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My CVS Shopping Trip 8/27/2012

Yes!  You read that right.  I paid $.36 out of pocket for all you see.  I used a $10 Extra Care Bucks that I had with me from last week’s diaper deal.   I didn’t expect to pay that little.  I expected to pay around $8 or so. Which is still a great deal!

1 Cascade 75 oz $4.99

1 Dimetapp $4.99

2 Children’s Advil $4.49 each

1 Stayfree Pads 24 ct $2.00

1 Gillette 4 Ct Custom Plus $8.49

1 Gillette 4 Ct Venus Simply $8.79

1 Snickers $.99

Subtotal = $39.23

Use the $4/$20 coupon I got in my email.  Note:  If you get one of these it is recommended to print it out when you are going to use it because it will expire 4 days after you print it.  I printed mine on Friday so it set to expire on Monday.   Others printed it on Thursday so it set to expire on Sunday.   That gives you more time to plan for the following week.

Use the Buy 1 get 1 Free Gillette coupon found in the 8/5 RP (This coupon states any Gillette disposables.)  Max value $12.99  (I mentioned the value above to my cashier but she gave me the full value. That lowered my Out of pocket.)

Used a Free coupon for any Advil product  Max value $6.99 (I got this coupon because I had a children’s advil that leaked so I called the company and got this coupon.)  (I mentioned the value above to my cashier but she gave me the full value. That lowered my Out of pocket.)

Used 1 $2/1 coupon found here for Dimetapp

Used 1 $1/1 Advil coupon found Red Plum Insert 8/26

Used 1 $2/1 Stayfree coupon found Red Plum Insert 8/26

Used 1 $1/1 Cascade coupon found in P&G insert 8/26

Used $10 ECB from previous purchase

Total = $.36 (I believe because the tax came out to $1.11 and it some how subtracted some of it.)  Still not sure how this worked.

I got back:

$1 ECB for using the green tag 4 times
$5 Ecb for buying Gillette disposable razors for men
$5 Ecb for buying Gillette disposable razors for women
$4 ECB for buying 2 select medicines

Since my receipt said if you buy 2 mars you get a $1 ECB and I already got 1.   I did a quick 2nd transaction and got another Snickers for free and got another $1 ECB back.  Sweet!

Now I qualify for the buy 3 participating Pfizer products, submit for the $10 rebate found in the 8/26 RP!

Talk about a moneymaker!

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CVS: FREE $5 eGift Card with $25 eGift Card Purchase (Redeemable In-Stores or Online!)

Check this out before it is gone!  Right now CVS is offering a $5 eGift Card when you buy a $25 eGift Card.   You can purchase it for someone else or even yourself.   It will be automatically emailed to the recipient or yourself.   If you select print (like I did) they mailed it directly to me so I can print it out.

It took minutes for me to get the $25 eGift card as well as the $5 eGift card.   Some people are doing more but that is up to you.

Not only is this is a great deal for us CVS fans but this is a perfect Mother’s Day gift too.


Thanks to HiptoSave!


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CVS Shopping Trip 4/10/12

Its been awhile since I posted a shopping trip.  I thought I would share this one especially to my new readers who may not realize how much I save on some of my CVS trips.

TIP: Read the new CVS coupon policy.  See it HERE!

Monday I went to CVS to pick up a prescription and I got a $4 off a $20 purchase coupon at checkout!  Plus, I got my CVS Extracare Bucks (ECBs) for the Winter Spending which is $2.   I checked my coupons and realized I have an Extracare Buck that will expire on 4/10/12, so a perfect idea to go again today.  I had a total of$11 worth of ExtraCare Bucks to spend.

TIP:  Always scan your CVS card at the Red Coupon machine located near the cashier BEFORE you shop so you can see if you have some good coupons to use on your trip. Plus you get any of your Winter spending Extracare bucks so you can use them right away.  More information HERE!

L’Oreal Hair Color – Just $0.80 a Box (CVS Starting 4/8)
Here is a great stock up deal on L’oreal Hair Color  for just $0.80 cents Each AFTER coupons, MIR and ExtraCare Bucks!
CVS Sale from 4/8-4/14/12 only
Get $10 Extra Bucks WYB $25 of ANY L’Oreal Cosmetics or Hair Products (limit 1)
L’Oreal Excellence or Excellence To-Go Hair Color price is = $6.00 Each

Hot Deal Scenario

Buy 5 L’oreal Hair Colors =  $6 Each

Use (5) $2.00/1 Printable Coupons ( sign up to access coupons and you can print 2 per computer)
Or Use (2) $4.00/2 L’Oreal Paris Excellence or Excellence  (Red Plum 3/25/12 )
+ (1) Printable or any combination to get $2 off each of the 5 boxes.
Out of Pocket= $20 +tax or $4 each box (Still not a bad price!)

Get back $10 ECB Bucks Instantly
Note: You can only enter in 2 codes per month so it will take a couple months before you can get the $6 coupon.
Total after Coupons, ECB Bucks & MIR =  $0.80 Each or $4 for 6 boxes of hair color!

Thanks to Nana’s Deals and More!

I did the above scenario and I also got the Always liners for $.99 after ECBs.

Tampax Radiant or Always Radiant tampons or pads 12-18 ct or liners 64 ct $3.99 = $2 Ecb (limit 1)
Use the $1/1 Tampax Radiant or $1/1 Always Radiant coupons found in the 4/1 PG
Or the $1/1 Always liners coupon found in the 4/1 PG
Out of Pocket = $2.99
Get back $2 Ecb
Final Cost=$0.99 after ECB
Note: Be sure to save your receipt to go towards the $15 Mail-in Rebate when you buy $50 worth of Venus, Olay, Secret, CoverGirl, Clairol, Herbal Essences, Aussie, Head & Shoulders, Pantene, Safeguard, Ivory, Crest 3D White, Always or Tampax products by 04/28.

Thanks to Hip2Save

I will include my receipt in the Mail-in Rebate.  I already bought some other Pantene, Clairol haircolor and Olay skincare last month.

My Total was $33.99+ $1.15 tax = $35.14
I used the $4 off $20 purchase
Then I  handed over my Manufacturer coupons
2 – $4/2 Loreal Haircolor Excellence
1 – $2/1 Loreal Haircolor printable
1 – $1/1 Always liners coupon
Then I handed over my ExtraCareBucks that totaled $11
My Out of Pocket = $9.14 including tax
Then I got back $10 ExtraCareBucks for the Loreal products
and I got back a $2 ExtraCareBucks for the Always
Plus, I will submit for the Loreal haircolor MIR above to get another haircolor FREE.
Not bad!

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CVS Deals and Shopping Trip 2/12/12


I updated the CVS coupon policy. As of 2/12/2012, CVS has now posted an update to the official coupon policy!  The best part it includes the fact you can use a BOGO coupon on a BOGO sale and get both for FREE.   This is great news!

This is my run at CVS this week.  Super excited to get all of these things for very little.   Great week!

Spend $10 on Participating Nivea Products = $3 Ecb (limit 1)
Deal Scenario:
Buy 4 Nivea lip care products 2/$5
Total = $10
Use 2 $3/2 coupons found in the 2/12 RP
Or use the $1/1 coupons found here
Pay as low as $4
Get back $3 Ecb
Final cost as low as only $0.25 each!

I paid $4+tax.


All Got2b hair stylers $3.99
Use the $3/1 coupon found in the 2/12 RP
Final cost $0.99!

I love Dry Shampoo it works great and this package included a free hairspray! I used a $1 ECB (from previous purchase) and $3/1 coupon and got this for FREE+$.20 tax.


Whenever you spend $30 or more on select CVS Brand products and other items, you’ll receive a FREE $10 CVSCash Card. There are a limit of 5 CVSCash cards that you can receive each week.

Deal Scenario:

Buy 3 Scrubbing Bubbles toilet gel discs 6 ct $3 = $9
Buy 1 Sparkle 8 ct = $5
Buy 4 Maybelline baby lips $4.39 each and Buy 1 Get 1 50% off. That makes it $4.39+$4.39+$2.19+$2.19 = $13.16
Buy 4 boxes of Kleenex tissue 3/$4 (1.33 each) = $5.32
Total = $32.48+tax

I used 3 $1/1 Scrubbing Bubbles coupons found here (will need 2 computers)
I used 3 $2/1 Maybelline lip coupons found in the 2/5 RP or the $1/1 coupons found here  (I only had 3 $2/1 coupons but you could use 4.)
I used 1 $1.00/4  Kleenex coupon found in the 2/12 SS

(Pay $21.48 +tax or $1.79 each item)

Used $3 ECB from Nivea deal
Used $6 ECB from previous week
OOP $12.48

Get back $10 CVS CashCard

Plus, get back $1 in your SavingStar account for buying 2+ Scrubbing Bubble products
Plus, get back $0.50 in your SavingStar account for buying 3 Kleenex
Final cost ONLY $9.98 for all 12 items (after all discounts) or $.83 each!

Total OOP:  $16.68 + Get back $10 CVS CashCard + Plus, get back $1 in your SavingStar account for buying 2+ Scrubbing Bubble products+ Plus, get back $0.50 in your SavingStar account for buying 3 Kleenex

Thanks to HiptoSave!

If you are in need of paper products and don’t have or aren’t interested in using coupons here is a deal scenario:

Buy 3 Sparkle $5 = $15

Buy 2 Northern Toilet Paper $7 = $14

Buy 1 Kleenex 3/$4 = $1.33

OOP Total: $30.33 + Get back $10 CVS CashCard

Final Cost ONLY $20.33 (after discount) for all 6 items!

Have you been to CVS lately?


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Cvs shopping trip 10/4/11

Look at what I scored at cvs for only $13.09 out of pocket plus I got $10 ecbs to use next time.
Any good deals recently?

Super thanks to Hip to Save for the deals!

All Jumbo Pack Huggies $8.99 = $1 Ecb (limit 1)
Use the $3/1 Slip-On coupon found in the 9/11 SS or the $1.50/1 coupon found in the 9/11 SS
Pay as low as $5.99
Get back $1 Ecb
Final cost $4.99!
*Plus, get $2 in your Saving Star account making them only $2.99!  If you use your $2 Ecb from the Pledge I mentioned above, you could snag them for only $0.99!

Spend $30 on Participating Household Products = $10 Ecb (limit 1)
Deal Scenario:
Buy 2 Tide or Gain Detergents 31-40 load powder $5.97
Buy 1 Bounty paper towels 8 pk $7.49
Buy 1 Charmin toilet paper 16 ct $10
Buy 1 Puffs Tissue $0.99
Total = $30.42
Use 2 $2/1 Tide/Gain coupons found in the 9/11 SS
Plus, use the $1.00/1 Bounty coupon found in the 10/2 P&G  (In Washington Post it is $1.00/1)
Pay $25.42
Get back $10 Ecb
Final cost $15.42 for all 5 items!

Thanks to the ECBs I had including the Pledge $2 one and my $1 back from Summer spending!  I got it all for $13.09 out of pocket.  Great deal!


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CVS Shopping Trip 06/09/11

I know this is a bit late to post but I wanted to show that I can still get some great deals even after having twins!  I did this with my kids in toe and my Mom helping watch them.   This is what I did:

All Huggies Jumbo Pack diapers, pull-ups, or goodnites $8.99 = $2 Ecb (limit 1)
Used $2/1 coupon found in home mailer
Paid $6.99
Get back $2 Ecb
Final cost ONLY $4.99!

Efferdent 78-90 ct $3.99 = $1 Ecb (limit 2)
Buy 2 Efferdent products = $7.98
Used the $2/2 coupon found in the 6/5 SS
Paid $5.98
Get back $2 Ecb
Final cost $1.99 each!

Secret, Old Spice, or Gillette deodorant (excludes clinical 1.6-1.7 oz) Buy 1 get 1 50% off
Bought 2 Old Spice High Endurance Sport Deodorants $4.29
Bought 2 Old Spice body wash (Free with coupon below)
Minus buy one get one 50% off sale = $6.43 for all
Used $1/2 deodorant coupon found in the 6/5 P&G
Plus, use 2 Free Old Spice Body Wash (up to $5.99) when you buy Old Spice deodorants coupons found in the 6/5 P&G
Should have been final cost $1.35 per item!   However, the cashier didn’t take $3.99 for the body wash and insisted that the bodywash was B1G1 to so I didn’t argue and she took off $2.14 for the cheaper one. My Final Cost came out to $2.07 per item.   I might return them but I haven’t decided.

Crest Pro-health rinse 1 liter $4.50 = $2.50 Ecb (limit 2)
Use the $2/1 coupon found in the 6/5 P&G
Pay $2.50
Get back $2.50 Ecb
Final cost Free!

I got a $5/$20 coupon out of the Washington Post paper!

My total came out to $19.09 after coupons and used $9.99 ECBs.

My total OOP came to $9.10 and I got back $6.50 ECBs.

Not bad even after paying extra for the deodorant/body washes.

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The Cost of Diapers – June 2010

I have to admit this was an amazing month on stockpiling diapers!  I went to CVS and got a lot of diapers on cheap.  Back in the beginning of June there was a discount on Huggies Mega packs of diapers.  Check that post out HERE.

I’ve saved $329.50 so far this year.

Click HERE to see my chart in Google Documents.

Location Brand Size Number of Diapers/Training pants Regular Price Cost Cost per Diaper
1/1/2010 Big Lots Big Lots 5 19 $3.33 $3.33 $0.18
1/2/2010 Walmart Pampers 6 60 $19.92 $19.92 $0.3
1/7/2010 Luvs 6 23 $6.92 $6.09 $0.26
1/10/2010 CVS CVS Brand 6 40 $13.99 $2.21 $0.06
1/20/2010 Dirt Cheap! Luvs 6 480 $143.96 $85 $0.18
2/2/2010 CVS Huggies Pullups 2T 26 $12.49 $5.50 $0.21
2/2/2010 CVS Huggies Pullups 2T 26 $12.49 $5.50 $0.21
2/11/2010 Rite Aid Pampers 6 26 $10.99 $5.49 $0.21
3/1/2010 Caregivers Refund -$12.50
3/21/2010 CVS Pampers Cruisers 6 20 11.99 3.97 $0.20
3/21/2010 CVS Pampers Cruisers 5 23 11.99 3.97 $0.17
3/27/2010 Rite Aid Huggies 6 23 11.99 5.99 $0.26
4/1/2010 Rite Aid Rebate -$3
5/2/2010 CVS Pampers 5 56 23.99 10.49 $0.19
5/14/2010 Rite Aid RiteAid 5 40 13.99 6.99 $0.19
5/14/2010 Rite Aid RiteAid Pullups 3T 30 13.99 4.99 $0.19
5/14/2010 CVS Huggies 5 27 11.99 4.49 $0.17
5/22/2010 RiteAid Huggies 5 73 35.97 14.01 $0.19
5/22/2010 RiteAid Huggies 6 63 35.97 14.01 $0.22
5/28/2010 CVS Huggies Swim L 10 8.99 1.69 $0.17
6/20/2010 CVS Huggies 5 70 22.99 0 $0.00
6/13/2010 CVS Huggies 6 36 5.19 5.49 $0.15
6/5/2010 CVS Huggies 6 34 17.99 1.49 $0.04
6/5/2010 CVS Huggies 6 34 17.99 1.49 $0.04
6/5/2010 CVS Huggies 6 34 17.99 1.49 $0.04
6/5/2010 CVS Huggies 6 34 17.99 5.99 $0.18
6/5/2010 CVS Huggies 6 34 17.99 5.99 $0.18
6/5/2010 CVS Huggies 6 34 17.99 1.49 $0.04
Total 1375 $541.07 $211.57 $0.16


Saved $329.5
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Neutrogena Clinical – Try it FREE! Day SPF30, Night or Eye, 07/11/10-07/18/10 only!

Wow!  For the last couple of weeks I’ve been interested in trying Neutrogena Clinical but I didn’t feel like paying the $40 price tag.  I’ve printed out multiple coupons for $5 off and never found the deal for me.  It is FREE this week only if you buy either the Day, Night or Eye EXCLUDES the Starter System up to $40.  Click HERE for more information.

I’m excited to say that CVS has it for $34.99!