Did a little CVS shopping…I mean, saving!

Man it’s been so long since I have been inside a CVS that going today got my blood pumping up all over the place! I am trying to master the grocery shopping game and have been doing pretty good with getting the deals worked out and tackled with the help of some other groups out there. So today after our doctors appointment I ran quickly through the aisles of CVS and this is what I scored…

3 bottles of Suave Body Wash (thanks to our reviewers views, I had to give these a shot!)
1 bottle of Children’s Advil
1 Revlon Mascara
1 CVS Baby Powder

This is how the transaction went down:

Suave 3/$5.00
Revlon Mascara $6.49
Advil $5.79
CVS Baby Powder $1.49
——total 18.77 plus tax

Minus Coupons:
.75 Suave coupon
B1G1 Free Suave coupon (scanned at -$2.00)
1.00 off Revlon
2.00 off 10
2.00 off CVS Skincare
10.00 ECB
total due $1.12 including tax
used gift card for balance–oop -0-

Got back in ECB’s $10.79 and free CVS Ibuprofen

Total paid for all products show above after ECB’s and giftcards, etc… 33 CENTS!!!
Damn that’s good! OH, I could have done better by using an advil coupon but I left those at home!!! When I go again, I will be bringing that with as long as they are not expired!!

I can now go back and get more of the childrens advil and keep rolling my ECB’s!!!

You just gotta LUV CVS!

The deals haven’t been all that exciting lately but I was still able to snag up some good deals yesterday. When you have a shopping addiction and a coupon addiction, it has now become a challenge for me to see exactly what I can get for the least amount of money! My best was a grocery shopping trip that totaled over $160.00 and I paid $14.00 out of my pocket! It was a proud moment for me. This trip to CVS wasn’t so bad, not the greatest I have done, but good all the same.

Here is how it went down….

This is what I got yesterday at CVS………

Covergirl eyeshadow @ 1.69
Covergirl lipstick 3 @ 2.99
Revlon 12hour eyeshadow @ 2.25
Dial soap @ 1.99
Almay powder eyeshadow @ 6.99
Aquafresh 2 @ 2.99
CVS version of Claritin 3 @ 3.79
Hershey’s Nugget 2 @ 1.60
Crest Toothpaste 2 @ 2.99

Total bill was 48.42 plus tax

Used .60 off dial from Sunday’s paper
used 5 / $1.00 off Covergirl
used 2 / $1.00 off Aquafresh
used 1 $2.00 off Almay
used another $2.00 off something
used a $5.00 off $25 CVS coupon and $18.96 in ECB’s

Total due was $12.86 plus tax for a grand total of $13.95
Used a gift card for the balance and got back….

$23.35 in ECB’s

That means I spent a total of $9.56 on my gift card.

Got lots of makeup, toothpaste and candy! LOL for less than $10.00!!! Where else can you get deals like that? Don’t you just LOVE CVS!!!

My trip to CVS

Well, today I was very proud of myself. I have been trying to learn the ways of saving money and benefiting from the rewards that CVS provides and today I think I did it! 🙂

This is what I did…you tell me what you think!

First I did three separate transactions, one right after the other. The cashier didn’t mind. She was very nice.

Transaction #1

4 – 12 pk of Sprite, Coke & Diet Coke 4/$12.00

1 Tums Smoothie 60 ct – $4.79

1 Pk AA batteries – $4.99

1 J&J Baby Shampoo – $1.99

Used Coupons

$1.00 off Tums (from the pharmacy book)

1 – $2.oo $10.00 purchase

1 -$3.oo ECB

1 -$5.oo off Energizer – printable coupon

1 – $11.98 ECB

Total with Tax $1.63

Paid balance from $25.oo gift card from new perscription

(I also have a mail in rebate for the Tums so I will get that back in full)


Next Transaction:

1 – CVS Facial Tissue .99

1 – Bottle Robitussin Cough – $4.49

1 Gillette Fusion Razor Blade 4 pk – $12.99

1 Fusion Shaving Cream – FREE

1 pk AA Batteries – $4.99

1 J&J Bar Soap – $1.59

Coupons Used:

$1.00 off Fusion Shaving Cream

$1.15 off CVS Tissue (ECB Coupon)

1 – J&J coupon for $2.00 baby soap

1 – $2.00 off $10.00

1 – $3.00 off Fusion Razor Blades (ECB Coupon)

1- $3.oo off Robitussin

1 $4.00 off $20.00

1 $5.00 off Batteries


Total plus Tax: .99

Paid using Gift Card balance


And my final transaction:

1 Always pad $5.99

1 Always liner $5.99

1 CVS Tissue .99

1 Robitussin $4.49

5 bags of Cherry Cough Drops CVS Brand .99 each

1 pk AA batteries $4.99

1 J&J Baby bar soap $1.59


Coupons Used:

.99 off Tissue

1.00 off Always pad

1.00 off something (lol, not sure what)

$2.00 J&J baby soap

$2.00 ECB

$3.00 Robitussin

$4.00 off $20.00

$4.oo off $20.00

$5.00 off Energizer Batteries

$5.99 B1G1 free coupon for Always


Total plus tax:


paid using Gift Card balance


Bottom Line:

total merchandise total: $89.81

Paid out of pocket – 0-

**Received about $18.00 back in ECB’s (some I used on the above purchases) and about 4 $4.00 off $20.00’s and some misc. new CVS coupons, I still have about $11.oo in ECB’s from before and I have $22.00 on my gift card!

Then I have to mail in my Tums rebate and I will get $4.79 back.