Queen Bee

December 11, 2009

CVS Trip

Filed under: CVS — Queen Bee @ 7:08 am

I made it to CVS during their 3-Day sale to get the free after ECB deals. Had I known the body was limit 2 I would have grabbed a second one instead of getting two Santa hats. I was trying to get my purchase over $30 to use a $5 off $30 coupon. I also had a $2 off $10 CVS product coupon print at the price scanner. The Christmas items are CVS brand, score!

Total After Tax: $39.90

Coupons: $9.00

ECBs received: $22.96 

Net: $7.94

They would not take one of my $2 off coupons for the finger nail polish (which they have in the past). And my son made sure I donated $1 to St Jude by pressing buttons on the credit card payment machine as he was pushed past it. So my net could have been $4.94. Oh well. The makeup powder alone is a $13.00 item and that is the main thing I needed. So I still did well.

November 2, 2009

CVS Coupon Book

Filed under: CVS — Queen Bee @ 8:25 pm

Thanks the Charlene for the heads up on a new coupon book at CVS. I was at CVS today and at the register I was asked if I wanted a free holiday gift guide. Inside there is a coupon for a $5 ECB when you spend $20. Ask for one at the register next time you shop at CVS.

CVS Coupon Book

October 18, 2009

CVS Trip

Filed under: CVS — Queen Bee @ 4:26 pm

I had a coupon expiring today, so I ditched my 10 guests and headed for CVS. Don’t worry, I made sure they were all well fed before I left. Here is what I got:

CVS 10/18/09

Glade Sense & Spray: 2/$10 – $8.00 in coupons

Glade Fragrance Diffuser: $6.99 – $3.00 in coupons

Revlon blush: $6.99 – $1.00 in coupon

Revlon eye shadow: $9.99 – $1.00 in coupon

Plus used a $5 of $25 coupon

Total:  $33.98 – $18.00 in coupons = $15.97

Received 13.99 in ECB back

Net: $1.98 plus $2.53 tax = $4.51 total cost

And to top things off, when I scanned my CVS card at the price checker I received a $5 off $15 coupon!

Did you venture out to CVS this week? How did you do?

October 17, 2009

Introduction To CVS

Filed under: Couponing Basics,CVS,Saving Money — Queen Bee @ 9:44 am

A very fun store to shop at for me is CVS. Most weeks there are a few items that you get all or most of the money you paid for a product back in the form of an ECB (Extra Care Buck). ECBs can then be used on your next purchase. You can even use them to buy things that will result in more ECBs. I know, it all sounds very confusing. The net effect of this process is that the items are ‘free’, you just pay for the tax.

Money Saving Mom has a great CVS 101 post. If you are brand new to CVS I suggest your read her post.

Sunday is day 1 of their weekly sales. To get you started on your CVS journey, this will be a fun week to begin with. Here is the free after ECB deal that we should see (10/18/09 – 10/24/09):

Glade Candles/Diffusers $6.99 (limit 1)
Use the $3/1 from 10/4 Smart Source
Get $6.99 in ECBs
Final Price: $3 moneymaker!

Your total out of pocket will be $3.99 plus tax and you will walk away with an ECB for $6.99 to use on your next trip.

If this is your first trip you will need to apply for Extra Care Account. They should have applications up by the registers. You need to fill out your name and address and the cashier will hand you your card. Your extra care bucks will be attached to this card, so to use the ECBs you will need to have that card with you.

After making your first purchase you will be able to have fun with the price scanner. Each time you go to CVS you can scan your CVS card at the price check scanner and coupons will print out. I save these until they expire because they sometimes do come in hand. Sometimes you will get a $5 of $20 purchase. These are always fun to get and use. They help to lower your out-of-pocket expense.

Southern California is sometimes different from the rest of the country, so check the ad before you go. You will find the ad either in your Sunday paper, or at CVS.com

For a complete matchup visit Charlene at My Frugal Adventures.

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