CVS. Okay, I know you’ll get bored if I keep posting about CVS – but I wouldn’t want you to miss out on free Colgate toothpaste!
Every so often, my fiancé accompanies me to the store. I thought it was about time to teach him my saving ways so he follows suit. To start, I made him sign up for his own CVS ExtraCare card. Without that, you mine as well throw money down the drain.
His first trip to the in-store kiosk was pretty rewarding – it printed out a $3 coupon for linking his new card to the phone app, and a $2 instant coupon off of Colgate toothpaste (everyone gets one this week). It also printed a $1 off any P&G product, but we saved that one for later (we’ll be going back to buy Tide).
For this particular shopping trip, we had two coupons from home – $1 off any Colgate toothpaste and $1 off any Colgate mouthwash. These came in the Sunday newspaper. Another set also came in my mailbox on Thursday with the local town paper (so I still have two more coupons for another time!)
I’ll walk you through the purchase, just as I explained it to him:
The Colgate toothpaste this week was on sale for $3.00 and the Colgate mouthwash was on sale for $3.99, plus $1 back in ExtraBucks for buying one. When we combined the $2 instant toothpaste coupon with the $1 toothpaste manufacturer coupon – it was free. Then when we combined the $3 coupon for linking his card with the $1 mouthwash manufacturer coupon – that washed out the mouthwash. He actually, technically “lost” a penny – you win some you loose some. Just make sure you win more than you loose.
Overall, 100% savings with a $0.00 receipt total – plus a $1.00 coupon on the bottom for his next purchase! If these items were not on sale, without coupons he would have paid $9.48 – yikes!
As the cashier bagged his items, she said “It always feels good when it’s free!”. Yes, good is an understatement.
You can get your own free toothpaste until CVS closes Saturday night
Don’t forget – the CVS website has a “sneek peak” of the full flyer for the upcoming week. Before you buy something, make sure there wont be a better deal in a few days!
‘Till next time, keep saving!