Sunday, January 30, 2011

CVS Trip - $54 becomes $12 (with $14 ECBs & $9.99 MIR)

Total Before Savings:  $54.50
Total Coupons Used:  $8.50
ECBs Used:  $15.99 ($11 were expired!)
Cash OOP:  $12.17
ECBs Earned:  $14.00
Mail-In Rebate Coming:  $9.99

Net (made!):  -$11.82

This was just sort of "luck" for me.  I'm trying to get back into CVSing. 

- 2 Listerine 1 liter - $5.49 ea, Sale $2.49 ea (this was not in the flyer - it says $3.00).  Used $3/2 CVS Coupon that spit out at Coupon Center last week and $1.50/2 MFC.  .49 cents for both bottles!  Or, .25 cents each!

- 2 Herbal Essences Mousses - 2/$5.97.  $1/2 MFC from paper Makes them $2.48 ea.  Earned $2 ECBs.

- SoftSoap/Irish Spring Deal

1 SoftSoap Body Wash - $3 ($1/1 MFC from paper), $2.00
2 SoftSoap Hand Soaps (I got the fancy ones since they were the same sale price as the regulars) - $2 ea ($1/2 MFC from paper), $1.50 each
4 Irish Spring 3-packs - $2 each ($1/2 MFC from paper) $7 or $1.75 ea

Paid $12 OOP, got $5 ECBs.  Net:  $7 - or $1 per item

- 1 Physicians Formula Mascara - Price tag said $10.99, rang up $9.99 (YIKES!  Flyer says "Buy $10 in PF products, get $7 ECBs).  I didn't say anything - figured I'd just return it or whatever.  SURPRISE!  $7 ECBs still printed!  Receipt says "Phys Formula, Spend 10 Get 7 EB, Amount toward reward:  $9.99, Amount needed:  0.01".  Not sure what happened - but glad the $7 printed!

***Also!  The Mascara I got had a little peelie that said "TRY ME FREE" - it's small and pink.  You can download the rebate form at and mail it in with receipt and the small pink tag (you must have the pink tag to get rebate).  This rebate is good all 2011 - but this is a great week to get in on this at CVS - since they are giving $7 ECB on any $10 Physicians Formula purchase.  You essentially "make" $7 on this product since PF will mail you back your $$.  Very nice!***

I hope this great trip boosts me back into the land of CVSing.  I've been in a dryspell there for about a year, year and a half.  Good luck at your CVS this week!


Sue Rogers7 said...

Yeah! You are back! Nice to hear from you again.

Bargain Becky said...

Ha ha! Thanks! I make no promises (I might just be bored with all this snow!)