Monday, May 17, 2010

CVS 05/15/10

I waited until Saturday to get my CVS stuff again this week and once again, all the tags were set for the sales starting on Sunday. Thankfully, I brought my ad with me this time. It irritates me when the stores do that but I guess they need to get a jump on the weekly sales.

I didn't do as good as some people do. I need to work on getting my stuff together sooner in the week so that I can try to spend less money out of pocket but for now I am happy to get back ECBs and get some free stuff.

2 Pantene shampoos 2/6.97
2 Bayer aspirin 1.00/each
2 Right Guard deoderant 2.49/each
2 Crest Prohealth toothpaste 3.50/each
1 Kotex U pads 4.99
1 Huggies diapers 8.49
1 Nivea lip balm 2.99
3 Nivea body wash 5.99/each

Used 17.75 in coupons and 17.00 in ECBs and about 20.00 out of pocket.
I got back 25.99 in ECBs.

The Bayer were free because I had $1 coupons.
The Kotex were 4.99 with 4.99ECBs plus I had a coupon so basically I got paid to buy them.
Same with the toothpaste--3.50/each get 3.50 back in ECBs and I had coupons.
And also the deoderant: 2.49 each; I used a $3 off when you buy 2 coupon and got 2.00ECBs back on each one. Again, better than free.

I do miss when CVS would have deals that you could do 5 times because then I could really stock up. Now most of the deals are limit 1 or 2.

Monday, May 10, 2010


I have found the joy of ordering coupons online. There are several places that have this service available but I have been getting mine from Coupons and Things by Dede. My coupons are send out quickly and as long as I order them early enough, I get them by the weekend. This has been helpful with Publix deals that I really want to get.

Today I made my Publix run. I don't usually have my stuff ready in order to go before the weekend so I try to go on Monday or Tuesday. Lucky for me, in Georgia, the Publix sales go from Thursday until Wednesday. The times I have gone on Wednesdays though, I have found that they are out of several things.

Today I got several really good deals that are brag-worthy! Dove deoderant was buy one, get one free (BOGO) for 2.29 which made them about 1.14/each. I had $1 coupons so final cost for those were 14 cents EACH!!

9 Lives cat food was also BOGO, each bag was about 1.99; after my coupon they were 99 cents!!

My favorite was the Hidden Valley Dressing. They were BOGO making each bottle 1.69/each. I had $2 off coupons (ordering extra for the deal) meaning that Publix PAID ME to take home the dressing!! Gotta love better than free!

Other things I got today:
4 boxes of Cheerios
4 boxes of Trix
2 boxes of Cocoa Puffs
2 boxes of Special K w/berries
15 boxes of Pop Tarts
6 bags of 8 o'clock coffee
6 bags of Tyson breaded chicken
4 boxes of Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwiches
4 jars of Peter Pan peanut butter
6 packs of Pillsbury ready to bake cookies

Total before coupons/sales: 253.41

Total out of pocket: 80.80 (a little more than usual but that is OK...)

Total Savings: 172.61 or 68 percent!