Monday, July 11, 2011

CVS - Catch Up Time

It's time I caught myself up on my CVS trips. It's difficult to believe I haven't posted a clear cut trip in about two weeks. I don't have photos of everything mostly due to the fact I don't feel like dragging everything out. I did manage to get photos of some items.

Remember the Dove deal at the end of June/beginning of July? I went a little wild on the men's care items. I had a raincheck from when the deodorant was on sale for $.99. What a deal! Now if only I had realized that it would leave me $1.05 short of the EB I would have only got four for $.99 instead of five. I got a raincheck for the body wash at $3.00 so I could finish off the deal.

Transaction 1:
5 Dove Men's Deodorant @ $.99 each = $4.95
Dove Men's Deodorant $3.00
2 Dove Men's Body Wash @ $3.00 each = $6.00
Nexxus $3.24 (clearance!)
Pringles $1.00
Total Before Coupons: $18.19

3 $2/1 Dove Men's Deodorant
$3 off BOGO Dove Men's Body Wash
$3/1 Nexxus (coupon from a mail sample a while back)
$1/1 Pringles to Go CVS Coupon Machine
Total After Coupons: $5.19


Net: $5.19 cost

Transaction 2:
2 Dove Men's Body Wash @ $3.00 each = $6.00
Total Before Coupons: $6.00

$3 off BOGO Dove Men's Body Wash
Total After Coupons: $3.00

$5 EB wyb $15 of selected Dove products
Net: $2.00 profit

Grand Net: $5.19 cost + $2.00 profit = $3.19 cost

Last week I was excited for the Always Infinity deal. $.99 for the small box is an awesome price! I only wish the limit had been higher. I miss those days when limits were typically two. Ah well, take what you can get. Also got a bunch of 2 liters of Coke for $.69! Sweetheart loves this stuff. (The coke isn't included in the transactions below.)

Always Infinity $3.99
2 Oral-B Toothbrush @ $3.00 each = $6.00
Total Before Coupons: $9.99

$1/1 Always Infinity
$3 off BOGO Oral-B
$2/1 Oral-B
Total After Coupons: $3.99

$2 EB Always Infinity
$2 EB Oral-B (2 deals)
Net: $.01 profit/Free

I was happy to see the one Christophe shampoo marked down to 75% off. I saw on the boards that it went down at other stores about a week ago, but my store finally caught up. There are some coupons on a 'blade' in the aisle of $2/1 full sized product. (A 'blade' is a piece of cardboard that sticks out from the shelving with some kind of advertising or label for a section. Some of these will have coupons.) The conditioner also went down, but the coupons are limit one per customer.

The other clearance item were these black bags. I only found out about it because a customer bought one and it rang up at $.25. That's 90% off?! The customer was surprised, but didn't say anything about it. I went back to our hallmark section and checked it at the scanner. Sure enough it was 90% off. I tried a smaller size and then a different color in the same size and they were all regular price. Hmm . . . So I bought all that we had. Thinking about it I bet someone made the mistake and included these in the Father's Day & Graduation clearance. Yesterday was the last day for those. How lucky is that? ^_^

Balance Bar $1.69
7 Black Hallmark Bags @ $.25 each = $1.75 (90% off)
Christophe Shampoo $2.07 (75% clearance)
Total Before Coupons: $5.51

$2/1 Christophe Shampoo
Total After Coupons: $3.51

$1.69 EB Balance bar
Net: $1.82 cost (worth those bags!)

As a parting note, what does everyone think of the new look of the EB? I'm not so sure I like it. I feel like we use enough paper already . . . I suppose the corp isn't happy with the EB redemption rate with most customers. Sorry about the fuzziness.


  1. I like the new ECB's...It's like a big TADA!!!
    Visiting from Simply CVS!

  2. Hmmm I started getting the new ECBs here in NM last week and have not warmed up to them yet. But I keep telling myself its actually GREEN!

  3. LOL. Some times it's really hard to think of EB as cash. All I see is 'free money' at times.