Saturday, November 19, 2011

My CVS Shopping Trip for Weekly Ad of 11/16/2011 ~ Trip #10 of $50 Gift Card Challenge

I had a really late trip to CVS this week and a small one.   There was not much I wanted and I had a $5 Extra Buck expiring on Monday and just in case I didn't make it I decided I had better be sure and get in the store.
I picked up the Carmex for the try me free rebate since I had a $1/1 coupon and a 20% off coupon (which took a grand total of $.21 off) and it would use up the balance of my $5 ECB.  I did loose 3 extra bucks on this trip, but I also have $4.38 more towards the Beauty Club rewards and will get $2.99 back for the Carmex (which, when received, I will add that--less the stamp price--back
into the spending balance of this Gift Card Challenge).

I am currently doing a $50 Beginner's CVS Gift Card Challenge seeing how much I can get for a $50 gift card I earned on Swagbucks with a new CVS Extra Care Card just like a new shopper would be able to get.

$50 Beginner's CVS Gift Card Challenge Balances:

Total Saved:  $  529.22 (including tax)
Total Spent:  $ 21.22 (including tax)
Total Value of Products Purchased:  $ 516.90 (without tax)
Gift Card Balance:  $ 30.56
Gift Cards Earned on deals Balance:  $ 18.22
Extra Buck Balance:  $ 15.00 (I began with no extra bucks with this gift card)
Total CVS Spending Power:  $63.78

This week's trip's details:

Saved:  $  10.00 + $ .47 tax = $ 10.47 (some of my tax is paid on coupon values, this is the tax on the total product less the tax I paid--that is all I saved on tax)
Spent:  $ .03 + $ .21 tax = $ .24
Beginning Extra Bucks Balance: $ 18.00
Total Extra Bucks used:  $ 5.00
Total Extra Bucks earned:  $ 2.00
Ending Extra Bucks Balance:  $ 15.00

NOTE:  Because I often do multiple transactions my total extra bucks earned may differ from the ending extra buck balance and the total used may exceed the beginning balance as I use some from one transaction on another.

Transaction #1 (just one today):

1 -- Dawn @ $.99
Used 1 -- $.50/1 Manufacturer Coupon

1 -- Ivory 3-pack @ $.99 (this is going in my Operation Christmas Child stockpile for 2012)

1 -- Gillette Fusion @ $2.37 get $2.00 ECB
Used 1 -- $1.00 manufacturer insert coupon

1 -- Carmex Moisture Plus lip gloss @ $3.39
Used 1 -- $1/1 Printable (no longer available)
Used 20% off CVS coupon = $.21
Will send in for the Carmex Moisture Plus Try Me Free Rebate for $2.99

Spent:  $ .03 + tax 
Extra Bucks used:  $ 5.00
Extra Bucks earned:  $ 2.00

You can read about all of my CVS shopping trips or check out readers' trips.

Step by Step CVS Shopping for Beginners

I started a step by step lesson series on how to begin CVS shopping as I am beginning as a "new shopper" with a new card and no extra bucks this month and will share what I am doing.

Readers' Gift Card Challenges

If you haven't joined us in the Simply CVS gift card challenge we'd love to have you do so.  Check out the details in this introductory post:  Join the Simply CVS Gift Card Challenge.  If you have joined already, leave a comment below with your most recent trip and/or totals.  If you blog about your challenge trip leave a link below directly to your challenge shopping trip or the post introducing your challenge.  I would love it if you would add the Challenge button like the one here in your post or on your blog so your readers can join us and see what everyone is doing on their challenge (the code can be found in the right hand side bar at the bottom).

Earn CVS Gift Cards Online

If you haven't worked on earning free CVS gift cards online yet, now would be a great time with Holiday shopping just around the corner.  Click the banner below and you can see a few different sources I earn CVS gift cards from, along with free Paypal, to help with my CVS shopping (they offer other prizes, but CVS gift cards are my favorite).  If you'd like to learn how to earn more Swagbucks towards your prizes check out the Index to the Swag Bucks 101 Series of posts.


Donna said...

I see a shaving cream can in your picture. Was this a freebie? I ask because it's not mentioned in the shopping trip.

You are always so amazing with your shopping!!

Cheryl @ Simply Shoeboxes said...

Donna, I just fixed the post--I forgot to put it in. It was $2.37 less a $1 manufacturer coupon and got $2 extra bucks back. It is a small can.