Saturday, March 19, 2011

CVS Plan 3/20-3/26

Yet again, I got a $5 off $25 in my email!  You have no idea how excited I get when I get these emails.  It's completely irrational, but I start comparing this week's ad to next, to see where it's better to use.  For this one, I'll use it on 3/20 (the last day I can use it, but the first week of the sale).  Since I bought diapers last week, that wiped out my stash of ECBs, so the out of pocket will be a little higher than I'd like, but it'll do a great job of building my ECB stash back up!

Allegra  $6.99  (with $6.99 ECB)
2 Crest Gum Protection $6.98 (with $5.00 ECB)
Playtex Gentle Glide Tampons $7.99 (with $3.00 ECB)
Head and Shoulders shampoo $4.99 (with $2.50 ECB)

Total before coupons = $26.95
- Allegra internet coupon ($2.00)
- Crest coupons ($1.00 + $0.50 = $1.50)
- Playtex coupon from 3/20 Smart Source insert ($2.50)
- Head and Shoulders coupon from mailer ($2.00)
- $5/25 coupon
= $13.00 in coupons, so $13.95 + $1.89 tax
- $7 ECB from last week

= $8.84 OOP, get $17.49 ECB

This is $26.95 of stuff for $8.84 OOP, which is a leverage factor of about 3.  Not the greatest, but look what happens to my ECB.  I go from $7 to 17.49, a gain of $10.49.  So the way I look at it is that I pay $8.84 for a $10.49 gift certificate, and I get all the stuff for free!  We'll keep the Allegra--it's allergy season.  The rest will be donated.  Speaking of donations, it's been awhile since I posted a picture.  Let me get that ready for you....

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