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Gretchen’s CVS Shopping Trip + a Beginner CVS Shopping Scenario

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CVS Shopping Trip

2 Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste – $2.99
Used $1.50/2 coupon from recent mailer (There is also a $0.50/1 coupon from the 9/30 P&G insert.)

3 CVS Flavor Chews – $0.99 each

1 CVS Bandages (60 ct) – $1.67 (I cut my finger this week and we didn’t have any band-aids in our house!)

1 Candy Corn – $0.99

Used $10 ECBs from previous shopping trip

Total before coupons, sales and ECBs: $17.32

Total with tax ($0.83) after coupons, sales and ECBs: $0.94, AND received $2.97 ECBs (for buying 3 Flavor Chews) and $4 ECBs (for buying 2 Crest toothpastes)

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 Pro-Health Toothpaste – $2.99
Use $0.50/1 coupon from the 9/30 P&G insert
Pay $2.49 plus tax out of pocket, Get $2 ECBs

Transaction #2

Buy 1 Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste – $2.99
Use $0.50/1 coupon from the 9/30 P&G insert
And use $2 ECBs from transaction #1
Pay $0.49 plus tax out of pocket, Get $2 ECBs

Transaction #3

Buy 3 CVS Flavor Chews – $0.99 each
Use $2 ECBs from transaction #2
Pay $0.97 out of pocket, Get $2.97 ECBs

So you would pay $3.95 plus tax out of pocket and have $2.97 ECBs to use next time.

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