My Precious Pennies

I will be AWAY until late February as we do this moving thing...again.

Ginger from Attention Target Shoppers & Tricia from 1stopmom
will be holding down the fort in the meantime - thank you so much, ladies!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

$5 Charity Challenge: CVS 9/14 - 9/20



It's an alright week to be CVSing, but I'm just glad that this week I'm not running out on Sunday or have to deal with expiring ECBs. I'm just going to do one transaction, mainly because I want things to go exactly how I planned for once, and because I got a $4/$20 from the coupon scanner last week.

Buy 1 Aleve: $3.99
Buy 1 Excedrin: $3.99
Buy 1 Just for Men Hair Color: $7.99
Buy 2 Pert Plus(2/$5): $5.00
Subtotal: $20.97
Use $4/$20 card scanner coupon (-$4.00)
Use $1/1 Aleve printable (-$1.00)
Use $2/1 Excedrin printable (-$2.00)
Use $2/1 Just for Men printable (-$2.00)
Use 2 $2/1 Pert Plus coupon (-$4.00)
Grand Total: $7.97 (use $5.99 ECB & $2.00 ECB adjusted down)
OOP expense: tax
ECBs returned: $3.00 (Aleve) + $3.99 (Excedrin) + $2.00 (Just for Men) = $8.99
Don't forget the full mail-in rebate for Just for Men to get $8.00 back. That brings my return up to $16.99!

The $2/$10 printable is still valid, so you could use that if you don't have a $4/$20 - just split up my one transaction into two. Since I love to participate in the $5 Charity Challenge, I'm going to plan out the same purchases in two transactions so my OOP will be under $5.

Transaction #1
Buy 1 Aleve: $3.99
Buy 1 Excedrin: $3.99
Buy 1 Pert Plus(2/$5): $2.50
Subtotal: $10.48
Use $2/$10 CVS coupon (-$2.00)
Use $1/1 Aleve printable (-$1.00)
Use $2/1 Excedrin printable (-$2.00)
Use $2/1 Pert Plus coupon (-$2.00)
Grand Total: $3.48 + tax
ECBs returned: $3.00 (Aleve) + $3.99 (Excedrin) = $6.99

Transaction #2

Buy 1 Just for Men Hair Color: $7.99
Buy 1 Pert Plus(2/$5): $2.50
Subtotal: $10.49
Use $2/$10 CVS coupon (-$2.00)
Use $2/1 Just for Men printable (-$2.00)
Use $2/1 Pert Plus coupon (-$2.00)
Grand Total: $4.49 + tax (use $3.99 ECB from transaction #1, pay $0.50 OOP)
ECBs returned: $2.00 (Just for Men)
Don't forget the full mail-in rebate for Just for Men to get $8.00 back.

Your total OOP for the two transactions should be $3.98 with $5 in ECBs left over. When I go to the store I'm going to make one transaction instead of two though since it works better with my ECBs on hand.  Why spend money OOP when you've got ECBs sitting around?

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