Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Coupon Noob Strikes Again - $1.53 OOP at CVS

This week, I tried to plot out my own trip to CVS.  I looked at a few scenarios online, but they didn't quite work for me because it was things that we wouldn't have used.  So this week, I took a stab at making my own scenario.  One thing that I was disappointed about was I didn't get some of the coupons in my Red Plum that were talked about on other websites (The -$3/1 Nieva Body Wash Coupons in Red Plum).  I can only assume that they were region specific.  So I had to redo my scenario a couple of times.

On to the savings!

Transaction #1

(1) CoverGirl NatureLuxe Gloss Balm - $6
(1) CoverGirl Eye Shadow - $5.79
     Using -$2.50/2 CoverGirl product, PG 4/03
(1) Aquafresh Kids toothbrush - $1 
     Using $1/1  Aquafresh Kids Toothbrush RP  4/17

Total Before Coupons and tax-  $12.79
Total AFTER Coupons, $10 ECB from last week plus tax - $0.19!

The CoverGirl products were get $3 ECB WTB $10 worth of CoverGirl products, Limit 1

Transaction #2

(1) Edge Infused Shave Gel - $3.29
     Using .55/1 Edge Shave gel, SS 3/20
(2) Colgate Toothpaste 4.6 oz - 2 @ $1 Each
     Using (2) $0.75/1 Colgate Toothpaste SS 4/03 
(1) Easter Grass - $0.99

Total Before Coupons and tax - $6.28
Total AFTER Coupons, $3 ECB from transaction #1, $1 ECB from last week plus tax - $0.60 

On this order I got a $2.30 ECB for buying the Edge Shaving Gel and a $0.99 ECB for buying the  Easter grass.

Transaction #3
(1) Paas Classic Easter egg coloring kit - $1.99
(1) Clearance bag of Pepperidge Farm Milano Mint cookies (I had my daughter with me) - $0.85

Total before Coupons and tax - $2.84
Total AFTER Coupons, $2.30 ECB from Transaction #2 and tax - $0.74

Total OOP for all transactions -  $1.53 for $21.91 of merchandise!

Buying the Paas egg coloring kit, got me another $1.99 ECB.  So for Next week I have $1.99, $0.99 and $1 ECBs to start with.


  1. You are doing awesome! I still have a terrible time doing multiple transactions, so YOU GO GIRL!

  2. I'm finding that reading other bloggers scenarios helps alot. The last transaction sort of threw me off because of my daughter's cookies LOL And then a line started to form behind me so I got a bit nervous for some reason. I will say it IS a TON of fun to get stuff for next to nothing.

  3. Lines can be very disconcerting. I do find it's easiest to just let people go ahead of me if I have multiple transactions; doing one transaction then going back to the back of the line. It takes longer but it keeps me from feeling like I'm holding everyone else up. Then again, the fact that it takes longer is one of the reasons I hate doing multiples...lol.