Reader Shopping Trip: CVS

Tina is one of the Winners from the August Shopping Trip.  The card she chose was a CVS Card.  She used her gift card on this awesome CVS shopping trip.

Transaction #1:

1 Ph Tampons: $6.79
Ritz Crackers: $2.50

Coupons used:

-$1.00 off Ph tampons (Printable)
-Free Ritz Crackers (CVS machine) $2.50 max value
-$5 ECB from previous week
Paid: $.79 with winning gift card
Receive:  $6.79 ecbs (tampons) & $1.00 (green bag tag)

Transaction #2:

4 Airwick Kits: $4.99/each=$19.96
2 Aussie (shampoo & conditioner): $2.99/each=$5.98
1 St. Joseph’s Asprin: $2.00
1 Colgate Optic White Toothpaste: $3.99

Coupons Used:

-(4) $4.00 off Airwick Compact Kit (9/11/11 smartsource)
-1 FREE Aussie Shampoo/Conditioner (3.99 value)
-$1.00 off St. Joseph’s Asprin (printable)
-$1.00 off Colgate Optic (
-$1.50 off Colgate Optic White (9/11/11 smartsource)
-$6.79 ECB from trans #1
Paid: $1.65 with winning gift card
Receive $10 ecbs (Airwick), $2.00 ecbs (Aussie), $1.00 ecbs (St. Joseph’s) & $1.50 ecbs (Colgate)

Transaction #3:

1 Colgate Optic White Toothpaste: $3.99
1 Dawn soap: $.99
6 Trident singles gums: $6.00
1 Bounty ExtraSoft paper towels (16 ct.) : $12.99
2 Charmin toilet papers (16 pks.) : $9.99/each=$19.98
1 Bengay Pain Relief: $5.49
1 Softsoap body wash: $2.99

Coupons used:

-$1.00 off Colgate Optic (
-$1.50 off Colgate Optic Toothpaste (9/11/11 smart source)
-$1.00 off Dawn Soap (8/28 P & G)
-(2) $2.00 off 3 Trident Singles (forget the insert)
-$1.00 off Bounty (8/28 P & G)
-$1.00 off 2 Charmin (8/28 P & G)
-$5.00 off Bengay (9/11 smartsource)
-$.75 off Softsoap (
-$10.00 off $50.00 (CVS printout)
-$14.50 in ECBs from trans #1 & $1 ECB (green bag tag from trans #1)
Paid: $11.68 with winning gift card
Receive $10 ecbs (bounty & charmin), $1.50 ecbs (Colgate) & $2.00 ecbs (Softsoap)

Total Paid including tax: $16.99 and have $13.50 in ecbs for next visit 🙂
Total Value of Products: $93.65

I saved 82% without taking into account that I even have $13.50 for my next trip!
An added bonus is that I didn’t even have to pay for this because I won a $100 CVS gift card from 🙂

Be sure to check out the CVS deals for this week.  And take a look at the LRWC Coupon Database to find any of the coupons listed here.

If you have a shopping trip you want to share, find out how to enter it into the $100 Store Gift Card Giveaway.

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  • kellyjp29

    That is amazing, I tried today and did okay but my store was out of a lot of those items so it was kind of a bust to find items I actually had coupons for. Thanks for sharing, it’s very encouraging!

  • Jessica

    You did awesome!! I am having so much trouble successfully “rolling my ecb’s. I always mess up somewhere along the line and spend alot more than planned out of pocket.

  • Alice

    Great job – happy shopping 🙂

  • elaine p

    how did u get the 10 $ of 50$ coupon on the transaction 3?

    • The total price before coupons was more than $50 so you use that first then the others.

      • elaine p

        thx!!but i wonder here i can get the same coupon!lol!

        • Tina

          That $10 of $50 printed at the bottom of a receipt from a previous trip 🙂

  • Christine

    One of the best I’ve seen! That gift card is in good hands!

  • marie

    Wow! You should win a gift card. Great job. Just wondering, what area do you live in? I can’t find any Airwicks, and we did not get a 1.50 off Optic toothpaste either.

    • Tina

      Thanks! I live in Monmouth County, NJ…my CVS did not have the airwicks marked at $4.99 (they were actually labeled $7.99), you may want to try price checking at your store 🙂 Best of luck!

  • Kerry

    Awesome job! How I LOVE CVS!! At my store the Airwicks didn’t have the sale tags so there were plenty left. This is one of the only times I LIKE when things aren’t marked lol! Went back today and used my coupons and ECBs and got a Claritin D 30 count for 99 cents!! Jackpot!!!! 😀

  • Lianne

    that is fabulous

  • Diane R.

    Wow! That is an awesome shopping trip! You must have a great CVS that let you do multiple transactions and they took both of your Colgate Optic coupons for both of the tubes that you bought. Congratulations on winning the gift card – you are really putting it to good use!

  • Anonymous

    Awesome job! I love CVS, but I am becoming MORE and MORE frustrated with my local stores. I went into two stores today and BOTH were out of 90% of the stuff I wanted to get. Sure, I got rainchecks, but I am still waiting for items to come in for rainchecks I got a month ago. Ugh!

  • KT

    Question for you guys, for the free Aussie coupon it seems like they took off the full value of $3.99. But when I go they take off the price of the item which would be the $2.99. Anyone know the correct way?