Saturday, November 19, 2011

$5 & $10 Scenarios for CVS Black Friday ~ Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Below are deal scenarios for the CVS ad for Black Friday 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 $5 out of pocket cash and $10 out of pocket cash.

Remember, this ad runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

If you have some extra bucks, use those instead of cash.  You can combine a couple of the transactions if you have enough extra bucks.  If you have the $5/25's you can combine a couple of the transactions until you reach the $25 sub-total--in some cases this would cause you to either
have to pay a little more or a little less or you would have to grab another item to cover your $5 coupon.

You can save the extra bucks left from the last transaction for next week’s extra buck deals and have even less out of pocket, or you could use them towards some of the CVS Black Friday Deals or other sale items.

Five Dollars Scenario by my daughter Sarah, of Sarah's Scribblings:


There are seven transactions for the $5 Scenario--this is a lot, but it is because there are so many free or nearly free items so you can get a lot for $5.  You can just stop whenever you feel you have done the number of transactions you want to.

TOTAL CASH:  $4.79 + tax
EXTRA BUCKS REMAINING:  $13.99
MERCHANDISE VALUE:  $109.01 sale priced

Transaction 1:

Buy 1 (one)   Theraflu Daytime or Multi-Symptom Travel Size, 1 Packet $0.99 Get $0.99 ECB

Buy 1 (one)  
Theraflu Caplets 8 ct $1.87 - Limit 1 Get $1.87 ECB
Use 1 (one) $3.00/2 Theraflu Products, Any Printable (use on both Theraflu ECB deals)

Buy 1 (one)   Benefiber Sticks Trial Size 3 ct $1.49 Get $1.49 ECB
Use 1 (one) $2.00/1 Printable   

Buy 2 (two)   Colgate Total Gum Defense, Advanced or Enamel Strength 4 oz $2.87 x 2 = $5.74 Get $2.87 x 2 = $5.74 ECB
Use 1 (one) $1/1 Printable
Use 1 (one) $1/1 Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste, any 4.0 oz or larger  11-13-11 SS

CASH:  $3.74 + tax
EXTRA BUCKS RECEIVED:  $10.09
MERCHANDISE VALUE:  $10.09 sale priced  

Transaction 2:

Buy 1 (one)   Breathe Right Nasal strips + Bonus Size 10+2 ct. $5.99 Get $5.99 ECB
Use 1 (one) $1.50/1 Breathe Right, any 12 ct or smaller - 10-16-11 RP

Buy 1 (one)   Cepacol Lozenges 16 ct. $4.99 Get $4.99 ECB
Use 1 (one) $1/1 Cepacol Lozenge or Spray Printable after sign up

Buy 1 (one)   Finish Quantum 10 ct. $2.99 Get $2.99 ECB
Use 1 (one) $1/1 Finish Quantum, any 10-23-11 SS

Use $10.09  ECB from Transaction 1

CASH:  $0.38 + tax
EXTRA BUCKS RECEIVED:  $13.97
MERCHANDISE VALUE:  $13.97 sale priced  


Transaction 3:

Buy 1 (one)   L.A. Looks Styling Gel 20 oz $2.49 Get $2.49 ECB
Use 1 (one) $1.00/1L.A. Looks Product, any 20, 26 or 30 oz - 10-09-11 RP

Buy 2 (two)   Listerine Pocketpaks 72 ct. total $2.99 x 2 = $5.98 Get $2.99 x 2 = $5.98 ECB
Use 1 (one) $1.00/2 or $.50/1 (regional differences)  Listerine Pocketpaks, 24-Ct. +
, Any Or Pocketmist, Any - 10-09-11 RP (If your coupon is for $.50/1 also use : $.50/1 Listerine Pocketpaks, 24 ct or larger or Listerine Pocketmist, any or Plax Rinse, any or Listerine Essential Care Toothpaste, any - 04-17-11 SS)

Buy 1 (one)   Select Carmex 0.15-0.35 oz $1.00 Get $1.00
Use 1 (one) $.30/1 Carmex Lip Balm, any - 10-30-11 RP

Buy 1 (one)   Wet N Wild Festive Flirt Nail Kit $2.88 Get $2.00
Use 1 (one) $1/1 Wet n’ Wild Eye, Lip and Nail Products - 11-06-11 RP

Buy 1 (one)   Revlon Nail (Excludes Top Speed) $4.99 Get $4.00 ECB
Use 1 (one) $1.00/1 Revlon Color Cosmetic 10/9 Walmart Insert

Buy 1 (one)  Excedrin Bonus Back Extra Strength 8 ct. + PM 8 ct. $0.99 Get $0.99 ECB

Use $13.97 ECB from Transaction 2

CASH:  $0.06 + tax
EXTRA BUCKS RECEIVED:  $16.46
MERCHANDISE VALUE:  $18.33 sale priced  

Transaction 4:

Buy 1 (one)   Softlips Single pk. 0.07 oz $2.00 Get $2.00 ECB

Buy 1 (one)   Kleenex Cool Touch Tissues 50 ct. $1.50 Get $1.50 ECB

Buy 2 (two)   G-U-M Super or Micro Tip Soft Toothbrush 2 ct $2.99 x 2 = $5.98 Get $2.99 x 2 = $5.98 ECB
SavingStar Coupon (attach to your card and it will go into your SavingStar account--it will not affect your out of pocket cost at CVS):  Buy 2 GUM® Toothbrushes (does not include Crayola Kids), Save $1.00. Expires 12/21/2011. One time use only.

Buy 1 (one)   Sheets Energy Strips 10 ct $3.99 Get $3.99 ECB

Buy 1 (one)   Advil 10 ct. $2.99 Get $2.99

Use $16.46 ECB from Transaction 3

CASH:  $0 + tax
EXTRA BUCKS RECEIVED:  $16.46
MERCHANDISE VALUE:  $16.46 sale priced  

Transaction 5:

Buy 1 (one)   CVS Alkaline Batteries $3.99 Get $3.99 ECB

Buy 1 (one)   Philips or Magnavox Universal Remote $6.99 Get $6.99 ECB

Buy 1 (one)   Be Kool from Fever Discomfort Gel Sheets for Kids 4 ct. $4.49 Get $4.49

Buy 1 (one)   Advil PM 4 ct. $0.99 Get $0.99 ECB

Use $16.46 ECB from Transaction 4

CASH:  $0  + tax
EXTRA BUCKS RECEIVED:  $16.46
MERCHANDISE VALUE:  $16.46 sale priced  

Transaction 6:

Buy 1 (one)   iChill Relaxation Shot Dietary Supplement 2 pk. $5.29 Get $5.29

Buy 1 (one)   Starbucks Double Shot 6.5 oz Single Can $1.69 Get $1.69 ECB
Buy 1 (one)   Balance Bar 1.76 oz $1.69 Get $1.69 ECB
Buy 1 (one) CVS Dental Flossers 90 ct. $1.99 Get $1.99

Buy 1 (one)   Fiber One 90 Calorie Brownies 6 ct $3.99 Get $3.99 ECB

Buy 2 (two)  Select Hershey's King Size 2.1-2.86 oz $0.99 x 2 = $1.98 Get $0.99 x 2 = $1.98 ECB

Use $16.46  ECB from Transaction 5

CASH:  $0.17   + tax
EXTRA BUCKS RECEIVED:  $16.63
MERCHANDISE VALUE:  $16.63 sale priced  

Transaction 7:

Buy 1 (one)  Pepto-Bismol 4 oz $2.99 Get $2.99

Buy 4 (four)   Mars Chocolate Singles 1.08-2.15oz $0.75 x 4 = $3 Get $0.75 x 4 = $3 ECB

Buy 4 (four)   Irish Spring Deodorant 2.7-3 oz $2.77 x 4 = $11.08 Get $2 x 4 = $8

Use $16.63 ECB from Transaction 6

CASH:  $0.44  + tax
EXTRA BUCKS RECEIVED:  $13.99
MERCHANDISE VALUE:  $17.07 sale priced  

(I’ll let you decide where to go from here, since these are all the items free after ECB [& a few that are close], the remaining items that are on ECB & are close to free are listed below, or you may have a gift item you want to pick up with your ECBs:
Get $2.00 ECB wyb General Mills Chex, Cinnamon Toast Crunch or Total 10.6-14oz $2.87 - Limit 1

Get $6.99 ECB wyb Philips Earbuds $6.00 - Limit 1

Get $3 ECB wyb Planters Peanuts 16oz, 2/$6

Get $4 ECB wyb Holiday M&Ms, 9.9-12.6oz 4/$10$1/2 Mars holiday Products, any - All You Magazine, December 2011
$1/2 Mars Holiday Products: M&M's Brand Chocolate Candies for the Holidays, Dove Chocolate Promises, Mixed Minis Chocolates for the Holidays Variety Bag, Snickers, Twix, Milky Way, 3 Musketeers Brand Minis, any 7.94-19.5 oz - 11-13-11 RP 

Get $5 ECB wyb Essence of Beauty Wellness 4pc Personal Spa set $9.88 Limit 1

Get $5 ECB wyb Conair 1875 Watt Ionic Red Metal Hairdryer $9.99 Limit 1



Ten Dollars Scenario by my daughter Sarah, of Sarah's Scribblings:


TOTAL CASH:  $9.68 + tax
EXTRA BUCKS REMAINING:  $19.65
MERCHANDISE VALUE:  $105.25 sale priced

Transaction 1:

Buy 1 (one)   Theraflu Daytime or Multi-Symptom Travel Size, 1 Packet $0.99 Get $0.99 ECB

Buy 1 (one)  
Theraflu Caplets 8 ct $1.87 - Limit 1 Get $1.87 ECB
Use 1 (one) $3.00/2 Theraflu Products, Any Printable (use on both Theraflu ECB deals)

Buy 1 (one)   Benefiber Sticks Trial Size 3 ct $1.49 Get $1.49 ECB
Use 1 (one) $2.00/1 Printable       

Buy 2 (two)   Colgate Total Gum Defense, Advanced or Enamel Strength 4 oz $2.87 x 2 = $5.74 Get $2.87 x 2 = $5.74 ECB
Use 1 (one) $1/1 Printable
Use 1 (one) $1/1 Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste, any 4.0 oz or larger  11-13-11 SS

Buy 1 (one)   Breathe Right Nasal strips + Bonus Size 10+2 ct. $5.99 Get $5.99 ECB
Use 1 (one) $1.50/1 Breathe Right, any 12 ct or smaller - 10-16-11 RP

Buy 1 (one)   Select Carmex 0.15-0.35 oz $1.00 Get $1.00
Use 1 (one) $.30/1 Carmex Lip Balm, any - 10-30-11 RP

CASH:  $8.93  + tax
EXTRA BUCKS RECEIVED:  $17.08
MERCHANDISE VALUE:  $17.08  sale priced  


Transaction 2:

Buy 1 (one)   Cepacol Lozenges 16 ct. $4.99 Get $4.99 ECB
Use 1 (one) $1/1 Cepacol Lozenge or Spray Printable after sign up

Buy 1 (one)   Finish Quantum 10 ct. $2.99 Get $2.99 ECB
Use 1 (one) $1/1 Finish Quantum, any 10-23-11 SS

Buy 1 (one)   L.A. Looks Styling Gel 20 oz $2.49 Get $2.49 ECB
Use 1 (one) $1.00/1L.A. Looks Product, any 20, 26 or 30 oz - 10-09-11 RP

Buy 2 (two)   Listerine Pocketpaks 72 ct. total $2.99 x 2 = $5.98 Get $2.99 x 2 = $5.98 ECB
Use 1 (one) $1.00/2 or $.50/1 (regional differences)  Listerine Pocketpaks, 24-Ct. +
, Any Or Pocketmist, Any - 10-09-11 RP (If your coupon is for $.50/1 also use : $.50/1 Listerine Pocketpaks, 24 ct or larger or Listerine Pocketmist, any or Plax Rinse, any or Listerine Essential Care Toothpaste, any - 04-17-11 SS)

Buy 1 (one)   Wet N Wild Festive Flirt Nail Kit $2.88 Get $2.00
Use 1 (one) $1/1 Wet n’ Wild Eye, Lip and Nail Products - 11-06-11 RP

Buy 1 (one)   Advil 10 ct. $2.99 Get $2.99

Use $17.08 ECB from Transaction 1

CASH:  $0.24   + tax
EXTRA BUCKS RECEIVED:  $21.44
MERCHANDISE VALUE:  $22.32 sale priced  

Transaction 3:

Buy 1 (one)   Revlon Nail (Excludes Top Speed) $4.99 Get $4.00 ECB
Use 1 (one) $1.00/1 Revlon Color Cosmetic 10/9 Walmart Insert

Buy 1 (one)  Excedrin Bonus Back Extra Strength 8 ct. + PM 8 ct. $0.99 Get $0.99 ECB

Buy 1 (one)   Softlips Single pk. 0.07 oz $2.00 Get $2.00 ECB

Buy 1 (one)   Kleenex Cool Touch Tissues 50 ct. $1.50 Get $1.50 ECB

Buy 2 (two)   G-U-M Super or Micro Tip Soft Toothbrush 2 ct $2.99 x 2 = $5.98 Get $2.99 x 2 = $5.98 ECB

Buy 1 (one)   Sheets Energy Strips 10 ct $3.99 Get $3.99 ECB

Buy 1 (one)  Pepto-Bismol 4 oz $2.99 Get $2.99

Use $21.44 ECB from Transaction 2

CASH:  $0  + tax
EXTRA BUCKS RECEIVED:  $21.45
MERCHANDISE VALUE:  $22.44 sale priced  

Transaction 4:

Buy 1 (one)   CVS Alkaline Batteries $3.99 Get $3.99 ECB

Buy 1 (one)   Philips or Magnavox Universal Remote $6.99 Get $6.99 ECB

Buy 1 (one)   Be Kool from Fever Discomfort Gel Sheets for Kids 4 ct. $4.49 Get $4.49

Buy 1 (one) CVS Dental Flossers 90 ct. $1.99 Get $1.99

Buy 1 (one)   Fiber One 90 Calorie Brownies 6 ct $3.99 Get $3.99 ECB

Use $21.45 ECB from Transaction 3

CASH:  $0   + tax
EXTRA BUCKS RECEIVED:  $21.45
MERCHANDISE VALUE:  $21.45 sale priced  

Transaction 5:

Buy 1 (one)   iChill Relaxation Shot Dietary Supplement 2 pk. $5.29 Get $5.29

Buy 1 (one)   Starbucks Double Shot 6.5 oz Single Can $1.69 Get $1.69 ECB
Buy 1 (one)   Balance Bar 1.76 oz $1.69 Get $1.69 ECB
Buy 2 (two)  Select Hershey's King Size 2.1-2.86 oz $0.99 x 2 = $1.98 Get $0.99 x 2 = $1.98 ECB

Buy 4 (four)   Mars Chocolate Singles 1.08-2.15oz $0.75 x 4 = $3 Get $0.75 x 4 = $3 ECB

Buy 3 (three)   Irish Spring Deodorant 2.7-3 oz $2.77 x 3 = $8.31 Get $2 x 3 = $6

Use $21.45 ECB from Transaction 4

CASH:  $0.51 + tax
EXTRA BUCKS RECEIVED:  $19.65
MERCHANDISE VALUE:  $21.96 sale priced  

(I’ll let you decide where to go from here, since these are all the items free after ECB [& a few that are close] with the exception of Advil PM, the remaining items that are on ECB & are close to free are listed below, or you may have a gift item you want to pick up with your ECBs:

Buy 1 (one)   Advil PM 4 ct. $0.99 Get $0.99 ECB

Buy 1 (one)   Irish Spring Deodorant 2.7-3 oz $2.77 Get $2

Get $2.00 ECB wyb General Mills Chex, Cinnamon Toast Crunch or Total 10.6-14oz $2.87 - Limit 1
$1/3 General Mills Cereals Listed: Basic 4, Cheerios (Any), Chex (Any), Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cocoa Puffs (Any), Cookie Crisp (Any), Dora The Explorer, Fiber One (Any), Golden Grahams, Honey Nut Clusters, Kix (Any), Lucky Charms (Any), Oatmeal Crisp (Any), Raisin Nut Bran, Reese's Puffs, Total (Any), Trix Or Wheaties (Any), Boxes - 10-23-11 SS
$1/2 Chex Cereals Printable
$1.00/2 GM Children's Cereals, this includes Cinnamon Toast CrunchPrintable
$1.00/2 GM Chex Cereals Printable
$1.00/2 GM Cereals Printable (various—can’t tell unless printed)
$1.10/2 GM Cereals (various—can’t tell unless printed) Printable

Get $6.99 ECB wyb Philips Earbuds $6.00 - Limit 1

Get $3 ECB wyb Planters Peanuts 16oz, 2/$6

Get $4 ECB wyb Holiday M&Ms, 9.9-12.6oz 4/$10$1/2 Mars holiday Products, any - All You Magazine, December 2011
$1/2 Mars Holiday Products: M&M's Brand Chocolate Candies for the Holidays, Dove Chocolate Promises, Mixed Minis Chocolates for the Holidays Variety Bag, Snickers, Twix, Milky Way, 3 Musketeers Brand Minis, any 7.94-19.5 oz - 11-13-11 RP 

Get $5 ECB wyb Essence of Beauty Wellness 4pc Personal Spa set $9.88 Limit 1

Get $5 ECB wyb Conair 1875 Watt Ionic Red Metal Hairdryer $9.99 Limit 1

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


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7 comments:

Miz Monie said...

Thank you for all the scenarios makes it a lot easier to shop.

Tammy said...

Do you know what time the 24 hour CVS will start the sale on Thursday?

Cheryl said...

No, Tammy, I do not. Readers on our Facebook page have said midnight Thursday morning and some say 9:00. I think you need to check with each store.

Katie said...

What if a coupon exceeds the value of the item? It looks like from the first $5 transaction that it's okay. But then why would you do Buy 1 (one) Benefiber Sticks Trial Size 3 ct $1.49 Get $1.49 ECB
Use 1 (one) $2.00/1 Printable and NOT the $3/1 printable?

Sarah said...

Thanks for the question Katie, it's generally fine to have more coupon value than item, but you don't get the overage on manufacturer coupons. I don't remember why I picked which coupon, I may have just grabbed the greatest value without thinking of the fact it wouldn't make a difference unless I bought 2. I hope this makes sense.

Ashley said...

Do you know if we will be able to get a rain check if they are out of an item?

Cheryl said...

As long as it is a regularly stocked item, Ashley.