Monday, January 7, 2008

Just another day at the CVS

For those of you who haven't yet tried bargain shopping at the drug stores, here's another trip's bounty laid out to try to convince you that it's both worth the effort and quite fun!

I did fairly well at the CVS this week. I bought:

1 Garnier Fructis Hair Gel
2 bottles of Palmolive Dish Detergent
4 Reese's Whipp Candy Bars
1 Simply Asia dry soup
2 bars of Johnson's Buddies Soap
4 Rubbermaid Take Along 2 Packs
3 Colgate Toothbrushes
2 tubes of Colgate Toothpaste
1 box of Excedrin Sinus
1 tube of Neosporin Lip Treatment

With store sales, manufacturer's coupons, CVS coupons, and ECBs I paid a whopping $0.38 out of pocket and got $16 in ECBs back to spend on my next trip. Not too shabby.

The only thing that wasn't a great deal was the Neosporin Lip Treatment that I needed for my son's desperately chapped lips. And of course I realized when I got home that I had two additional $1.50 CVS coupons for the toothpaste that I didn't use. Oh, well! It no longer ruins my day. (I guess the fact that it did once is pretty sad.) Also Money Saving Mom pointed me to a free bag offer from Colgate to top it all off.

So far this coupon shopping is making my husband very happy!


Monica said...

Very nice! It must have been a CVS day yesterday across the country.

the mom said...

You almost (the operative word...almost)have me convinced to try your wacky world of discounts.

Sharon said...

What are ECB's? I jut saw that we have a CVS in Crystal Lake. I never knew where one was. Do you get a flyer for the store sales?

Saralyn said...

ECBs are Extra Care Bucks.

If you go to, there is a button on the sidebar on the right called CVS 101. Crystal has all the skinny on CVS shopping.