Monday, October 10, 2011

Share Your CVS Shopping Trip & Gift Card Challenge Balances for the Weekly Ad of 10/9/2011

Simply CVS Gift Card ChallengeDid you find any good deals  from the CVS Weekly Ad of 10/9 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!

If you have a linky on your blog and are linking up here, add "link up" 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.

If you'd like to see some saavy shopping at other stores, or if you'd like to link up your CVS deals trips to other places here are a few to check out.  If you are a blogger and have a weekly savings linky and would like it added, leave a link to it in a comment below and I will add it.


Valencia said...

My trip was short and sweet:
Pur-absorb Iron 15.99
Sensodyne Iso 5.99
Sensodyne Pronamel 4.49
Total= 26.47

-$5 when you spend $10
Glaxosmithkline Oral Care Coupon
from CVS Reinventing Beauty Mag
-$21 ECB's
= .47 (got back $15.99Iron+ $5Sensodyne + $1 Green Bag=$21.99)

Anonymous said...

Transaction #1:
4 bags M&Ms $10
2 X $1.50/2 IP
3 X 50c scanner Q (never made it back to get my 4th one last week)
Total: $5.50, used $5 ECB
Paid 50c, got back $3

Transaction #2:
3 99c Hallmark cards $2.97
2 Revlon eye shadows (buy one get one 50% off) $4.99, $2.50
1 Covergirl Professional mascara $6.39
$3/10 cosmetics scanner Q
$5/2 Revlon scanner Q
$3 CG mascara scanner Q
Paid with $3 ECB from candy + $3 out of pocket, got back $3

The makeup items came out to be about $1 each--I'm starting to collect cheap makeup items for Christmas stocking stuffers :) There are a bunch of makeup deals coming up too, I'm going to give out the best stocking stuffers this year! Gotta love CVS to allow me to do that on a tight budget!

Also-I've learned from your site to hold on to scanner Qs b/c they always seem to pair well with an upcoming sale! Thank you!

Cheryl @ Simply Shoeboxes said...

Valencia, short and sweet but still a lot of savings! And don't you love how your extra bucks came out almost to the penny what you used & paid?

Cheryl @ Simply Shoeboxes said...

Anon, you had a great trip. I loooooove getting all the makeup throughout the year for stocking stuffers. Some years I have had to have two stockings for my oldest daughter as I have been able to get her so many goodies (like hair products, too) that she otherwise would never have. You will have as much fun giving them all as those receiving them will. so glad to have been a little help in the process. :-)

J Rodney said...

I did not find much I wanted in the ad today, so I used some rainchecks, and then I ended up stocking up for Halloween candy.

We do not get any trick or treaters in our area, but the kids do bring treat bags for school.

Cheryl @ Simply Shoeboxes said...

JR, Rainchecks really come in handy at times.

Deal Seeker said...

WEEK 6 and 7 ~ $50 CVS Challenge

Combination of two transactions. I was on vacation.
Total Spent:  $ 3.84 (including tax)
ECBs Used: $12.00
Extra Bucks Earned: $14.00
Total Saved:  $ 31.66 (without tax)
Total Value of Products Purchased:  $ 33.92(without tax)
Ending Balance: $36.00 ($ 12.02 cash and $23.98 ECB)
Spending power: down $1.84

$ 6.29 Cover Girl Blush;MQ $8 off two
$ 3.14 Cover Girl Blush 50% off
$ 1.88 Dial 3pk soap; SQ $2.00;ECB earned $1
$ 5.99 Sensodyne toothpaste; MQ $1.00 ECB earned $5
$ 5.99 Sensodyne toothpaste; MQ $1.00
$ .99 Hallmark Card ECB earned $3 (wyb 3)
$ .99 Hallmark Card
$ .99 Hallmark Card
Also earned another $5.00 Beauty Club ECB!! :)
Trip Notes:
Thanks to Simply CVS I found out about the $2.00 Dial Q and Free cards.
To Date Totals:
To Date Total Value of Products: $250.13
To Date Total Cash Spent: $40.53 (including tax)
To Date Total Saved: $218.54 (without tax)

Thank You Cheryl. I couldn't have done this without your site.

Cheryl @ Simply Shoeboxes said...

Grrrreat shop, Deal Seeker. So glad to have helped get the information to you :-).