25 July 2010

Early CVS Trip

I went to CVS on the first day of the new sale this week because I've been running into this problem where the things I want are sold out by Tuesday/Wednesday. I had heard that there was a 3-day sale again this week, but that is definitely not the case around here. My daily goal between CVS, Walgreens, and Target is usually about $20 - $30. Today, I spent about $12 at CVS and didn't get much, but I walked away with $10 in ECBs in the end - so for those of you that like to subtract that from the total (I don't because you can't literally spend it on the transaction it comes from), that means I spent $2. Here is the breakdown:

Bengay Pain Relief + Massage (Instead of Tylenol) - $5.99, $2.00 ECB
     -$2/1 Bengay Product (Coupon Exchange)
        = $3.99 OOP, $2.00 ECB

U by Kotex 18ct - $4.99, $4.99 ECB
     - $1/1 U by Kotex Printable
     - $2 ECB from previous transaction
        = $1.99 4.99 ECB

Photo Book $7.99, $7.99 ECB
     - $4.99 ECB from previous transaction
        = $3.00 OOP, $8 ECB

Aveeno - Spend $20, get $10 ECBs
(2) Aveeno Soothing Relief Moisture Cream $3.99
     Aveeno Positively Ageless Sunblock - $12.99   
     - (3) $2/1 Aveeno Positively Ageless Sunblock (Should have been $1 off, but the associate scanned my $2 coupon 3 times)
     - $8 ECB from previous transaction (should have been $7.99, but ended up being $8)
     - $4/20 Email sign up bonus from cvs.com/email
        = $2.97  OOP, $10 ECB for next trip!

This is also a scenario for beginners as I had no ECBs to begin with this time; I spent them all on my second CVS trip last week. However, not all of these coupons are printable and in fact, one of them came from a recent coupon exchange I had done - so you might not be able to find it at all right now. Good luck and feel free to share your experiences!


  1. Just saw that there's a $3/1 printable on bengay.com. Wish I had seen this before my trip today, ugh!

    Also, not sure if you have the mail-in rebate for a free bengay pain relief+massage gel (up to $8.99). Not sure which insert it was in, but it expires on 8/20/10.

  2. Jackie - I don't have it, unfortunately, but that would have been great. I only got it because my fiance has been complaining about his back hurting and thought it might help. Plus, I didn't have the coupon everyone else had for the Tylenol Precise, so that was my back up. Thanks though, I will see if it's on their website maybe...