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My CVS Trip – Only paid $3.15 OOP – You can copy part or all of it on Saturday

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I managed to get out of the house for a bit to take advantage of all the even money deals CVS had to offer this week! All the items I bought gave me equal value of Extra Bucks in return.  I had some Extra Bucks to start out with so I did batches of about $8 each so I could continue to roll the new Extra Bucks over and over.

You can do this same transaction too! But this sale ends on Saturday the 26th, so hurry! If you don’t have any Extra Bucks to start with, you might want to do the optional transaction that I came up with below.

Here’s the scenario I did:

Transaction #1
Breath Right Strips, sale price $5.99 (got $5.99 EB)
2 York Peppermint Patties, sale price 99¢ each, so $1.98 (got $1.98 EB)
Total: $7.97 plus 40¢ tax
I used $7 EB earned last week, paid $1.37

Transaction #2
Pepto Bismol, sale price $2.99 (got $2.99 EB)
Cepacol, sale price $4.99 (got $4.99 EB)
Total $7.98 plus 40¢ tax
I used $7.97 EB earned in Transaction #1, paid 41¢

Transaction #3
Advil PM, sale price 99¢ (got 99¢ EB)
Advil, sale price $2.99 (got $2.99 EB)
Carmex, sale price $1 (got $1 EB)
4 Mars brand candy bars, sale price 75¢ each, so $3 (got $3 EB)
Total $7.98 plus 40¢ tax
I used $7.98 EB earned in Transaction #2, paid 40¢

Transaction #4
CVS AA batteries, sale price $3.65 (got $3.65 EB)
Colgate toothpaste, sale price $2.87 (got $2.87 EB)
Softlips lip balm, sale price $2 (got $2 EB)
Total $8.52 plus 43¢ tax
I used $7.98 EB earned in Transaction #3, paid 97¢

The pre sale price for all this stuff was $41.69. The sale price was $32.45.  Thanks to smart EB rollovers, I paid just $3.15 including tax!!!

And I have $8.52 EB left for next time!  Woo hoo!

If you want to give it a shot, but don’t want to spend $8 out of pocket for Transaction #1 (assuming you don’t have EBs to pay it down), you could try this cheaper scenario I came up with that only takes $4 out of pocket (still use previous EBs if you have them!).

Transaction #1
Colgate toothpaste, sale price $2.87 (get $2.87 EB)
Total $2.87 plus 14¢ tax
Pay $3.01

Transaction #2
2 York Peppermint Patties (there are also two other choices), sale price 99¢ each, so $1.98 (get $1.98 EB)
Carmex, sale price $1 (get $1 EB)
Total $2.98 plus 15¢ tax
Use $2.87 EB earned in Transaction #1, pay 26¢

Transaction #3
Advil, sale price $2.99 (get $2.99 EB)
Total $2.99 plus 15¢ tax
Use $2.98 EB earned in Transaction #2, pay 27¢

Transaction #4
Pepto Bismol, sale price $2.99 (get $2.99 EB)
Total $2.99 plus 15¢ tax
Use $2.99 EB earned in Transaction #3, pay 15¢

Transaction #5
Softlips lip balm, sale price $2 (get $2 EB)
Advil PM, sale price 99¢ (get 99¢ EB)
Total $2.99 plus 15¢ tax
Use $2.99 EB earned in Transaction #4, pay 15¢

Transaction #6
4 Mars brand candy bars, sale price 75¢ each, so $3 (get $3 EB)
Total $3 plus 15¢ tax
Use $2.99 EB earned in Transaction #5, pay 16¢

Your total OOP is only $4 including tax! And you will still have $3 left over for next time!  If you want batteries, you could go ahead and use this $3 toward that. Or save it for another day!

Just be sure you buy the correct products or you won’t get your Extra Bucks! Grab the flyer in the store and look at the store tags. You don’t have to get the exact items I got. Shop smart! You can do it!

 

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