Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Lately I have neglected CVS-ing.... to busy, stocked well enough....blah, blah, blah. As it happens, CVS has a deal this week, buy Stride Gum at .99, get .99 ECB back. I know my inattention to detail is helping to contribute to my bottom line defiict, so I need to get back into it pronto! Princess Penelope is a gum addict so I'm always eager to pick it up for her cheap.... otherwise, Momma's not buyin'!

Anyway, I happened to have a BOGO coupon for the Stride Gum too, so that was going to reduce it down to 2 packs for .99 plus getting the ECB back... so my net cost would just be tax. Anyway, I rummage through my coupon holder and realize I have a CVS coupon for $3 off of any pain reliever purchase. Hmmmm, this deal is getting better and better. So I go back to the pain reliever aisle and snag a 24 ct. bottle of CVS Ibuprofen for $2.87, fully expecting them to adjust the coupon down. When I go to check out, they give me the full $3 credit for the coupon, and the normal price of $1.49 for the gum! Ethically speaking, I will say that I did try to point out that I was only paying .99 for gum and $2.87 for the ibuprofen, but the cashier who is a manager, too, just shrugged her shoulders and said "It took it." Well Okay, then..... So after all that, this is how I did:

Spent .53
Saved: $5.32


  1. Nice register! LOL I know what you mean with the drug store ads sometimes, it seems like you already have all the items that are the best deals. No need to go back for more.

  2. I know, right? That particular manager is super nice and I think she's been working there since I was in college so I think she's okay with whatever she does.

  3. I had gotten out of CVS ing as well, until Cheryl from Simply CVS pulled me back in by offering up the CVS GC challenge. I started out with a $25 gift card 12 weeks ago, and I am still going:)

    Thank you for linking up your savings at the Weekly Savings Linky @ Frugality Is Free.

  4. Hmmmm, I'll have to check out her site -- I've never been to that one! And thanks for offering the linky! I find more great sites through those linkies!!!!

  5. Fun! It's neat when things work out in our favor. :)

    Here are my shopping trips this week:
    CVS 5-22

    Walgreens 5-22

    Kroger 5-22

    Have a great week! ~Lisa