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Friday, November 21, 2014

Best Black Friday Week CVS Scenarios

Below is the minimum out of pocket scenario for Black Friday week ads (combining the pre-Black Friday 11/23-11/26/14 & the Black Friday Ad for Thursday-Saturday November 27-29, 2014 ).  This is great for shoppers just starting their CVS shopping adventure or who do not have any or many extra bucks on hand and do not want to spend much cash 

You can save the extra bucks left from the last transaction for 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 CVS Ad


NOTE:   I’m not suggesting you check all of these out at the same time, personally I’d do one (or at the most two if it was slow at the same time). Then go organize some and let others check out.  If you have a store that is convenient for you to get to, maybe even spread it over a few days.  I tried to order it in such a way that the items in later transactions would be more likely to have a wider stock of, so going later in the week they wouldn't have run out. 



Whole week, both ads
TOTAL CASH:  $4.12 + tax  
EXTRA BUCKS REMAINING:  $5.19
MERCHANDISE VALUE:  $46.14 sale priced


Pre-Black Friday-First part of week Sunday-Wednesday 23-26
TOTAL CASH:  $3.79 + tax 
EXTRA BUCKS REMAINING:  $5.74
MERCHANDISE VALUE:  $30.31 sale priced


Transaction 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  

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


CASH:  $0.49 (or possibly $0.24 depending on how the overage works on the coupons for the Colgate)   + tax
EXTRA BUCKS RECEIVED:  $1.49
MERCHANDISE VALUE:  $4.48 sale priced  


Transaction 2:

 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

Use $1.49 ECB from Transaction 1

CASH:  $3.30 + tax
EXTRA BUCKS RECEIVED:  $5.79
MERCHANDISE VALUE:  $5.79 sale priced  


Transaction 3:

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

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

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

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

Use $5.77 ECB from Transaction 2

CASH:  $0 + tax
EXTRA BUCKS RECEIVED:  $5.77
MERCHANDISE VALUE:  $6.76  sale priced  


Transaction 4:

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

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

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

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

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

Use $5.77 ECB from Transaction 3
CASH:  $0  + tax
EXTRA BUCKS RECEIVED:  $5.77
MERCHANDISE VALUE:  $5.77  sale priced  


Transaction 5:

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

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

Use $5.77 ECB from Transaction 4

CASH:  $0  + tax
EXTRA BUCKS RECEIVED:  $5.75
MERCHANDISE VALUE:  $5.75 sale priced  


Transaction 6:

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

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

Buy 1 (one)   Vitaminwater 20 oz. $1.50 Get $1.50 wyb
 
 
Use $5.75  ECB from Transaction 5

CASH:  $0  + tax
EXTRA BUCKS RECEIVED:  $5.75
MERCHANDISE VALUE:  $5.74  sale priced  


Black Friday ad-Second part of week Thursday-Saturday 27-29
TOTAL CASH:  $0.33 + tax  (assuming you save the ECBs from above)
EXTRA BUCKS REMAINING:  $5.19
MERCHANDISE VALUE:  $11,85  sale priced

Transaction 7:

Buy 1 (one)   Gum Toothbrushes $2 Get $2 ECB 

Buy 1 (one)   Hershey's, Starburst, Skittles Singles or Necco wafers 1.4-2.17 oz $0.79 Get $0.79 ECB

Buy 1 (one)   Orbit gum 14 ct. $1 Get $1 ECB 

Buy 1 (one)   Viva Vantage paper towels 1 ct. $1.99 Get $1.99 ECB 

Use $5.74 ECB from Transaction 6 from the first half of the week

CASH:  $0.04   + tax
EXTRA BUCKS RECEIVED:  $5.78
MERCHANDISE VALUE:  $5.78 sale priced  


Transaction 8:

Buy 1 (one)   CVS AA, AAA 4 pk. batteries $4.19 Get $4.19 ECB 

Buy 1 (one)   Multi Grain Cheerios 12 oz $1.88 Get $1 ECB

Use $5.78 ECB from Transaction 7


CASH:  $0.29  + tax
EXTRA BUCKS RECEIVED:  $5.19
MERCHANDISE VALUE:  $6.07  sale priced  




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.

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