Saturday, August 30, 2008

CVS Trip August 29th

I made my weekly shopping trip to CVS last night. I only had one transaction planned but sat down in the pharmacy and figured out three more. Here is what I bought........

Transaction #1
Stayfree 2/$9 (received $5 in Extra Care Bucks)
Kotex $1.49 (received $1.49 in Extra Care Bucks)
Subtotal $10.49 (+tax)
CVS Coupon -2.00 off $10 purchase (found on internet)
Stayfree Coupon from newspaper- Buy One Get One Free -4.50
Stayfree Manuf. Coupon from online -1.00
Kotex Manuf. Coupon from free sample pack I received from Walmart -1.00
Total Paid $2.59
Received $6.49 in Extra Care Bucks

Transaction #2
Baby Orajel $5.69 (received $2 in ECB)
Balmex $6.29 (received $2 in ECB)
Subtotal $11.98 (+tax)
CVS Coupon -2.00 off $10 purchase
Baby Orajel coupon -.75
Balmex coupon -1.00
ECB Used from Trans #1 -6.49
Total Paid $1.74
Received $4.00 in ECB

Transaction #3
Almay Eye Makeup Remover $5.69 (Buy One Get One Free)
Colgate 360 Toothbrush $3.99 (Buy One Get One Free- Got Toothpaste free)
CVS Nail Polish Remover 1.79
CVS Nail Polish Remover .89 (Buy one get one at 50% off)
Subtotal $12.36
CVS Coupon -2.00 off $10 purchase
CVS Coupon -2.00 off skincare (used for nail polish remover)
Almay Coupon -1.00
Colgate Toothbrush Coupon -1.00
Colgate Toothpaste Coupon -1.50
ECB Used from Trans #2 -4.00
Total Paid $1.17

Transaction #4
Milk $3.69
Kelloggs Smart Start $4.69 (Buy One Get One Free)
CVS Sunscreen $2.19
Subtotal $10.57
CVS Coupon -2.00 off skincare
Kellogg's Coupon -1.00 (found on internet- printed two)
Kellogg's Coupon -1.00
Total Paid $6.59

I could have paid only $4.59 for the last transaction but I ran out of the $2.00 off $10 CVS coupon found on the internet. I'm still learning every week.
Total Paid for this shopping trip was $12.09

That is not bad considering all I really needed was some Baby Orajel, Milk and Nail Polish Remover which would have come out to be a total of $12.06 before taxes using no coupons.
I figure I'll keep saving more each week with more practice.

I am having a lot of fun getting out ALL BY MYSELF to play this little shopping game. I put my children to bed and leave my husband in front of the baseball game on Friday night. It has become my Friday night ritual. I don't like to complete four transactions with a line of people behind me so it's a good time to go.

Have a wonderful week. God Bless.

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