I am changing up this week’s post to include the gift card deal. My out of pocket total will be well over the $5 per week that I try to stick to, but it will earn me a gift card to save for holiday shopping. I would love to hear what scenarios you come up with this week too! You can earn up to five gift cards this week so please share your deal ideas by leaving a comment! 🙂 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. 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.
If you are new to shopping at CVS, go HERE to read Intro to CVS.
To see this week’s CVS Weekly Ad go HERE.
Buy one Almay Intense i-Color Shadow, Liner or Mascara, $5.99 (you will receive $4 ECB)
Minus one $1/1 Almay Color Cosmetic Product 10/9/2011 Walmart (exp 12/31/2011)
(If you have remaining ECBs from last week use them here to save more!)
Total Spent: $4.99
Receive: $4 ECB
Buy four Wisk 2x Ultra or HE liquid laundry detergent 26-32 loads, $4.99 each
Buy four Colgate Max 6 oz or Total 4-4.2 oz, $1.99 each
Buy two Goldfish 6.6-8 oz, 2/$3
Minus four $2/1 Wisk Laundry Detergent 10/16/2011 RP Insert (exp 11/6/2011)
Minus four $0.75/1 Colgate Toothpaste 10/2/2011 SS Insert (exp 10/22/2011)
Minus $4 ECB from Transaction #1
Total Spent: $15.92
Receive: $10 Gift Card
Total Remaining ECBs to apply towards next week’s ad: None, but I did earn a $10 gift card for the store of my choice! Feel free to choose a CVS gift card and use it on next week’s purchases to eliminate your out of pocket total OR choose a retail store gift card that you can use for your holiday shopping. 🙂
Total Out of Pocket for 2 transactions: $20.91+ applicable taxes for approximately $47 in products (when you include the gift card). And if you use ECBs from last week in Transaction #1 you will save even more!