Monday, November 7, 2011

Share Your CVS Shopping Trip for the Weekly Ad of 11/6/2011

Simply CVS Gift Card ChallengeDid you find any good deals  from the CVS Weekly Ad of 11/6 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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    16 comments:

    Denise said...

    I did the $10 gift card deal for this week by getting five All detergents and 4 Kashi cereal. I also did the Smuckers jelly deal. I used:

    (3) $1/1 All (newspaper)
    (2) 75c/1 All (internet print)
    (4) $2/1 Kashi product form Recycle
    Bank
    (1) $1/2 smuckers (hangtag)

    Paid nothing OOP using gift cards I had gotten for free the previous week from the covergirl deal (using the $8/2 cg coupons.)

    Got back my 3 ECB from smuckers and a $10 CVS gift card for the other items.

    Cheryl said...

    Denise, was the hang tag at CVS? I didn't get the $1/2 Smuckers coupon in the paper.

    Anonymous said...

    My newspaper had the $1/2 smuckers, too!

    Denise said...

    I found them at publix. I have several extra. If you need one I will be glad to send it to you.

    Anonymous said...

    There wasn't much I wanted this week, but I had to take advantage of this money maker:

    (3) Softsoap @ .99 each (regularly $3.99)
    -$2/2 Softsoap Q
    -.75 Softsoap Q
    .22
    Got $1 ECB from Green Tag
    Made .88
    Saved $11.45

    My CVS had very few Softsoaps still on the shelves, but I found the halloween ones in the clearance section that are marked $1.85, but are ringing up for $.99 if that helps anyone.

    Jenny

    Cheryl said...

    Denise, how generous, thank you. But since I shop today at CVS it won't help me. I rarely get out again to CVS during the week. Thanks, though.

    Cheryl said...

    Nice little trip, Jenny. Great find on the clearance ones. Our store still had lots--I had 3 of the $2 qs and two of the $.75 ones. I also got my $1 Green Bag Tag extra buck today--always nice.

    Anonymous said...

    we eat pb&j a lot so this is a good week for me to stock up on pb

    Tran 1
    2 PB Jif
    6 Softsoap
    -(3) 2/2 softsoap (limit 4 of the like coupon in 1 transaction)
    -5 ecb
    OOP=0.02+tax
    Get $3ECB

    Tran 2
    3 Hallmark card
    - $3ECB from Tran 1
    OOP=0.00+tax
    Get $3ECB

    My CVS still has ton of softsoap left. I will probably go back for more. it's a great week!!

    Cheryl said...

    Don't you love when just what you need is a great deal, Anon? Nice trip for you!

    JRFrugalMom said...

    My last CVS shopping trip was on October 10th, so I took almost a month off from CVS shopping and I needed it.

    I had $4 Extra Bucks expiring on 11/9 though, so I had to make a trip this week, but it was quick and I got what I needed, so it was a good week to get back into CVS'ing.

    JR

    Martha said...

    Not a great week at CVS but I think I still got some great stuff: No Softsoap coupons in Phoenix..

    Transaction #1:
    (3) Greeting Cards @ $0.99 ea
    (4) Illy Coffees @$2.00 ea
    (1) Sunday newspaper @$2.00
    Total: $12.98

    Used: 4 $2.49/1 Illy Coffee CVS machine Q's = $9.96

    Total: $12.98-$9.96 = $3.02, got $3 eb from cards

    Transaction #2:
    (2) Schick Extreme Razors @7.99 ea=$15.98
    (1) Edge Shave gel @2.19
    (1) Skintimate shave gel @2.19
    Total: $20.36, get $10 eb

    Used:
    1 BOGO Free Schick Q = -$7.99
    1 $2/1 Schick Disposable Razor (excl 2 ct)
    2 $0.75/1 Skintimate or Edge printable (from a few weeks ago)
    Total in coupons: $11.49

    Paid: $8.87, get $10 eb :)

    Transaction #3
    4 Kashi granola bars @ $3 ea
    1 Maybelline eye shadow @ 5.79
    1 Maybelline eye shadow @ $2.24 (50% off)
    1 Maybelline lip gloss @ $6.99
    1 Maybelline lip gloss @ $3.49 (50% off)
    Illy Coffee
    Total: $32.51, get a $10 gift card

    Coupons used:
    (1) $4/$20 CVS email Q
    (1) $2.49 off one Illy coffee
    (4) $2/1 Kashi Q from recyclebank
    (2) $2/1 Maybelline face product
    (2) $2/1 Maybelline lip product
    Total in coupons: $22.49

    Total: $32.51 - $22.49 = $10.02, get $10 gc to CVS

    Cheryl said...

    Martha, you did get a lot of great stuff!!

    Martha said...

    Thanks! I have been really lucky to be getting so many $/$$ emails lately, I didn't in the past, so I am able to combine them now. I had also forgot to mention, because of the Maybelline products, I will be getting $5 more extra bucks through the beauty club :)

    Of course, all this because of the great help I get on this forum.

    Cheryl said...

    Those $/$$s really help, Martha. don't you love the beauty club? I always forget to figure that in when I am planning my deals--I will just get the hang of it and they will stop it. lol For "not a great week" you did fantastic.

    Deal Seeker said...

    I want to thank Cheryl for running this site. I am always excited about my deals (thanks to Simply CVS) and want to share it with someone. My friends are sick of me talking about it since they are not interested. This forum has given me a place to share with those that have a common interest. I next want to thank those who take the time to share their shopping trips because it inspire me and teaches me about other deals out there.

    WEEK 11/06/2011 ~ $50 CVS Challenge

    Total Spent:  $ 4.59 (including tax)
    ECBs Used: $16.00
    Extra Bucks Earned: $22.00
    Total Saved:  $ 35.78 (without tax)
    Total Value of Products Purchased:  $39.11 (without tax)

    This week's trip's details:
    Purchased:
    Transaction 1
    $ .99 Hallmark card
    $ .99 Hallmark card
    $ .99 Hallmark card Earned ECB $3 wyb 3
    Earned ECB $1.00 for Bag Tag
    Earned ECB $5.00 Beauty Club
    Transaction 2
    $ 2.50 Smuckers
    $ 2.50 Smuckers MQ $1.00 off 2; Earned ECB $3.00
    $5.29 Playtex
    $5.29 Playtex MQ $4.00 off 2
    $8.39 Schick 8 ct disposable
    $8.39 Schick 8 ct disposable MQ$6.00 off two; Earn ECB$10
    Used CVS $5.00 off $25. purchase

    Trip Notes:
    I was glad I printed the Schick MQ and Playtex MQ from a while back. They really came in handy here. My spending power went up $1.41 from last week so I see this as getting everything this week for free plus making money!!! So happy :) Side note: I received my Carmex rebate. I already added it to my cash balance when I sent it in since I have other rebates going at the same time not related to my CVS shopping. It's easier for me and I like to see my cash balance go up right away :)
    To Date Totals:
    To Date Total Value of Products: $389.24
    Ending Balance: $ 27.77 ($ 14.77 cash and $ 13.00 ECB)
    Spending power increase from prior week $ 1.41 :)

    Cheryl said...

    Great trip, Deal Seeker! It is fun to share with others who understand and enjoy it as much as you. I get more excited I think when I see other shoppers' deals than even my own. Printing those coupons ahead of time and waiting is so helpful. I still forget to print some after I post for others. lol But I am getting more on top of it. Fun to see the GC challenge balances increase.