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!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

CVS 11/2 - 11/8

It's not the best week at CVS since there's only one money-maker, but there is a reasonable diaper deal going on.  Buy 2 Jumbo Pampers for $20 and get $5 ECB back.  Combine that with two $1.50/1 manufacturer coupons from a recent insert, and it becomes $6 a pack after coupons and ECBs.  For a 44ct pack of size 1s, that's $0.13 per diaper. 

I have NEVER bought diapers above $0.10, and I'm not about to start.  But I received a $5/$30 CVS coupon in my email that good through today (I'll be going out tonight for my diapers).  I'll be taking advantage of the Hersey's "Buy $10 get $5 ECB deal" in order to bring my total up to $30, and after all of my coupons, discounts, and ECBs, my diapers become a mere $4.33 a pack - for size 1s, that's $0.09 per diaper.

Here is the one transaction that I'm planning for tonight:

Buy 8 Ice Breakers Ice Cubes 10ct ($1/1): $8.00
Buy 2 Hersey's bar ($1/1): $2.00
Buy 1 Credt Pro-Health Whitening 4.2oz: $3.49
Buy 2 Pampers Diapers jumbo pk  size 1 44 ct. ($10/1): $20.00
Subtotal: $33.49
Use $5/$30 emailed CVS coupon (-$5.00)
Use 4 $1/2 Ice Breakers mfg coupon (-$4.00)
Use B1G1 Hersey's mfg coupon (-$1.00)
Use $1/1 Crest mfg coupon (-$1.00)
Use 2 $1.50/1 Pampers mfg coupon (-$3.00)
Grand Total: $19.49 (use $19.56 ECB - lose $0.07)
OOP: tax (on giftcard)
ECBs returned: $5.00 ECB (Hershey's) +$3.49 (Crest) + $5.00 (Pamper's) = $13.49

I don't exactly make money or even "break even" in this transaction, but that's to be expected since I did buy diapers.  My total "loss" in ECBs is a mere $6.00, but that's for 2 packs of diapers and then some.  And considering I've been good about growing my ECBs in the past, I've sure that that $6 "loss" is covered by my crazy ECBs money-makers a few weeks back. 

After my shopping trip tonight I will hit the CVS books again and bring up a $5 Charity Challenge transaction, but I'm not too confident since there's not too much at CVS this week. 

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