Monday, July 11, 2011

Cheap gas at CVS!

Who knew you could pay for gas with coupons, too?!  CVS is running a gas deal all summer long that when you spend $30 on select items, you get a $10 gas gift card.  Honestly, I haven't been too excited about the deals because I'd prefer just having $10 in ExtraBucks (so I can "roll" them).  Plus, gas comes from a different envelope, so it gets tricky: "What part of this $13 purchase goes into the gas budget?"  Last week, I ended up paying $15 (mostly in ExtraBucks) for groceries that produced a gas card, and I put the entire purchase in my grocery budget, so this week I'm "charging Jesse" for the gas card...all of the $3 that it cost...  I could have actually gotten it for free with ExtraBucks if I had broken up the transactions, but it was still a good deal as is.  Here's what I got:

(2) Off! Clip-on starter kits $8.89 ea.
-(2) $2/1 Clip-on starter (printable--no longer avail.)
(2) Off! Clip-on refills $5.79 ea.
-(2) FREE refill wyb Off! Clip-on Starter (printable--no longer avail.)
(1) Complete contact lens solution $7.99
(1) Similac Ready to Feed formula $6.39
-$5/1 Similac formula (from pediatrician's office)
-$5/1 Similac formula CHECK (Similac home mailer--can be stacked with coupons)
-$5/30 CVS purchase (e-mailed to me)
-10 ExtraCare bucks (from previous weeks)

Total: $3.60
ECBs received: 7.99 (contact solution), $10 gas card

I asked the manager who was ringing me up if I could use my rain checks for 2 Extrabucks when you buy the Off! starters (I figured I couldn't, but I asked anyway). She said yes! So the deal was even better! I paid in $3 and 10 ExtraBucks and got out 12 ExtraBucks and $10 in gas! Plus, I finally got the Off! Clip-on that I've been wanting to try (there's something disheartening about spraying poison on your person...). 

I'll probably go back later this week for a $1 razor.  There was supposed to be a coupon in Sunday's paper, but it wasn't in the Herald Mail, so I'm going to wait and see if it was in my parents' free paper. 


Movie Monday!!

There are actually a number of coupon codes available for your Movie Monday.  These expire on 7/15, so you've got plenty of time to take advantage of a free movie night.  As always, the codes only work on $1 rentals at Blockbuster Express (the big blue boxes at Sheetz and Food Lion). 


Don't forget to pick up a free Slushee at 7-11 on 7/11/11 (today!).  Have fun with your freebies!

1 comment:

Shelly said...

Wow! Nice. CVS is my favorite :)