01/03 excedrin, revlon, & socks


cost: $7.74

i bought:
    excedrin pm 20 ct $4.99
    excedrin extra strength 24 ct $4.79
    excedrin migraine 24 ct $5.49
    revlon eyelash curler $6.59
    revlon expert shapers nail files $3.29
    socks $3
subtotal $28.15

used coupons:
    -$5.99 excedrin migraine free (by snail mail, no longer available)
    -$5.99 excedrin extra strength free (by snail mail, no longer available)
    -$2.50 excedrin pm tearpad coupon (or from 12/5/10 ss)
= $13.67 + $1.07 tax (used $12.99 eb + $1.75 cvs gc)

earned:
    $7 eb wyb 2 Revlon Cosmetics or Beauty Tools (any) Limit 1 1/02-1/08
    $.25 eb gbt scan (i count each scan as $.25 since 4 scans gives us $1 eb)

summary:
    spent $14.74 ($12.99 eb + $1.75 cvs gc)
    earned $7 eb
    cost: $7.74
    cvs got $14.48 in man. coupons to be reimbursed

winter 2011 spending: $2.28
year to date man. coupons used: $14.48

notes:i noticed my gbt tally did not update with this purchase. i sure hope this was a one-time glitch.

i didn't finish the excedrin deal today because i didn't have any more coupons on me. i'm hoping to find another $2.50 tearpad coupon at rite aid. but i have $15.27 towards the deal now, so worst case scenario i can get another excedrin for $4.79 and then receive the $10 eb wyb $20.

my cashier entered the free excedrin coupons at max value, but most cashiers will enter the selling price of the excedrin (if less than $5.99).

you can get an even better deal with the revlon if you buy 2 pks of nail files ($3.29 x 2 = $6.58 - $7 eb earned = $.42 profit less tax.) but i've been meaning to get an eyelash curler so i used this deal to get it cheap ($6.59 curler + $3.29 files = $9.88 - $7 eb earned = $2.88 + tax)

and the socks... well i have no explanation for buying those :)