I stopped by CVS today to do my one planned transaction, and not only did everything went exactly according to plan, I also happened upon a couple of treats. In the pharmacy section, they have a whole stack of CVS coupons for grabs. They look like the ones that come in the Beauty magazine, except that I didn't have to pay for these. Definitely a plus.
My second treat came at the end of my ECBs - I received a $3/$15 coupon good for the next 3 days! Since I didn't take advantage of the battery deal, I will probably be heading back to do that soon. My store doesn't have the coupon tear-pads, and I don't think I have enough manufacturer's coupons...but the $3/$15 will help and I need to get rid of some ECBs anyway.
Here are the details on my transaction today:
Buy 1 Powerade: $1.59
Buy 1 Theraflu Warming Relief: $5.99
Buy 1 Complete Eye Solution: $8.99 (December deal limit 2!)
Use $2/1 Theraflu mfg coupon (-$2.00)
Use $2/1 Complete printable (-$2.00)
Grand Total: $12.57 (use $4.47 + $7.99 ECB)
OOP: $0.11 + $0.07 tax = $0.18 (on CVS giftcard: balance $14.68)
ECBs returned: $1.59 (Powerade) + $2.00 (Theraflu) + $8.99 (Complete) = $12.58
MIR returned: $3.99 (Theraflu purchase price minus $2 coupon)
Total return: $16.57 ($4.00 profit!)
Not too bad for a 5 minute trip, especially when you take into account the awesome treats that I picked up. And for once, everything that I bought at CVS is MUCH needed in this house. I'm nearly running out of contact solution, and I am STILL not over this monster cold bug thing. I have some resemblance of a voice, but the majority of my day is spent coughing and blowing my nose. Hopefully the Theraflu will help...!