Friday, January 23, 2015

CVS 1/18-1/24/15, here's what I bought

Paid $29.74.  
Earned $26 in extra care bucks.  
Saved $183.03 (per my receipt, not all in coupons), which was 84%.  
Acutal coupons used -$75.78.  (I had a big razor and deodorant q's)
CVS 25% off full price items -$15.  
Extra Care Bucks rolled from last week -$15.
Don't forget, each week I go to and she lists the next weeks sales and applicable coupons.  I am not going to relist them all here because it takes a TON of time.  But here is a link to this weeks list.  If there are printable coupons available she puts a link right in the list.  She also lists what insert coupons are available.

$2.94 Tide Simply.  Used $2 mq.  $.94 a jug!
$3.94 Tide Pods.  Used a $2 mq.  $1.94 a package.
3/$7 Kelloggs & General Mills Cereals.  Used $1/2.  Paid $6, got $2 ecb.  $1.33 a box.
3/$12 Speedstick Deodorant.  Used 1 b1g1 free q and 1 $2 mq.  Paid $6, earned $6 ecb.  Free.
$.99 Palmolive Dish Soap. Used 2 $.50 mq and 1 $.24 cvs mcm q.  $.25 for one.  $.49 for the other.
$.99 Mountain Dew.  Used $.25 cvs mcmq.  Paid $.74
$15.96 4 cans of nuts $3.99 each. Used $1.50/$4 Nut cvs mcmq and $2/$10 Nut cvs mcmq.  Paid $12.96, earned $5 ecb wyb $15 cvs brand.  $7.96 for 4 cans of nuts.
$10.29 Schick intuition razor and $9.96 schick intuition razor.  Used b1g1 free mq, deducted $13.99. 25% cvs q deducted $5 since these were full price.  Used $3/$10 shaving items mcm q.  Received $4 ecb for buying schick razor.  I made $5.74!!!!!  (yes this is a tricky deal to work out, but it happens at cvs so it's awesome to keep your eyes peeled for these kind of scenarios.  It's made by stacking your coupons- mcm q's, mq's and store q's)
$3.49 colgate toothbrush, used $.50 mq.  Paid $2.99 and earned a $2 ecb.  Made it $.99.  Limit 2, I bought 2.
$3.29 pack of 3 cvs tooth brushes.  (we had a melt down over a lost dentist black toothbrush, I owed this to a certain young man.)  25% q deducted $.82.  With the 2 tooth brushes and these, I also used a $3/$10 oral care q.  With the $4 ecb earned on the 2 colgate, it made all three packs $1.45.
$9.79 Nature Made gummy vitamins, b1g1 free.  Used TWO $2/1 mq's (because at CVS you can use a q on a free item).
$7 Sun Down gummy vitamin (rain check- but these are b1g1 free this week so still a good deal).  Used a $3/1 mq and earned $3 ecb.
On these two vitamins I used a 3/$15 vitamin mcm q and a $2/2 cvs mailer q wyb 2 nature made q.
Paid $4.79, earned $3 ecb from sundown rain check.
$7.99 maybeline mascara
$3.99 maybeline mascara (b1g1 50% off)  Used 2 $2 mq's plus a $4/$15 maybeline mcm q's. Paid $3.98 (just realized I wasn't at $15 but the coupon scanned, oops).  Earned $5 ecb wyb $15 beauty items.  I had carry over from last week so I only needed to spend about $10 to get the $5.  Yes, you heard that right, this deal is not resetting each week and your previous spending carries over.
$5.79 Axe shower gel.  -$1 mq, -$1.45 25% cvs q plus -$2.90 50% Axe mcm q.  Made this $.44.  I didn't even realize it was that great of a deal.  Woohoo.

I didn't mean to spend as much out of pocket, but the deals were good so I did.  There is no denying that I have stocked up on some hygiene items and vitamins!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

CVS 1/11-1/17/15

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Here is what I will be shopping for this week at CVS.  I know the week is about over, I just can't seem to do this in a timely manner : )

$9.99 Gas Relief tablets, cvs brand I believe, buy 1 earn $9.99 ecb (ecb=extra care bucks)

$15 on certain cosmetics, shampoos, lotions and earn $5 ecb.  There are high value Tres Seme coupons. Loreal shampoo and Garnier shampoo.  Plus there is always the make up.

2/$3 Halls cough drops.  Use the $1/2 mq (manufacturer coupon)  from the 1/11 SS (smart source coupon insert), pay $2 and earn $1 ecb.  Just $.50 a bag!

$30 CereVe soup, earn $10 ecb.  Use the $7/2 mq from the 1/11 SS.
I did do this earlier this week, because this soap is expensive and my people have severely dry itchy skin.  One bar of soap is $6.79!  It is buy 1 get 1 50% off, so the second bar is $3.40.  I had to go to 3 different CVS stores because each store I visited only had 2 bars (I was running kids all over town, I didn't go out of my way).
Bought 3 full price soaps $20.37
Bought 3 1/2 price soaps $10.20
Used 3 $7/2 mq's  -$21
Used $3/$10 soaps and lotions cvs magic coupon machine q  -$3
Paid $6.57.  Earned a $10 ecb!!!  I made $3.43 buying $30 in soap that my people needed anyway!!!

$20 Scott, Duracell, Huggies, Cascade and earn a $5 ecb.  There are various coupons for all of these items.  I will probably stock up on toilet paper and paper towels.  Plus it will get me closer to my goal on Saving Star for spend $30 and earn $5 rebate!!!!  Not using Saving Star? It's an app for your phone you can load your CVS card number onto and then pick the offers you want to participate in.  Buy the stuff, it tracks it for you and puts money in your Saving Star account.  Reach a minimum amount ($10 or $20) and they will send you the cash!

Buy 3 Kelloggs cereals, earn $2 ecb.  Use a $.75/1 or $1/2 mq and it makes each box $1.33.

Vitamins- lots of buy 1 get 1 free.  Remember, at CVS you can use a coupon on each item- even the free one!  So buy 2 sundown vitamins, pay for one after bogo, use 2 $2 mq's.  Makes for some seriously good deals.  Plus I have been getting a ton of magic coupon machine q's for vitamins.  Stack those in and save some more!

Now get out there and shop!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

A day late and a dollar short

So I didn't manage to get a blog post up last week.........I am so sorry.  I did manage to make it to cvs early Saturday morning though.  Here is what I bought:
Fiber one bars, 3/$7 (I think?) get $2 ecb. Used 2 .50 mq's (wish I had a 3rd).  Paid $4 for 3 boxes.

Colgate toothbrushes $2.99, get $2 ecb. Used 2 $.50 mq's, made each brush $.49.

Cvs brand stuff spend $15 get $5.  I bought a bunch of whole fruit twists and raisins and stuff that were $1.99 each. 

Schick razors spend $25 get $10ecb.  I bought two intuition razors $13.29. Used the printable b1g1 free q from a while back.  Paid $13.29, got $10 ecb.  $3.29 for two great razors!

Nature made melt vitamins $8.29 get $5 ecb.  Used a $2 mq. $1.29- I got vitamin c.

Make up spend $15 get $5. I bought a foundation for $12 and an eyeshadow for $4.29 (buy 1 get 1 50% off).  $16.29 less a magic coupon machine q for $3 off any one almay PLUS a magic coupon machine q for $7 off $15 almay. Paid $6.29 and earned a $5 ecb.  $1.29!!!

A whole slew of health stuff was spend $20 get $6.  This was a limit of one, but I had two of those great $10/3 coupons from last Sundays paper so here is what I did:
Fiber gummy $17.29
Fiber gummy $8.62 (b1g1 50% off)
Aleve $10
Aleve $5 (b1g1 50% off)
Bayer $2.99
Bayer $2.99
-$10/3 mq
-$10/3 mq
-$5/15 vitamins magic coupon machine q
-$2 aleve magic coupon machine q
$19.89 paid, earned $6ecb.
That's like $13.89 for all that!!!  That is less than the one bottle of fiber funnies that I was needing to buy in the first place!!!

Sorry it's so late- I will try to get this weeks deals up sooner for you!!!!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Proctor & Gamble spend $50 and get $15 rebate

So- the beginning of November I began referencing a P&G rebate we had.  Buy $50 worth of participating products from 11/1/14-12/31/14 and get a $15 prepaid visa card.  I know this sounds nuts, $50 worth of stuff???  For $15????  I used to think so too- but I always participate in these rebates now.  Let me show you what I did this time:

11/21/14 Bought 2 Covergirl Lashblast Mascara, $8.99 each......................... $17.98
-$2.50 mq covergirl
-$2.50 mq covergirl
This was part of a spend $30 get a $10 gift card deal that week.  Since it's about 1/2 of the $30 we will count $5 of the ecb as a credit.

12/7/14 Bought 2 eye shadows, one was $5.99 and one was $6.29................. $ 12.28
-$2.78 20% off purchase cvs q
-$1.50 covergirl mq X2
Buy 2 covergirl earn $5 ecb

12/19/14 Bought 2 covergirl flipstick lipsticks $5.25 each...............................$ 10.50
-$2 covergirl flipstick printable mq X2

12/28/14 Bought 6 pantene at 3/$10..................................................................$20
-$5/3 pantene manu q X2
Part of spend $30 earn $10.  We will credit $6.50 ecb to this purchase since it's about 2/3.

Total product purchases before coupons............................................................$60.76
Spending over $50 qualified me for the $15 rebate.  Now- lets see how much I really spent.

Less manufacturer coupons................................................................................-$24.78
Less extra care bucks earned..............................................................................-$16.50
Less beauty club ecb earned for spending $50 in cvs on beauty items..............-$5
Total cash spent after earned extra care bucks (ecb)...........................................$14.48

Then I submit for the $15 rebate, and that brings me back flush.  Totally worth my time I say to keep track of the upc numbers and receipts.  I will get this in the mail today.  If you haven't participated up until now, your purchases have to be completed by 12/31/14.  Not much time but a lot of included items at CVS this week.

CVS 12/28-1/3/15

CVS Brand item sale!!!  Wowzers- you can do this deal 5 times!!!  Spend $15 on total home care, cvs brand, gold emblem blah blah blah items and earn a $5 extra care buck.
$1.99 crackers
$1.99 cranberries
$1.99 raisins
$5 cashews
$5 cashews
-$2/8 nut purchase magic coupon machine q (from two weeks ago)
Paid $13, got $5 ecb.  $8 for all that! 
Other items included are 24 packs of water for $2.44, trash bags for $5, diapers for $5, cookies, cleaners, etc.  Awesome deals to be cooked up!  CVS brand diapers for instance if you buy 3 packs it is $15, earn a $5 ecb.  $10 for 3 packs of diapers!!! Same deal with trash bags.  Wowzers!

$5.99 crest sensitive toothpaste
$5.99 crest sensitive toothpaste
-$1.50 mq crest sensitive from p&g 12/27 insert
-$1.50 mq crest sensitive from p&g 12/27 insert
-$4.20 35% off oral care q from magic coupon machine
Paid $4.78, earned 2 $4 ecb's wyb 1 tube, valid 2 times ($8 total).  I came out $3.22 ahead!!!

$5.99 pedia care.  My store was out of the children's formula.
-$1 printable q.
Paid $4.99, earned a $5 ecb.  Free

$1.50 starbucks iced coffee
-$1 printable manu q from a while ago.
$.50 each

$3.99 always pads
$3.99 always pads
-$2/8 pad purchase magic coupon machine q
-$1 always manu q 12/27 p&g insert
-$1 always manu q 12/27 p&g insert
Made each pack $2- not earth shattering but a savings none the less.

I didn't get the pantene in the picture- just envision 6 bottles of shampoo/conditioner.  And I miscalculated and didn't need the six bottles of dawn to reach the $30, but they won't go to waste so all is well!

Proctor & Gamble spend $30 earn $10 ecb.  Lots of items included: pampers, Swiffer, tide, pantene, dawn, and more!  Here's what I did
$20- 6 Pantene 3/$10
$5.94 Tide
$5.94 Tide
$5.94 Dawn
-$5/3 pantene manu q from 11/30 p&g
-$5/3 pantene manu q from 11/30 p&g
-$2 tide manu q from 11/30 p&g
-$2 tide manu q from 11/30 p&g
-$.50 dawn manu q from 12/27 p&g
-$.50 dawn manu q from 12/27 p&g
-$.50 dawn manu q from 12/27 p&g
-$.50 dawn manu q from 12/27 p&g
Paid $21.82, earned a $10 ecb.
Plus I am going to use the pantene receipt for the spend $50 earn $15 rebate.

One deal I didn't do was the spend $15 and get $5 on certain make ups and lotions (center of the ad middle pages).  There are some nice deals there, I was just too tired to make it work.


Sunday, December 21, 2014

12/21-12/27/14 CVS

It is not a huge list of stuff this week- but man the deals that are there are great!

$9.99 Axe gift set. Buy 1 get $2 ecb.  There was a $2 mq a few weeks ago.  $5.99 for a gift set!!!  
My store was out of them, but maybe you will have better luck.

2/$5 Hershey Kisses, buy 2 get $2 ecb.  Used $1/2mq.  Paid $4 and got $2 ecb.  $1 a bag!  (Don't get too sick of hershey kisses, they are always a great replacement for chocolate chips and you can't beat the price!)

$3.49 character Band-Aids.  Buy 1 get $2.50 ecb.  $.99!!!

$10 CVS oral products get $10 ecb!!!!!  Mix it up, get mouthwash, flossers, brushes, etc.  I got whitening strips.  They were $13.49, got $10 ecb.  $3.49!  The ecb didn't print for me, but the shelf was tagged so they just printed it for me.  But my friend did mouthwash and it printed no problem.

$.99 Kleenex.  I used a $.50/3 mq and a $1/2 cvs q from a mailer.  Paid $1.50 for 3 boxes, submitted for a $.75/3 Ibotta offer.  $.75 for all 3!

$6.58 2 Revlon eye shadow links at $3.29 each.  Buy 2 Revlon products, get $5 ecb.  $1.58 for both, $.77 each!

$17.58 2 Almay mascaras at $8.79 each.  Buy $12 get $4 ecb.  Used $1/2 mq.  PLUS I used a $3 off any Almay cvs magic coupon machine q AND a $7/$15 Almay cvs magic coupon machine q.  PLUS I used a $3/$10 Foundation or Mascara cvs magic coupon machine q.  Paid $3.58 and got a $4 ecb!!!  I made $.42 buying really nice mascara!!!!

$14.49 Physicians Formula face powder.  Buy $14 get $10 ecb.  $4.49 for high end face powder.  Man am I gonna be beautiful after this weeks deals!

$17.58 Maybeline cream blush, 1 was $8.29 and 1 was $9.29.  Buy $15 get $5 ecb.  Not a great deal by any means, but this item was on Ally's Christmas list and these are going in her stocking.

Keep your eyes peeled for these paper towels.  At my store they were on an end cap.  The manager saw me come in and gave me a heads up that they were 90% off, $.19 per roll!!!!  Not sure if this is across the board or just my store, but worth looking for either way.

Merry Christmas.  Thanks for checking in, hope that this info is somewhat helpful.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

CVS 12/14-12/20/14

I suppose you can see why I never tried to make a career out of blogging?  Life gets in the way and then I dang near miss a week of posting.  Thanks for checking back and for your patience.

I'm going to try and get to cvs tomorrow, here is what I am going to focus on:

7UP, Canada Dry, A&W or Sunkist 12 oz. cans 12 pk. 3/$11 = $3 Ecb (limit 1)
Pay $11
Get back $3 Ecb
Final cost $8 – just $2.66 each (no coupons needed)!

Spend $15 on Mars Chocolate Holiday minis 10-11.5 oz. or Dove Promises 7.94-9.5 oz. = $5 Ecb (limit 1)
Deal Scenario:
Buy 5 Mars Chocolate Holiday minis 10-11.5 oz. 2/$6
Total = $15
Use 2 $1/2 M&M’s, 3 Musketeers, Dove, Twix, Minis Mix, Snickers, or Milky Way Brands coupons found here
Or the $1/2 Mars Holiday Product coupon found in the 11/23 RP or 12/7 RP
Pay $13
Get Back $5 Ecb
Final cost $8 – just $1.60 each!

Spend $10 on Scunci Hair Accessories and Hairbrushes (excludes clearance) = $5 Ecb (limit 1)

Spend $12 on Revlon Cosmetics and Beauty Tools (excludes gift sets and clearance) = $4 Ecb (limit 1)
Use the $3/$10 Revlon Beauty Tools Purchase coupon found here

Spend $25 on Schick razors, cartridges or disposables (excludes clearance) = $10 Ecb (limit 1)  AGAIN!!!
Use the Free Schick Disposable Razor Pack when you buy 1 Schick Disposable Razor Pack coupon found here (excludes 2 ct. and 10+2 ct.)

This is even better if you have any magic coupon machine shaving q's!!!

Speed Stick Gear antiperspirant/deodorant 2.7-4 oz. 2/$8 = $2 Ecb (limit 1)
I still have a b1g1 free printable coupon (no longer available) that will make for a sweet deal.  Or there were $2 printables too if you have them.

Colgate Max 6 oz. or 2 in 1 toothpaste 4.6 oz. $2.99 = $2 Ecb (limit 2)
Pay $2.99
Get back $2 Ecb
Final cost $0.99!  (surely there is a coupon somewhere for this!)

Milk gallon $1Ecb

Starbucks Frappuccino 9.5 oz., DoubleShot 6.5 oz., Refresher or Iced Coffee 11-12 oz. $1.99
Use the $1/1 Starbucks Iced Coffee beverage coupon found here
Final cost $0.99!

Xtra liquid laundry detergent 30 loads $1.99
Use the $1/1 Xtra laundry detergent coupon printing from the Magic Coupon Machine this week
Final cost $0.99!