My local CVS had some great deals this week and the best ones involve mail in rebates. I combine store sales, Extra Care Bucks, and coupons to get stuff for FREE. At CVS if you bought $12.00 worth of Colgate-Pamolive items they gave you $6 ECB and in my local sunday paper there was a Colgate-Pamolive MIR of $5.00 if you spent $10.00.
Transaction #1: 2 Irish Spring Bodywashes @ $3.00 each & 2 Softsoap Pumps @$3.00 each
Total of $12.00, used 2- $1.00/1 Irish Spring M.C. and 2-40 cents/1 Soaftsoap Pump M.C.
Brought total down to $9.20 and recieved $6.00 ECB
This purchased qualified me for spend $10.00 on Colgate-Pamolive recieve $5.00 after Mail in rebate
So when mail in rebate arrives I WILL ACTUALLY BE PAID $1.80 for $12.00 worth of product
CVS allowed 2 of these ECB specials per household so I did bought more….
Transaction #2: 2 Softsoap Bodywashes @ $3.00 each, 2 Colgate Sensitvie Toothpastes @ $2.74 each, and 2 Lady Speed Sticks @$1.99 each
Total of $15.46, used 2-$1.00/1 Softsoap Bodywash M.C., 2-75 cents/1 Colgate Toothpaste M.C. and 1 Buy One Get One Free Lady Speed Stick
Brought total down to $9.97 and recieved $6.00 ECB (I used the $6.00 ECB from the prevoius purchase s0 I actually only paid $3.97)
When mail in rebate arrives I WILL BE PAID $1.03 for $15.46 worth of product!
CVS also had the deal that if you bought 2 participating Pfizer products you would recieve a $4.00 ECB, I also had a Pfizer mail in rebate special from the paper that if you bought 3 pfizer products they would send you a $10.00 rebate.
So I bought 3-50 count Advil caplets at $4.49 each
Total of $13.47, used 3-$1.00/1 Advil Product M.C. this brought total to $10.47 and I recieved $4.00 ECB (used $6.00 ECB from 2nd transaction above so I only paid $4.47)
When this Mail in Rebate check arrives I WILL BE PAID $3.53 for $13.47 worth of product.
So after these transactions I will be paid $6.36 for $40.93 worth of product and I still have a $4.00 ECB.
They also had a good deal on the razors my husband uses so I picked those up as well.
The moral of this long post is that sometimes a mail in rebate is worth the time. Which, it actually only took me about 10 minutes to get everything together. I was able to save a ton of money and got things that my family will use. My husband actually loves Irish Spring bodywash but I never buy it because its not the cheapest. Hope this helps motivate someone to save some money!!!