My Shopping Trip: CVS

My Shopping Trip: CVS

Not one but 2 shopping trips from me today.  Once I get the couponing bug back, I can’t stop!

Today I went to get some of the Special K Cereal which happens to be one of my favorite cereals.  I had to go to 2 CVS stores in my area because the first one did not have the Complete nor did they have the Beneful Baked Delights.  So, the plan I had laid out had to be altered slightly but it still worked out great.  I was happy and so was Bogo.  Hehe, I used BOGO Coupons for Bogo’s treats…gotta love it 😉

Here is what I did:

CVS Transaction #1:

  • (3)Special K Fruit & Yogurt – $2.50
  • (1)Allegra 5 ct – $6.49
  • (1)Depend – $3.99

Coupons Used:

Total Out of Pocket = $0.00

$4 ECB Special K
$2 ECB Depends

CVS Transaction #2 at 2nd store:

  • (1)Complete Solution- $8.99

Coupons Used:

  • $4 ECB from Trans 1
  • $2 ECB from Trans 1
  • Tax: $0.63
  • Used CVS Cash Card: $3.62

Total Out of Pocket = $0.00

$8.99 ECB Complete

CVS Transaction #3:

  • (8)Beneful Baked Delights (note: some people have said that the ECB prints wyb only 6)

Coupons Used:

  • (4) BOGO Beneful Baked Delights Coupons (3/18 SS) – manually deducted $3 each
  • $8.99 ECB from Trans 2
  • Tax: $1.68
  • Used CVS Cash Card Balance: $0.71

Total Out of Pocket = $3.98

$5 ECB Beneful

Be sure to check out the rest of the CVS Coupon Match Ups for the week.

Total Savings including sale prices and coupons: $67.17 which I will be adding to the LRWC Reader’s Grocery Savings Counter.  Be sure to add your savings so we can see how much we have all saved in 2012

Here is an update to my Grocery Budget:

      • Total in envelope as of 3/13: $559.03
      • $31.29 from Shopping Trip on 3/15
      • Total in envelope as of 3/15: $527.74
      • Added $150 to Grocery Envelope
      • -$6.02 quick trip to ShopRite
      • -$3.81 from Shopping Trip on 3/17
      • -$75 giving my son to go grocery shopping at school
      • Total in envelope as of 3/17: $592.91
      • -$26 misc trips
      • -$126 in take out meals from the last 2 weeks
      • Added $150 to Grocery Envelope 3/30
      • -$10.81 from Shopping trip 3/31
      • Total in envelope as of 3/31: $580.10
      • -$3.47 from Shopping Trip on 4/2
      • Total in envelope as of 3/31: $576.63
      • -$3.98 from Shopping Trip on 4/3
      • Total in envelope as of 4/3: $572.65

If you’re interested in seeing how we set up our budget envelopes, make sure to check out, How To Set Up a Budget and Stick to It.

How are you doing on your grocery budget?

LRWC Reader Grocery Savings Counter: Be sure to add your weekly grocery savings to the the LRWC Reader Grocery Savings Counter below. You can check out the counter in the sidebar to see how much we have all saved so far in 2012!

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  • Kate

    The Beneful treats at my store were $3.29 x 6 = $19.74. I thought I’d try 6 and see. I was prepared to get more but to my surprise it did generate the extrabucks. Wish I had waited on the Depends for the stack, but still a good deal. Thanks for all you do Cindy!

  • Kabby

    I just returned from CVS without Allegra or Special K…Good for you for finding them.
    On a side note…should you have been charged tax on Contact Solution? I thought these products are tax free. Any feed back on this??

  • Katrina

    I pay anywhere from 1.75-2.25% on grocery & medical items depending on what county I make my purchase in. But I’m in IL. Not sure if that helps. I also struck out on the Allegra and had to go to 3 different CVS to get the 9 Special K I was looking for. (of course the last stop had piles of them, murphy’s law)

  • sandra

    Guys so the special k berry yogurt flavored gives the ecb? I went to 2 cvs today try to find the berry one and none all gone their was only the original and vanilla and berry yogurt one anyone which ones exactly gives ecb ? Thanks!

    • Carol S

      All of them give the ecb I have bought all flavors and the fruit crisp also count as bars. and give ecb.

  • Katrina

    Sorry I only bought the regular so I don’t know.

  • Rei

    Some of the Special K cereal boxes have coupons (manu q w/ CVS logo) on the back for the following:
    $1/2 Special K protein
    $1/2 Special K Crackers
    $1/2 Special K bars or crisps
    (exp 11/28) 🙂

  • lisa

    are the special k not advertising the ECB though? i went in today to get other things and checked this out? and didnt see it in circular or on tag reflecting price 2/5. Thanks. I wanted to head back out tommorow. Thanks guys!!