Melissa’s CVS and Pathmark’s Hauls

I love it when a reader emails me to share her shopping hauls. Here are Melissa’s at CVS and Pathmark:

CVS Haul

Melissa says: I paid $0.50 for each dawn and $0.50 for each toothpaste. I also used extra bucks! So for these 24 dawns and 8 toothpastes I paid less than $10!!!

Dawn Dish Liquid $0.99
Use $0.25/1 Dawn 04/01/2012 P&G Insert (exp 04/30/2012)
Pay $0.74 each after coupon

Colgate Toothpaste $2.99, Get $2.49 ECB when you buy one
MaxClean SmartFoam, MaxWhite or MaxFresh
Use $1/1 Colgate Max Fresh Toothpaste, 4 oz+ CVS, Reinventing Beauty (exp 05/30/2012)
Use $0.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste, exp. 5/19/12 (SS 04/29/12)
As low as FREE plus overage after coupon and ECB

Pathmark Haul

Melissa says: “I paid $1.25 for each purex in Pathmark and I paid $1.00 for each suavitel softener at CVS

Great way to stock up Melissa!  You too can share your shopping hauls with the rest of us.  Just use this contact form to send me an email.  We love pics so don’t forget to take at least one of them!

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  • melissa

    super savings!

  • Kathy

    My question is how do you get that many toothpastes? Wasn’t the limit 1 or 2 per card?

    • Rachel Marsch

      Yes, the limit is 2 per household according to the CVS flyer. Maybe they interpret that as meaning “per CVS card”. However, there were $.50 cent coupons in the Sunday paper yesterday, 4/29, so really, the toothpast is FREE after the $2.49 Extra Care Bucks offer.

  • Kathy

    I’ve never tried the Suavite.

  • kelly

    yea I don’t understand the toothpaste either…all the CVS I go 2 you can only get the ecbs on 1..???.

    • I don’t know about Melissa’s particular case. but I know of people that shop for more than one household. I used to shop for my household and my inlaws when we lived closer to them. They did just not have the energy or disposition to hunt the deals and I love to do so! so they would give me their coupons and I would give them the freebies I snagged for them.
      It worked out well for both of us!


  • mo

    Suavite is really good. You don’t need much Suavite for a load of clothing.

  • Maureen

    It is 2 per card. She must have mutliple cards. I don’t do that. Also it is not technically free for the toothpaste if you have to buy the magazine.

  • Leighton

    She may have called the store the week before to let them know to stock up. We frequently do that and the store is always appreciative.

  • Nancy Pecoraro

    I like free as a price point to “stock up” on toothpaste. I guess I’ve been doing it a long time and unless that’s the only brand your family will use….

  • Lisa

    I love helping my family save money, husband out of work for 2 years, and I love seeing other people save money. What I don’t like is when I go to CVS sunday mornings andwas told 1 woman has bought up all the papers. Then when I finally find one, I go back to CVS and the shelves are wiped clean, then I see all the promotional items on craigslist for sale. Please give us struggling moms a break.

    • melissa

      why dont you ask for rainchecks? please dont blame the people who are smart enough to get up early, find and clip the coupons! if an item is not in stock i usually go back to the store 3 times a day and ask for rainchecks! cmon people think!!!

  • Crystal

    I would not say getting up early is considered smarter than anyone else but I do know when one person goes in and cleans the shelves that is the red flag for the stores to start placing limits on quantities. I love couponing but I also think of others that love to coupon to. The joy I have when my total is 0 should be shared by as many people as possible. That is why I love your website because you not only save yourself money but others also. So thank you!