May 30, 2008

I wanna be a CVS Superstar

In my quest to be more frugal and save money, I have become like my Mama Bear. I am a coupon clipping fool!! I have also been following a few blogs that give great tips and post deals for many groceries and drugstores (see my frugal savings blog roll on the right). One blog, The "Cents"ible Sawyer, does a weekly CVS Superstar post. Well, I've been shopping CVS for a while now and I want to be a CVS Superstar too! So here is my first CVS Superstar post.

Check out other CVS Superstars on The "Cents"ible Sawyer.

My CVS Deals for the week: I made two trips to CVS.

CVS Trip #1

2 Tums QuikPak
1 Excedrin Extra Strength
1 Rolaids Plus
1 Travel toothbrush holder (needed one plus I needed a filler to use my $5 off $15 CVS coupon)

Total Retail value: $15.25
Tax: $0.79
Manufacturer Coupons: $4.00
CVS Coupon: $5.00

Total OOP (out of pocket): $7.04
ECB (Extra Care Bucks) earned: $11.38

CVS Trip #1

1 Best Food Mayo
5 Ragu Spaghetti Sauce
1 Excedrin Extra Strength
1 Rolaids Multi-symptom
1 Fiber One bars (not pictured because I already put it away)

Total Retail value: $17.28
Manufacturer Coupons: $3.60
CVS Coupon: $5.00
ECB used: $2.00

Total OOP (out of pocket): $6.88
ECB (Extra Care Bucks) earned: $5.00

Grand Total:

Total Retail Value: $32.73
Total ECBs Spent: $2.00

Total OOP: $13.92
Total ECBs* Earned: $16.38

Not bad for all the stuff that I got.

* Extra Care Bucks (ECB) are coupons that print at the end of a receipt. They are like gift certificates that you can use toward your next purchase. CVS will have certain advertised items that earn you ECBs. For more information on ECBs and how to work the CVS deals, check out The "Cents"ible Sawyer.

Also check out these blogs for CVS deals: Be Thrifty Like Us and Be Centsable. These blogs have been helpful for me. I hope I am worthy to be a Superstar!

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