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CVS 5/10-5/17

by Nicole on May 10, 2009

Karen at Frugal RI Mama brings you the week’s CVS deals and coupon match-ups every week. I’m posting a few of her highlights below but to get the full list please visit her post here.

Schick Quattro for Women, On Sale $8.99, Get $4 ECB
Use $4.00 cpn in 04-26-09 SS insert
Final Cost: $.99 after ECB’s

Bayer/Ascensia Contour Meter, On Sale $14.99 Get $5.00 ECB’s (limit 2)
Use $30.00 cpn in 03-22-09 SS or 03-01-09 RP inserts (adjusted to $14.99)
Final Cost: FREE + $5.00 overage

Kellogg’s Cereal, On Sale 2/$4.00
Use $1.00 printable or 04-05-09 RP insert
Final Cost: $.99 each

I went to CVS this morning and did 2 transactions. My out of pocket is much higher than normal because one of my family members had asked me to buy some Maalox! Luckily I had a coupon for it so it didn’t hurt that bad! I also needed Tylenol and had a coupons for $3 off when you spend $15 on FSA eligible items.

Transaction 1
Crest Pro Health enamel shield toothpaste or rinse, On Sale $3.49 Get $2.00 ECB’s (limit 2)
Use $1.0o cpn 5/3 P&G
Final Cost: .49 after ECB’s
I bought 2 and used 2 coupons

Colgate Wisp, On sale for $1.99
Use $.50 off coupon from All You Magazine or from 4/26 SS insert
Final Cost $1.49

After my 3 coupons, I used $5.99 in ECB’s from previous weeks and paid $.68 out of pocket. I got $4 in ECB’s.

Transaction 2
Bayer quick release 4ct, On Sale $2.00 Get $2.0o ECB’s (limit 1)

Maalox, On sale for $4.19 (I bought 2)

Extra Strength Tylenol Rapid Release Gels, On sale for $5.99
Used $1.00 coupon from 5/4 or 4/5 newspaper insert

Used a $3 off when you spend $15 on FSA eligible items (which all were)
Used $4 ECB’s from Transaction 1
Paid $5.37 out of pocket
Got $2 in ECB’s

Still not bad considering I spent only $6.05 out of pocket with $2 in ECB’s left and got 7 items including some pricey medicine!

For a beginner scenario for someone starting out with no ECB’s, check out Karen’s post here.

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Anonymous May 10, 2009 at 3:12 pm

Hi…I looove your website…but i was wondering what the abbreviations were…what is an SS insert? it may be a easy answer …but I cant figure it out…thank you soo much for your weekly/daily deals…im a big fan.

2 Nicole @ Nicole's Nickels May 10, 2009 at 3:15 pm

The SS insert is the Sunday newspaper insert that has coupons and is called smart source (hence the ss). The others are red plum and proctor & gamble. I am hoping to write a CVS 101 post and a Walgreens 101 post to explain to beginners. Please let me know if you have other questions and I can answer them as they come up in the meantime.

3 Anonymous May 10, 2009 at 8:38 pm

Thank you for the explanation…its clear as day now..i have never been a coupon collector…but after going on your website a few times…you have definetely turned me into a couponholic….happy mothers day!

4 Hunie May 12, 2009 at 4:00 am

Thanks for the CVS idea! I am going to peruse through the ad today and see if I can come up with a good scenario. If not, I will wait until next week…why? It looks like it will have better deals for what I am low on in the house! Have a lovely day!

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