Updated: Earlier some of the dollar amounts I stated were wrong, Below are the correct amounts and what I spent on my trip to CVS today.
Some people think using coupons is too time consuming but it doesn’t need to be. If you flip through the circulars to see if there are any for products that you use you may be able to save some money. In many cases, certain stores will run sales on products that correspond with the coupons in that week’s newspaper.
In some of the store flyers the coupons in the newspaper will be noted next to the item, showing the end price you will pay. In our area newspaper three of the stores that had sales corresponding to the coupon items were Walgreens, CVS and Family Dollar.
In the coupon inserts I received there were four coupons for hair products that were buy 1 shampoo and 1 conditioner and get 1 free styling product. These were for Suave Professionals, Tresemme’, Degree for Men and Dove. At CVS, with an Extra Care card and the coupon you could get 2 bottles of Tresemme for $7.00 (Regular price is $4-5 per bottle)and get a free styling product (the coupon took off $6.00) or 2 bottles of Suave for $2 (Regular price over $2 per bottle) and get a free styling product (the coupon took off $4.00). If you don’t have an Extra Care card you can apply for one at the register and receive a percentage of what you spend back quarterly. If you don’t want to apply for one, they may have a card you can use to get the sale price.
Another insert had coupons for Pepsi, Lays, Tostitos and other products.
A dollar here and there may not seem like a lot but the savings can add up quickly.
After writing the original post I stopped at CVS.
After sale prices and coupons I paid $13.35 and got $1 ECB to use on a future purchase. I purchased
1/2 gallon of milk
1 Tresemmee shampoo and 1 conditioner (got free mousse)
1 Suave Professional shampoo and 1 conditioner (got 1 free mousee)
1 Crest Pro Heath rinse (regular price $6.49, on sale for $4.45 – $1.00 ECB – $1.45 coupon in today’s paper= final price $1.99.
My receipt shows I saved $20.14 today and spent $13.35.
Another CVS deal I forgot about when I was there is Robitussin is on sale for $4.99 and there is a $3.00 coupon in today’s newspaper making it $1.99.
CVS sales run from today through Saturday, October 6. If they are out of an item, ask for a rain check. In many cases, they will give you a rain check to get the same price when they get the item in again.