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I decided to make a quick run to CVS this afternoon to take advantage of the FREE Skintimate deal before it was all gone. I also knocked out a few more items from my list this week while I was out!
Here’s what I bought today:
(9) Skintimate – $4.19 Each
(6) Ragu – 3/$5.00 (we eat a LOT of pasta dishes around here + I use it for homemade pizza!)
(2) American Greetings Cards – $0.99 Each
(1) American Greeting Card – $1.99
(2) Gallons Milk – $3.19 Each
(1) Cadbury Mini Eggs – $0.87 (consumed…)
(3) M&Ms – $1.00 Each (one is missing…!)
Total – $61.93
USED: (9) $0.55/1 Skintimate
AND: (3) $1/2 Ragu
AND: (2) $0.55/1 Real CA Dairy
AND: (1) $2/3 American Greetings Cards CVS Coupon
AND: (1) B2G1 FREE American Greetings Card Mfg Coupon
AND: (2) $4/$20 CVS Coupons
USED: $10 CVS Cash Card from last week
USED: $3 ECB From the Ragu
USED: $20 ECB From Skintimate
Total Coupons & ECB Used = $53.04
Paid $8.89 Cash OOP
Came home with $19 ECB ($16 Skintimate & $3 American Greetings)!
A few notes – the Skintimate was priced higher ($4.19) here at my Orange County stores, but still works out to be a Money Maker if you have the coupon. No, I did not clear the shelves! I shopped at (2) different locations and did a total of (3) transactions. There were no signs noting the ECB deal at my stores (I wonder why!?!?) but it was still working as of tonight. Also, my ECB didn’t print for the Cadbury Eggs for some reason, but I’m not going to complain over $0.87 given they paid me to take all of this stuff out of their store today.
You might wonder why on Earth I paid $3 for 3 individual bags of M&Ms when I could have gotten the large sized bags (pretzel) for $1 Each. This is the result of getting to the register and having my total end up less than the ECB that I was paying with. (My ECB was $20 because I had bought 5 Skintimate in one transaction.) Somehow I didn’t do the math right in my head and since there were people queuing in line behind me, I just grabbed whatever was close! This wouldn’t have happened if I had remembered to bring my Speed Stick coupons with me!
Lastly, I will add that I went in tonight fully prepared to pay full price (less coupons) for my Skintimate had the ECBs not printed. I was surprised when it worked, as I’m expecting this deal to be killed very soon. It did work for me tonight, but I wouldn’t necessarily expect it to work tomorrow! I’ve been doing so well at CVS the last several weeks, I was willing to take the hit.
Be sure to check out all the great deals at CVS this week!