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The CVS game - first attempt

So I got a little daring today and made my first attempt at the whole CVS game thing, sort of.

I didn't delve in as deep as some go, I only made one trip and I'm probably not going to head back this week unless I feel REALLY crazy...the motivator for tonight's excursion was a $4 off when you spend $20 coupon that was expiring tonight. But I took the opportunity to see what I could come up with between the CVS flyer and the coupon lists from Couponmom.com, and how I could do with ECB's and store promos.

I admittedly could have done better, it was already kinda late at night when I sat down to figure it all out. But for a first attempt I think I did pretty well!

Here's what I bought:

1 Kotex Lightdays 16 ct - on sale for $1.49 ($1 off coupon from online)
2 boxes OB tampons 40 ct - on sale 2/$9 (1.50 off cpn)
2 boxes Stayfree Maxi pads 36 ct - on sale 2/$9 (BOGO coupon)
2 boxes Carefree pads 120 ct - 2/$9 ($1 off coupon)
**used a $4 off $20 purchase coupon

Paid $16.50 out of pocket
Got back: Two ECB coupons totaling $6.49 and one coupon for $5 off $25 purchase.

Total rewards returned $11.49

So at the end of the day, I paid 5 bucks for enough feminine products to last me the next 15 months. I can actually already use the $5/$25 coupon this week to get some skin care stuff and earn more ECBS...I can see why this is so addicting!

Not too shabby, if you ask me :)

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Kacie said...

You did really well! Especially considering this was your first attempt. I'm impressed :)

I believe CVS still allows you to use a $4 off $20 coupon BEFORE you use other coupons, but they might have changed their policy since the last time I had one.

So, when you use your $5 off $25, your total has to hit $25 before you have manufacturer's coupons.

To make sure the register doesn't go berserk, give the cashier your CVS card, have em ring up your transaction, and then hand them the $5 off and finally your manufacturer's coupons and ECBs.

Good luck!

jskell911 said...

Great first trip! Couponmom now has a forum,too. I linked to it on my blog. Looks like it might be another nice source of info!