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Money Maker at CVS

Hi y'all! Sorry I've been distant lately, the weekdays have been pretty busy around here. Summertime with 2 kids is like that. :)

I had some time to get online today and look for some deals, and this is what I found:

This week it is advertised that when you buy one Maybelline Define-A-Lash Mascara ($5.99) and one Garnier Nutritioniste Eye Roller you'll get 10 ECBs back. Well, the ECBs also print with 2 mascaras and no eye roller! Use 2 $1/1 Maybelline coupons from 4/27 inserts, and the mascaras are free after ECBs!

This deal is limit 2, so you can do this deal twice (total 4 mascaras)! Not a bad way to roll some of those ECBs!

Heads Up Monday! CVS deals for the next two weeks...

**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!

Here's what I see for the week of 8/3:

Money Maker!

$2.99 Colgate MaxFresh Burst/ Total Advanced (earns $2 ECBs, limit 2)
-$1.50/1 Colgate Total printable
Profit of $0.49 after coupon and ECBs!


There's a section of this week's ad that says:
"Check your receipt for a free gift coupon when you use your ExtraCard card during your first visit in August."

Energy Drink:
$4.99 Extreme Energy (earns $4.99 ECBs, limit 1)
Free after ECBs!

$2.49 Oral-B Advantage toothbrush (earns $1.50 ECBs-I think the limit is 3 on this, but it could be 5... the ad scan I found online was a little blurry, so it was hard to read)
-$1/1 Oral-B Pulsar, CrossAction, or Advantage (from upcoming 8/3 P&G)
Free after coupon and ECBs!

Sure deodorant is $2.79 and B1G1
Buy 2 and use B1G1 coupon (from 6/29 SS)
Free after coupon (if your store allows a B1G1 coupon with a B1G1 sale)

5/$5 Powerade
-$1/1 Powerade (from 7/13 SS)
Free after coupons!

Pert Plus is $3.69 and B1G1
-$4 (2) $2/1 any Pert Plus (from 6/29 SS)
Free after coupons!

Revlon make-up is B1G1 free
Buy 2 products priced under $4
Use 2 $2/1 coupons (from 7/20 SS)
Get both products free after coupons!

Nearly Free!

Body Wash:
$1.99 Suave Body Wash
Buy 2 for $3.98 and use B1G1 Suave Body Wash coupon (from 6/22 RP) and $1/2 Suave products (from 7/13 RP)
Final cost: $0.99 for both after coupons!

Other Deals:

Buy $15 worth of Clean and Clear products, get $5 ECBs.


Here's what I see for the week of 8/10:

Money Maker!

Foot Powder:
$7.59 x2 Lamisil AF Defense Powder ($15.18, earns $10 ECBs, limit 1)
-$8 (2) $4/1 Lamisil AF (from 7/20 SS)
$2.82 Profit after coupons and ECBs!

Allergy Medication:
$5.99 Alavert (earns $3 ECBs, limit 1)
-$4 Alavert printable
$1 Profit after coupon and ECBs!


Skin care:
$5 ECBs when you buy Skin Effects skin care (limit 1)
Buy face wash at $6.99, use $2 coupon from Beauty Book
Free after coupon and ECBs!

Nearly free!

Buy $10 of listed candy, get $5 ECBs! (limit 5)
Includes (among others):

$2 M&Ms dark chocolate bags
$2 M&Ms dark chocolate bags
$3 Dove Chocolate bags
$3 Dove Chocolate bags

$10 before coupons

-$.75 M&Ms dark chocolate
-$.75 M&Ms dark chocolate
-$1.50 Dove
-$1.50 Dove (exp 8/17, not sure which week I clipped this from)

$5.50 after coupons, earns $5 ECBs!

Lip Color:
Cover Girl lip color is B1G1 free
Buy 2 Lipslicks at $3.99 each
Use (2) $1/1 CG product (from upcoming 8/3 P&G)
$1 each after sale and coupons!

Other Deals:

$2.99 CVS Tampons Multi Pack, 72-80ct

Buy $25 worth of baby products listed in ad, get $5 ECBs
2/$5 Huggies or Playskool wipes
- $1 Huggies (from 6/22 SS)
- $1 Playskool printable
$8.99 Huggies Jumbo pack diapers or Pull-Ups (excludes overnights)
-$1 Huggies diapers (from 6/22 SS and 7/20 SS)
-$2 Pull-Ups (from 7/20 SS)
$2.99 Johnsons buddies, powder, lotion, oil, wash, shampoo, balm, bedtime washcloths, or Desitin
-$2/$2 Desitin or Johnsons baby printable
-$2/$2 Johnsons Buddies printable
-$1 Johnsons Baby Oil printable
-$1 Johnson's Head to toe Baby Wash printable
-$1 Johnsons shampoo printable
-$1 Johnson's Buddies printable
$7.99 Playskool baby toys
2/$3 CVS Cotton Swabs
-$2 off CVS skin care coupon from Beauty Book
$9.99 Umbrella stroller
$23.99 Enfamil can formula
$7.99 So'Dorable baby boots or clogs
25% off Playskool feeding accessories
$14.99 Tinsley Blake Diaper Bag
$7.99 Fleece Baby Blanket or Johnson's First Tough Gift Set

My CVS scenarios for the week of 7/27

With the absence of $/$$ coupons again, for most of us this will be a week of rolling our ECBs.

Here's what I came up with this week:

Because there are no $/$$ coupons to work with, I grouped everything into one transaction.

$9.99 Kodak Picture DVD (earns $9.99 ECBs)
$9.99 Revlon Limited Edition Makeup (earns $9.99 ECBs)
$4.50 x6 Stayfree Products ($27, earns $10 ECBs)
$2.99 Band-Aid bandages (earns $2 ECBs)
$3.99 x2 Schick Intuition Plus razor

$53.96 before coupons

-$3 Revlon CRT
-$2 Revlon (from 7/20 SS)
-$13.50 (3) Stayfree B1G1 (from 6/29 RP)
-$2/2 Stayfree (from 4/27 RP)
-$1 Stayfree (from 7/27 USA Weekend)
-$3.99 B1G1 Intuition (from 7/13 SS)
-$2 Schick Intuition (from 6/29 SS)

$30.46 after coupons, earns $31.98 ECBs!

I have Life Saver B1G1 coupons, but I don't know if I'll be doing the candy deal because I have heard that these coupons are coded wrong and beep for 90% of the lifesaver peg bags, even though they are valid for the coupon. But with it being a B1G1 sale and using a B1G1 coupon, I just don't know if the cashier will push it through if it beeps. CVS's policy is that these coupons should be taken, but I don't like to ruffle feathers at the store that hooks me up with so much stuff for free already!