I'm not going to back-blog about my previous weeks' successes at CVS, but I'll summarize by saying that through a couple of weeks of shopping I grew my ECBs to $13.98.
This week was my first time to try two transactions. I actually ended up doing four because I kept forgetting things, but for time's sake I'll combine them on here & show you what I should've done.
(2) Tides (50 oz) for $6 each = $12
(2) Bounce Bars for $4 each = $8
Tide Stain Release (20 oz) for $4
(2) Dawn dish soaps for $1 each = $2
Total before tax = $26
$5 off $25 CVS coupon (MoneySavingMom has links to those)
(2) $1 off Tide coupons
(2) $1 off Bounce coupons
$1.50 off Tide Stain Release coupon
$9.98 ECBs (collected from previous weeks)
With tax I paid $5.62 out of pocket & got back $10 in ECBs. (Looking back I see some things I should have done differently to save more money ... like handing the cashier the (2) $1 off Dawn coupons I was holding in my hand. But, you live & learn, right?)
Gillette Fushion Razor for $9.99
Vasoline Sheer Infusions lotion $7.99
(2) Chex Mix (8.75 oz) bags BOGO @ $2.99
Frutopia shampoo for $1.99
Viologie Shampoo for $1.99
Total before tax: $24.95
And I used:
$3 off $15 CVS coupon
(2) 50 cents off Chex mix coupons
$1.50 off Sheer Infusions coupon
$2 off Gillette Fusion coupon
$1 off Viologie coupon
$1 off Frutopia coupon
$14.00 in ECBs ($10 from the first transaction, & $4 that I had from previous weeks)
And with tax I paid 27 cents out of pocket!
So all together, my total OOP at CVS was $5.89 (would've been a dollar less if I'd given the Dawn coupons) and I have $12 in ECBs to spend next week! Not too bad considering all that I got!!
I still have NO idea how they calculate tax or why sometimes I'm not allowed to use ECBs to pay for tax (as in the first transaction) & other times they'll let me (like the second one). Same lady, same night. I think I'll stop trying to compute the tax and just be thankful for the great deals.