Saturday, May 14, 2011

CVS- Getting paid to buy milk

This is a great example to all the new couponers how it sometimes pays to buy what you don't need with coupons, to get what you do need.  The 5-8 SS inserts had a coupon for a free (up to $1) Carefree product.  The Carefree are on sale at CVS this week for .99 each.  On Tuesday, CVS sent me an emailed coupon for $5 off a $25 or more purchase.
I have LOTS of coworkers and friends and family that save coupons for me and I was able to collect 20 of these coupons.  On my way home from work yesterday I stopped into CVS and picked up 20 of these Carefree and 2 gallons of milk.
The Carefree were $19.80 (all free with coupons) toward my $25 purchase.
The milks are on sale for $2.99 each this week and each one gives back $1 in ECBs(see lingo here)
I also got an additional $1 ECB for using my Green Bag tag at CVS.

Here is how my transaction looked:
20 Carefree $19.80
2 Milks $5.98
-$5/25 purchase
-19.80 - 20 free Carefree coupon
Cost oop: .98 but earned $3 in CVS ECB's

*I don't need all those Carefree, so those will make a GREAT donation item, and helped me get paid to buy my milk :)
see my disclosure statement here.


Anonymous said...

The cashier at the Sienna Plantation CVS gave me a hard time when I used 5 coupons for the Tropicana orange juice. She insisted that I couldn't use more than 3 of the same coupon in a transaction. I argued, the line was getting long and she finally let it go through after she scanned her greenbag tag which she discreetly placed by the register (I forgot to bring in any resusable bags with me) - Mercedes V.

Stephanie (aka zoeys_mom, ZM) said...

Mercedes, the green tags are not uniquely coded, so as long as she scanned your CVS card, you got the credit, yay! Awesome deal. Sorry they gave you a hassle. My store was suprisingly nice, and they had LOADS of Carefree :)

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