Shopping Til I Drop: A Fine Time for Free Vitamins

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There’s a zen-like calm when shopping a store just as it opens, when no other souls are mulling around. Mom and I made a full lap around CVS while the only other patron, a man down the cold medicine aisle, spent his time inspecting every bottle of cough syrup on the shelf.

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The only thing I didn’t pick up on my list was a couple of CVS 5-blade razors. They’ve been out of stock at my local store for well over a week now. The Nivea for Men Sensitive Skin Shave Gel WAS in stock, and would have been a better option for the Nivea deal, but my heart just couldn’t say no to that aftershave. It makes the boyfriend smell delightful. 😉

Black Friday deals are just on the horizon! Are you excited?

***** Transaction 1 (My Card) *****

ONE Edge Ultra Sensitive Shave Gel, $2.99
Get $2 Extra Bucks when you buy one Schick, Edge or Skintimate Shave Gel (limit 1)
Used (1) $1/1 Schick, Edge, Skintimate Shave Gel, exp. 11/17/13 (SS 10/06/13)
Total: $1.99 + earned $2 ExtraCare Bucks!

ONE Nature Made VitaMelts, $6.99
ONE CVS Sugar-free Vitamin C Drops, $1.49

Get $5 Extra Bucks when you buy Nature Made Vitamelts (limit 1)
Used (1) $3/1 Nature Made VitaMelts printable (No longer available)*
Used (1) $2/$8 Vitamin Purchase; CVS Red Coupon Machine
Total: $3.48 + earned $5 ExtraCare Bucks!

*You can find a $1 off printable coupon for the VitaMelts HERE.

ONE Wisk Ultra 50 oz, $4.99*
Used (1) $1/1 Wisk Product, exp. 11/24/13 (SS 10/13/13)
Total: $3.99 (Blah.)

*I printed the $2/1 Wisk Red Coupon Machine coupon and proceeded to cram it into the bottom of my purse. It nestled into the gum wrappers and old receipts, where it resided forgotten from immediate memory until the minute my foot crossed the CVS threshold. Don’t be me… it costs money. 🙁

Used $9 in ExtraCare Bucks.

Grand total (minus tax): $0.46 + earned $7 ExtraCare Bucks!

***** Transaction 2 (Mom’s Card) *****

ONE Edge Ultra Sensitive Shave Gel, $2.99
Get $2 Extra Bucks when you buy one Schick, Edge or Skintimate Shave Gel (limit 1)
Used (1) $1/1 Schick, Edge, Skintimate Shave Gel, exp. 11/17/13 (SS 10/06/13)
Total: $1.99 + earned $2 ExtraCare Bucks!

ONE Nature Made VitaMelts, $6.99
Get $5 Extra Bucks when you buy Nature Made Vitamelts (limit 1)
Used (1) $3/1 Nature Made VitaMelts printable (No longer available)
Total: $3.99 + earned $5 ExtraCare Bucks!

TWO Nivea After Shave Balm, $14.58 ($7.29 each)
Get $5 Extra Bucks when you buy two Nivea for Men products (limit 1)
Used (2) $3 off Nivea Men Post Shave Balm or (2) Shave Gels Printable (Facebook)
Total: $8.58 + earned $5 ExtraCare Bucks

ONE Tums Ultra Tablets, 72 ct., $5.79
Used (1) Free Bottle of Tums; CVS Red Coupon Machine*
Used (1) $1/1 Tums Product printable
Total: FREE + $1.00 Moneymaker!

*Coupon prints as part of a “Buy 3 Tums (32-116 ct), Get 1 Free” deal running until the end of the year.

TWO Lakeland Ledger Newspapers, $3.00 ($1.50 each)
No coupons used.
Total: $3.00

Used $13.97 in ExtraCare Bucks. (What a weird number…)

Grand total (minus tax): $2.59 + earned $12 ExtraCare Bucks

I tried the VitaMelts (for hair, skin, & nails) and the flavor is, surprisingly, very good! There’s no weird vitamin-y aftertaste. I’ll let you know if I grow claws and an afro overnight. 🙂

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