Back in the CVS game
May 16, 2008, 8:58 pm
Filed under: CVS, Deals

I wasn’t going to go drug store shopping this week, that is until two CVS deals were pointed out to me: Smart Start cereal and Hawaiian Tropic sun care.

The cereal was on sale for 2 for $5 and there’s a $3 off 2 printable coupon available at smartsource.com, making it a dollar a box. We’ve been in need of some cereal for quite a few weeks so I figured I should jump on it.

At first the Hawaiian Tropic sun care ECB deal didn’t seem very appealing: buy 2 products and get $10 back in ECBs. Well, one bottle costs at least $10 and I don’t need any sunscreen. Then I found out that Hawaiian Tropic makes lip balm for $1.99 and the lip balm is included in the sale. I searched high and low around the sun care section, seasonal section, and lip balm section without any luck. On a whim, I scanned the clearance section. Two little hangers were full of these lip balms for $.99. I grabbed two that didn’t have the clearance stickers covering up the UPC and prayed to the coupon gods while I was being rung up. As I figured, they rang up full price, but I didn’t say anything because I didn’t want to press my luck. While the cashier was bagging them, he noticed the clearance tags on the front of the packages and adjusted the price down without so much as a peep from me. So, I bought two lip balms for $2 and got $10 back in ECBs. I’ll also be getting another $10 next week for participating in the latest CVS Advisor Panel survey.

I think you can say that, with $20 EBCs in tow, I’m officially back in the CVS game.