Monthly Archives: January 2014

January 28, 2014

Went back to CVS today.  Picked up two Robitussins (on sale for $5 each), one child Advil ($2) and another Colgate Total toothpaste ($3).  Paid for it with two Robitussin coupons I picked up at the doctor’s ($3), $1 coupons for Advil & Colgate, and my $10 ECBs. 

Got back $2 in ECBs from the Colgate and $3 from the Robitussin/Advil.  But the best thing is, I can submit the Robitussin/Advil items for a $6 rebate (form was in the paper last Sunday).  That will give me money I can spend anywhere, not just at CVS.

Approximate value of items donated today: $21

Approximate value of times donated this year:  $104

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Jan. 27, 2014

Headed to CVS yesterday with $6 in ECBs.  Bought one Crest Pro-Health toothpaste ($4), one Colgate Total mouthwash ($3), and one package of Puffs ($1) using Crest and Colgate coupons from the paper and the ECBs.  Got back about $4 in ECBs.

Approximate value of items donated today: $10

Approximate value of times donated this year:  $83

 

Jan. 22, 2014

So I called CVS customer service yesterday, and they were so nice about it.  Apologized all over the place, and since she couldn’t print coupons for me, she authorized another $10 in CVS ECBs.  Yay!

Also in the past couple of days I donated 50 Boxtops for Education to my son’s school (worth $5 toward library books) and maybe 35 Best Choice UPCs to the local high school French club (total value probably less than $1, but hey, every bit helps). 

 

Approximate value of items donated today: $5

Approximate value of times donated this year:  $73

January 19, 2014

Great trip to CVS today!

I started out with $8 in ECBs.  Softsoap body wash was on sale for $3, SpeedStick deo was on sale for $2, and today’s paper had coupons for 75c off the body wash and buy one/get one free on the deo.  My mom donated the coupons for her paper too, plus I had CVS coupons for $1 off any $5 deo purchase and $1.50 off any 2 body washes. 

So I bought 2 body washes and 5 deos and paid for them with 2 buy1/get free coupons,  $4 in other coupons,  and my ECBs. 

I also had a $5 off any Tena product coupon, and CVS had the smaller size pads for $4.19. 

Everything to go to the local food pantry- and I have $6 in ECBS to use next time.

Approximate value of items donated today: $28

Approximate value of times donated this year:  $68

 

January 5, 2014

Ten cent hand sanitizer at CVS today!

I got a coupon last week for $1.50 off any CVS hand sanitizer above 2 oz.    The 4 oz. sanitizer was $2 (reg. price).  I used my 20% off any non-sale purchase coupon and the $1.50 off coupon and the hand sanitizer was just ten cents.

And since this is my blog and I make the rules, I am going to round that ten cents down to nothing and add this to my totals.   The hand sanitizer will go to the food pantry.

Approximate value of items donated today: $2

Approximate value of items donated this year:  $40

January 5, 2014

The deals were pretty good at CVS today.

I used my $10 in Extra Care  Bucks to buy a Bayer glucose meter for $10.  That generated another $10 in ECBs, which I used to buy 2 bags of Ricola cough drops, 1 Pediacare infant pain reducer, and 1 Colgate Total mouthwash.  All were on sale, and I had a $1 off 2 coupon for the cough drops, and $2 off coupons for both the Pediacare and Colgate.  I bought all four items with the glucose meter ECBs and came away with $5 in ECBs from the Pediacare and $3 from the Colgate.

The glucose meter will go to the county “medicine chest” for people who may have trouble affording medication,  The cough drops and the mouthwash will go to the local food pantry.  The Pediacare will go in a new-baby gift basket that will be auctioned off at the church youth group fundraiser in March.

Approximate value of items donated today: $22

Approximate value of items donated this year:  $38

January 4, 2014

Yesterday the kids had dental appointments and the dentist gave them both toothbrushes and travel-sized toothpaste.  I plan to save the toothpaste for the next time we go on a trip, but the “junior” toothbrushes are a little too babyish for a 12- and a 17-year-old.  Those will be donated to the local food pantry.

Approximate value of items donated today: $2

Approximate value of items donated this year:  $16