I made a trip to CVS today. I wasn’t overly excited to go, but it ended up being a GREAT trip! My older boys’ school is collecting items this week for Team Kids, to send to the troops abroad. I bought the TRESemme, Colgate and the Hershey’s Simple Pleasures for them. The BOGO FREE TRESemme coupon expires tonight, which is really the reason I decided to go… so glad I did!
Here’s what I picked up today:
(6) Charmin Basic 12 Double Rolls – $5.44 Each (Much larger rolls than the Ultra)
(10) TRESemme Shampoo/Conditioner – 3/$10.00
(2) Nature Made Minis – BOGO FREE ($10.79)
(1) Colgate Max – $3.00
(1) Colgate Max on Clearance – $0.99
(2) Conair Curling Irons – $2.49 Each (Clearance)
(10) Hershey’s Simple Pleasures – $3.00 Each
USED: $2.50/1 Colgate Max from the CVS Coupon Center
AND: $10/1 Nature Made Mini Product CVS Coupon
AND: (2) $3/1 Nature Made MINI Product printable
AND: $1/2 Charmin (from a box of Duracell batteries)
AND (4) $0.25/1 Charmin
AND: (5) BOGO FREE TRESemme – Auto Deducted $6 each ($30.00)
AND: (2) $0.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste
AND: (3) $1.75/1 Hershey’s Simple Pleasures (Coupons.com Savings Club)
AND: (7) $1.50/1 Hershey’s Simple Pleasures, exp. 2/17/13 (SS 01/06/13)
Paid $48.49, Got Back $10 ECB Charmin, $10 ECB Hershey’s, & $10 ECB Conair
Less: $5/$20 Charmin, Mr. Clean and Febreze Products (SavingStar Deposit)
WOWZA! I actually split this into separate transactions because I wanted to use my ECBs to pay for some of my other items (to keep my out of pocket cash low). I also went to (2) different stores.
A few take-aways that may help you plan your trip:
- The Nature Made Minis are a HUGE MONEY MAKER ($5.21 for me), and as long as you have items in your order to cover the overage, you’ll get it. Be sure to hand over the (2) $3 manufacturer coupons FIRST, then the $10 CVS coupon.
- It seems that the Coke/Hershey’s ECB offer might be TWO, not ONE like the ad states. I had a mistake in my matchup that said the Hershey’s were as low as $0.25 wyb 10. Well, actually that IS true, but I meant to put wyb 5 (fixed now). The ad states that the offer is Spend $15, Get Back $5 ECB. I bought all (10) Hershey’s in the same transaction (=$30) and I got back a $10 ECB. My receipt now says the limit is reached at $30.
- There’s an unadvertised ECB for Conair Appliances – Buy 1, Get Back $5 ECB (LIMIT 2)
- The CLEARANCE Conair Curling irons ARE producing the $5 ECB, so they paid me $2.51 EACH to buy them (Another $5.02 Money Maker!). Only the 3/4″ ones were on clearance at my store. LOVE it when that happens!
*Be sure to check out all the CVS DEALS for this week before you head out!