I needed to get to CVS to take advantage of the buy $20 worth of J&J and get $10 ECB. I use OB (sort of personal, but there you have it!) and they are NOT cheap, and never on sale. So, with coupons just out in the 1/4/09 RP inserts for $1 and the ECB deal, I was happy! I ended up going to 3 different CVS, they aren't that far apart, but they all were missing SOMETHING on my list and they can ruin your plans! I took a pic and broke down the 3 trips, but I ended up using my $6 ECB to start and ended up with $14 in ECB. I spent $15.42 OOP though. STILL, considering the OB's are usually $6.99-$7.99 a box, and I got 5 boxes PLUS alot of other things, I did GREAT! :) Here's the breakdown:
- 3 boxes ob tampons ($4.50 & spend $20 get $10ecb) Had $1/1 coupons for each.
- 3 Glade warmers and oil refills, these were apple cin scent on clearance for $.95 each. I was hoping they would generate the $2 ecb, but they did not!
- CHECK MY PIC if you want to see what Glade is on clearance from Christmas! These were NOT marked on the shelf and were on a side endcap display!! Both Apple Cin & Vanilla were on clearance at 3 stores, just scan them to check!
- 2 4pk CVS brand toilet paper ($2.49 & 50% off 2nd for $1.24) I used a $3 off any CVS item for these.
- A Xmas Carol movie DVD on clearance for my girls $1.75 (should have left it!)
- Used a $3 off any $15 purchase cvs coupon & used $6 in ecb
TRIP TWO: $6.94 OOP
- 2 boxes ob tampons ($4.50 each, had 1 $1/1 coupon left & earned my $10ecb)
- 1 febreze apple cin candle on clearance $1.99 (had $2/1 coupon!)
- 2 glade oil vanilla oil refill w/free warmer on clearance $.95 (had a b1g1f coupon)
- 1 4pk cvs ultra t.p. for $3.29 (used $3 off any CVS brand)
- Also used $3 off any $15 purchase
- Received back $10 in ecb for tampons
- 2 colgate total toothpastes (2/$5 buy 2 get $2 ECB, I also had 2 $1.50/1 coupons)Thanks to my friend Jamy for the heads up on her blog about the IP colgate coupon!
- 2 boxes of soyjoy $6 each(finally a store that had them! worth $6 ecb each!)
- 2 boxes CVS brand cheese crackers, b1g150% off (used $3 off $15 cvs coupon)
- Used my $10 ecb from the ob deal
- Received $2 ecb for colgate & $12 ecb for soyjoy
I still have $14 in ecb to spend.
Check out my goodies! Good deal!! Great deal!
$1064.08 left in budget