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Life is beautiful whether you're soaking in sunshine or caught in a thunderstorm. I take the beauty of life for granted too often. I have a supportive husband who I don't want to live life without, a beautiful son who is always reminding me of the simple things that really matter, and an independent daughter who is teaching me to throw schedules out the window and live in the moment. My day is made when free samples fill my mailbox. I love discovering a new product and sharing it with others. I'm addicted to coupons and every penny counts. I hope you will enjoy reading my posts and will share your success stories with me as well.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Trip to Walgreens and CVS

I got most of my errands taken care of this morning since this week will be pretty busy.  I only picked up a few items at Walgreens today.  

Walgreens Trip

 Softsoap Body Wash - 2/$7 with $5 back in Register Rewards - make final cost 2/$2
Ricola Cough Drops - use ad in coupon for 99 cents and use $1/2 manufacturer's coupon to make each bag 50 cents.

They also have their CoffeeMate liquid creamer on sale BOGO.  Use $1/2 coupon to make each bottle 75 cents each.  They only had Fat Free Vanilla and Hazelnut left and I don't care for either one of those flavors so I passed up that deal.  

Always Pads are on sale for $2.99 with $2 back in Register Rewards.  Use 50 cents coupon to make final cost 49 cents.  They were out of stock on this deal so I might try later on in the week if I have time and in the area.

CVS Trip - $11.49 for all these items!

My favorite deal at CVS was the Benefiber.  Spend $20 worth of Benefiber, Gas-X, Maalox, or Prevacid and get $10 ECB's.  I spent $20.78 on two Benefiber products and used a $7/2 coupon that I had printed online a couple weeks ago.  Before I checked out, I scanned my CVS card at the coupon kiosk and it printed a $3 coupon for Benefiber.  So using both coupons and counting ECB's I was able to get both Benefiber products for 78 cents!

Other deals were:

Buy $10 worth of John Frieda products and receive $3 back.  I bought one bottle of shampoo and one bottle of Curl gel for Mike's gorgeous hair, that I'm so jealous of, LOL.  Both bottles were $6 each and I used two $2 coupons from Sunday's paper.  That brought my cost to $2.50 per bottle.  A little more than I typically spend on shampoo but I love John Frieda products and they are well worth the extra money.

Spend $10 on Almay cosmetics and receive $4 back in ECB's.  I needed powder so I picked up Almay powder for $12.79.  I used $2 coupon from last Sunday's paper so my final cost was $6.79 for the powder.  Again, a little more than I normally spend on makeup, but when you're out, you just find the best sale you can and cough up the extra money.

Revlon Eye or Lip on sale for $7.49  with $4 back in ECB's.  I bought Revlon mascara and used $1 coupon so my final cost was $2.49.

Revlon Nail Polish on sale for $3.99 with $3 in ECB's.  I used $1 coupon so my final cost on the nail polish was FREE.

Desitin diaper rash cream on sale for $3 - I used $1 coupon to make final cost $2.

Trident Gum on sale for $1 - I used BOGO coupon so final cost was 50 cents each.

My total out of pocket cost was $35.49 with savings of $37.26 and I received $24 ECB's back.  So final cost would be $11.49 for all those items!

Some of you might of worked these transactions differently so your out of pocket wouldn't be so high.  I prefer just to get it all over with in one transaction and know that I have a large amount of ECB's to be used on later purchases.  And I don't feel like I'm annoying the cashier with multiple transactions. 

1 comment:

  1. Awesome! The Pomegranate Softsoap is a hit at our house! Great deals!

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