CVS Black Friday Scenarios! Get Paid to Buy $95+!

by Christie on November 22, 2011

Here is my CVS Black Friday Scenario. Boy there are a TON of awesome deals this year! These deals actually start on Thanksgiving day 11/24. In this scenario you get $95.22 in merchandise, spend $14.01 out of pocket and end up with $24.20 in ECBs! So you get paid $10.19 to take this all home!

If you have any $/$$$ coupons like a $4/$20 you can use those to get an even better deal! If you have a coupon that is for $ off of a $25 purchase, just toss it into transaction #4 and buy an additional Revlon nailpolish. I only included one Breathe Right coupon, since the CVS printable store coupons can sometimes be an issue when stacking.

(1) Breathe Right nasal strips 10+2ct (limit 1) $5.99
(1) Theraflu Caplets 8ct (limit 1) $1.87
(1) Theraflu Daytime or Multi-sympton travel size, 1 packet (limit 1) $.99
(1) Benefiber Sticks Trial size 3ct (limit 1) $1.49
(1) Finish Quantum 10ct (limit 1) $2.99
(1) Wet n Wild Festive Flirt Nail Kit (limit 1) $2.88
(1) Irish Spring Deodorant 2.7-3oz (limit 4) $2.77
(1) Carmex 0.15-0.35oz (limit 1) $1
Total = $19.98
-$1.50/1 Breathe Right Nasal Strips 10ct+ CVS Coupon PRINT
-$3/2 Theraflu Products, any – 09-25-11 SS x12/3
-$2/1 Benefiber Product, any – 09-11-11 RP x11/30
-$1/1 Finish Quantum, any – 10-23-11 SS x11/30
-$1/1 Wet’n Wild Product 11-6-2011 RP x12/31 (or printable no longer available)
-$1/1 Irish Spring Deodorant, any (ets) – Reinventing Beauty Magazine x12/31
-$.30/1 Carmex Lip Balm, any – 10-30-11 RP x1/31
Total = $10.18, Get Back $18.33 ECBs

(1) L.A. Looks Styling get 20oz (limit 1) $2.49
(1) Colgate Total Gum Defense, Advanced or Enamel Strength 4oz $2.87
(1) Listerine Pocketpaks 3pk 72ct total (limit 2) $2.99
(1) Fiber One 90 calorie 6ct (limit 1) $3.99
(1) Revlon Nail (excl Top Speed) (limit 6) $4.99
(2) Softlips Single pk 0.07oz (limit 1) $2
(1) Excedrin Extra strength 8ct,+PM 8ct (lim 1) $.99
(1) Advil PM 4ct (limit 1) $.99
(1) Hershey’s King Size 2.1-2.86oz (limit 2) $.99
(1) CVS Dental Flossers 90 ct $1.99
Total = $26.29
-$1/1 L.A. Looks Product, any 20, 26 or 30 oz – 10-09-11 RP x1/9
-$1/1 Colgate Total Gum Defense Toothpaste (ets) – Reinventing Beauty Magazine x12/31
-.50/1 Listerine Pocketpaks, 24 ct+ 04-17-11 SS x12/31
-$.40/1 Various including Fiber One 90 Calorie Chewy Bars 10-02-11 GM x11/26
-$1/1 Revlon Color Cosmetic Product, any – 10-09-11 Walmart x12/31
-$2/2 Various including Softlips, any – Reinventing Beauty Magazine x12/31
– $18.33 ECBs from previous transaction
Total = $2.06, Get Back $23.30 ECBs

(1) Kleenex Cool Touch Tissues 50ct (limit 1) $1.50
(1) Starbucks Double Shot 6.5oz can (limit 1) $1.69
(1) Balance Bar 1.76oz (limit 1) $1.69
(1) iChill Relaxation Shot Dietary Supplement 2pk (limit 1) $5.29
(1) Hershey’s King Size 2.1-2.86oz (limit 2) $.99
(1) Cepacol Lozenges 16ct (limit 1) $4.99
(1) Sheets Energy Strips 10ct (limit 1) $3.99
(1) Advil 10ct (limit 1) $2.99
(1) Mars Chocolate Singles 1.08-2.15oz (limit 4) $.75
Total = $23.88
– $23.30 ECBs from previous Transaction
Total = $.58, Get Back $23.88 ECBs

(1) Philips, Magnavox Univ. Remote (limit 1) $6.99
(1) CVS Batteries AAA or AA 4 pk (limit 1) $3.99
(1) Pepto-Bismol 4oz (limit 1) $2.99
(1) GUM Super or micro tip soft toothbrush 2ct (limit 2) $2.99
(1) Be Koool Discomfort Gel Sheets for kids 4ct (limit 1) $4.49
(1) General Mills Chex, Cinnamon Toast Crunch or Total 10.6-14oz (limit 1) $2.87
(1) Mars Chocolate Singles 1.08-2.15oz (limit 4) $.75
Total = $25.07
– $23.88 ECBs from previous Transaction
Total = $1.19, Get Back $24.20 ECBs


{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

JV November 22, 2011 at 4:10 pm

Be sure to sign into your EC acct I found 2 $5/$25 coupons in my acct they expire 11/28


Jessica November 23, 2011 at 5:16 pm

OMG! I had a 2nd one in my account!!!! Thanks so much!!!!


JV November 22, 2011 at 4:11 pm

My scenario I have included those coupons and will only be needing to do 3 transactions and will only spend $8 out of pocket.


JV Did you post your scenerio anywhere? I have Q and would love to do 3 trans! November 22, 2011 at 4:30 pm

Is your trans listed anywhere?


Christie November 22, 2011 at 4:41 pm

Yes – you can’t brag and then not share! 😉


JV November 22, 2011 at 10:00 pm

Im sorry I didn’t mean to brag I just wanted to share uhhhh I don’t have it posted anywhere….

Should I post it here or would you like me to email you? If so where?


JV November 22, 2011 at 10:14 pm

I posted on your CVS Facebook acct. I know I don’t show where the coupons come from but this was my own personal list lol. I wasn’t expecting to publish it. Hopefully I wasn’t wrong cause then I’d feel totally dumb 😛

Hope my scenario helps a few of you guys 😀


melissa November 22, 2011 at 4:26 pm

Some stores put their sales items into the computers the afternoon before the sale. Do we know if the sales will actually be available wed pm?


Christie November 22, 2011 at 4:41 pm

Last year the ECBs weren’t printing until after midnight. So, I would plan for that.


melissa November 22, 2011 at 4:58 pm

Thanks for letting me know. Do all of the stores open at 6am? I noticed that Walgeens stores seem to vary.


Lily November 22, 2011 at 4:43 pm

Thanks Christie! I for one appreciate your hard work.


Aimee November 22, 2011 at 5:10 pm

Thank you for this. I really need to get my coupons together. I have so many ECB’s and CVS GCs from previous purchases I should be able to do this in 2 transactions, pay nothing OOP and end with $48.08 in ECB (assuming they have everything and I can get all the coupons)


coupontrader November 22, 2011 at 5:34 pm

Trans. #4 – is there something else to substitute for the remote – i dont need one of those….


KB November 22, 2011 at 7:32 pm

I printed a cepecol coupon from their site earlier this week. May want to check to see if still available. Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Shopping!!!!


Dana G. November 22, 2011 at 10:47 pm

Christie, in your transaction #2, should that be a purchase of 2 Softlips and not 1? The total doesn’t add up and the coupon is for $2/2.


Christie November 23, 2011 at 1:12 am

Yes (2)! Thanks! :-)


Carla November 22, 2011 at 10:58 pm

When you get the last ecbs dont forget the hairdryer thats $9.99 and then get $5.00 back in ecb that makes it $5.00 but if you use your ecbs its free!!! :)


Lacey November 23, 2011 at 1:15 am

Just made my shopping senerio for that day. I will be doing 2 transactions using 2- $5/$25 cp that I have on my card and $14 EB I currently have.
I will spend .69 OOP plus tax and finishing with $33.99 EB and get over $70 in free product. Yay! Cant wait!


Star November 23, 2011 at 1:58 am

What if I just do everything in one transaction and use all the ECB’s to buy something else that I need? Will I actually be losing money this way?

The reason I ask is that I’m all out of body wash and my husband likes me to stock up for a few months. I figure I would have eighty-something in ECB’s to use. But I don’t want to lose money on this if that doesn’t make sense. Thanks!


Lisa November 23, 2011 at 3:56 am

Thank you. I’m starting off with a $10 gift card that I purchased for $5 and 2 $5 off $25 coupons
I will be there Thanksgiving Day.


nataly November 23, 2011 at 9:02 am

I just would like to share that if all goes well i will be using my ECB for buying the tablet and it would be coming out to about $30 + $10 gift card I am soo excited for that… lol :) thank you soo much Christie for your hard work and always for soo great senerios.. happy holidays


Serena November 23, 2011 at 7:44 pm

Never shopped at cvs, it is sort of far away, but I have a question on the Thera flu, when you use the $3/off 2, do you get overage, or do they adjust it down? Are all stores good about adjusting down coupons. Thanks!


Christie November 23, 2011 at 8:20 pm

CVS is better at adjusting down than most stores. They don’t give overage generally.


Becky November 24, 2011 at 4:23 am

My CVS didn’t have everything and they wouldn’t take the revlon coupon and my $5.o0 off $25.00 didn’t show. :( On the brighter side I did make $2.00 and I got all this stuff for free, some I will use, some I will donate or give away for stocking stuffers. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


Crystal B November 24, 2011 at 12:49 pm

The AA 4pk of CVS batteries rang up at 3.65 with 3.99ECBs back for me! Money maker all by itself! Not sure if it was a glitch in the system or not, but hey, it works!


Aimee November 24, 2011 at 5:22 pm

Crystal B, the same thing happened with my CVS battery purchase.

I had a great run today. I did 3 different transactions, bought $100.88 worth of stuff, paid $1.29 OOP (I accidentally dropped the $1.00 Revlon coupon in the car) and got $53.84 in ECB


guest November 24, 2011 at 9:03 pm

At my store the Wet n Wild Festive Flirt Nail Kit limit was 2 not 1… the batteries it rang up as $3.65 so got $0.34 MM…the General Mills cereal limit was 2 not 1, got 2 boxes and used $1/2 Q which made the cereal $0.37 each :). It was fun shopping there today at 10:30 am because for the first time, I finally ran into 3 other ECB shoppers who were hunting down similar items at our small store.


Meghan November 25, 2011 at 7:01 am

My $1/1 Revlon coupon didn’t work for the nail polish… other than that, a great day! Thanks for all your hard work, Christie!


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