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Super Savings Saturday: My CVS trips

I stayed out of the grocery stores all week this week as part of my Two-Week Grocery Experiment, but I certainly didn’t completely avoid CVS.

In fact, I did four transactions split up into two trips–one on our way home from an outing last night and one at the CVS down the street.

Here’s what we got:


And our total out of pocket was: $1.48! Yay!

Best of all, I started the week out with about $15 in ECBs and ended the week with around $21. I was thrilled to be able to do so well even if I did somehow miscalculate and buy too many of the Pampers wipes. Oh well, at least it was something we’ll use!


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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  • julie says:

    how many computers are you printing IP coupons from? I see 6 Chex Mix, does that mean you are printing from 3 computers?

  • Britt says:

    So it was my first CVS experience…and I have a lot to learn it seems…but I still saved a bunch and am looking forward to saving even more when (and if) I become a pro like you all 🙂

  • Sonshine says:

    Great job!

    As for miscalculating on the wipes….we are all human and are not perfect by any means! 🙂

    Enjoy your weekend!

  • FishMama says:

    OK. That’s it! Next time we go shopping together!!!

  • david says:

    Thanks for these weekly roundups. With my wife in grad school, we really appreciate all the tips to save on our weekly trip to pick up groceries, they are invaluable.

  • Carrie says:

    The monthly and weekly deals made this a moneymaking week AND a stockup week for me. How nice to make money while socking away laundry detergent, dish soap, bandaids, qtips, and more, as well as sharing with the needy and family members, as well as picking up a few luxury items. I heart CVS!

  • Laura says:

    How did you only spend $1.48 on all that.. my husband and I are amazed!

  • Mindi says:

    I’m not adding my link this week, but can I just say how funny it is that as you click through other people’s CVS trips, it seems that EVERYONE bought the same “Turtle Chex Mix”? I’d never tried before getting it free this week and that stuff is FABULOUS!

  • Jennifer says:

    Can you do the Pampers deal in different transactions (for the spend $20, receive $5 ECBs?). Also, can you use ECBs on the total after tax, or is it before? Last question: On the $3/$15 does it have to be $15 before tax or after? Just trying to plan correctly. I love your blog and send everyone to it! It is the best thing out there!

  • Katy says:

    I’m a CVS Newbie, and I was hoping you wouldn’t mind writing out your transactions for the above picture, to help me know how I could reproduce your savings. Every detail helps! Thank you so much for sharing with all of us, and for helping me see that I truly can “beat the system” and better provide for my family.

  • Marianne says:

    Great trip, Crystal!

    Hope your two-week grocery getting is working out for you. I’ve done the same thing in the past when it got too challenging to drag my toddler(s) and baby to the store with me each week.

    Have a great weekend!

  • amanda says:

    i know you don’t post your cvs preview/scenarios until tomorrow…but i have to mention one i’m excited about based on the coupons in this weeks insert (i get them in our “early edition” paper). photo books are b1g1…then there is a $3 off photo book coupon in the insert! that means you could get two 6×8 photo books for around $6 total! i will be buying some extra papers so i can have 4 coupons…thus making 4 books for around $12…and saving them to be christmas gifts for family! HOORAY!

  • mamabear says:

    I finally got the linking thing to work. Sorry it took 3x’s. Have a nice weekend.

  • shorty says:

    Do you think it would be too much trouble to show us how you did your CVS deal? I just couldn’t get mine to add up to that. Thanks so much for this WONDERFUL site!!!!!!!

  • Tracy D says:

    Posting my deals a little late as I went to CVS late last night. Not too fab but not bad. I had roughly 60% savings this trip.

  • Cassie J. says:

    I’m a newbie but getting excited about coupons! Thanks for your site!

  • Dana says:

    Publix Grocery Store here in GA is giving $5.00 off if you spend at least $35. The cashier told me it was through the end of July. I would verify with the Publix nearest to you if they are offering the same deal.

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