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 http://www.physiciansformula.com/ 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!

2 comments:

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!)