09/27 venus & bookshelf


saved 68%
cost: $5.88

i bought:
    gillette venus razor $7.49
    four tier bookshelf $9.99 (reg $19.99)
subtotal $17.48

used coupons: = $9.11 + $1.13 tax (used $10 eb, adjusted to $9.11 + $1.13 cvs gc)

earned:
    $5 eb gillette venus or fusion proglide razor get $5 eb limit 1 reported limit 1 for some, limit 6 for others 09/23-09/29
    $.25 eb gbt scan (i count each scan as $.25 since 4 scans gives us $1 eb)

summary:
    spent $11.13 ($10 eb + $1.13 cvs gc)
    earned $5.25 eb
    cost: $5.88
    cvs got $4 in man. coupons to be reimbursed

year to date man. coupons used: $143.89

notes:

i didn't expect the 25% off coupon to deduct anything for the bookshelf, since it was either on sale or clearance for half price, but it did!

i would have used a smaller eb if i had realized my total would only be $9.11 before tax, but i had already handed over the $10 eb and the cashier adjusted it without asking. so i lost out on $.89 of the eb but that's acceptable since i got $2.50 more than i expected deducted for the 25% off!

my receipt showed that the limit was not reached for gillette after buying one razor. i could have gotten a 2nd razor in the same transaction, but didn't want to chance not getting any eb for it since some people are reporting the limit reached at one for them.

the bookshelf isn't great quality (the pieces don't seem to line up exactly) but it is good enough for me, especially at this price!