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Another CVS Trip, $64.71 Retail, For only $8.30, Huggies Pull-Ups, Fruit Snacks, & Cereal



We received our new weekly round of CVS coupons to our Extracare cards, so I ran to CVS for Huggies Pull-Ups yesterday.  I ended up leaving with 9 nice products with a retail price of $64.71, for only $8.30!!  Make sure you check your Extracare card and send all available coupons to your card before shopping.

I was finally able to use my rain check for the Reese’s Cereal deal we had two weeks ago, as the first time it was back in stock there.  When a product is sold out, ask for a rain check, and make sure they include the Extracare Bucks rewards as well as the price if applicable.  You can also ask about using other coupons that may expire before it is back in stock.  I was not aware we could do this until a manager let me know.  It is at the discretion of the manager working at the time.


I reserved the Jingit rebate for Diapers and Wipes on Sunday when they showed again on my list.  However, the rebate for wipes won’t work with this deal as the regular price of the wipes is not $5.00, and I only purchased one.  If you don’t have it right now, keep checking as you could at any time.

The Gold Emblem Abound Fruit Snacks automatically printed $1.00 Extracare Bucks for each one, though the ad has a limit of 1.  I had already purchased one prior, and was not expecting to receive Extracare Bucks for them, but a nice surprise!  I am not sure how many exactly they will print for as I only purchased 3 in total.

Don’t forget the  “Unwritten 98% Rule” at CVS.  When a minimum purchase amount is required for an Extracare Bucks promotions, or for most of the CVS coupons sent to your card, you only have to spend 98% of it for the Extracare Bucks to automatically trigger and print, or for the CVS coupons to activate.  So for a $30 minimum on the Huggies promotion, you have to spend at least $29.40 for the Extracare Bucks to trigger.  The registers just work this way, and something discovered by people couponing at CVS over the years.  Some CVS employees are not aware of it, and the ones that are have typically been taught by couponers.

Hopefully you printed the CVS coupon for Huggies products when I posted about them last week.  They are now gone, so no longer available to print, but are still valid.  The CVS printable coupons for Huggies products is one that has been coming up regularly, but does not stay available long. Always print as soon as you see them.  I have run into a few CVS employees who are not familiar with the printable CVS coupons.  If you run into this issue, you can show them that a manufacturer’s coupon will say “Manufacturer’s Coupon” on the top, and the CVS store coupons will say “CVSpharmacy” on the top, and carry a printed copy of the CVS coupon policy.  I have only had one issue where a manager kept telling me I couldn’t use two manufacturer’s coupons on an item, and didn’t understand it wasn’t.  While that scenario is rare, if it occurs, it may be best to return later when someone else is working.  The majority of CVS employees are usually great.

The Huggies Pull-Ups and Huggies Wipes coupon without a logo is now gone, but there is still the same coupon with the Family Dollar logo.  It does state “Manufacturer’s Coupon” on the top left though.  Remember that a coupon is only store specific if it says “Available ONLY at.”  If a coupon simply has a store logo, or says “Available At,” it is still a manufacturer’s coupon that can be used anywhere, and the logo is just advertising that you can find the product there.  The new Huggies printable CVS coupons are starting to state a limit of one per customer.  The much older ones did not, and did not expire until Fall.  Make sure you check as each round can vary.  I have now used all mine I printed earlier, but still an awesome deal with just one!




  • Gold Emblem Abound Banana Crisps $3.49 sale $2.99, through 5/23
  • Gold Emblem Mixed Fruit Crisps $3.49 sale $2.99, through 5/23

Buy Gold Emblem Abound, Receive $1.00 Extracare Bucks (ad and tag say limit of 1, but Extracare bucks printed for each one)

Used $2/2 Gold Emblem Abound Nut, Nut Blend, or Trail Mix Product printable cvs.com

Paid $3.98, Receive $2.00 Extracare Bucks

=$1.98, only $0.99 each when you buy 2


  • Huggies Pull-Ups Training Pants $12.99 sale $8.99, through 5/23
  • Huggies Baby Wipes $3.79 Sale $3.00, through 5/23

Purchase $30 of Huggies products, Receive $10 Extracare Bucks

Buy any Diapers with a VALUE of $10+, Receive $2.00 from Jingit

Used THREE $2/1 Huggies Pull-Ups printable Swagbucks

AND used $0.50/1 Huggies Wipes printable Swagbucks

AND used $5 off $30 Diapers, Training Pants, Wipes, or Toiletries CVS coupon CVS Coupon Center 5/17

AND used one $2 off with $10 Purchase of Huggies Diapers, Pull-Ups, or Goodnites CVS printable coupon cvs.com  (it scanned through with no issue)

Paid $16.47, Receive $10.00 Extracare Bucks, Received $2.00 from from Jingit,  and Receive $0.40 for redeeming four Swagbucks coupon

=$4.07, only $1.02 each when you buy all 4


  • 4 Reese’s Puffs Cereal 13oz $4.99 Rain Check Price 3/$9

Buy 3, Received $3.00 Extracare Bucks

Buy any Cereal, Receive $0.25 from Jingit

Buy any Cereal, Received $0.20 from Ibotta

Buy Reese’s Puffs Cereal, Receive $0.50 from SavingStar exp. 5/31

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Used THREE $0.50/1 Reese’s Puffs Cereal printable Swagbucks

AND used $1/2 Breakfast Cereal CVS coupon CVS coupon center (expired but asked permission to use on the rain check since out of the cereal so long)

Paid $6.50, Receive $3.00 Extracare Bucks (given on a different slip when issued from a rain check) Received $0.20 from Ibotta, Received $0.50 from SavingStar, Receive $0.25 from Jingit,  and Received $0.30(30 Swagbucks) from redeeming three Swagbucks coupons

=$2.25, only $0.75 each when you buy 3



Paid =$26.95

Extracare Bucks=$15


Swagbucks Coupon Redemption Payment $0.70



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CVS Deals & Freebies This Week, 22 Products for $8.43!



I LOVE CVS!  It is my favorite store to “coupon” at, because there is not a limit of coupons you can use.  While you can only use one manufacturer’s and one CVS store coupon per each item, you can use as many “percentage off” and “dollar amount off” coupons that apply to your purchase.   Their FREE Beauty Club is fantastic!  Purchase $50 of beauty and personal care items, and receive $5 ECB back.  The $50 is based on the cost, NOT what you actually pay after all coupons and discounts, so it adds up fast!

Prices and clearance items will vary from store to store, even in the same region.   I have noticed that most are at least very close though.  You receive extra coupons based on your shopping habits, and get more by scanning your card more during the week.


CVS Clearance Deals 75% off tags

CVS Clearance Deals 75% off tags



There are awesome deals this week at CVS.  Bring your coupons and scout the aisles for the 75% off tags!






There have been a lot of makeup and cosmetics items on clearance for 50% off over the last month, and they just keep adding more.  Look for the small red circular stickers that say “50% off” on the makeup shelves.  There are also new Revlon Displays with $1 off coupons to use and $2 off any Revlon Product CVS coupons from the CVS Coupon printer.  There are new Almay displays that have coupon pads for “Buy 2 Get 1 Free.”

CVS Almay Display with "Buy 2 Get 1 FREE"  Coupon Pads

CVS Almay Display with “Buy 2 Get 1 FREE” Coupon Pads

Using my coupons, mailers I receive from having a CVS Extra Care card, and a $10 Beauty Reward from the last haul of “free after coupons” items I purchased, I was able to get 21 products, plus the extra free almay=22  products.    Retail price of $151.58,  subtotal of $28.43, and received $20 in ECB back!  $8.43!!  Plus, I purchased $41.86 towards my $50 beauty reward of $5!

I received $20 in ECB Back!

I received $20 in ECB Back!

CVS receipt, 21 items, plus an extra Almay Lip Balm I got free that isn't listed, for only $8.43 after ECB!

CVS receipt, 21 items, plus an extra Almay Lip Balm I got free that isn’t listed, for only $8.43 after ECB!



Here is what I purchased and what I used:


  • 2 Almay Lip Balm $6.29
  • Almay Smokey Eyes Shadow Trio $7.99

Spend $10 receive $3 Extra Care Bucks

Used Buy 2 Get 1 Free Almay Manufacturer’s Coupon from Coupon Pad on the display

Used $1 off Almay manufacturer’s coupon from an older display

Used $4 off $12 Cosmetics Coupon from the CVS Coupon Printer

Used 30% off Entire Purchase from CVS Email

Paid $5 received $3 ECB

=$2, or $0.66 each for 3


  • 2 Olay Fresh Effects Moisturizer $13.79 Clearance $3.44

Used two $1 off Olay Fresh Effects printable at Coupons.com.

Used $1 off $6 Moisturizer from CVS Coupon Printer

=$3.88 or $1.94 each


  • 2 Colgate 360 Toothbrush, 1 ct $2.99

Buy 1, Receive $2.00 ExtraBucks through 8/9, Limit 2

Use $0.50 off Colgate Adult or Kids Manual Toothbrush from SS 7/27

Pay $4.98, receive $4.00 ExtraBucks

= $0.49 each


  •  3 Schick Xtreme 3 Razors Sensitive, 4 ct $8.98

Spend $25.00, Receive $10.00 ExtraBucks through 8/9, Limit 1

Used 30% Off CVS Email Coupon

And use three $3 off Schick Xtreme3 Disposable Razor printable from SWAGBUCKS

Pay $9.86, receive $10.00 ExtraBucks

=$0.14 Moneymaker, when you buy 3


  • 2 Colgate Total Toothpaste, 4-4.2 oz $2.50

Buy 2, Receive $3.00 ExtraBucks, Limit 2

Use $0.50 off Colgate Toothpaste, 3.4 oz or larger from SS 7/27

Pay $4.00, Receive $3.00 ExtraBucks

$0.50 each, when you buy 2


  • 2 CVS Vitamin C Immune Health $3.99

Buy 1 Get 1 Free

Used 30% off CVS Brands from CVS Coupon Printer

Used $2 off CVS Vitamins

=$0.80 or $0.40 each


  • 6 Kelloggs Cereal $1.99

Used two $1 off 3 Kellogg’s Krave, Frosted Flakes, Apple Jacks, Froot Loops, Corn Pops, Honey Smacks or Frosted Mini Wheats Little Bites Cereal Paper Insert RP 7/27

=$9.94 or $1.65 each


  • 2 Huggies Snug And Dry Clearance $5.99

Used $2.00 off Huggies printable  huggies.com

Used $2.00 off Huggies printable huggies.com

Used one $1.50 off Huggies Jumbo pack CVS Mailer


=$6.48 or $3.24 each



Used $2 off Toothpaste or Toothbrush purchase of $10 or more from CVS Coupon Printer

Used $1.50 off 2 Lotions from CVS Coupon Printer

Used $10 Beauty Reward from a big ” free with coupons” clearance haul


Even if you don’t have all the coupons that I did, these prices are still at a HUGE savings!  Remember that you can print 2 coupon copies from every computer, even if connected to the same printer.