Shopping Til I Drop: Our CVS Scavenger Hunt

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Alternate title: How we survived CVS’s Black Friday: Part 1, and earned over $40 in ExtraCare Bucks!

You don’t realize just how much of a downer our local Walgreens is, until you follow it up with an immediate trip to our favorite CVS. As Mom and I entered the store, we were greeted with a big ol’ welcome from the now-familiar Sunday morning crew of employees. 🙂 Five other customers (the manager referred to all of us as the “Sunday Morning Regulars”) with their coupon binders and meticulously made lists were already scouring the store for the sales.

Shopping was like a big crazy scavenger hunt! Everyone had a flyer in hand and was calling out the locations of the deal items as they came across them. It took all of us forever to find where the Ricola 4-packs where, until someone spotted them on an endcap (pretty much hiding in plain sight). We actually had a lot of fun! 😉

All hands were on deck at the checkout, and the transactions couldn’t have gone any smoother!

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Preemptive New Year’s Resolution: Study some photography tutorials… ick.

***** MOM’S CARD (Transaction 1) *****

ONE Glade Scented Oil Warmer; $1.25
Get $1.25 ExtraCare Bucks when you buy one Glade Scented Oil Warmer (limit 1)
Used (1) $1/1 Glade Scented Oil Warmer printable
Total: $0.25 & earned $1.25 ECB!

TWO Sparkle Paper Towels; $2.00 ($1.00 each)
Get $1.00 ExtraCare Bucks when you buy one Sparkle Paper Towel (limit 2)
Used (1) BOGO Sparkle Paper Towel Printable
Total: $1.00 & earned $2.00 ECB!

ONE Total Home Laundry Detergent; $1.79
Get $1.79 ExtraCare Bucks when you buy one Total Home Laundry Detergent (limit 1)
No coupons used.
Total: $1.79 & earned $1.79 ECB!

ONE Children’s Advil Suspension; $2.37
Get $2.37 ExtraCare Bucks when you buy one Children’s Advil (limit 1)
Used (1) $1.50/1 Advil Children’s Item printable
Used (1) $1 off any Advil, Aleve, Bayer, Excedrin or CVS Brand Pain Relief CVS coupon, Red Coupon Machine
Total: +$0.13 OVERAGE & earned $2.37 ECB!

ONE Kraft Mac & Cheese; $0.99
Get $0.99 ExtraCare Bucks when you buy one Kraft Mac & Cheese (limit 2)
Used (1) FREE Box Kraft Macaroni & Cheese (Facebook Promotion)
Total: FREE & earned $0.99 ECB!

ONE CVS Women’s 5-Blade Razor; $7.79
Get $5.00 ExtraCare Bucks when you buy one CVS 5-Blade Razor System (limit 1)
Used (1) $3/1 CVS 5-Blade Razor System printable
Total: $4.79 & earned $5.00 ECB!

TWO GUM Toothbrush 2ct; $4.00 ($2.00 each)
Get $2 Extra Care Bucks when you buy one Gum Toothbrush (limit 3)
No coupons used.
Total: $4.00 & earned $4.00 ECB!

ONE Orbit Gum; $1.00
Get $1 ExtraCare Bucks when you buy one Orbit Gum (limit 1)
No coupons used.
Total: $1.00 & earned $1.00 ECB!

ONE Five Gum; $1.00
Get $1 ExtraCare Bucks when you buy one Five Gum (limit 1)
No coupons used.
Total: $1.00 & earned $1.00 ECB!

TWO Reeses Miniatures; $3.99 (BOGO $3.99)
Used (1) $1.10/2 Hershey’s Kisses, Reese’s, Hershey’s Miniatures, York, Rolo, or Kit Kat Chocolates Holiday Bags printable
Used (1) $2.50/2 Hershey’s or Reese’s 8 oz or larger CVS printable store coupon (watch video to get offered $1 off coupon, but then share on Twitter or Pinterest to get $2.50 off coupon instead!)
Total: $0.39

Used $12 in ExtraCare Bucks.

Grand total (minus tax): $2.09 (but earned $19.40 in ExtraCare Bucks! Awww yeah!!)

***** MY CARD (Transaction 2) *****

ONE Glade Scented Oil Warmer; $1.25
Get $1.25 ExtraCare Bucks when you buy one Glade Scented Oil Warmer (limit 1)
Used (1) $1/1 Glade Scented Oil Warmer printable
Total: $0.25 & earned $1.25 ECB!

TWO Sparkle Paper Towels; $2.00 ($1.00 each)
Get $1.00 ExtraCare Bucks when you buy one Sparkle Paper Towel (limit 2)
Used (1) BOGO Sparkle Paper Towel Printable
Total: $1.00 & earned $2.00 ECB!

ONE Total Home Laundry Detergent; $1.79
Get $1.79 ExtraCare Bucks when you buy one Total Home Laundry Detergent (limit 1)
No coupons used.
Total: $1.79 & earned $1.79 ECB!

ONE Children’s Advil Suspension; $2.37
Get $2.37 ExtraCare Bucks when you buy one Children’s Advil (limit 1)
Used (1) $1.50/1 Advil Children’s Item printable
Total: $0.87 & earned $2.37 ECB!

ONE CVS Anti-Diarrhea Caps 12ct; $4.00
Get $4.00 ExtraCare Bucks when you buy one CVS Anti-Diarrhea 12ct (limit 1)
No coupons used.
Total: $4.00 & earned $4.00 ECB!

ONE CVS Probiotics 15ct; $9.99
Get $9.99 ExtraCare Bucks when you buy one CVS Probiotics 15ct (limit 1)
Used (1) $2 off any $8 Antacid, Probiotic, Heartburn or Stomach Remedy CVS coupon, Red Coupon Machine
Total: $7.99 & earned $9.99 ECB!

TWO Hershey’s Kisses; $3.99 (BOGO $3.99)
Used (1) $1.10/2 Hershey’s Kisses, Reese’s, Hershey’s Miniatures, York, Rolo, or Kit Kat Chocolates Holiday Bags printable
Used (1) $2.50/2 Hershey’s or Reese’s 8 oz or larger CVS printable store coupon (watch video to get offered $1 off coupon, but then share on Twitter or Pinterest to get $2.50 off coupon instead!)
Total: $0.39

Used $10 in ExtraCare Bucks.
Used $3 off $15 purchase CVS coupon (Minute Clinic E-mail)

Grand total (minus tax): $3.29 (but earned $21.40 in ExtraCare Bucks! WOOHOO!)

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