Bargains for under a buck

On Sunday I asked hubby if we could stop by CVS. I had some really good coupons and wanted to check out the deals for the week and month. I had not been to CVS since Thanksgiving Day, so I had a lot of ECBs to use. I mentioned to JL that they had a General Mills cereal special. The boxes were on sale 3/$10 and if you spent $20 on cereal you would receive $10 in ECBs back. That would make them $1.67 a box, but I had coupons for General Mills that made them even less.

The six boxes of cereal:

CVS deals 12-14-08

Deodorant (99 cents each after sale $2.99 and ECBs $2.00) and toothpaste (free + overage thanks to sale, CVS/MFR coupons and ECBs): 

More CVS deals 12-14-08

Now for the math part of the trip:

Price w/out sales –> $43.99
Total of all 11 items  w/sale –> $34.95
Mfr Coupons used –> $4.35
CVS Coupons used –> $6.00
ECBs used in transaction –>$23.76
Money spent   out of pocket –> $0.84
ECBs earned during the trip –> $20.00

Sure, I lost $3.76 in ECBs,  but I still did quite well. I went to another store Thursday and completed the limit of 5 on the deodorant. I also picked up 5 of them for my mother with her CVS card. I was lucky that that store had plenty left.


Share on Facebok
Share on Twitter
Share on Pinterest
Share on Google+

  • Steffj89 says:

    LOLOL…i am so with you. I went yesterday to big lots cause K has been asking for a microscope/telescope to play CSI with….LOLOL
    So they had marked it to half price so it was 15 instead of 30 and i had a 10$ coupon saved from thanksgiving and i hadnt realized it expired the 13th…told them i thought it was 24th and they honored it…so got his kit for 6.38!!!
    yeah me