This week’s CVS scenarios are different than normal. I have you doing three transactions. And then, if you are someone who buys (and uses) Excedrin, scroll all the way to the bottom of this post to do the optional fourth transaction. The fourth transaction requires quite a bit of money out of pocket ($15.00) BUT you will also earn $10 ECBs making two 100 ct bottles of Excedrin only $2.50 each. So, do the fourth transaction if you are in need of Excedrin. Otherwise, stop after Transaction Three.
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 one Starbucks Refreshers Energy Beverage, 12 oz – $1.50 (receive $1.50 ECBs)
Buy one Colgate 360 Clean Toothbrush – $2.99 (receive $2 ECBs)
Buy one Colgate Total Toothpaste, 4.2 oz – $2.99 (receive $2 ECBs)
Minus one $0.50/1 Starbucks Energy Refreshers (CVS Coupon)
Minus one $1.00/1 Colgate 360 or Slim Soft Manual Toothbrush – 9-13-15 SS; Excludes Plus, Triple Action, Extra Clean and Classic Clean (exp. 10/03/15)
Minus one $1.00/1 Colgate Total, Optic White, Enamel Health, Max Fresh or Sensitive Toothpaste – 9-13-15 SS; Includes 3 oz or Larger Only (exp. 09/26/15)
Minus ECBs earned from previous transactions
Total Due: $4.98 (or less if you use ECBs)
Receive $1.50 ECBs, $2 ECBs, $2 ECBs
Buy one Colgate Battery Powered Toothbrush, 1 ct – $6.99 (receive $4 ECBs)
Buy one Emerald Nuts, 1.25 – 2.25 oz – $1.00
Minus one $2.00/1 Colgate Battery Powered Toothbrush – 9-20-15 SS; No More Than 4 Identical Coupons For The Same Product In The Same Day (exp. 10/10/15)
Minus one $0.55/1 Emerald Nut Item
Minus $5.50 ECBs from Transaction One
Total Due: FREE
Receive $4 ECBs
Buy two Colgate Max Toothpaste, 6 oz – $3.00 (receive $3 ECBs)
Minus two $1.00/1 Colgate Total, Optic White, Enamel Health, Max Fresh or Sensitive Toothpaste – 9-13-15 SS; Includes 3 oz or Larger Only; No More Than 4 Identical Coupons For The Same Product In The Same Day (exp. 09/26/15)
Minus $4 ECBs from Transaction Two
Total Due: $0.00
Receive $3 ECBs
Now – you can stop here. Or, if you need Excedrin, scroll to the bottom of this post and do Transaction Four. This is a deal where you will spend a lot out of pocket, but you will also leave CVS with $10 ECBs to use next time. If we factor in the $10 ECBs, each 100 ct bottle will be $2.50 which is an awesome price.
Total Remaining ECBs to apply towards next week’s ad: $3.00
Total Out of Pocket for 3 transactions: $4.98 plus applicable taxes for approximately in $21.47 products.
Optional Transaction Four
Buy two Excedrin Extra Strength, 100 ct – $10.00 (receive $10 ECBs)
Minus two $1.00/1 Excedrin Product
Minus $3 ECBs from Transaction Three
Total Due: $15.00
Receive $10 ECBs
** 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!