It has been many moons since I last visited CVS (I think it was January or so). I stopped going because I had a big stash, and I thought I’d just limit my drugstore runs to the quick and easy freebies at Rite Aid and Walgreens.
Well, CVS, I’m back! And, I realized how much I’ve missed you.
Today, I bought:
–Venus Embrace razor ($9.99 on sale, used $4 coupon in today’s paper, and got $5 extra care bucks back)
–Aquafresh Extreme toothpaste ($2.99, had $1 off coupon that came in the mail, and got $2.99 ECB)
–Colgate 360 toothbrush ($3.99, had $1 off coupon from last week’s paper, and got $3.99 ECB)
Total before coupons: $16.97. I used a $3 off $15 coupon (see Crystal’s blog post for how you can have one, too!), and $6 in manufacturer’s coupons.
This brought my out-of-pocket total to $8.18 with tax.
I’ve got $11.98 in extra care bucks to use on my next trip, and I plan to roll those babies until they can’t be rolled anymore.
Two things: The CVS closest to my home does a horrible job of putting the sale tags on the correct shelf. You have to really hunt for the correct sale item. Have your weekly/monthly ad in your hand and consult that.
Finally, working those CVS deals lets me buy things for myself that I normally wouldn’t. Were it not for coupons & ECBs, there’s no way I would pay $9.99 for a razor. But, it seems pretty nice, and I’m glad that buying it was a good thing.