I just had to pop on and share what I did today at CVS, in the hopes that it can help some of you! This does require you to have access to two coupon inserts from Sunday, but just hold on tight if you only bought one paper and not two…it will still make you money.
At the front of your CVS store, scan your CVS card at the big red Price Checker/Coupon Printer. You should get a $3/$10 First Aid coupon (this was advertised in the CVS circular this week, so everyone around the country should be able to get this).
Then pick up 2 Motrin PM (20 count) and 1 Bayer Advanced (20 count):
Your total for these three items will be $11, putting you just over the $10 necessary to use the coupon (and yes, these qualify as first aid items – at least they did at my store, and I had a manger check me out).
At the register, use:
- 2 $1/1 Motrin PM coupons from yesterday’s paper
- 1 $2/1 Bayer Advanced coupon from yesterday’s paper
- 1 $3/$10 CVS First Aid coupon
These will bring your total down from $11 to only $4:
BUT, at the end of your receipt, you will receive $6 in ECB from the Motrin and $1 in ECB from the Bayer….$7 to spend at the store, having only spent $4 initially. PLUS, there is a rebate form in yesterday’s paper for the Bayer, which you can send in to the company and get another $1 in the mail.
So you just made FOUR DOLLARS and walked out with 3 items. :) Loving it!
If you only got one paper, obviously, this will still make you money – just $3 instead of $4 (assuming you send in the rebate). Still a great scenario!
Even better for me is that these items are going to be sold at my yard sale next Saturday. My mom thinks I’m a little crazy for selling personal care items at a yard sale, because no one will buy them. I told her that after having been to hundreds of yards sales, plus having two yard sales of my own and selling at the flea market twice, there is a customer for every item you can imagine. At the flea market last year, I sold ginormous maxi pads that I had gotten totally free with coupons. And sure enough, a woman walked up and got a whole bag of them, and walked around the entire flea market with a bag of pads. (It’s okay, you can laugh. hahaha)
Remember, people, we live in a world where you can buy underwear at Goodwill. There is a buyer out there for every product!! :)