How to Roll ECBs at CVS – Part II

March 29, 2010


In case you missed it, I posted on How to Roll ECBs at CVS. Well, after that transaction, I had $4 in ECBs that I could use on a future order. Here’s how I used those ECBs to roll into another order.

The first thing you should always do is stop at the CVS Scanner Machine located inside most stores.


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Now, I had luck on my side as when I scanned my CVS card, I received a coupon for $2 off any $10 baby purchase. Well, I was there to grab the deal they had on Huggies. How about that for timing? :)

So I picked up two packs of Huggies Pull-ups, which were on sale for $8.99 each. If you bought 2, you earned $5 in ECBs. I also had two $3 off Huggies Diapers Coupons. I was out of black olives and picked up 4 cans of the Lindsay olives that were on sale for $.88 a can. (The cheapest I’ve seen anywhere in awhile!) Here’s what my order looked like:

Here’s how my receipt looked:


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I ended up paying $10.70 out-of-pocket after taxes were added. That’s a good deal considering the Pull-ups are usually $11.99 each when not on sale. I also earned one of these:


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So I now have $5 to use on another purchase. I just wanted to show you this illustration because you don’t always need to have your out-of-pocket expenses end up real small, as long as you still got a great deal. While I could have split my order in two, paying for the olives and some filler items with my $5 in ECBs, I might have just been adding items to my cart that I didn’t truly need.  Also, I would have had nothing to use on good deals in the upcoming weeks. After awhile, those filler items, while they may be somewhat “useful” filler items, can end up eating into your savings. So always use your best judgment on when to roll another time and use them all up in one day’s shopping trip or when to pay a little extra and hold onto them for another day.

If there are times where you can’t find a good deal on a “filler item,” then just pay a little more out-of-pocket and save those ECBs for your next purchase.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kerrie March 29, 2010 at 1:41 pm

Question, if you had a $5 off $30, could you have used it and the $2 off $10 of baby items? Also, on B1G1′s can you use two coupons here or only one? Thanks.

2 Christy March 29, 2010 at 3:12 pm

GREAT post Jaycie! You explain ECB’s so well! I hope I get that baby coupon :)

Christy

3 coupongeek March 29, 2010 at 3:57 pm

Wow, it’s been awhile since I had a generic $$ off one but I am thinking the answer is yes. You should ask them at the registers, though. I am thinking the $$ is looked at as the purchase as a whole where the $2 off $10 is just a coupon, if that makes any sense. Just like you’d have $2 off Huggies coupon. This would be a store coupon for $2 off Baby products (over $10)

You can use a B1G1 coupon combined with a B1G1 Sale to get both for free. It’s up to the discretion of the store but most CVS stores are fine with it. The one free one comes from the store’s sales and the other free one comes from the manufacturer’s coupon.

Hope that answers your questions and I didn’t confuse you more. Some things are just hard to explain in words.

Jaycie

4 Sovi December 12, 2012 at 3:35 am

To answer the $/$$ amount question, even though a little late. Yes, you can. If you had a $5 off $30 you can use $2 off $10 for baby. Because the $2 off $10 is for baby product and $5 off $30 is for the total purchase. But if you had a $5 off $30 and also a $4 off $20, which people usually get in emails, you would have to spend $50 to use both coupons, since it does not apply to certain product like the baby coupon did.

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