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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Super Savings Saturday at MSM: CVS and Walgreens

It's been a few weeks since I've participated in Money Saving Mom's Super Savings Saturday.

I'm also linking this post over at Denise's blogjoint, The Centstible Sawyer, for her CVS Superstars fun. Take a second and click over to visit her, would ya?

I'm back on track and happy to share my best finds this week with you, the Frugal Faithful!

My best scenario for CVS this week, as posted here at my Shopping Scenario Sunday carnival, didn't work out as I'd planned. My CVS has been cleaned out of the Spa Radiant Bodywash for a few weeks.

I still did well on that trip, buying (2) gallons of milk, $3.29 ea; (2) EOB Lip Butters, 2/$5.00; (1) EOB Dual Sharpener, $1.99; and (1) Mens 24/7 SpeedStick, $3.99.

Total Before Coupons and tax: $17.56

*used $1.00/1 SpeedStick

Final Total: $16.56

ECBs used: $14.99

Cash OOP: $1.55

New ECBs Earned: $5.oo on the (3) EOB products; $3.99 on the SpeedStick

Even though my most hopeful scenario didn't work, I was still able to get milk for nearly nothing and earn $8.99 in new ECBs.


Now, onto the goodies in the photo!

On the left are my Walgreens purchases. I finally got my EasySaver Rebate Gift Card credited from my March Rebates. Walgreens has a great sale on Skippy Peanut Butter and Maxwell House Coffee through Saturday, 4/26. For those deals, you'll need the coupons available in their weekly ad.

My Walgreens purchase:

(2) Maxwell House Coffees

*used weekly ad coupon, 2/$5.00

*used (1) Sunday insert coupon $1.00/1

(3) Skippy Peanut Butter

*used weekly ad coupon, 3/$5.00

(1) Colgate 360 Toothbrush, $3.99

*used $1.00/1 Sunday insert coupon

(1) Aquafresh Extreme Clean Toothpaste, $3.49

*used $1.00/1 Sunday insert coupon

(1) Jane Be Pure Mineral Blush, $4.99

*used $2.00/1 printable

Total before coupons: $33.70

Total after coupons: $18.28

Cash OOP: $0.00 (used my Walgreens Easy Saver Rebate Gift Card $$)

April Rebates earned on the Colgate 360, Aquafresh, and Jane: $13.71 (includes 10% for applying balance to my Gift Card)

Thanks, Walgreens, for paying me to shop in your store!

Finally, on the right are my CVS purchases:

(3) Zone Bars, $1.58 ea

*used (2) $1.00/1 Sunday insert coupons

(4) Kleenex, $1.29 ea

*on sale, B1G1Free

*used (1) $0.50/3 Sunday insert coupon

(2) Clairol Herbal Essence (1 shampoo, 1 conditioner), $4.29 ea

*on sale, B1G1Free

*used $3.00/2 Sunday insert coupon

(3) EOB Textured Facial Buffers, $1.49 ea ($4.47 total)

***EOB MONEY MAKER!***EARNS $5.00 ECBs!***

Total before sales and coupons: $22.98

Total after sales and coupons: $10.61

ECBs used: $8.99

Cash OOP: $1.78

New ECBs earned: $2.00 on (3) Zone bars and $5.00 on (3) EOB products


My final tally for the two quick stops at CVS and Walgreens: $56.68 worth of goodies.

I paid only $1.78 OOP, a savings of 97%.

And, the best part: I earned $13.71 in rebates at Walgreens and $7.00 in ECBs at CVS.

My net profit/gain for my shopping endeavors: $18.93!


Be sure to visit the linkage at Money Saving Mom's Super Savings Saturday for more deals from around the blogosphere, deals that are sure to inspire your frugal heart!

And visit the Centsible Sawyer to get your fix of CVS deals at her CVS Superstars!

And if you're a CVSer, be sure to visit my guest post over at BeCentsAble's Weekend Show and Tell Giveaway - one lucky winner will get a $10 CVS Gift Card courtesy of The New Frugal Mom!

Go! Click here now and comment for your chance to win!

Happy Savings!

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