Savings Using Coupons

I had another great weekend of savings using coupons at CVS.  It takes a bit of time to find the coupons to go with the items, but in the long run it’s worth the savings.  I few weeks ago I wrote about my shopping with coupons advice where I paid $3.51 for over $86.00 worth of items at CVS Pharmacy.  In case you missed it, this is the link to the blog:



The CVS ads run from Sunday through Saturday but I had a $3.00 off any item at CVS that expired on Saturday the 20th so I decided to check out last weeks flyer.  I only purchased three items but it totaled about $20.00 before coupons.  After using my CVS and manufacturers coupons, my out-of-pocket total was 29 cents but I even had a CVS gift card to pay the balance with.  Yes you read that right, 29 CENTS for Dawn dish soap, a 150 oz. bottle of Purex laundry detergent and Swiffer mop cleaning solution that was 25% off plus I got a $9.00 Extra Bucks back.



As for the Purex, I originally planned on getting the same size bottle of Persil because they had $7.00 Extra bucks but after comparing prices I did better with the Purex.  The Persil was $18.99 and with the $2.00 manufacturer coupon plus $7.00 Extra Buck back it would be $9.99.  The Purex was $12.29, I had a $5.00 CVS coupon and with the $3.00 Extra Buck it came to $4.29.  So I opted to save over $5.00.  That’s why you have to study the sales and be ready to make a switch if the price is better on another brand.  For the past two weeks I have purchased a 150 ounce bottle of Purex and get Extra Bucks back each time!


On Sunday, I checked out the new weekly flyer online and they had three other great deals on products I use.  So off to CVS we went and I told hubby I’m going in for three products and three only.  It was 9:07 AM and I told him to time me!  I picked up 2 bottles of Softsoap Body Wash, 2/$7.00, 1 bottle of Palmolive dish soap, 99 cents, and 1 bottle of Irish Spring Body Wash, $3.99.   My coupons were: 75 cents off Softsoap, 50 cents off the dish soap, and $1.00 of the Irish Spring.  I also had a $7.00 Extra Buck that I received the previous day from my laundry detergent so after all my coupons, the total out-of-pocket was $2.95.  BUT I also received another $5.00 Extra Bucks from the body wash! I was in and out of the store within 7 minutes!

My last two CVS shopping trips after ringing them up was about $35.00, the out-of-pocket I paid was $3.24 plus I got $12.00 Extra Bucks back.  Not a bad shopping weekend!


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Martha Demeo

I started my blog to review products. Since then it has evolved and now I teach people how to earn money online from the comfort of their home. Join the conversation. Leave a comment below.

8 Discussion to this post

  1. Vidya Tiru says:

    one more awesome savings round…. last week’s post had inspired me as well, and i had coupons ready for items i really needed to buy anyways, but never got to the store at all 🙂 well, this week, i am trying again

  2. These stories are just amazing, Martha! I can’t believe how much you saved. It really might be worth it to start looking into this.

  3. Kemkem says:

    Good for you for knowing how to get the most bang for your buck. 🙂

  4. The Savvy Age says:

    impressive savings! love using cvs coupons and bucks!

  5. Martha says:

    Hope you can snag some good deals Vidya! I love saving with coupons and they big thing with me is not to get “extras” that aren’t needed. Let me know how you do with your coupons!

  6. Martha says:

    I love any challenge Jeanine, whether it be blogging or couponing! I saw a t-shirt that said, “Don’t get behind me in line, I have a coupon for every item”. I need to get one of those! LOL

  7. Martha says:

    There are so many was to save when shopping Kemkem and I find by making my list up, then collecting my coupons, I can save a bundle! Thanks for stopping by.

  8. Martha says:

    Thanks Savvy Age, CVS is my favorite because I can stack the store coupons with manufactured ones. Plus the extra bucks and I even take surveys for them and get even more extra bucks for them. Keep on saving!!

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