coupon
1 cottage cheese (16 oz) – on sale for $1.38
3 lbs Braeburn apples – on sale for $0.99/lb
Total after coupons: $6.10


1 box Cheerios – $3
2 Gold Emblem candies at $0.88 each
1 Oral B toothbrush – $6.99
3 Huggies Bath and Body – $3.49
Used $3/15
Used $1/2 Gold Emblem
Used 3 $1/1 Huggies coupons
Used $3, $6, and $6.50 ECB–had them adjust this down
$0.01 out of pocket
Earned $6.99 and $6 ECBs


5 boxes Honey Nut Cheerios – $3 each
1 Oral B Toothbrush – $6.99
2 Gold Emblem candies – $0.88 each
Used $3/15
Used 2 $1/1 Cheerios coupons
Used 3 $0.60/1 Cheerios coupons
Used $1/2 Gold Emblem coupon
Used $3, $6 and $6.99 ECBs
Spent $3.47 out of pocket
Earned $10 and $6.99 ECBs


4 boxes of SmartStart cereal (our very favorite cereal!) on sale 4 for $10
Used 2 $3/2 coupons
Paid $4.75 out of pocket after coupons and sales (Saved $10.56)



Oil – $2.79
2 cans refried beans – $0.59 each
Cantaloupe – $0.99
Baby carrots – $0.99
Noodles – $0.99
Tortillas – $0.99
Corn chips – $0.99
2 bunches bananas – $2.96 total
3 blocks (8 oz.) cheese – $1.89 each
Lettuce – $0.99
Animal crackers – $1.19
Total: $21.21



6 Gold Emblem candies – $0.88 each
3 CVS Aftershave – $2.59 each
1 CVS sharing lotion – $2.99
1 Brut Deodorant – $2.89
Used $3/$15 coupon
Used $10.00 ECB
Used $5.93 ECB– had them adjust it down
Spent $0.00 out of pocket
Earned $4 ECB, $3 ECB, and $5 ECB

GRAND TOTAL: $76.94–under budget and we got LOTS of food and household products for that! Yay!

Stay tuned for Monday’s post on the complete menu of what we’re eating with these groceries.


How’d you do this week? Post about the deals and
bargains you were able to snag this week on your blog (with pictures,
if possible!) and then come back here and leave your link below.

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