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My CVS shop this week $36.73 worth for....

Posted May 16, 2010

So I worked a few sales and coupons this week and purchased the items you see in the picture.  I would have also purchased the free Blade razor but they were already out of it when I got to the store around noon.

Here are the totals and the coupons I used:

Subtotal before sales and coupons: $36.73

Total paid: $0.00

ECB's earned for future purchases: $7.00

Items purchased:

1 Aussie Conditioner

1 Aussie Hair Spray

1 Dial Soap 3 pack

1 Ladies Speed Stick Deodorant

2 Covergirl Wetslicks (because you can never have too much free lip gloss!)

1 package of 12 roll CVS premium toilet paper (you can definitely never have too much free tp!!)

Coupons Used:

$4.00 off $20 CVS coupon I was sent via e-mail because I updated my e-mail address on

$2.00 off Aussie hairspray when you buy shampoo or conditioner from 5/16 insert

.35 Dial soap coupon from 3/7 inserts

.75 Ladies Speed Stick printable coupon (link posted in drug stores deals Sunday)

BOGO Covergirl face product coupon from 4/11 inserts (the coupon beeped but the cashier verified I bought Covergirl items and pushed it through - some cashiers may not push it through for you because lipstick is not pictured on the coupon)

$3.00 ECB from purchases last week

$4.50 ECB from purchases last week

Total after sale and coupons = $2.62 AND then I paid using a CVS gift card from transferring a prescription to CVS last month so the amount I actually paid out of pocket was ZERO!


I earned another $7.00 in ECB's to spend next week!

What good deals did you find at the drug stores this week?


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  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper May 18, 2010

    Aaargh - sorry they wouldn't do the BOGO covergirl deal for you. It's one of those YMMV deals - your mileage may vary.

  • t0tAlChA0s May 17, 2010

    WOW. Thanks for the info Faye. I have missed out on some things because of that. The one in Clayton had only one razor when I went today. They would not take the Cover Girl BOGO for the lip gloss tho. =/

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper May 17, 2010

    Awesome totals, dkg! Thanks for sharing. Looks like that razor will be the elusive deal this week for both of us. I am going to get a raincheck so I can just get is free next week or the week after when they get them back in stock.

    FYI for those who don't know this - CVS will write the raincheck and indicate how much the ECB is supposed to be. When you go to buy the item using the raincheck, you will get the sale price and the cashier will be able to generate the ECB that you would have received had you bought it during the week it was advertised.

  • dkg0502 May 17, 2010

    (1) Aussie mousse, (1) Aussie Shampoo, (1)Ladies Speedstick, (1) Colgate ProClinical toothpaste, (2) snickers bars...Used .75 coupon for speedstick, $2.00 off 2 Aussie products, $1.00 off ProClinical and $9.99 in ECBs from last week...Paid $1.28 out-of-pocket and got $8 in ECBs for next week. Really wanted that $6.99 razor deal but that was gone long before I arrived...oh well, can't win them all!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper May 17, 2010

    You get 2 free, not 3. The first one is free because of the sale and the second one if free because of the coupon. Hopefully the cashier at the store will also see it that way! :-) My CVS is awesome and always gets the BOGO coupon on BOGO sale deal.

  • Mrs. Mulkern May 16, 2010

    Faye, I have a question about the CoverGirl lip gloss- if the sale is BOGO and you have a BOGO you get them both for free? Or do you buy one and get two free (one from the sale and one from the coupon)?