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!

Great Staples Deals Through Wednesday!


 Can we say 1 cent Printer Paper!!!!

I happened to be in Staples today making copies and noticed some excellent deals. The once cent sales last through Wednesday- all other prices in the ad last through Sunday. A couple of the one-cent deals are easy rebates. I know that the word “rebate” immediately turns some people off (including me, usually).

But since I have done Staples easy rebates before, I know that they REALLY are super easy. You can complete them online in a matter of seconds with the receipts they give you when you check out. As with most rebates, I suggest you complete them sooner rather than later, because you always run the risk of losing the rebate receipt or missing the deadline.

Another thing I love about Staples is their rewards system. I make lots of copies there and I also usually buy my printer ink there when it’s on special. If you sign up for a Staples rewards card (free and easy), every quarter you get back a percentage of the purchases that you made there, including printer copies. They send the reward to your e-mail in the form of a rewards certificate that you redeem in the store. Last month my certificate was for $10, which I immediately put towards buying printer ink! I have been making lots of copies so I assume my next rebate check will be even bigger.

Here are the deals that I saw at Staples this week. Hurry because the once cent deals end on Wednesday night!

1 cent Hammermill Copy Plus Paper 500 sheets (limit 2 and must do easy rebate)

1 cent HP 4×6 photo paper (limit 2 and must do easy rebate)

1 cent Staples erasers 12 pack (limit 2 and no easy rebate required)

1 cent Staples brand glue (limit 2)

1 cent Pentel Pens 4-pack (limit one and must do easy rebate)

$1 for Staples White mailing envelopes (25 pack- no easy rebate required)

$1 for BIC mechanical pencils 5 pack (no easy rebate required)

$1 for Zebra Sarasa retractable gel pens 5 pack (no easy rebate required)

50% off all backpacks

****There are so many other deals there- I named the best ones that I saw but check out the store flyer here or drop in for more!****