I get a weird high from saving money when I shop. This deal had me so excited I was texting my mom late at night telling her all about my awesome coupon trip. Made me remember when I was a little girl after she'd gone through the coupons herself she'd let me cut out whatever ones I wanted (great fine motor skill activity!). I would go to the grocery store with her and push my pretend shopping cart and put my pretend groceries in it. And I never forget to point out all the blown up "bonuses" (Supermarket Sweep anyone??). Remember the blinkie coupon machines in the aisles? My mom had to make a rule I could only take one and then place it on top of the machine or I wouldn't get my cookie from the bakery. And cookies trump coupons any day. Anywhoo. Here's my awesome deal I did at CVS this week.
$6.17 for 4 items retail value $39.16
#1- Revlon eye liner on sale for $6.99 and earn $4 ECB's
-$3 Revlon cvs coupon machine
-$1 Revlon manufacturer coupon
-$3 ECB's I already had. I had already torn it off the receipt and forgot to post it
Oop= FREE!!! I only paid tax and got $4 ECB's back
#2- Buy $30 of Gilette Shaving products get $10 ECB's
(2) Gilette Mach 3 5 ct razor blades @ 15.49 each
(1) 2 oz Gilette shaving foam $1.19
Total before coupons $32.17
-$6/$30 purchase from the cvs coupon machine
-$6 off 3 Gilette shaving items manufacturer coupon
-$4 ECB's from transction #1
-10 ECB's from a previous purchase
Oop before tax $6.17 plus I got $10 ECB's back!!!!