Here are this week’s scenarios starting 12/22/13. CVS has two ads this week, one for 12/22 – 12/24 and then another that runs from 12/26 – 12/28. I’ve included four transactions for the first ad this week. 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.
To see this week’s CVS Weekly Ad & Coupon Matchups, go HERE!
Buy two Hershey Kisses Bags, 2/$5 (you will receive $2 ECB)
Minus one $1/2 Hershey’s Kisses, Minis or Nuggets, Reese’s Minis, York Minis, Kit Kat Minis or Rolo Bags, exp. 12/25/13 (SS 12/08/13)
Minus one $2.50/2 Hershey Bags CVS Coupon (check your folders, prints no longer available)
If you have left over ECBs from last week use them here!
Total Spent: $1.50
Receive: $2 ECB
Buy two Almay Lip Balm, online price $5.99 each (you will receive $5 ECB)
Minus one $5/2 Almay Cosmetic Product printable
Minus $2 ECB from Transaction #1
Total Spent: $4.98
Receive: $5 ECB
Buy one Bandaid Decorative 20-25 ct, $3.49 (you will receive $2 ECB)
Buy one Lady Speedstick, $2.99 (you will receive $2 ECB)
Minus $5 ECB from Transaction #2
Total Spent: $1.48
Receive: $2 ECB & $2 ECB
Buy one Venus Breeze Razor, online price $10.99 (you will receive $5 ECB)
Minus one $3/1 Venus Razor, exp. 1/31/14 (RP 12/15/13)
Minus $2 ECB & $2 ECB from Transaction #3
Total Spent: $3.99
Receive: $5 ECB
Total Remaining ECBs to apply towards next week’s ad: $5 ECB
Total Out of Pocket for 4 transactions: $11.95 + applicable taxes for approximately $35.00 in products. And if you use left over ECBs from last week you can buy even more!
**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!