I’m not overwhelmed with this week’s CVS ad. I’m taking a week off from shopping at CVS this week. However, if you have ECBs that are expiring or want to get some still decent deals, check out the scenarios I created below. With today’s three transactions, I do have you spending a bit more out of pocket ($14.86). However, that does not factor in the $1.00 Cash Back you will receive from Ibotta and the $5.00 Cash Back from the Mail in Rebate. If we factor in the cash back, we will only spend $9.86!
This post includes specific items you can purchase and coupons that you can use to maximize your dollar AND your Extra Care Bucks at CVS. If you have Extra Care Bucks leftover from last week, apply those towards your transactions to spend even less out of money!
Please know that you do not have to follow these transactions if you do not want to. The goal of this post is to help you get an idea on how to roll your Extra Care Bucks from one scenario to the next. Please also know that these transactions do not take into account tax. Every state taxes differently so you may need to budget a little extra to cover tax.
To see this week’s CVS Weekly Ad & Coupon Matchups, go HERE!
Buy 2 Gatorade Thirst Quencher, 20 oz, $1.00 each (receive $2 ECBs)
Buy 1 Caliber Glue, 5 oz – $0.99 (receive $0.50 ECBs)
Buy 2 Starbucks Iced Coffee, 11 oz on sale BOGO $1.99 for two
Minus one $0.50/1 Starbucks Iced Coffee (CVS coupon); Includes 11 oz Only
Minus ECBs earned from Previous Transactions
Total Due: $4.48
Receive $1.00/1 Starbucks Iced Coffee – Ibotta Rebate; Includes 11 oz Only
Receive $2 ECBs, $0.50 ECBs
Buy 2 Tide Liquid Laundry Detergent, 19 – 32 ld – $5.94 each (receive $3 ECBs)
Minus two $1.00/1 Tide Detergent; Includes 37 oz or Larger Only
Minus one $1.00/1 P&G Products – CVS Coupon Center Coupon (Valid from 8/30/15); Limit 1; Includes: Select varieties (exp. 09/05/15)
Minus $2.50 ECBs from Transaction One
Total Due: $6.38
Buy one Colgate Toothpaste – $3.00
Buy two ZzzQuil Products – $6.00 – B1G1 50% OFF
Minus one $2.00/1 Instant Coupon from CVS Machine
Minus one $1.00/1 Colgate Total, Optic White, Enamel Health, or Max Fresh Toothpaste – 8-30-15 SS; Includes 3 oz or Larger Only; Limit 4 Like Coupons Per Day (exp 09/12/15) or $0.75/1 printable
Minus two $1.00/1 ZzzQuil Product
Minus $3 ECBs from Transaction Two
Total Due: $4.00
Submit and Receive $5 Back via Mail in Rebate Vicks ZzzQuil Product
Total Remaining ECBs to apply towards next week’s ad: $0.00
Total Out of Pocket for 3 transactions: $14.86 plus applicable taxes for approximately in $33.85 products. Don’t forget – you will receive $5.00 Mail in Rebate for the ZzzQuil and $1.00 Cash Back from Ibotta. Your cash back brings your total out of pocket spending down to $9.86.
**Also – Don’t forget that your ECBs will expire in a few weeks and if you let them expire, you are basically throwing away money. If you are concerned you will let them expire and you want to use them now, I would put your ECBs towards paper products like toilet paper, paper towels, etc which are hard to get dirt cheap!