Monday, April 21, 2008

Money Monday - CVS Scenarios For April 20-26

I don't see a lot of real moneymakers this week, but there are lots of freebies. Here is what I plan to do this week:

Spend $10 (to get 1 deodorant, 2 pkgs of Alavert, 2 Maybelline Lip products, 1 Skin Effects beauty product, 1 Body Aktiva, and 2 Softsoap body washes), Get $13 ECB back!

Transaction #1:

(1) Mennen Speed Stick deodorant @ $3.99
(2) pkgs of Alavert @ $6.99

Use (1) $1/1 printable here or here or from 3/30 SmartSource insert and (2) $4/1 Alavert coupons found here.

Total OOP: approx $8.97 + tax
ECB back: $11.99 ($8 and $3.99)

Transaction #2:

(2) Maybelline Moise Extreme Lip @ 2/$9.99
(1) Skin Effects product @ $6.99
(1) Lumene Body Aktiva @ $1.99

Use (2) $2/1 Maybelline coupons from 2/10 Redplum insert, $2/1 Skin Effects from Beauty Handbook (at CVS), and $11.99 ECB.

Total OOP: approx $.98 + tax
ECB back: $12.99 (a $6, a $5, and a $1.99)

Transaction #3:

(2) Softsoap Spa Radience (18oz.) @ $5.49

Use $11 ECB.

Total OOP: $0
ECB back: $10.98


jane said...

Do these deals look like they'll work okay?

3 Boost @ 6.99
Sunlight dish liquid @ .79
Total 21.76
Use 3 $3/1 Boost coupons
Use $4/$20 CVS coupon
Use $8 ECB
OOP .76
ECB back $10

2 Alavert @ 6.99
1 Skin Effects @ 6.99
1 CVS Water @ 3.99
Total 24.96
Use 2 $4/1 Alavert coupons
Use $4/$20 CVS coupon
Use $2/$10 CVS brand coupon
Use $10 ECB
OOP .96
ECB back $14 ($8, $5, and $1)

2 Curel @ 6.99
1 Frizz Ease @ 4.99
2 Maybelline Lip @ 2/9.99
Total 28.96
Use 2 $1.50/1 Curel coupons
Use 1 $1/1 CVS Curel coupon (from GH)
Use 1 $1/1 Frizz-ease coupon
Use $4/$20 CVS beauty coupon
Use $17.99 ECB
OOP 1.97
ECB back $11 ($5 and $6)

FLUUD7 said...


I forgot to post about the Boost deal because I could not get any of the coupons to print from my computer, but that is a good moneymaker!

I personally don't condone using $4/$20 coupons unless they have been emailed directly to your inbox, but aside from that your deals look good! :)

jane said...

I looked at the 4/20 beauty coupon that someone sent me a link to earlier, and realized it wasn't one I should use.

I'm curious - can you use your initial "welcome" e-mail more than once? Or how do people who blog about so many of these deals have 4/20s to use for transaction after transaction? I've been doing this for about a month now, and I've only ever received 2 CRTs. And those were product/brand specific.

jane said...

What does the Beauty Handbook look like? I haven't seen it and I thought I'd try to find it today.


FLUUD7 said...


As far as whether or not you can use the one sent you to multiple times, I don't know. I'm not sure what CVS's policy is on that, so I'd say just do that you feel comfortable with.

Other people find Welcome email coupons posted on various sites, but that is coupon fraud, since it clearly states on the coupon that it is solely to be used for the individual to whom it was sent.

That is why you will not find me posting deals using multiple $4/$20 coupons or any other CVS coupons found floating around the internet.

FLUUD7 said...

It's green. I found mine on the register counter up front. It's about 4in x 6in and says "FOR BIG SAVINGS!" and "CVS Store Coupons" on the front. An associate would probably be able to direct you to one if you can't find it.

jane said...

Thanks - I'll have to look for it. I did make a quick run through CVS this evening to get Alavert. 3 boxes - 3 coupons - the cashier actually asked me if I had any more because I wasn't at my limit :-)

And I finally got a few CRTs ($1 on any Viva Towel, $5 on Pure Black Rice Skin Care - hmm, no idea what that is, and $5 on any 24.7). Now I just have to figure out if it's worth it to use any of them!

Tina said...

OK...I'm going to try this CVS thing this week. I didn't quite get it at first, still trying to wrap my head completely around it. But it seems beneficial. Especially when I can donate some of the things that I won't use or need. I hope my luck is as good as yours! :)

FLUUD7 said...

TINA: You'll get it. It just takes some time to figure everything out. I followed for weeks before I gave it a shot. My first week was decent, but nothing like how my trips are now! You know what they say...practice makes perfect. :)

Rachel and Jacob said...

i like how you plan your deals out so nicely. I always do it in my head on the run........