Thursday, November 20, 2014

$25 Pre-Black Friday CVS Scenario with option for "FREE"

Below is the $25 deal Scenario for the CVS ad for the pre-Black Friday 11/23-11/26/14.   This one has a couple of advantages over the minimum out of pocket, and normal $5 & $10 scenarios.  It is less transactions if you don't have the time or temperament for many transactions, if you got the $5 off $15 email, you can use it and reduce your OOP by 5.  Or...there is one way to get this for "free"  ...not really free, $100, but you could get that full $100 back...

Do you have plans to spend $100 at Gap family stores soon, maybe on Black Friday, or want to give a $100 Gap gift card to someone?  Gap gift cards can be used at any of the Gap brand stores including Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Piperlime and Athleta. ”  (  Well, then you're in luck!  You can simply do the optional Transaction A below, get the $100 Gap gift-card you can use, and use the $25 ECB on Transaction 1, and it's "free" since you were going to spend the $100 anyways!  Although, obviously, if you don't have a use for it/that much in your clothing/gift fund right now it's not a good deal, but for some it may be great!

There was some confusion about where to get the Gap card option.  You'd have to get the Gap Gift Card at CVS (so Transaction A, 1, & 2 would all be bought at CVS) between November 23 (Sunday) and November 26 (Wednesday).  Then you can use the Gap card at any Gap store whenever you'd like!

Transaction A (OPTIONAL):

Buy 1 (one)   $100 on Gap Inc. Gift Card Get $25 ECB
CASH:  $100  + tax

TOTAL CASH:  $25.26 + tax (or $0.26 + tax if you did the Gap deal and have the $25 ECB)
MERCHANDISE VALUE:  $58.26 sale priced

Transaction 1:

Buy 1 (one)   Robitussin Medi-Soothers $1.49 Get $1.49 ECB Limit 2
Use 1 (one) $1/1 Robitussin Product, exp. 11/29/14 (RP 11/02/14) *no size restrictions
$1/1 Robitussin Product  : PRINTABLE *no size restrictions 

Buy 1 (one)   Rescue stress relief gum 17 ct. $5.79 Get $5.79 ECB Limit 1
Use 1 (one) $1/1 Rescue Gum  : PRINTABLE *exp. 1/15/15

Buy 1 (one)   Listerine Original, FreshBurst, Cool Mint rinse 500 ml, Pocket Paks or Floss $2.99 Get $2 ECB  Limit 2
Use 1 (one) $1/1 Listerine Floss Product  : PRINTABLE 

Buy 1 (one)Tricalm steriod-free hydrogel 2 oz $9.99 Get $9.99 Limit 2 

Buy 1 (one)    Total Home liquid laundry detergent 20 oz $1.79  Get $1.79 ECB

 Buy 1 (one)   Migralex for tough headaches 4 ct. $0.99    Get $0.99 ECB 

Buy 1 (one)   Advil Film-Coated 4 ct. $0.99 Get $0.99 ECB 

Buy 1 (one)    CVS training pants trial size 2 ct. $0.99 Get $0.99 ECB 

Buy 1 (one)   5 Gum 15 ct. $1 Get $1 ECB 

Buy 1 (one)   Green Giant canned vegetables 11-15.25 oz $0.99 Get $0.99 ECB Limit 2 

If you did Transaction A, use $25 ECB from it here

CASH:  $25 (or $0 if you do Transaction A) + tax
MERCHANDISE VALUE:  $30.99  sale priced  

Transaction 2:

Buy 1 (one) Tricalm steriod-free hydrogel 2 oz $9.99 Get $9.99 Limit 2 

Buy 1 (one)   Starbucks DoubleShot 6.5 oz. $1.50 Get $1.50 ECB

Buy 1 (one)   Kraft Mac 'n Cheese $0.99 Get $0.99 ECB 

Buy 1 (one)   Hershey Singles $0.79 Get $0.79 ECB

Buy 1 (one)   Vitaminwater 20 oz. $1.50 Get $1.50 wyb  

Buy 1 (one)   Combos 6.3 oz $1.50 Get $1.50 ECB 

Buy 1 (one)     CVS Ultra-Soft cleansing wipes 12-20 ct. $0.99 Get $0.99 ECB

Buy 1 (one)   CVS pantiliners 20 ct. $0.99 Get $0.99 ECB 

Buy 1 (one)   Mars Chocolate, Air Heads, or Mentos mints Singles 1.08-2 oz Get $0.79 ECB 

Buy 1 (one)     Orbit Gum $1 Get $1 ECB  

Buy 1 (one)   Sour Patch gum 14 ct. $1.57 Get $1.57 ECB 

Buy 1 (one)   Swedish Fish or Sour Patch theater box 3.1-3.5 oz $1.67 Get $1.67 ECB 
(If you got this coupon, buy an extra one and use it)Buy One Get One Free Swedish or Sour Patch Kids Soft and Chewy Candy, 3.1-3.5 oz (SS 10/26) *regional

 Get $3 ECB wyb Kraft Parmesan grated cheese 8 oz $3.99 Limit 1
Buy 1 (one)   Colgate Max 6 oz, Total 4-4.2 oz, 2in1 4.6 oz or Optic White 3.5 oz $2.99
Use 1 (one) $2.49 scanner coupon printing
Use 1 (one) $0.75/1 Colgate Total toothpaste, 4 oz+: HERE

Use $27.01 ECB from Transaction 1

CASH:  $0.26 (or possibly $0.01 depending on how the overage works on the coupons for the Colgate)   + tax
MERCHANDISE VALUE:  $30.26 sale priced  

You can save the extra bucks left from the last transaction for the Black Friday Ad, or next week’s extra buck deals and have even less out of pocket then, or you could use them towards some of the CVS deals for this ad or other sale items from the pre-Black Friday CVS Ad.

Abbreviations:  SS—Smartsource, RP—RedPlum, P&G—Proctor & Gamble, GM—General Mills, ECB—extra bucks, WYB—When you buy

Remember, printables can reach their print limit at which time they will no longer be available:  CVS Deals Disclaimer

  • Learn how to figure out how to Roll Extra Bucks from one transaction onto the next to have the least out of pocket cost.  
  • If you are new to CVS shopping, start by reading the 10 step lessons in the CVS 101 Series for beginners.
  • Learn the benefits of Rolling CVS Extra Bucks from one week to the next.
Thanks to Didie at WeUseCoupons for the coupon match-ups.
Disclosure: Links in this post may be Simply CVS affiliate partners or personal referral links.  


LisaCarol said...

I'm having trouble figuring out how to do the $25 ECB on a $100 Gap gift card. Do I do that at CVS or at Gap? Thanks!

Sarah said...

Great question, I'll modify the post to clear that up. You'd buy the Gap card at CVS (as well as the other scenarios). Then you'd have the $100 Gap gift card that you'd have to spend at Gap.