CVS Scenarios 1/9

Wondering how to rock the deals at CVS this week? Well, here are my scenarios. I like to take it easy and plan on doing only a couple of
transactions. Don’t be fooled though, I plan on getting a lot of stuff for less.

First Transaction

Buy seven Finish Gelpacs or Power Tabs $3
Buy 4 Maalox products $5.99
Use seven $2.25/1 Finish Quantum Dishwasher Detergent 1/2/2011 SS Insert (exp 2/21/2011)
Use four $5/1 Maalox 1/9/2011 SS Insert (exp 3/1/2011)
Pay $9.21 and get back two $10 ECBs (one for the Finish deal and one for the Maalox)

Second transaction:

Buy one pack of Scott bathroom tissue $10
Buy one pack of Scott paper towels $10
Buy one Kleenex 3 pack $3
Buy one tub of Cottonelle wipes $2
Use two $1/1 Scott Bath Tissue or Scott Towels (IE) Printable (FF)
Use $0.50/3 Kleenex Facial Tissue 1/2/2011 SS Insert (exp 2/27/2011)
Use $20 in extra care bucks from transaction above Pay $2.50 and get back one $10 in ECBs

So, in the end I end up spending $11.71 out of pocket and have $10 in extra care bucks to spend. And this is how I basically get toilet paper for very cheap: buy using the
overage from moneymaker deals (like Maalox or Finish above) to help pay for the expense. I want to thank reader Julie T. who so generously shared some of her Finish coupons with me. By the way I want to mention that if your CVS has no Finish in stock, don’t forget to get a raincheck. You can also take the CVS ad and have it price matched at Target or Walmart. The price at CVS this week is less than the everyday price at both places.

What’s your plan for CVS, Walgreens or Rite Aid this week?

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  • Katie

    I never have multiple coupons for the same product. What are your suggestions for getting them? Thanks for your site … regularly check it and have gotten some great deals.

    • Katie,

      There are a few things you can do:
      1) ask friends and family for their coupon inserts
      2) buy extra newspapers (you can see if the dollar store carries them for $1)
      3) make friends with your newspaper delivery person and see if you can get extra inserts form him/her
      4) dumpster dice (make sure it is legal)
      5) visit places like starbucks on Sundays where people leave their newspapers behind.
      6) buy extra newspapers from a coupon clipping service or ebay. I recommend or

      It’s a matter of brainstorming a bit and getting creative

    • kim smith

      Last week there were four coupon insert packs inside the newspaper. My dog and I walked the neighborhood on trash day. I picked through the neighbors recycle bins and picked up about 25-30 sets of coupons. I am still not done clipping them.

  • mary

    Will Target really price match an ECB deal? Anybody tried it?

    • Mary,

      Target won’t price match the ECB deal, but the will the $3 sales price.


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  • Love your scenario!! Wish I had those finish coupons – LOL!

  • tina

    if anyone out there is a military shopper you can get the finish gel tabs at the commisary for $2.49 a box before coupon. i bought 7 boxes for .29 each!

    • Melissa

      where did u get all those coupons!

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  • Jen

    I couldn’t find the Maalox coupon in the Smart Source, anyone else ?

  • cheyenne

    got 4 Airwick Imothion starter kits ($5 each)
    used 4 $4 cps.
    OOP $4
    + tax
    10 CVS Bucks!!!

  • Katie Lewis

    I bought 6 dt pepsi for $20.60, got $10 EB back. Then bought 2 cheerios($1 off 1 printable), 1 nature valley granola bar (.50 off one printable), 2 chunky soups (2- .50 off 1 printables), 3 floss (Free with coupons) for $1.07 (rolling the $10 over). Then used the $4 EB from the cheerios/nature valley granola bars to buy 2 ziplocks (on sale 2/$5 with $1 off 2 printable) for .35 tax. THEN used that $1 earn EB to buy a tag for my reusable bag for .07 tax. 🙂 Total for everything: $22.02!! Love CVS now that I know how to do this!

    • Katie Lewis

      cheerios $1 off 2 printable (sorry!)

  • Jennifer B

    Our Maylox price was higher and the only bottles left were $6.79 which meant I only had to buy 3. And the coupon printer gave me a $2 coupon too!! $6.63 moneymaker!

  • Julie Travis

    Mercedes, it was my pleasure to share the Finish coupons. I gotta tell ya, I was surprized and tickled to see “Julie T” on your blog and realize you were talking about me.

  • Crystal

    I know that Target does not price match any store ad that requires a loyalty card. I’m not sure about Wal-mart since I haven’t shopped there in almost a year.

  • Nicole

    I did not get the finish coupons there wasn’t any in my papers which paper did they come from and where can I get them now

  • Melissa

    Can I use the buy one get one freshomatic refill coupon twice and get the 10 ECB???? that would make it 10 for 4 bottles plus $10 ecb right?

  • Stacy

    I recently tried to use 2 of the same coupons in one transaction at CVS. The coupon beeped at the register & the cashier said I couldn’t use 2 of the same coupons in one transaction (even though I was buying two products.) Sure enough at the bottom of most coupons it says one coupon per purchase. Do you find that most places it works to use multiple coupons in one transaction?