Thursday, February 19, 2009

They're On to Us!

Update - looks like I'm the only one out there whose EB's haven't been printing for the cotton rounds. :( So I'd say give it a try and see if they print for you. Good luck!
TOTAL PROFIT FOR FEBRUARY $124.31
CVS has caught on with the cotton rounds! I bought some yesterday and the EB's printed. Today, nada. :(

CVS - DBF's card - bought yesterday

  • Colgate Total Advanced toothpaste (4 oz) $2.99, used $1 coupon (2/1 SS) and got back $2.99 EB (Limit 5) = $1 profit
  • CVS trial size 25 count cotton rounds $0.99, used $1 CVS skincare coupon (pic here) and got back $2 EB (bought first one previously) = $2 profit
  • Reeses clearanced to $0.39
  • Used $2 EB, total was $0.47, overall profit was $2.52
My Card - today

  • Colgate Total Advanced toothpaste (4 oz) $2.99, used $1 coupon (2/1 SS) and got back $2.99 EB (Limit 5) = $1 profit
  • CVS trial size 25 count cotton rounds $0.99, used $1 CVS skincare coupon (pic here) = FREE
  • Reeses clearanced to $0.39
  • Used $2 EB, total was $0.47, overall profit $0.52
Did a rinse and repeat right away. Since the EB's only print for every two you buy, I didn't realize the rounds weren't working anymore until I'd done transaction two. At least I'm not out any money b/c they were free with the coupon, so no biggie.
  • Colgate Total Advanced toothpaste (4 oz) $2.99, used $1 coupon (2/1 SS) and got back $2.99 EB (Limit 5) = $1 profit
  • CVS trial size 25 count cotton rounds $0.99, used $1 CVS skincare coupon (pic here) = FREE
  • 2 Reeses clearanced to $0.39 each
  • Used $2.49 EB, total was $0.36
Got a $1 CRT for any shampoo/conditioner/styler on my receipt, so I decided to get the Herbal Essences since I was in the store anyway. I planned to buy two Herbal Essences, which would have been $1.99 OOP. The lowest EB I had was for $2.99. I decided to use a higher value EB and get a monthly freebie as well. After my receipt printed I realized I had already bought two of the Extreme Energys on this card. Sigh. So I didn't get any EB's on that and I plan to return it.
  • 2 Herbal Essences shampoos (aren't the swirly ones pretty?) $2.99 each, used $3 off 2 coupon (2/8 P&G) and $1 CRT and got back $2 EB ($1 each, Limit 5) = FREE
  • Alavert clearanced 90% off to $1.09
  • Extreme Energy $4.99, would have got $4.99 EB if I hadn't already reached my limit (monthly deal, limit 2)
  • Used $8 EB, total was $0.06

Randomness - did you know Alavert contains the same drug as Claritin? Its the same drug, same amount. I noticed that the other day.

5 comments:

mirandaxstarr said...

that's kind of weird that you didn't get the extra bucks for the cotton rounds because I went back to get more today since they've been sold out everywhere & I received the extra bucks. are you sure you weren't over the limit of five in total? I thought the limit was (10) you know like 5 sets of two but nope, it's not, atleast that's what my store said & that's all it would print out with extra bucks lol :p

Jamie said...

Oh that stinks about the cotton rounds! I had a few more I was going to pick up too! Thanks for the heads up!

frugalsuz said...

mirandaxstarr,
Yup, I'm sure. My receipt listed that I'd bought three and after these transactions, it hadn't changed.

Jamie,
I know, I was really looking forward to those EB's.

momof2gr8tgirls said...

Awesome deals. I really wish we had a CVS close to us. The nearest one is 1 hr away and right now that is too far to drive. We only have a Walgreens and Riteaid in the next towns.

Simplysara said...

I finally found some of the rounds and decided to give them a try and it worked for me tonight! Sorry it didn't work for you.