Everybody at CVS (I’m an employee) probably thinks I’m a lunatic – including the people I work with. They see me walk in the store with my handfuls of coupons and pretty much run the other way. I try really hard not to be “that customer” when I shop at CVS on days I’m not in my uniform because I know what it’s like to have to ring out “that customer”… but when you have as many coupons as I do, it’s hard not to be. Especially when my receipt starts printing out and I get that crazed look in my eye because I’m seeing dollar signs instead of Extra Care Bucks.
My CVS Shopping Plan (week of 9/25/11):
- Physician’s Formula makeup – Get $7ECB* wyb* $10 ($1/1MC*)
- Select Colgate Products – Spend $10 get $5ECB (two $1/1MCs)
- (1) Schick Quattro cartridges – $8.99 + $4ECB ($4/1MC)
- (2) Softsoap hand soap – 2/$6 + $4ECB ($1/2MC)
- (2) Excedrin PM 8ct. – $0.99/each + $0.99/each
- Revlon makeup – Get $5ECB wyb $15 ($5/2 CVS coupon*)
- (2) Pantene shampoo/styling products- 2/$6.97 + $1ECB ($3/2MC)
My original total was $60.71. I used one $10/50 CVS Coupon. I saved $6.32 with my employee discount. RI State Tax came to $2.46. I used $27.49 in Extra Bucks from previous purchases.
Final Total = $3.50 + $28ECB!!!
*ECB = Extra Care Bucks (see here for more details). WYB = “when you buy”. MC = Manufacturer coupon (found in your local Sunday paper and weekly Redplum flyers). CVS coupon = They print out on your receipt after you buy something, or you can print different ones from the Instant Coupon Printer located in all stores. Printed MCs = You can print coupons from sites like Coupons.com and CouponNetwork.com from your home.