Sunday, February 27, 2011

CVS 2/27-3/5...

I like this week's promotions at CVS--you don't even need coupons to benefit!

First, they have Crest toothpaste at $3.29 with $3.29 ECB--the limit is 2, and that goes a long way.  In the P&G coupon insert this week, there is a $1.00 coupon and a $0.75 coupon you can use.  Then, there's travel-size contact solution (Revitalens brand) for $5.99 with a $5.99 ECB.  Finally, if you want a power toothbrush and have the P&G, you can get an Oral-B power toothbrush for $3.00 ($6 - $3 coupon) with a $3.00 ECB.

Then, I got a $4 off $20 in my email this week, so I knew what I was going to do right away!

2 Crest toothpaste = $6.58
Revitalens =               $5.99
Oral B toothbrush     $6.00
Softsoap bodywash   $2.99

Subtotal before coupons : $21.57
Tax                                       $ 1.51
- $1.00 toothpaste coupon  (1.00)
- $0.75 toothpaste coupon (0.75)
- $3.00 toothbrush coupon (3.00)
- $4.00 off $20.00              (4.00)
- $10.99 in prior ECB       (10.99)

= OOP of $3.34!  Also, I got $17.57 in new ECB ($6.58 Crest, $3 Oral-B, $5.99 Revitalens, $2 Softsoap)

Not bad!  If you don't have coupons, I'd buy them in smaller transactions (Oral B, using the $3 ECB you'll get on it to buy Crest, using Crest's $3.29 ECB to buy another Crest, and then using the last one to buy Revitalens).  That minimizes what you'll pay out of pocket, but it also minimizes the ECB you'll have at the end.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

This week (2/20-2/26).....

I've got to be honest--I don't see much worth making a trip for.  I realize I just ended my sentence with a preposition, because it seems preposterous to say "I don't see much for which it would be worth making a trip".

BUT...and it's a big "but" (literally, because I used capital letters), next week looks fantabulous at both Walgreens and CVS.  Stay tuned, and I will keep you posted as to why I believe this to be the case....

Saturday, February 12, 2011

CVS deal week of 2/13-2/19

Colgate Total Advanced toothpaste is on sale for $3.79 with $3.79 back in ECB!  The limit is 2, so if you need toothpaste, this is a good week!

If you have access to a January 21, 2011 copy of All You magazine, there's a $1 coupon on page 108. making this deal a money maker!

Detergent deal from long ago...

A while back, CVS had a deal where if you bought $25 of participating products, you could get $10 ECB back.  One of the products was Wisk laundry detergent at $5, so if you bought 5, you could get them for a net cost of $15 ($25 - $10 ECB).  There were also $2 coupons available, so if you had 5, the final cost would be $5 + tax for 5 bottles of Wisk.  Not a bad deal at all!  When I went to the store, they were out, so I got a rain check.

Well, a few days ago I got an email for $4 off any $20 purchase.  So I knew this was now going to be a GREAT deal!

5 Wisk @ $5 each (raincheck) = $25
- 5 $2 coupons                          ($10)
- $4 off $20                               ($4)
- ECB from previous purchases  ($11)

Net price =  Tax only = $1.75

Received $10 ECB for next time

So I have $1 less in ECB, and I paid $1.75 out of pocket, for a total "cost" of $2.75 for 5 bottles of laundry detergent.  That'll go to Take 5 the next time I make a trip over.  The regular price at CVS for Wisk is $8.99 a bottle, so it's over $40 in savings from this one purchase!

Absence explained...

...if you've been checking for updates, you've likely been disappointed.  Our daughter was born 5 weeks prematurely, and is in the hospital an hour and a half away from where we live.  Consequently, I haven't been doing much in the way of couponing.  Honestly speaking, I have been monitoring deals, and I don't feel like I've missed much.  I'll try to post more often.

Our daughter Aria faces a number of challenges.  If you're interested, I blog about her (and her sister Daisy) at

Keep an eye out!  Deals are coming back!