CVS deals for the week of 4/10

If you are new to shopping at CVS and would like some tips, check out this article here and here.

If you need coupons for your “deals” I recommend My Coupon Hunter!

Tag your reusable bag: Buy a Greenbag tag for $.99 at the register, get $1 ECB every 4th visit– limit 1 use per day, per household

If you haven’t already, register your CVS Extra Care card here and you should receive a $4 off a $20 purchase coupon in your e-mail. This also registers you to receive other e-mail coupons!


Spend $20 on participating Lysol or Air Wick items, get a $10 ECB
-Air Wick Ultra or Lysol Neutra Air – $6
$4/1 Air Wick Ultra starter kit printable
-Air Wick refills – $5
-Finish – $3
$1/1 Finish dishwasher detergent printable
-Lysol spray – $4
$1/1 Lysol printable
-Lysol household cleaners – 2/$5
$1/1 Lysol printable


Buy 4 Air Wick Ultra starter kits – $6/each

Use 4 $4/1 coupons

Spend $8 OOP, get a $10 ECB
Final Price = $2 moneymaker after coupons/ECBs

Buy Russell Stover single egg – $.74, get a $.74 ECB (limit 1 per household)
Final Price = FREE after ECBs
*PLEASE NOTE: This sale is Sunday-Tuesday only

Buy Super Miracle Bubbles – $1.99, get a $1.99 ECB (limit 1 per household)
Final Price = FREE after ECBs
*PLEASE NOTE: This sale is Sunday-Tuesday only

ECB DEALS: Here are the best deals I see this week

Buy Coke 2 liter, Fuze, Honest Tea, Smartwater, or Vitaminwater – 3/$4, get a $1 ECB (limit 1 per household)
$.50/1 Honest Tea printable
$1/2 Fuze – 4-10 SS
Final Price = 3/$1.50 after coupons/ECBs ($.50 each)

Buy Dove body wash – 2/$12, get a $4 ECB (limit 1 per household)
$1/1 Dove Men +Care body wash – 3-27 RP
$1/1 Dove body wash printable
Final Price = 2/$6 after coupons/ECBs ($3 each)

Spend $10 on Maybelline cosmetics, get a $3 ECB (limit 1 per household)
$1/1 Maybelline New York mascara – 3-7 RP
$2/1 Maybelline lipcolor printable
$1.50/1 Maybelline New York Eye Studio printable

Buy 2 Maybellina New York mascara – $5.29/each

Use 2 $1/1 mascara coupons

Spend $8.58 OOP, get a $3 ECB
Final Price = $5.58 after coupons/ECBs ($2.79/each)

Buy Special K cereal or bars – 3/$10, get a $4 ECB (limit 1 per household)
$1/2 Special K cereals – 3-7 RP
$.75/1 Special K bars – 2-6 RP
$1/1 Special K chocolate caramel protein bars printable
$3/5 Special K products printable
$1/2 Special K products printable
$2/3 Special K products printable

Final Price = as low as 3/$4 after coupons/ECBs ($1.33/each)

The following scenarios are for those who have few, if any ECBs to start with: this is a really slow week in my opinion, so there aren’t a lot of low OOP options

Buy Super Miracle bubbles – $1.99
Buy Russell Stover egg – $.74

Spend $2.73 OOP, get a $.74 ECB and a $1.99 ECB

MY PLAN: I am starting with a $10 ECB – $25.99 in merchandise for $0 OOP!

Buy 1 Miracle Bubbles – $1.99
Buy 4 Air Wick Ultra starter kits – $6/each

Use 4 $4/1 coupons
Use $10 ECB (adjusted to $9.99)

Spend $0 OOP, get a $10 ECB and a $1.99 ECB

Frequently asked questions:

Do you really do multiple transactions at your stores?

In the past, I usually had $20-30 ECB on hand, so I didn’t have to break up my transactions as much as I did when I first started, but now that I am starting over, yes, I am doing multiple transactions. If you are doing multiple transactions, I recommend that you let the cashier know up front that is what you are planning to do. If there are several people in line, let them go in between your transactions. This gives you time to clip your ECBs and get prepared for your next transaction.

My store was out of all the freebie items first thing this morning. Can I get a raincheck?

This all depends on your store. I have contacted corporate about this before because some stores in my area give rainchecks and others won’t. According to corporate, this is up to the individual stores.

I bought the wrong item or I bought the RIGHT item and my ECB didn’t print. What can I do?

If you bought the right item, show the store clerk your ad and your receipt. They should be able to manually print your ECB at the store. If they don’t know how, you can call customer service and they can add one to your account that will print within 48 hours (you have to wait 48 hours from your purchase time to do this so they can “see” your transaction in their computer).

If you bought the wrong item and didn’t receive ECBs, you can do a return and purchase the correct item. If you paid using ECBs, they will have to give you money on a gift card.

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Walgreens deals for the week of 4/10

If you are new to shopping at Walgreens, make sure you check out my tips for shopping at Walgreens here.  If you need coupons for the deals this week, check out My Coupon Hunter!


Buy Carefree pantiliners (20-22 ct) – $.99, get a $1 RR
$.50/1 Carefree – 3-27 RP
Final Price = $.51 moneymaker after coupon/RRs

Buy Luster White 7 toothpaste – $4.99, get a $4 RR
$1.50/1 Luster White 7 – 4-3 SS
Final Price = $.51 moneymaker after coupon/RRs

Snickers eggs – $.29/each
$1/2 Mars Easter products printable
$1/2 Mars Easter products – 3-20 RP, 4-10 RP
Final Price = 3 for free after coupon (please note: the coupon WILL beep because you are spending less than the amount, so the cashier will need to adjust the coupon down to $.89 or you can get 4 for $.16 after coupons)

RR DEALS: these are the best RR deals I see this week

Buy 2 Biore Cleanser, Pore Strips (6-14 ct), or Scrub – $5.99, get a $5 RR
Buy One Biore Cleanser, Get 1 Biore Pore Strip FREE – 3-6 SS
Final Price = $.99 after coupon/RR (.50/each)

NOTE: There was also a $2 Biore coupon from a recent Facebook promotion. If you have this coupon, it will be a $1.01 moneymaker for you.

Buy Claritin Allergy relief (30 ct) – $19.99, get a $4 RR
$5/1 Claritin printable
$5/1 Claritin – 3-27 SS
Final Price = $10.99 after coupon/RR

Buy 2 Crest Whitening Expressions toothpaste, Whitening Plus Scope toothpaste, or Oral B Indicator toothbrush – 2/$7, get a $1 RR
$1/1 Crest toothpaste – 4-3 PG
$2/2 Oral B Indicator toothbrush
Final Price = 2/$4 after coupons/RR ($2 each)

Buy Dove bar soap (6 ct), body wash, lotion, or clinical antiperspirant/deodorant – 2/$12, get a $4 RR
$1/1 Dove deodorant – 3-27 RP
$1/1 Dove beauty bar – 3-27 RP
Final Price = 2/$6 after coupons/RR ($3 each)

Buy Garnier Nutrisse or Herbashine – 2/$14, get a $4 RR
$3/1 Garnier Herbashine printable
$2/1 Garnier Herbashine – 3-6 RP
Final Price = 2/$4 after coupons/RR ($2 each)

Buy 2 got2b styling products – 2/$10, get a $5 RR
$2/1 got2b styling product – April 2011 All You Magazine
Final Price = 2/$1 after coupons/RR (if you have 2 coupons) or 2/$3 after coupons/RR (if you have 1 coupon)

Buy 2 Pampers jumbo pack diapers – 2/$18, get a $3 RR
$1.50/1 Pampers diapers/pants – 4-3 PG
$2/1 Pampers diapers/pants – P&G Everyday Savings booklet
$2/1 Pampers diapers – Walgreens Infant Care booklet (details are here)

Buy 2 Pampers jumbo packs – $18
Use $2/1 Pampers coupon
Use $1.50/1 Pampers coupon
Use $2 Walgreens Infant Care coupon (-$4)

Final Price = 2/$7.50 after coupons/RR ($3.75 each!)

*Arizona tea – 2/$1 (w/ in ad coupon)
*Betty Crocker cornbread & muffin mix – $.29 w/ in ad coupon
*Big Roll toilet paper – 2/$1 (w/ in ad coupon)
*Deerfield Farms baking soda – 2/$1 (w/ in ad coupon)
*Easter grass – 3/$1 (w/ in ad coupon)
*Easter pencils – 8/$1 (w/ in ad coupon)
*Fun ‘n Fill Easter Eggs – $.69 (w/ in ad coupon)
*Hot wheels cars (Buy One at $1.29, get One Free = $.65/each)
*Kraft macaroni & cheese – $.69 (w/ in ad coupon)
*Morton iodized salt – 2/$1 (w/ in ad coupon)
*Novelty Easter candy (jelly beans or Peeps) – 2/$1 (w/ in ad coupon)
*Russell Stover, Palmer, Nestle, LifeSavers, Maxim, or Topps Easter candy – $.39 (w/ in ad coupon)
*Royal Gelatin – 5/$1 (w/ in ad coupon)
*Tuf paper towels – 2/$1 (w/ in ad coupon)


All laundry detergent – BOGO free (PSA $6.99)
$1/1 All laundry detergent – 4-10 RP
Final Price = 2/$4.99 after coupons & BOGO free promotion ($2.50 each)

Heinz vinegar – $.99 (w/ in ad coupon)
$.50/1 Heinz vinegar printable
Final Price = $.49 after coupon

Quaker Chewy granola bars – $1.99
$.75/2 Quaker chewy granola bars – 3-13 RP
Final Price = $1.62 each

The following scenarios are for people who have few, if any RRs to start with: $6.16 OOP for $32.14 in merchandise, $1 RR left to spend

Buy Luster toothpaste – $4.99

Use $1.50/1 Luster coupon

Spend $3.49 OOP, get a $4 RR

Buy 1 Biore cleanser – $5.99
Buy 1 Biore Pore strip – $5.99

Use BOGO free Biore coupon
Use $4 RR

Spend $1.99 OOP, get a $5 RR

Buy 1 Carefree liner – $.99
Buy 2 All – $6.99 BOGO free
Buy 1 Royal gelatin – $.20 w/ in ad coupon

Use $.50 Carefree coupon
Use 2 $1 All coupons
Use $5 Biore RR

Spend $.68 OOP, get a $1 RR

FAQS: (Check out Walgreens new coupon policy here!)

Do you do multiple transactions at one store on one visit?
It just depends. Several stores in my area have gone to a “one RR per item per day” rule, which means I can’t do more than one transaction where I’m earning RR for the same product at the same store. Some of the stores in my area also will not let you use the RR you earn from one transaction on another transaction in that same visit.  I’m fortunate to have several stores within a few minutes of my house, so I usually try to break up transactions at different stores and on different days to stay in the good graces of my stores.

What is Walgreens policy on using BOGO free coupons with a BOGO free offer, adjusting down coupons, etc.?
The new coupon policy does not really using a BOGO free coupon with a BOGO free promotion, but it does say you can use up to two coupons as long as the total doesn’t go below zero, so, you SHOULD be able to do this!!

Walgreens coupon policy is now to adjust the value of coupons down – YAY!!

Some helpful tips:
*At Walgreens, you can use ONE manufacturer’s coupon and ONE store coupon per item (always give the store coupon last to avoid problems)

*At Walgreens, you cannot do a promotion more than once in a transaction and earn Register Rewards. (for example, if you buy 2 Speedstick, you will only earn a RR for one)

*You also typically cannot use the Register Rewards earned from a promotion on the same promotion and earn Register Rewards again. For example, if you buy the Speedstick and use the RR from that to buy more, the RR will not print

*Register Rewards are considered to be “manufacturer’s coupons” and you can only use one manufacturer’s coupon per item. You will have to add “filler” items if you are using a manufacturer’s coupon and a RR. The in ad coupons often have good, inexpensive filler items. (check out the weekly match-ups for ideas)

*If you are using more than one RR in a transaction, always give the RR with the highest value FIRST. Sometimes strange things happen with coupons and taxes and even if you think you have planned out your scenario very well, you will end up with more overage than you planned for.

*If you are buying items that would result in a “free” item or “overage” when combining a store coupon and a manufacturer’s coupon, give the manufacturer’s coupon FIRST, and the store coupons LAST to avoid beeping/issues at the register! Make sure that you are purchasing enough items in your total transaction to “cover” the overage. You will not get cash back and you will have to add items to cover the overage or they will not take the coupon.

*If your Register Reward doesn’t print for some reason and you have fulfilled all of the obligations for the “deal” (including not using RR from the same parent company to pay) DO NOT let them tell you it is because you used coupons! Chances are they didn’t print because the catalina machine is not working. You have two choices: you can return your items and try again or you can contact the catalina company by doing the following:
*The store will give you a form to fill out and mail in to catalina
*Call 1-877-210-1917, option 1

This post is part of Becentsable’s Grocery Gathering.

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