Thursday, October 18, 2012

Spent $1.54 Saved $61.67 Received Back $13

Another great CVS run!

Purchased:
2 - Mentos Gum 2/$5
1 - Charmin Toilet Paper $9.99
2 - Scotch Tape (BOGO 1/2) $3.99 and $1.99
2 - Revlon toe Nail Clippers $3.89 each
2 - Physicians Formula KK eyeliner...$11.79 each

Coupons Used:
1 - $10 off $50 purchase
1 - $1 off any 2 Scotch tapes
1 - $2 off any Physicians Formula KK eyeliner
1 - Buy one Physicians Formula KK eyeliner, Get one FREE ($11.79)
1 - $1/2 Mentos curvy bottle gum
1 - $2 off Mentos curvy bottle (CVS coupon)
2 - $10 ECBs
1 - $3 ECB

Price after coupons: $1.54

Saved: $62.67

Received back:
1 - $7 ECB for purchasing PF
1 - $5 ECB for purchasing 2 Revlon tools
1 - $1 ECB for my fourth Green BAg Tag scan


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Spent $3.52 Saved $50.47 Received back $23

Awesome trip today at CVS!

Bought:
3 - Hershey's Candies...3/$10
2 - Revlon Nail clippers...$3.19 each
2 - Revlon nail files...$3.69 each
1 - Couture Couture Fragrance 0.5 oz...$26.49

Coupons used:
1 - $10 off $50 (from CVS magic coupon machine)
1 - $2 off 3 Hershey snack size bags
1 - $8 off select fragrances (from CVS magic coupon machine)
1 - $15 ECB
1 - $5 ECB
1 - $4 ECB
1 - $3 ECB

OOP Cost: $3.25

Received back:
1 - $10 ECB for the 4 Revlon beauty tools purchased
1 - $10 ECB for the purchase of $25 or more on select fragrances
1 - $3 ECB for purchasing $10 worth of Hershey's products.

Total saved: $50.47

Also received yet another $10 off $50 coupon.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Bad Luck Strikes Again...

My car died a week ago and as a result I was unable to successfully coupon this past week. I did make a few runs, but they are undocumented because I simply did not have the time.

I have since found two part time jobs in an attempt to get another car ASAP.
Couponing will slow, but not disappear.
Who am I kidding? I still can't afford not to coupon at this point.
Wish me luck!

Posts to follow starting Sunday.

Happy couponing!

I did manage to score some additional ECBs though I am not sure of the total. Somewhere around $20. I also snagged another $10 gas card and another $10 in Amazon gift cards from Swagbucks.
In other news Mr. Rebates has removed ebay from their list of eligible stores. Official statement, "At eBay’s request, in accordance with a test they are currently conducting for the next several months, cash-back rebates for eBay has been temporarily suspended. This means cash-back will not be available on Mr. Rebates (or any other site on the Internet) for any purchases made on eBay on or after 6/16/11." So I will still be cashing out my previously earned money, but I will no longer be earning on ANY of my ebay purchases. Boo! Cashed out $35.08 on July 1st.

Since my last post I have accumulated another 1,220 Swagbucks.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Spent $1.94, Saved $46.32, Received back $37.48 and a $5 Amazon Card!

CVS trips:


#1: (Card 1)
2 - Gerber Cereal Bars...2/$5
3 - Garnier Moisturizer...$5 each

Coupons Used:
1 - $4/20 CVS Coupon
3 - $2 off any Garnier Moisturizer
1 - $1/2 Gerber snacks
1 - $4 ECB
1 - $2 ECB
3 - $1 ECBs

Total after coupons: $0.05 (tax)
Total before coupons: $20.00
Received back:
1 - $10 ECB for purchasing $25 worth of baby products
1 - $5 ECB for purchasing $15 worth of Garnier
Added 1 GBT scan to my total and $15** towards my beauty club spending total. I also got back some good CVS coupons I hope to use!


#2: (Card 2)
5 - Vitamin Waters...$1 each
2 - CVS wipes 72 ct...2/$5
1 - Colgate Enamel Toothpaste...$2.79
1 - Powerbar Bites...$2.49
1 - Hershey's Bliss Chocolate 9.6oz....$5.99

Coupons Used:
1 - $4/20 CVS Coupon
1 - $0.75 off any Colgate (manufacturer coupon)
1 - $1 off Colgate (CVS coupon)
1 - $1/5 any Vitamin waters
1 - $5 ECB
1 - $4 ECB
1 - $3 ECB
1 - $2 ECB

Total after coupons: $0.52
Total before coupons: $21.27
Received back:
1 - $10 ECB for baby purchases
1 - $2 ECB for purchasing 5 select beverages
1 - $5.99 ECB for the Hershey Bliss
1 - $2 ECB for the Colgate
1 - $2.49 ECB for the Powerbar Bites
Added 1 GBT to my total.


Walgreens trip

4 - Licensed Character Bands...4/$1 (though I only bought 3, he charged me for 4)
1 - Huggies Wipes 216 count...$5.99

Coupons used:
3 - $0.99 Register Rewards (expiring today)
1 - $0.75 off any Huggies wipes (manufacturer coupon)
1 - $2 off 216ct Huggies wipes (Walgreens coupon)

Total after coupons: $1.37
Total before coupons: $6.99
Received back: Nothing.


Grand Totals:
Before Coupons: $48.26
After Coupons: $1.94 OOP
A total Savings of: $46.32
Received back: $37.48 in Extra Care Bucks

I also scored another $5 amazon gift card from Swagbucks!

Loving CVS this week...
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Today I earned 150 Swagbucks.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Question from a reader...

Q: I was wondering how the $10 gas card works? do you build the total or buy $30 at the same time.

A: Because CVS has a card that keeps track of your spending for their deals you do not need to buy the prescribed total at one time to earn the reward. That is the advantage of the Extra Care Card. Check out my many posts and you will see how I am splitting up most of their deals in order to maximize my coupons.

For example...this week CVS has a baby deal where you spend $25 and get back $10 in Extra Care bucks. I purchased one tub of Similac formula for $22 yesterday and will go back for my remaining balance either today or tomorrow. I even used a FREE coupon and the $22 still counts towards my total. More details here. I heart CVS.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Best week at CVS for a while...Spent $0.65! Saved $76.99 Received Back $8 and a $10 gas card

This is going to be a great week at CVS...lots of great stuff.
I went twice today and did the same deal on each of my two cards.


Card #1
1 - Similac Advance 1.45lb...$22 (Part of the spend $25 get back $10 ECB)
2 - Kashi TLC bars...2/$6

Coupons Used:
1 - $4/20 CVS Coupon
2 - $1/1 any Kashi TLC bars
1 - FREE Similac...took off $22

Total after coupons: $0
Total before coupons: $28
Received back: $1 ECB for the Kashi bars
Added: $22 towards my goal of $25 to get back $10 ECB and 1 GBT scan


Card #2
1 - Similac Advance 1.45lb...$22 (Part of the spend $25 get back $10 ECB)
2 - Kashi TLC bars...2/$6

Coupons Used:
1 - $4/20 CVS Coupon
2 - $1/1 any Kashi TLC bars
1 - FREE Similac...took off $22

Total after coupons: $0
Total before coupons: $28
Received back: $1 ECB for the Kashi bars and a $5 ECB for my beauty club purchases
Added: $22 towards my goal of $25 to get back $10 ECB and 1 GBT scan


Yesterday I also made a trip to round out my week and get my $10 gas card.


1 - Fritos...$3
7 - Gatorade...$0.88 each
1 - John Frieda Full Repair...$5
1 - Bayer 20 ct...$3
2 - CVS eye drops...$2.99 and $1.49 (Buy one get one half off)

Coupons Used:
1 - $4/20 CVS Coupon
1 - $2 off Bayer
1 - $5 off any JF full repair
1 - $4 ECB
1 - $5.99 ECB

Total after coupons: $0.65
Total before coupons: $21.64
Received back: $1 ECB for the Bayer and a $10 Gas Card


Grand Totals:
Before Coupons: $77.64
After Coupons: $0.65 OOP
A total Savings of: $76.99
Received back: $8 in ECBs and a $10 Gas Card

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Today I earned 164 Swagbucks and $2.52 from Mr. Rebates.

Happy Father's Day!

Mr. Rebates

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Friday, June 17, 2011

Another Lucky 3 Trips...Spent $1.31, Saved $46.88, Received Back $9

Found some good deals on my last three shopping trips...
CVS

#1:
5 - Gatorade 32 oz...$0.88 each
2 - John Frieda Full Repair Foam...$5 each
1 - Physician's Formula coverup...$6.29

Coupons Used:
1 - $4/20 CVS Coupon
2 - $5 off any JF full repair
1 - $5 off any Physician's Formula

Total after coupons: $0.69
Total before coupons: $20.69
Received back: Nothing


#2:
5 - Gatorade 32 oz...$0.88 each
1 - Off! Clip on Refill...$6.49
1 - Off! Starter Kit...$9.89

Coupons Used:
1 - $4/20 CVS Coupon
1 - Buy one Off! Starter Kit get a refill FREE (link found here) $6.49
1 - $9 ECB
1 - $0.99 ECB

Total after coupons: $0.30
Total before coupons: $20.78
Received back: $1 ECB for my 4th GBT scan and a $4 ECB for purchasing the Off! (received two $2 rolled into one $4 ECB)
Added: 2 GBT scans, $16.29** to my beauty purchase total, and $8.80 to my goal of $30 for the gas card.



Walgreens Trip:

1 - Animal Bands...$0.25
3 - Crunch Bars...$0.39 each
1 - Wal-Flex Allergy...$3.99

Coupons Used:
2 - $2 Register Rewards
2 - $0.35 any Crunch bar (links and information on this GREAT deal here)
1 - Buy 2 Get 1 Crunch bar FREE...$0.39

Total after coupons: $0.32
Total before coupons: $5.41
Received back: $4 Register Reward for the Allergy purchase


Grand Totals:
Before Coupons: $46.88
After Coupons: $1.31 OOP
A total Savings of: $45.57
Received back: $5 in Extra Care Bucks and $4 in Register Rewards

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Today I earned 108 Swagbucks and $2.22 from Mr. Rebates.