05/12 nivea, bayer meter, & carefree


profit: $2.02

i bought:
    nivea shower gel 8.4 oz $5.99
    nivea shower gel 8.4 oz $5.99
    bayer contour meter $19.99
    carefree body shape to go 22 ct $1
    carefree body shape to go 22 ct $1
    carefree body shape to go 22 ct $1
    carefree body shape to go 22 ct $1
subtotal $35.97

used coupons:
    -$4 Nivea Body Wash for Women (8.4 FL OZ - 16.9 FL OZ) 050210 rp
    -$4 Nivea Body Wash for Women (8.4 FL OZ - 16.9 FL OZ) 050210 rp
    -$2 off 2 Bar Soap or Body Wash crt
    -$10 Bayer Contour meter 042510 RP
    -$1 Carefree any product 042510 ss buy coupon
    -$1 Carefree any product 042510 ss buy coupon
    -$1 Carefree any product 042510 ss buy coupon
    -$1 Carefree any product 042510 ss buy coupon
= $11.97 + $1.23 tax (used $12 eb - adjusted to $11.97 + $1.23 cvs gc)

received:
    $15 eb Bayer Breeze 2, contour, AIC NOW, COntour USB OR DIGET (psa $19.99) limit 1 5/09-5/15
    $.25 eb gbt scan (i count each scan as $.25 since 4 scans gives us $1 eb)

summary:
    spent $12 eb + $1.23 cvs gc
    received $15 eb
    profit: $2.02 ♥
    cvs got $22 in man. coupons to be reimbursed

year to date savings: $815.21
spring 2010 spending: $28.21
cvs got $179.48 in man. coupons to be reimbursed (since 01/2010)
notes:i figure by the time i spend the bayer eb, they should have it corrected so that it will take off $15 and not $5.

so even though on my first nivea deal i bought $19.52, the extra $4.52 did not count towards my second deal. today i got $11.98 worth of nivea and my receipt now shows that i have $26.98 towards the deal. ($15 from my previous nivea purchases + $11.98 from today)

so to make the best of the nivea deal do not buy more than $15 in a single transaction, because anything extra will not count. i don't know why they programmed it this way, but so be it!