08/24 herbal essences, cheerios, bumble bee, & more


saved 86%
cost: $1.89

i bought:
    herbal essences conditioner 10.1 oz $2.97
    cheerios 14 oz $2.50
    cheerios 14 oz $2.50
    bumble bee chunk white albacore in water .5 oz $.50
    bumble bee chunk white albacore in water .5 oz $.50
    bumble bee chunk white albacore in water .5 oz $.50
    bumble bee chunk white albacore in water .5 oz $.50
    unreal candy $.69
    pepsi 2 liter $1.99
    bottle deposit $.05
subtotal $12.70

used coupons: = $4.81 + $.38 tax (used $4 eb + $1.19 cvs gc)

earned:
    $1 eb aussie or herbal essences shampoo, conditioner, or stylers 6-14 oz limit 1 8/19-8/25
    $2 eb wyb 2 cheerios 10-14 oz limit 1 8/19-8/25
    $.05 bottle deposit (will receive when bottle is returned)
    $.25 eb gbt scan (i count each scan as $.25 since 4 scans gives us $1 eb)

summary:
    spent $5.19 ($4 eb + $1.19 cvs gc)
    earned $3.30 ($3.25 eb + $.05 bottle deposit)
    cost: $1.89
    cvs got $6.99 in man. coupons to be reimbursed

year to date man. coupons used: $94.94

notes:

today i handed over all my coupons at once instead of one at a time like i usually do and didn't pay close attention while they were scanned. i guess the cheerios coupons must have stuck together.

$1 was taken off for the unreal candy and $3.99 for the herbal essences. again, i wasn't paying attention so i'm not sure if those amounts came off automatically or the cashier entered them.

i actually thought the pepsi was on sale for $.88, but now i realize that was a regional deal!

so i lost out on one of my $.50 cheerios coupons and paid $1.11 more than i expected for pepsi, but got $1.33 more off than i expected on the unreal and herbal essences coupons. so in the end it still worked out pretty well. :)