FREE at CVS now through May 31

free cvs 3Here’s what I picked up for FREE at CVS today. Mars Chocolate singles are also free but I didn’t pick up any in this shopping trip. I will break it down a little more in-depth than I normally do for any Coupon Newbies out there.

Secret #1 scan your CVS card at the Red Coupon Machine inside store every time you go. If you don’t use the coupons in that shopping trip SAVE them, DO NOT throw them away, many can be used up to 3 weeks.

Secret #2 to achieve the lowest OOP cost (Out of Pocket), you need to learn how to “roll” your Extra Bucks and do multiple transactions. CVS gives Extra Bucks at the end of your receipt for certain items mentioned in the weekly ad (located next to the front door). My shopping trip below is an example of “rolling” Extra Bucks in multiple transactions.

Secret #3 keep your Extra Bucks from your last transaction for another CVS couponing trip (if possible). When you have been couponing a while you pretty much only go to the store if something is FREE or you need milk (just kidding). I have a stock pile (not a crazy out of control) of things my family uses all the time (soap, detergent, shampoo, toothpaste etc). When some one runs out there is no going to the store and paying full price, instead we reach into the stock pile and grab what is needed. Most of the items in my stock pile were purchased for 80% off to FREE (I always go for FREE).

Transaction 1

Buy (2) Speed Stick GEAR Deodorants- $2/8 sale price
Buy 2 Receive $2 Extra Bucks
Use: (2) $2/1Speed Stick GEAR Deodorant
Or Use: Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Speed Stick GEAR deodorant Coupon SS 5/11
And Use: $2 off any New Speed Stick GEAR Deodorant (CVS Coupon Machine wk of 5/18)
Pay $2 Receive $2 Extra Bucks
Total: FREE when you buy 2

(I had $2 Extra Bucks from lasts weeks trip to CVS. I spent my $2 Extra Bucks from last week in this transaction and received $2 Extra Bucks back, which is ‘rolling Extra Bucks’).

Transaction 2

Buy (2) Lady Speed Sticks Deodorants 2.3 oz- $2.99 sale price
Buy 2 Lady Speed Stick Deodorants Receive $3 Extra Bucks
Use: $3/2 Men’s or Lady’s Speed Stick (CVS Coupon Machine wk of 5/18)
And Use: $2 Extra Bucks from Transaction #1
Pay: $1 and Receive $3 Extra Bucks
Total: FREE and $2 Moneymaker

Transaction 3

Buy (1) Crest PRO-Health rinse 1-Liter (the big bottles)- $4.99 sale price
Buy 1 Crest PRO-Health rinse receive $4 Extra Bucks (limit 2)
Use: $1/1 Crest PRO RinsePay $0.99 Receive $4 Extra Bucks
Total: FREE and a $3 Money Maker

Transaction 4

Buy (1) Crest PRO-Health rinse 1-Liter (the big bottles)- $4.99 sale price
Buy 1 Crest PRO-Health rinse receive $4 Extra Bucks (limit 2)
Use: $1/1 Crest PRO RinsePay $0 Receive $4 Extra Bucks
Total: FREE and a $4 Money Maker

(if you don’t need anything else save your $4 Extra Bucks from Transaction #4 for next weeks CVS coupon trip)

Buy (1) Mars Chocolate Singles 1.08-1.92 (Snickers and M&M’s)- $0.75
Buy 1 Receive $0.75 Extra Bucks (limit 1)
Pay $0.75 Receive $0.75
Total: FREE

CVS let’s you use BOTH a Store Coupon (example: one from the Red Coupon Store Machine) and a Manufacture Coupon (example: a coupon that comes from the newspaper or Coupons.com, though there are exceptions, for the SAME item

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