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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

CVS 6 x 8 Photo Book MONEYMAKER, July 13 - 19

I know, I know, I'm breaking bloggy silence here after stating more than once that this blog would be shut down.

However...this deal deserves to be shared with the frugal faithful and I know many of you still subscribe to this blog's RSS feed. I'm hoping one of you savvy shoppers out there will read this post and find this coupon in your CVS.

Before I break down how you can get (2) of the 6x8 Kodak Photo Books at CVS for $0.98 this week, AND earn back $15.98 in ECBs, let me show you a picture of the CVS coupon for $3/1 6 x 8 Photo Book:

These have been stacked up by the Kodak kiosk in the front of my CVS store for the past three weeks or so. I've picked up one or two every time I've been in CVS (which is not much lately as the deals have been scarce) since eventually, every CVS coupon comes in handy.

And this is the week to cash it in, CVSer's!

Here's how it breaks down:

Buy (2) 6 x 8 Kodak photo books, $7.99 w/Extra Care Card (limit 2)

Total before Coupons: $15.98

*use $3/$15 CVS coupon found here (thanks to Crystal, Denise, Jennifer, Andrea, and Alyssa, my fave frugal faithful bloggers)

*use (2) $3/1 Kodak Photo Book coupons; 5/4 SS and 6/8 SS

*use (2) $3/1 CVS Photo Book coupons (exp. 11/15/08, so grab a bunch if you find them!)

Total after coupons: $0.98 OOP (cash or ECBs)

New ECBs Earned: $15.98 ($7.99 on each 6 x 8 book)

Net Profit: $15.00 in new ECBs! Oh, happy day!


I know I was lucky to stumble across these coupons as not every CVS store has the same coupons available (I've missed out on some great finds that I've read about in the blogosphere).

I would advise you to take a look around your local CVS, particularly around the Kodak kiosk and photo department. Heck, this deal is so good, it's worth making some phone calls to the CVS stores in your area to see if they have this coupon available for their customers.

These photo books are beautiful - the quality is amazing!

For me, these books offer a chance to finally start "scrapbooking" some of the hundreds of digital photos I've taken of my two, then three, children since my hubby gave me a digital camera for my birthday almost three (!) years ago.

I certainly hope this post helps another savvy CVSer score an awesome deal on heirlooms for near-free!

Happy Savings!


I'm still trying to figure out what to do with TNFM; I had planned on combining it with my personal blog, but the goal and purpose of each blog is uniquely different. Combining them may not be in the best interest for my readers, and that's an important factor for me in making a final decision.

I may be back here with more deals and frugal living posts on a more limited basis. School starts for my two oldest children in five weeks...LOL!

To those of you who have visited during my hiatus, thanks for your support.

And to those of you who still subscribe to TNFM's RSS feed - thanks so much. You're all wonderful! Wonderful, I say!


Kathryn said...

Great to see you back ... even if it is for a short while. Thanks for the CVS tip. It sounds like a wonderful way to start the Drugstore Game without much outlay.

Marianne Thomas said...

Kathryn, thanks for the kind words!

Anonymous said...

I love your blog! Please don't quit posting ! Thanks for all the great deals. steph

Anonymous said...

The scanned coupon above does say "Not Valid with any other coupon or offer," so the ability to combine with the $3 off $15 and the $3 MQ is completely hypothetical, an possibly bordering on unethical. (I know, my kids think I am a party pooper, too, but as avid coupon users, we have a responsibility to use these offers legally!)

Cassie - Homeschooling Four said...

What an awesome deal! Thank you for breaking the silence and sharing. I haven't seen these coupons yet, but I will certainly be looking.

Anonymous said...

You should black out the bar code so someone doesn't print the coupon. You can easily cut around your "scanned copy, do not reproduce". In fact, you should put that quote over the barcode.

Lori... said...

Is there a link you can give to the June SS insert for the Kodak coupon ($3/1???) I have the other coupons, but can't find a link to this ONE coupon! Can you help???

Thanks - and for what's it's worth...I just came upon this blog and I really don't think you should get rid of this blog!

Marianne Thomas said...

Hi all! Just following up on the comments:

Regarding the quote, "Scanned copy, do not reproduce," on the image: Yes, after I added the quote I realized I could have placed it better. If/when I have a moment, I will. I wanted to be clear that my intent in posting the image was not to offer it for reproduction.

Regarding using the $3/1 CVS Photo Q along with the Kodak Q and/or the $3/$15, I actually did this transaction last night. I know that CVS varies from store to store on their coupon acceptance policy - as for whether it's unethical? This is a tough question for me as I try to be as ethical as possible in my couponing. You can make the argument that I wasn't ethical in this case (having not read the fine print on the coupon).

To Lori: the other $3/1 Kodak coupon was (as far as I know) only in the SmartSource Insert on Sunday, 6/8. I don't believe there was any link for it - I clipped my (2) directly from my inserts. So sorry! I do know that the coupons in the inserts vary in type and even price from region to region.

Thanks all!

Julie said...

WOW!! What a great deal! I will look for the coupons. Thanks for letting up know. Julie @ couponsavingfamily

Lisa said...

My CVS store will not let me do this deal. They consider using the $3/$15 with the $3 cvs photo book coupon "stacking". I can use either/or along with my 2 manufacturer coupons. So it wouldnt really matter which one I used, it would be only $3 off in addition to the two manufacturer coupons. Also at my store there is a limit of 1 on each of the 4x6 or 6x8 books. You can get 1 of each size. :( and the coupon in my Smart Source 6/8 says valid on 6x8 or 8x10 only. So my deals on my two books will be different if I do them at all.

Rachael said...

The CVS coupon scanner is spitting out $2 off $10 today and the photobooks are considered a CVS product ... the cashier told me about it when she was ringing me up and told me to go scan it and get one. So I saved $2 more than I thought I would.