Tuesday, June 10, 2014

My CVS Shopping Trip for the Week of 6/8/14 ~ Share Your Trip with Us (Link Up)


I had some great buys on necessities on my CVS shopping trip for the weekly ad of  June 8, 2014.  My mom lives with us and drinks Boost daily which can add up quickly.  With the recent printable coupons available and CVS extra buck deal I was able to get her some of the more expensive High Protein without any added cost over the regular type in the same deal.  It came out to $7 for three 6-packs which I paid for mostly with extra bucks.  The free Tena deal is perfect for Mom's needs, too, as are the q-tips.

I had need for three very special cards, too.  A special 50 year wedding anniversary, a recent death of a friend and an upcoming birthday for my Father-in-law.  The Spend $10 on Hallmark get $3 ECB deal was perfect paired with a recent scanner coupon for $1.50 off three.  I also had a 25% off email coupon that took even more off.  So I was able to buy more expensive cards without costing much at all.

As you can see, I did use up a lot of extra bucks and also quite a bit of my CVS Gift Card I earned from Swagbucks, but I got things I had to buy soon at great prices and was able to roll some of the extra bucks today and have some left for next week's CVS deals.

Beginning Extra Bucks:  $17 [$5, $3, $4 from earlier weeks, and new $5 pharmacy/health program]

Ending Extra Bucks:  $8 [$4, $4]

Transaction #1:


Bought:  1 -- Tena pads 10-30 ct. or liners 26 ct. $3.50 (regular price $6.99)
Used:  1 -- $1/1 Any Tena Product PRINTABLE
Cost:  $2.50  (Got $2.50 ECB )

Bought:  3 -- Boost Regular or high protein 6 pk. 3/$22  (regular price $9.99 each)
$2.00 off multipack or canister of BOOST DrinkUsed:  3 -- of these $2/1 Boost Printable 
Use:  $4/20 Nutritional drinks or bars CVS Scanner coupon
Cost:  $12 (got $5 ECB)

Sub-total:  $ 14.50

Used:  $5, $5 & $4 extra bucks

Final Total:   $.50 on a CVS Gift Card I earned from Swagbucks

Total Saved From CVS Retail Price:  $36.46

Transaction #2:

Used a 25% off non-sale priced CVS email coupon.  When a CVS coupon was used on an item, like the $1.50/3 Hallmark, the 25% discount seemed to be AFTER that was deducted.  Yet I still didn't come up with an exact way they figured it so I am just noting the total discount it gave me and noting on each item the receipt says "25% applied."

Bought: 2 -- Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body cloths ($3.59 each) Get $4 Extra Bucks [this is a monthly deal with a limit of 6]
Use 2 -- $2/1 Ban total refresh cooling body cloths, 10 ct. (SS 6/1)

Cost:   $ 3.18 less 25% Discount from coupon listed above applied**
Received:  $4 extra bucks

Bought:  2 -- CVS 50 count cotton swabs @ $.99 each
Used:  1 -- $1.50 off two (2) CVS Brand Cotton or Nail Polish Removers scanner coupon
Cost:  $.49 less 25% Discount from coupon listed above applied**

$3.00 off 2 ARM & HAMMER™ Laundry Detergents
Bought:  2 -- Arm & Hammer Laundry Detergent @ B1G1 Free $7.79
Use:  1 -- of these printable coupons  (glad I printed it when I first saw it as it is now expired)
Cost:  approx.  $4.79

Bought:  3 Hallmark Cards [$2.99, $2.99, $4.99]
Used:  1 -- $1.50/3 Hallmark CVS scanner coupon
Cost:  approx.  $9.47 less 25% Discount from coupon listed above applied**
Received:  $3.00 Extra Buck

**25% Coupon Total Deduction:  $ 4.29

Sub-total:  $ 13.64

Used:  $ 10.50 Extra Bucks [$3.00 left from last week and $2.50 and $5.00 from first transaction] 


Final Total:   $3.14 on a CVS Gift Card I earned from Swagbuck

Total Saved From CVS Retail Price:  $32.57

Transaction #3:

Bought: 2 -- Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body cloths ($3.59 each) Get $4 Extra Bucks [this is a monthly deal with a limit of 6]
Use 2 -- $2/1 Ban total refresh cooling body cloths, 10 ct. (SS 6/1)

Cost:   $ 3.18 
Received:  $4 extra bucks

Sub-total:  $ 3.18

Used:  $3.00 ECB from last transaction


Final Total:   $.18 on a CVS Gift Card I earned from Swagbuck

Total Saved From CVS Retail Price:  $7.00

By doing three transactions I was able to roll extra bucks from one to the next.  My second transaction was a little higher than I like to have out of pocket, but I did not know just how the 25% off coupon would work so I wanted to have plenty extra.  Also, if I had done the last transaction on the one with the 25% off I would have saved more, but I wasn't sure if being a monthly deal if the extra buck would have printed for both of them in one transaction.

Total out of pocket for all three transactions together:  $3.82

Total Saved From CVS Retail Price:  $76.03  95.5%

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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I hope you all have found some great CVS deals to shop for this week.

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