Sunday, March 20, 2011

CVS Trip 3/20: I Actually Spent Some Money

I am still fighting this congestion, which I now believe is just Spring allergies, but I had that $5/$25 coupon that was expiring today so I made sure I got over there.  There were a few more things that I wanted to get but I couldn't find the coupons and my brain was not cooperating, so I may end up making another trip later on in the week.

This was a pretty unusual shopping trip for me because I got a few items that were included in an ECB deal that I did not have coupons for (the St. Ives and Noxzema that were 3 for $10 and giving back just $2 ECBs).  I really like these products, though, and the price was reasonable.  Plus, I was running low.

 I also bought a pretty costly item that did not give back ECBs.  It was the Allergy Buster spray.  I've tried the Sinus Buster variety in the past and thought it worked pretty well.  It had a clip free $3 off coupon in the ad, and I also had a $3 off manufacturer coupon for it.  Even so, it still cost me $7.99.  I also picked up the 5ct Allegra that was free after rebate, and used the $2/1 coupon from the paper.  If you do not have that one and still would like to try this item, there were tearpads at both the pharmacy counter and the front register with the same coupon on them.  Hopefully between this and the spray I can get a bit of relief.  I hate not being able to breathe. =(

I also grabbed one of the Schick Intuitions using the $2/1 coupon from this morning's paper, and a few of the Reach Flosses that were on sale for $1.  I had previously printed some $1/1 coupons from which made them free.

Here is everything I came home with (the little red scanner machine must love me because this is the second time I've gotten a $1/1 Starbucks coffee coupon on the way in--note the empty bottle):

Total Shelf Price:  $56.60
Total Sale Price:   $42.77
Price After Coupons:  $25.77
Price Paid After my $12.50 in ECBs from last trip plus $5 in ECBs that I got from taking an online survey for the CVS advisor panel (click to sign up):  $8.76 with tax and I got back $12.99 in ECBs.

What will you get from CVS this week?  If you need some more ideas, head over to Simply CVS to see all of the reader shopping trips.  I will be linking this post there also.  I find it helpful to see what others are buying because you might find a deal you hadn't thought of. =)


Cheryl March 21, 2011 at 10:00 AM  

LOL, love the empty bottle. hope you feel much better real soon. Thanks for linking up your CVS shopping trip at Simply CVS.

Amanda March 21, 2011 at 3:11 PM  

I am feeling better today. I think that Allegra did help! I just don't like the thought of paying full price for it ;)

Caro March 21, 2011 at 6:00 PM  

So glad I stopped by... I've always just chucked my $1/1 Starbucks coupons because I thought it only referred to the ground coffee in the grocery section, I didn't even consider that it could be used for starbucks cooler drinks. Thanks!

Julie March 22, 2011 at 7:01 AM  

I never thought about using the starbucks coupons on the cooler drink either...thanks for sharing. Looks like you had a great trip too!

Amanda March 22, 2011 at 10:08 AM  

Glad to give you the idea! Those things are my weakness. I used to get cases from Sam's when I was teaching, but those were one thing that got cut out of the budget, so I'm always happy to get one when I can. ;) I've noticed that my store dropped the shelf price of them, too. They used to cost about $2.29 or something, but they are now $1.99, so $0.99 after that coupon. I didn't know if that was everywhere or not.

Julie March 22, 2011 at 11:23 AM  

:) Yup they are $1.99 at my store too! I went shopping today but didn't pick any up...probably will on my next trip though, they don't expire until next week! :)

Debi March 23, 2011 at 10:03 AM  

Don't you love it when the coupon machine loves you? LOL it's great to buy the things you want especially after you've done all the work and saved so much on everything else.

Amanda March 23, 2011 at 7:46 PM  

I know Debi. I love it when that kind of thing happens. Plus you have to treat your self, and just say look at all that money I just saved =)

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