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 (you will receive $5 ECB)
Minus four $4/1 Lumene Product 6/19/2011 SS Insert (exp 8/15/2011)
(If you have remaining ECBs from last week use them here to save even more!)
Total Spent: $4.00 (If you do not use ECBs)
Receive: $5.00 ECBs
Buy (you will receive $1.69 ECB)
Buy one Bic Soleil Shimmer razor starter kit $6.99 (you will receive $3 ECBs)
Minus one $3/1 Bic Soleil Disposable or Soleil System Razor 7/10/2011 SS Insert (exp 8/21/2011)
Minus $5 ECBs from Transaction #1
Total Spent: $0.68
Receive: $1.69 ECBs and $3 ECBs
**This is a good transaction if you use contact solution or if you would want to donate or give it away..
Buy you will receive $7.99 ECB)
Minus $1.69 ECBs and $3 ECBs from Transaction #2
Total Spent: $3.30
Receive: $7.99 ECBs
Total Remaining ECBs to apply towards next week’s ad: $7.99 ECB
Total Out of Pocket for all 3 transactions: $7.98+ applicable taxes for approximately $36.67 in products. (If you do just transaction 1 & 2 , you total out of pocket is $4.68 on $28.70 worth of products) AND – if you used ECBs from last week, you will have spent much less out of pocket on Transaction #1.
**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, I would put your ECBs towards paper products like toilet paper, paper towels, diapers, etc which are hard to get dirt cheap!