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Gretchen’s CVS Shopping Trip: $58.92 worth of products for $10.76 out of pocket!

CVS Shopping Trip

Transaction #1

2 Crest 3D White Rinse – $4.99 each
Used (I had 2 coupons, but in looking at my receipt at home, I realized the cashier only took off 1 coupon. I’m wondering if they were stuck together since printable coupons sometimes do that. I’ll try really hard not to let it bother me…)

2 Colgate Max Fresh Toothpaste – $2.99 each
And used $2/$10 Toothpaste and/or Mouthwash CVS coupon from the in-store coupon machine

1 Venus Razor – $11.49 (I was disappointed that our store was out of the $6.99 razors.)
Used $5/1 coupon from the 6/16 RedPlum insert

Used $6 ECBs from my last shopping trip

Used $5 ECBs from Beauty Club Rewards

And used $5 CVS gift card from Viggle

Paid $2.99 out of pocket (total 7.3% tax), Received $8 ECBS (for buying 2 Crest Rinse), $4 ECBs (for buying Venus Razor) and $4 ECBs (buying 2 Colgate Toothpaste) – $16 ECBS total

Transaction #2

3 Huggies Diapers – $9.49 each
Used 3 $3/1 printable and

1 Desitin Diaper Cream – $3

Used $16 ECBs from Transaction #1

Paid $7.77 (total with 7.3% tax) out of pocket, Received $12 ECBS (for buying $30 in participating baby products)

Total before coupons and ECBS: $58.92

Total after coupons and ECBS: $10.76, $12 ECBs leftover!

See the full list of deals at CVS this week.

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  • Amie says:

    Great job! I did the CVS diaper deal with my and my husband’s card. I was emailed a $5/30 and he was emailed a $10/40.
    His card:
    4 Huggies – 3x $3 off Huggies coupon, -$2 off Huggies coupon
    4 local papers for the coupons – used $10/40, 10 EBCS, $5 CVS swag bucks card and paid $5 and change oop, including tax. Ended with $12 ECBs
    My card:
    4 Huggies – 3x $3 off Huggies coupons, -$2 off Huggies coupon
    -used $5/30, $16 ECBS and paid $8 and change oop. Ended with $12 ECBs.
    I was very happy to get such great deals on diapers.

  • says:

    I hate it when my printable coupons stick together! I often try to stick my newspaper coupons in between printable ones, alternating every other, so this doesn’t happen as much. I try not to let it bother me either when they still do stick…ha. 🙂

  • Angie says:

    This is a great series, and I’m amazed at the deals!! I know I must have missed this in the past, but who’s Gretchen? I just keep wondering! 🙂

  • Jennifer says:

    On the Huggies deal – If I have a 25% off coupon, does the $30 have to be after the discount or is it before? For example can I just by 3 packages of [email protected] 9.49 =28.47 Plus one Desitin for $3 = $31.47. I would get 25% off the Huggies because they are not on sale. =31.47-7.12=24.35. Does this still count as having spent $30 for the $12 ECB?

    • Kimber says:

      The great thing about CVS is that the $30 total is before coupons! But unfortunately, $9.49 is a sale price – the normal price is around $12, I believe. 🙁

    • Amie says:

      As Kimber mentioned, the sale price is $9.49 so your coupon wouldn’t take anything off. FYI: The percentage off coupons take a total off and don’t reduce the price of individual items. I believe that the percentage off coupons calculate after the store coupons and ECBs you use to pay have been deducted.

  • Sandy says:

    Great job!

    I too, bought 3 packages of diapers, and 1 tube of Desitin. I used 2 $3 MFQs, 1 $2.00 MFQ, 1 $6/$30 CVS MCM q and a $5 and a $10 ECB. My total was 1.47 tax OOP and I got back a $12 ECB for a total expense of $4.47 tax.

    Yesterday I bought 2 1-liter bottles of Crest Pro Health at $4.99 each, 2 tubes Colgate Max Fresh toothpaste at $2.99 each, 1 tube Crest toothpaste at $2.99, 1 box of CoCoa Puffs at $2.49, 1 bag of M & M’s and 1 M & M candy bar at $1.19 each. I had a $3/$15 CVS MCM q, 2 $1.10 Crest Pro Health q’s, 1 $2/2 Colgate q, 1 50 cent Crest q, 1 BOGO M & M q and a $5 and a $10 ECB. My total was .31 with $16 back in ECB for a total expense of a .69 profit!

  • says:

    Great job Gretchen!!! CVS had so many great deals this week 🙂

  • heidi says:

    call the store and talk to someone about your 1.10 coupon for the crest. i bet they will tell you to bring it in and they will give it to you on your next visit. write their name down on your receipt. that’s what i would do.

  • says:

    I was so excited to see a CVS open in our area, and I have only been once! I have been too intimidated to try the deals because it seems like a lot to keep track of. Clearly I’m missing out- I just need to jump in 🙂

    • Patrina says:

      I got started by trying to mimic one of the easier deals on here. Choose one that you can use the items and have the exact coupons. I printed it and headed to CVS. It was a success and gave me the confidence to try a few on my own after that. Jump in there girly! There are free products to be “bought”.

  • Claudia Matei says:

    My viggle doesn’t have cvs gift cards anymore… I’m soooo sad, I was saving for something like this and now its gone…

    • Gretchen says:

      The CVS gift card comes and goes. If I don’t see it, I look again in a few days and usually it’s there.

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