Friday, August 13, 2010

Good Deals at CVS Starting 8/15

Crest or Oral-B Pro-Health $3.49 get $2.50 Extra Bucks Limit 2
$1/1 Crest Glide floss, Any 35M or more - 08-01-10 P&G
$1/1 Crest toothpaste 4.0 oz or larger or liquid gel - 08-01-10 P&G

$0.69 Gold Emblem Canned Vegetables, soup, broth, beef ravioli, spaghetti & meatballs, elbows or spaghetti

$0.77 Bumble Bee Chunk White Albacore (canned)

Purex Complete 3 in 1 laundry Sheets $5.99 get $2 Extra Care Bucks
$3/1 Purex Complete (excludes 2 load to-go pack) 8-15 RP

B1G1 Right Guard or Dry Idea prices starting at $2.99
$3.00/2 Printable Right Guard Total Defense
B1G1 Free Dry Idea or Right Guard Total Defense 7/25 RP
$1.50/2 Right Guard or Dry Idea Products 8-15 RP

Blink Tears $7.99 get $7.99 Extra Care Bucks
$1.50 Printable
$1/1 Blink Tears 8/15 RP

Zegerid OTC 14 ct $9.99 get $7.00 Extra Care Bucks
$3/1 from 7/18 SS (expires on SUNDAY 8/15)
DEAL: (again, not a staple, but free after ECB's)
Buy Zegerid OTC 14 ct and use the $3/1 coupon.  You'll pay $6.99 out of pocket and get $7.00 in ECB's back, so it's free!

Like I said before, a lot of these items have a high oop (out of pocket expense) if you don't have any ECB's to start with, so I'll just show you what my plan is for CVS on Sunday.  If you don't have any ECB's, you could get canned veggies, tuna, deodorant and toothpaste for a very low oop - ask me if you want more details.

ECB's I'm starting with ($18.99 total):

$5.00 (from the Lysol soap system last week)
$4.00 (from the Schick Hydro razor last week)
$9.99 (from the Dulcolax last week)

I don't see much in the way of good donation items in grocery.  There is a cereal deal, but you can do much better on cereal so I'm not going to be taking advantage of it.  Of the items available this week I'll donate the toothpaste, tuna, Purex laundry sheets (if they don't have a "free and clear" version), and most of the right guard I get (I do have a few boys that I know will use this).  If the Blink tears are ok for contacts I will probably keep them, and as far as the Zegerid goes, I will donate it if someone will take it.  So here's my plan:

(Prices are after coupons so you can easily see the subtotal)

$6.99 - Zegerid OTC
$6.49 - Blink Tears (using the higher value printable coupon)
$2.99 - Purex Complete 3-in-1 Laundry Sheets
$2.49 - Crest Toothpaste (or Glide)
$0.00 - As many Right Guard deo's as I have B1G1 coupons for - most likely 10
$0.77 - Bumble Bee Chunk White Tuna (to get my subtotal high enough and for donation)

Subtotal: $19.73
Use all my ECB's ($18.99)
OOP: $0.74 plus any tax you may have
Receive back: $7.00 ECB, $7.99 ECB, $2.00 ECB, $2.50 ECB = $19.49

So I will start with $18.99, and leave with $19.49 and have spent around $1 oop.  So I will come out about even.  If you have different ECB's and want me to figure something out for you, just let me know.  I am a total math nerd and love doing it.

P.S. I will buy another toothpaste or floss at some point.

I hope this helps someone out there!


Cheryl said...

Ah, my favorite place to shop! Walgreens is not coupon friendly here, so I stick with CVS. Don't you love coming home with bags and the same spending power when you walked in?

Elizabeth said...

I totally do! I also "love" that there are limits. I know that sounds weird, but CVS is much less complicated than Walgreens and I know I'm usually only going once. Don't get me wrong, I'm thankful Walgreens doesn't have limits, but CVS keeps me sane while Walgreens usually pushes me the other way!!