Tips and Tricks to saving money in (and out of) Chicago
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
March CVS Savings
Sorry for the multiple pictures, but it was three separate shopping trips and I had hoped to be back and posting in between trips. So... My CVS totals for March so far: Items : 60 Regular Price: 156.30 OOP: 53.09 Savings: 68% ECB Left: 14.99
Not bad! The first two pictures are from last week's ad, but the monthly deals can still be done. And the last picture is from Monday, so all of those are still possible.
Great deals this week: Palmolive dish soap 1.49 with 1.00 ECB (haven't found any Qs yet) = .49 LIMIT 2 Vasaline lotion 3.69 with 2.00 ECB (use the 1.50 Q from 1/18 or the 1.25 Q from 3/8) = .19 or .44 LIMIT 5 Secret Flawless 3.99 with 1.00 ECB (use the 2.00 Q from 2/22) = .99 LIMIT 1 Crest Pro Health 2.99 with 2.00 ECB (use 1.00 Q from 2/8 or .75 Q from 3/1) = FREE or .24 LIMIT 1 Schick Quattro 8.99 with 5.00 ECB (use 2.00 Q from 2/8) = 1.99 LIMIT 1 Blade Energy Drinks 2/3.00 (use 2.00/2 Q from Tear pad at CVS) = .50 each Renuzit Tri Scents 4.99 (use 4.00 Q from 2/22) = .99 Zone Perfect Bars 1.00 (use 1.00 Q from 3/1) = FREE This is not all of them, just the ones I think are great. You can check out more here.
Great deals this month: CVS Vitamin D 2.99 with 2.99 ECB = FREE LIMIT 1 Sure Deoderant 2.99 with 2.00 ECB WYB 2 (use 2 1.00 Qs from 1/10 or here or use .75 Q from 3/1) = 2/1.98 or 2/2.48 LIMIT 2 (meaning you can buy 4) I also did the 2.00 ECB for Always Infinity, but only because I had a free product Q You can find more monthly delas here.
General: MAN. Q = manufactuer's coupon OOP = out of pocket BOGO = Buy one get one free MIR = Mail In Rebate WYB = when you buy OYNO = On your next order
Walgreens: WAGS = Walgreens WAGS Q = Walgreens store coupon RR = Register Rewards these print off after your reciept and can be used at Walgreens next time. ESC = easy saver catalog ESQ = easy saver coupon ESR = easy saver rebate
CVS: ECB = Extra Care Bucks (just like RR except these are for CVS and you need to use your CVS card in order to get them)
I am a college student here in Chicago, living with my fiancee and trying to survive on a very tight budget. As I attempt to finish school, I've had a hard time finding a part time job, so we are managing on only one income. With our expenses, we try to cut corners as much as possible. Neither of us have a car, we rely on public transportation and good old fashioned walking. We survive without cable (yes, it is possible) and we watch movies at home and find free or discounted entertainment events. I am just learning the fine art of couponing and I hope that many of these tricks will help others.