Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Saved 73% on My $5 CVSing for Charity Shopping Trip Week of 5/25/2014: Toothpaste, Candy & Cereal to Share

I'm really enjoying the CVS deals on cereal lately for my donations.  This week I also scored some great candy deals and stayed under my $5.  Here's my $5 CVSing for Sharing shopping trip for the CVS weekly ad of  May 25, 2014.

Total Retail Price of Products:  $ 18.92 

Total Paid (excludes tax):  $ 4.97 (no prices include tax)

Total Savings:  $ 13.95 (73%)

Transaction #1:

Buy 2 Get 1 Buy two M&M’S® Brand Chocolate Candies get one FREE (1.10 – 1.74 oz.) Max Value $1.29
3 -- M&M's Single Candies @ $.75 -- [buy one get $.75 ECB's, limit 1]
Used:  1 -- of these printable coupons
Cost:  $ 1.50
Extra bucks to use on next transaction:  $ 1.00 (this extra buck did not print because of system problems, so they printed one.  When an extra buck is "forced" to print by the clerk it rounds up to the nearest dollar amount so I got $1 instead of $.75)

1 -- Colgate Toothpaste
@ $2.99 Get $2.00 ECB's
Cost:  $2.99
Extra bucks to use on next transaction:  $2.00

2 -- Tootsie Rolls clearanced @ $.24 each

Total Cost:  $4.97

Total ECB's for next transaction:  $3.00

Transaction #2:
2 -- Kellogg's Cereals @ $1.99 each
Used:  1 -- $1/2 Kellogg's Cereals Coupon I received in my email from the Kellogg's Family Reward Program.**

Used:  $3.00  Extra Bucks from Transaction #1 (reduced to $2.98)
Cost:  $ .00

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Destinations:  Cereal--church food pantry; M&M's to Sailors deployed; Tootsie Rolls -- AWANA kids program that Sarah volunteers with; and the toothpaste will be put away for an Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift.

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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