Mar 242011
 
Spent $2.83 – Saved $41.19- $8.50 Extra Bucks Back

My final CVS Totals – The Gift Card Challenge Week 3.

I have been to five different CVS stores this week, just by incorporating them into my daily walks and shopping routines, and amazingly all I have been able to find was two of the $1 Reach toothbrushes. The latest update is that they did not get here this week, but that they will get here next week. So I have four rain checks, which fortunately do not have an expiration date. I have about 12 x $1 coupons, so hopefully they will get them in stock soon. 


I absolutely love the Green Bag tag, and I highly recommend it to any and all CVS shoppers. I paid a dollar for the Green Bag Tag a long time ago, and it just keep on paying. It is basically like getting paid $0.25 every time you shop at CVS Pharmacy, and as we all know it all adds up. All you need to do, is bring your own reusable bag every time you shop at CVS and REMEMBER to scan the green bag tag. Today I spent $0.48 in taxes, but CVS paid me $1 Extra Bucks for using the Green Bag Tag….as I said I love it!

The $25 CVS Gift Card Challenge

Cheryl at Simply CVS has challenged me to see how far I can stretch $25 at CVS Pharmacy, and she has provided me with a $25 CVS gift card just for this purpose. With the CVS shopping tips, coupon match-ups and CVS deals alerts from Simply CVS, I hope to be able to stretch the CVS gift card far.

Week 3 of the CVS Gift Card Challenge

Transaction 1 (1st CVS Pharmacy Store):
Allegra $6.99
– $2 Manufacturer Coupon
– $5 CVS bucks from last week’s CVS shopping trip.
= Free 
Saved $8.30 
$6.99 Extra Bucks Back

Transaction 2 (2nd CVS Pharmacy Store):
1 Head & Shoulders 2 in 1 $5.49 (2.50 CVS Bucks Back)
1 Crest Toothpaste on sale at $3.49 (2.50 CVS Bucks Back)
1 Crest Toothpaste on sale at $3.49 (2.50 CVS Bucks Back)
1 Pert Plus 2 in 1 travel size $0.99
1 Pert Plus 2 in 1 travel size $0.99 
 – $2 Head & Shoulders Coupon (P&G coupon booklet)
2 x $1 Crest MF coupons
– $6.99 CVS Extra Bucks from previous transaction
Subtotal $1.48
Taxes $0.87
Total out of pocket $2.35
Total Saved $15.97
$7.50 CVS Extra Bucks Back

Transaction 3 (5th CVS Pharmacy Store):
6 Pert Plus 2 in 1 travel size @ $0.99= $5.94
2 x Reach Total Toothbrushes @ $1 each = $2
-6 x $1 Pert Coupons
– 1 x $2 MF Reach Coupon
Taxes $0.48
Total out of pocket $0.48
Total Saved $16.92
$1 CVS Extra Bucks Back for scanning my Green Bag Tag

CVS Gift Card Challenge Update
Week Three of the CVS Gift Card Challenge
Total out of pocket $2.83
Total Saved $41.19
Received $8.50 Extra Bucks back
Total Left on Simply CVS Challenge Gift Card $11.47 + 8.50 CVS Extra Bucks
Total saved in the CVS Gift Card Challenge $68.60

Now, with Cheryl’s help, I am already beginning to prepare my shopping list for next week’s CVS ad. To help prepare my CVS shopping list, I used the following Simply CVS posts:

Simply CVS3/27 CVS ad with coupon match ups.
Whenever I need a little encouragement, I always revisit this CVS Shopping post.
You can read more about the $25 CVS Gift Card Challenge at Simply CVS.

Make sure to come on over and enter my $10 CVS Gift Card Giveaway right here at Frugality Is Free.

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