Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Couponing at the CVS

This week the better deals seem to be at the CVS for my coupons so last night, after an afternoon of browsing their prices and figuring out a plan of action, I went down there and started my shop!

I spent 20 minutes in the store, knew exactly the items I wanted, had my coupons in order and made a total of 4 transactions.

I first picked up a bottle of Crest Pro Health Mouthwash in the 1 liter bottle. This is usually $7.50 but is on sale for $4.50 right now, plus I had a $2.00 off coupon. I paid $2.50 out of pocket for this and the store gave me $2.50 back in extrabucks so it was like getting it for free except the 15 cents tax.

I then did a second transaction for another bottle of crest (you're allowed a total of 2) and paid the $4.50 by giving them a $2.00 coupon and the $2.50 extrabucks. They then gave me $2.50 extrabucks back.

So, so far, I have 2 bottles of mouthwash (big 1ltr bottles) and spent $2.65 but also have a $2.50 extrabucks coupon ready to spend on my next item.

My third transaction was for a Pulsar toothbrush. These retail at 6.89 but are on sale for $6.00. I paid for it with the $2.50 extrabucks and a $3.00 pulsar coupon and 50 cents out of pocket. The store then gave me a $3.00 extrabucks coupon back.

My fourth transaction was for a second Pulsar toothbrush (you're allowed a maximum of 2 on this offer) and paid the $6.00 with the $3 extrabucks and the $3 coupon and no out of pocket expense!

I also purchased a pack of condoms, which retail for $25 give or take a few pennies, which I got for FREE with a "up to $39.99" manufacturers coupon that their company sent me in the mail.

SO! To recap, I purchased:

2 liters of mouthwash
2 pulsar toothbrushes
36 condoms

Total: $52.26
Total I paid: $3.15

I also still have a $3.00 extrabucks coupon left to spend, so it is like I only actually spend FIFTEEN CENTS.

With steals like that, I do wonder why more people don't use coupons!



~Shari said...

Wow! That is some amazing savings!

You go girl!

Go Bronson! said...

Thanks! It is really easy if you want to give it a whirl your way ...do you have a CVS or Rite Aid or anything? It is like a game for me every week :D

My son turned up as I was putting the condoms on the table and his friend was like "what's that" and im like URGH! And had to explain to them haha...I promote safe sex and my son knew what it was and told his friend. The clerk at the counter was amazed at my coupon and wanted to know where I got it - I educated a few people yesterday :D