CVS 5/23-24 (Wayland) – $4.78 PROFIT!!! on $63.42 Worth of Merchandise (107.5% Saved)

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CVS 5-25-16So, I was feeling a little lazy on Sunday, so I put off my CVS trip to Monday night instead.  And when I couldn’t get everything I wanted Monday night, I finished it up on Tuesday.  It still came out pretty sweet though!

Just an FYI, I include my Beauty Club Extra Bucks on transactions I redeem them, (like transaction #3) because I never think to count them on transactions that I earn them on.  And as long as I don’t count them twice, it all comes out in the wash, as they say.

Transaction #1:

So for this transaction I had set it up so that the A&W would absorb the overage from the Revlon.  I didn’t notice until I got home that the BOGO50% didn’t apply.

FOUR REVLON COLORSTAY EYE SHADOW, regular price $3.19
Buy one get one 50% off (Deducted nothing for some reason. 🙁 )
Used (3) $3.00/1 Revlon Eye Cosmetic Product – 5-15-16 SS (exp 05/29/16)
Used (1) $1.50/$4 Cosmetics CVS Coupon from the Red Coupon Machine
Net Price: $2.26 or $0.57 each

TWO A&W ROOT BEER 2L, on sale $0.99, regular price $2.27
Used (1) $0.30/1 7UP/A&W/Sunkist CVS Coupon from the Red Coupon Machine
Net Price: $1.68 or $0.84 each

Transaction #1 Total: $3.94

Transaction #2:

Another transaction that didn’t go as planned, it appears the stores around here have upped the price on the L’Oreal.  And there was not a 500ML in Scope available.  Still not too shabby. 🙂

TWO SCOPE 1L, regular price price $4.79
Get $4 in Extra Bucks when you buy one Select Scope, limit 2
Used (2) $0.75/1 Scope Mouthwash printable coupon (preclipped)
Used (1) 20% Off CVS Email Coupon (Deducted $1.92)
Price at Register: $6.16, but got $8 in Extra Bucks
Net Price: $1.84 MONEYMAKER!!!

TWO L’OREAL ADVANCED HAIRCARE SHAMPOO, regular price $4.79
Get $4 in Extra Bucks when you buy two Select L’Oreal Advanced Hair Care, limit 1
Used (1) $4.00/2 L’Oreal Advanced Haircare Shampoo or Conditioner Products – 5-15-16 RP; Excludes 1.7 and 3 oz Trial Size (exp 05/28/16)
Used (1) 20% Off CVS Email Coupon (Deducted $1.92)
Price at Register: $3.66, but got $4 in Extra Bucks
Net Price: $0.34 MONEYMAKER!!!

Transaction #2 Total: $2.18 MONEYMAKER!!!

Transaction #3:

So none of the stores I went to on Monday had any of the Venus razors I was looking for, so I went to a different one on the way home from work to do this last transaction.

TWO GILLETTE VENUS RAZORS 1 CT, regular price $8.99
Get $6 in Extra Bucks for buying two Gillette or Venus Razors, limit 1
Used (2) $3.00/1 Venus Razor – 5-1-16 PG; Excludes Trial and Travel Size; Limit of 4 Identical Coupons Per Household Per Day (exp 05/28/16)
Used (1) $3/2 Gillette or Venus Razors CVS App Only Coupon
Used (1) $3/$12 Schick razor cartridges, or any other razors CVS Coupon from the Red Coupon Machine
Price at Register: $5.98, but got $6 in Extra Bucks
Net Price: $0.02 MONEYMAKER!!!

TWO COLGATE DAILY REPAIR TOOTHPASTE 5.8 OZ, on sale $3.49, regular price $4.49
Get $2.50 in Extra Bucks for buying select Colgate Toothpaste, limit 2
Used (2) $0.75/1 Colgate Daily Repair Toothpaste printable manufacturer’s coupons
Used (1) $2/2 Colgate Total toothpaste, or any other toothpaste CVS Coupon from the Red Coupon Machine
Price at Register: $3.48, but got $5 in Extra Bucks
Net Price: $1.52 MONEYMAKER!!!

Used (1) $5 Beauty Club Extra Bucks
Net Price: $5 MONEYMAKER!!!

Transaction #3 Total: $6.54 MONEYMAKER!!!

Total Retail Value of All Merchandise: $63.42
Net Price Paid for Everything: $4.78 PROFIT!!!
Savings Rate (excluding tax): 107.5%

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Comments

  1. I just want to you to know there has been a change in the way CVS applies their red machine coupons to our checkouts. I reside in New York, I don’t know if that makes a difference. I noticed last week that my CVS coupons weren’t all being applied, but I was home when I realized it and didn’t want to go back. This week I purchased 2 venus razors which gives me the CVS coupon for $3 off $15.00 spent, and I purchased $22 worth of Revlon which gave me the $3 off $15 makeup. Neither one of CVS’s coupons applied to my order. I had manufacturers coupons for all the products but that shouldn’t make a difference. I brought it to the cashiers attention and she called the manager. I was told by the manager that CVS’s coupons will apply after manufacturers coupons and if the total is lower because of the manufacturers coupons then you will not qualify for CVS’s coupons. The manager gave the a one time courtesy, but it seems to be their new policy.

  2. None of my revlon eyeshadows came up b1g1 1/2 off and had to be put in manually. I bought 8 of them. Then the last two $3 man coupons would not go through and the manager said “they;re not gonna give you $3 for a $1.65 item!” I was hoping the overage would help with the venus razor deal. I don’t know if it is just the registers in my area, or that cashiers just override the beeps and enter these manually. Can any of you answer this question for me? Just would like to know so I am not blindsided the next time. I got so flustered that I paid with cash instead of an ECB because I wasnt planning on an OOP except for tax! Oh well, learn and move on, right? LOL. Once again, thanks for all you do; I always check your site first each day! Love the fantastic scenarios you all come up with. I am not that bright-haha!

    • Steve Pinski says:

      The rule they are supposed to follow is to reduce the value of the manufacturer’s coupon to make the item free. (Your store coupons then come off the total purchase and give you possible overage – if you have any that match your items.)

      For example, if your eye shadows are BOGO 50% OFF $3.29 (first one $3.29 and second one $1.64), your total for both items is $4.93. First coupon for $3 scans fine, but the second coupon should be entered as $1.93 once the register beeps.

      You might think…but wasn’t that second item only $1.64? Why should I get $1.93 off?

      Well, think about this. When an item is on sale BOGO at CVS, do they adjust your second coupon to zero? Nope, they give you the maximum value for the coupon without putting your total for those items combined below $0.

      I hope that clears things up. Now…getting your store to properly enter the coupons is another story 😉