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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.

TRANSACTION #1 BUY
(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

TRANSACTION #2 BUY
(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

TRANSACTION #3 BUY
(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

TRANSACTION #4 BUY
(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


Christie

{ 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

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Jessica November 23, 2011 at 5:16 pm

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

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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.

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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?

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Christie November 22, 2011 at 4:41 pm

Yes – you can’t brag and then not share! ;-)

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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?

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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 :P

Hope my scenario helps a few of you guys :D

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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?

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Christie November 22, 2011 at 4:41 pm

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

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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.

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Lily November 22, 2011 at 4:43 pm

Thanks Christie! I for one appreciate your hard work.

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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)

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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….

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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!!!!

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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.

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Christie November 23, 2011 at 1:12 am

Yes (2)! Thanks! :-)

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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!!! :)

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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

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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!

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Christie November 23, 2011 at 8:20 pm

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

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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!

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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!

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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

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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.

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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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