It's Super Savings Saturday! Hosted by Money Saving Mom.
OK, so I'm new to the awesome deals to be had at CVS and I'm easing myself into it. I go with a plan, but more often than not, it has to get changed because they don't have certain items in stock. Or, in some cases (when the price isn't listed in the ad) I get there and find the price on an item is higher even with a coupon than it is somewhere else. And unless it's an item generating some generous ECB's, it's not really worth it.
So I went today. I actually went earlier in the week to take advantage of the 12-pk coke price (4/$11). However, they didn't have any diet drinks in stock, so I passed. I ended up getting them for the same price at WalMart since they match prices. Granted, I didn't get to save the additional $2 with the CVS coupon, it was still a good price.
Ok, back to today. I didn't have any carryover ECB's and wanted to spend very little out of pocket. There weren't many deals I was interested in, but I did get this:
My grand total? $6.04
I had a 2/10 CVS coupon. I had B1G1 coupons for the makeup and the Altoids, and 50 cent coupons for the Dawn and Goody's.
My total actually came to $8.36, but the register malfunctioned before it accepted my card. (She said they had been acting up all day.) So she had to re-ring everything. However, the receipt had printed and it printed the $1.49 ECB and she applied it when she re-rang my order. So I got a bonus ECB! It may be a small one, but I was still happy!
Hopefully I'll get the hang of rolling over the ECB's soon and start getting the awesome deals I read everyone else getting!
And, at the Grocery store today, I did pretty good too. I had quite a few coupons and between them and the sales I took advantage of, I saved $58.14 on my total! (Half of that was coupons, and the rest was savings from sales.)
I really hope to get better at this and save lots more money on future trips!