Tuesday, July 15, 2008

CVS Trippin'

Just one more...ok?!

I finished up my CVS trips yesterday. It just amazes me the savings you can find out there if you put your head into it %100.

2 photo books @ 7.99 each (that I plan on giving to grandparents!)
2 for $2.79 Colgate toothpaste
6 Sally Hansen nailpolishes @$.99 each
1 CVS hand soap @ $1.69


2 $1.50 Colgate coupons (made $.21)
3 $3.00 off 2 polishes (made $3 off those)
1 $2.00 CVS skin care coupon (made $.31 off that)
$3.00 off $15.00 purchase
$11.00 in Extra Care Bucks

Amount out of pocket $0.81
Then I earned $15.98 back in ECBs!!
(When you use ECBs and recieve ECBs back, that's called "rolling you bucks" - which is the whole idea!)

Basically that's a $15.17 profit, in ECBs, that I will totally use next week - because I can see the ad early online!

For all my friends that have already enjoy having savings like this all the time - thanks for inspiring me and keeping me going.

For everyone else that's in awe (like I have been), I hope I've planted a little seed of savings in your head!


  1. I don't know if you're like me (it looks like you are ;)), but it is INCREDIBLY addicting!!! Some weeks, I make several trips to CVS. :)
    Any time you can get out of a store with $50 or more in merchandise for cents or less than $5, that's a FABULOUS day!!! :)
    Glad you're enjoying CVS like I am! Someone may have to wean me one day. :)

  2. OK- you planted your seed... but I still don't understand how to build the ECB in the first place. I have $0.50 in ECB right now so I can't do too much with that. Also, how do you know which items will generate more ECB? Maybe these are silly questions...
    Also, do you print coupons offline or use them out of the paper or what? Do you collect coupons in an organizer?
    Sorry so many questions!


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