CVS 9/8 (Steve) – Paid $6.92 for $77.16 of Merchandise (including $31+ of Starbucks Coffee) = 91.0% Saved!


cvs-090815I had a great trip to CVS today! I had a few great store coupons from the Red Coupon Machine that really sweetened up a few deals. FYI – My cashier had to manually enter the “sunblock” coupon, because the coupon did not work on sunscreen lip balm automatically.

Here’s what I bought, along with the coupons used:
ONE REESE’S PUFFS CEREAL 13 OZ, on sale $2 (regular price $4.79)
Get $0.50 cashback from SavingStar for buying Reese’s Puffs Cereal
Get $0.20 cashback from Ibotta for buying any Cereal 12 oz or larger (reset for me)
Use one $0.50/1 Reese’s Puffs Cereal printable coupon (preclipped)
Price at Register: $1.50, but get $0.50 cashback from SavingStar and $0.20 cashback from Ibotta
NET PRICE: $0.80

ONE TENA INSTADRY PADS 12 CT, on sale $3.99 (regular price $6.99)
Get $2 Extra Bucks for buying SELECT Tena Products (limit 1)
Used one $1/1 Tampons, Pads or Liners CVS store coupon, Red Coupon Machine for me two weeks ago
and used one $2/1 Tena Product at CVS printable manufacturer’s coupon (no longer available)
Price at Register: $0.99, but received $2 Extra Bucks

THREE STARBUCKS COFFEE 12 OZ BAGS, on sale $6.99 (regular price $10.49)
Get $5 Extra Bucks for buying $20 of select Starbucks products (limit 1)
Get $5 Starbucks eGift Card for buying three SELECT Starbucks products
Used one $2/1 Starbucks Bagged Coffee or K-Cups printable manufacturer’s coupon (this one does not print with any mention of a Single Origin requirement!) – limit 1 per person
and used one $2/2 Starbucks Bagged Coffee printable manufacturer’s coupon (no longer available)
Price at Register: $16.97, but received $5 Extra Bucks and submitting for $5 Starbucks eGift Card
NET PRICE FOR ALL: $6.97 (or $2.32 each!)

TWO SALONPAS CAPSICUM PATCH 1 CT, regular price $2.49
Get $5 Extra Bucks when you buy two External Pain Relief (limit 1)
No coupons used
Price at Register: $4.98, but received $5 Extra Bucks

ONE CVS MINT SUNSCREEN LIP BALM 0.14 OZ, regular price $1.99
Used one $2/1 ANY Sunblock Product *excluding 2 oz* CVS store coupon, Red Coupon Machine for me two weeks ago (this had to be entered manually)

FOUR COLGATE TOTAL TOOTHPASTE, on sale BOGO 50% OFF $3.99 ($11.96 for all four)
TWO COLGATE 360 ENAMEL HEALTH TOOTHBRUSHES, on sale BOGO 50% OFF $5.49 ($8.23 for both)
Get $5 Extra Bucks when you buy $10 of Colgate Total or Enamel Health Products (limit 2)
Used one $4/$20 Toothpastes, Toothbrushes or Floss CVS store coupon, Red Coupon Machine for me last week
and used four $1/1 Colgate Toothpaste coupons, 8/30 SS newspaper insert
and used two $1/1 Colgate 360 Toothbrush coupons, 8/30 SS newspaper insert
Price at Register: $10.19, but received $10 total Extra Bucks
NET PRICE FOR ALL: $0.19 (or 3 cents each!)

Total Retail Value of All Merchandise: $77.16
Net Price Paid for Everything: $6.92
Savings Rate (excluding tax): 91.0%

-$3/1 Persil Liquid Laundry Detergent printable coupon ***NO SIZE RESTRICTIONS*** = $0.24 (or MONEYMAKER) at CVS starting 10/22!
-New $0.75/1 Land O Lakes Butter Tub printable coupon
-Vital Nutrients Class Action Settlement: $30 and No Proof Needed!
-CVS: Print for $0.99 Purex Detergent starting 10/22
-RARE Reset Nivea Printable Coupons ($3/2 Body Wash & $2/2 Shave)
-RESET: Awesome $3/2 Eucerin Body Product printable coupon
-THREE New & Extremely Rare Pepsi printable coupons (HURRY!)
-FREE 14-Day Sample of L'Oreal Revitalift Moisturizer
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  1. Can you explain the $10 ECB that you received from buying $20 in Colgate products when the ECB deal is Spend $20, get $5 ECB? You spent $10.19 after coupons. I’m just confused about where the extra $5 ECBs come in.

  2. ladybugpam says:

    Hey Steve, does yr receipt say offer limit reached for starbucks? I heard you can submit for the gift card multiple times, which would be great if the cvs offer were more than 1. Also, similar deal @ Target

  3. thanks, Steve! Do you enter yr star codes? Starbucks has a GREAT rewards pgm. I earn free stuff often and they email me special offers that not all members receive. My current offer is earn 12 stars when you enter 2 star codes. 12 stars earns you any 1 free drink or free food instore. It also increases the status level of yr *bux card. Just a HU in case you didn’t know:)

    • Steve Pinski says:

      I noticed the little peelies on my bag, but I hadn’t investigated it yet. This was the first time in a LONG time that I’ve bought Starbucks Coffee. It was just too good of a deal to pass up this week 🙂

      Thanks for the heads up. Maybe I should sign up and hold on to the codes until they send me a nice offer like that?

      • you could totally do that in order to maximize your stars’ earning potential! if you’re not already signed up, you’ll need to register on and sign up for emails to get the offers. I think you have to have a registered starbucks card, too, to earn stars for making purchases and so they have a place to add your stars. I believe you can get a virtual card through their app. you can add the gift card you will receive from your cvs purchase to the virtual card on the app, or merge the two, or just wait for the gift card and use that as your starter card. then scan the card on the app to make your purchase in store and the amount will automatically deduct and you can earn stars for your purchases cuz your purchases are being tracked. you’ll get emailed coupons to load to your card and other offers, too. I can make a $5 gc last a long time when I add in coupons;) good luck! and remember to get the biggest drink or largest food item when you redeem your reward for earning 12 stars!

  4. No prob:) one last thing, save yr empty *bux coffee bags cuz you can redeem them instore for a free small brewed coffee. I keep mine in my car so theyre ready when I need one!

  5. Ok, let me start out saying that there sounds like a bad fish is about to be in the water at CVS. A cashier told me that CVS is starting to revamp it’s systems and we will no longer be allowed to use coupons on items that are 50% off in a BOGO 50% off scenario. Steve or Monica, have you heard about this? Are you hearing about any other changes? Also, I was told that cashiers are being instructed to no longer force coupons through if the register is not taking them. Couponing sounds like it’s going to be a little worse at CVS.

    • Monica Bragg says:

      I haven’t heard about this yet nor any other changes. I really hope they don’t change things on us!