Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Big CVS Moneymaker

During a trip to CVS a few days ago, a $10 off a $20 cosmetics purchase printed out. I knew that with the current Covergirl ECB deal (buy $20, get $10 ECB) and with the new coupons in the P&G Sunday inserts, I would have a pretty good deal. After careful consideration as to what would be the best scenario, I ended up with 2 products, making a good profit.

Transaction #1:
1 Skintimate shaving cream ($3.49)
-3.49 ECB (from previous week's toothpaste deal)
Total: $0

Transaction #2
1 Covergirl Olay Foundation ($13)
1 Covergirl Lash Exact Mascara ($7.99)
-$10 off $20 Cosmetic Purchase CRT
-$4 off Covergirl Olay Foundation (4/5 P&G)
-$1 off any Covergirl product (4/5 P&G)
-$3.49 EBC (from Transaction #1)
Total (including tax): $3.02 on gift card; got back $10 ECB.

OOP 3.02+3.49=$6.51-$10 ECB back = $3.49 moneymaker

This would have been better had I bought one of the $7 mascaras, but I really wanted to try this one . . . and when you are making money, that is the time to try out new products!

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