My CVS Scenarios – 10/26-11/1

by Marcy on October 28, 2008 · 0 comments

Well I am trying to get back into the saddle when it comes to shopping regularly at CVS. I wanted to run to Kroger today for the Halloween Madness sale, so I decided to plan out my CVS transactions and run there as well. Sometimes the best laid plans don’t always work out, however.

Here were my planned scenarios for CVS this week (OP= out of pocket, ECBs = extra care bucks):

Transaction #1:

* Buy 5 Soy Joy bars at $1/ea; use 1 – B1G1 Free coupon & 1 – B2G1 Free coupon from recent inserts; OP = $3.00, ECBs earned = $4.00

* Buy 3 Bic Razors at $4.99/ea; use 3 – $2/1 coupons from recent inserts; OP = $8.97, ECBs earned = $12.00

Total OP = $11.97 (plus tax)

Total ECBs Earned = $16.00

Transaction #2:

* Buy 2 Halls cough drops at $1.50/ea; use 1 – $0.35/1 coupon from recent insert

* Buy 1 TheraFlu at $6.00; use 1 – $2/1 coupon from recent insert

* Buy 1 Children’s Benadryl at $6.00; use 1 – $1/1 coupon from recent insert

* Buy 1 Tylenol Cold Product at $6.00; use 1 – $1/1 coupon from recent insert

Total OP = $0.65 (after using $16 in ECBs from Transaction #1)

Total ECBs Earned: $10.00

As I mentioned, things didn’t quite work out as I had hoped. I was unable to find the Bic Razors at both of the CVS stores I went to. I’m thinking that each store had about 4 in stock to sell…but maybe I am just being grumpy. At any rate, I went ahead with the rest of my plan, even though I did have to pay more out of pocket than I wanted to. I was able to get the below products for approximately $16 out of pocket, and I have $10 in ECBs to spend next week. I may check my local stores one more time on Saturday to see if the razors have been restocked, but I’m not holding my breath.

Are you new to CVSing and want more info? I typically use Money Saving Mom and Deal Seeking Mom to help me plan out my trips/scenarios. They both have great guides to learning the ropes at CVS, so be sure to check them out if you are just getting started.

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