Saturday, August 8, 2009

A Couple CVS Things

Well, after over 7 months, I've finally used up my $50 gift card my hubby got me for Christmas last year. I was hoping to spread it out all year, but from 12-25-08 to 8-8-09 is pretty good! Plus I was managing 3 cards most of this year, so it was spread out pretty thin. I did decide to just stick to one card and I like it a lot better. I think I can get the maximum out of my deals with just one card and it's a lot less hassle. And now that my 2 year old despises CVS and even pulling in the parking lot, it's just as well. :)

Anyways, we were gone the first part of the week on vacation so I missed all the school supplies. (Which none of us are in school so I don't know exactly why I'm getting them, but it's just a CVS thing, you know.) But I went in yesterday just to take a look around and saw that Pampers were 2 for $20, with 5 ECBs back. Not the best deal, but I had some coupons and was able to snag a Readyfill prescription coupon booklet with the $4/$20 coupons in it! Yay!! So I thought I'd try it out. I like Pampers, and they never have good deals, so I thought I'd just have a loss in ECBs in order to get some Pampers. Here's how it went:

**2 Jumbo packs of Size 5 Pampers (still 30 count) 2/$20. Minus 1 $3 off coupon, minus 1 $2 off coupon. 2/$15. Get back $5 ECBs.
**1 Blink Tears eyedrops $7.99, minus $1.50 coupon. Get back $7.99 ECBs. (used the coupon profit to lower the diaper price.)

Total before coupons: $27.99.
Also used my $4 off a $20 purchase coupon.
Total after coupons: $17.49 plus tax.
Used $16.92 in ECBs, $1.05 off gift card and $0.32 out of my change purse.
Received: $12.99 in ECBs back. Loss of about 4 ECBs. But for 2 packs of diapers, that's fine with me. Especially now that there are some $/$$ off coupons to help, hopefully, build a little profit the next couple weeks.

I will definitely be doing the Huggies deal next week (2/$18, get 4ECBs) because I got 2 CRT's to use. $2 off Huggies and $2 off Pull-ups, along with my $4/$20 and my manufacturer's coupons, it should be pretty good. My son's not in Pulll-ups yet, but I imagine it will eventually happen, right. :)

Happy Shopping!

1 comment:

  1. Great job! I love the diaper deals at CVS--I haven't had to pay "full price" for diapers since I began learning this "CVS" thing!