I headed over to CVS Pharmacy this morning to pair their $30/$10 ExtraBucks sale with my stash of free Coca-Cola 12-pack coupons from all the end-of-2016 Coke Rewards points deals. Coke 12-packs are 3-for-$10 as part of the $30/$10.
I had six free 12-pack coupons from my points, so that covered $20 of my $30 sale threshold. All the Coke would be free, so basically, I could buy $10 worth of anything I wanted and get $10 back on it, making that free too.
Incredibly, we’re down to four 6-packs of paper towels in my house, and that’s enough to trigger my internal “we need more paper towels” alarm. Viva 6-roll packs of paper towels are on sale for $4.99 this week. I added two to my cart. (ExtraBucks do trigger when they’re pennies under the spend threshold at CVS, so $29.98 worth of items would do.) The 1/1 SS1 has a .50 Viva coupon, so I brought two along.
Then, I walked around CVS for a little while to see what other deals I could put together.
I got a $2 coupon from the CVS Magic Coupon Machine, so I paired it with the $7.99 Gillette Mach 3 disposable razors this week. (My store had “Bonus +1” 4-pack razors, so look for those if you’re doing a similar deal!) With this $4 Mach 3 printable, I’d pay $1.99 and get $1 back.
I also grabbed a 10oz. bottle of Palmolive dish detergent. Scanning your CVS card at the coupon machine will give you a .25 coupon this week. Stacking with this .25 printable drops it to .49.
I also had a $2 coupon for any vitamin or supplement from my last trip. It was expiring today, so I picked up two bottles of CVS Children’s vitamins. They’re on sale for $6.49, Buy One Get One Free. After coupon, they’re $4.49 for two, or about $2.50 each!
Finally, it was Coke time! I added six 12-packs to my cart. I also had $10.75 in ExtraBucks from my previous shopping trip, and $3 in birthday ExtraBucks!
I split my order into two transactions, as the Coke coupons are limit 4 per shopping trip. Putting everything together with all coupons, here’s how it went:
Six Coca-Cola 12-packs – $20
Two Viva 6-roll paper towels – $9.98 (now $29.98)
One Gillette Mach 3 4ct. disposable razors – $7.99 (now $37.97)
One Palmolive dish detergent – .99 (now $38.96)
Two CVS children’s vitamins 60ct. – $6.49, Buy One get One Free (now $45.45)
I used six free Coke 12-pack coupons – now $25.45
I used two .50 Viva coupons – now $24.45
I used a $2 CVS coupon and a $4 Gillette coupon on the razors – now $18.45
I used a .25 CVS coupon and a .25 Palmolive coupon on the detergent – now $17.95
I used a $2 CVS coupon on the vitamins – now $15.95
I used $13.75 in Extrabucks to drop this to $2.20!
With $2.98 tax, I paid a total of $5.19 and got $11 ExtraBucks back — $10 for the $30/$10 deal and $1 for the Gillette!
What a fun trip — and I’m well-stocked on Cokes now.