Monday, July 28, 2008

CVS This Week: Sort of a Plan

This week I was delighted when Money Saving Mom pointed out that the bogo Life Savers coupons from the 6/8 insert can be used for CVS's "buy $10, get $5" candy deal this week. Peg bags of Life Savers, which are part of the deal, are bogo this week.

This is a big deal to me because my CVS account is down to 1ECB. I have 6 coupons, so I can add 5ECBs to my account for FREE.

Here's my tentative plan:

1)
12 bags Life Savers $12 (Buy $10 get 5ECB)
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-12 Life Savers coupons (6 bogo)
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pay 0 + tax
receive 5ECB

After that, I'll have 6ECB and I am kind of stuck unless I can score some CRTs that apply to this week's deals or find the $5 off a Kodak DVD coupon some people are seeing near the photo kiosks. I can get my one free box of Band-Aids (pay 3ECB, get 2) but actually since I have a 5ECB and a 1ECB that would result in some cash outlay or I would need to buy something else.

Maybe I'll just do this:
2)
1 Revlon lip color 10 (10ECB)
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10
-2 Revlon coupon
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8 + tax
pay 6ECB and $2 from gift card
receive 10ECB

Once I have 10ECBs, I could try the Johnson's deal:

2 Stayfree products $9
1 Neosporin 5
2 ? 6
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20
- 4.50 Stayfree bogo
1 Neosporin coupons
2 (? coupons)
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12.50 + tax
pay 10ECB plus 2.50 from gift card
receive 10ECB

Hmm, that doesn't seem like such a hot deal. Considering that we're not in short supply of any of the products on the deal.

I am also out of laundry detergent and so need to take advantage on the bogo for Purex. I have 2 50-cent coupons so I'll need 5ECBs for that deal. Maybe my 6 bogo Life Saver coupons would be better used pumping up one of the other accounts so I'd have enough to get my detergent without running dry.

Choices, choices.


2 comments:

Goo Goo Buy Buy... said...

Carrie:

I was thrilled to discover your blog. I thought I was the only irreverent, non-homeschooling, non-religious frugal blogger out there. And can I say, I'm impressed that you made it back from BlogHer in one piece after traveling alone with two tiny kids. After flying with my toddler son and my mom in February, I returned just a touch homicidal and vowed never to take a flight with him until he's 18!

I can't wait to read what else you're doing to save money.

Rachel said...

LOL -- me too! Well, not the frugal blogger part yet (it's coming!), but the irreverent nonreligious secular Jewish part. And Chicago suburbs part, fwiw :).