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Friday, November 18, 2011

Sarah's Two Cents ~ $122 Worth for 2 cents + tax on Black Friday @ CVS

Just for fun Sarah has worked up a scenario with CVS extra buck deals and coupons where a shopper can spend just two cents and walk out of the store with $122 worth of products (sale prices) and $4+ in extra bucks.  Now, it probably would never work out exactly--a printable coupon may no longer be available by the time you go to print it, they may be out of stock, a coupon may not be in your insert (at times some are regional), etc.  We all know with CVSing things can happen. But it is fun to see just what could be done with what is available--and get ideas on how to do our own shopping better.  And the next time someone says "how do you do that?" print off this post and show it to them.

Editing to add:  I clarified on Simply CVS Facebook Page that this was just for fun--I guess I should have emphasized it more in this post.  We are not saying go do 13 transactions, or that we are going to, but if someone didn't have money to spend and no extra bucks they could do this.  And they have three days to do it in since the ad runs three days.  The point is to show what can be done and we can each use this as a
starting point of how it is done and maybe the best order to do the deals.

Sarah will be giving us a $5 and $10 out of pocket scenario, too, later.  These can be done with cash or extra bucks you have on hand.

So here it is....a "baker's dozen" of transactions and Two Cents (disclaimer:  with so much math involved and different limits, etc. we admit there could be an error in figuring someplace):

NOTE:  An error was found--Pepto Bismol in transaction #9 is repeated by mistake. Sarah is going to try and find some time to re-figure it and I will update it then.  Corrected.

$ .02 Scenario by my daughter Sarah, of Sarah's Scribblings:


TOTAL CASH:  $0.02 + tax
EXTRA BUCKS REMAINING:  $4.69
MERCHANDISE VALUE:  $122.00 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

CASH:  $0  + tax
EXTRA BUCKS RECEIVED:  $4.35
MERCHANDISE VALUE:  $4.35 sale priced  

Transaction 2:

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

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

Use $4.35  ECB from Transaction 1

CASH:  $0   + tax
EXTRA BUCKS RECEIVED:  $6.35
MERCHANDISE VALUE:  $6.35  sale priced  

Transaction 3:

Buy 1 (one)   Listerine Pocketpaks 72 ct. total $2.99 Get $2.99 ECB
Use 1 (one) $.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)   Colgate Total Gum Defense, Advanced or Enamel Strength 4 oz $2.87 ECB
Use 1 (one) $1/1 Printable

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 $6.35 ECB from Transaction 2

CASH:  $0  + tax
EXTRA BUCKS RECEIVED:  $8.85
MERCHANDISE VALUE:  $8.85 sale priced  

Transaction 4:

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

Buy 1 (one)   Listerine Pocketpaks 72 ct. total $2.99 Get $2.99 ECB


Buy 1 (one)   G-U-M Super or Micro Tip Soft Toothbrush 2 ct $2.99 Get $2.99 ECB

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

Use $8.85 ECB from Transaction 3

CASH:  $0  + tax
EXTRA BUCKS RECEIVED:  $8.97
MERCHANDISE VALUE:  $9.85 sale priced  

Transaction 5:

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)   CVS Dental Flossers 90 ct. $1.99 Get $1.99 ECB

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

Use $8.97 ECB from Transaction 4

CASH:  $0 + tax
EXTRA BUCKS RECEIVED:  $9.97
MERCHANDISE VALUE:  $9.97 sale priced  

Transaction 6:

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)  Kleenex Cool Touch Tissues 50 ct. $1.50 Get $1.50 ECB

Buy 1 (one)   G-U-M Super or Micro Tip Soft Toothbrush 2 ct $2.99 Get $2.99 ECB

Buy 1 (one)   Select Hershey's King Size 2.1-2.86 oz $0.99 Get $0.99 ECB

Use $9.97 ECB from Transaction 5

CASH:  $0   + tax
EXTRA BUCKS RECEIVED:  $ 11.47
MERCHANDISE VALUE:  $11.47 sale priced  

Transaction 7:

Buy 1 (one)   Be Kool from Fever Discomfort Gel Sheets for Kids 4 ct. $4.49 Get $4.49 ECB
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)   Pepto-Bismol 4 oz $2.99 Get $2.99 ECB

Use $ 11.47 ECB from Transaction 6

CASH:  $0  + tax
EXTRA BUCKS RECEIVED:  $11.48
MERCHANDISE VALUE:  $12.47 sale priced  

Transaction 8:

Buy 2 (two)   Mars Chocolate Singles 1.08-2.15oz $0.75 x 2 = $1.50 Get $0.75 x 2 = $1.50 ECB


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


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


Buy 1 (one)   Starbucks Double Shot 6.5 oz Single Can $1.69 Get $1.69 ECB


Buy 1 (one)   Select Hershey's King Size 2.1-2.86 oz $0.99 Get $0.99 ECB

Use $11.48  ECB from Transaction 7

CASH:  $0   + tax
EXTRA BUCKS RECEIVED:  $11.47
MERCHANDISE VALUE:  $11.47 sale priced  

Transaction 9:

Buy 2 (two)   Mars Chocolate Singles 1.08-2.15oz $0.75 x 2 = $1.50 Get $0.75 x 2 = $1.50 ECB

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

Use $ 8.48  ECB from Transaction 8 [save $2.00 and $.99 ECBs from transaction 8 for transaction #10]

CASH:  $0.01  + tax
EXTRA BUCKS RECEIVED:  $ 8.49
MERCHANDISE VALUE:  $ 8.49 sale priced  

Transaction 10:

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

Buy 1 (one)  Irish Spring Deodorant 2.7-3 oz $2.77 Get $2.00 ECB

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

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

Use $2.99 ECB from transaction 8
Use $ 8.49  ECB from Transaction 9

CASH:  $0   + tax
EXTRA BUCKS RECEIVED:  $10.98
MERCHANDISE VALUE:  $11.75  sale priced  

Transaction 11:

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

Buy 1 (one)   Philips Earbuds $6.99 Get $6.00 ECB

Use $10.98  ECB from Transaction 10

CASH:  $0   + tax
EXTRA BUCKS RECEIVED:  $9.99
MERCHANDISE VALUE:  $10.98  sale priced  

Transaction 12:

Buy 1 (one)   Balance Bar 1.76 oz $1.69 Get $1.69 ECB


Buy 3 (three)   Irish Spring Deodorant 2.7-3 oz $2.77 x 3 = $8.31 Get $2.00 x 3 = $6 ECB

Use $9.99 ECB from Transaction 11

CASH:  $0.01   + tax
EXTRA BUCKS RECEIVED:  $7.69
MERCHANDISE VALUE:  $10 sale priced  

Transaction 13:

Buy 2 (two)  Planters Peanuts 16oz, 2/$6 Get $3 ECB
Use $6  ECB from Transaction 12 (Save $1.69 ECB)

CASH:  $0  + tax
EXTRA BUCKS RECEIVED:  $3 
MERCHANDISE VALUE:  $6 sale priced  

11 comments:

Melissa said...

WOW! That's some amazing calculations Sarah! I've seen several blogs come up with scenarios for Black Friday CVS shopping, but this was by far the best!

Thanks for all your hard work ladies!

Tickle Me Deals! said...

That's an unrealistic amount of transactions to do in one day....especially when there will be a lot of other shoppers standing in line.

Cheryl said...

That's why we said it was just for fun. You have three days to do it in, really. It was just to show how rolling extra bucks can make a difference in out of pocket costs.

KatieL said...

I am concerned about this post. Although it's just for fun, some people may actually do it! Can you imagine the hard feelings it will prompt? Black Friday opens up the heaviest shopping season of the year, and clerks are already so overworked from the mad holiday rush...

Anonymous said...

wow get a grip people its a blog they didn't order all of facebook to do repeated transactions u people take things so serious it was a fun blog to give us an idea thank u simply cvs

alexandra said...

Wow I love this I think its awesome great job Sarah. You are very coupon savvy.

tammy said...

Just noticed that transaction #7 and #9 both have the Pepto-Bismol with the ECBs..Ad shows there is a limit of 1

Shopnsavemommy said...

This is a great post! I'm going to share this on my blog. I have a few ecb's and a gift card to start with but, if you don't this is a great plan, and if your worried about doing too many transactions, just stand in line multiple times.

My cvs doesn't seem to mind if you do a few transactions at once.You could probably do three then get in line again.... And do that three times.

Ashley said...

lol I came up with the same type of deal... I had 8 transactions... until I asked myself... Do I need every item because it's free? Now I have two transactions and only 15 items to buy. he-he-he. Great post!!

Deal Seeker said...

This is great. Thanks for sharing.

Cari and Cortnee @ Two Sasters said...

This post inspired me! Thanks so much for sharing!

Cari
http://www.twosasters.com/2011/11/my-black-friday-cvs-shopping-trip.html