Tuesday, February 15, 2011
It's a good week when Diet Dr. Pepper is on sale:) Here's a look at my shopping trip from CVS. I did 2 transactions to maximize my ECB. The retail cost of both were $23.56, I paid out of pocket $3.73 and got back $3 in ECB!! A great way to use up your rewards at a store and lower your out of pocket expense is to break your items up into separate transactions. On these items, I checked out the toothpaste and shampoo first because I knew it would generate the most ECBs. Here's the way it all broke down:
2 Herbal Essence Shampoos - $5.97
2 Colgate Toothpaste - $7.58
$1/1 Herbal Essence
1 FREE Herbal Essence deduct $2.99
$5 ECB from last week
Got Back: $7.58 for Colgate and $2 for Shampoo
3 Diet Dr Pepper 12 packs - $10.00
I used the ECB from the previous transaction of $9.58 bringing my out of pocket to just .42!
Got Back $3 ECB
When you plan your shopping trips, try and check out the items that will gain you the most rewards first, then turn around and use them to pay for your second group of items to keep your out of pocket costs lower!
Did you get any good finds at CVS this week??