Thursday, July 03, 2008

My new love affair

I have developed a love affair with CVS!! I recently started couponing and searching the web for all sorts of ways to save $$$. That's when I discovered CVS and ECBs (aka Extra Care Bucks). By buying particular products you can earn ECB to be used towards paying for future CVS purchases. So today I went for the 3rd time. I have to tell you all what I did. I was so excited. Everything I bought is stuff we use on a regular basis or will be used on our trip to ID.

I started out with 3 ECBs from my last visit: 1 for $13.98, 1 for $2 and 1 for $1.

I bought:
Transaction #1:

Fig Newtons ($4.49)
Nutter Butters (Originally $4.49 but on sale BOGO FREE)
2 big bottles of Gold Bond lotion ($18.98)

Total before discounts and sales: 28.82
Used $13.98 ECB and 2 $1.00 off Lotion coupons

Total after discounts and sales: 8.35
Earned a $5.00 ECB

Transaction #2:

Crest Toothpaste ($1.99 - originally $2.79)
2 bottles of Coppertone sunblock ($19.98)
2 bottles of Softsoap body wash ($4.49 BOGO Free - originally $4.49 each)
4 bags of Lifesavers ($4.38 BOGO Free - originally $2.19 each)
2 tubes of Sure deoderant ($2.99)

Total before discounts and coupons: 48.48
Used: $1 ECB, $2 ECB, $4 ECB, $5 ECB
Lifesaver coupon - BOGO Free (all lifesavers were free)
Softsoap - $.75 off

Total after discounts: $20.93
Earned $14 ECB

Transaction #3:

4 tubes of Mitchum deodorant ($3.99 - originally $4.69)

Total before discounts: 18.95
Used $14 in ECB

Total after discounts: $2.15
Earned $4 ECB

Total savings for entire trip: $64.82

I love CVS. I even got a raincheck for some mascara I'll end up getting free after ECB.

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