Sunday, April 18, 2010


There is an advantage to getting the Early Sunday paper on Saturday! The Early Sunday paper had a $1/1 Ban solid deodorant coupon!! So I went to Walgreens and scored 3 more Ban deodorants and Schick shaving cream all for $.46!!

*I used the in ad Walgreens coupon making each deodorant $.99
*I used 2 Internet printable $.75/1 Ban deodorant coupons
*I used $1/1 Ban solid deodorant coupon
Plus I used my $3 Register rewards from my last Sunday purchase making all of this $.46! :)

Today I went shopping at Walgreens again and I got:
*Oscar Mayer ready serve bacon on sale for 2/$4 (used 2- $.75 coupons) = $2.50
*Kotex U pads $3.49 get $2.50 in Register rewards. (used $1/1 coupon) = $2.49
*Nature Valley snack bars used the in ad coupon making it $1.99 (used $.40/1 coupon)= $1.59
*Pull ups $8.99 (used a $2/1 coupon in the April Walgreens book and a $2/1 manu coupon)= $4.99
*Houston Chronicle $2
*3 reusable Walgreens bags with in ad coupon making them 3/$1

Total with tax :$15.27

I was kind of bummed about my shopping trip. I only took $20 to shop at Walgreens and CVS which only left me with $4.73! So off I went to CVS!

At CVS the first thing I do is scan my CVS card at the coupon machine. You can scan it a total of 2 times per day I do believe. At least that's how many times I got to scan it today. It did not spit out any coupons that I wished to use today, but they don't expire until the 25th.

At CVS I got:

*2 boxes of strawberry nutrigrain bars on sale $2/5 (used a $1/2 coupon) = $4
*Oak farm milk on sale for $2.99 - when you buy a gallon of milk and 2 kellogs products you get $3 in ECBs (I used a $1/1 coupon for the milk)
*Colgate Total $2.99 (used a $1/1 coupon in All You mag) = $1.99 (Got $2 ECBs)
*Schick shave gel $2.79 (Got $1.80 in ECBs)
*4 cans of bumblebee tuna on sale for $.49 = $1.96
*1 CVS Green tag $.99 (got .99 in ECBs)

Before coupons my total would have been $16.72 plus taxes. I gave them my $3 in coupons and I gave them $12.99 in previous ECB's (from last Sunday) I had one more ECB worth $1 but I would have lost $.20, so I just paid them....

OOP total: $.80 AND I GOT... $7.79 in ECB's this trip to use on my next purchase! :) The cashier said "Wow, you're good at this, I guess you know you have all of this coming to you (talking about the ECB's)". It was nice to actually have a cashier be excited about the deals I get! All of my annoyance from the Walgreens trip faded away, I was super happy with this CVS trip.


  1. Glad to finally be able to see what deals you got today. ;)

  2. I wish I could get deals like this! I just don't understand the whole walgreens cvs shopping process?

  3. Crystal- Just look at the ads, and pair the sales with coupons. It would be better if you can pair the sales with coupons with either Register Rewards for walgreens or Extra Care bucks for CVS. If you get those deals they'll give you their cash (RR's or ECB's) to spend on your next shopping trip. When you have RR's or ECB's to spend then save it until the next shopping trip (after the new ad comes out) and do the same thing (get the ECB or RR deals) and basically you'll be paying almost nothing out of pocket. Hope this helps some. If you have any more questions just ask.