11/01 aveeno, listerine, & illy


saved 121%
profit: $3.33

i bought:
    aveeno daily moisturizing lotion 1 oz $1.49
    aveeno daily moisturizing lotion 1 oz $1.49
    Listerine Zero 500 ml $3.99
    Listerine Zero 500 ml $3.99
    illy ready to drink coffee 6.8 oz $2
    illy ready to drink coffee 6.8 oz $2
    cvs chapblock lip balm $.99
subtotal $15.95

used coupons:
    -$2 listerine zero 500 ml (internet coupon, no longer available)
    -$2 listerine zero 500 ml (internet coupon, no longer available)
    -$2.49 illy ready to drink coffee 6.8-8.4 oz free (up to $2.49) crt (automatically deducted $2.49 when scanned)
    -$2.49 illy ready to drink coffee 6.8-8.4 oz free (up to $2.49) crt (automatically deducted $2.49 when scanned)
= $6.97 + $.95 tax (used $3 eb + $4.92 cvs gc)

earned:
    $7 eb wyb 2 Aveeno Moisturizing Moisturizing Lotion or cream .5-18 oz limit 1 10/30-11/05
    $4 eb ($2 x 2) Listerine Zero, Advanced, Total Care 500 ml, or Reach Brush 1-3 pk or floss 30 yds Limit 2 10/30-11/05
    $.25 eb gbt scan (i count each scan as $.25 since 4 scans gives us $1 eb)

summary:
    spent $7.92 ($3 eb + $4.92 cvs gc)
    earned $11.25 eb
    profit: $3.33 ♥
    cvs got $4 in man. coupons to be reimbursed

year to date savings: $276.03
winter 2011 spending: $31.56
year to date man. coupons used: $63.15

notes:yes! the aveeno trial/travel size 1 oz is now generating the $7 eb as advertised. this wasn't working as of yesterday, but it looks like cvs decided to honor the ad as printed. :)

i received a 2nd illy crt today and found some of the drinks! the coupons automatically deducted $2.49 when scanned even though the illy rang up $2 each. keep in mind, this won't work if you don't have any other items in your transaction for the extra $.49 to apply to - the cashier would have to enter the coupon value at $2.

my cashier told me they were having a contest to see who could sell the most chapsticks, so i went ahead and bought one. i look at it this way... $.99 is a small price to pay for friendly cashiers!