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CVS plan for midnight tonight!

November 26th, 2008 at 10:43 pm

CVS is having a TON of free after ECB items for their Black Friday sale. However, they are starting their Black Friday sale on Thursday and running the specials for 3 days (Thursday, Friday, Saturday). With coupons, these items end up making you money - for example, I buy an item that costs $5 and at the end of my receipt I get $5 back, but I had a coupon for $1 off so I only paid $4 and still got $5 back. Do this with a bunch of these "free after ECB" items and you've just made quite a little bit of money! Yippee!

Here is my plan:
Starting with $50.98 in ECB's:

Transaction #1
$ 7.99 Schick razor Get $ 6
$ 2.99 Aussie Get $ 2.99
$11.98 Soleil razor x2 Get $11.98
$ 5.98 Colgate x2 Get $ 5.98
$ 5.99 Garnier Get $ 5.99
$ 5.69 J&J lotion Get $ 5.69
$13.98 L'oreal gloss x2 Get $13.98
$10/50 CVS coupon
$4 schick
$1 aussie
$6 soleil x2
$3 colgate x2
$1 garnier
$1 J&J
$2 L'oreal x2
$2/10 cosmetics (or L'oreal skincare) CVS coupon
Total: $24.60
Pay with $23.99 ECB's + $0.74 cash, Earn $52.61 ECBs

Transaction #2 (Friday/Saturday)
$ 2.99 Aussie Get $ 2.99
$ 7.99 CG Smoothers Liquid Get $ 7.99
$ 5.99 CG Smoothers pressed powder Get $ 5.99
$ 4.47 Gatorade G2, 20oz x3 Get $ 4.47
$12.99 Sambucol Get $10.00
$ 6.49 Coricidin Get $ 2.00
$ 9.18 Revlon nail polish x2
Total: $50.10
$10/50 CVS coupon
$1 aussie
$2 Covergirl x2
$2 coricidin
$4 Revlon x2
POSSIBLY $2/10 cosmetics CVS coupon (if not used in Trans#1)
Total: $31.10
Pay with $29.98 ECB's + $0.85 cash, Earn $33.44 ECBs
(I will have approx $82 ECB when both transactions are complete).

I am starting with a nice stash of ECB's that I have been building for the past few weeks, but anyone can do well with this sale by buying one item, then turning around and using that item's ECB to pay for the next item.

I am extremely excited to shop tonight/tomorrow. I only hope they have everything I need to make my deals work. *grin*

5 Responses to “CVS plan for midnight tonight!”

  1. marvholly Says:

    Don't be so sure you will be able to get everything on your list. I scouted 4 CVS stores in my area yesterday and for any single Free and/or sale item they have no more than 5 on the shelf and usually less,frequently NONE.

  2. thriftorama Says:

    How can they afford to offer these specials?

  3. MarianneJ Says:

    marv, yes the lack of stock is why I am contemplating going at midnight tonight to the 24hr store!

    thriftoama, i'm not sure. Many people that shop there do not have the "Extra Care card" and so they do not get any ECB's to spend. i can't tell you how many times I've been in line behind someone who has no card and does not want one when asked. Basically, i guess it is the people paying full price who are allowing me to save so much money. but that's just a guess.

  4. mbkonef Says:

    Depending upon your store, you can sometimes get rainchecks on items they regularly carry, even if the sale is only for limited days. It does not hurt to ask. I have done this at times and come back a few days later when they restocked. The "sale" price was over but they honored the raincheck by just giving me the item for free. You've got to love that!

  5. dmontngrey Says:

    I just got back from CVS myself. Didn't know about this sale until late morning and ran right out. I did find everything I wanted, but had to run to 3 different stores to find the Philips earbuds. I had $15 ECBs to start and came home with $17.77 ECBs. Spent $2.96 and got 2 Philips earbuds, 2 toothpaste, 1 shampoo, 1 conditioner, 1 nail polish, and 1 candy bar!

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