CVS 9/5 (Steve) – $6.36 PROFIT on $62.19 of Merchandise (110.2% Saved)

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cvs-090515I wasn’t planning on going back to CVS again this week, but a few days ago Stephanie got a 25% off non-sale items CVS store coupon on a post card in the mail. When I looked at how many great deals ring up at regular price but produce Extra Bucks this week, I knew that now was the time to use the coupon.

The 25% off coupon applied to every item in my order since none of the items were on sale. The coupon deducted a grand total of $14.55. Those savings are reflected in the final statistics for this trip and are not listed with the individual items below.  In fact, once you factor in the 25% off coupon, every deal I did was a MONEYMAKER!

Here’s what I bought, along with the coupons used:

Get $5 Extra Bucks for buying two Maybelline Cosmetics (limit 3)
Used four $1/1 Maybelline New York Eye Shadow or Liner printable coupons (preclipped)
Price at Register:$13.16, but received $10 Extra Bucks
NET PRICE FOR ALL: $3.16 (or 79 cents each!)
***MONEYMAKER after 25% off coupon!

Get $5 Extra Bucks for buying Trojan Lubricant 3-5.3 oz (limit 1)
Used one $2/1 Trojan Lubricant printable manufacturer’s coupon
Price at Register: $4.49, but received $5 Extra Bucks
***Even larger MONEYMAKER after 25% off coupon!

TWO SKINTIMATE SHAVE GELS, regular price $3.29
Get $5 Extra Bucks for buying Schick Razor and Schick/Edge/Skintimate Shave Gel (limit 1; printing when you buy two Shave Gels!)
Used one $2/2 Edge, Skintimate or Schick Hydro Shave Gels coupon, 7/26 SS insert
Price at Register: $4.58, but received $5 Extra Bucks
***Even larger MONEYMAKER after 25% off coupon!

THREE VENUS RAZORS 1 CT, regular price $7.49
ONE GILLETTE MACH3 RAZOR, regular price $9.49
Get $10 Extra Bucks when you buy $30 of Gillette or Venus Shaving (limit is at least two)
Used one $4/$24 Razors, Blades or Shave Cream/Gel CVS store coupon, Red Coupon Machine printed for me a while back
and used four $3/1 Gillette or Venus Razor coupons, 8/30 P&G newspaper insert
Price at Register: $15.96, but received $10 Extra Bucks
NET PRICE FOR ALL: $5.96 (or $1.49 each!)
***MONEYMAKER after 25% off coupon!

Total Retail Value of All Merchandise: $62.19
Net Price Paid for Everything: $6.36 PROFIT!
Savings Rate (excluding tax): 110.2%

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  1. I did the Venus spent the $30 and didn’t get the $10 back who can I contact? Thank you!

    • Steve Pinski says:

      If there’s an error it’s best to deal with it at the store. Your store’s manager can manually print an ECB for you if it is advertised. That’s how I’ve always dealt with this situation in the past. I am not sure if there’s a number you can call – or if something like that works with CVS.

  2. I did a deal on dove a few weeks ago and the ECB didn’t print automatically and the cashier said she could not do anything about it! and then i called the customer service and they sent me $5 ECB! but when i go to other cvs store they always give me the ECB’s manually.

  3. Hey Steve,
    Does your CVS deduct the 25% *before* coupons, or after? It can make a large difference on the bottom line.

    My CVS only deducts after all other coupons, including ECB’s, and I was a little perturbed last time I used one of these. She said it was the rule, although I’ve never noticed that before.

    • Steve Pinski says:

      My store scanned the 25% off last and it still deducted properly from all regular priced items AFTER other store coupons, but before manufacturer’s coupons.