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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 ran out to CVS earlier this week to grab something we needed and decided to make the best of the trip.  For less than the cost of what we needed I managed to get all sorts of deals (also things we’ll use).

Watch the deals above and if you’re curious to see all the fine print, here’s the full breakdown of the coupons used in each transaction:

Transaction #1

Bought:
(3) Kellogg’s Cereals, 3 for $7
(3) Maybelline Volume Express Mascara, $5.99
(1) CVS Gas Relief, 60 ct., $9.99
(2) Halls Cough Drops, 20 ct., $1.50
Used:
-$1/2 Breakfast Cereals boxes, printing at CVS Coupon Center
-$1 off Kellogg’s cereal (850 points) printable
-$1/2 Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal printable
(3) -$2 off Maybelline Volume Express Mascara, RP 1/04
-$4 off Mascara, lipstick, nail polish, foundation or blush purchase, $15 +, printing at CVS Coupon Center
-$1/2 Halls cough drops, 30-40 ct. (CVS coupon) printable (limit reached)
-$1/2 Halls Drops single bags, 17 ct.+ printable
-$23 ECB (from last week)
Total Due: nothing
Got Back: $17.99 ECB ($2, $5, $9.99, $1)

Transaction #2

Bought:
(2) Huggies Pull Ups, jumbo pk., $8.99
(1) Huggies Diapers, jumbo pk., $8.99
(1) Huggies Wipes, 72 ct., $3.49
Used:
-$5 off Baby Diapers, wipes, toiletries purchase, $30 +, printing at CVS Coupon Center
(2) -$2 off Huggies Pull-Ups Training Pants, jumbo pack+ printable
-$2 off Huggies Diapers printable
-.50/1 Huggies Baby Wipes, 32 ct+ printable
-$17.99 ECB
Total Due: 97¢
Got Back: $5 ECB

Transaction #3

Bought:
(3) Crest Pro Health Toothpaste, 4.2 oz, $3.99
(2) GUM Toothbrushes, 2 pk., $2
(3) Starbucks Coffee bag or k-cups, $6.99
Used:
-$5 off Toothpaste, toothbrush or floss purchase, $15 +, printing at CVS Coupon Center
-$1.50/2 Crest Toothpaste, 3 oz+ or Liquid Gel, printable
-.75/1 Crest toothpaste 3 oz +, PG 12/28
(2) -$2 off Starbucks Single Origin coffee, 10 oz+ or k-cup pk., 10 or 16 ct. printable
-$1.50 off Starbucks K-Cup pack, 10 ct. +, SS 11/23 (exp 01/21)
-$5 ECB
Total Due: $19.19
Got Back: $11 ECB ($6, $5)

Transaction #4

Bought:
(1) Prilosec OTC, 42 ct., $23.88 (reg. $29)
Used:
-$2 off Prilosec OTC item, excl trial size printable
-$4 off Nexium 24HR, Prevacid 24HR, Prilosec or CVS Omeprazole, printing at CVS Coupon Center
-$11 ECB
Total Due: $6.88
Got Back: $5 ECB

Total Spent: $27.04
ECB Remaining: $5