The Proof- CVS Spent $2.36, Saved $18.49, Earned $14 ECBs

logo_cvsFinally a successful trip to CVS!!! With no running water in the house today I decided to take the boys out to run some errands. Here is how it worked out at CVS.

I bought:

Schick Intution Razor- $8.99, get $4 ECB
– $4 coupon from 4/26 SS
-Final cost- $.99

Aveeno Lotion- $7.19
-$2 printable
Final cost-$5.19- this qualified me for the spend $25 get $10 ECB deal!

Swansons Chicken Broth- $1.49, BOGO
no coupons, gasp. I just use a lot of chicken broth.

I spent $10 ECB, $2.36 out of pocket and got $14 ECB’s back.

I wanted  to do this deal from IHeartCVS but my CVS did not have any of these in stock. Maybe you will be lucky and find some.

Buy 6 3M Command Metal Hooks (on sale for 2.50 each)= $15
Use 6 $2.50 coupons from here
Pay tax
Get back a $5 Extra Care Buck (for buying $15 worth of 3M products)!
Final cost FREE + a $5 profit!

Also, I saw Dry idea deodorant on clearance for $1.19. You could use the  $2 printable coupons from here and get it free with $0.81 overage!

I am planning how to use the $14 I have so if anybody has any good deal scenarios let me know.

Hot Deal- Dove Skin Vitalizer for $.25 at CVS

dove-skin-vitalizer17This deal is being reported all over the place. Dove Skin Vitalizers normally priced about $12.99 are on sale this week at CVS for $4.00.  Use the $3.75 printable coupon here or  the $3.50 coupon from the 3/15 RP insert and you can get one for just $.25-$.50!

*Update- the $3.75 coupon is no longer available but you can go here to get a $3.50/1 printable.**

**Update-This deal is going on in Knoxville! So print a coupon and get a great deal!**

CVS Best Deals 4/19

logo_cvsHere are the best deals I see at CVS this week. Remember, I am still new to CVS. I made a rookie mistake and misplaced the ECB’s I earned last week. Sigh.  So all my readers that LOVE CVS I will need all your great deal ideas and some encouragement to keep going. :0)


Buy $25 worth Aveeno Products (on sale $6-$18), Get $10 ECB

There are several coupons you could use for this deal $2/1 from here or here, $1/1 or $1.50/2 from 4/5 SS.
$4 off $20 Beauty coupon
$10/3 positively ageless (I checked this out yesterday and the positively ageless products are not on sale, they are $8.99- $9.99, but should be included in the ECB deal.)

Crest Pro Health Toothpaste 4.2oz, Rinse 250ml,Oral B Floss 27-55 yds or Super Floss 50ct $2.88 get $2 ECBs (limit 2)
Use .75/1 or $1/1 Crest coupon from the 4/5 PG insert
Final cost- Free or $.13

Edge Infused Comfort or Hydrate Shave Gel $2.89 Earn 2.89 ECB
Final cost- Free

Buy 3 Tresemme (3/$10) get $5 ECB
– 3  $1/1 printable coupon
Final cost- 3/$2

Bayer Aspirin Quick Release Crystals 4 ct $2, get $2 ECB
Final cost- Free

CVS $4 Coupon and Free Aveeno Hair Care

logo_cvsFrom what I hear CVS’s Aveeno deal gets even better starting tomorrow.

Buy $25 worth of Aveeno products, Get $10 in ECBs (on sale from $6 – $18)
There are $2/1 printable coupons here and here.  You should also have a $1/1  and a $1.50/2 coupon from the 4/5 SS.
If you are planning to stock up don’t forget to  print this $4 off any beatuy purchase of $20. It expires 4/19 so you will need to do at least some of  your CVS shopping tomorrow.

While you are printing go here to request your free sample of Aveeno Nourish+ Hair Care product and coupon.

The Proof- CVS 4/6/05


I am officially a CVS shopper! I went through the very easy process of getting a CVS card and then did two transactions. Here is how it turned out:

Transaction #1
Skintimate Shave Gel- $3.49
Spent $3.81 oop and get $3.49 in ECBs

Transaction #2
Pantene Nature Fusion Shampoo-$3.99
Pantene Nature Fusion Conditioner- $3.99
Pantene Body Building Gel- $4.49
-$3/2 Pantene shampoo or conditioner 4/5 RP
-Free Pantene styling product w/ purchase of shampoo & conditioner
-$3.49 ECB
Total- $2.32 OOP , got $1 ECB

Final stats- Shampoo, Conditioner, Gel & Shave Gel for $6.31 and I have a $1 ECB.  Not bad for my first try, I am still more of a Walgreen’s fan but, I am keeping an open mind. Did anybody get any great CVS deals this week?

CVS Planning Post

logo_cvsOkay, I have never been CVSing but have decided for the good of my budget and my readers I am going to try it.  My goal is to only spend $10 out of pocket this month and see how many ECB’s I can acquire.  If you are a seasoned CVSer wish me luck and leave any tips I may need to be successful. If you haven’t ever tried CVS shopping join me! We can compare stories and savings. This should be fun.

I could not make any of the deals work for an overage so, I am going to start my adventure by buying:

2 Paas Egg decorating kits- $1.99 each

-get $3.98 ECBs making them free and starting my ECB stash.

To find deals that might work for you I would go here, here or here.

Saturday Planning Post 3-21-09

planningpostI have been able to meet my goal for this week (spend $0 after my last Kroger trip),  so I have not had to plan any shopping trips this week.

I still have a stack of coupons from last week to organize and a little bit of catching up to do on the latest deals in town, but here are some sites that have scoped out the best deals coming up this week:

Deal Seeking Mom has a great post on the Walgreens deals this week

Frugal 4 a Busy Life has a great post with lots of printable coupons.  No need for the Sunday paper with all these great links.

Hip to Save has a CVS post that lists this week’s deals and clearance items and the CVS Monthly Extra Care Buck Deals

Check out Southern Savers for a great list of Kroger deals.  This list is so detailed you can even copy and paste it into a word processor program and use it as your shopping list.

And as always, check out Hot Coupon World for a preview of the Walgreens ads appearing tomorrow.