Rolling ECBs this Week


No $3.00 Visine coupons here in Kansas City's weekend inserts, so I couldn't take advantage of that moneymaker deal, but I did have the $1.50 printable coupon for Blink that makes it a moneymaker. Our strategy this week was just to roll our existing ECBs this week and maybe make a little money, so we weren't after all the freebie school supplies. Here's what we got:

Transaction 1 (DBF's card)

  • Blink tears or gel tears, $7.99, used $1.50 printable coupon = $6.49

  • SoftSoap NutriSerum, $4.69, used $2.00 printable coupon AND $1.00 CVS coupon from Reinventing Beauty magazine = $1.99

  • 5 Electrasol 20-count, $4.50 each, used five $2.50 coupons from 7/12 SS = $10.00

  • Caliber Academic Flexi Ruler, $0.99

  • Used $4.00 off $20.00 CVS coupon he received in email
Final Price: $20.47 (before $4 CVS Q).
Used $14.75 in ECB's + $1.53 OOP and got back $22.98 in ECB's ($10.00 for Electrasol, $0.99 for ruler, $4.00 for SoftSoap and $7.99 for Blink) = $6.70 moneymaker!

Transaction 2 (my card)
  • Blink tears or gel tears, $7.99, used $1.50 printable coupon = $6.49

  • SoftSoap NutriSerum, $4.69, used $2.00 printable coupon AND $1.00 CVS coupon from Reinventing Beauty magazine = $1.99

  • Caliber Academic Compass, $1.50

  • Caliber Academic Protractor $1.50

  • Caliber Academic Flexi Ruler, $0.99
Final Price: $13.17.
Used $12.89 in ECB's + $0.30 OOP and got back $15.98 in ECB's ($7.99 for Blink, $4.00 for SoftSoap, $3.00 for compass and protractor, $0.99 for ruler) = $2.79 moneymaker!

And that's how you do it.... we paid very little OOP, maintained our ECBs and actually profited from going to CVS. It's amazing that most folks don't know about this!


Walgreens
We had to beat feet back home to meet some painting contractors so we barely had time to make it to Walgreens to get rid of $6.00 in RRs that were expiring yesterday. It was the Walgreens that I always have trouble with - their cashiers and managers act like you're trying to take money out of their paycheck! As soon as I walked up, the cashier recognized me and started looking through their ad. He always thinks I'm trying to buy over the limit or do something shady, even though I'm not. So we had to stand there while he flipped through the ad 3 times and he never did find the deals. *LOL* Here's what we got:

  • 6 Skippy peanut butters, $2.00 each = $12.00

  • 6 designer pencils on sale 8 for $1.00 = $0.75 (used these as fillers)

  • Used six $0.60 coupons for Skippy from the 8/2 RP
Final Price: $4.23 including tax, used $6.00 RR and got $6.00 RR back
Something screwy happened here with the pencil deal and it looks like we got overcharged. Not sure that it's worth making the trip back for 40 cents, but I will ask if I end up there again later this week. It works out to 70 cents per Skippy, so not a bad deal.

2 comments:

The Penny Pincher said...

Our CVS had only one box the Tabs...but I still had enough other coupons and ECB that I netted $0.83 out of pocket for:

Electrosol
Resolve
2 - Toilet Bowl Cleaners
2 - Lysol Sprays
2 - Gold Emblem Candies

Would have been a MM if my 4 year old had not tagged along and "helped" me with my purchase! LOL!

ThriftyPuppy said...

Ha! Did you see where buying just 2 Electrasols will print the $10 ECB? I saw it on another blog. If you can find another one at another store, I wonder if it will work for you?

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