Monday, January 16, 2012

Share Your CVS Shopping Trip for the Weekly Ad of 1/15/2012

Simply CVS Gift Card ChallengeDid you find any good deals  from the CVS Weekly Ad of 1/15 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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    22 comments:

    Anonymous said...

    My store has a selection of make-up from all different brands (Revlon, Maybelline, Covergirl, Almay, etc.) at 50% and 75% off clearance.

    I'm trying to find any coupons that will work with the clearance deals (foundation, eye shadow, nail polish).

    I would recommend people looking in the make-up section to see if they have any deals, too!

    Sammie said...

    3 glade sense & spray 
    1 almay 
    1 jergens 

    Used the following coupons
    1/jergens mf
    Cvs 3/almay
    2/almay mf
    cvs 3/2 glade products
    2- 3.50 glade mf
    1- 3.00 glade mf

    Paid with 5 ecb
    And 3.98 plus tax
    Got 9 ecb

    Jocelyn said...

    I scored a free Snuggie blanket and two small sized Gain and Dawn dishwashing liquid from the $7 ECB's earned from Glade products and Hallmark greeting cards! Thanks. :)

    Posted it on: www.hipmamasplace.com

    Miz Monie said...

    Bought
    3 Glade Sense and Spray kit $5.00 each

    Used
    3 x $3.50 Glade sense and spray coupon from coupons.com printable i think its still available to print.

    Used
    1 x $2/2 Cvs Glade coupon

    Paid $3.81 with tax included
    Got back $4 ecb wyb $12 of glade
    Got back $1 green tag reward

    So today its a $1.19 money maker for me :)

    Cris said...

    Has anyone had problems with the American Greeting ECBs printing off? I bought 3 99c cards and it did not print and the manager tried to give all kinds of excuses (like I bought assorted cards as it said on the receipt, not single!!!)and also that I could not get more ECBs than what I paid for etc. He talked to somoeone else who told him to ask me if I did this offer before and I said that a long time ago. So he said he would print one off for 2.97 (which I knew would be rounded up to $3 anyway) but that it wasn't right or whaever. The event code showed up as invalid on the register which tells me it's not in the system.

    Cheryl said...

    Sammie, great items and looks like you came out just even--spent almost nine and got nine--the best kind of shops!

    Cheryl said...

    Jocelyn, it is fun to get goodies with the extra bucks we earn on products we buy anyway.

    Cheryl said...

    Gotta love those money making trips, Miz Monie.

    Cheryl said...

    Cris, we had Hallmark cards here and they printed. I know in the past one or two of the kinds we have purchased haven't showed up, but they always give us the extra bucks as it says any. It is interesting to hear the excuses they give for why it didn't print--most often you know they aren't the reason. BTW I haven't read of anyone else having trouble this week with it--but if you did I assume many are having issues.

    Christina C. said...

    I little different type of trip for me. My CVS still had some left over Christmas as well as a ton of Neutrogena products that went to 90% off last night!

    Neut. Anti wrinkle $19.99
    Neut. Clinical $39.99
    Neut. Tone Correcting $20.99
    Neut. Cleanser/Mask $8.79
    Wooden Cat Toy $9.99
    Red Bow $0.99
    Red Bow $0.99
    Ribbon $2.99
    Roll of gift tags $2.99

    Used (2) $2.00 Neut.
    Used (2) $1.50 Neut.

    OOP $3.93
    Saved $104!!

    Cheryl said...

    Wow, Christina! That's a nice kind of "different."

    Christina C. said...

    Sure was. I came across it last night, but kicked myself for not actually bringing my full binder, was only picking up the sense & sprays last night. Had a bit of a "snow storm" last night and couldn't get back until lunch break...missed out on a few items, but totally scored!

    Ami said...

    so i did the cash card deal,then tried to use it in another transaction but it wouldnt work...then after the cashier tried a couple times,the register prints
    "Attention Valued Customer"
    Due to a technical issue,we are unable to process your CVS Gift Card.We apologize for any inconvenience.This matter will be referred to our Customer Relations Department for further research.To speak with a CVS Customer
    Representative about this matter.Please call 1-800-SHOP-CVS

    they told me to come in another day and try it then,because "corporate is in Rhode Island" and theres a storm? And if it doesnt work to try calling..any1 else having problems??

    Cheryl said...

    Ami, I have not read of this problem. They must not have activated it correctly. I hope you can get thru today and they can fix it for you.

    Christina C. said...

    Ami and Cheryl,

    I've never received a message like that, but usually get the manager over...just about every time I go to use a Cash card or a CVS gift card, they would have trouble swipping it. Maybe it is something they are still working on, or maybe Cashiers aren't activating the card correctly. Either way, I've had less problems since they switched to the CVS Cash Card.

    Cheryl said...

    Thanks for the input, Christina. I only did the cash card deal once and they actually just gave me a gift card so I haven't even seen the cash cards. Glad it is working better for you now.

    Martha said...

    Another great week at CVS, I can't wait 'till next week... Here is what I did:

    Trans. #1:
    1 Almay Eyeshadow= $5.99
    4 Hallmark cards @ $0.99 ea= $3.96
    1 Revlon Makeup on clearance= $1.25
    2 Clairol Hair color on clearance @ $2.37=$4.74
    1 Colgate Total Whitening= $2.77
    1 Colgate Prosensitive=$3.99
    4 Toaster’s Choice Coffee @ $0.99= $3.96
    3 Glade Sense &Spray kits@ $5.00= $15.00
    1 Carmex Moisture Lip balm@ $1.50
    1 CVS Cotton balls @ $1.87
    1 CVS Cotton balls @ $0.94
    2 Poise pantiliners on clearance @ $2.37= $5.94
    3 Sally Hansen nail polish on clearance@ $0.79 ea= $2.91
    1 Frutopia Shampoo on clearance =$1.74
    Total before coupons= $56.56

    Coupons used:
    (1) $5/$25 Beauty purchase CVS Q=-$5
    (1) $3/1 Almay CVS Q=-$3
    (1) $2/1 Almay MQ=-$2
    (1) B3G1 Free Hallmark card CVS Q=-$0.99
    (1) $1/1 Revlon Eye MQ=-$1
    (2) $3/1 Clairol Hair color MQ=-$6
    (1) $1/1 Colgate total CVS Q from RIB Mag.=-$1
    (2) $1/1 Colgate total or sensitive prorelief MQ=-$2
    (1) $1/1 Colgate sensitive prorelief CVS Q from RIB Mag=-$1
    (2) B1G1 Free Toaster’s Choice IP=-$2
    (2) $0.75/1 Toaster’s Choice IP=-$1.50
    (3) $3.50/1 Sense & Spray Kit MQ= -$10.50
    (2) $1/1 Glade product CVS Q=-$2
    (1) $1.50/1 Carmex Moisture lip balm=-$1.50
    (1) $0.75/1 Carmex moisture lip balm IP=-$0.75
    (1) $1/2 CVS brand skin care item=-$1
    (1) $2/1 Poise product MQ from mailer=-$2
    (1) $2.5 Poise product MQ=-$2.50
    (3) $0.50/1 Sally Hansen product MQ=-$1.50
    (1) $1.50/1 Frutopia product=-$1.50
    Total coupons= $48.74

    Total-coupons: $56.56-$48.74= $7.82, paid with $7.75 eb and the rest with cash card, got back $13 eb ($3 from Almay, $3 from Hallmark, $1 from Colgate, $2 from Colgate Sensitive and $4 from Glade), that is a $5 MM, plus I added $20.94 to the beauty club.

    Trans. #2- Loreal and Axe deal
    2 Axe Deodorants on clearance @$2.22= $4.44
    1 Axe Shampoo @$4.50
    2 Loreal eyeshadows @$4.99=$9.98
    1 Loreal eyeshadow = $6.79
    Total before coupons= $25.71

    Coupons used:
    (1) 20% off non sale items CVS Q= -$3.35
    (1) 50% one Axe hair care product wyb any Axe product=-$2.25 (this had to be entered manually by cashier)
    (2) $1/1 Axe deodorant MQ=-$2
    (3) $3/1 Loreal MQ=-$9
    Total coupons= $16.6

    Total-coupons=$25.71-$16.60= $9.11, paid with $9eb, got back $9 eb ($4 from Axe, $5 from Loreal). And I added $25.71 to the beauty club.

    Trans. #3- Cash Card deal
    6 Coke 12pks @2.50 ea = $15.00 (Split this into 2 transactions b/c of lim 4)
    1 Revlon eyeshadow = $6.79
    1 Revlon Nailfile= $3.59
    1 Revlon Nailfile= $1.79
    1 Kettle Chips= $2.50
    Total before coupons= $29.67 (it prompted it at this amount :)

    Coupons used:
    (2) $2/1 Revlon tools CVS Q=-$4
    (2) $1/1 Revlon nail product MQ=-$2
    (1) $2/1 Revlon product =-$2
    (1) Free Kettle Chips from mailer=-$2.5
    Total coupons= $10.50

    Total-coupons=$29.67-10.50=$19.17, paid with $10 cash card from last week, and $9 eb. Plus I added the last of it to the Beauty club, giving me back $5 eb, which makes up for the extra bucks used to pay for the coke.

    Happy shopping everyone!

    Cheryl said...

    Wow, Martha, you really stocked up on a great variety of items this week! Fantastic shopping!

    Anonymous said...

    omg martha thats amazing!I need to step my game up!

    Martha said...

    Thanks Cheryl and Anon, I try to scan the store each time I go for clearance deals, and always have the beauty club in mind :)

    Deal Seeker said...

    Week of 1/15/2012

    $1.50 Carmex lip balm; SQ $1.50 so free!
    $0.99 x 4 Hallmark cards; got $3 ECB; used SQ $.99 All 4 cards FREE!!
    .99 x 2 Softsoap MQ .40 x 2
    $3.59 CVS cotton squares 250 (50 bonus pack)
    $1.79 CVS cotton squares 250 (50 bonus pack) reflects 50% off
    $ .99 Eyeliner (my daughter asked for this)
    Used $5 Beauty club reward
    Used 20% off total purchase SQ $.68
    Total: $5.28
    Earned: $3.00 ECB
    like paying $2.28 for everything :)

    To Date Totals:
    Value of Products w/o tax: $1069.52
    Paid $147.78
    ECB remaining: $13.00
    Trip Notes: Thanks to Simply CVS I found out about the Carmex being free and for reminding me about the SQ I had for another free Hallmark card, AND also for letting me know about the larger size Softsoap that is .99. :)

    Cheryl said...

    Another full week for you, Deal Seeker. So glad to help have helped you get just a little more on your great shopping trip.