Sunday, August 10, 2008

CVS Plan: Not Enough Hours in the Week!

I'm having one of those Sundays. Five minutes after we returned from our periodic 2-hour drive back from the grandparents' house, the other set of grandparents called up. Turns out that my husband's brother left his new coat in a rental car at the airport. The airport that we just passed half an hour ago. So now I'm home alone with the kids, the house is in shambles, and by the way, while we were gone the squirrels pulled the green tomatoes off my plants and left them littering the yard.

Hmph. It's times like these when I DO wish I was religious, so I could draw on my faith to get through the rest of this long afternoon. Instead, I have my dear readers to vent to and happy things to think about.

Like this week's CVS deals. So here are my ideas for transactions. I'm going to need to do A LOT of them. These scenarios are all for my own account (I have my mom getting her own Alavert for a change this week because they give you a hard time about buying multiple packages with one DL). I'm starting out with one 5ECB and one 2ECB. By the time I'm done, I should have more ECBs (probably two 5s) and I will have purchased 17 bags of chocolate, 1 package Alavert, 2 weeks plus worth of diapers and 3 of wipes, and some sunblock, for the out of pocket cost of $5.50 plus tax. So if you subtract the ECBs earned, the total cost will be $2.50 + tax.

You know what I call that. Yep. Shoplifting With Permission.

1.
Alavert $6.00 (get 3ECBs)
2 bags Dove 6.00 (buy $10, get 5ECBs)
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- 2.00 ($2/$10)
4.00 Alavert mq
3.00 Dove bogo (printout, no longer available)
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3.00 + tax. pay 2ECBs plus $1+ o.o.p.
receive 3ECB
(actually I just did this deal this afternoon)
new ECB total: 5, 3

2.
2 bags Dove 6.00 (completes candy deal + $2-3 toward next round*)
1 sun block 4.00 (??)
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10.00
- 2.00 $2/$10
3.00 Dove bogo mq
1.00 CVS sunscreen q
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$4 + tax, pay with 3ECB, $1+ o.o.p.
receive 5ECB
new ECB total: 5, 5

3.
2 bags Dove 6.00
1 children' Advil 5.79
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11.79
- 2.00 $2/$10
3.00 Dove bogo
1.00 Advil mq
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5.79 + tax, pay with 5ECB, $1.79 o.o.p.
receive 5.79ECB
new ECB total: 5, 5.79

4.
same transaction as #3 again
finish chocolate round 2, $5 towards round 3
5.79 + tax, pay with 5.79ECB, tax o.o.p.
receive 10.79ECB
new ECB total: 5, 5, 5.79

5.
4 bags Dove 12.00 (finish candy round 3, $7 toward round 4)
??? 1.00
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- 2.00 $2/$10
6.00 Dove bogo mq
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5.00 + tax, pay 5ECB
receive 5ECB
ECB total still 5, 5, 5.79

6. same transaction as #5
(finish candy round 4, $9 toward candy round 5)
ECB total still 5, 5, 5.79

7.
1 bag Dove 3.00 (finish round 5 candy)
Lamisil 7.59 (Buy 2 get 10ECB)
filler 2.00
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10.59
- 2.00 $2/$10
4.00 Lamisil mq
1.50 Dove mq
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5.09 + tax, pay 5ECBs
receive 5ECB
ECB total still 5, 5, 5.79

8.
Lamisil 7.59
sun block 4.50 ?
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12.00
- 2.00 CVS q
- 4.00 Lam mq
1.00 CVS sunblock q
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5.00, pay 5ECB
receive 10ECB
ECB total 5, 5.79, 10

9.
Huggies 9.00 (spend $25, get 5ECB)
Maltomeal 1.00
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10.00
- 2.00 CVS q
1.00 Maltomeal mq
1.00 Huggies mq
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6.00 + tax, pay 5.79ECB +
receive 0ECB
ECB total 5, 10

10.
Huggies 9.00
3 Playskool wipes 7.50
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16.50
- 2.00
- 3.00 wipes mqs
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11.50 + tax, pay 10ECB + 1.50+
receive 5ECBs
ECB total 5, 5


1 comments:

Dr. Mom said...

Great plan! I can see why you titled it Not Enough Hours in the Week! I wish I had more time to do this. It is really fun and you get some great stuff.