Sunday, July 19, 2009

CVS - Free school supplies, moneymaking deodorant and coupons!

Before you go any further, I'd like to invite you to check out my latest article at Examiner - it's about how to read coupon lingo! And I'd greatly appreciate any feedback over there as well - including other terms that you either don't understand or think a newbie would need to know!

So. Another really fun CVS trip!

My store was out of the pencils, but I still didn't need any filler (beyond what I was already getting) to hit $30 in order to use my $5/$30 that I got last week. Also NOTE that despite what some sites are saying, the limit on the photo DVD - at least FOR NOW - is just one. My receipt says offer limit reached. But the signage in the store says limit 5 so we'll see how the week goes. (I don't plan on getting more though.)

Transaction 1:
1 double Sunday paper - $2.50
2 filler paper packs - $4
1 panty liner pack - 89 cents
1 movie DVD - $9.99
2 10-packs of pens - $1.98 (these were in the front of the store in a special display, not in the office section)
1 Speed Stick Pro deodorant - $2.99
2 vinyl binders (these were also in the front of the store in a special display, not in the office section) - $6
2 small memo pads - $1.98
2 small packs of almonds - $1.98
2 bubble mailers (that I need to mail the free photo books to family members!) - $4.38

Used $5/$30, $1.50/Speed Stick, $2/Gold Emblem Nuts, $27.97 in ECBs. Paid 32 cents OOP (10 cents tax). Got back $26.84.

Then I remembered I needed a third bubble mailer, so...

Transaction 2:

1 bubble mailer - $2.19

Used $2 ECB. Paid 34 cents OOP (15 cents tax) (notice that I paid more OOP for one bubble mailer than for alllllll the other stuff above, funny huh?).


Total OOP: $25.65 ($10.24 tax)
Total merchandise: 14 double Sunday papers, 3 single Sunday papers, 4 boxes Throat Coolers, 1 Garnier 2-in-1 shampoo/conditioner, 6 packs of Stayfree maxi pads, 1 box of sheer Band Aids, 4 boxes of Soy Joy bars, 20 Soy Joy bars, 1 pack of Nutra Trim gum, 6 bottles Dawn, 4 travel packs of tissues, 7 greeting cards, 2 boxes 5 ct. allergy meds, 2 3-packs of CVS brand paper towels, 1 box of CVS cold medicine (Dayquil-ish), 1 Gillette shampoo, 1 Gillette conditioner, 1 Gillette shampoo+conditioner, 1 box of 30 Breathe Right strips, 4 Gillette Gamer razors, 2 L'Oreal towelettes, 1 KY product, 1 CVS toilet paper, 1 10-count Excedrin, 1 chewable aspirin, 2 Johnson's Buddies soaps, 1 20 oz. Dr. Pepper, 1 small CVS mouthwash, 10 25-count CVS cotton rounds, 4 small boxes of Wheat Thins, 1 Boost Kid Essentials, 2 Cascade Action Pacs, 2 bags of Halls cough drops, 2 Energy Shots 2 pack, 5 Colgate toothpastes, 1 small box Breathe Right strips, 5 bottles Suave body wash, 2 bottles Herbal Essences shampoo, 2 bottles Herbal Essences conditioner, 1 Snickers heart candy, 2 bottles Mylanta Mint, 1 Fruitopia shampoo, 2 Venus Spa Breeze razors, 1 Renuzit Tri-Scent starter kit, 1 box 10-count Carnation Instant Breakfast, 2 single-serving Pringles, 1 bottle Vaseline lotion, 1 tube Crest toothpaste, 1 bottle Irish Spring body wash, 5 Dry Idea roll on deodorants, 1 Colgate Max White, 2 Colgate Max Fresh, 1 Crest Pro-Health Enamel, 2 Hylands teething tablets, 2 Skintimate shave gels, 1 pack Juicyfruit gum, 1 Softsoap coconut scrub, 2 Colgate sensitive toothpastes, 1 Zantrex 2-pack, 1 Adidas deodorant, 3 Contour monitors, 1 Bayer quick-release aspirin, 1 tub CVS-brand baby wipes, 2 bags Purina dog treats, 1 box of Playtex tampons, 2 boxes of Hello Kitty bandaids, 1 Clearasil face wash, 3 Speed Stick pro deodorants, 1 diet Dr. Pepper, 2 Gillette Fusion razors, 3 Powerades, 2 Thermacare wraps, 2 packs CVS panty liners, 3 boxes Post Trail Mix Crunch cereal, 2 rolls CVS tape, 2 bottles school glue, 5 10-packs of pens, 2 rulers, 2 scissors, 2 1-subject notebooks, 3 Dove chocolate bars, 1 Bayer Breeze2 monitor, 5 photobooks, 1 photo DVD, 2 small packs of almonds, 2 packs of filler paper, 2 vinyl binders, 2 small memo pads, 3 bubble mailers.

Current ECB status: $36.76


awshucks said...

Sorry about the picture DVD mess-up. The MN people definitely were able to get 5 DVDs when their week started on Wednesday, but I guess something changed between then and today.

marlatiara said...

Oh it's fine! I only wanted one so I could hit the $30 - I can make DVDs like this on my Mac so I didn't really need it at all otherwise. :)