Today I paid $15.84 out of pocket for $42.27 worth of items. At first it looks like a good deal but I am mad at myself for two reasons. The first is that I was trying to not spend ANY money out of pocket and simply rely on the gift cards that I got from one of my cash back cards. The second reason is that I could have spent a lot LESS if I had broken this into two transactions, instead of being lazy and just doing one big one.
Item: 2 Arm and Hammer laundry detergent (will be giving to a friend)
Price: $7 for 2 (used $1 MFR)
CVS Extra Care Bucks earned: $2.00
Item: Dove deodorant/antiperspirant
Price: $12 for 2
CVS Extra Care Bucks earned: $4.00
Item: Kotex liners 60 count (the 18 ct and 50 ct were all the same price so I got the box with MORE)
CVS Extra Care Bucks earned: $4.99…FREE item!!!!!!!!!
Item: Venus razor set
CVS Extra Care Bucks earned: $0
Item: Oil of Olay body wash with ribbons
Price: $8.29 but got this FREE for buying the razor above
CVS Extra Care Bucks earned: $1 for using my reusable bag
Total coupons used: $3 MFR + $7.99 ECB
Total paid today: $8.31 , on gift card + $15.84 on credit card.
Total CVS Extra Care Bucks earned today: $11.99
Gift Card balance : $50.00 (got a new gift card that I could have used but for poor planning)
Total CVS Extra Care Bucks earned to date: $122.44
CVS Extra Care Bucks Used to date: $110.45
CVS Extra Care Bucks Balance: $11.99
MFR = manufacturer coupon
ECB = extra care bucks
Join me next time as I look for more ways to save money as I visit CVS.