CVS (Monica) – $6.26 PROFIT on $144.09 worth of merchandise (104.3% savings)

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As you all know I have had to take a break from shopping since August due to my son’s football schedule, work, and managing my son’s football team that is competing at a National level. With that being said, I will soon be down there with the majority of our readers in Florida (Dec 1 – Dec 7) for my son’s team to play in the AYF National Championship. Since the regular season is over and basketball is barely starting I actually have a little bit of time to spend in the stores. I definitely couldn’t pass up this CVS sale today and I also made it to Walgreens as well. Hopefully, I will get to Publix this evening if I have all the right coupons so stay tuned because I AM BACK!!!!

I did a total of seven transactions today since I started out with no ECBS other than my quarterly reward of $.50. Here is how I chose to do it.

Transaction #1

ONE NIPS – on sale $.88
Get $.88 ECB when you buy one Nips
no coupons used
Net Price: FREE

ONE KRAFT MAC & CHEESE – on sale $.99
Get $.99 ECB when you buy one Kraft Mac & Cheese
no coupons used
Net Price: FREE

ONE STARBUCKS REFRESHERS – on sale $1.50
Get $1.50 ECB when you buy one Starbucks Refreshers
used one $1/1 Starbucks Refreshers tearpad
Net Price: $1.00 MONEYMAKER

ONE CHILDREN’S ADVIL – on sale $2.37
Get $2.37 ECB when you buy one Children’s Advil
used one  $1.50/1 Children’s Advil printable coupons
Net Price: $1.50 MONEYMAKER

ONE CARMEX LIP BALM – on sale $1
Get $1 ECB when you buy one Carmex
no coupons used
Net Price: FREE

ONE SCOOBY DOO FRUIT SNACKS – on sale $2.00
Get $2.00 ECB when you buy one Scooby Doo Fruit Snacks
no coupons used
Net Price: FREE

TWO AIRWICK WARMERS – on sale $.99
Get $.99 ECB when you buy one Air Wick Warmer
use one $2/2 Air Wick product printable (adjusted to $1.98)
Net Price: $.99 MONEYMAKER

ONE CHARMIN BASIC ROLL – on sale $.99
Get $.99 ECB when you buy one Charmin
used one $.25/1 Charmin PG 10/28
Net Price: $.25 MONEYMAKER

ONE GLADE WARMER – on sale $1.25
Get $1.25 ECB when you buy one Glade Warmer
used one $1/1 Glade Plugins scented oil warmer printable
Net Price: $1.00 MONEYMAKER

ONE 3M COMMAND HOOK – on sale $.99
Get $.99 ECB when you buy one 3M Command Hook
used one $1/1 Command Hooks printable (adjusted to $.99)
Net Price: $.99 MONEYMAKER

Total Retail Value of All Merchandise: $20.19
Net Price Paid for Everything: $5.73 PROFIT!!

Transaction #2

ONE POWERADE – on sale $1.00
Get $1.00 ECB when you buy one Powerade
no coupons used
Net Price: FREE

ONE SOUTH BEACH BARS – on sale $4.99
Get $4.99 ECB when you buy one South Beach Bars
no coupons used
Net Price: FREE

ONE SK ENERGY SHOT – on sale $3.99
Get $3.99 ECB when you buy one SK Energy Shot
no coupons used
Net Price: FREE

ONE KLEENEX SLIM PK  – on sale $1
Get $1.00 ECB when you buy one Kleenex Slim Pk
no coupons used
Net Price: FREE

ONE SPARKLE PAPER TOWELS – on sale $1.00
Get $1.00 ECB when you buy one Sparkle
no coupons used
Net Price: FREE

ONE PLAY-DOH – on sale $1.00
Get $1.00 ECB when you buy one Play-Doh
no coupons used
Net Price: FREE

Total Retail Value of All Merchandise: $18.82
Net Price Paid for Everything: $0

Transaction #3

ONE ADVIL 10CT – on sale $2.99
Get $2.99 ECB when you buy one Advil
no coupons used
Net Price: FREE

ONE CEPACOL SENSATIONS – on sale $1.00
Get $1.00 ECB when you buy one Cepacol
no coupons used
Net Price: FREE

ONE YOUTHEORY COLLAGEN – on sale $9.49
Get $9.49 ECB when you buy one Youtheory Collagen
no coupons used
Net Price: FREE

Total Retail Value of All Merchandise: $13.78
Net Price Paid for Everything: $0

Transaction #4

ONE NASAL EASE – on sale $9.99
Get $9.99 ECB when you buy one Nasal Ease
no coupons used
Net Price: FREE

TWO RIGHT GUARD TOTAL DEFENSE – on sale $2.99
Get $2.00 ECB when you one Right Guard (limit 2)
used one  $2/2 Right Guard Total Defense printable
*** UPDATE: There is a $3/2 printable here (pre-clipped.) Use it to turn this deal into a $1.02 MONEYMAKER!
Net Price: $.02 MONEYMAKER

Total Retail Value of All Merchandise: $21.58
Net Price Paid for Everything: $.02 PROFIT

Transaction #5

ONE EASY FEET – on sale $4.99
Get $4.99 ECB when ou buy one Easy Feet
no coupons used
Net Price: FREE

ONE CONTOUR NEXT EZ METER – on sale $10
Get $10 ECB when you buy one Contour Next EZ Meter
no coupons used
Net Price: FREE

Total Retail Value of All Merchandise: $29.98
Net Price Paid for Everything: $0

Transaction #6

ONE PUR ABSORB IRON – on sale $16.99
Get $16.99 ECB when you buy one Pur Absorb Iron
no coupons used
Net Price: FREE

Total Retail Value of All Merchandise: $19.29
Net Price Paid for Everything: $0

Transaction #7

ONE THERMACARE WRAP – on sale $3.49
Get $3.49 ECB when you buy one Thermacare
no coupons used
Net Price: FREE

ONE U by KOTEX LINERS – on sale $1.49
Get $1.00 ECB when you buy U by Kotex
used one $1/1 U by Kotex product home mailer (I received this in with a sample I got a while ago)
Net Price: $.51 MONEYMAKER

ONE COKE 1.25L – on sale $.99
Get $.99 ECB when you buy one Coke 1.25L
no coupons used
Net Price: FREE

ONE HOT WHEELS – on sale $1.00
Get $1.00 ECB when you buy one Hot Wheels
no coupons used
Net Price: FREE

ONE PHILIPS UNIVERSAL REMOTE – on sale $6.99
Get $6.99 ECB when you buy one Philips Remote
no coupons used
Net Price: FREE

Total Retail Value of All Merchandise: $20.45
Net Price Paid for Everything: $.51 PROFIT

Overall Total Retail Value of All Merchandise: $144.09
Overall Net Price Paid for Everything: $6.26 PROFIT!!
Savings Rate (excluding tax): 104.3%

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Comments

  1. Great job! I purchased much of the same. I had 2 $10/$50 store coupons, $12 ECBS, and $10 in CVS Swagbucks gift cards. I did 2 transactions, paid $7 after tax, and have over $50 ECBs remaining. I love the CVS “Black Friday” sales.

  2. you did great!!. i have to thank you. i have been away from the stores for a little over a week but what a great way to get back into it! thanks. my store was out of playdoh and hotwheels of course but i got a few other things and had $10 ecbs. paid .24 out of pocket!! yay. thanks

  3. Is the Charmin Basic Roll considered a trial/travel size? I have a coupon for $1/2, but it excludes trial/travel size, so I’m not sure if I can use it.

    • No where on the package does it state it is trial or travel size. I was able to use a $.25/1 coupon on mine today and it excluded trial size as well. There were no beeps at the cash register.

      • Great, thanks! I hate when a coupon excludes trial/travel size, but the product doesn’t have a clear or defined trial/travel size. Anyway, I’ll at least give it a shot. Thanks again!

  4. Oh, I have a coupon for $1/1 U by Kotex, too. I didn’t notice the ECB deal in the ad, though — is it unadvertised?

    • No, it is towards the back of the ad on the bottom right hand side of the page.

      • Ah. Well, the on-line weekly ad I was looking at didn’t have it, but the store I went to had the deal advertised on the shelves, so it all worked out. Had you not mentioned it, I probably wouldn’t have noticed it, though. So, thanks again for all your help! I had an AWESOME purchase today, and I owe a lot of that to you guys! Can’t wait to see your matchups for Black Friday!

  5. I noticed that your Thermacare product said with no coupon. Here is a link to a $3 off coupon. So you pay 49cents and get back $3.49 in ecb. https://www.thermacare.com/couponsinc-register-form/246

    • I didn’t use any coupons because the $3 coupon excludes trial size and the 1 ct pack that is on sale is a trial size.

  6. I must have got lucky. Our store gave ecb on 2 ct.

  7. The PUR Absorb has a $2 coupon in the box. You could use it on a second card (I have one for my elderly parents).

    • Thanks for the head’s up. I may be able to give this to one of my friends that haven’t been shopping yet.

  8. How much did you pay OOP for the transactions? I’m new to this. For the first transaction do you just pay with your money and use the EB’s on the next purchases?

    • The first transaction was out of pocket. Then I paid for the rest with ECBs until I got to the last transaction. On the last transaction I was short since they didn’t have a couple of things that I was hoping to get. I paid for the last transaction out of pocket as well because I knew I could use the ECBs for the Black Friday sales instead of just adding things to the order so I could use it.

  9. Heads-Up Check your email for $4 ECB when you spend $20 valid through11/25 (check your email dated 11/19/12)

  10. Is the Cepacol Sensation a 4 count or higher?