Thursday, May 15, 2014

$5 CVSing for Charity Shopping Trip Week of 5/11/2014: $ 31.91 of Products ~ Saved 83%

I was happy with my $5 CVSing for Charity Challenge shopping trip for the CVS weekly ad of May 11, 2014.  First of all I had a $5 CVS Gift Card I had earned free (plus 50 cents) and secondly I received the $2/1 Gear deodorant scanner coupon!  That combination made for some sweet savings.

I did four transactions, just like I had shared in my $5 CVSing for Charity Shopping List post, but because I received the $2 scanner coupon for the deodorant they came up in a slightly different combination, and there were a couple of other changes.


2 -- Colgate 360 Toothbrushes 1 ct @ $3.49 each
Used:  2 -- $1/1 insert coupon from 4/27 SmartSource
1 -- Wet & Wild Nail polish @ $.99
Used:  1 -- $1/insert coupon (reduced to $.99)
Cost:  $ 4.98 -- Paid with a  $5 CVS gift card I earned free from Swagbucks
Extra bucks earned to use on next transaction:  $ 5.00


Buy:  2 -- Colgate Toothpaste @ $3.00 each
Use:  2 --  $.50/1 insert coupon from 5/11 SmartSource
Extra bucks earned to use on next transaction:  $2.50
Buy:  1 -- Speed Stick Gear Deo. @ $3.99
Used:  1 -- $2/1 Speed Stick Gear printable coupon (no longer available) 
Used:  1 -- $2.00 off one Speed Stick Gear Scanner Coupon (reduced to $1.99)
Extra bucks earned to use on next transaction:  $1.00
Used:  $ 5.00 Extra Buck from Transaction #1
Cost:  $.00


2 -- Dial bar soap 3 pk. or Complete hand wash 7.5 oz 2/$5 
Used 1 -- $1/2 Dial Deep Cleansing Hand Soaps, Foaming Hand Soaps, Liquid Hand Soap Refills (8oz+) or Bar Soaps (3pk+), (RP 04/27/14)
Extra bucks earned to use on next transaction:  $1.00
Used:  $ 3.50 Extra Buck from Transaction #2
Cost:  $.50


1 -- Bumble Bee Tuna @ $.99 [I had planned on CVS pasta, but Elizabeth said the church's food pantry was always short on Tuna.]
Used:  $1 Extra Buck from Transaction #3

Total Paid (excludes tax):  $ 5.50

Total Savings:  $ 26.41

Destination:  All of these items can be put away for our Operation Christmas Child shoe box gifts except the tuna (church pantry) and nail polish (charity chest for later need).  Often we tuck items away for our shoe boxes but if another need comes up before November we share some of it, so it may end up some where else.

12 Bars of Dial:  $1.00
You can check out my $1 personal shopping trip by clicking the image to the right.

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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