Saturday, February 5, 2011

The Art of a Deal

Early this morning husband and I went to CVS to score some Coke products before the sale ends tonight. We spent a total of $40.65, "saved" $73.80, and I have $5 in Extra Care Bucks (ECB) left to spend another day. I thought since most of the time I only share how much I spent and saved on my shopping trips, today I would tell you how I saved what I saved.

I started with buying a bottle of Complete Multi-Purpose contact solution using my FSA card, so no direct out of pocket expense, and I received a $3 ECB.

My next purchase didn't work out quite like I expected since they were out of the Ragu, so I improvised and bought a lot of peanut butter... anyone know where I can find a ton of peanut butter recipes?

Items PurchasedSale PriceCoupons UsedECB Received
8 Skippy Peanut Butter
1 Ragu Pasta Sauce
3 x $0.50
2 M&M Bags$5.00$1.50$1.00
2 Reese's Mini Cups King Size$1.98B1G1 Free-
5 Coke 12 packs$15.00$3 ECB$5.00
I also applied a $5 off $30 purchase coupon I received in my email for a total spent of $26.06. This total would have been $2.50 less if they had more Ragu in stock so I could use my Ragu coupons.

Next Purchase

Items PurchasedSale PriceCoupons UsedECB Received
5 Coke 12 packs$15.00$5, $5, & $1 ECB$5.00
Total Paid: $4.17

Final Purchase

Items PurchasedSale PriceCoupons UsedECB Received
5 Coke 12 packs$15.00$5 ECB$5.00
Total Paid: $10.42

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