CVS Shopping Scenario for Beginners 7/15 – 7/21

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There were so many crazy different coupons going around last week that there is no telling what ECBs you guys have ended up with this week. I am going to write this scenario as if the only ECB to start with is the $.67 ECB that everyone probably has and you can just put your others in where needed to help lower the out of pocket expense. If you need help with figuring it out please let us know and we will do our best to help you find a scenario that works for you.

Transaction #1

ONE UNREAL BAR – on sale $.75
TWO ST. IVES 1OZ APRICOT SCRUB – on sale BOGO 50% off $1.49
TWO MILKY WAY BARS – on sale Buy one get one for $.25 – regular price $1.19
Get $.75 ECB when you buy one Unreal Bar
Use two $1/1 St. Ives Apricot Scrub Facebook printable (no size restrictions!) (no longer available)
use one $1/2 Milk Way printable coupon
use one $.67 ECB from last week
Price at register: $.76, but receive $.75 ECB

Transaction #2

– on sale $2.50
TWO PEPSI 2L – on sale $.77
Get $3 ECB when you buy 2 Colgate (limit 2)
use two $1/1 Colgate Product, 4oz SS 7/8
use $.75 ECB from transaction #1
Price at register: $3.79, but receive $3 ECB

Transaction #3

TWO REVLON NAIL POLISH - on sale $4.99
- on sale $.77
Get $5 ECB when you buy $15 worth of Revlon and Pepsi products
use two $1/1 Revlon products SS 6/24
use $3 ECB from Transaction #2
Price at register: $8.83, but receive $5 ECB

Transaction #4 (optional depending on the coupons you have)
Since I don’t know what coupons you have I am providing you with the link back to the matchups.
Check out the Coppertone and Nature Made Deals in the matchups

Assuming you started out with only the $.67 ECB from last week, you will spend $13.38 out of pocket but have a $5 ECB left for next week, making your net $8.38. This is a little higher out of pocket than I would like to do in a scenario but I am hoping that you guys have great ECBs left from last week. If you need help figuring out a deal please let us know and we will do our best.

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  1. Ann-Marie says:

    St Ives coupon is gone. Their FB page says they removed the link.

    • Thanks Ann-Marie, I put it on the matchups but forgot to put it over here as well. I have fixed it above. I had a feeling that was going to happen that’s why I put it in this transaction so it wouldn’t really change anything but a little bit lower out of pocket if everyone didn’t get the coupon when it was posted a couple of days ago on the website. I missed out on this one myself.

  2. Tonya Dean says:

    I could really use some help. I have 2 – $5 Beauty Rewards and am lost on what would be the best way to use them. They expire on the 19. Could you please help me? Thank you!!!

    • So you need $10 after coupons and you will get a $4 off $20 coupon from the Red Coupon Machine today. I would do the following:

      Nature Made Deal $7.99
      Colgate Deal (Buy four since you can do the deal twice) $10
      Unreal Bar $0.75
      Bumble Bee (buy two) $1.76
      Pepsi Product 2L bottle $0.77
      Use one $4/$20 CVS Coupon from Red Coupon Machine (today-wednesday)
      and use $2/1 Nature Made Vitamins CVS Coupon from Red Coupon Machine last week
      and use $2/1 Nature Made printable manufacturer coupon
      and use four $0.50/1 Colgate coupons (or higher value if you got the higher regional values)
      and use one $1/2 Bumble Bee Recyclebank coupon
      and use both $5 Beauty Club ECBs you have
      Price at Register: $0.27 + tax, but get $4 Nature Made ECB, $6 Colgate ECB, $0.75 Unreal Bar ECB

      Excluding the tax you have a $0.48 moneymaker and you get rid of those expiring RRs.

  3. Can I combine cvs’s b1g1 arm and hammer detergent sale with the .75 off 2 arm and hammer coupon from today’s paper?

    • Yes and if you’re really, really lucky maybe you’ll find a try me free peelie. I doubt that they are still around, but look for a little pink sticker.