With A Side Of Thriftiness

The Life of a HouseWife… with a side of Thriftiness!

Today’s CVS shopping trip

on March 17, 2012

Hi everyone!

Earlier this week, I posted DEALS that I found in this week’s Sales Ads. Were you able to enjoy any of the savings?  I was hoping to get to several of the stores this week, but unfortunatley, I’ve been under the weather :/  The only store I shopped at this week was CVS.  Let me break down my transactions for you!

 

Transaction #1: 

  • Dial NutriSkin Lotion 21oz:  Sale Price $4.99 – $1.00 Manufacturer Q = $3.99 OOP + earned $2.00 ECBs
  • Zyrtec 24hr tablets (5ct):  Sale Price $5.99 OOP + earned $5.99 ECBs
  • Schick Hydro 5 Power Select:  Sale Price $9.99 – $4 Manufacturer Q = $5.99 OOP + Earned $4.00 ECBs
  • To this transaction I also applied my printable CVS coupon of $3 off the purchase of $15+ that I earned by completing a pharmacy survey on CVS.com a few weeks ago (I HAD to use it today, as it was expiring.. *yikes*)

TOTAL:  I paid $12.97 (+$1.13 tax) OOP and earned $11.99 in ECBs

 A Savings of $15.20… 52%!  Not, including the earning of ECBs!

Transaction #2

  • 4 twelve packs of Diet Coke Caffeine Free:  $12 OOP
  • 1 twelve pack of Coke Zero:  $3 OOP

CVS is running a deal thru today (3/17), where you buy 5 twelve packs of Coke for $15 and earn $5 ECBs.  *BONUS* I had two manufacturer coupons ea. stating “$1.00 off TWO 12 packs of DIET coke,” Thus my purchasing of four diet 12 packs!

TOTAL:  $15 – $2.00 Manufacture Coupons = $13.00 – $11.99 (ECBs from Transaction #1) = $1.01 OOP (+$0.94 tax) and earned $5 ECBs.

*Don’t mind my “stockpile” of Soda!  I forgot to take the pix of the five 12packs before adding them to the pile*

 A Savings of $25.44… 93% Savings! Not including the earned ECBs!

🙂 KEEP’EM ROLLING 🙂

Transaction #3 (FINAL) – items I “needed” for this weekend’s festivities!

2 bags of Chex Mix Original (8.75oz) – Sale Price of 2/$3 – $0.40 Manftr. Coupon (Save $0.40 on the purcahse of TWO Chex Mix)= $2.60

2 bags of Chex Mix Cheesy (8.75oz) – Sale Price of 2/$3 – $0.40 Manftr. Coupon (Save $0.40 on the purcahse of TWO Chex Mix) = $2.60

2 One Gallon of 2% Milk – $2.49ea = $4.98

2 Tropicana Orange Juice (59oz) – $2.99 ea – $1.00 Manufacturer Coupon (Save $1 on the purchase of TWO Tropicana = $4.98

TOTAL:  $2.60 + $2.60 + $4.98 +$4.98 = $15.16 – $5.00 ECB from Transaction #2 = $10.16 (NO tax as all items were edible!)

A Savings of $18.56…  65%!

DRUM ROLL PLEASE…

Total Savings:  $59.20

Total Out Of Pocket (OOP):  $26.21

Total % SAVED:  69%

Not too shabby!  As Joe the Coupon Guy instructed… FREE is good, but aim to save about 70%!

I’m almost on target…  Here’s to MORE $aving$!

 

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