Over Thanksgiving break, my mom (hi, Mom!) and I went to CVS together for their 3-day sales. My mom was excited to learn how to use those extra care bucks, and I was happy to teach her.
As I expected, CVS was sold out of many of the ECB deals.
I used my $4 and $5 ECB to buy body wash (it’s in the car and I forget the brand) for $3.99, which generated $3.99 in ECB, and then I bought 2 Tylenol 10-count pills for $2.49 each. Each generated $2.49 in ECB.
I paid nothing out of pocket, and I guess you could say I lost three pennies in extra care bucks (I had $9, but ‘spent’ $8.97). I’m not worried about that at all. I have $8.97 in ECB to use next time.
My mom had a bunch of $4 off $20 coupons that she saved from the bottom of her receipts. She bought the body wash, Excedrin (and used my $2 off coupon), Benadryl, Q-tips, toothpaste, and maybe another thing or two.
She had no ECB to start out with. Her total price before coupons was about $23. She used her $4 off $20 coupon and also used $4 in manufacturer’s coupons, bringing her out of pocket total to about $15.
She got about $12 in ECB back–which is doing pretty good! She needed all of the items she bought and now has ECB to use in the future. Go, Mom!