One of the frugal blogs I subscribe to can be found here. This great coupon stacker is going to be featured in the March issue of Redbook! As a celebration she is giving away a $50 gift card to Walmart! Just take a look at her site and you’ll receive valuable advice that will save you much more than winning that gift card!
Plans for this week involving CVS:
EARinse $7.99 OOP (out of pocket) earn $7.99 in ECB (Extra Care Bucks) = Free
Children’s Chewable Aspirin $1.99 OOP earn $1.99 in ECB = Free
Total: $9.98 + tax – $9.98 ECB = virtually FREE!
Dove Cream Oil $7.99 – $1.50 AY (All You) coupon = $6.49 OOP earn $2 in ECB
Ziplock Bags on sale 2/$4.99 – $1.50/2 AY coupon = 2/$3.50 or $1.75 each
Total: $9.99 + tax – $10 ECB from last transaction = $0.00 OOP, Get back $2 ECB = Profit!
Maybelline Volume XL Seduction Plumper $8.99, earn $5 ECB
Total: $8.99 – $2 ECB from last transaction = $6.99 OOP, earn $5 ECB to roll-over for next time!
Total for CVS: $17.00 OOP with $5 ECB left over = $12.00 spent for $34.00 in merchandise!
Plans for this week involving Walgreens:
Clorox Toilet Wand refills 2/$6, earn $2 RR (Register Rewards)
Total: $6 + tax OOP, $2 to roll-over
Glade Scented Oil refills 2/$5 – $1/2 MC (manufacturers coupon) = 2/$4 – $2 RR from previous transaction = $2.00 OOP, get $2 mail-in-rebate
Total : $2.00 OOP
Total for Walgreens: $8 OOP – $2 rebate = $6 for $12 in merchandise!
There is always the chance that they will be out-of-stock on something, which is why it is good to go early in the week. I have to send my husband because we work opposite hours and it ends up being easier for him to go. So, for fun I paste the pictures of items and attach the coupons for each transaction on a piece of paper. That way when he goes to CVS tomorrow for me, he can have some help finding the Lip Plumper! What a great husband I have!