CVS Trip 12/27/11 – Profit $0.13 on $95.21 Merchandise (100.1% Saved)

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Let me preface by saying that I may screw up the last transaction by a few pennies.We misplaced one of our receipts, so I’m going off of memory on a few details. If I make a mistake it won’t be by much.

We actually bought a few things without coupons today. We both had $5 off $25 coupons, and I had a $5 off $15 Maybelline Cosmetics or Garnier Skin Care coupon that was emailed to me because I am a member of the Beauty Club (funny, because my roommate who uses all the cosmetics we buy isn’t in the club!) Also, I forgot to bring my coupon for $2 off 2 Illy Issimo Coffee products, so I’ll have to get those next time. We would have ended up with a few less items on transaction #4 that didn’t have coupons had I remembered them.

Here are the transactions we did:

TRANSACTION #1 (ME):
ONE THERAFLU WARMING CAPLETS, $4.77 on sale ($6.79 regular price)
Used no coupons or Extra Care Bucks so I could submit for rebate
Price at Register: $4.77, but there’s a $5 mail-in rebate here.
NET COST: $0.23 MONEYMAKER!

TRANSACTION #2 (ME):
ONE THERAFLU SEVERE COLD & COUGH, $4.77 on sale ($6.49 regular price)
ONE ZYRTEC 5 CT., $5.99 on sale ($6.99 regular price)
TWO MAYBELLINE BLUSH, $4.19 on clearance ($8.39 regular price)
ONE MAYBELLINE POWDER, $4.75 on clearance ($9.49 regular price)
ONE MAYBELLINE BRONZER, $4.99 on clearance ($9.99 regular price)
Used $5 off $25 CVS store coupon e-mailed to select cardholders (check your Extra Care account online)
and used one $5 off $15 Maybelline or Garnier Skin Care CVS store coupon e-mailed to Beauty Club (check your e-mail)
and used one $2/1 Theraflu Product, 12/4 SS newspaper insert
and used one $2/1 Any Zyrtec printable manufacturer coupon available here
and used four $2/1 Maybelline New York Face Product, 12/4 RP newspaper insert
Price at Register: $6.88 (plus $1.05 sales tax)
Extra Care Bucks Received: $13.99 total ($5.99 Zyrtec, $3 Theraflu, plus I qualified for $5 in Beauty Club Extra Bucks)
NET COST FOR ALL: $7.11 MONEYMAKER!

TRANSACTION #3 (ROOMMATE):
ONE THERAFLU WARMING CAPLETS, $4.77 on sale ($6.79 regular price)
She used no coupons or Extra Care Bucks so she could submit for rebate
Price at Register: $4.77, but there’s a $5 mail-in rebate here.
NET COST: $0.23 MONEYMAKER!

TRANSACTION #4 (ROOMMATE):
ONE THERAFLU SEVERE COLD & COUGH, $4.77 on sale ($6.49 regular price)
ONE ZYRTEC 5 CT., $5.99 on sale ($6.99 regular price)
THREE CASES OF WATER 24-PK., $2.88 on sale (not sure of regular price)
ONE SCUNCI HAIR CLIP, $3.79 regular price
ONE NYC LIP GLOSS, $1.25 on clearance ($4.99 regular price)
ONE LIMONATA CAN (not pictured), $0.99 regular price
Used $5 off $25 CVS store coupon e-mailed to select cardholders (check your Extra Care account online)
and used one $2/1 Theraflu Product, 12/4 SS newspaper insert
and used one $2/1 Any Zyrtec printable manufacturer coupon available here
Price at Register: $16.43 (plus $0.43 sales tax)
Extra Care Bucks Received: $8.99 total ($5.99 Zyrtec, $3 Theraflu)
NET COST FOR ALL: $7.44

Total value of all merchandise at regular prices: $95.21
Net amount paid after rebates, ECBs, coupons: -$0.13 + $1.48 tax
Percentage saved (excluding tax): 100.1%
Percentage saved (including tax): 98.6%

Hint: I sent my $5 off $25 directly to my card instead of printing the coupon. I printed the $5 off $15 Garnier/Maybelline coupon. The $5 off $15 coupon beeped, but it does not say that you can’t use it with another dollars off coupon. I suspect the $5 off $25 does say that if you print it. My cashier looked at the $5 off $15 and saw that it didn’t say anything against stacking it with another dollars off coupon and manually pushed it through. I recommend that you do the coupons the same way if you get them both…send the $5/$25 to your card and print the other one.

Extreme Couponing Tip: You can usually get two prints of most internet coupons. To find them in the easiest possible way, use our preclipped links that take you right to the coupon. Then come back and click the same link to get your 2nd print. This will save you the time spent searching for the coupon.

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