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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

    • dtcox

      jenny done good love your site use it daily thanks

    • Ym

      Great video, thanks so much! I do have a CVS question. Can the CVS clerk see my address on the register screen when the scan my CVS card?

      • dtcox

        me too are my phone number i went on blk friday got all my freebies . the girl said i had already got this and it was limit one . but i had not been and the manager saw me and said ive been here all day and know shes not been here today

    • Amber Michelle Engebretson

      Love it! I always do about three or four transactions, and save tons!!! One day I went in, and after three or four transactions I “bought” over $175 in products (10 packs of diapers included) and I ended up spending a total $37. They are so gracious with me there. Do watch though, I have had two or three bigger store coupons not actually come off my total. Sometimes they seem a bit confused with all my coupons and rewards, so be very aware, it’s easy to miss something. ;-)

    • kelbs

      Question concerning CVS store coupons (from the coupon machine) – If I have a store coupon for say $2 off a $10 purchase of product A, will it work with a $9.99 purchase (1 cent short)? I ask this because it will usually work that way on most threshold ECB deals – for example, get $5 ECB with $20 purchase from certain group of products, the ECB will still be triggered with a purchase that is a few cents short of $20.

      • Amber Michelle Engebretson

        from my experience I don’t think so because it should work before taxes. My store seems to really follow everything by the book when coupons are used, so I would be very surprised if it worked. You should try it and see what happens. They can usually tell you before you pay if the coupon worked or not.

    • Jamie

      You go Jenny! I love your site so much.