Saturday, January 15, 2011

My So Called Failed Trip to CVS


2 - 18 packs of Cottonelle toilet paper  $13.29 each, $26.58    On sale for $10   -  $20
5 - 32 loads of Wisk laundry detergent  $ 8.99 each,  $44.95   Rain check for $5 -  $25
2 - Listerine Zero Mouthwash               $6.79 each,  $13.58     Rain check for $5 -  $10
3 - Cottonelle flushable wipes refills       $3.69 each,  $11.07     Sale for $2  -           $6
2 - Christmas Gift tags                           $1.99 each, $3.98       Clearanced $0.19 -  $0.38
                     Regular total                $100.07            Sale Total       $61.38

So $61.38 plus tax... pretty good savings already, right?  How about some coupons.

I used 2 - $2 off Listerine Zero Mouthwash  (-$4)
          5 - $2 off Wisk laundry detergent       (-$10)
          1 - $3 off Cottonelle CVS coupon I got at the kiosk (-$3)
                     (don't forget to scan your CVS card for coupons when you come in the door!)
That takes $17 off the total down to $44.38.

Then I had Extra Care Bucks from a previous purchase to use - $23, taking my total down to $21.38.
Now, the key here is that I will be getting BACK Extra Care Bucks - this is rolling them.  The 5 bottles of Wisk will get me back $10 in ECBs. The 2 bottles of Listerine will get me back $5 in ECBs.  The $25 worth of Cottonelle products will get me $10 in ECBs.

In the end with tax, I spent about $25 out of pocket, but I got $25 in ECBs back making everything FREE!! 

So WHY would I call this a FAILED trip to CVS when I got so much for SO little??  
A) I had Cottonelle coupons at home that could have been used
B) I had a CVS $4 off the purchase of $20 coupon IN MY HAND that I never gave the cashier.

I know... cry me a river.

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