Sunday, September 21, 2008

My CVS Plan 9/21 - 9/27

Good thing I took it easy at CVS last week, because this coming week is going to be busy. There are some moneymaking opportunities, and a couple things I'd like to spend some ECBs on.

Here are my transaction ideas:

2-Day Sale (ends Monday)

L'Oreal Advanced RevitaLift* $11.99 (11.99ECB)
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- 2.00 CVS $2/$10 q
3.00 mq from July 20 SmartSource
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6.99, pay 6ECB + change, get 11.99ECB!

*Hmm, an anti-wrinkle serum. not that I don't need it, but I so don't believe in this kind of crap. But who cares, it's a money maker.

All Week:

Nivea for Men Body Wash 4.99 (4.99ECB)
Crest Pro Health toothpaste 2.99 (2ECB)
2 Malt-o-Meal cereals 2.00
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9.98
- 2.00 CVS $2/$10 q
1.00 Nivea mq from July 20 SmartSource
.75 August 31 Crest P&G Saver
2.00 Malt-o-Meal mq (from Coupons.com)
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4.23, pay 3.99ECB + change, receive 6.99ECB (4.99 + 2)

For the above transaction, if you have a 6ECB instead of a 4ECB, substitue one bar of Ambi soap for the 2 Malt-o-Meal creals, and earn 9.99ECB instead.

OR HERE'S ANOTHER ALTERNATIVE WITH THE NIVEA:

Nivea 4.99 (4.99ECB)
Adidas deodorant 4.99 (4ECB)
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9.98
- 2.00 CVS $2/$10 q
1.00 Nivea mq from July 20 SmartSource
1.00 Adidas mq from July 27 RedPlum
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5.98, pay 6ECBs, receive 8.99ECBs (4.99 + 4)

AND HERE ARE SOME WAYS I'D LIKE TO SPEND ECBs THIS WEEK:

"Buy $25 of Paper Products for Soaking Up Bodily Fluids, Get 10ECBs" (toilet paper, Huggies, Kotex, Depends, Kleenex)

Huggies Mega Pack $15.00
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- 2.00 CVS $2/$10 q
2.00 Huggies CRT :-)
1.00 Huggies mq from
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10.00, pay 10ECBs (got 'em from buying freeze pops)

1 Cottonelle tp 6.49
2 Cotonelle moist wipes 4.00
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10.50
- 2.00 CVS $2/$10 q
1.00 Cottonelle mq from Web site
2.00 Cottonelle moist wipes mq from Web site
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5.00, pay 4.99ECBs + change, receive 10ECB

So, if that all made your head spin, what you get is a week or more worth of diapers, a huge pack of toilet paper, and some of those baby wipes for adults. And what you paid is $5 after ECBs.

By the way, Epu thought we didn't need to do this deal because just a week ago he picked up two huge supersize packs of Pampers at Toys R Us. Hee hee. He was surprised to hear that those 320 diapers only last about 8 weeks. Guess who isn't home for the majority of the diaper changes?

Spend $15 on Halloween Candy, get 7ECBs

Hershey's All Time Greats 9.99
Hershey's Kisses 2.50
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12.49
- 2.00 CVS $2/$10 q
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10.49, pay the 10ECBs from diaper deal + change

(I have a CRT for $2 off a 19.75 oz. Hershey's bag. Wonder if that's included? It's not shown in the ad.)

Hershey's Kisses 2.50
10 SoyJoy bars 5.00 (the baby luurves them)
Kashi TLC bars 2.50
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10.00
- 2.00 CVS $2/$10 q
2.00 SoyJoy mqs ($2/10, from Sept. 7 SmartSource) (there is a $3/5 printable which would have made SoyJoy a moneymaker this week, but it seems to have been maxed out)
2.00 Kashi mq printable
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4.00, pay 4ECB from Adidas, receive 7ECBs

Again, what did you just do with these two transactions? You got a bunch of candy to pass out to the kids next month, plus some healthier snacks for your own kids, and you paid 7ECBs for it.

UPDATED TO ADD: JUST SUCCESSFULLY PRINTED THE $3/5 FROM SOYJOY.COM! THIS MAKES SOYJOY A MONEYMAKER THIS WEEK! AND FOR SOME REASON MY BABY LOVES THOSE HIDEOUS THINGS!

There's one last thing I have my eye on this week: Dole fruit cups are just $1.67 for a four-pack. I looked but I don't think I have any more coupons for those, but that is the best price I have ever seen. The kids love these and they are so handy to throw in the bag when packing a lunch.

All my coupon matchups are from Slickdeals.net.


7 comments:

Michelle' said...

I do need the anti wrinkle cream (lol) and I got some of this same kind when it was on sale at Walgreens with RR and I love it. So if you don't have anyone in mind to give it away to, I will give you my address and pay you for postage! Like your deals, Michelle'

Anonymous said...

With all the revitalift that has been free from Walgreen's, Rite-aid, and CVS, I'm making my mom a huge basket of it. I hope she doesn't take it the wrong way, lol!

Special Deals said...

So are you saying for like the chocolate you can do multiple transactions to get the $15 dollars savings? As well as the Diapers? If so that is a great deal. I just want to make sure before I do two transactions.
thanks

Carrie said...

Special Deals -- Sorry, I failed to mention that all the deals I posted this week, including the diaper deal and the candy deal, are limited to 1 per CVS card.

There are plenty of CVSers who use more than one card. Technically, CVS says you are not supposed to have more than one per household, but my husband and I each have one, registered to our home address, and when I mention this both to store managers and to the customer service line, no one complains. I also shop for my parents, so I keep a copy of their card as well and use it freely.

Some out there would criticize this tactic, but frankly I don't care and at this point it seems CVS doesn't either.

Angie said...

I think someone asked this but I didn't see the answer so sorry for the repeat! Do you have to do the diaper deal and the candy deal in one transaction to get ecb's or will it carry over until you reach the $25 amount and then print the ecb's?

Carrie said...

Angie -- This is *one of* the great things about CVS: It carries over. As long as you spend $25 total with your card by the end of the week, you will get the ECBs.

Special Deals said...

thank you thats what I wanted to know. So I can do multiple transactions to get my chocolate.. Thanks so much. i asked a stocking lady in the store today and she was like I don't think so. She didn't sound sure of herself so I want to make sure and ask. THanks so much