Saturday, November 26, 2011

My CVS Journey (how I saved)

Ok after Wags I went across the street to CVS.

Here's what I got:

Cepacol Throat Lozenges (16 ct), 4 toothbrushes, 2 Colgate toothpastes (4oz), Excedrin PM (8 ct), Nitetime Sleep-aid (24 ct), Advil PM (4ct), finish (10 ct), carmex, softlips, 2 king size Hershey's drops.

They were out of a few things I wanted so I got rain checks for those items.

Subtotal $30.65 (plus $2.60 tax) minus $1 coupon so I spent $32.25 OOP. I received $26.66 in rewards buck which I plan to use next week,. My actual total was $5.59 for a savings of 82.67% which is awesome.

How did you do?

My Walgreens Roundup 11/26/11 (how I save)

I knew going in I wouldn't be getting much due to yesterday being Black Friday and I did not want to brave that crowd but I did get some good deals. I chose to pay everything OOP (out of pocket) and use my rewards for next week. I know that tomorrow there will be a P&G insert so I will be going back to the store. I will break it down how the transaction went.

I purchased 2 24 count boxes of Christmas cards, 3 rolls of 50 sq ft wrapping paper, 1 thermal care heat wrap, 1 4oz Colgate toothpaste, 4 toothbrushes and 2 18 count ponytail holders.

My subtotal was $23.45 (plus $2.05 tax) but then I had $1.75 in coupons so my total OOP was $23.75.

I then received $12.00 in rewards bucks so my actual total for all of those items including tax was $11.75. (remember you have to pay tax on everything you buy even if its free in the end. Uncle Sam is going to get his.)

I saved about 49.5% of my total. Not bad. And next time I go I will use those reward bucks. If they expire you just threw away money. Next I will post my even better CVS trip.


There SHOULD be one insert in tomorrow's (11/27/11) paper. It is a P&G so be sure and grab one. Some areas may have a Target P&G insert so I included those in this post separate. Happy Couponing!

P&G Insert Coupons (Expire 12/31)
Bounty Save $.25/1 towels or napkins
Braun Save $5/1 cruZer
Charmin Save $.25/1
Clairol Save $2/1
CoverGirl Save $1/1
Crest Save $.75/1 toothpaste 4oz+ or liquid gel
Crest Save $7/1 3D White Professional Effects, 2 Hour Express, Advanced Vivid, Stain Shield or Gentle Routine whitestrips
Dawn Save $.25/1
Downy Save $1/1 Unstopables
Duracell Save $.50/1 Coppertop, Ultra Power, Ultra Photo Lithium or specialty batteries
Duracell Save $1.50/1 rechargeable batteries or charger or 6pk+ hearing aid batteries
Febreze Save $2/1 Home Collection Candle or No Spill Diffuser
Febreze Buy 1 Flameless Luminary Wooden Lamp Bade, get 1 Scented Shades refill free up to Save $5.99
Fixodent Save $.50/1 adhesive 1.05oz+
Fixodent Save $3/1 cleanser
Gillette Save $1/1 bodywash ETS
Gillette Save $1/1 deodorant ETS
Gillette Save $2/1 Fusion skin care product or Fusion shave prep
Gillette Buy Fusion ProGlide cartridge, get Save $5 off 1 Fusion ProGlide razor
Herbal Essences/Aussie Save $1/2 ETS
Metamucil Save $1/1
Olay Save $1/1 bar, body wash or in-shower body lotion ETS
Olay Save $3/1 Pro-X or Regenerist facial moisturizer or facial cleanser ETS
Olay Buy Pro-X, Regenerist, Total Effects facial moisturizer or Smooth Finish Facial hair Removal, get body wash free up to Save $5.99
Old Spice Save $1/2 1.7oz+
Oral-B Save $.50/1 floss or floss picks 30ct+
Oral-B Save $.75/1 Pulsar, 3D White, Pro-Health, Complete or Save $.75/2 Indicator or Cavity Defense manual toothbrushes
Oral-B Save $3/1 battery toothbrush
Oral-B/Crest Save $.50/1 kid’s manual or Zooth power toothbrush
Oral-B/Crest Save $.50/1 stages or kids toothpaste
Pampers Save $1/2 bags or Save $1/1 box of diapers or pants
Pampers Save $2 off 1 diapers or pants AND 1 wipes 60ct+
Pantene Save $3/2 ETS
Pepto Save $.50/1
Prilosec OTC Save $1/1
Pringles Save $.50/1 Snack Stacks or Stix
Pringles Save $1/2 fat free cans 165g+
Pringles Save $1/4 Super Stack cans 180g+
Secret Save $1/2 ETS
Secret/Olay Buy 1 Secret, get Save $1 off Olay Bar, Bodywash, In-Shower Body Lotion or Hand & Body Lotion ETS
Tide/Downy Save $.50/1
Tide/Downy Save $1.50 off 1 Tide AND 1 Downy
Venus Save $2/1 disposable razor
Venus Save $5/1 ProSkin, Embrace, Breeze or Bikini razor or refill excludes disposables
Vicks Save $1.50/1 Nature Fusion product
Vicks/Puffs Buy 2 Vicks products, get 1 Puffs free up to Save $2.25

Target P&G (Expire 1/23/12)
Always/Tampax Save $1/2 feminine care products
Bounty Save $.75/1 6pk+ paper towels
Bounty Save $1.50 off both 6pk+ paper towles AND 160ct+ napkins
Charmin Save $.75/1 9pk+ bath tissue
Charmin Save $2 off both 40ct+ Freshmates AND 9pk+ bath tissue
Clearblue Easy/Accu-Clear Save $2.50/1 ovulation or pregnancy test
Duracell Save $.75/1 8pk+ batteries
Pepto/Metamucil/Align Save $.50/1 ETS
Prilosec OTC Save $1/1 42ct
Puffs Save $1/1 3pk+ facial tissue ETS
Vicks Save $.50/1 cold & flu relief item ETS