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April 13, 2009

Do You Think I Can Do It??

Saturday morning after Logan's tennis lessons Mike asked if there was anywhere I wanted to stop since we were up north. I, of course, told him (half joking) that we could swing by CVS and I could scan my cards at the magic machines. Surprisingly, he agreed! I got a $15/$75 for both cards. I really didn't think I would be able to get my total up that high while keeping my OOP low. But I think I've worked up two scenarios that might work!

My card:
2 Colgate toothbrushes $3.99 each, get $3.99 each
3 Adidas deodorant $4.99 each, get $2 each
Softsoap body wash $4.99, get $4.99
6 SoBe drinks $1.79 each
3 printer/kitchen carts clearanced to $6.25 each
2 TV/entertainment stands clearanced to $8.75 each
2 Scrubbing bubbles $2.99 each (raincheck)
-use (2) $.75 off Colgate toothbrush coupons
-use (3) $1 off Adidas coupons
-use (1) $1.50 Softsoap body wash coupon
-use (6) BOGO free SoBe coupons
-use (2) $2.75 Scrubbing bubbles coupons
-use $15/$75 CVS coupon
-use $26.97 ECBs
=$16.70 + tax OOP, receive $18.97

I will be losing some ECBs from this transaction but I'm hoping to sell most of those TV stands and printer carts at my upcoming garage sales (I want to have 2 this summer). Keep your fingers crossed that they are still there and noone bought them!!

Mike's card:
2 Colgate toothpastes $3.99 each, get $3.99
2 Airwick mini starter kit $4.99 each
Softsoap body wash $4.99, get $4.99
Accu-chek monitor $9.99, get $9.99
Schick Quattro razor $8.99, get $4
2 Sure deodorant $2.50, get $2 wyb 2
9 Pantene shampoo, conditioner, styling products $3.50 each, get $2 wyb 2

-use (2) $.75 off Colgate toothpaste coupons

-use (2) $4 off Airwick mini starter coupons

-use (1) $1.50 off Softsoap coupon

-use (1) $4 off Schick razor coupons

-use (2) $1 off Sure coupons

-use (3) Free Pantene styling products wyb a shampoo and conditioner

-use $15/$75 CVS coupon

-use $11.47 ECBs

=$24.46 + tax OOP, receive $34.96 ECBs

So what do you think? Do you think I'll be able to pull this off? I guess I'll let you know!


Trish said...

You are So lucky! I never ever ever get any of the $/$$ printouts. We don't have a scanner at any of our stores, they just print after the receipt and I guess it just hates me :( ...lol

This transaction sounds really exciting though. I can't wait to see if it works out.

Tanya said...

I cannot wait until they build the new CVS that is closer to my house!! It should be done sometime this summer I believe (if the snow ever goes away!!).

I posted my results for my card on my blog - didn't work out :(

Anonymous said...

what do you mean by magic machines?

are those the price scanners in the aisle? can you get coupons off of those?

just wondering...=)

Tanya said...

Anon - That's exactly what I'm talking about! They are not only price scanners, if you scan your CVS card under it, it will spit out coupons for you!! I love going to the store that has the magic machine :)

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