Thursday, May 15, 2008

CVS Trip

I made a trip to CVS yesterday. I am still trying to learn the best way to shop there. I am learning to earn the maximum amount of Extra Care Bucks (ECB). I did this in two transactions.

Here is what I did in the 1st transaction:
  • 3 Soy Joy Bars - used coupon Buy 2, Get 1 Free. There were on sale this week for $1 each.
  • Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste - used $1.50 coupon from the "All You" magazine
  • Hershey's Kit Kat bars - on sale for $0.99
  • Hershey's Chocolate bars - on sale for $0.99
  • 2 Hershey's Bliss Chocolate bags - used coupon Buy 1, Get 1 Free from the newspaper
  • 2 ADIDAS Action 3 deodorants - used 2 coupons from the "All You" magazine and got them for free
I had a coupon for $3 off if I spent $15 or more. I also had $3 in ECB I earned last time. For this first transaction, I spent $4.74 out of pocket and earned $16.98 in ECB. I earned $5 for spending $10 on the Hershey's candy, $2 for the Colgate toothpaste, and $4.99 for each of the deodorants.

For the second transaction, I bought 3 packs of CVS brand diapers. They had a sale, buy 2, get one free. I used a coupon $3 off a purchase of $15 or more, and then I used $5 and $9.98 of my ECB that I just earned. So I did not spend anything out of pocket for the diapers.

I have $2.00 ECB to use on my next purchase.

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1 comment:

Heather B said...

I'm reading this thinking that it's truly amazing! I've also convinced myself that if I went in and got the same exact things, it wouldn't work for me. I'm too worried it won't work, so I don't even try it. Awesome work!