Scenario Sunday: CVS deals for the week of 4/5

If you are just learning how to shop at CVS, start here for some helpful tips.

The coupon match-ups for the weekly deals are here.

The following are scenarios for people who are “new” to shopping at CVS or who have very few ECBs to start with: (these are just ideas….you do not have to follow this exact order and you can skip some items if you do not need them or don’t have the coupons that match up with them)

Get $15.23 in merchandise for $3.48 OOP, $3.49 ECBs left to spend

Transaction #1:
Buy 1 Colgate MaxWhite or MaxFresh – $2.99
Buy 1 Excedrin – $1.99

Use $1 Colgate manufacturer’s coupon
Use $2 Excedrin printable

Spend $1.99, get $2 ECB

Transaction #2: (this will work on Sunday/Monday ONLY)
Buy 1 bamboo basket – $1.99
Buy 1 Easter grass – $.79
Buy 1 Excedrin – $1.99

Use $2 Colgate ECB
Use $2 Excedrin printable

Spend $.78 OOP, get $2.78 in ECBs back

(since this is limit 2, you could repeat this step again)

Transaction #3:
Buy Skintimate shave gel – $3.49
Buy Excedrin – $1.99

Use $2.78 in ECBs from Easter items
Use $2 Excedrin printable

Spend $.71, get $3.49 ECB

My Scenarios for the week: $52 in merchandise for $0 OOP
Buy 2 Easter baskets – $1.99/each
Buy 2 bags Easter grass – $.79/each
Buy Colgate MaxFresh – $2.99
Buy Skintimate shave gel – $3.49
Buy 4 Excedrin – $1.99
Buy 2 Jumbo packs Huggies diapers – $10/each
Buy 2 Johnsons shampoos – 2/$6
Buy 3 bags Hershey’s candy – 2/$4

Use $1 Colgate manufacturer’s coupon
Use 4 $2 Excedrin printables
Use 2 $3 Huggies printables (these are no longer available)
Use $2/2 Johnsons printable
Use $1.50/3 Hershey’s printable

Total before coupons = $52
Total after coupons = $33.50

Spend $33.50 (pay w/ ECBs), earn $21.05 ECBs (Yes, I’m losing some ECBs, but I’m getting things that we need and I haven’t been shopping at CVS as much lately, so I’ve had a hard time ‘Rolling’ all of my ECBs)

**If you do buy Huggies, don’t forget that you can submit your receipts to Caregivers Marketplace for a .75 rebate per jumbo pack!