Tuesday, June 3, 2014

My 49¢ CVS Deal Shopping for the Week of 6/1/14: Saved $72 ~ Share Your Trip with Us (Link Up)

CVS Deal Shopping saved $72 paid 49¢

I carefully made my CVS deal shopping list and checked it twice and STILL forgot to put something on it. I had received a B1G1 Mega M&M 11 oz. CVS scanner coupon a couple weeks ago.  I saved it for this week because they were on sale 2/$6.  These are for my nephew currently deployed with the US Navy and as Sarah was working on packing up his care package (mostly from CVS deals) she asked if I was still buying the M&M's this week...oops!  So glad she thought of it before we shopped this week.

Sarah does my shopping for me and on the Almay she purchased three items:  Two at $8.79 and one at $6.79.  She expected the Buy one get one 50% off sale would cause the smallest amount to be reduced by
50%, but instead it did one of the $8.79 which means there was a little overage from the coupons that she wasn't expecting.  This made my out of pocket just 49¢.

These two CVS deals on my shopping list that I had to get rainchecks for (hopefully they get stock before my coupons expire):

4 -- Gelusil chewable tablets 20 ct. $2 (for my mom)
Use 2 -- $2 off One (1) Gelusil Antacid & Antigas product, tablet or liquid Printable coupons
Use 2 -- $2/1 Gelusil (RP 6/1)
Cost:  Free

2 -- Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body cloths (approx. $3.59 each) Get $4 Extra Bucks
Use 2 -- $2/1 Ban total refresh cooling body cloths, 10ct. (SS 6/1)
Cost:  Approx. $3.18 (get $4 extra bucks back)

I was able to get everything else on my list.  Here is my CVS shopping trip for the weekly ad of  June 1, 2014.

Beginning Extra Bucks:  $18 [ $8 & $5 leftover from last week and a $5 one printed  for Prescriptions Filled when my daughter scanned my card for me on Saturday ]

2 -- M&M Megas 2/$6.00 (for my currently deployed Sailor nephew's care package Sarah is packing for him)
Used 1 -- B1G1 M&M Mega CVS Scanner Coupon printed a few weeks back
Used 1 -- $1/2 M&M's from a recent insert coupon

3 -- Almay Cosmetics B1G1 50% Off -- Counts towards CVS Beauty Club (Christmas stocking stuffer for my daughter, Elizabeth)  $8.79, $6.79, $4.39 (see note above about these totals)
Used 3 -- $4/1 Almay Cosmetic Purchase, excludes trial/travel (SS 6/1)
Used 1 -- $3/$15 Cosmetics CVS Scanner Coupon (from last week)
Used 1 -- $3/1 Almay Lip or Make up remover CVS scanner coupon (from two weeks ago)
Used 1 -- $3 off any Almay Color Cosmetics purchase CVS coupon I printed from my online account (would have printed at the scanner)
Cost:  Free

1 -- Colgate $3 (for my Operation Christmas Child stockpile) *counted toward $2/$10 Oral Care Coupon below
Used 1 -- $2/1 Colgate scanner coupon printing week of 6/1
Used 1 -- of these printable coupons
Cost:  Free
$1.00 off Colgate Total or Optic White Toothpaste


1 -- Lancaster 2/$6 (to share with co-workers of my husband)
Used 1 -- $1.50/1 Lancaster soft cremes 8oz bag (SS 5/18)
Used 1 -- $1/1 Lancaster Soft creams CVS Printable (looks like this has changed to a 75¢ coupon)
Cost:  $.50

2 --  Crest Pro-Health get $4 Extra Bucks [Deal: Get $2 ECB wyb Crest Complete, 3D White or Pro-Health toothpaste 4-4.8 oz $2.99 Limit 2]
Used 2 -- of these printable coupons
Cost:  $4.98 (got $4 extra bucks back)*counted toward $2/$10 Oral Care Coupon below
$0.50 off ONE Crest Pro-Health, Crest Plus Scope


2 -- Colgate 360 toothbrush 1 ct. $3.49 Limit 2 (for my Operation Christmas Child stockpile)
Used 2 -- $1/1 Colgate 360 or slim soft manual toothbrush excludes plus, triple action, extra clean or classic (SS 6/1)
Used 1 -- *$2 off any $10 (combined with toothpastes) Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Floss or Mouthwash CVS coupon I printed from my online account (would have printed at the scanner)
Cost:  $2.98 (got $3 extra bucks back)

4 -- V05 shampoo or conditioner 12.5 oz 2/$1.50 -- Counts towards CVS Beauty Club
Used 2 -- $.50/2 coupon from 6/1 insert
Cost:  $2.00

4 -- M&M's:  2 -- Mints clearanced price at 29¢each (heading out to see for sailors deployed with my nephew)
                      2 -- Pretzels @ 88¢ each
Used two of these printable coupons:
Cost:  58¢

Buy 1 M&M's Candies, Get 1 M&M's Pretzels Free

2 -- Dawn Dish Soaps @ 99¢ each
Used 1 -- 25¢/1 Dawn from Sunday's insert
Used -- one of these printable coupons:
Cost:  $1.48

$0.25 off Dawn Ultra

Sub-total:  $13.49

Paid with:  $8 & $5 extra bucks from previous weeks & $5 CVS Gift Card I earned from Swagbucks

Total after Extra Bucks:  49¢ Paid  (used a CVS gift card I earned from Swagbucks to pay)

Ending Extra Bucks: $12 [ $4 & $3 from today and one $5 leftover from last week ]

Once I was what I would call a "Committed CVS Shopper."  I spent the time to get dozens of deals each week worth hundreds of dollars for just pennies on the dollar.  But currently I can only handle being a "Carry Over CVS Shopper," using my extra bucks earned one week on the next week's deals.  But I still find ways to save big on necessities for my family.  You may enjoy reading the five CVS Shopper Personalities to see which you are or which you may want to become.

You can find all of this week's CVS deals, as well as next week's, listed in the tabs under the Simply CVS banner at the top of this page.  Including posts for $5 & $10 Scenarios and The Best Extra Buck Deals of the Week.

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2 comments:

JRFrugalMom and Family said...

Wow, you did fantastic! You almost made me want to start CVS'ing again. I just wish our CVS stores in South Florida were more coupon friendly.

Cheryl said...

JR, I wish you could CVS, but I know what it is like to shop at non-coupon friendly stores. You do such amazing grocery shopping trips I'd love to see you CVS!