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CVS Trip, 9 Products Retail Priced $54.51, only $2.72 with Coupons & Rebate

 

 

 

I had a nice little trip to CVS today to scout for deals.  I left with 9 products, retail priced $54.51, and got it all for only $2.72!

I ended up at the Sand Springs store first, and they were completely out of the Tena liners.  Since today is the last day for the biggest moneymaker with the $5 off coupon, I asked if they could locate a store in Tulsa that had them in stock.  While we can always get a rain check, I would make a dollar more being able to use the coupon, and though just a dollar, I also wanted to see if they had a CeraVe product I was looking for.  The manager sent me to a CVS all the way on the other side of Tulsa.  When I arrived, there were none on the shelves despite telling me they had 26.  However, I had a very nice young manager that offered to check the back, and said if she could not find any, I could choose any other Tena product to substitute for the same price.  She ended up finding a few (although nowhere near 26.)  Besides finding them in the back, she also gave me a third Tena package for free, saying that “When an item like this is out of stock, CVS associates should offer you a substitute for the same price, and if the coupon differs, still take the coupon value off for it as well.”  She also apologized that I had to drive so far.  I told her that she did not need to do that, but even the thought was appreciated.  She insisted, so I ended up with an extra freebie.

This was really encouraging on the heels of a really bad shopping trip.  A few weeks ago, a brand new sales associate rang up my transaction, a transaction that I do every few weeks when available.  There were issues from the start, and looking back, those clues usually let me know to end the transaction there, and return at a later date with a different employee.  The manager saw she was confused, and took over, but was visibly not happy to start with.  She did not understand that the the new associate had entered a large beauty reward I had earned that was showing on the computer.  So even though she scanned my coupons,  it did not deduct them from my receipt.  The CVS system already has the issue of coupons that have been scanned not being used on the transaction in the end.  You always need to check your receipt before leaving, as more often than not now, there is usually at least one that vanishes.  The only one that it did take was a $6 off $30 purchase, but it only took $0.75 off my purchase for it, as that was all that was left after the beauty reward was entered.   That was the first time I have ever seen a register do that without having to manually override a coupon value.  I won’t go into too many details, but it was so bad, that it was a bit difficult to return again.

With couponing, there will be days where things go wrong, and some days where absolutely nothing seems to go right.  Staying calm can be tricky, especially in this case when a manager is chastising you for canceling the transaction, talking over you whenever you try to speak, and holding their hand up in the “stop” motion if you try to show them the errors on the receipt.  In the end, staying as calm and nice as possible is definitely worth it.  The percentage of bad trips I have compared to the great trips I have, is minimal.  All it takes is one time to lose your temper to be branded forever, as store associates absolutely do talk.  If you are “marked,” even easy transactions can turn into hassles later on, as everything you do will then be scrutinized.  On the rare occasions that I have had scenarios such as this, I simply return the items, retrieve all of my coupons, and come back at a later date.  Make sure if they scanned any Extra Care Bucks or beauty rewards, that they are put back on your card, or that they give you a slip that they create manually.  Sometimes even when a transaction is cancelled, the Extra Care Bucks will show as being used.  If this happens, just make sure to explain the situation to a manager and they will take care of it for you.

Overall, CVS employees are some of the best I have come across.  It is my favorite store to coupon at, and it is also where I find the best deals.  Today I grabbed some really nice products at a price that is difficult to beat.

 

Here is what I purchased and what I used:

 

 ***Remember not to print other coupons from the CVS site besides the CVS store coupons (the Tena coupon is not a CVS coupon, just has logo as advertisement) as they will be deducted from your Swagbucks prints, and you will not receive payment for using them. You receive $0.10 (10 Swagbucks) for each coupon used that was  printed off the  Swagbucks site, and they are the same ones found elsewhere.

 

CVS

9 PRODUCTS

TOTAL RETAIL=$54.51

Out of Pocket=$10.72

SavingStar Rebate=$1.00

Extra Care Bucks=$7.00

=only $2.72 for 9 products, or $0.30 each

 

CVS

 

 

  •   3 Tena Active or Serenity Liners 24-26ct $3.99, regular price (manager insisted I take  one free for having to drive across town)

Buy 2, Receive $4.00 Extra Care Bucks through 5/16

Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off

Use $5/2 Tena Product SmartSource 4.26 expires TODAY

Pay $0.98, Receive $4.00 Extra Care Bucks

=FREE plus $3.02 MONEYMAKER when you buy 2

 

If not on Sunday or you don’t have the insert coupon:

  • Purchase 2 Tena Active or Serenity Liners 24-26ct $3.99, regular price

Buy 2, Receive $4.00 Extra Care Bucks through 5/16

Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off

Use TWO $2/1 Tena Product printable Swagbucks

Pay $1.98, Receive $4.00 Extra Care Bucks, and Receive $0.20 (20 Swagbucks) for redeeming two  Swagbucks coupons

=FREE plus $2.22 MONEYMAKER when you buy 2

 

  • 1 Excedrin 24-30ct $5.99 sale $4.99, through 5/16

Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Extra Care Bucks through 5/16 ( Limit 1 )

Buy 1 Excedrin 24ct+, Receive $1.00 from SavingStar through 5/30

SavingStar.com saves you money on groceries. 100% digital eCoupons

Use $2/1 Excedrin Product 24ct+ SmartSource 5/10

Pay $2.99, Receive $2.00 Extra Care Bucks, and Receive $1.00 from SavingStar

=FREE plus $0.01 MONEYMAKER

 

  • 1 Garnier Fructis Conditioner or Shampoo $3.99 13oz sale $2.99, through 5/16

Use $2/1 Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Conditioner, Treatment, or Styler RedPlum 4/26

=$0.99

 

  • 1 Garnier Fructis Root Lift Styler $4.59 sale $2.99, through 5/16

Use $2/1 Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Conditioner, Treatment, or Styler RedPlum 4/26

=$0.99

 

  • 1 Gold Emblem Abound Fuji Apples & Blueberry Clusters $3.99, regular price (they also have the nut clusters for only $3.49 that will be the same deal only cheaper, but my kids don’t like the nuts as well)

Tagged with $1.00 Extra Care Buck Reward, did not print automatically though, had to be manually entered

30% off CVS brand products you can fit in a bag (you don’t need to have more than one to receive the discount, but you can receive the discount on as many that will fit)=$1.20

Use $1/1 Gold Emblem Abound Trail Mix, Cereal Bars, or Nuts printable cvs.com   ( I asked before buying these if the CVS coupon would work for it as was not sure since stated “Trail Mix”)

Paid $1.79, Received $1.00 Extra Care Bucks

=$0.79

 

  • 2 CeraVe Cleanser $11.99, regular price (they have quite a few products in the price range, found in the facial care, soap, and baby aisles)

Buy 1, Get 1 50% off

Used TWO $6.00/1 CeraVe Product excluding cleansing bars and trial size printable sharecerave.com

AND used $3.00 off $11.00 Purchase of Body Wash, Bar Soap, Liquid Hand Soap, or Hand Sanitizer CVS coupon CVS Coupon Center 4/27 exp. 5/11

=$2.98, only $1.49 each when you buy 2

 

9 PRODUCTS

TOTAL RETAIL=$54.51

Out of Pocket=$10.72

SavingStar Rebate=$1.00

Extra Care Bucks=$7.00

=only $2.72 for 9 products, or $0.30 each

 

 

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HURRY, FREE Garnier Ultra Lift Miracle Sleeping Cream Shipped To Your Door

 

 

 

This is a really great FREEBIE courtesy of Walmart and Garnier, and these typically reach their maximum limit quickly so don’t wait!  Get a free sample of Garnier Ultra Lift Miracle Sleeping Cream shipped to your door.  Simply feel in your name, email, and shipping info, and you will receive it in a few weeks.  They always state “allow 6-8 week” for shipping, but they usually arrive much sooner than the stated time.  Besides getting a nice little freebie, these almost always come with a high dollar coupon as well!

Get a FREE sample of Garnier Ultra Lift Miracle Sleeping Cream now

L’Oreal Age Perfect Day or Night Cream only $7.29 at CVS from $17.79

 

 

In just the last year, I have started using anti-aging skin care, and it is NOT cheap!  However, there are always deals available, so I stock up whenever I possibly can.  Get L’Oreal Age Perfect Day or Night Cream for only $7.29 this week at CVS!!  These are $17.79 each, so this is an awesome deal!

Check your Extra Care Card for the L’Oreal coupon they issued the week of 4/13.  If you don’t have it, you might have a moisturizer/lotion coupon which will work as well.  Depending on your store, some will let you use the hand and body lotion coupons with these type of products as they are made to use anywhere.  This would make it an even better deal.  Make sure you send all coupons to your card prior to shopping.

Also, make sure you have signed up for the free CVS Beauty Club.  Whenever you hit $50 in beauty or qualifying personal care purchases, you get a free $5 Extra Care Bucks certificate.  The $50 is based on the actual price, NOT what you pay after coupons, sale, etc., so it adds up quickly.  This deal alone will put you close to getting a free $5!

 

CVS

Buy 2:

  • L’Oreal Age Perfect Day/Night Cream $17.79, regular price
  • L’Oreal Dermo-Expertise Age Perfect Anti-Sagging and Ultra-Hydrating Day Cream $17.79, regular price
  • L’Oreal Dermo-Expertise Age Perfect Anti-Sagging and Ultra-Hydrating Night Cream $17.79, regular price

=$35.58 for 2

Spend $30 on ALL L’Oreal Facial Care, Sublime Bronze or Advanced Sun Care, Receive $10 Extra Care Bucks

Use $5 off $20 L’Oreal Moisturizers or Cleansers

AND use TWO $3/1 L’Oreal Age Perfect Day Cream SPF 15 or Age Perfect Night Cream RP 4/26 exp. 5/23

OR use $5/2 Loreal Paris Skin Care Product RP 4/12 exp. 5/9

Pay $24.56, Receive $10.00 Extra Care Bucks

=$14.58, only $7.29 each when you buy 2

 

FREE Proactive System Kit & Deep Cleansing Brush with Rebate

 

 

We have another awesome “Rebate” opportunity courtesy of Swagbucks!  Swagbucks is offering 2000 Swagbucks, which equals $20, for purchasing a kit from Proactive for the first time!!  Proactive is having a special where you get their 3 Step System Kit for only $19.95 from $29.95, plus you get their deep cleansing brush FREE!

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Within 14 days of your purchase, Swagbucks will credit your account 2000 Swagbucks ( $20), which means you get the set FREE!!  After receiving your kit, you can cancel with no future obligation or purchases if you decide you do not wish to continue getting Proactive products, and you still receive a great set FREE!

Here is what is included in the Kit for $19.95:

Proactive + 3 Step System=$19.95

  • Skin Smoothing Exfoliator
  • Pore Targeting Treatment
  • Complexion Perfecting Hydrator

 

How to get your kit, free cleansing brush, and rebate:

  • Sign up for a free Swagbucks account by clicking here.
  • Click the “Discover” tab on the top tool bar, then “Offers.”
  • This will bring you to the offer wall.
  • Right now it is a featured offer, so you should see a banner that looks like this.

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  • Click on it, and it will bring you to the Proactive site.
  • If you don’t see the banner, click on the Swagbucks logo on the top left of the tool bar, this will bring you to their “home” page.
  • Scroll through the offers until you see the listing, it looks like this.

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  • Click on the offer, and it will bring you to the Proactive site.
  • Choose your kit.  There are 3 to choose from, however, the other two will be $10 more, which means you pay $10 for it after rebate.  Still an amazing deal.
  • Simply check out, and that is it.  Shipping will be $5.99.

Within 14 days, Swagbucks will credit your account with 2000 Swagbucks, which equals $20, making the set FREE!  If you do not wish to receive more from Proactive, make sure you cancel your membership within the time frame.  I recommend setting an alarm on your phone or electronic device.

Swagbucks can be cashed out through Paypal, basically same as cash, or for a variety of store gift cards.  Make sure you check out their other great offers!  Get a $20 rebate when you spend $20 at The Body Shop, get $10.15 when you spend $20 at Zulily, and get 2 outfits from FabKids by Christina Applegate for boys or girls worth $74 for only $9.80.

Sign up for your free Swagbucks account now, and start saving and making money immediately!

 

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L’Oreal Revitalift, Youth Code, & Age Perfect Products $3.44 at CVS with Mail in Rebate, 3/8-3/14!

 

 

We have a really incredible deal on L’Oreal Skin Care products at CVS.  Combine a mail in rebate with store promotion and coupons, and get L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Golden Balm, and L’Oreal Revitalift Filler Serum for only $3.44!!!  These are normally $14-$20!!

Check your Extra Care Card for any other applicable coupons as you can use them as well.  I have a $2 coupon that will make them only $2.44 each!  Send any coupons to your card prior to shopping.  If you don’t have an Extra Care Card, you get get one online in just a few minutes and it is activated immediately.

You can mix an match between a lot of different products included in the sale, just choose ones that you need.  You just have to spend $30 for the Mail In Rebate.  These are just examples.  You need to have one of the $19.99 and one of the $13.99 products.

You need one printable Swagbucks coupon, and an insert coupons.  If you don’t have the paper insert coupon needed, you have time to order from Coupons and Things by DeDe clipping service. It takes 2-3 days max to receive your order from the time it is placed, and costs on average 10% of the coupon’s value. So for a $1 off coupon, you would only pay $0.10. Still a tremendous savings, and a great way to get multiples, or coupons that did not run in your region.

CVS

  • Buy 1 L’Oreal Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Day/Night Cream 1.7oz  SALE $13.99
  • Or Buy 1 L’Oreal Revitalift Eye Firming Cream SALE $13.99
  • Or Buy 1 L’Oreal Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Day/Night Cream 1.7oz  SALE $13.99
  • Or Buy 1 L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Golden Balm, 1.7 oz SALE $13.99

AND

  • Buy 1 L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Miracle Blur sale $19.99
  • Or Buy 1 L’Oreal Reviatalift Triple Powered Serum sale $19.99
  • Or Buy 1 L’Oreal Youth Code Pore Vanisher 1.4oz sale $19.99
  • Or Buy 1 L’Oreal Age Perfect Cell Renewal sale $19.99

Spend $30.00, Send receipt for $10.00 Mail In Rebate exp. 3/31

Spend $30.00, Receive $10.00 Extra Care Bucks ( Limit 1 )

Use ONE $2/1 L’Oreal Paris Moisturizer printable Swagbucks

AND use ONE $5.00/1 LOreal Revitalift Volume Filler from RP 2/15

Pay $26.98, Receive $10.00 Extra Care Bucks, Receive $10.00 Mail In Rebate , and Receive $0.10 for redeeming one Swagbucks

=$6.88, only $3.44 when you buy both!