My CVS Deals (4/10)

I keep striking out at CVS. Every time I head into a store they are out of what I am looking for. JSL and I went out the other night to try to get some of the Aveeno eczema cream and after three stores each only had one. Silly me, I did not know that they combine in the computer how much you spend toward Extra Bucks. Oh well you live and learn. Here is what I bought with no out of pocket expense:

 CVS bargains

After JSL’s dentist appointment we were near a HUGE 24 hour CVS that looked promising. We went in looking for some items. They did not have any of the Softsoap Spa products. Everyone has been out of these since the day I got them. Nada on the CVS rapid release Tylenol either. I finally found the Essence of Beauty bags that everyone had been writing about. This month if you buy 3 qualifying Essence of Beauty products you can get $5 ECBs back. The bags are $1.49 each, so not too bad. These are perfect for teacher gift bags, as well as to package up washcloths that I make.

Next we went to the baby care area. I could have gotten wipes here, but I was kind of rushed to pick up NHL from school. So I just got what I needed. They had four of the Aveeno baby eczema creams. The deal on Aveeno was to send $25 on their products and get $10 ECBs back. In addition to this I bought JSL some of the creamy wash to try since it said it was gentle on skin that suffers from eczema.

I did two transactions and should have done better with the second, but again trying to go quickly messed me up.

Transaction #1:

3 of the Essence of Beauty gift bags at $1.49 each

4 of the Aveeno Eczema cream at $5.69 each

1 of the creamy Aveeno baby wash at $5.59

Total without tax was $32.92    —> I then used $5 off $15 and two $1.50 off Aveeno products and $14.97 in ECBs.  This left my balance at $10.99. During my last CVS trip I received cash back for ECBs that did not work – so those were put toward this using no new money. 

$15 in new ECBs printed out.

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Transaction #2:

6 of the Essence of Beauty gift bags at $1.49

1 candy bar $.79  (filler)

1 pack of gum 1.19 (filler)

Total without tax was $10.92  –> I should have bought more items to get me to the $15 to use another $5 off $15, but I was in a rush and not thinking (ooops!). I used $10 of the ECBs that I just earned and another $1 from the cash given back last week. So again nothing out of pocket.

$10 in new ECBs printed out.

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At this point I still have $15 in ECBs and a few additional dollars left. I know I could do better, but it is hard to stay focused when they are constantly out of items. Oh well, I can not complain since I have all of these items and have not invested more money since the original $17 the other day.


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  • Mike Harmon says:

    I came across your blog on Technorati. Nice site layout. I will stop by and read more soon.

    Mike Harmon

  • Nice writing style. I will come back to read more posts from you.

    Susan Kishner

  • kailani says:

    We don’t have a CVS here so I’m a little confused as to what’s going on. However, sounds like you’re getting a great deal!

  • Wow, girl! You did awesome! You can never have too much Aveeno is what I say!

    The pics of the kids are so cute!

  • Christine says:

    Great shopping! Well done! I LOVE Aveeno. Living here in the desert really takes the moisture out, and I found Aveeno is the only one that works for me.

    Now, I’m going to have to go find a CVS!

  • Charla says:

    You did really well! I love to shop and get great buys, too! I forget about CVS and need to go there soon and check out what bargains there might be this week. On my last receipt from there, it printed out that I can receive free gift wrap valued at $3.49 so I need to go get that. I’m not sure how I qualified for that except that I’ve bought several greeting cards there within the past few months. That must be why.

  • Lisanne says:

    Those gift bags are really pretty colors. And they always come in handy! Is Aveeno baby stuff good? I’ve never tried that for our children, but I used to love Aveeno’s oatmeal bath for myself!