Sunday, May 3, 2009

Back in the game!

I haven't posted much about CVS over the past few weeks due the lack of truly good deals. I made a trip here and there, but nothing worth mentioning. Until today, that is!

Here's today's swag:


  • 3 boxes of Kellogg's cereal, 3/$10, get $5 ECB
  • 2 Adidas deodorants, $3.99 each, get $3 ECB each
  • 1 Colgate Max Fresh, $2.99, get $2 ECB
  • 1 Zantrex energy drink, $4.99, get $4.99 ECB

Subtotal = $25.96

Coupons used:

  • $5 off $25 purchase CVS coupon (from email)
  • 3 x $1 Kellogg's Mfr. coupons (click here and here to print your own)
  • 2 x $1 Adidas Mfr. coupons (from 4/05/09 Red Plum insert)
  • $1 Colgate Max Mrf. coupon (from 4/26/09 SmartSource insert)

Subtotal after coupons = $14.96. I paid with $15 worth of ECBs (adjusted down to $14.96) and put the remaining $0.77 of tax on a CVS gift card. I got back a total of $17.99 in ECBs, which makes today's transaction a decent money-maker!

Wow, I love getting paid to take my favorite cereal. : )

And if that wasn't great enough, I was pleasantly surprised to get a $4/$20 CVS coupon at the scanner today...on BOTH our cards! This might be a universal thing, so all you ExtraCare customers out there should run to the nearest scanner machine! Because after all, great deals begin with a great $/$$ CVS coupon.

Now I'm off to do some planting. In the rain. : )


Anonymous said...

Question when you say scanner is it the scanner where the ecb come out at? Or is it a different scanner. sorry new to cvsing

Katy said...

Hi, there! Hope you're enjoying CVSing so far!

To answer your question, I was referring to what some call "the magic coupon machine." It's the price-scanner, actually. Some stores don't have one. Here in Nashville, only the Harding location has a price-scanner. It's located in the middle of the store. If you scan your ExtraCare card there, it will print off one, two, or possibly more CVS coupons. These coupons can be anything from "$1 off Excedrin" to "$5 off any $30 purchase." They are CVS coupons, which can be used in addition to manufacturer coupons, so they are worth their weight in gold, ha ha!

Hope this helps! If you have any more questions, just let me know. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

The Charlotte Ave. (at Whitebridge Rd.) CVS was just renovated and I was so excited to see a new coupon machine/scanner. But it's been a couple of weeks now, and no paper in it yet. So happy to see you're "back in the game"! Love your blog.