Wednesday, April 30, 2014

My $5 CVSing for Charity Shopping Trip Week of 4/27/2014: $ 26 Total ~ Saved 81%

Here's my $5 CVSing for Charity Challenge shopping trip for the CVS weekly ad of April 27, 2014.  It was a very short list and only one transaction since I was not doing any extra buck deals.
I was happy to be able to get two more of the Ban Cloths with the free insert coupons.  By receiving extra coupons from others I am able to share even more.  The theater candy I had on my $5 CVS Charity Shopping List did not match what I needed, but Sarah found this T-shirt on clearance that we will be able to use in one of our Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Gifts.  I used this current printable coupon:
$0.55 off any two HORMEL Chili products

Total Retail Price of Products:  $ 26.04

Total Paid (excludes tax):  $ 4.92

Total Savings:  $ 21.12 ~ 81%

Savings are even possible without extra buck deals @ CVS.

  • 1 - T-Shirt -- $ .63 (originally $2.50)
  • 3 - Hormel Chili w/beans 15 oz. -- 99 cents each (originally $ 2.67 each)
  • 1 - Hormel Chili w/o beans 10.5 oz.  -- 99 cents each (originally $ 2.37 each)
  • 2 - Hormel Chili w/o beans 15 oz. -- 99 cents each (originally $ 2.99 each)
    • Used 3 -- $.55/2 coupons (the printable above and from a recent Sunday insert)
  • 2 - Ban Total Refresh Cloths -- $3.59 each
    • Used 2 -- Try Me Free coupons from recent Sunday insert

Destination:  Chili--church food pantry, T-shirt--Operation Christmas Child Shoebox gift, Ban Cloths--my Charity Chest awaiting a later donation as needed.

My $5 CVSing for Charity Challenge is much like my $50 CVS Gift Card Challenge, but with a bit of different twist.  I will be budgeting $5 each week total for shopping at CVS for items to donate to local or global charities.

About my Charity Chest:  One of my favorite things about deal shopping is having more to share.  Not only can I get great things with coupons and CVS extra bucks, but by saving on my own budget I have more cash to share, too.  Whenever I can get a fantastic deal on an item that my family does not need I pick it up and tuck it away in my Charity Chest until I find someone who needs it.   Another way I have more to give is by earning free CVS gift cards thru Swagbucks.  I have been able to give thru local charities and my own church as well as thru national ministries like Operation Christmas Child.

Disclosure: Links in this post may be Simply CVS affiliate partners or personal referral links.

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