I had $8 in Extra Bucks that was expiring on Sunday and I decided to buy the Blue Diamond Almonds and the Kevita drink but then I remembered that you got to use cash for the Kevita so I ended up getting the Conair comb.
The cashier didn’t know how to deal with my transaction because what I didn’t know is the $1 Blue Diamond Almond digital coupon had come off of my receipt so the register was kicking out my $5 Extra Bucks so the cashier rang up the almonds separately and the register reduced my $3 Extra Bucks to $2.50 and I got the almonds for free.
The Conair comb was for $4.99 and my $5 Extra Bucks was reduced to $4.99 so I just paid tax.
I stopped by Rite Aid and paid cash for the Kevita drink and when I scanned my receipt is when I realized that there is something going on with Fetch Rewards.
Since I only needed $12 and change to complete the $15/$50 P&G Savingstar rebate, I decided to follow Tammy’s Trip to CVS scenario.
However, I wasn’t as lucky as Tammy in that only (1) $2 Crest digital came off on my receipt and I actually had a (2) $3/$12 Oral Care CVS coupons but only (1) came off on my receipt. Plus, I forgot to bring my Extra Bucks with me so I paid out of pocket. But my out of pocket was from my PayPal card so I basically rolled money from Ibotta and Savingstar to pay for the deal.
My Walgreens trip was a $5 Money Maker – $19.95 + tax out of pocket and I got back 13,000 ($13) points and a $10 RR and I’m waiting for my $5 RR from the catalina folks .
My CVS trip is basically FREE (before tax) after the $7 ECB and I get back $15 from Savingstar.
The Walgreens trip + the CVS trip is a $20 Money Maker before tax.
A reader, Tammy, left a comment about her awesome trip to CVS. Below is what Tammy has to say:
I did this today at CVS. Check your CVS account- lots of crest DQ’s. Load them all because some came off that were very unexpected!
1 Crest pro health Sens & En Sheild 4.6 ox. 4.39
1 Crest pro health Clnc 6.3oz. $5.29
1 Crest Ex Wht Pwr 6.3oz. $5.29
-3.00/2 Oral B DQ
-2.00 Crest DQ
– 2.00 crest DQ
– $4/$14 Crest Scope (printed last week)
– $0.50 Crest DQ
Subtotal $3.47+tax get $7EB
Also, keep in mind that this transaction counts towards the ✅$15/$50 Pantene, Herbal Essences, Head & Shoulders, Aussie, Ivory, Safeguard, Olay, Secret, Always Discreet, Old Spice, Crest, Oral-B, Pampers, Gillette, Venus, Tampax, and Always(excludes trial/travel size) Savingstar rebate (exp 12/31).
I recommend that you use the CVS app to clip your digital coupons quickly. You can do a quick search for “Crest” and “Oral-B” and clip the coupons.
This should have been a non-problematic transaction and it was for the most part but the Clairol hair color rang up at the regular price of $8.49 but the sales says that the Clairol is on sale for 2/$15 OR $7.99 each so after the $2 coupon and$2.50 Ibotta rebate and I’ll get back a $3 Beauty Buck because I was only a couple bucks aways so I end up paying like $0.99 which is a little rich for my blood.
The Garnier Fructis is on sale 2/$7 get $2 ECB. I used the $3/2 Garnier RMN 9/8 and the $1 Garnier Fructis digital coupon came off on my receipt and I’ll earned $1 Savingstar rebate so FREE shampoo and conditioner.
Earlier, this morning, I wrote about the Starbucks Plus K-Cups deal for $1.34 and I had already accumulated previous points so I was able to request a $5 egift card from ShopKicks!
Make sure that you are signed up for the CVS Beauty Club because the hair care purchased counted towards the beauty club.
After I posted about the Allegra deal and then I did the deal, I now wished that I had did the deal on both cards but now that I’m retired, I am more apprehensive about doing deals that require a high out of pocket. If this deal was available today, I would have done the deal again but since it was only good for yesterday, I opted to do the deal just once.
This really my bust because it’s something that I actually use every single day. I am running around acting like I have no money and I made a bad decision in not buying on both of my cards.
I have already received the $10 PayPal for the Rise to the Challenge rebate.
I’ve also received credit for the Checkout 51 rebates!
Finally, I also received $1.14 for using Ibotta Pay.