Ahhh, another banner day at CVS. This Sunday I went armed with all my coupons and ended up getting $70 worth of product for pretty much free! Or if you want to get technical, I paid 51 cents. If you want to get uber-technical about it, I paid $30 out of pocket for something I'll be getting a $35 rebate for in a few weeks. Here's how:
Scissors - Regularly $3.19. On sale for 99 cents. I got 99 cents in ECB, making them free.
Pens - Regularly $2.19. On sale for 99 cents. I got 99 cents in ECB, making them free.
Contact Solution - Regularly $9.99. On sale for $7.99. I had a $2 coupon, plus I got back $7.99 in ECB. Meaning I made $2 for this purchase!
John Frieda spray - Regularly $6.49. On sale for $5.00. I had a $2 coupon.
John Frieda conditioner - Regularly $6.99. On sale for $5.00. I had a $2.50 coupon. I got $5 ECB back for buying the two products, meaning I paid 50 cents for both.
Neutrogena - Regularly $40. On sale for $34.99. I had a $5 coupon. I also had a mail in rebate which reimbursed me for the full ($34.99) amount. So I made $5 on this one.
Since I have about $25 in ECB from previous transactions, I used those to pay instead of using cash (not including the Neutrogena... I did that in a separate transaction). I think I used $13 in ECB, but ended up getting $15 ECB back. Nice!
I know that's enough information to make your head explode... but it's really not that hard, I promise. And once you get started, it can be a little addicting. Saving money is not really a bad vice to have, is it?
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