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I am on a quest to see how much stuff I can get from CVS without spending any extra money out of my pocket. I did not do a good job of saving money today as I forgot my ECBs at home and decided to get some items as a gift. Today I paid $13.13 for $18.30 worth of items.
Item:4 Glade candles at $2.50 each
CVS Extra Care Bucks earned: $5.00
Coupon used: $3.00 MFR
CVS Extra Care Bucks earned: $3.49 (this would have been FREE if I had brought my ECBs)
Coupon used: $0
Item: Oral B flossers
CVS Extra Care Bucks earned: $2.00
Coupon used: $1.00 MFR
Amount Due today (paid with gift card): $1.17
Total out of pocket today: $13.13
Total CVS Extra Care Bucks earned today: $10.49
Total out of pocket to date: $152.27
Gift Card balance : $0
Total CVS Extra Care Bucks earned to date: $376.71
CVS Extra Care Bucks Used to date: $350.23
CVS Extra Care Bucks Balance: $26.48
MFR = manufacturer coupon
ECB = extra care bucks
Join me next time as I look for more ways to save money as I visit CVS.
I’m a little frustrated with the CVS thing. I live in Manhattan, which means we get a 4-page weekly circular when the rest of the country gets a 24-page one! No Crest toothpaste deal, no Glade deal, no $15.99 ECB moisturizer deal…I’m supposed to be going to NJ on Saturday, but I’m not hopeful that there will be anything left on the shelves. I had such a great little strategy lined up too…would have cost me $4 out of pocket for $47 (sale prices) worth of candles, toothpaste, deodorant & chocolate, and I’d have left with $23 in new ECBs. Grr.
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I am sorry about that MMK.
My CVS has been out of the good stuff a lot too which totally changes my plan when I go there. I live in a small town that only has one CVS, unlike my SO who has two in a 5 mile radius of his place.
Hopefully you will get the Glade stuff when you go…….they had tons on the shelves at the two CVS stores that I saw.
The last time I went crazy at CVS was last year when they had the lotion and battery deal.
I went CRAZY!!!!!
Sure wish they would bring that deal back again. LOL