Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Here's The Scoop

Okay, Theresa, here ya go! :)

There are gobs of bloggers that post their weekly scenarios. If you google "cvs deals" or "cvs scenarios" you'll find more than enough. Keeping the Kingdom First has a fun little challenge every week, good for beginners. This is where I started, but there are tons of resources!

You'll need to get an Extra Care card at CVS - all your purchases are linked to this, and that's how you earn the Extra Bucks. I had a handful of ECB's from previous weeks, so I used them to pay for most of my purchases, and only paid $3.27 out of pocket (OOP). I did this in 3 transactions so I could "roll" my ECB's to pay for the next one.

Transaction #1 -
Children's Advil - $5.79
-$1 off coupon here
-I used $4.50 in ECB's that I already had, so I paid .29¢, but if you don't have any ECB's, you'll pay $4.79 OOP and earn $5.79 ECB - just made $1!!

Transaction #2 -
Pampers - $8.88
Colgate - $2.99
-used $2/$10 here (page 30)
-$1.50 Pampers coupon
-$2 off Q I got from the dentist for the toothpaste
-$5.79 ECB from transaction #1
-$2 ECB
Paid $1.21 with tax
Get back $2 ECB from toothpaste

Transaction #3 -
Dawn - 88¢
2 Covergirl foundations - $7.99 buy one get one free
Balmex - 6.29
CVS Ibproufen tabs - $3.49
-used another $2/$10
-50¢ off Dawn Q
-$1 off Balmex Q
-$3.49 off CVS med - the first time you use your card in August, you'll get a coupon for a free product...this was mine
-$7.99 BOGO free Covergirl Q
-$4 ECB's from previous transactions
Pay $1.77 OOP, get back $2 ECB's from Balmex

I'm still learning, so these may not be the best way to work the deals, but it's fun anyways. Here are some of the "professional" CVS'ers on my blogroll:
The Centsible Sawyer
Money Saving Mom
Frugonomics 101

That should get you started! It's a little overwhelming at first, but start out with the $5 challenge and see where that takes you. Lemme know if I can help!


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Monday, August 4, 2008

New Layouts

This one was for a Speed Scrap (complete LO in an hour) last week at GDS. I'm no good at scrapping fast, but this one turned out pretty well! One of the requirements was to use foliage, but I couldn't quite make that work with this LO, so I deleted that piece off my end product.
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This one is for the August Scraplift Challenge. Love it!
Credits here