CVS 7/16 (Maureen) – $11.99 Profit on $70.43 in Merchandise (117% Saved)

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My mother received another $10/$50 coupon and some really great coupons from the Red Coupon Machine, so I put together a nice trip for her.   The Right Guard deal is the star of this transaction, so activate the $4.99/2 SavingStar rebate and print the coupon from the link while both are available.  Frankly, I expected both to disappear by this afternoon.

TWO VERY BERRY CHEERIOS, on sale $1.99 (reg. $3.83)
Get $1 cashback from SavingStar for buying two General Mills cereals
Used two $1/1 Very Berry Cheerios printable coupons (preclipped) or 6/25 SS
Used one $1/$4 cereal or breakfast bar CVS store coupon from Red Coupon Machine (for some)
Price at Register: $0.99, but received $1 from SavingStar
NET PRICE FOR ALL: FREE + $0.01 Moneymaker!

THREE L’OREAL PARIS ADVANCED SHAMPOO, reg. price $4.99
Get $4 Extrabucks when you buy 2 select L’Oreal Hair Care items OR $8 Extrabucks when you buy 3 select L’Oreal Hair Care items (limit 1)
Get $0.50 cashback from ibotta for buying one L’Oreal Advanced Hair product (varies by account)
Used two $2/1 L’Oreal Advanced shampoo or conditioner printable coupons (no longer available)
Used one $1/1 L’Oreal Paris Hair Expert product or Advanced Hairstyle product coupon (preclipped)
Other option: $4/2 L’Oreal Paris Hair Expert Shampoo, Conditioner or Advanced Hairstyle 7/9 RP )
Price at Register: $9.97, but received $8 Extrabucks and $0.50 from ibotta
NET PRICE FOR ALL: $1.47 (49 cents each)!
Note: I did not get the $4/2 in the 7/9 RP, but I found two $2/1 printables in my stash, expiring 7/30.  Check your printed coupon pile to see if you printed it when it was available.

FOUR RIGHT GUARD EXTREME DEODORANTS, on sale Buy one, get one 50% off ($4.59 + 2.29)
Get $4.99 cashback from SavingStar when you buy TWO Right Guard Xtreme Antiperspirants
Get $$4 Extrabucks when you spend $10 on select Dial, Right Guard or Dry Idea Products (limit 1)
Used one $2 off any Right Guard deodorant CVS coupon from Red Coupon Machine (for some)
Used one $1/$5 any deodorant from Red Coupon Machine (for some)
Used two $4.99/2 Right Guard Xtreme Antiperspirant products (excludes Right Guard Sport) printable coupons
Other option: B1G1 Right Guard Xtreme Deodorant , 7/16 RP; Max Value $4.99 (exp 07/30/17)
Other option: $3.50/2 Right Guard Xtreme Antiperspirant Deodorant printable coupon (preclipped)
Price at Register: $0.78, but received $4 Extrabucks and will receive $4.99 from SavingStar
NET PRICE FOR ALL: FREE + $8.21 Moneymaker!

THREE PERSIL POWER-CAP 16 Ct., on sale $5.34 (reg. $8.49)
Get $1 cashback from SavingStar for buying any Persil product (excluding trial size)
Used three $2/1 Persil ProClean Power-Caps Laundry Detergent 15 ct+ coupon 6/25 RP (exp 7/23)
Used one $5/$15 any PERSIL laundry products CVS coupon from Red Coupon Machine (for some)
Other option: $1 off Persil CVS coupon (App Only available 7/16)
Price at register $5.02 but will receive $1 from SavingStar
NET PRICE FOR ALL: $4.02 ($1.34 each)!
Note: there are other SavingStar offers that are probably not still available to activate, but you may have activated them when they were available (my mother used hers last week):
Get $3 cashback from SavingStar for buying TWO Persil products (excluding trial size) 
Get $2 cashback from SavingStar for buying ONE Persil Power-Cap 15+

TWO GOLD EMBLEM ABOUND VEGGIE CHIPS, 1.5 oz – on sale $1 (reg. $$1.19)
Used one $2/2 GE Abound Snack Items CVS Store coupon
NET PRICE FOR ALL: FREE!

ONE DAWN DISH DETERGENT, 9 oz, on sale $0.99 (reg. $1.59)
Used one $0.25/1 Dawn CVS coupon from Red Coupon Machine (printing for everyone)
NET PRICE PAID: $0.74

An extra $10 discount from the $10/$50 coupon is factored into the transaction.

RETAIL VALUE: $70.43
NET PRICE PAID (not including tax): $11.99 Profit
SAVINGS RATE: 117%


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Comments

  1. ive always been told you cant use multiple $x off of $y cvs coupons unless your final total is equal to or more than them combined…the computer took all of yours?

    • You mean for the Right Guard? My store has always allowed two if one is brand specific ($2 off any Right Guard) and the other is a category coupon ($1 off $5 any deodorant). Plus, in the case of the Right guard, I bought four products ($13.76 total for the four combined), so I had enough Right Guard to use both coupons without stacking CVS coupons.

      However, if I had a $10/$50 total order coupon AND a $5/$30 total order coupon, I would need to have a pre-coupon transaction total of $80 in order to use both.

      And in the case of the cereal ($3.98 total), the 98% rule has always applied for me (if you have reached 98% or more of the minimum, the coupon will go through or the ECB will print). That is why the register took a $1 off $4 cereal CRT when my total was $3.98.

      Or do you mean something else?

  2. DId your Right Guard coupon deduct the full $4.99 or did they only apply the free coupon to the 50% off item?

    • Maureen says:

      I didn’t use the BOGO coupon from the insert. I used the $4.99/2 printable coupon (still available) that I linked to in the post, so I got $4.99 off 2.

  3. Thanks Maureen! CVS must have changed their systems again… I did the right guard deal and my subtotal after all the coupons was $0…but I had to pay sales tax on the subtotal of all the items before coupons!

    If I did transactions at CVS and used coupons and my total balance was $0, I would walk out of the store paying no sales tax because i think what they were doing was subtracting all the coupons and then taxing on any subtotal balance… all my stores around here were doing this the last few years.

    I was shocked today when I had to pay sales tax! Anyone elses CVS doing this now?

    • This is partly related to state sale tax regulations and how CVS is coding their own coupons (even Red Machine coupons) as manufacturer’s coupons or store coupons.

      In Florida, tax is calculated on the sale price of an item. A store coupon is considered a sale price deduction, so tax can’t be applied to the portion of the price covered by a store coupon. But we are taxed on the value of the product that is “paid for” by manufacturer’s coupon. So if I buy two deodorants at $5 each ($10 total) and use one $5 manufacturer’s coupon and one $2 store coupon, I should pay tax on $8 because the store coupon is considered a store sale price deduction. If I don’t have a store coupon, I will pay tax on the full $10. If I buy two deodorants at BOGO $5 and use a $5 manufacturer’s coupon and a $2 store coupon, I should pay tax on $3.

      However, a lot of Red Machine coupons have “manufacturer’s coupon” printed on them, so even though they are clearly store coupons and can be stacked with our insert or printable manufacturer’s coupons, I don’t think they are store coupons for tax calculations.

      But I haven’t looked into it closely. And CVS is making so many changes to the way the registers apply coupons, it’s almost impossible to predict the grand total of a transaction involving coupons of any kind.