CVS Shopping Trip - 71% savings!

This afternoon, I looked through the CVS ad and planned out my trip. I had my list and stack of coupons - some were for items that were on clearance. I was very happy with what I purchased and my OOP expense. Here is a breakdown: 

Transaction 1:

-4 pks. coke $10
- 2 Scott Tissue $14.98
- 1 Scott Paper Towels $5
- 2 Nice & Easy Foam Hair Dye $2.49 (on clearance)
- 1 John Frieda Hair Dye $3.24 (on clearance)

Coupons Used: 

- (2) $1 off Scott Tissue (exp. 1/15)
- (1) $1 off Scott Paper Towels 
- (2) $3 off Nice & Easy Foam Hair Dye (P&G insert)
- (1) FREE John Frieda Hair Dye (exp. 1/31 - mailed coupon)
- $2 ECB

Total OOP: $23.96 plus tax

Total Saved: $59.64 or 71%      PLUS I received a $10 CVS gift card! 

Transaction 2: 

- 3 American Greetings Cards $0.99 each

Used gift card 

Total OOP: $0.00   Plus I got back $3 ECB!!!!

Totally Free! 100% savings! 


To recap, I should have spent $86.57 plus tax but I only spent $23.96 plus tax! That is a good day in my book! Plus I still have about $10 between my gift card and ECB earned! Great to have for the sales next week! 

I would love to see your deals! 


  1. Great job! I am getting a little frustrated about my drug store trips. Last week I came up with 3 deals to try to get a $10 CVS card. I couldn't find any Rembrandt left, any Stayfree or any All on clearance. So I thought, ok, maybe I should go earlier, like on Sundays. I wanted to buy a pack of Brita filters and they were all gone. Then I went to Rite Aid to get pistachios 2/$5 and they were all gone. I really can't go to the stores at 8 am like some people do. I think Im just gonna give up :( I waste a lot of time planning it and going to the stores and I cant even get any deals...

  2. Thank you. Yeah, it can be very frustrating when you can't find the products you are looking for. I usually get rainchecks (CVS's do not ever expire) and wait to get the things later. Our Rite Aid's are "value" stores so I do not have the same sales as most stores. That was very frustrating but now I just go to CVS.

    Also, on some items you can price match at Walmart. I have been able to get tons of deals that way. Check to see if your store price matches after rewards. Mine do and it has been a huge help.

  3. That's great that you had such a big savings on your shopping trip! Saving money like that always feels good!


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