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CVS Deals 2/19/09


Originally uploaded by baysmom3

I did a little CVS’ing today.

I started with a $5 ECB from purchasing Oil of Olay Pro-X last week (or the week before?). In addition there was an Oil of Olay $25 rebate if you bought $50 worth of Pro-X. I also had a $5 Olay manufacturer coupon so that was a great deal on some pricey stuff. I hope it makes me look younger. 😉

Today I purchased:

1 Lysol Disinfectant Spray (the February “crud” is in our household so we need to de-germify). $3.50 with a $2 manufacturer’s coupon, final cost $1.50

1 Clorox Anywhere Cleaning Spray $2.50 with a 75 cents off manufacturer’s coupon, final cost $1.75

3 Suave Body Washes (I chose the remaining bonus sizes), $1.99 each with a 75 cents off two coupon, final cost about $5.25 and then I earned $2 ECBs. Final cost $3.25.

2 Dove Deodorants, $3.79 each with a $1.50 off manufacturer’s coupon and I earned $2 ECBs. Final cost $4.08.

1 Herbal Essence Shampoo, $2.99 and $1 ECBs.

1 Ultrabrite toothpaste, bargain priced at $1.49, just ’cause I needed it.

Then I used my $5 ECB from the Olay deal.

My total for all items was $15.36. After earned ECBs, I got it all for $10.36.

No home runs today, but I felt pretty good about my haul.




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My CVS Grand Slam

I got myself some deals today!

Yesterday I stocked up on Duracell batteries at CVS. I got $15 ECB when I purchased $20 worth of batteries and I sweetened the deal with two .75 off manufacturers coupons. In the end, I got the batteries for $3.50. I also used $9.50 worth of other ECBS toward this purchase as I had a few other essentials to buy. Yes, chocolate is essential. I bought two bags of Hershey’s Bliss chocolates for 2/$6 and used a $2.50 off coupon.

As a bonus I also received a $10 off a $50 purchase coupon–my excitement for the day!

Today I went back (good thing CVS is on the way home from work!), and rolled my $15 ECB into an Olay purchase. I bought three Olay Regenerists products.

Regenerist 14 Day Intervention Kit – $29.99
Regenerist Night Creme – $20.99
Regenerist Cleanser – $7.99
Total: $58.97

I had coupons for each item–one for $5 off (requested this coupon from Olay.com), and two from the Sunday inserts for $3 each. New total — $47.97.

I bought a few other things including the new Cover Girl mascara which got me a Cover Girl eye liner for free, plus I had a $1 off coupon for the mascara. Cost for both — $7.49 (the eyeliner shelf price was $4.09).

I also got a gallon of Viva milk for $3.49 and had a 50 cents off coupon for that.

Then I rolled my $15 ECB and used my $10 off the $50 purchase coupon.

I got $75.04 worth of stuff for $33.45! Even the register lady was impressed.

That’s not the end of my savings! I’m sending in for the $20 Olay rebate when you buy $50 worth of Olay products. Rebate form is available for download at Olay.com. Once I get the rebate I will have a final cost of $13.45!

Ideally I would have liked to have made my Olay purchases on sale, but I was out of moisturizer and cleanser. I couldn’t really wait at my age.

I’m 41 years old–yes, I NEED the 14 day intervention kit….I’ll let you know how it works….I expect to look 25 in two weeks.

Tomorrow I plan to go back and get the L’Oreal Age Perfect Pro-Calcium moisturizer for “mature, dull skin”. It’s free after ECBs, then I can roll the ECBs into something practical like toothbrush heads for our electric toothbrushes. Boring, but like chocolate, essential.


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