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!!!!