Friday, May 24, 2013

Weekly Couponing Wrapup!

My couponing week started on Monday, with a tiny trip to CVS. I went in to this trip forgetting a VERY crucial point- the 98% rule. When a CVS ECB deal says that you must spend a certain amount to get ECB back, you only have to spend 98% of that amount in order to get the ECBs. I couldn't remember what the percentage was- so I bought items in the $9 range- bad move! I didn't get my ECBs and ended up having to spend more money on those products then I could have originally.

So here's how Monday went:

1 Physicians Formula Concealer @ $9.49
used 1 $3/1 CVS coupon off any Physicians Formula Product
final price: $6.49

1 Almay Concealer @ $9.49
used $3/1 CVS coupon off any Almay Cosmetic Item
used $2/1 Manufacturer's Coupon off any Almay Cosmetic Item
final price: $4.49

My total for this trip including tax was $12.31

Yesterday (Thursday) I ended up doing a slightly larger trip to CVS.

look at that huge receipt!

Here's what I got...

1 Neosporian Ointment @ $6.49
used $2/1 Neosporin Manufacturer's Coupon
final price: $4.49

2 Bandaid @ $3.49 each or $6.98 total
used 75 cents/2 Bandaid Manufacturer's Coupon
final price: $6.23 total or $3.11 each

1 Almay Makeup Eraser Sticks @ $6.29
used $1/1 Manufacturer's Coupon 
final price: $5.29 

1 Physicians Formula Concealer Stick @ $6.79
no coupons
final price $6.79

2 Revlon Photo Ready Concealers @ $10.49 each or $20.98 total
used $2/1 Revlon CVS coupon
$2/1 Revlon CVS coupon
$2/1 Revlon Manufacturer's Coupon
$2/1 Revlon Manufacturer's Coupon
final Price: $10.98 total or $5.49 each

1 Coca Cola @ 99 cents
used 25cents/1 CVS coupon
final price: 74 cents

I Pepsi Next @ $1.99
used Free Pepsi Next coupon (sent to me in the mail)
final price: $0

In addition to the coupons above, I also used:
$5 off $30 CVS coupon
$2 off $8 First Aid coupon
$10 CVS gift card

I ended up paying $21.71 out of pocket, and received back a total of $23 back in ECBs! It was definitely an excellent trip!

I forgot to mention that I also received a free sample of Aveeno lotion which was located in the beauty section of CVS. I also picked up quite a few coupons that were laying around CVS screaming my name!

I thought I would receive a First Aid case with my Neosporin and BandAid purchase, but I didn't. I'm a little confused if I was supposed to pick that up and do a rebate or what! Does anyone out there know? Oh well!

I hope your week of couponing was fabulous!


  1. Wow great work on your coupling! I wish I was that diligent about it ;)

  2. Thank you! With lots of practice I'm getting better!