Saturday, March 26, 2011

$5 & $ 10 Scenarios for CVS Shopping for Weekly Ad of 3/27

Below are deal scenarios for the CVS ad for the week of 3/27 for shoppers just starting their CVS shopping adventure or who do not have any or many extra bucks on hand and do not want to spend much cash.  There are scenarios for under $5 out of pocket cash and $10 out of pocket cash.

Beginning CVSing and building up extra bucks so one can keep them rolling week after week takes time.  By investing just $5 or $10 a week
for the first month to six weeks to get the extra bucks built up would allow a shopper then to keep rolling that $20 to $50 of extra bucks each week into new extra bucks.  It is like spending the same money over and over again.  Thanks to Sarah and Jamie for sharing the following with us.

Five Dollars Scenario by Sarah, from Sarah's Scribblings:


TOTAL CASH:  $5 + tax
EXTRA BUCKS REMAINING:  $2
MERCHANDISE VALUE:  $13.30 sale priced

Transaction 1:

Buy 1 (one)   Colgate MaxFresh manual single pack toothbrush for $2.99  get $2 ECB
Use 1 (one) $1 Colgate manual toothbrush except Colgate Plus or Extra Clean Smartsource 3/27
Buy 1 (one)   Skintimate moisturizing cream shave or gel 6-10oz for $3.49 get $2.50 ECB
Use 1 (one) $.55 Skintimate shaving cream SS 3/27

CASH:  $4.93  + tax
EXTRA BUCKS RECEIVED:  $2+$2.50=$4.50
MERCHANDISE VALUE:  $6.48 sale priced  

Transaction 2:

Buy 2 (two) Halls cough drops 30ct at $1.87 x 2 = 3.74 get $1 ECB on each so, $1 x 2 = $2
Use 1 (one) $.50 Halls Drops 20ct+ Printable (you have to sign up—I haven’t done it to check it out personally) 
Use 1 (one) $.75 Halls Cough Drops single bag SS 3/27
Buy 2 (two) Stove Top Stuffing for $.77 x 2 =$1.54
Use 2 (two) $.50/1 Printable
Buy 1 (one) Gold Emblem Soup for $.77
Buy 1 (one) Kraft Mac & Cheese for $.77

Use $4.50 ECB from Transaction #1

CASH:  $0.07  + tax
EXTRA BUCKS RECEIVED:  $2
MERCHANDISE VALUE:  $6.82 sale priced  



Ten Dollars Scenario by Sarah, from Sarah's Scribblings:

TOTAL CASH:  $10 + tax
EXTRA BUCKS REMAINING:  $2
MERCHANDISE VALUE:  $25.30 sale priced

Transaction 1:

Buy 1 (one)   Colgate MaxFresh manual single pack toothbrush for $2.99  get $2 ECB
Use 1 (one) $1 Colgate manual toothbrush except Colgate Plus or Extra Clean Smartsource 3/27
Buy 1 (one)   Skintimate moisturizing cream shave or gel 6-10oz for $3.49 get$2.50 ECB
Use 1 (one) $.55 Skintimate shaving cream SS 3/27

CASH:  $4.93  + tax
EXTRA BUCKS RECEIVED:  $2+$2.50=$4.50
MERCHANDISE VALUE:  $6.48 sale priced  

Transaction 2:

Buy 1 (one) Pledge spray 9.7-12.5oz, 1 x 2/$6 = $3
Use 1 (one) $.75/1 Pledge Multi Surface Product Printable
Buy 1 (one) Scrubbing Bubbles 1 x 2/$6 = $3
Use 1 (one) $.75/1 Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Cleaning Gel Printable
Buy 1 (one)   Glade scented oil candle holder 1 x 2/$6 = $3
Buy 1 (one)   Glade scented oil candle refills 4ct 1 x 2/$6 = $3
Use 1 (one) $1.50/2 Glade Scented Oil Candle products Printable

Use $4.50 ECBs from Transaction #1

CASH:  $4.50   + tax
EXTRA BUCKS RECEIVED:  $4
MERCHANDISE VALUE:  $12 sale priced  

Transaction 3:

Buy 2 (two) Halls cough drops 30ct at $1.87 x 2 = 3.74 get $1 ECB on each so, $1 x 2 = $2
Use 1 (one) $.50 Halls Drops 20ct+ Printable (you have to sign up—I haven’t done it to check it out personally) 
Use 1 (one) $.75 Halls Cough Drops single bag SS 3/27
Buy 2 (two) Stove Top Stuffing for $.77 x 2 =$1.54
Use 2 (two) $.50/1 Printable
Buy 1 (one) Gold Emblem Soup for $.77
Buy 1 (one) Kraft Mac & Cheese for $.77

Use $4 ECB from Transaction #2

CASH:  $0.57   + tax
EXTRA BUCKS RECEIVED:  $2
MERCHANDISE VALUE:  $ 6.82 sale priced  

SS—Smartsource, RP—RedPlum, P&G—Proctor & Gamble, GM—General Mills, ECB—extra bucks, WYB—When you buy


 Remember, printables can reach their print limit at which time they will no longer be available.   CVS Deals Disclaimer

You can then either save your extra bucks for next week’s extra buck deals or you could use them for some of the deals this week.

Learn how to figure out how to roll extra bucks from one transaction onto the next to have the least out of pocket cost.

You can share your shopping trip with other Simply CVS readers each week and/or see the deals other shoppers are getting.

If you are new to CVS shopping, start by reading the 10 step lessons in the CVS 101 series for beginners.
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8 comments:

Stephanie said...

Thanks for sharing these $$ saving deals with all of us. I can't wait to shop CVS tomorrow and see how it all turns out.

kristin said...

Thanks for sharing this! I plan on doing it similar with the cleaners and skintimate but im going to get paper towels instead of the toothbrush.. or maybe i will still get the toothbrush, who knows!
I'm so excited to make my first trip doing all the extra buck deals tomorrow!

Cheryl said...

Stephanie, let us know how you do. I'll put up a "Share Your Shopping Trips" for readers post in the morning on Monday. Have fun--and remember those rain checks for any items they are out of.

Cheryl said...

Kristen, I thought of you when we put up this post. You could just save your paper towels for last and use what extra bucks you have from the last transaction on them. Let us know how you make out! Have fun.

SassyScrap said...

I just found your blog - after my CVS shopping trip - oh well. I used all my ECBs doing separate transactions and signed up for the Beauty Club so I got an extra 10% off my makeup purchases. I spent 45. and saved $77. Now I look forward to saving even more using your tips and tricks!

Cheryl said...

Welcome, SassyScrap! I hope there are tips to help you save more and enjoy your CVSing more. Thanks for sharing.

Goingincircles said...

Thanks for sharing your tips and savings. This week I purchased the Skintimate shave gel(it had a free disposable razor attached), 2 free mars candy eggs (used a coupon), cheap stove-top and mascara. Thanks!

Cheryl said...

Fantastic, Goingincircles, thanks for letting me know! Glad to help.