My 18¢ CVS Trip!

I made a quick impromptu trip to CVS tonight with the kids today and was a little shocked at my own total…a whopping 18¢. Here’s everything I got…

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Not too shabby, eh?

I attribute the success of this trip mostly to pure dumb luck. I really thought I was in trouble when the kids and Hubby spied the clearance Easter candy.

However, they were in luck – the CVS coupon spitter-outer spit me out a coupon for M&M’s. As I was browsing the Revlon products, there was a sweet little lady going around and sticking perty pink 50% off stickers to several of the products. So, if you’re heading to your local CVS this week, these Revlon coupons might just come in handy…

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Not to mention, I also has a 10% off beauty purchase coupon for joining the Extracare Beauty Club (Finally!) and a few printables for $2/1 Revlon Eye Product.

Here’s a quick breakdown of my trip…

Bought (1) Hershey Milk Chocolate Bunny – $1.37 (75% off $5.49)
Bought (4) Chocolate bunnies – $.32 each (75% off $1.29)
Bought (3) Wet n Wild nail polishes – $.99 each (B2G1 Free)
Bought (2) Easter M&M’s, 12.6oz – $1.05 each (75% off $4.19)

Bought (1) Revlon Photoready 3D mascara – $4.75 (50% off  $9.49)
Bought (2) Revlon ShadowLinks – $3.29 each

Subtotal: $18.06

- Used (1) $2/2 M&M’s 8-14 oz from CVS coupon spitter-outer
- Used (1) $2/$10 Cosmetics purchase CVS coupon loaded to card
- Used (3) $2/1 Revlon Eye Product
- Used (1) $4 ECB
- Used (1) $3 ECB
- Used 10% off Beauty Shopping Pass for finally joining the CVS Beauty Club (Deducted Remaining $1.06)

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The only bummer part about this trip was that i didn’t get the $3 ECB for spending $10 on Revlon products. I didn’t realize this until after I left the store. So, the clearance Revlon products may not count toward this offer. It may be a YMMV situation, though.






  1. Pennie says:

    I love your breakdown. But, actually you spent $7 in extra bucks, which I count as money, especially since you did not roll the extra bucks. I would say your actual cost was $7.18. Just my thoughts. Still not a bad trip!!

    • Common Sense With Money says:

      Maybe it should have been titled My $.18 Out of Pocket CVS Trip? Although, I have no clue where the $3 ECB came from. I’m wondering if I my birthday ECB was loaded to my card a couple days early.

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