Monday, January 3, 2011
My CVS Run for 1/2-1/8
I only needed two transactions this time to totally own CVS!
They had this deal going on certain products, buy $25 worth of them and they give you a $10 ECB for it. Wisk, my favorite laundry detergent, was on sale for 2/$10. That's a good deal by itself! But last weeks Wednesday ads had a coupon for $2 off. I snagged that one, and on Sunday I bought 4 papers.
See, if Wisk is $5 each, and I buy 5 and use 5 coupons for $2 off, that brings them down to $3 apiece. That was my game plan, to spend $15 and tax. Luckily, I remembered to scan my ExtraCare card in the store and printed out a $1 ECB, so that brought it down to $14 and tax, or a total $15.16 for the 5 jugs of Wisk.
And at the bottom of my receipt was my $10 ECB for getting $25 worth of the items in the sale! So each bottle came to about $1.03, if I just stopped there.
Of course, I didn't. Today Jasper and I went back to CVS. Our second transaction looked like this:
3 Kleenex tissues - 88 cents each
- .50/3 coupon
3 2 liter bottles of diet Pepsi - 88 cents each
3 cups of Nutter Butter minis - $1 each
2 cans of Bumblebee pink salmon - 2/$3
I then used my $10 ECB, which brought my entire total, including tax, down to $0.81, which I was more than happy to hand over.
So since Jasper is napping, let's break it down and see how much I really saved!
Each bottle of Wisk is normally $8.49, so with tax that comes to $45.95!
The Kleenex boxes are normally $1.99, with tax that comes to $6.46.
Pepsi is the same price, and taxable, so that is another $6.46.
The salmon is normally $3.69 a can. That's $7.38.
The Nutter Butters are always a dollar. Not on sale...I just like them. $3.
Total value of everything I bought, including sales tax on applicable items: $69.25
How much did I spend? $15.16 + .81 = $15.97
So I saved $53.28 at CVS this week. That is 76.9% savings!
I'm happy with that!
Love and kisses,
Posted by Ashley at 9:06 AM