Monday, November 28, 2011
Thanksgiving CVSing- Negative $4
I'm not going to individually detail the whole order because if you read the ad or my previous post then you know what I did.
My total before coupons was $89.25.
My total after coupons was $70.60
Extra Care Bucks earned $74.56
That's right- I came out almost $4 ahead of what I spent- plus I get to keep all that great stuff!
I did split it into 2 transactions and rolled the ECB from the first one into the second to keep my out of pocket down- and I also bought 2 of the coloring play houses for $12.99 each with some of my ECB- but I left there wanting to dance the jig. This couponing sale hunting thing is totally for me- I love it!
(Side note- 'that coupon lady' that I sometimes mention who beats me to Walgreens and buys ALL of whatever is 100% rewards? She came in to the CVS around 11:45pm........with 8-10 people. She lined them up, handed them each a shopping cart with an idential shopping bag and they began a convoy around the store scooping up all the reward stuff. I'm not even joking. CVS limits their deals to 1-2 per card, which makes it possible for us all to participate in their sales. She's apparently found a way around that. At least I beat her to the store. And I guess maybe her 'carepackage' ploy is legit- after all, who would come out at midnight on thanksgiving just to help a friend score free toothpaste?)