Monday, January 17, 2011

CVS Trip 1/16

It seems that my hubby has been making all my shopping trips with me this week; not by design, just for convenience.  He's learning a lot in the process about how all of this works (see my earlier post on rainchecks and stay tuned for my post on paying sales tax with coupons).

So yesterday he was with me when I went to CVS.  This trip didn't go quite like I had planned, because I did my math wrong (and did it based on coupons I didn't actually have).

So here's what I got:

  • 2 bottles Listerine (500ml)
  • 2 tubes Colgate Total (6oz)
  • 1 Blink Tears (5oz)
I used the following coupons

  • $1.50/2 Listerine
  • .75/1 Colgate
  • $1/1 Colgate
  • $4/1 Blink Tears (peelie coupon on package)
  • $4/20 CVS purchase coupon
  • $10 ECB earned from last week's purchases
(If you read my "Plan of Attack" earlier in the week, then you know I based my plan on using (2) $1/1 Colgate coupons and (2) $1/1 Listerine coupons.  The problem with my plan was that I didn't have (2) 4$1/1 Colgate coupons (although I would have if I'd gotten Sunday's paper before making this purchase) and I didn't have (2) $1/1 Listerine coupons (well, I did but they weren't valid for this size). The lesson here is double check your coupons (and the Sunday Coupon Preview) before you head out to shop.

That said, I still came out ok, paying only .70+tax OOP (or $2.14) and I earned $8 in ECBs to use later.


  1. Sorry your trip didn't go quite as well as you had hoped, but you still did really well!

    Thanks for linking up! Have a great week!
    -- Laura from Frugal Follies

  2. I'd say you definitely did "ok"!! Thanks for linking up your CVS shopping trip at Simply CVS.