I had no idea about the deals that could be had at CVS. Be sure to visit Crystal’s blog post about how to get the most for your money. Read this and come back here, please.
I got my CVS card in the store and then added my e-mail address online. That gave me a $4 off a $20 purchase.
I went through the weekly flier and saw I could get $10 extra care bucks (ECB) when I spent $20 on certain cold remedies. Jackpot. I want to stock up on cold medicine before we get sick…not during.
I had coupons for all of the products, and what’s better, there’s a rebate offer going on right now for $5 back on certain cold remedies.
Here’s what I bought:
- Tylenol Sinus $6
- Tylenol Cold $5
- Children’s Motrin $5.50
- Children’s Tylenol $5.50
I had $1 off coupons for each, making my total $18. I got those coupons in the Sunday newspaper, but you can print your own cold remedy coupons here. I needed to spend $2 more so I could use the $4 off $20 coupon.
Darn. I guess I’ll just have to buy some candy! So, I got:
- Bag funsize Milkyway $2
- Bag funsize 3 Musketeers $2
I had a $1 off two bag coupon, so that was $3 out of pocket. This candy was a strategic purchase, because when you buy 2 bags, you get $2 ECB.
Total price before coupons/ECB: $26
– $4 off $20 ECB = $22
-$5 in coupons = $17 paid out of pocket
-$5 mail-in rebate = $12
-$10 ECB and $2 ECB generated at this sale = Final price $0.
Yeah! So, if you look at it one way, I got all this loot for free. Or, if you look at it another, I got it all for $12 out of pocket, and I have $12 toward my next CVS purchase. Of course, I plan to use coupons and generate more ECB next time, so the savings continue.
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