Sunday, June 1, 2008

My CVS Shopping This Week - Just About Broke Even

Lots of cookies this week. I squirreled most away in the basement to take out when we have guests, go on outings, etc. so the family won't go through them in a week.

This week I earned 37.73ECB, and spent $37.14 -- 35ECB and $2.14 from my gift cards. That's right -- NO OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES. In fact, I expect to have no out of pocket expenses for some time now because I got another $25 gift card for another transferred prescription this week, and I expect to pick up another one tomorrow. (Sadly, the total cost to me of these three prescriptions is slightly more than the $75 I'll collect, but still, not bad. I need these expensive medications to get through the summer without extreme allergy misery.)

The gift card expense would have been more but I had to return the milk because it was totally sour. I found this out by pouring myself a glass and take a nice, big gulp when very thirsty. Mmmm!

For the nothing I spent this week, besides the cookies, I brought home 2.5 gallons of milk (that we kept), an extension cord for my daughter's bedside lamp, a pack of lawn bags, the mustard that my dad likes when he visits, the soda my parents both like when they visit, a bunch of new sippy cups which we needed, and a ton of baby wipes including the handy little packs for the diaper bag. And some hair dye and a bunch of junk I'll give away.

Transaction 1:

Clearance hair dye $1
Clearance hair dye 1
Excedrine 2
Excedrine 2
Excedrine 2
French's mustard .66
French's mustard .66
Colgate 360 3.99 (3.99ECB)
Orapik Traveler 2.79 (2.79ECB)
Adidas deo 4.99 (4.99ECB)
1/2 gallon milk 2.19
gallon milk 2.99
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26.27
- .30 mustard mq
- .30 mustard mq
- 1.00 hair dye mq
- 2.00 hair dye mq
- 1.00 Adidas mq (peel-off)
- 2 Excedrine mq
- 2 Excedrine mq
- 2 Excedrine mq
- 4/20 cvs Q
- 5/25 cvs q
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6.67 + tax, paid 6ECB AND .93 from gift card
received 11.77ECB

Transaction 2:
CVS brand cookies 1.99
Revlon nail polish 3.99 (3ECB)
Playskool 2-pk cups 3.25*
4 Sierra Mist 3.38 (bogo)
CVS tissue .50
CVS extension cord 6.29
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19.40
- 3 CVS q
- 3/10 CVS brand q
- 3.38 Sierra Mist qs (bogo)
- 2 Revlon mq
- 1 Playskool mq
- 1 CVS cookies q
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$6.02, paid 5ECB and 1.45 off gift card
received 3ECB

* These turned out to be not part of Playskool deal since they were on clearance, but still were a great deal at $2.25 after the coupon, not to mention that with the other CVS brand stuff I bought, I got to use a $3 off coupon.

Transaction 3:
PlaySkool Wipes 2.50
PlaySkool Wipes 2.50
2-pack PS sippies 5.59
lawn bags 3.29
2L Dr. Pepper 1.69*
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15.57
- 3 Playskool qs
- 3 /10 CVS brand q
- 3 CVS q
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6.57, paid 5ECB and $1.57 from gift card

* I had planned for this transaction to come to just $5. Only now do I realize what went wrong: my "free Dr. Pepper q" must not have scanned. But I didn't get it back either :-(


Transaction 4:
Playskool wipes 2.50 (Buy $20, get $5)
Playskool wipes 2.50
Playskool portable wipes 1.99
Playskool portable wipes 1.99
Sobe Life Water 1.00 (Buy 2 get $1)
Sobe Life Water 1.00
CVS brand cookies 1.99
Excedrine 1.99
CVS pocket tissue .50
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15.46
- 3 CVS q
- 3/10 CVS brand q
- 2 Playskool wipes qs (I now realize I could have used 2 more of these because the online version does not say 1 per customer. whoops!)
-1 Sobe mq
- 1 CVS cookies q
- 2 Excedrine mq
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3.46 + tax, pay 3ECB and 72 cents off gift card
received 1ECB


Transaction 5:
2 Colgate 360 7.98 (7.98ECB)
1 Aquafresh 5.98 (5.98ECB)
1 Viactiv 8.99 (3ECB)
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22.95
- 3 CVS q
- $1/2 Colgate q
- 4 Viactiv q emailed by CVS
- 2 Viactiv mq
- 2 Aquafresh qs
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10.95, paid with an 11ECB nad .28 from gift card
RECEIVED 16.96ECB


Transaction 6:
4 boxes CVS cookies 7.96
1 Playskool wipes 1.99 (Buy $20 get $5)
2 gallons milk 5.98
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15.93 + tax
- 3 CVS q
- 3 CVS brand q
- 1 Playskool q
- 4 CVS brand cookie qs
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4.93 + tax, paid 5ECB and .18 from gift card
received 5ECB (for Playskool, finally)

Transaction 7: Returned one gallon of milk which was sour. Received 2.99 on gift card.


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