CVS Shopping Trip 3/4 (Steve) – Paid NOTHING (except sales tax) for $14.92 of Merchandise (100% Savings!)

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cvs-030416I knew better than to shop late this week! There were so many good deals this week at CVS and I left nearly empty handed. My store quit carrying the $4.99 2-packs of Oral-B Indicator Toothbrushes, so I didn’t get the freebie I wrote about here. My store was out of Beneful Dog Food that matched the BOGO coupon available earlier in the week (but I’m not surprised.) Also, I was going to do this awesome Vicks/Dayquil/Sinex FREEBIE deal (three free full-size products), but my store was out of the Sinex needed to do the deal.

Even better…although signed at my store, the CVS Cocoa Butter Lotion did not automatically produce the Extra Bucks for that deal, so it had to be force-printed by the cashier.

And…my store quit carrying Reese’s Puffs, so I didn’t get my $0.99 box of them!

Oh well…it’s my fault. I know better than to shop on Friday. Here’s what I bought, along with the coupons used:

TRANSACTION #1 – MY CARD
THREE STRIDE SOUR PATCH GUM, on sale 3/$3 (reg. price $1.49)
Get $3 Extra Bucks when you buy three Stride/Sour Patch Gum (limit 1)
No coupons used
Price at Register: $3, but received $3 Extra Bucks
NET PRICE FOR ALL: FREE!

TWO CVS COCOA BUTTER LOTION 10 OZ, regular price 2/$5 ($2.99 when you only buy one)
Get $5 Extra Bucks for buying two select CVS Lotion (limit 1)
No coupons used
Price at Register: $5, but received $5 Extra Bucks
NET PRICE FOR ALL: FREE!

TRANSACTION #2 – STEPHANIE’S CARD
THREE STRIDE SOUR PATCH GUM, on sale 3/$3 (reg. price $1.49)
Get $3 Extra Bucks when you buy three Stride/Sour Patch Gum (limit 1)
No coupons used
Price at Register: $3, but received $3 Extra Bucks
NET PRICE FOR ALL: FREE!

Total Retail Value of All Merchandise: $14.92
Net Price Paid for Everything: $0
Savings Rate (excluding tax): 100%

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Comments

  1. musikalgal says:

    If you go late, you have to go after the truck gets there. Saturday AM it is for me!

  2. I ask for rainchecks of the sales and when restocked in a couple days….buy with my coupons….😊

  3. My store has never carried those toothbrush packs for those deals. I rarely can do the full trips you all do.

  4. My store’s cash register did not give me the $5 ECB on the two 10 ounce lotions. However, because there was a sign there, I told the cashier to check and then she hand printed the rebate for me. She was annoyed, however, and kept on insisting that it didn’t cover that size.
    I will skip her next time and ask for my favorite one who loves how I save!

  5. Great tip on the CVS free lotion, no prob with my CVS printing the $5 ECB.

    I had managed to print a lot of $2 off Colgate coupons and although ‘limit reached” for a couple of weeks, I still had 4 left. I used today to buy 4 toothpastes total price $19.96, but qualifies for 10 ECB for spending $20 on select Colgate. So $.49/tube, except I also used a $4 off $20 coupon, netting $.51 per. I got the “free” CVS lotion for 5 ECB and picked up 2 other CVS brand lotions for $5.99 ea., and used a $4 off $15 lotion from coupon kiosk (I really don’t need all that lotion, keeping 1, donating 3, so I suppose there might even be a tax benefit lol), Avg $1 ea. I used $10 ECB from prior purchases. Spent $11.45 out of pocket and got 15 in ECB, which are unspent. That was my third purchase of day, first was to use the $2/10 Health Care purchase CVS coupon (no ECB used/received), and my son needed wart removal stuff, buy 1 get one 50% off, so I saved $18.60 – 11.93=6.65. 2nd was for 2 Bounty $9.99 paper towels to trigger the 5 ECB/$20 spent on P&G (also used a $1 and a $.25 mfr coupon); net $18.73 before 5 ECB, used rain check for 3 Post Great Grains $1.99 (normally $5.49) with expiring CVS kiosk coupon $1 off 3 cereals (net $1.66/box–wish I still had some of those $.75 mfr coupons left), 3x Hershey’s York PP/$9 with kiosk $3 coupon, mfr $2 coupon (net $4), and then applied a $6.00 off $30 CVS coupon to entire purchase.

    Total shopping spree: $54.58 (before 10 ECB applied), saved $89.69, with 20 (and soon, 25) ECB earned (I was $1 short of a 5 ECB for household spend $20, store was out of $.99 Dawn), 20 ECB still unspent. After I get Dawn, $55.72 (.25 coupon) spent, $90.22 saved, and 25 ECB earned. $146 of stuff for about $30 net, ~80% off.

  6. I do have a question. Purina Beneful 3.5 lb on sale as a BOGO at my local CVS (not in ad). Raincheck for it….I also have a coupon that is a BOGO. Am I out of pocket anything? Is it like free for 2? (Theoretically I am getting 100% off the second one, and applying coupon for 100% off the one I paid for?) Or do I pay for one and get 2 free? (Theoretically, I have to actually purchase one, have a free one and applying BOGO coupon to that purchase gives me another free one to the one I purchased).

    • Steve Pinski says:

      The coupon has a max value of $6.55 and they are probably $7.29 at your store, so you will likely pay $0.74 total for each pair.

      • You were right, I think I paid around $1.30-40 for all incl. tax, so I round up to .10/lb, can’t complain about that deal! And I still have my rain check and 1 coupon!