My Trip to CVS & Vons

It seems like forever since I’ve actually posted a CVS trip but it doesn’t mean that I haven’t gone to CVS, it means that I probably spent my Extra Bucks on something that I wanted or needed and it wasn’t necessarily a deal.  Well, it’s a deal to me if I can lower my out of pocket.

Anyways, just as I suspected in my post earlier today about the General Mills cereal deal both $1/2 General Mills digital coupons did come off on my receipt.

I could not pass up on a $6 Money Maker on the Physicians Formula eye makeup remover deal.  I used (1) $4 off Physicians Formula Item coupon and (1) $4 off Physicians Formula digital coupon plus, the $3 off $12 CVS digital coupon make my purchase a Money Maker.

I stopped by Vons for the Ritz sandwich crackers which are only on sale today for 5/$5 or $1 each and I bought two and submitted my receipt to Checkout 51 for (2) $1 Ritz rebates making the crackers FREE!

Everything that you see in the first picture above is absolutely FREE!!!


CVS $5 Challenge

The challenge is to spend no more than $5 out of pocket at CVS using coupons and EBs (Extra Bucks). Make sure that you have a CVS loyalty card and scan your CVS card at a CVS scanner prior to taking your goodies to the cash register b/c you may save more money! Also, hopefully, you have bought a couple of the Sunday newspaper to get you going. See my previous post for a full preview of the CVS deals.

SS = Smart Source coupon insert in Sunday newspaper
RP = Red Plum coupon insert in Sunday newspaper

Coupon Lingo
Sign up for Ibotta rebates
Sign up for Savingstar rebates
Sign up for Checkout 51 rebates
CVS Survey
CVS Beauty Club
How to Reprint Your Lost ECBs

CVS Preview 6/2 – 6/8

Scenario #1

Buy (2) Maybelline Expert Wear Twin Brow and Eye Pencil $9.98
Use (2) -$3 off Maybelline Eyebrow Products coupon

Get Back $5 Extra Bucks

Scenario #2

Buy (2) Colgate manual toothbrush 1 ct. $7.98 
Use -$5 Extra Bucks (from scenario #1)
and Use (2) -$1 off Colgate 360 or Floss-Tip manual toothbrush, excl Pus, Triple Action, Extra Clean, and Classic Clean, SS 06/02

Get Back $4 Extra Bucks

Scenario #3

Buy (1) Bulldog original bamboo razor for men $10.99
Use -$4 Extra Bucks (from scenario #2)
and Use -$5 off online coupon

Get Back $4 Extra Bucks


My Trip to Walgreens & CVS

Even though Sunday was Mother’s Day, I had $5 Register Rewards that was due to expire and a $3 Beauty Bucks so I went to a Walgreens that was practically right next to CVS to save time.

I did check to see if this particular Walgreens had the Secret Freshies or the Secret on-the-go deodorant but it was a no go. I decided to walk around the store and I saw that the $3.99 Dixie paper plates are on BOGO FREE sale which was perfect as I also had a $2 RR from buying something else previously.  I bought 4 Dixie paper plates $7.98 and use $7 in Register Rewards, I paid $0.98 plus tax!  The $1/2 Dixie products digital coupon didn’t come off and that probably because I used two Register Rewards and there wasn’t an open slot for the manufacturer coupon.

I posted the Kleenex deal on Saturday, I had $4 Extra Bucks from my other card so my out of pocket was $2.98 plus tax and I got back $5 Extra Bucks!



My Trip to CVS

I needed paper products like toilet paper and a pack or two of paper towels and obviously being a couponer, I like to keep my actual out of pocket as low as possible because again any stores rewards, i.e., Extra Bucks, gift cards or points that I use in a transaction are sunk costs which means in accounting terms that I cannot recover the costs.  Technically, we cannot roll Extra Bucks or store rewards because whatever our out of pocket was for that particular transactions is the cost.

You must remember that store rewards are a store discount and each time you are given a new Extra Bucks, points, gift cards or Register Rewards, it’s a brand new discount and you ain’t rolling your rewards.

I’ve digress into Accounting 101. 🙂

On Friday, I picked up the Scott toilet and Bounce dryer sheets for $7.92 out of pocket (not including tax) and I got back a $10 CVS Cash Card.  On this particular card, I now only have $1 ECB from the Quarterly Rewards.

On Sunday, I bought 2 Bounty paper towels, a Charmin toilet paper and a $0.33 candy and I paid $0.30 (excluding tax) and I got back a $10 CVS Cash Card.  On this particular card, I have $4.74 in Extra Bucks left plus, today, I got a $3 Quarterly Rewards.

I got two things accomplished: (1) I got the paper products that I wanted and (2) I got gift cards so I don’t have to worry about expiration dates!



My Trip to CVS and Ralphs

I went into Ralphs first for the Canada Dry 2 liter deal and I was pleasantly surprised that they had the Canada Dry Ginger Ale and Lemonade and the Canada Dry Ginger Ale and Orange flavors as there are separate Ibotta rebates for flavors.

I was hoping that the Kellogg’s Corn Pops cereal was on sale for $1.99 but that was not the case and my $1 coupon was expiring. The Kleenex coupons will never scan because they are never coded correctly but it’s still a great deal on the Kleenex.

2 Kleenex 3pk $8.98
Easter candy $0.99
Kellogg’s cereal $1.99
2 Listerine Sensitivity Zero Alcohol 8.5 oz $4.98

= $16.94

-$0.74 Easter candy CVS coupon printed week of 3/10
-$1 off Kellogg’s cereal from Kellogg’s Family Rewards
-$3 off Listerine CVS coupon
-$12 in ECBs

= $0.20

Got Back $9.74 ECBS – $5 Kleenex, $.74 candy, $4 Listerine
Got Back (2) $0.75 IB rebates