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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RMN = Retail Me Not
  • 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 just got home from CVS and wanted to share the deals that we grabbed.  First I did things a tad differently as folks have had issues with CVS lately and I wanted to try to push my luck as hard as I could and test the system.  So… I did everything in two transactions and spent more out of pocket than normal.

See all the deals and make your own shopping list..

Everything went through for me without any issues.  Every coupon I planned to use (plus a few I didn’t expect to work). Watch the video to find out what I mean:

Here’s what we did:

Transaction #1

(1) Chili’s Gift Card – $25
(1) Panera Bread Gift Card – $25
Total Due: $50
Got Back: $10 ECB

Note: You can’t pay for gift cards with ExtraCare bucks, so do this one first and use the rewards you get to help pay for other deals!

Transaction #2

(2) Head & Shoulder’s Hair Care, 2 for $12
(2) Herbal Essences Bio:Renew Hair Care, $2 for $12
(3) Crest Pro Health or 3D White Toothpaste, $3.99 ea.
(2) Neutrogena Lip Color Sticks, $10.29 ea.
(2) Gillette Venus Razors, $8.99 ea.
(1) Cottonelle Bath Tissue, 18 dbl rolls, $9.99
(1) Scott Paper Towels, 12 mega rolls, $9.99
Subtotal: $94.51
-$4 off $18 Shampoo or Conditioner, CVS Coupon
-$3 off $12 Herbal Essences Hair Care, CVS Coupon
-$3 off Head & Shoulders, CVS coupon
-$2.50 off Head & Shoulders, CVS coupon
-$4 off $15 in Cosmetics, CVS Coupon
-$2 off $12 in Cosmetics, CVS Coupon
-$2 off $12 in Cosmetics, CVS Coupon
-$3 off $15 in Venus Razors, CVS Coupon
-$2/2 Toothpastes, CVS Coupon
(2) -$2 off Crest toothpaste 3 oz+, PG 11/25
-$2 off Crest Toothpaste CVS eCoupon
-$5/2 Head & Shoulders products 315 ml/10.6 oz+, PG 11/25
-$5/2 Herbal Essences bio:renew PG 11/25
-$2 off Neutrogena product, SS 11/18
(2) -$2 off Venus razor, PG 11/25
-$10 ECB (from gift cards)
-$15 ECB (from previous trip)
Total Due: $26.01
Got Back:
Submit For:
-$1/2 Herbal Essences Bio:Renew Shampoo, 13.5 oz, Ibotta App mobile app
(2) -$2 off Neutrogena Lip/Eye Makeup Products, Ibotta App mobile app
Got Back: $28 ECB

Makes it $21.01 for everything or like it’s free after rewards back!

Note: I forgot completely to cut the 50¢ coupons for the paper goods.  So it should be $1 less, but it’s not worth going all the home for and not shopping (I live 30 minutes from CVS).