Saturday, January 3, 2009

CVS is a Winner!

Edited to add coupon details...

Just got back from CVS and scored quite some goodies!

BEFORE coupons: $142
AFTER coupons: $4.50 OOP! That was basically tax on purchases!

I bought:
1- pack of Huggies Diapers
1- Johnson & Johnson baby shampoo (plus an extra travel size)
1- Diabetic Glucose Monitor
1- Mylanta (with free rolaids)
1- Children's Motrin
1- Children's Tylenol
1- CVS Mouthwash
1- Garnier Fructis Shampoo
1- Visine Eye Drops
2- Colgate Toothpastes
2- Stayfree Feminine Products
1- Altoids

Transaction 1-
1 Garnier Fructis Shampoo- $2.99
1 Visine Tear- $4.49
2 Colgate Toothpaste- 2/$5
1 Altoids- $1.99 (had to have a filler)
2 caramels (filler items)33 cents each

Used: (1) $1 coupon GF shampoo
(1) $2 coupon Visine
(2) $1.50 coupon Colgate
(1) $1.00 coupon Altoids
Paid with ECB's $2.00
Handed over $3/$15 purchase
Paid with ECB's $3.00

Total: OOP $2.66

Transaction 2-
2- Stayfree Maxi Pads 2/$9.00
1- Mylanta- $6.00
1- Children's Tylenol $6.00
1- Children's Motrin $6.00

Used: (1) $5/$25 CVS coupon (emailed me)
(1) $2.00 coupon Mylanta
(1) $2.50 coupon for motrin and tylenol
(1) BOG1 coupon for Stayfree $4.50
Paid with ECB's: $5.00, $4.99, $3.00

Total: OOP $.64

Transaction 3-
1- Glucose Monitor Kit $68.99
1- J&J Baby Shampoo $2.99
1- CVS mouthwash $3.49
1- Huggies Diapers $17.99 (just realized this rang up wrong! should have been 9.49)

Used: (1) $3/$15 CVS coupon
(1) $29.99 glucose monitor coupon
(1) $2.00 diapers coupon
(1) $1.00 J&J coupon
(1) $3.00 CVS brand coupon for mouthwash
Paid with ECB's: $2.49, $3.00, $9.98

Total: OOP $1.26

I was going to take this last transaction back, but I don't think I can get my money back so I am not going to worry about $1.26 for all of that! I am just bummed because I used more ECB's than necessary!

Lesson learned...WATCH the SCANNER!!!!

Not too bad! Now, if I can just make my husband a believer, I will have accomplished something!


Debbie said...

Now, why didn't you just post the coupons?

Because you know I have to know! That is an incredible purchase.

What always kills me is that the AMOUNT of items looks so small, but their retail value is always so high!

Natasha said...

That is awesome! I love CVS! I got a bunch of throat coolers and actually made money (ECBS) on New Year's Day. I had some buy one/get one free coupons and scored big at the CVS in Dahlonega, GA that night after visiting the in-laws all day.

LB said...

That is some good shopping, Bethany:) Very impressive. Listen, what are you Mondays like? You should join Tutti and me for story time at the library. I would love to actually meet. We usually do Chik-fil-a afterwards.