Monday, November 30, 2009


I started my first week with saving at CVS by purchasing a gift card...for myself. ;) By purchasing a $25 gift card I got a $5 one FREE!! Woohoo. Love free money!!

Soooo....CVS ended up taking more time out of my day then the HUGE Publix shopping trip. Hopefully it goes smoother from now on or it won't be happening.

I went in to get the spend $25 on Gillette products get $10 ebc and the .99 toothbrush for Lula. The gillete products I planned on getting werent there but I was able to get other ones that worked with my coupons. But I was still like a $1 short from being able to use the $5/30 coupon so I decided to get another toothbrush. (OOPS! Didnt work so well since the ECB offer was limited to 1 per household) Oh well...Lula will need another toothbrush eventually. :) Anyways..they ring me up and the ONLY ECB award I receive is the $2.00 for the one toothbrush and $2.59 towards the gillette deal. The manager and cashiers seemed to be lost and like they didnt want to deal with it but damn it!! I spent a LONG time researching all this and had 2 more shopping trips planned this week that depended on me earning those ECB's!! So they told me to call the 800 # which I did..

Long story short, I got my $10 ECB for the gillette deal and left with a very fussy baby and not so thrilled myself.

Breakdown of Trip #1

1 zooth toothbrush 2.99
1 Colgate Dora brush 2.99
1 gillette foamy sensitive skin shave foam 2.59
-$1.oo MWQ
2 Gillette Power Fusion gift sets 11.99 each
(2) -$4 MQ

- $5/30 CVS coupon

Total OOP $20.07 ( My initial plan was to spend somewhere around $15 OOP)
Saved $14.30

Earned $12 ECB

Math = $32.55 - $5/$30- $9 MQ - $12 ecb = $6.55

Not too awful bad I guess but hoping for better.


  1. you should try, they send you e-mails that you get points for clicking through them, they also have printable coupons, and lots of deals with online stores, and you can redeem the points for gift cards and various locations. I've so far redeemed them for a $25 i-tunes gift card and a $25 walgreens gift card!

  2. yeah, and a lot of places will send you exclusive coupons if you sign up on their websites like Walgreens and Walmart! Also Walmart has a whole section on their site for free samples of things (and free is always a good price!)