Sunday, February 15, 2009


I have been reading these blogs where people shop the CVS sales each week and combine the sales with coupons from the Sunday papers and CVS' Extra Care Bucks to get free products! This week I decided to give it a try. Maybe next week you'll try it with me?

Last week I started keeping the coupons from the Sunday newspapers. I wrote the date across the top of each flyer and put them away. Today there were no new coupons because it is a holiday weekend. This morning I put aside the CVS weekly circular and got to work. There are many blogs and sites that match up the weekly sales with the coupons. One of them is The Coupon Mom which is free to join. A coupls of blogs to look at are Deal Seeking Mom and Bargain Briana. Both have detailed explanations of how to maximize shopping with CVS.

Back to today...I logged onto Coupon Mom and saw several items that were on sale and for which there were coupons in last week's newspaper. Since I just started putting the coupons aside last week I didn't get the full benefit of the bargains everyone was talking about. Make sure you have a CVS Extra Care card. With the card you will receive money ("Extra Care Bucks") back on certain purchases and use them to "roll" to the next week, in essence paying the most money out of pocket the first week and then using the ECB's in future weeks.

Today I was able to get the following products:

-Gilette Fusion Gamer Razor (on sale for $7.99 plus I had a $4.00 coupon from 2/8 newspaper, plus I got back $4 extra care bucks which made the item FREE)

-Herbal Essences Shampoo and Conditioner (on sale for $2.99 plus I had $3.00 off of 2 from the 2/8 newspaper plus $1.00 in Extra Care Bucks each). I got 2 shampoos and 2 conditioners so they were $11.96 less the $6.00 in coupons (I had 2 coupons for $3.00 off) less the $4 in Extra Care Bucks (ECB's) which made each item $.49

-Colgate Advanced Toothpaste (on sale for $2.99 each plus get $2.99 in ECB's so they were FREE).

I will use the ECB's I got this week to purchase the items for next week and keep you all posted on how it goes. If you want to know more, leave me a comment or send me an email.
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