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
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!