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Awesome Deals at CVS- paid $14.07 plus tax for $51.21 worth of products!

 I MADE money buying some of these products today at CVS!

When things work out, shopping can be so much fun at CVS! 

I wanted to share a trip that I did that you can also do, too, through Saturday night. I bought over $50 worth of products for only $14.07 out of pocket, plus taxes! Even better is that after I paid, I still got $4 back in Extrabucks to use on another order, so it’s like I paid $10.07 for all of those products!


This week, many of the coupons from the Raleigh Sunday paper matched sales going on at CVS in their flyer. This made for pretty easy deals.


I split my order into three transactions, so that I could use Extrabucks that I earned from the first two transactions to pay for everything else. The cashier was very nice and did not mind at all, especially since I told her I would be doing this and also let people behind me go before I did a second or third transaction.


This is what I did:


Transaction #1

 I paid $12.07 plus tax for these facial products, and after I paid I got back $5 in Extrabucks to spend on a future order!

I bought:

1 Simple Facial Wash
1 Simple Facial Wipes
1 Simple Facial Exfoliator

I redeemed:
2 coupons, each for $1 off of a Simple Product. I got these out of the Raleigh paper. I only had two coupons; if I’d had another, I would have used it, too. 

I also had a CVS coupon for $3 off my total order of personal care products or cosmetics. I had just gotten it from the CVS coupon center before I got in line, so it pays to go over and scan your CVS card when you go into the store!


My total came to $12.07 plus tax, but I got back $5 in Extrabucks because CVS was running a promo that said, “Buy $15 of Simple Products and get $5 in Extrabucks back.” Before my coupons came off, I had spent $15 worth, so that’s why I earned the $5 bonus Extrabucks. Great deal. On to the next transaction!


Transaction #2

 I paid only $2.00 plus tax for all of these products!

I bought:


3 Suave Body Washes
12 Suave Lotions 18 oz
1 Irish Spring Mens Deoderant
1 Irish Spring Mens Body Wash



(CVS is running a promo where if you buy 2 Irish Spring products, you earn $4 in Extrabucks (super easy) and if you buy $12 of Suave products, you earn $4 in Extrabucks. My combination of 3 Suave body washes and 2 Suave Lotions added up to $12 before my coupons. You can do your own combo if you want.)



I redeemed: 


2 coupons for the Irish Spring products, each for $.50 off, totaling $1.00 off
1 Buy one Get one Free coupon for the Suave Lotions, which took off $3.00
1 Buy 2 get one Free coupon for the Suave body washes, which took off $3.00
1 CVS coupon for $5 off my total purchase (this came from the Extracare center on a previous trip)
My $5 worth of Extrabucks that I had just earned from Transaction #1


My total came to: $2.00 plus tax for 4 body washes, 1 deoderant and 2 big bottles of lotion! Even better is that after I paid, I got back $8 in Extrabucks to spend on my next order! Counting the Extrabucks, I actually MADE $6! Without coupons or promos, the total would have been $24.27. On to the last transaction.


Transaction #3 

 I paid $0.00 for these Kleenex and still had $4 in Extrabucks to spend left over!

I was sick last weekend and really needed Kleenex. They were not on sale, but I bought three boxes and paid for them with $4 of my Extrabucks that were left over from Transaction #2.


3 boxes of Kleenex came to $3.87. I redeemed the $4 in Extrabucks and paid $0 for them! Actually, I had to pay the $.27 in tax, but that was from the state of NC, not CVS :)


After I was done, I still had $4 in Extrabucks left to spend on another trip. I will save them to use on another purchase.


I hope I explained well how I did this. CVS offers so many promos, some weeks they are so generous, as they were this week. Simply check out the flyer for promos on products that you would use, match your coupons to them, and then use your Extrabucks that you earned to pay for future transactions. 


Let me know what kind of deals you find at CVS this week!

FREE Thermacare Heat Wraps at CVS

I just wanted to make sure everyone noticed the free Thermacare heat wraps deal at CVS this week. It’s pretty easy- you buy one Thermacare heat wrap for $3.79 and immediately after paying get $3.79 back in ExtraBucks. You can then spend those ExtraBucks on something else in the store! I like to apply mine to something on sale that I have a coupon for and it’s a bonus if I can buy something that will earn me more Extrabucks. 


I don’t like deals as much where I have to pay out of pocket first and then get reimbursed, but if you need something else in the store, it’s definitely worth it because you can get the next item for free.


Hopefully the wraps will all be in stock. Let me know how it turns out for you. You have until Saturday, March 3rd to get this deal!

A Not-to-Miss Money Maker at CVS!

I paid $2.97 plus tax for all of the above at CVS. After I paid, I got back $6 in Extrabucks to spend, PLUS I will submit a $5 Rebate from the 1/29 Sunday paper, so in the end I will come out MAKING $7.07 from purchasing those items! Total savings- $26.06!

I just had a ball doing a simple transaction at CVS where I came out making money by the time it was done! Not only that, but I will make $5 MORE if the rebate that I submit today comes through.


Here’s the deal:


CVS is running a promo where if you spend $12 on select items, you will receive $6 in Extrabucks after you pay. The qualifying items are found on page 4 of the CVS weekly sales flyer, but I will list them below for you:


Lady Speed Stick 2.3-3 oz.
Regular Speed Stick (Men) 2.3-3 oz
Colgate Total or Sensitive (5.8-6 oz)
Colgate 360 Toothbrush
Irish Spring or Softsoap Body Wash 15-18 oz
Irish Spring Bar Soap 3-4 pack
Softsoap Liquid or Foaming Hand Soap 8-8.5 oz


By the way, those are some large sizes! I bought the body washes and they are huge! The toothpaste is a big container, too. They are all on sale and had matching coupons, which makes the promo even more fun.


So, my strategy was to buy the cheapest items and apply the largest coupons. As long as your pre-coupon total is $12, you will still earn the $6 Extrabucks reward, even if you don’t end up paying $12 after all your discounts! 

So I bought:


4 Speed Sticks (2 mens and 2 womens) for $1.99 each. 
I used 2 B1G1 Free coupons from the 1/29 Raleigh Sunday paper, so two of the four ended up being free.

1 Colgate Sensitive Enamel Protection Toothpaste. 
I used a $1.00 coupon from the Raleigh 1/21 Sunday paper.

1 Irish Spring Body Wash for Men.  
I used a $1.00 off coupon from the Raleigh 1/29 Sunday paper.

1 Softsoap Body Wash (Pomegranate and Mango- it smells divine!)
I used a $.75 off coupon from the Raleigh 1/29 Sunday paper.

I also got lucky today. I walked into CVS and scanned my CVS Extrabucks Card at the card scanner. When I did, a $3 off my total purchase coupon printed out. Apparently, I earned this from my fall spending, so that made things even better. 

After all the items rang up and the coupons plus $3 Extrabucks came off, I paid $3.93 out of pocket! This included $.96 in tax. After paying, a $6 Extrabucks reward printed off my receipt! I can redeem this in the future at Harris Teeter or at CVS. 



Amazingly, it gets better……there is a black history month rebate in the Raleigh 1/29 Smart Source insert for Colgate-Palmolive Products. If you spend $10 on them, you can earn a $5 rebate by mail. I will submit it and hopefully it will go through without any problems. I’ll let you know the outcome of that and when I receive it.

This is what the rebate form looks like. You can find it in the Smart Source insert from the Raleigh 1/29 Newspaper. Deadline to buy and submit is March 15, 2012!

So, counting the Extrabucks I earned and the rebate, I came out having made over $7 on this transaction! Plus, I got some amazing products. I tell you what- there’s no excuse for anybody in my household to smell bad thanks to Colgate-Palmolive and CVS!