Jamie’s CVS Trip: Paid $6 for Items worth $44!


Jamie here!  I ran into CVS this afternoon to pick up my free nail polish and cheap cereal.  Here’s my little haul – I spent $5.97 after coupons & ECB’s, and saved 86%.

Revlon Nail Polish $4.99 (Reg $5.99)  ~ Get back $3 ECB’s (Limit 6)
I used (5) $2/1 Revlon Cosmetic Coupons from 7/28 SS
Got back $15 Extra Care Bucks

Big G Kids Cereals $2.88 (Reg $4.79) ~ Get back $3 ECB wyb 3
I used $1/2 GM Cereals PRINT
Got back $3 Extra Care Bucks

Total after coupons/discounts $5.97.
Total before coupons/discounts $44.32.
That’s a savings of 86%!

I shop CVS nearly every week for at least a couple good items – and I just keep using the Extra Care Bucks I receive to fund next week’s CVS shopping trip.  This way you’re never paying too much out of pocket.

We’d love to hear what you got this week – feel free to share in the comments or post on our Time2Save Facebook Page!

See all the other deals in this week’s CVS Ad.


  1. sharon wilhelmus says

    did you do separate transactions? If all in one did you get one $15.00 ECB or 5 $3.00 ones.

    • says

      Sharon – I got a big fat $15 ECB, but if you want to do them seperately to reduce your out of pocket cost – I suggest doing this:

      1) Buy (3) Nail polish $5.98 after coupons ~ Get back $6 ECB
      2) Buy (3) Nail polish $0 after coupons and ECB ~ Get back $6 ECB
      3) Use those $6 ECB to purchase cereal, toothpaste or any of the other good deals this week, or save for next week’s deals

      *NOTE: Your second transaction, the cashier will have to manually adjust your ECB’s to be a few cents less, so the register won’t beep that your total is less than $0. :)

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