Monday, October 24, 2011

Share Your CVS Shopping Trip for the Weekly Ad of 10/23

Simply CVS Gift Card ChallengeDid you find any good deals  from the CVS Weekly Ad of 10/16 to purchase?  Are you taking the Simply CVS. CVS Gift Card Challenge?  If you blog about your shopping trip I'd love for you to put a link to your post (a link back would be appreciated, but is not necessary); and if you don't blog please leave a comment below.  I really enjoy seeing what others get and it is a great way to learn how to CVS.  I learned from reading and reading and reading what others did. I am still learning!

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to your title below so readers can link up at your blog, too.
    PLEASE NOTE:  ONLY link up to your CVS shopping post directly, all others will be removed.  I have had readers mention too many links are not to CVS shopping posts.
If you are doing the challenge please note that in your link title below.

Please note:  as of 1:57 10/24 Simply-Linked is down so the linky is not showing up--hopefully it will be back up soon.  Sorry about that.


    frazzled4ever said...

    10/23/2011 My best CVS trip so far: started with a $2 ECB
    4)Bags of Snickers Snack Size Bars
    4)Progresso Soups
    4)Bags Skittles
    3)Glade Sense and Spray
    2)Summers Eve Wipes
    1)Covergirl Blush
    1)Covergirl Bronzer
    1)Tube of Carmex
    1)Gold Emblem Harvest Mix
    Total Value:$103.35
    Paid: $26.42
    $14.00 ECB Back

    Anonymous said...

    My trip had a few mistakes :( but mostly fixable.

    2 2oz bags Skittles 1.00
    1 Starburst flavor morph 0.50
    1 Starburst tropical 0.79 (apparently NOT included in the buy 4 Wrigley's singles get $1, so weird. Also rang up 0.79 not 0.50, I didn't catch this until later)
    1 Gold Emblem candy corn 0.99
    1 NYC nail polish 0.99
    2 Summer's Eve wipes (BOGO) 2.99
    Gillette small can of shaving cream, 2.19 get $2 ecb, had a tag at my store

    BOGO Skittles or Starburst scanner Q, automatically took off 1.19
    BOGO Starburst Q (IP) had to be manually entered, took off 50c
    $1/2 small bags Skittles (IP from a while ago) also had to be manually entered in, register did not like it

    Paid with $5 ecb and 1.82 oop.
    Got back $2 Gillette, 99c candy corn
    The $1 for Skittles/Starburst didn't print (as noted above for some reason the tropical didn't count towards it) I went back and they force printed the $1 for me :)
    Then realized I never used my $1 off NYC scanner Q! Oops, too many coupons/confusion. I'll take that back and rebuy it w/ the coupon sometime this week.

    Cheryl @ Simply Shoeboxes said...

    Great trip, Frazzled.

    Cheryl @ Simply Shoeboxes said...

    Anon, there is so much to watch and to remember. Nice that your "errors" could pretty much be easily fixed.

    Unknown said...

    I don't see the linky to link up my trip. Am I missing it?

    Cheryl @ Simply Shoeboxes said...

    It was there earlier, but Simply-linked website is down now so it isn't showing up. Hopefully they will be back up soon. I added a note in the post so others will know. Thanks.

    Jennifer said...

    I didn't do too much at CVS this week but I got some great stocking stuffers. Christmas is coming up too fast!

    4 Starburst singles = $2.00
    - 2 B1G1, took off $1.00

    4 NYC Nail Polish $0.99 each, B1G1 50% off = $2.96
    - 2 $1.50/2
    - 1 $1.00/1 (coupon machine)

    2 Extra Gum = $2.00
    - $1.00/2

    1 Carmex Moisture Plus = $1.29
    - $0.50/1
    - mail in rebate on package!

    Subtotal: $8.25 - $6.50 (Qs) - $1.00 (EB) = $0.75 + $0.06 (tax) = $0.81 OOP

    And I received 2 $1.00 EBs. One for the Starburst and one for my Green Bag Tag so actually a money making trip. Love it!

    Cheryl @ Simply Shoeboxes said...

    Nice on the Carmex--can you share what the package looks like and where you found it, Jennifer. Gotta love money making trips--I had one today, too.

    Jennifer said...

    Here is a link to the rebate form, it includes a picture of the product:

    I found mine on a small lip care display near the soap and body washes. There were some with the lip products in the cold/sinus aisle but none with the rebate packaging. Hope this helps!

    Cheryl @ Simply Shoeboxes said...

    Okay, that is the same one I posted about. It has been $3 something at my CVS and I thought yours must be a different one--since it was on the package. I need to see if there is another one cheaper--smaller. My daughter did see a display hanger of them last week not put out yet--maybe that is them. Thanks so much for the info.

    Kristen said...

    Strange CVS experience this week. I saw on here and on another site the ECB deal for Gold Emblem candy corn $.99 and get $.99 back but I didn't see it in my ad. I didn't think that CVS did regional ads/deals. I am going to be really bummed if they start doing that unless, Cheryl, you continue this website but move to Southern CA. You can't beat the weather. There still was a deal on the candy corn but no ECB. Here is my transaction:

    2 Bags of Candy Corn $.10 each=$.20
    1 cover girl blush $4.99
    1 cover girl blush $6.49
    2 Orbit gum $1.49 each=$2.98
    1 Dr. Pepper 10 $1.99
    -$4 ECB
    -B1G1 orbit gum from CVS scanner $1.37
    -Man q for Free Dr. Pepper $1.99
    -Man. q for Cover Girl $8
    Total:1.39+$1.19 tax

    PS I also took advantage of the Right Guard deodorant deal last week. $1.24 down here but got the $1 ECB. My boyfriend had just said that he needed deodorant so perfect timing. Thank you, Thank you! And my boyfriend thanks you too!

    Unknown said...

    I am new to this..You can try the CVS Gift Card Challenge anytime?


    Cheryl @ Simply Shoeboxes said...

    Now there's an idea, Kristen, I have never been to Southern California. Bummer on the candy. I know once in a while they try different ads in test areas to see how they go, but I haven't read of anything recently. Great trip, though, and glad to hear you were able to score the deodorant just in the nick of time.

    Cheryl @ Simply Shoeboxes said...

    Yes, Renee, we all are doing them anytime--different amounts of GC--whatever works for each of us. I am in the middle of my "beginners" challenge, then I am going to do some other ones--like groceries, donations, health items, whatever. It's just a fun game to play together to see how far we can stretch them at CVS.

    J Rodney said...

    I don't know what it is, but it seems that I am taking every other week off from CVS shopping due to the lack of good deals.

    I'm looking forward to see what you came up with Cheryl.

    Deal Seeker said...

    WEEK 10/23/2011 ~ $50 CVS Challenge

    Total Spent:  $ 1.14 (including tax)
    ECBs Used: $5.00
    Extra Bucks Earned: $6.00
    Total Saved:  $ 8.46 (without tax)
    Total Value of Products Purchased:  $9.24 (without tax)

    This week's trip's details:
    $ .99 Gold Emblem candy corn; earn ECB .99
    $ .50 Starburst B1G1 Q
    $ .50 Starburst
    $ .50 Starburst B1G1 Q; earn $1 ECB wyb 4
    $ .79 Starburst Trop. for some reason rang up more so he took off .79 with the B1G1 Q
    $3.79 Thermacare; used my raincheck; earn ECB $3.78
    Trip Notes:
    No ECB's printed so he manually had to print. For some reason it printed a $6.00 ECB instead of $5.79. No complaints on that!
    To Date Totals:
    To Date Total Value of Products: 307.32
    Ending Balance: $ 30.69($24.69 cash and $6.00 ECB) I put back$14.99 in Cash column for Prevacid rebate
    It's like getting $307.32 worth of products for $19.31

    Cheryl @ Simply Shoeboxes said...

    Nice trip. When you use a raincheck the extra bucks round up to the nearest dollar.

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