Sunday, October 3, 2010

Clueless Couponer (Post #3)

A couple weeks ago, I mentioned a trip I had taken to CVS that wasn't very successful couponing for me. Well, I was WRONG! :) That's how clueless I am! I spent $12.95 out of pocket and received $11 in Extra Care Bucks (ECB) back. This was my very FIRST trip so I knew I'd have to spend some cash, but I didn't see ALL the ECB I received when I looked at my receipt, I just saw the first one and thought I got $5 back. That made me think it wasn't a very successful trip and that I needed to keep of how many ECBs I'm suppose to earn.

This past week, I tried going to CVS again. This time I wrote a very concise list about what I was going to buy, how many of each item I was going to buy and how many ECBs it was going to earn me. Though a lot of things I wanted to buy weren't in stock I think I managed pretty well. Also, we were running low on toothpaste so I opted to get some on sale with a coupon even though it was a bit more than I would have liked to spend in the future.

Here's what I got:
2 packs Olay facial cleanser wipes (I love these, they are so quick and easy!)
2 boxes of ThermaCare heat wraps (for cramps!)
1 tube Colgate toothpaste

This time I paid $1.95 in cash and got $10 ECBs for next time. Not too shabby.


  1. Well that's pretty good I could so go for a Therma Patch right about now.. I love those.. HMM you know I never even think of using my CVS bucks I wonder how many I have.. HMMM

  2. Girl, you are doing great!!! We don't have a CVS near us, just Walgreens, but they are kinda the same giving you $ toward your next order. The more you do it the easier and quicker it'll be. Good luck!

  3. LOOOOOOOOVE that you had a surprise when you looked at your receipt! Great job! You are doing fab--keep it up!!