25. May 2009 · 2 comments · Categories: Couponing, CVS
I've been waiting for a week like this for a while! Holiday weekends are always good CVS weeks. I finally made a profit! I bought:
  • 1 Playtex tampons, $3.99 with one $1 newspaper coupon and $3 ECBs = free
  • 1 Clearasil face wash, $3.99 with one $1 newspaper coupon and $3.99 ECBs = profit of $1
  • 2 Speedstick deodorants, $3.99 each with one $1 mailing coupon and $3.99 ECBs each = profit of $1
  • 2 Bandaids, $2.99 each with two $1 newspaper coupons, one $1 CVS CRT coupon, and $2 ECBs each = profit of $1
  • 1 Colgate Total toothpaste, $2.99 with one $1 newspaper coupon and $2 ECBs = free
  • 1 Aquafresh sample size, $1.49 with one free item internet coupon (up to $1.25) = $0.25 (filler to get up to $30)
  • 1 Revlon nail polish, $3.99 with one $1 newspaper coupon and $3 ECBs = free
  • One $5 off a $30 purchase CVS coupon
Net profit: $7.81. Yay! No newspapers this week since there weren't going to be any coupon inserts. These weeks help make up for the weeks when we buy necessities like laundry soap, paper towels, toilet paper, etc. And most of this is going up on eBay, so that will help even more. My goal is to get my eBay sales to match my OOP (out-of-pocket) amount so that everything I buy for the year is free. Now to go list some items.....

YTD OOP: $165.48
YTD Savings: $1151.46 ($1889.01 if you include sale prices, as of 5/17)
YTD eBay sales: $56.15
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  • Are you telling me that CVS will actually PAY you to take merchandise off their hands? My grandmother used to do that with her double coupons at Ralphs grocers, but I think they’ve changed their policy so that it isn’t possible anymore.

  • Well, they won’t give you money out of the register, but you can get a net profit with the Extra Care Bucks (ECBs). I wish they would give me money! I read once about a lady getting a negative balance at Randall’s and they gave her the money!