CVS & Walmart

On the way to a 2 hour focus group on the topic of traveling to San Antonio, I stopped in a CVS to see if they had the Febreeze Spice scented candles. They are on sale for $0.79 (an unmarked sale of 90% off). There are $2 off coupons in the Procter & Gamble 12/14 insert. Sure enough, the CVS had 10 of them! I put four in my basket and then noticed the Christmas items were 90% off too and they had quite a few items left. I decided to get the candles and use the overage from the coupons to buy some Christmas wrapping paper and other items. I also wanted to roll some Extra Care Bucks (ECBs), so I got some weight loss gum (free after ECB) and Soy Joys (free after ECB). Unfortunately the cashier noticed the coupons were worth more than the candle’s sale price and wouldn’t let me use them. I’ve never had that problem before, so I asked her to remove the candles and I kept my coupons. I will try again!

Poseable Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer (1)Paid: $0.79 (regularly $7.90 – and the nose really lights up!)

Christmas Wrapping Paper (2)Paid: $1.28 total ($0.59 each – regularly $5.90 each)

Celestial Seasonings Candy Cane Tea (4)Paid: $1.56 ($0.35 each – regularly $3.50 each)

Soy Joy 6 packs (3)Paid: $0.00 after ECBs
Cost: $6.00 each
ECBs Earned: $6.00/box

Nutra-Trim GumPaid: $0.00 after ECBs
Cost: $3.99
ECBs Earned: $3.99

Reinventing Beauty CVS MagazinePaid: $0.99
This magazine includes coupons that usually can be used to get free products (after ECBs) at CVS. Sometimes you can find sheets of these coupons in the beauty product aisle that are free.

PAID: $25.97 in ECBs and $0.38 cash
ECBs Earned: $21.99
Today I Saved: $62.00


After the focus group, I went to Walmart where cat food is rumored to be on sale. Now that we have four cats to feed (two ferals, two indoor), I always love a cat food bargain! Unfortunately the Goodlife bags were not on sale as posted on various websites, but I was able to use a coupon for a free bag of Iams and use a $2 off coupon for Goodlife. So I paid $2.13 for two bags of cat food. Had the Goodlife been on sale, I would have paid $0.33, but $2.13 is not too shabby!

UPDATE: I found $3/1 coupons for Iams Naturals and was able to buy eight bags that were on sale at Walmart for $3.30/bag, so I paid $2.40+tax for eight nice-sized bags!!

3 Responses to “CVS & Walmart”

  1. January 14th, 2009 at 10:13 am

    Ashley says:

    do you think the iams cat food is still on sale? we could really use that for chloe and bella.

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  2. January 14th, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    LaTisha says:

    Those Soy Joy bars look good. Going to CVS after work!


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  3. January 14th, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    admin says:

    Hi Ashley – Are you asking about the Iams Naturals or Premium Protection? The Premium Protection was not on sale. I got a coupon for a free bag from the Iams’ website. I’ve gotten several “free bag” coupons from in the last ten months so you should check it out. I’ll post info if I see the coupon again. The Iams Naturals were a clearance item only at one Walmart store I visited. Clearance items will vary by store. HTH.

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