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My CVS Scenarios for the Week of 5/30/10

When I first looked at the CVS ad for this week, I wasn't too excited. No "free after ECB" deals! But I did a little deeper digging, and I have to say that now I'm pretty excited about the scenario I put together! Free shampoo and conditioner are two of my favorite freebies!

Because I only just got started CVSing again after more than a year, I don't have any newspaper insert coupons, so I was happy to have been able to work a pretty great scenario using only internet printable coupons.

I'm starting this week with $13 ECBs (earned last week) on each of my 2 CVS cards. So I'll be doing the following scenario twice, once on my husband's card, and once on mine.

Here's my scenario for this week:

$6, 3 Suave shampoo, conditioner, styler, or body wash (earns $2 ECBs wyb 3, limit 2)
$6, 3 Suave
shampoo, conditioner, styler, or body wash (earns $2 ECBs wyb 3, limit 2)
$2.99, 1 Ban Invisible Solid deodorant (earns $2, limit 1)
$5.99, 1 Airwick Ultra Freshmatic (on sale, no ECBs)

$20.98 before coupons

-$4/$20 CVS
-$5 ECBs from last week (giving the ECBs before man. coupons reduces the amount of tax you pay)
-$6 six $1/1 Suave
-$0.75 one Ban
-$4 one Airwick Freshmatic

$1.13+tax after coupons
Earns $6 ECBs! And I'll still have an $8 ECB from last week, leaving me $14 for next week. :)

New $4/$20 CVS coupon available!

Save $4 on any purchase of $20 or more.* Limit one per customer. Offer valid only for intended recipient. - ExtraCare® card logo

CVS is again offering a coupon for $4 off of a $20 purchase when you register your ExtraCare Card and sign up for email offers! That's like FREE MONEY to those of us who play the CVS game!

My CVS Scenario For This Week, With Pics!

**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!

I wasn't too excited about the deals at CVS this week, mainly because I spent all my ECBs last week on diapers. I remember fondly the days when I had diapers stockpiled in my closet, enough to last at least a couple of months. But since I have only just begun CVSing again after a long time without, I am in the process of getting stocked up again. Slowly but surely! :)

So imagine my delight when CVS emailed me today to request that I take a survey, rewarded by $15 ECBs, printable immediately upon completion of the survey. I also had that same request in the email address that is attached to my husband's CVS card, so that meant $30 free ECBs for me to play with, on 2 different CVS cards.

Here's the scenario I came up with (I needed diapers again...)

$9.99 Huggies Little Movers Jeans diapers (sale price)
$4 Old Spice Body Wash (earns $4 ECBs, limit 2)
$4 Old Spice Body Wash (earns $4 ECBs, limit 2)
$$11.98 Two ThermaCare 3pk Heating Pads at $5.99 each (earns $5 ECBs wyb 2, limit 1)
$4.77 Six bottles of Sobe Lifewater, on sale B1G1 at $1.59
$1 Green Bag Tag (have been meaning to pick one up)

$35.74 before coupons

-$5/$30 CVS printable
-$15 ECBs, printable reward for taking survey
-$3/1 Huggies printable
-$1/1 CVS Huggies Little Movers Jeans store printable
-$3/1 ThermaCare 2ct+ printable
-$3/1 ThermaCare 2ct+ printable
-$4.77 B1G1 Sobe Lifewater printables

$0.97 +tax after coupons, earns $13 ECBs!

I did this exact same scenario twice, once on my husband's card, and once on mine. Here's the loot: