Monthly Archives: March 2014

March 15, 2014

A few days ago I realized my $5 ECBs from the Beauty Club were expired.  Fortunately my CVS will allow you to use expired ECBs for a day or two, so I made a mad dash around the store to pick up stuff.  For $5 I got one Rice-a-Roni, one Wesson Oil, and one bag of jelly beans.  I got back $1 in ECBs.

Also Kohl’s sent me a $5 gift card.  I can always spend one of those!  I found a cute zebra-sriped toddler sweatshirt on clearance for $2.50– so I bought 2.  They were originally listed at $15 but I think $10 is a more realistic price.

As usual the food will go to the local food pantry and clothes to  one of the many charities I support.

Approximate value of items donated this week:  $29

Approximate value of times donated this year:  $292

Value of unspent ECBs: $11


March 2, 2014

Last week I was surprised to get another $5 in CVS Beauty Club ECBs.  That brings the total ECBs I have to spend to $15.

Yesterday I was at CVS and noticed that the Colgate Optic White toothbrushes were included in the Buy 1, Get 2 ECBs back promotion.  I had a CVS coupon for $3 off any 2 Colgate Optic White products, and the toothbrush promotion was limit 2.  That meant free toothbrushes!  But wait– I also had one manufacturer coupon for 50c off any Colgate toothbrush! 

If I stacked the manufacturer coupon with the CVS coupon, that would give me a 50c overage to play with.  It’s hard to find anything at CVS under a dollar, but I finally found some individual sized Fruity Pebbles, on clearance for 50c.

So I bought two toothbrushes and a bowl of Fruity Pebbles for $7.50, paid for them with two coupons and a $4 in ECBS, and got $4 in ECBs back.

Approximate value of items donated today: $12

Approximate value of times donated this year:  $263

Value of unspent ECBs: $15