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  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
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  • 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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CVS Weekly ECB Deals 3/1-3/7

on 2.27.2009 at 1:45am

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Here are the CVS deals starting 3/1. It is better than last week and diapers are on sale with extracare bucks this week (the only time all month). I have included my plan for CVS this week getting $49 for $5.72 out of pocket. If you have no ECB’s or coupons there is also a transaction for you, scroll down. Thanks to Slickdeals for the ad preview.

For the full ad scan go here.

If you are new to CVS read the CVSing guide to help answer questions.

Month Long Free Item
CVS Pharmacy Vitamin D 400, 100 ct $2.99 get $2.99 ECB FREE Limit 1

Other Month Long Deals

Weekly ECB Deals
Carnation Instant Breakfast $4.99, get $4.99 ECB FREE Limit 1
-$1 Carnation Instant Breakfast, in store dispenser found in grocery stores
-.75/1 Carnation Instant Breakfast Jan. All You Mag

Act Total Care Trial Size .99¢, get .99¢ ECB FREE Limit 1

Slimquick Energy Shot 2 pack $4.99, get $4.99 ECB FREE Limit 1

Spend $20 on listed P&G Products, Get a FREE Charmin 6 pk Limit 1
($20 before coupons)
Always $2.99
.50/1 Always Pads – Infinity, Clean or Feminine Cleansing Cloth PG 3/01
-.50/1 Always Pantiliner 34ct+ PG 3/01

Bounty Basics Paper Towels 8pk $5.88
-.25/1 Bounty PG 2/08, 3/01
Charmin $5 value (will be free but still use coupon)
-.25/1 Charmin, PG 2/08, 3/01
Crest Premium Toothpaste 2 for $5
-.75/1 Crest Toothpaste PG 3/01
Dawn Dish $0.97
-.50/1 Dawn PG $120 Rebate Coupon Booklet
Duracell $9.99
-.75/1 off Duracell Batteries PG 3/01
Pantene Family Size $5.77
-$1/2 Pantene Products, PG 2/08, 3/01
Herbal Essences Family Size $5.77
-$3/2 Herbal Essences Shampoos or Conditioners PG 2/08
Head & Shoulders Family Size $5.77
-$1 Head & Shoulders Shampoo or Conditioner PG 2/08
-$2/2 Head & Shoulders Shampoos or Conditioners PG 3/01
Prilosec 42 ct $24.77
-$1 Prilosec OTC, any size PG 3/01, 2/08
-$3 Prilosec OTC any size in store dispenser in grocery stores
Cascade Gel or Powder 45 oz. $2.99
-.50/1 Cascade Complete Powder or Gel PG 2/08, 3/01
Puffs .97¢
-.25/1 Puffs, any PG 1/18
Tide Liquid $5.97
-.35/1 Tide PG 2/08, 3/01

Buy $20, Get $5 ECB Limit 1
Pampers Jumbos $9.99
-$1 Pampers Diapers or Pants PG 2/08, 3/01
-$1.50 off Pampers Swaddlers PG 2/08
-$2 off Pampers Easy Ups RP 1/25
-$2 off Pampers Diapers or Pants PG $120 Rebate Booklet

Playskool Diapers $11
Q-Tips large $3
-.30/1 Q-Tips Cotton Swabs Product, any 170 ct+ RP 1/18
Baby Fresh/Playskool Wipes $2.50 ea
-$2 off PlaySchool Wipes printable (good Saturday and Sunday only)
**Will beep but cashier can push it through**
Johnson and Johnson Baby Products $3 ea
-$3 off any 3 J&J products printable (IE) or printable (FF)
-$1 off Various J&J Baby products printable

Lumene Buy $20, Get $5 EBs prices starting at $2.99 Limit 1
-$4 off Lumene Beauty product printable exp 3/31
**Idea: Split products into 3 transactions and use a coupon each time after you hit the $20 level the ECB will print**

Cover Girl Cosmetics – Buy $15, Get $5 ECB Limit 1
-$1 of any Cover Girl product PG 2/08
-$1 of any Cover Girl Queens product PG 2/08

$4 ECB wyb Gillette Fusion Gamer or Venus Razor $7.99 Limit 1
-$4 of any Gillette razor PG 2/08
-$2 Venus Razor, any PG 3/01

Buy $20 of the following L’Oreal products, Get $5 ECB Limit 4
L’Oreal Age Perfect Moisturizer $11.99
L’Oreal Advanced Revitalift $11.99
L’Oreal Sublime Bronze or Glow $6.99
L’Oreal Skin Genesis, Revitalift, or Age Perfect Cleansers $5.99
-$1 L’Oreal Revitalift Product $1 any RP 2/01
-$1 L’Oreal Moisturizer or Treatment RP 2/01, 2/08
-$1 L’Oreal Skincare Cleanser RP 2/08
-$3/2 L’Oreal Skincare products RP 2/01

-$2 L’Oreal Facial Skincare Product, any RP 1/04
L’Oreal Color Rich Lip or Voluminous/Telescoping Mascara $5
L’Oreal Bare Naturale Foundation $10
L’Oreal Double Extend Beauty Tubes, Infallible or True Match Mascara $7
-$2 L’Oreal Make-up, Powder, Blush or Concealer RP 2/01
-$3 L’Oreal Makeup, Powder, Blush or Concealer, any RP 1/04
-$2 L’Oreal Paris Eye Product, any RP 1/04
L’Oreal Preference $11.98/2
-$2 L’Oreal Preference, RP 1/04
L’Oreal Everpure
-$2 L’Oreal any EverPure Shampoo, Conditioner, or Treatment RP 2/01

$2 ECB wyb Metamucil or Fibercaps at $9.99 Limit 5
-$1 Metamucil or Fibersure PG 2/08

Spend $15, Get $7 ECB Limit 1
Nestle/Wonka Theatre Box Candy $1
Nestle Singles .50¢ ea
Nestle 8 Packs $2.50 ea
Edy’s Dibs or Drumsticks $3 ea
Nestle Giant Bars $5/4
Wonka Mix Up Gussett $5
Nestle Wonka Golden, Butterfinger, or Crunch Nest Eggs 9.20z $2.50 ea
-$1/2 Nestle Nest Eggs or Wonka Chocolate Golden Eggs, printable

**Deal Idea**
Buy: (6) Wonka Eggs Bags
Use: (3) -$1/2 printable coupons
Total Due: $12
Get Back: $7 ECB, makes it $5 for 6 items

$5 ECB wyb any Olay Pro-X product or Starter Kit at reg. retail Limit 1
$25 mail in rebate when you buy $50 in Pro-X products
-$5 Olay Professional Pro-X product, any PG 3/01

$2 ECB wyb any Optifree, Replenish, Systane, Ultra, Limit 1
-$1 Opti-Free Replenish Solution, any 10 oz.+ SS 1/25

$2 ECB wyb (2) Slimfast Optima Shakes or 6 pk. Bars for $13 Limit 5
-$1.40 Slim Fast Ready to Drink, multi pack or powder container $1.40 RP 2/08
-$2 Slim Fast Bars, printable
-$3/2 Slim Fast Multi Pack, printable
-$1.25 off Slim Fast printable

$5 ECB wyb $12 in Atkins Products, Limit 2
-$1 any Atkins Bar 5pk, SS 3/01
-$1 Atkins Shake 4-pack, any SS 1/04
-$1/2 Atkins Single Bar, any SS 1/04
-$1 Atkins, printable (IE) or printable (FF)

$10 ECB wyb Alli Refill Pack 120ct $59.99 Limit 1
-$10 off Alli printable

$4 ECB wyb Neutrogena 14 Day Skin Rescue at reg. retail Limit 1
$10 ECB wyb $20 of Nexxus products Limit 5
$10 ECB wyb Ephedra Free Stacker 2 or 3 100 ct at $24.99 limit 1

Other Sale Items
Glucerna, entire line B1G1 50% off
-$2 Glucerna product, any SS 3/01
-$1.50 Glucerna Product, SS 1/04
-$3/2 Glucerna Product, any SS 1/04
-$1.25 Glucerna, printable
-$5 Glucerna, Cereal, printable
(buy 2, use 2 should make both FREE)
(you will need two computers to get 2 coupons if you can get it to print, I’m still working on mine…)

Ensure Nutrition Drink Regular 6pk., High Protein or Calcium 6pk. $6.99
B3 G1 Free Ensure 6pk, Printable
-$3 Ensure Multipack, Printable
-$1 Ensure Product, SS 3/01

Clean & Clear $1 off with card
prices starting at $4.49
-$2 off any Clean & Clear product printable (must register) (makes it $1.49 ea)

Gerber Baby Food & Juice 25% off
-$1/4 Gerber 2nd Foods Purees, any 2-pack SS 1/04
-$1 off (1) Gerber Cereal with DHA canister or (2) boxes of Gerber Infant Cereal SS 1/04

Snyder’s Of Hanover Pretzels 2/$5
-$1 Snyders of Hanover Multigrain Snack, any 5 oz.+ SS 1/04
-.75/1 Snyders of Hanover Pretzel Sandwiches, 8 oz.+ SS 2/22

Kellogg’s Smart Start, or Kashi GoLean Crunch, Autumn Wheat, Heart to Heart Cereal or TLC Bars 6 ct. $3 ea
-.70/1 Kelloggs Cereal, any 10oz + RP 2/22
-$2 Kashi TLC Bars, printable (IE) or printable (FF)
(makes it $1 ea)
-$2 Kashi TLC Bars VocalPoint mailer (exp 2/28 use on Saturday evening only)

Sunsweet Apricots or Sunmaid Raisins $3
-$1/2 Sunsweet Products, any SS 11/09

Swanson Chunk Chicken $1.50 ea
-.50/2 Swanson White Premium Chunk Chicken Breast SS 2/08 (makes it $1 ea)

EAS or Zone Perfect Nutrition Bar, 4 Pk. Shake, or Zone Perfect Bars 5 pk. B1G1 50%
prices starting at $1.29

-$1 EAS product, any SS 3/01 (buy 2 bars, use 2 coupons makes both FREE)
-$1 Zone Perfect, 1 Single Bar or 1 Multi-count box SS 3/01

Hershey’s Miniatures, Reeses, Kisses, Nuggets, Cadbury, Mini Eggs or Spring assortment $3.99
-$2/2 Hersheys Kisses, Miniatures, Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Miniatures, etc. any 19.75 oz. SS 1/25
-$1 Hershey’s Bliss Chocolates or Reese’s Select Clusters 8.6oz+ bags $1 SS 3/01
-$1.50/3 Hershey, Bagged Candy printable & printable

Russell Stover Private Reserve 2/$5
B1G1 Russell Stover Private Reserve, Internationale, 3.95 to 4.95 oz. SS 11/09, 8/17

Mega-T Dietary Supplement Drink Mix 14 ct., Caplets 30 or 90 ct. B1G1
-$1 Mega T, Green Tea Gum, printable

GE Energy Smart Lightbulbs 1-2pk. 20% off
-$1.50/2 GE Energy Smart Compact Fluorescent Lighting Product SS 1/04
-$1 Energy Smart CFL light bulbs printable
-$1 Reveal or Edison Halogen light bulb printable

Bounce or Downy $3.99 ea
-.25/1 Bounce Dryer Sheets PG 2/08
-.25/1 Downy Dryer Sheets

PG 2/08
-25/1 Downy Fabric Softener PG 2/08
-$1 off Downy

Renuzit Adjustables .99¢ ea
-.55/3 Renuzit Adjustables SS 2/22

Get $3 off Bunny Basket ($5.99) WYB 3 bags of Hershey’s
Reeses, Hershey Kisses, Miniatures, Eggs or Cadbury Eggs 8-10 oz $2.00 ea
-$1.50/3 Hershey, Bagged Candy, printable & printable

My Grand Plan. This is my plan for CVS this week. I never pass up a week with a diaper sale. I plan to shop at CVS Saturday evening after 6pm and probably will do the final transaction Sunday evening. If you have no ECB and no coupons, check out transaction #2, this one is calling your name…

(1) Carnation Instant Breakfast $4.99
(1) PlaySkool Wipes $2.50
(1) Aveeno Shave Gel $4.99 (monthly deal)
-$1 off coupon
-$2 off Playskool Wipes printable
-$2 off Aveeno printable
Total Due: $7.48, use $6 ECB (left from previous week) and $1.48 cash
Get Back $6.99 ECB ($4.99, $2)

(3) PlaySkool Wipes $2.50
(2) Glucerna Cereal B1G1 50% off ($4.69 CVS.com price)
(1) CVS Vitamin D $2.99
-$4 off $20 coupon (not everyone will have this – you can try the $5 off $20 Rite Aid Coupon)
-$2 off Playskool Wipes printable
(2) -$5 off Glucerna Printable
-$2 off TLC Bars printable
Total Due: $1.49 cents
Get Back: $2.99 ECB

(1) Pampers Diapers $9.99
(2) Playskool Wipes
(2) Act Total Care
-$2 off PlaySkool printable
-$2 off Pampers
Total due: approx $12.73, pay with ECB from #1 and #2, and $2.75
Get Back: $5.99 ECB
(use another $4 off or $5 off 20 if you can)

Total Value Purchased: $49.21
Total Out of Pocket: $5.72
ECB remaining for next week: $5.99

    • Do you know if you’re able to use more than one playskool wipes coupon?

    • Jenny

      They probably won’t let you in the same transaction. I would also probably not try to back to back with the same cashier if you can help it. It just increases your chances of them stopping you.

    • Jennifer C.

      Jenny, do you remember which store had the carnation coupons?

    • Jenny

      I have seen it in Publix and Kroger recently.

    • Brooke

      I noticed from the scan that the Johnson Baby products (on sale for $3) are included in the get 5 EBCs wyb $20on baby products. There are several Johnson Baby Product Coupons that expire Sunday here: http://www.johnsonsbaby.com/special-offers-expanded.jsp

      I don’t have kids yet, so I don’t typically shop for baby products; however, I have a baby shower coming up soon and the price doesn’t sound too bad to me. I plan to buy 6 Johnson Baby Products and 1 Playskool wipe. After coupons and EBCs the total cost of my baby shower gift will only be $7.50.

    • Deanna

      Here’s a rebate for the Ensure, combine that with the $3 off coupon and it makes it a money maker!


    • tonya

      Can you shop on Sat. after 6 and these ads will be in effect? When do the sales start?


      I have a question. Is the scan of the ECB Deals different from the CVS Catalog each week? If so, where would I find this to have one myself? Thank you !!

    • Robyn

      I am a bit confused about transaction idea #2 – you listed to use the -$2 TLC bars coupon but didn’t list the Kashi bars in the transaction. Were you planning to purchase 1 box of them?

    • Melanie


      So we will be able to get the sale prices and ECB after 6 on Saturday?? Thanks!

    • Elizabeth

      Do you know if you can use more than one Lumene coupon in one transaction? Thanks!

    • Melissa

      I have a question about transaction #3 of your grand plan–do you have to spend $20 in participating products to get the $5 ECB (P&G products), or just $20? In your scenario it doesn’t look to me like you would qualify for the ECB–what am I missing? Thanks!

    • Jenny

      For deals that call for buying X dollars of items to get x ECB, you do not have to buy them in the same transaction. So I have split up the wipes into the other two transactions and as soon as I cross the $20 level the ECB will print on that transaction.

      If you shop at a non 24 hour store, they start running the new ad at 6pm. Check with the manager on duty they will know. Once you ask you will know from here on out if you get to be a lucky early shopper.

    • Deborah

      Jenny –

      I am not sure if the “baby deal” will work as it adds up to $19.99. You show to buy a small Gerber food item but Gerber is not part of the deal. Do you think they will count this as $20 or do we need to add another wipe or something? Thanks!

    • Brandi

      Do you know if the Fusion deal has been reset for March. I bought one last week and my receipt sai I had reached my limit, have hey reset it.

    • Brandi,

      It’s a weekly deal that has been refreshing each week. It looks like this is the last week for the deal.

      The Gillette shampoo was a February month-long deal, sometimes on sale, sometimes not.

    • WL

      I tried using one of the printable coupons for the Playskool wipes today (Saturday) and it would not work…they even tried entering it manually. It says on the coupon “offer valid only for intended recipient” which makes me think that the coupon will only work for the extra care card assigned to the coupon….anyone else had trouble with it?

    • Wendy

      I have had an ECB from my husband’s CVS card not work when I used it to buy something with my CVS card. I believe they have them keyed specifically to your personal card. So that may be what happened with your Playskool wipes too.

    • jenny

      For the free Charmin toilet paper, does the $5 value of the toilet paper count in the 20 or do you need to buy $5 more to get it free? I notice you said to use a coupon for it anyway. Also I have a $1 coupon for the Charmin in the pg coupon book, can i use that instead of a 25 cent coupon?

    • Jenny

      It does not count toward the $20, and please use any coupon you hae esp if it is more!!

    • jenny

      Thank you for getting back to me so quick. Now will the Charmin count toward 50 worth of items so I can use my 10/50 coupon?

    • Jenny

      Probably not, because there is no way to use your $10 off $50 before you scan your card and the price is going to come automatically.

    • Jeannie

      I got one of the Playschool Wipe Coupons in my personal e-mail from CVS and it still would not work for me. The cashier tried to push it through, and put it in as a CVS generic coupon and it still wouldn’t go through. I put the wipes back. I may try it again tomorrow. Also the Vitamin ECB didn’t print- I think because it is a monthly deal, it wouldn’t go-I will return it tomorrow and buy it again! All the other deals went through- It was nice to get Honey Bunches of Oats B1G1 (last week’s B1G1) because I got 2 catalina 1.50 off q’s this week and it helped me get up to $25 after I put the wipes back!

    • Holly

      Strike out at CVS tonight. They only had a 72 count playschool wipes, which cost over $3 and was not included in the sale. They didn’t even carry the one in the ad. I tried it anyway and the coupon wouldn’t scan and she wouldn’t put it in. Then my $4 off 20 coupon wouldn’t scan- so I had her put everything back. Bummer. Does the playschool coupon only work with the wipes pictured in it?

    • Brooke

      I went to CVS this morning and the Playskool Wipes coupon would scan (as expected). The cashier and the manager tied a few different things, but they couldn’t get it into the system. They must have gotten the system into a bad state, because then it wouldn’t scan my other coupons for the Johnson products. The ending total was $10.09, but they owed me $6.00 from the coupons that wouldn’t scan. The manager said pay $4.09 and they would fix it later. I felt kind of bad, because when I left the cashiers draw was $6.00 short, but I’m sure the manager will take care of it. I apologized, but they were super nice and said it wasn’t my fault and their system was bad.

    • Martha

      The playschool wipes coupon didn’t work for me, but I was able to get the pampers diapers for $11 and received $5 ECB, with a coupon that printed on the machine in the store. It was like getting them for $3 e.a. Great deal! Thanks

    • Coupon Mama

      Playskool wipes wouldn’t work for me either. Neither would my Neutrogena coupon…bad night at CVS!

    • Karen

      Glucerna Q not printing for me. Says campaign ended. ???? :(

    • ST

      My Playskool wipes coupon wouldn’t work either. The cashier and manager tried everything they could think of, but kept getting really weird error messages. Finally, the manager just did a price adjust and charged me .50 for the wipes. Then my Ensure coupon wouldn’t work. Then my ECB wouldn’t go through. I was there for a while, trying not to look at the long line forming behind me, but the cashier and manager were very patient and helpful.

    • Nicole

      I attempted to print the Lumene coupon, but the barcode was completely cut off both times I tried. Will they still accept it? By the way, I’m new to this and your input has been so wonderful! Thank you all for sharing. We SO appreciate the help!!

    • Thanks for doing such a wonderful job. I have used your site many, many times (actually every week!) I have started my own site and wanted to let you know that I added your site to my CVS post this week. Hope that’s ok. Thanks for a wonderful job. Keep it up!

    • Jeannie

      Save the Lumen ad as a picture in your computer and then print it. I had to do that too- it printed fine and scanned too.

    • Julie

      For the Carnation deal – can you get more than one if you do seperate transactions? Or is it tied to your CVS card and the system knows if you’ve already done the deal?

    • Jeannie

      It knows your card. At the bottom of your receipt it will show that you have maxed out on the deal (it will say limit met). Sometimes the company will add more opportunities to get a deal, but mostly on monthly deals.

    • Melissa

      Gah, I had an old bat cashier this morning. It’s not that coupons didn’t work, that happens, but her attitude. We were having trouble with the Lumene q’s…I should say I was having trouble – she just threw it aside and continued on like it didn’t matter or anything.

      Then she grabs up the ECB I had laid out to pay with and I said wait, don’t scan that yet. She scanned it anyway. I said, I didn’t want you to scan that yet. She asks “Why?”. I said if that coupon isn’t going to work then I need you to take the item off. “Take them off?!?” She said she could still take it off, but I told her I might have needed to use a different ECB, but now I can’t ever get that one back. Turned out I could have rolled one of my larger ECBs that are harder to use.

      As far as the Lumene q’s, I had 1 of the wipes and 1 of the little jars of something, both $2.99 each. The CVS side of the coupon scanned with no problem, took $4.00 off. But the Utla Web q wouldn’t scan at all. Nor would she try to enter it. She said it wouldn’t take because the q was $4 and the item was $2.99. I asked could she adjust the price of the coupon down, to $2.99? She said No, it won’t take it.

    • Brandi

      I went to 2 CVS last night and had great luck at both! I was able to get the Frre Carnation w’ECB’s to pay for it then turn around and get the $4.99 back for it. Then I also got the Free (3) Zone bars WYB1…along with 4 free bags of Gold Emblum nuts. (Had 2 printed out Qpons for $2 off GE Nuts, so I bought the small $ .79 bags of cashews!) I aso found 5 of the robes for $1.49 and needed a gallon of milk…so I used a 5 off $20 that printed when I walked into the store as well as all my other Qpons and ended up getting $98.76 for $7.98 ECB’s. Oh and I got another Fusion razor also. Can’t remember what else, but I had several bags full as well as the 5 robes!
      Now I’m down to just $4 in ECB’s…gota figure out a way to stock pile some more of those ECB’s.

    • crystal

      Does anyone know where to go to print any Puff’s tissue coupons? Thought since they were on sale for $0.97 a coupon would make it an exceptional deal.

    • Jenny

      There aren’t any printable coupons for puffs or for many P&G items Procter and Gamble hasn’t entered the digital age yet…

    • Vicki

      Do you know if CVS will let you stack a couple of Target coupons for the Bounty paper towels that they have on sale? Thanks!

    • Lisa

      What is a PG $120 rebate booklet?

    • Jenny

      It is a booklet that you could get if you did a special Procter and Gable rebate earlier this year. You had to spend $50 in Procter and Gamble products and you would get a special coupon booklet with high value coupons.

    • Ellie

      Jenny, I hope you can tell me if this is CVS policy or just another cashier not knowing what she’s talking about. I attempted to purchase three clearance items I had coupons for and was told CVS does not accept coupons on clearance items. Have you heard this before? Should I just try another store?

    • Jenny

      You CAN use coupons with any product they sell whether on clearance or not. They can still submit your coupon and get all the money back from the company, the product is not handled any differently or discounted by the manufacturer. It is just a person completely not knowing anything about coupons that would make that rule! Go in and educate them on coupon reimbursement…

    • Ellie

      Thank you. Those were exactly my initial thoughts. I couldn’t understand why they would care whether they got the $2 from me or from the manufacturer. Either way, they sell the product for the same price.

    • Brandi

      Register at Diabetes Control for Life – Free Management Plans, Support, and News and when you visit your profile page (after registering and making a plan) there is a link for a bricks coupon that reads:

      $10.00 off one (1) Glucerna Multipack of Shakes or two (2) Boxes of bars or cereal, 30 day rolling. Fine print says “Limit 1 coupon per transaction” and Limit 1 coupon per household.
      You have to put in your profile that you are overweight and trying to lose weight. I put my actual weight and I got no link, then I changed my profile and got the link.

    • Brandi

      Went to CVS today and used my Glucerna coupon for $10 off of shakes, bars or ceral, With their B1G1 1/2 off you can get 2 boxes of cereal for FREE or a good deal on 1 thing of shakes ($10.89, or I bought 2 boxes of bars for $4.89 and the second box was 1/2 off so it was a MM so I used it to get a few other things which all rang up no problem!