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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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I’ve mentioned a few times that this week has some great CVS deals.  To help you see just how great they are, I thought I’d share exactly what I bought yesterday.  I spent $3.41 out of pocket and left with a $10 ExtraCare Buck to use next time.  That means I made money to buy diapers, toothpaste and shampoo!  

With the scenarios below I had a number of great store coupons.  If you aren’t getting that many great coupons it really is time to get a NEW CVS card.  Don’t link it to your old card, just be a new customer.  I did this about 6 months ago and my new card and I very happy together.  Also make sure that you are signed up for the CVS Beauty Club and for CVS emails.

Heads Up: The CVS $3 off Huggies Little Movers coupon is back! You can print it here.

Here’s exactly what we did:

Transaction #1
Bought:
(1) Colgate Total Pro-Shield Toothpaste, 7.6 oz, $4.99
(1) Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste, 7.6 oz, $5.29
(2) Sensodyne ProNamel Toothpaste, 4 oz, B1G1 50% off at $5.99
(2) Colgate Optic White 360 Toothbrush, $2.99
(2) got2b Spiking Glue, 1.25 oz, $2.57
(1) Pantene Shampoo, 22.8 oz, $6
(1) Pantene Conditioner, 25.4 oz, $6
Used:
-$4 off $20 in Toothpaste, CVS Coupon, from Coupon Center (last week)
-$3 off $15 in Hair Care, CVS Coupon, from Coupon Center (last week)
-$1 off Colgate Optic White Mouthwash, Toothpaste or Toothbrush (CVS Coupon) printable
-$1.50/2 Sensodyne Pronamel toothpaste or mouthwash (CVS coupon) printable (limit reached)
(2) -$1 off Colgate Total, Optic White, Max Fresh or Sensitive toothpaste, 4 oz +, SS 9/08
(2) -$1 off Colgate 360 manual toothbrush, excl Plus, Triple Action, Extra Clean and Classic, SS 9/08
-Free Pantene conditioner or styler wyb shampoo, excl trial size, SS 9/15 (up to $4.99)
-$1 off Sensodyne ProNamel toothpaste, excl trial size, RP 9/8
-25% off CVS Coupon, from email (worked on colgate toothpaste & got2b)
-$10 ECB
-$3 ECB
-$3 ECB (from email)
Total Due: $2.92 (after tax)

Got Back: $17 ECB ($5 got2b, $5 Colgate, $4 Colgate, $3 Pantene)

Transaction #2
Bought:
(3) Huggies Diapers, jumbo packs, $9.49
(2) Johnson’s Head to Toe Wash, 15 oz, $2.99
Used:
-$5 off $35 Baby Care, CVS coupon, from coupon center (last week)
-$3 off Huggies Little Movers slip-on diapers (CVS coupon) printable
$2.50 off Huggies Little Movers slip-on diapers printable
-$2 off Huggies Little Movers slip-on diapers printable
-$2.50 off Huggies diapers printable
(2) -$1 off Johnson & Johnson Head-to-toe baby wash, 15 oz printable
-$5 ECB
-$5 ECB
-$4 ECB
-$3 ECB
Total Due: 49¢ (after tax)

Got Back: $10 ECB 

In the CVS comments, there have been two common questions lately. The first question is if you can use the $3 off CVS Huggies coupon with the $5 off $35 baby care purchase coupon. The answer is yes. I used both and the computer never beeped.  I actually didn’t realize it until I typed all this up that I was 55¢ away from having $35, but the coupon didn’t beep.  I’m curious if it doesn’t look for $35 in retail??

The other question is whether you need to reach the total you need to spend on ECB deals (when the items aren’t on sale) before or after the 25% off coupon. I used the 25% off coupon for the Colgate deal. I only needed to spend $10 before the coupon. My ECB still printed even though I spent less than $10 after the 25% off coupon.

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