Monday, May 9, 2011

CVS Sunday: 5/9/11

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It was a wild ride this week! Thanks to Coupon Mom and her drugstore deals, and to Simply CVS. Please let me know if you spot any mistakes in coupon amounts or calculation errors. I'm pretty new at this, and my math skills are rusty.

Here's what I picked up (below). Most of the chocolate is in the freezer. And yes, I spent way too much OOP, but my husband loves his Excedrin so hopefully we'll see some savings in the coming months. ;-) Also, there should be two more peanut butter M&M's in the picture, but they seem to have disappeared. I have NO IDEA what happened to them. *gulp*

I'm having a bit of trouble deciding upon a standard method for calculation of savings. My natural inclination is to consider both ECB's surrendered and ECB's earned. However, it seems like lots of folks don't take ECB's surrendered into account when calculating their savings percentages. I want to be sure to use the most standard and accepted method of calculation among those of us who do this, so I'll watch and learn for a while before settling on a standard method to use going forward.

CVS Drugstore 5-8-11 Cpn. Value  Qty. 
04-03 S  Scrubbing Bubbles Fantastik 22-32 oz, - $4 Extra Bucks Reward when you buy 4 + 4 newspaper cpns - Household products promo item, spend $12 get $4 Extra Bucks Reward  $0.75 2
04-03 S  Ziploc sandwich bags 100ct, - $4 Extra Bucks Reward when you buy 4 + 2 newspaper cpns--Household products promo item, spend $12 get $4 Extra Bucks Reward  $1.25 2
04-17 S2  Lysol Disinfecting Wipes 28-35ct  $1.00 2
04-17 S2  Excedrin 100ct - spend $15 get $7 Extra Bucks Rewards  -Limit 2 rewards $1.50 4
05-01 S1  Nestle Bar Singles 1.28-2.1 oz, - buy 2 get 1 free and newspaper cpn B1G1F B1G1F 6
05-01 S2  Xtra Laundry Detergent 28 loads--limit 5 $1.00 4
05-01 S2  Hersheys Singles 1.3-2 oz, buy 2 get 1 free and newspaper cpn B1G1F B1G1F 12
05-01 PG  Aussie or Clairol Herbal Essences Shampoo or Conditioner 10.1-13. 5oz or Styler 6-14 oz - $2 Extra Bucks Reward on 2--limit 1 reward  $0.50 2
05-01 PE  Sobe 20oz, B1G1F--cpn is for 5 $1.50/5 5
05-08 S  Carefree Body Shape Pantiliners 20-22ct--charity!!!  $1.00 5
05-08 S  Revlon Cosmetics (excludes clearance items) $7 Extra Bucks Reward when you buy 2 + 2 newspaper cpns + $3 off $10 CVS cpn printing this week from Coupon Center $2.00 1

Dallas Morning News $1.00 1
03-27 RP M&M Peanut Butter B2G1F & CRT .25/2 3

Today I saved:

OOP (Used gift card with 20% savings not included in calculations - Spent $100 got $20 extra)

Gross Price

ECB's surrendered

ECB's earned

Savings % Including ECB's surrendered

Savings % Including ECB's surrendered and earned

Monday, May 2, 2011

All You Magazine 2-Year Subscription for $25, with $9 to help tornado victims!

Help Southern Savers help you and the Alabama tornado victims at The West Alabama Food Bank with your $25 purchase of a two year subscription to All You Magazine by clicking HERE. With your order, a whopping NINE dollars will go to feed the hungry! I'm literally kicking myself, having just spent $35 at Amazon last week for a two-year subscription to All You Magazine, with no proceeds going to The West Alabama Food Bank.

I'm sure most of you have heard of All You Magazine by now. Every issue includes around $50-$100 in coupons. I've seen "AY" referred to in a steadily increasing number of weekly coupon matchups, including those done by the ever-popular Southern Savers and Coupon Mom.

Here's how to do it!

1. Visit Southern Savers at Fundraising Online by clicking HERE.

2. Click "Support Us".
3. Type "All You" into the white search field and click on "SEARCH".

4. Click on "ALL YOU"
5. It should default to "30 for $25.00" and "New Subscription". In any case, click what is appropriate for you and then "ADD TO CART". Follow through to confirm your purchase.

Enjoy your All You Magazines, the fantastic coupons within, and bask in the glow of contentment in knowing you did a good thing!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

$1.00 Off Next Sunday's Paper Coupon (5/8/11): The Dallas Morning News

I was happily surprised to stumble upon coupon for $1.00 of Next Sunday's Paper coupon for The Dallas Morning News in the Sports section of today's (5/01/11) Sunday Dallas Morning News.

Please note that coupons are redeemable at participating locations only, wherever they may be. Also, one coupon per transaction is clearly specified, so keep that in mind when making your purchase(s).

CVS Sunday: 5/01/11

I love CVS! Here's how my shopping went today...

Firstly, I admit to being a tad bummed that my CVS store was out of the Bic Soleil Shimmers ($6.99 - 3 ECB's - $3.00 coupon = $0.99), and Ivory soap 3-packs ($0.99 - $1.00 coupon = FREE, and I have 7 coupons!). The helpful fellow who rang me up thanked me for being so organized, and asked if I might check back on Wednesday to see if the items had been re-stocked, and if not they could issue a rain check at that point. In the spirit of promoting good couponer-merchant relations I cheerfully agreed, although it wasn't the best "business" decision. Always a good thing to have a rain check on hand, even if the item turns up "in stock" during the sale period, as CVS rain checks never expire. But I digress...

The 25% off your entire transaction coupon didn't amount to more than a buck and a quarter since it apparently only applied to non-sale items. Same with the 10% off your entire beauty purchase coupon. I didn't use the latter because they couldn't be used on the same transaction. Plus, it also applied only to non-sale items, and I almost never buy them.

Many thanks to Simply CVS and Coupon Mom for your great lists and matchups. Here's what I came up with this week. Best of luck to you, and happy CVSing!

Cpn Date  Item  Cpn. Value  ECBs Qty.  Sale Price  Final Price  Total Cost
04-10 RP  All Laundry Detergent, made sure to get the bottles with 38 loads (6 bonus loads) $1.00 $1.00 2 $4.99 $2.99 $5.98
05-01 PG  Charmin Basic 12ct Bathroom Tissue $0.25 $1.00 1 $4.99 $3.74 $3.74
No clue Charmin Freshmates Tub (free w/ purchase of Charmin bath tissue) $4.99

$4.99 FREE  0
05-01 S2 Colgate MaxClean MaxFresh Toothpaste 6 oz $0.75 $2.77 1 $2.77 FREE  ($1.50)
05-01 PG  Cover Girl Lipstick, buy one get one 50% off (Est price from  $2.50
2 $6.00 $4.75 $9.50
05-01 PG  Dawn Dish Soap 9.5 oz $0.25
5 $0.99 $0.74 $3.70
05-01 RP  Dry Idea Deodorant 2-4 oz 2.99 BOGO $1.00 2 $2.99 $0.49 $1.00
05-01 PG  Pantene Pro V Shampoo & Pantene Pro V Conditioner (got bottles with 20% extra) $3.00/2 $1.00 2 $2.99 $0.50 $1.00
05-01 PG  Tampax Pearl Tampons 54ct $2.00 $2.00 1 $7.99 $3.99 $3.99
Raincheck Airwick Freshmates Kits $4.00 $10/4 4 $6.00 FREE  ($2.00)
Raincheck Stove Top Stuffing $0.50
2 $0.88 0.38 $0.76


Surrendered ECB's

OOP $39.06

Earned ECB's


Surrendered ECB's


Total saved on receipt

Total plus ECB's
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