Did you notice I didn’t post these on Saturday evening as usual? 🙂 Since I’m a wife and mommy first and foremost, sometimes life happens and blogging has to be shelved for more important priorities… like sick children.
Kaitlynn (our almost one-year-old) decided to come down with a nasty tummy bug right at the tail end of our Saturday shopping. Gratefully, we were almost finished with our marathon shopping trip (including three CVS stores, Price Chopper, Aldi, Hy-Vee, and Sears–we did all that in a few hours and scored some incredible deals! Stay tuned for the full scoop!) when she out-of-the-blue started throwing up. And throwing up. And throwing up.
We scrambled out of the store as fast as we could, but by the time we arrived home Kaitlynn had thrown up 12 times. As soon as we’d get her all cleaned up, she’d start at it again. I didn’t know an 11-month-old stomach could hold that much! Needless to say, my Saturday afternoon plans of going to Starbucks and planning the coming week and writing a few blog posts were preempted by more important priorities!
It’s a somewhat slow week at CVS–especially since the $/$$ coupons are quite scarce–so waiting to post until today didn’t mean you missed much. Here are the best deals I see (let me know if you see any mistakes):
As always, remember that if you’ve not updated your email address , you can do that and print out a $4/$20 CVS coupon.
Buy 1 Tylenol Arthritis, 8 hour, rapid release, extra strength, or EZ tabs 20-24 ct at $3.99-$4.49), Get $2 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use $2/1 coupon (Thanks, Laurie!) or $1/1 from recent inserts and stack with $1.50/1 coupon currently printing out from the card scanners
Free possible overage after coupons and ECBs!
The candy deal is back, only it appears some of the prices are changed. (Buy $10 worth of select candy, Get $5 ECBs–Limit 5) Not everything that worked last week is working this week and it also appears there are some new editions. The deal has been reset so if you didn’t finish out the deal last week, it won’t carry over to this week.
*Candy Deal Idea #1–$0.59 tax after ECBs (corrected, sorry about my mistake earlier)*
Buy 2 Gold Emblem 40% more packages at $5 each
Buy 1 CVS brand men’s after shave at $2.59 each, Get $1 ECB per item (Limit 5, monthly deal)
Use $3/$10 CVS-brand coupon (these usually print once per day at the card scanners
Use $1/2 Gold Emblem candies (these usually print once per day at the card scanners)
Use $2/1 CVS
Spend $6.59 tax out of pocket
Get $6 ECBs back
*Candy Deal Idea #2–$1 tax after ECBs*
Buy 2 Gold Emblem candy 40% more packages at $5 each
Use $1/2 Gold Emblem coupon
Use $3/$10 CVS purchase coupon
Spend $6 tax
Get $5 ECBs back
Buy 1 Oral B Cross Action Power Toothbrush at $5.99 (Replacement heads are also working), Get $3 ECBs (Limit 5)
*Deal Idea–Free after ECBs*
Buy 2 Cross Action Toothbrushes at $5.99
Use B1G1 coupon from 05/17 insert
Spend $5.99 tax
Get $6 ECBs back
Repeat this deal twice, if you have two B1G1 coupons
Buy Sally Hansen Color Quick Nail Color Pen at $7.99, Get $5 ECBs (Limit 5)
Buy 2 Sally Hansen Nail Color Pens at $7.99 each
Use 2 $2/1 coupons from recent insert (or $3/2 coupon from the June Reinventing Beauty book (Rachel Ray on cover)
Spend $10.98 tax (or $11.98)
Get $10 ECBs back
$0.50 each after coupon and ECBs! (or $0.99 each)
Buy 2 Alavert products at $6.99 each, Get $5 ECBs (Limit 1)
Buy 2 and use 2 $4/1 coupons (Use a different email address and sign up twice in order to make sure there are different codes on the coupons. You’ll likely need to split this up and only buy 1 Alavert per transaction per the wording on the coupons.)
$0.98 each tax after coupons and ECBs
Buy 1 Almay One Coat Mascara at $6.99, Get $5 ECBs (Limit 2)
Use $1/1 coupon from 03/09 or 05/18 inserts
$0.99 each after coupon and ECBs
And I mentioned this a few weeks ago, but don’t forget about the (print at 50%). There are a number of small skincare products this could be used on such as the Essence of Beauty sponges and loofahs, hand sanitizers, soaps, lotions, and more. It will be up to your individual store as to what constitutes a "skincare" product. Here’s one small money-maker deal idea using this coupon, let us know what others you find:
*Small Money-Maker Deal Idea*
Buy 1 CVS men’s after shave at $2.59
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Spend $0.59 out of pocket tax
Get $1 ECB back!
All Revlon products are B1G1 free. Prices start at $1.99. Buy 2 products at $1.99 (usually these are beauty tools, emery boards, etc.) and use two $1/1 coupons to get both free!
Evian Water 1 liter Bottles are on sale B1G1 free. They are rumored to be priced around $1.85 each. Use and get them for $0.43 each. Great filler if you have a $/$$ coupon!
See the ad scans for this week , courtesy of Hot Coupon World. See all the deals and coupon match-ups .
*****JUNE ECB DEALS*****
Buy 1 Listerine Smart Rinse (250 ml) at $3.49, Get $3.49 ECBs (Limit 4)
Use $1/1 coupon
Free overage after coupon and ECBs
(There are reports of some stores having tear pads with a full rebate on this product so look for those!)
Buy 1 Brut Deodorant (2.5 oz) at $2.69, Get $3 ECBs (Limit 5)
Use $1/1 coupon from 04/06 insert
Free overage after ECBs
Buy 1 Oral B CrossAction Manual Toothbrush (2 pk) at $6.99, Get $6.99 ECBs (Limit 2)
Free after ECBs
Buy 1 CVS Pharmacy Sheer or Plastic Bandages (40 ct) at $1.99, Get $1.99 ECBs (Limit 3)
Free after ECBs
Buy 1 Huggies Lotion or Wash (15 oz) at $3.49, Get $2 ECBs (Limit 5)
Use $1/1 coupons from 05/18 insert
$0.49 each after coupons
Buy 1 CVS Cotton Swabs (500 Count) at $3.19, Get $2 ECBs back (Limit 5)
See all monthly deals with coupon match-ups .
******ESPECIALLY FOR BEGINNERS*****
New to CVS-ing? Don’t try to make heads or tails of this post because it probably won’t make a lot of sense to you. Instead, go here where I explain the CVS program in full detail. Want to join in the fun and incredible savings? Then go here where I share more about how to make it work for you. After that, go where my friend FishMama maps out a simple plan for beginning CVS-ers to maximize on the ECB deals this month.
Share Your Scenarios!
your shopping trip planned or did you come up with a great deal
scenario/idea? Just post about it on your blog and leave your link
below. Please include full details on coupons you are using, etc. so
that those who are just beginning to get the hang of CVS can especially
benefit from seeing things broken down for them like this. If you don’t
have a blog, feel free to share your scenarios in the comment section.
Note: So as not to confuse the newbies, please only post deal scenarios/deals which are applicable at CVS this week. Thanks so much!