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CVS Shopping Scenario 10/28: It’s a Possible Beauty Club Money Maker!

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Understanding Extra Care Bucks (ECB) * Shopping CVS
Current CVS Deals

If you’re new to CVS and don’t have any ECB from a previous shopping trip to use on the first transaction then the amount you pay will be your “seed money”. “Seed money” is the money you pay out of pocket to get your first Extra Care Bucks (ECB) to use on future purchases.

Last week we ended up with $3.00 in ECB. I will be incorporating these into this week’s scenario

With this scenario we will be getting $69.62  in product for $16.66 (+ any applicable sales tax) with $15.00 in ECB to use next week. That’s a savings of about 76% (plus we get $15 in ECB!)

We Beauty Club members will have $53.68  in purchases which means another $5.00 in ECB (for a total of $20.00 in ECB for next week)
NOTE: I not 100% sure the Aveeno Anti-Itch qualifies as a beauty product but all the other Aveeno does so I’m confident that it applies.

Remember, you don’t have to do all the transactions in one day or even at the same store.

Transaction #1:

Buy 6 CoverGirl WetSlicks Lip Gloss $5.99 BOGO 50% off
Buy 4 Dawn Dish Soap .99
Subtotal: $30.90
Use (3) $5.00/2 CoverGirl Lip products (excl. Outlast)RP 9-16 (exp. 10-31)
Use (4) .50/1 any Dawn Dish Soap P&G 10-28 (exp. 11-30)
Use $3.00 ECB from last week
Final price: pay $10.90 +  get $10.00 ECB

Transaction #2:

Buy 2 Revlon Clippers$2.99 ea.
Buy 2 Revlon Nail Color $5.99
Subtotal: $17.76
Use (2) $1.00/1 Revlon Color Cosmetic SS 10-14 (exp. 11-18)
Use $10.00 from transaction #1
Final price: pay $5.76 + get $14.00 ECB

Transaction #3:

Buy 4 Aveeno Anti-itch Cream $4.49 ea
Buy 3 Hershey 6-pks $1.00 ea.
Subtotal: $20.96
Use (2) $3.00/2 Aveeno SS 10-28 (exp. 12-31)
Use $1.00/2 Hershey’s 6pk Candy Bars
Use $14.00 ECB from transaction #2
Final price: pay ZERO (+  any applicable tax) + get $15 in ECB to use next week!!

This scenario is like getting everything for only $1.66 after ECB  and if you’re a Beauty Club member you’ll get another $5 which makes it all FREE + a $3.34 money maker!



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  • Brenda Summers October 28, 2012, 12:13 PM

    Hi, I have a question for you. I found a site that sells coupons from inserts or the whole inserts. I’m kind of Leary about ordering anything from them. I was just wondering what you think about these sites, do you think they are legit?, or possible coupon fraud. I have not ordered anything from them. Just wondering what your thoughts were about these sites. Thank you.

    Brenda Summers

    • Queen Mum October 28, 2012, 12:29 PM

      Brenda…manufacturer’s don’t want anyone to buy their coupons. In fact, if you’ll notice all of the Kraft coupons now state right under the word manufacturer that it is a criminal offense to buy or sell them. The CIC (Coupon Information Corp) is an organization that helps manufacturer’s prosecute coupon frauders. It states on their website that sellers of coupons will state that you aren’t paying for their coupons but for their time to sort, clip etc. The CIC states that this is not a legal defense and that people who use this as an excuse know what they are doing is wrong. Hope this helps you make an informed decision 🙂

  • Genny October 30, 2012, 1:34 PM

    Thank you for explaining. I saw this on another site and it was all abbreviations! Our CVS just opened this week – haven’t made it in there yet. Will be looking into the ECB. 🙂


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