Tuesday, February 16, 2010

My CVS and Walgreens Deals

I managed to grab some CVS deals for the second week in a row! This week's deals were pretty good, and they came when I needed new makeup and shampoo. I was so happy since we are working with a limited grocery budget this week and didn't want to pay full price for them.

For my first transaction, I bought the Covergirl powder and foundation, which were on sale for $6 each. I had a Buy-One-Get-One free coupon as well as a $1/1 coupon, bringing my total to $5 plus tax! I used last week's $3.50 in ECBs, bringing my out of pocket expense a little over $2 after tax! You can beat that! Plus, I got a $5 ECB, meaning the makeup was essentially FREE.


My second transaction I bought toothpaste, on sale for $2.99 and used a .50/1 coupon, making it $2.49. I also bought Aussie Shampoo for $2.99 and used a $1/1 coupon, making it $1.99. I got a CVS reusable bag in this transaction as well (not in picture). My total was $6.50, and I used the $5 ECB from my previous transaction, making my out of pocket expense around $1.50 plus tax. I also got another $4 in ECBs for next week!


Next, I went on to Walgreens to snag a couple of their deals as well.



The deals weren't great, but I needed Peanut Butter and had $4 in RR to spend. Skippy peanut butter was on sale for $1.50 (Aldi regular price is $1.39) and I had a .40/1 coupon, making the total for this only $1.10.

The toothpaste was $2.29. Walgreens had a $1.50/1 coupon in the February coupon book, which I stacked with the .75/1 coupon from the newspaper inserts (You can stack manufacture and store coupons), making the total cost for this only $0.04!

Aveeno Hair Care was on sale for $5.99, but I had a $2.50 coupon, making it only $3.50.

Since I had more coupons than items, I purchased two 'filler' items- a desperately needed nail file (.99) and clearance valentine's candy (.25) (not shown in picture because hubby ate it as soon as I came home!).

I used my $4 in RR to cover the total of $6.88, bringing my out of pocket expense to $2.88. Plus, I got a $1 RR to use for next week!!

All said and done, I spent $5.88 plus tax OOP for all the items, and received $5 in store credit for next week.

2 comments:

Molly said...

I don't understand the more coupons than items - does Walgreens require the opposite?

Rachel said...

Molly,
The Walgreens register is very picky. It will not allow you to have more coupons than you have items. Register Rewards count as a coupon too. The register will beep if you try to do this. I stopped shopping at Walgreens for a very long time because I became frusterated with the complicated policies. I am back to shopping there now that I am a bit more informed! Register Rewards will also only work if your total, AFTER coupons, is MORE than the RR amount (for example, you can't spend a $4 RR on a $3.99 purchase.)

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