Monday, August 3, 2009

Weekly Savings - CVS - 8/3/09

This is certainly the week of great grocery deals! I browsed through the circulars and coupon inserts last night and was thrilled with how much I found! This morning Shiphrah and I headed to CVS and I plan on making trips to Target and Walgreens later this week.

To see which deals you might be interested in, check out your local CVS store circular. They're usually in the Sunday edition of your local paper or you can find them on the CVS website.

CVS is running several great deals this week that I was able to take advantage of in three separate transactions. (If you're new to CVSing you don't have to do separate transactions but I choose to use my ECBs right away in case I don't go back before they expire.)
  • Transaction #1: Bought two jumbo packs of Pampers diapers on sale for 2 for $20 and 1 roll of CVS quilted paper towels. Used 1 FREE CVS paper towels coupon (they are running a free gift with purchase special this week), 1 FREE voucher coupon from Pampers (received as a gift) and one $2/1 Pampers coupon from the August P&G coupon booklet. Used $1 ECB from previous week's purchase making OOP (out-of-pocket) expense $5.42. Received $5 ECBs after purchase.
  • Transaction #2: Bought two boxes of Velveeta Shells and Cheese on sale for 2 for $6. Used $5 ECBs from previous transaction making OOP expense $1. Received $3 ECBs after purchase.
  • Transaction #3: Bought 1 gallon of Oak Farms whole milk on sale for $2.69 and one 10.3 oz bottle of Dawn dishwashing soap on sale for 99 cents. Used $3 ECBs from previous transaction and a $0.25/1 coupon from the August P&G coupon insert for the Dawn making OOP expense $0.44. Received $1 ECB for milk purchase.

So all of this... ...cost me exactly $6.86.

Not bad, huh? How did you do this week?

Edited to add...
I guess I should have included my total savings as well. According to my receipts, I saved a total of $30.95. And before ECBs and coupons my total would have been $31.83, not counting the specials CVS was running (it would have been approximately $35 without the specials).


  1. Awesome! Do you know if the Pampers deal includes their training pants? I've been stockin up on free school supplies like crazy - even the ones we probably won't need this year - and rolling those ECBs!

  2. I haven't been couponing as much as usual, but I was thrilled to find that every single yogurt I bought last week had a "Buy 4 bet 1 FREE" coupon on the lid.

  3. Keri - I believe so. The ad says it's for jumbo pack diapers or Easy Ups.

  4. Thanks! And I know I hate finding a coupon I could have used, but there is $1.50/2 Velveeta shells here if you are considering a 2nd trip:

  5. Keri, I have tried printing that coupon so many times I've lost count. The coupon printer or something about that site is always screwy for me. I did get it to print once just now though! Guess I should have tried again before I went shopping. Oh well, we eat the stuff weekly anyway, so I'll be able to use the coupons again. :)

  6. I'm not a huge CVS-er. I was afraid of it for so long, but I've been getting little freebies here and there. I just don't want to spend a lot OOP. I've been taking advantage of their free notebooks after ECB. But what I AM excited about is going to Walgreens this week (prob. today).... they have so many things that are completely free after rebates: toothpaste, Renu contact solution, etc.

    By the way, I'm getting my 1st $10 Starbucks card from Swagbucks!

  7. Oops... those deals are at Rite Aid not Walgreens. Not sure if you have one of those near you.

  8. Bridget, we don't have a Rite Aid here, but I seriously considered going on a Walgreens trip because their deals are pretty good this week (usually I just stick to CVS) and we just got a new one built not too far from our house.