Tuesday, 22 March 2011
CVS Sunday 3/20
How does CVS work?
CVS runs a loyalty scheme whereby certain products every week print Extra Care Bucks = ECB.
ECB is basically cash that is printed at the bottom of your receipt that can be used on other purchases in CVS.
When I first started doing this 'couponing' game, I had to spend quite a bit out of pocket - around of $20 and I got $15 back to spend on future purchases.
So Week 1 I spent $20 out of my own pocket, but got $15 back in ECB to use next week.
In Week 2 I used the $15ECB from week 1 to buy items that gave me another $15 ECB.
In Week3 I used the $15 ECB from week 2 to buy items that gave me $15 back, and so on and so forth!!
So here is how I did at CVS this past Sunday.
Zantac Antacid 24ct - $8.99 ( $3 ECB printed for use next week)
Allegra Allergy relief 5ct - $6.99 ($6.99 ECB printed for use next week)
(2) Crest Pro Health Gum Protect - $6.98 (3.49 each) (2x 2.49 ECBprinted for use next week)
I paid 53c!(which is for the tax)
Ok so how did I do that?
I had a $5 off coupon for the Zantac which brought the price down to $3.99
I had a $2 off coupon for the Allegra which brought it down to $4.99
And I had (2) $1 off coupon for crest toothpaste
This brings the subtotal to $13.96.
I'm not finished yet.......
I had ECB from last week for $14 to pay for everything, and then because all the products I bought on Sunday printed ECB I got it all back - $14.97 printed ECB which I will then use next week to buy stuff.