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My CVS Loot for the Week of 7/11/10!


Other than the Futuro deal not panning out like I had planned, this week was a pretty smooth week. I didn't need the wrist supports, anyways, so I wasn't too disappointed.

Altogether I spent $15.02 oop, which is more than I planned, but you'll notice a few extra items in my photo that weren't in my scenarios for this week. My husband has been having heel pain due to plantar fascitis, so I needed to pick up some sports tape and gel inserts for him, and I also needed diapers again. I paid my oldest daughter $5 ECBs to babysit our two youngest daughters while I slept in a bit yesterday, so the Doritos, Warheads, facial mud mask, and some of the M&Ms pictured were her purchases, unplanned for. So all things considered, I was perfectly happy with only spending $15 oop for everything I got this week.



My CVS Scenarios for the Week of 7/11/10

**If you're new to the CVS game this post won't make much sense to you. Go here first to read my Beginner's Guide to CVS and learn everything you need to know. Then read the rest of this post for tips on how to make the game work for you, too!




















It's looking like a good week at CVS this week! Here are the scenarios I put together:

Transaction 1:

$10, 2 John Frieda Haircare (earns $5 ECBs)
$10, 4 Oral-B Pulsar toothbrushes (on sale for $2.50 each, no ECBs)

$20 before coupons

-$4/$20
-$3 ECBs from last week
-$5, 2 $2.50/1 John Frieda prints
-$8, 4 $2/1 Oral-B Pulsar (from 7/4 P&G)

$0+tax after coupons, earns $5 ECBs

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**See notes below**
Transaction 2:

$18.76, 4 Futuro Wrist supports (earns 5 ECBs)
$0.99 Caliber scissors (earns $0.99 ECBs) 3 days only- Sun, Mon, Tues!
$0.99 Paper-Mate pens (earns $0.99 ECBs) 3 days only- Sun, Mon, Tues!

$20.74 before coupons

-$4/$20
-$5 ECBs from previous order
-$12, 4 $3/1 Futuro prints

-$0.26+tax after coupons, earns $6.98 ECBs


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Transaction 3:

$10 John Frieda haircare (earns $5 ECBs)
$10 4 Oral-B Pulsar toothbrushes

$
20 before coupons

-$4/$20
-$1.98 ECBs from previous order
-$5, 2 John Frieda prints
-$8, 4 $2 Oral-B Pulsar (from 7/4 P&G)

$
1.02+tax after coupons, earns $5 ECBs

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Transaction 4:

$10, 2 John Frieda haircare (earns $5 ECBs)
$9.97 Gilette ProGlide Razor (earns $5 ECBs)
$1 filler item

$21.97 before coupons

-$4/$20
-$
10 ECB from previous orders
-$5, 2 $2.50 John Frieda prints
-$2, Gilette ProGlide (from 7/4 P&G)

-$0
.03+tax after coupons, earns $10 ECBs

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Transaction 4:

$3.75, 3 Suave deodorant
$3.32, 2 Suave Body Wash
$3.32, 2 Suave Hair Care (Earns $3 ECBs wys $10)
$7.99, Complete contact lens solution (earns $7.99 ECBs)
$1.54, 2 Sobe Lifewaters

$19.92 before coupons

-$4/$20
-$10
.00 ECBs from previous orders
-$
1.50, 3 $0.50/1 Suave Deodorant (from 7/11 RP)
-$1, 2 $0.50/1 Suave Body Wash printable
-$1/2 Suave Professionals (from 7/11 RP)
-$0.77 Sobe BOGO print

$1
.70+tax after coupons, earns $10.99 ECBs
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**EDIT**

I wasn't able to find the Futuro wrist supports for $4.xx like I had planned, the cheapest ones my store had were $7.xx, so I didn't end up doing that transaction at all. I just added the FAECB pens and scissors on to my Transaction 1, and did the other transactions as planned.

To see a photo of what I bought this week, go to my post here!

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**All of the above transactions utilize the $4/$20 CVS coupon that you get when you register a CVS card number for the email list. These coupons aren't hard to get multiples of, but I'm not going to tell you how to do it. :) Mainly because I don't want CVS catching on and canceling the email offers. But if I figured it out, you can too. It doesn't take much thinking or much time (and no tech-smarts or coupon-altering is necessary).

My CVS Loot for the Week of 7/4/10!

This was a great week at CVS for me! I did 4 transactions (you can see my scenarios with coupon match-ups here) on one card. I may go back and do them again on my husband's card later this week, because I was able to print up so many unique Sobe coupons. I just need to find room in my fridge for more bottles!



Edit**

I went back two more times to CVS in the past two days. I think I'm addicted. haha
Here's what I bought:

The above order was $7.93, but would have been less if I hadn't accidentally grabbed 2 Carefree liners when I meant to grab 2 CVS liners. Oh well, sometimes that happens, I'm definitely not complaining!



The above order was $5.98. My fridge is officially full of Sobe Lifewaters. But my kids are thrilled! I think I'm done playing the Heads or Tails game on the Sobe website. I think. Free coupons are so hard to turn down, especially when they equal free products that my family loves!

My CVS Scenarios for the Week of 7/4/10

**If you're new to the CVS game this post won't make much sense to you. Go here first to read my Beginner's Guide to CVS and learn everything you need to know. Then read the rest of this post for tips on how to make the game work for you, too!

















At first glance I thought this was going to be a pretty weak week. But it turned out I was able to come up with some decent scenarios. The Sobe BOGO sale saved me. :)

1:

$10, 3 Post Grape Nuts cereal (earns $5 ECBs wyb 3, limit 1)
Gilette Fusion $9.97 (earns $5 ECBs, limit 1)


$19.97 before coupons

-$4/$20 CVS coupon*
-$6, 3 $2/1 Grape Nuts prints
-$4 Fusion (from 6/6 P&G)

$5.97+tax, earns $10 ECBs

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2:

$6 2 Tampax (earns $1 ECB wyb 2, limit 1)
$2.99 Bausch and Lomb Biotrue Multi-purpose solution (earns $2.99 ECBs, limit ?)
$4.98, 2 Crest Whitening (earns $1 ECB wyb 2)
$6.36, 8 Sobe Lifewaters (BOGO)

$20.33 before coupons

-$4/$20
-$4, 2 $2/1 Tampax (from 6/6 P&G)
-$1, 2 $0.50/1 Crest from 6/27 RP
-$6.36, 4 Sobe BOGO prints

$4.97 after coupons, earns $4.99 ECBs

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3:

$8, Covergirl Lashblast mascara
$5.49 Covergirl Eye Enhancer-4 shades
$3.49 Covergirl Eye Shadow- 1 shade (earns $5 ECBs wyb $15 Covergirl, limit 1)
$3.18, 4 Sobe Lifewaters (BOGO)

$20.16 before coupons

-$4/$20 CVS coupon*
-$5.49, Covergirl "Buy mascara get eye free" coupon from 7/4 P&G)
-$1 Covergirl (from 6/6 P&G)
-$2 Lashblast (from 6.6 P&G)
-$3.18, 2 Sobe BOGO prints

$4.49+tax after coupons, earns $5 ECBs

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4:

$13.98, 2 ThermaCare heatwraps (earns $4 ECB wby 2, limit 1)
$4.77, 6 Sobe Lifewaters (BOGO, free after coupons)
$1.00 2 CVS pantiliners (Earns $1 ECB wyb 2, limit ?), monthly deal, not in the weekly ad

$19.75+tax before coupons

-$4/$20 CVS coupon*
-$6, 2 $3/1 Thermacare prints
-$4.77, 3 Sobe BOGO prints

$4.98 after coupons, earns $5 ECBs


Totals:

Spent (on all 4 transactions): $20.41+tax
ECBs earned: $24.99

$4.58 money maker if you pay for your transactions using ECBs!


**All of the above transactions utilize the $4/$20 CVS coupon that you get when you register a CVS card number for the email list. These coupons aren't hard to get multiples of, but I'm not going to tell you how to do it. :) Mainly because I don't want CVS catching on and canceling the email offers. But if I figured it out, you can too. It doesn't take much thinking or much time (and no tech-smarts or coupon-altering is necessary).

My CVS Scenarios for the Week of 6/27/10!

**If you're new to the CVS game this post won't make much sense to you. Go here first to read my Beginner's Guide to CVS and learn everything you need to know. Then read the rest of this post for tips on how to make the game work for you, too!




















Looking like a great week at CVS this week! I am especially excited about cheap laundry soap, tons of free maxi pads, and free M&Ms for the kiddos! The Scrubbing Bubbles toilet gel kits will be nice, too, since I usually don't buy stuff like that, I just clean our 2 toilets the old fashioned way. So when I can get things like this for free, it's a nice little luxury. :)

Transaction 1:

$17.98 2 Schick Hydro 3 razors @ $8.99/ea
$3.49 Shick Hydro shaving gel
(earns $10 ECBs wys $20, limit 1)

$21.47 before coupons

-$4/$20 CVS coupon*
-$10, two $5/1 Schick Hydro (from 6/13 SS)
-$1/1 Schick Hydro shave gel (from 6/13 SS)

$6.47 after coupons, earns $10 ECBs
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$10, 2 John Frieda shampoo or conditioner (earns $3 ECBs wys $10, limit 5 for the month)
$3.79 2 Stayfree BOGO
$3.79 2 Stayfree BOGO
$3, 2 Xtra Laundry Detergents

$20.58 before coupons

-$4/$20 CVS coupon*
-$2 John Frieda hair care (from 6/6 SS)
-$2 John Frieda hair care (from 6/6 SS)
-$3.79 BOGO Stayfree (from 6/27 SS)
-$3.79 BOGO Stayfree (from 6/27 SS)
-$2, two $1/1 Xtra Detergent (from 6/6 SS)

$3 after coupons, earns $3 ECBs
(If you still have some $3 John Frieda coupons from 6/6 P&G, or the $2.50/1 printables, this would take $1 or $2 off your total!)
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$9.99 Kodak Picture Movie DVD (earns $9.99 ECBs, limit 1)
$10, 4 Scrubbing Bubbles toilet cleaning gel kit 2/$5 (earns $5 ECBs wys $10, limit 1)

$19.99 before coupons

-$4/$20 CVS print*
-$4, four $1/1 Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Cleaning product (from 6/6 SS)
Buy one toilet cleaning gel, get Fresh Brush 2-in-1 Starter or refill free (If your CVS carries these, throw 2 of them onto your order and get them free with this coupon)

$11.99 after coupons, earns $14.99 ECBs

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If you get 4 papers this weekend, like me, you'll have 2 more coupons for the BOGO Stayfree, so you can add 4 more packages (2 per coupon) to any of your transactions and get them free.

Also, single size packs of Pretzel M&Ms are BOGO this week @ $0.88 for 2. There will be a BOGO coupon in this weekend's Red Plum insert which is valid up to $0.79, so it will take $0.79 off, making it only $0.10 for every 2 packs you buy. So you can throw 8 packages onto your transactions and use 4 BOGO coupons to get all 8 packs for $0.40. :)

*All of the above transactions utilize the $4/$20 CVS coupon that you get when you register a CVS card number for the email list. These coupons aren't hard to get multiples of, but I'm not going to tell you how to do it. :) Mainly because I don't want CVS catching on and canceling the email offers. But if I figured it out, you can too. It doesn't take much thinking or much time (and no tech-smarts or coupon-altering is necessary).

What I Got at CVS This Week!

It's been a busy week for me this week, so I didn't get around to posting my CVS scenarios here. Sorry about that! I made up my scenarios early in the week, but because my week was so busy, I decided to skip the deals this week to save me the stress of having to work a CVS trip into my already busy schedule, especially considering I have quite a stockpile of Body Wash and toothpaste already.
But last night I realized I was low on diapers, and needed to pick up some more, and remembered the deal on Huggies boxes at CVS this week, so I decided if I had to go for diapers anyways, I might as well get the rest of my deals too.



I paid $8.64 total for everything pictured above.
I bought the 6 packages of Pampers baby wipes and the 2 Skinny Cow ice cream cups at Walmart. The wipes are regularly priced at $1.97, making the six packages free after 6 $2/1 coupons from the 6/6 newspaper. The Skinny Cow cups are regularly prices at $1.22, making them only $0.22 each after 2 of the $1/1 printables that were available online recently.

Everything else pictured was bought in 3 transactions at CVS. AND, I went in to the store with NO ECBs to spend towards my scenarios, so I was very pleased at my low total for everything I bought, and I left the store with $11 ECBs for next week!

First thing I did when I got to the store was scan my card for coupons at the Coupon Center machine. I was very happy to receive a free $2 ECB for recently joining the ExtraCare Advantage program. If you haven't signed your card up for this program yet, you should! It's quick and easy to do online, and you may get rewarded with extra ECB rewards from time to time!


Ok, so, here are the scenarios I did at CVS this week:

Transaction 1:

$7, Olay Total Effects Body Wash*
$7, Olay Total Effects Body Wash* (will earn ECBs in next order)
$1.49 Dove bar soap
$1.49 Dove bar soap
$2.99, Colgate Total Advanced Whitening (earns $2 ECBs, limit 2)
$2.97 3 Powerbar Pure and Simple bars ($0.99 each, earns $2.97ECBs)

$22.94 before coupons

-$5/$15 CVS coupon (I got this Grand Opening coupon in the mail)
-$8, two $4/1 Olay TE Body Wash (from 6/6 P&G)
-$2.98, two "Buy Olay TE Body Wash, get Dove soap free" (from 6/6 P&G)
-$0.75/1 Colgate Total Advanced printable
-$1/1 Colgate Total Advanced CVS printable
-$2 ECB from coupon printer

$3.21 +tax after coupons, earns $4.97 ECBs


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Transaction 2

$7, Olay Total Effects Body Wash*
$7, Olay Total Effects Body Wash* (earns $7 ECBs wys $27)
$1.49 Dove bar soap
$1.49 Dove bar soap
$2.99 Colgate Total Advanced (earns $2 ECBs)
$3 Gold Emblem cookies

$22.97 before coupons

-$4/$20 CVS print
-$2.97 ECBs (from last order)
-$8, two $4/1 Olay TE Body Wash (from 6/6 P&G)
-$2.98, two "Buy Olay TE Body Wash, get Dove soap free" (from 6/6 P&G)
-$0.75/1 Colgate Total Advanced printable
-$1/1 Colgate Total Advanced CVS printable
-$3, Free CVS Brand product, max value $3 (got this in a Grand Opening mailer, used for the Gold Emblem cookies)

$0.27+tax, earns $9 ECBs
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Transaction 3

$19.99 Huggies diaper box
-$4/$20 CVS coupon
-$3/1 Huggies print
-$1/1 Huggies CVS print (this is no longer available, but I printed a bunch of them earlier this month because they had a long expiration date)
-$11 ECBs from previous order

$0.99 oop, earns $10 ECBs
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*You'll notice in my picture that I didn't get the Total Effects body wash as planned, because they were out of stock at my store. The manager let me substitute the Age Defying and Moisture varieties, because they were the same price. The $4/1 coupons scanned fine for these, but no ECBs printed. The manager manually printed my $7 ECBs, since I had spent the required $27 to earn the ECBs, and since they were out of stock of the Total Effects variety! :)

MY CVS Deal Scenarios for the Week of 6/13

**If you're new to the CVS game this post won't make much sense to you. Go here first to read my Beginner's Guide to CVS and learn everything you need to know. Then read the rest of this post for tips on how to make the game work for you, too!


















The week of 6/13 looks like another good week at CVS! It looks like some of the same deals from the 6/6 week are repeating (the Gillette Pro-Glide, Pantene, Jergens), and I noticed that this week (6/6) my receipt doesn't say "offer limit reached" for those offers, so I'm assuming they're actually monthly deals.

Here are the scenarios I put together for this week. They all utilize the $4/$20 CVS coupon that you get when you register a CVS card number for the email list. These coupons aren't hard to get multiples of, but I'm not going to tell you how to do it. :) Mainly because I don't want CVS catching on and canceling the email offers. But if I figured it out, you can too. It doesn't take much thinking or much time (and no tech-smarts or coupon-altering is necessary).

There are 3 transactions that I'll be doing this week, on both my card and my husband's. I need diapers, so I worked them into one of my scenarios. But I also have an alternate scenario for those of you who don't need to buy diapers.


Transaction 1

$4 Gilette or Old Spice Body Wash (earns $4 ECBs, limit 1)
$4 Gilette or Old Spice Body wash (no ECBs, but free with coupon)
$8.97 Schick Hydro 3 or Hydro 5 razor system or cartridges (earns $4 ECBs, limit 1)
$3.29/2 BOGO Right Guard Total Defense or Sport deodorant

$20.26 before coupons

-$4 B1G1 Gilette or Old Spice Body Wash (from 6/6 P&G)
-$5/1 Schick Hydro (from upcoming 6/13 SS)
-$3/2 Right Guard Total Defense printable (use zip code 01089)

$4.26+tax, earns $8 ECBs

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Transaction 2

$9.97 Gillette Pro-Glide razor (earns $4 ECBs, limit 1)
2/$10, John Frieda shampoo or conditioner (earns $3 ECBs wys $10, limit 1)
$1 filler item

$20.97+tax before coupons

-$4/1 Gillette Pro-Glide (from 6/6 P&G)
-$6 two $3/1 John Frieda (from the 6/6 P&G) - or the $2.50/1 printable (will make your total $1 more)

$6.97 after coupons, earns $7 ECBs

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Transaction 3 (if you need diapers)

$4.99 Covergirl Wetslicks Amazemint (earns $3 ECBs, limit 1)
$3.99 Colgate Pro Clinical toothpaste (earns $2 ECBs, limit 2)
$3.99 Colgate Pro Clinical toothpaste (earns $2 ECBs, limit 2)
$8.49 Huggies

$21.46 before coupons

-$1/1 any Covergirl product (from 6/6 P&G)
-$2, two $1/1 Colgate Pro Clinical (from upcoming 6/13 SS)
-$3 Huggies manu print
-$1 Huggies CVS print

$10.46+ tax,
earns $7 ECBs

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Alternate Transaction 3 (if you don't need diapers)

$4.99 Covergirl Wetslicks Amazemint (earns $3 ECBs, limit 1)
$3.99 Colgate Pro Clinical toothpaste (earns $2 ECBs, limit 2)
$3.99 Colgate Pro Clinical toothpaste (earns $2 ECBs, limit 2)
$3.29/2 BOGO Right Guard Total Defense
$5.99 Family Size Aussie, Pantene, Herbal Essences or Head & Shoulders (earns $2 ECBs)

$22.25 before coupons

-$1/1 any Covergirl product (from 6/6 P&G)
-$2, two $1/1 Colgate Pro Clinical (from upcoming 6/13 SS)
-$3/2 Right Guard Total Defense printable (use zip code 01089)

$12.25 after coupons
Earns $9 ECBs
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Totals:

Three transactions (with diaper deal):
Spend: $21.69
Earns: $22 ECBs!


Three transactions (with alternate no-diaper deal):
Spend: $23.58
Earns: $24.00 ECBs!

So if you use ECBs to pay for these transactions, you'll get all of your items for free (just pay tax!) and have as many ECBs when you're done as you did when you started! :)
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