I stopped in at CVS, Rite Aid, and Walgreens yesterday and had a savings of about 70%! I spent $97.77 and saved **$235.84**! Click below to see all the details! (warning, it’s quite long)

**CVS: Spent: $52.74, Saved: $86.71**

I did two transactions with this one so I could use the ECB’s (extra care bucks or money back they give you for buying a certain amount or a certain item) from the first to save on the second. The first one included:

3 Bags of Dove Chocolates: $3 each = $9, I had a $1 off coupon for each one = $6

2 Dove Chocolate bars: $1.50 each = $3, I had a $.75 off coupon for two = $2.25

4 Travel Size Bottles of Nivea Bodywash: on clearance for $.29 each = $1.16

1 Speed Stick Stainguard Deodorant: $2.99, I had a $.50 off coupon = $2.49

1 Box Band-Aid Brand Bandages AND 1 Neosporin Ointment: $3.79 and $5.49 = $9.28, I had a $1.50 coupon when I bought one of each brand = $7.78

2 Herbal Essences Conditioners: $2.99 and $2.98 = $5.97, I had a $1 off coupon for each one = $3.97

I got $3 ECB back for spending over $10 (before coupons) on the chocolate, $2 ECB back on the deodorant, $3 ECB back on the bandages and/or neosporin, and $2 ECB back on the 2 Herbal Essences Conditioners = $10 ECB total.

**Total for 1st Transaction:** $23.65 + $1.16 tax = $24.81 for all 14 items and a total savings on this transaction of $22.31, or just under 50%.

My second one didn’t go as smoothly because the manager working that day apparently doesn’t know how to adjust prices in her registers even though I know they have done it for me before with the exact same items and coupons! Because of her I ended up paying something like $5 more than I should have! So annoying! But anyways, Physicians Formula concealers, foundations and powders were all $6 off and the Neutrogena foundations and powders were all marked down to $9.99:

2 Physicians Formula Twin Concealer Sticks (1 yellow, 1 green): $2.39 each on sale = $4.78

2 Physicians Formula 3-Piece Corrective Concealer Set (1 yellow, 1 green): $3.49 each on sale = $6.98

1 Physicians Formula Green Concealer: $3.49 on sale

2 Neutrogena Liquid Foundation Bottles: $9.99 on sale = $19.98

1 Neutrogena Brightening Eye Perfecter: $9.99 on sale

The total before coupons was 45.22 and then I used the $10 in ECB’s from the first order to bring the total down to $35.22. Now I had $5 off coupons for each Physician’s Formula product I bought (which, if the store included overage, would have made the total $10.22 :P) and the last time I was there the cashier had just adjusted the price to deduct the remaining cost of the product, but as I said the manager this time was an idiot so she only let me do 1 coupon per each 2 items which meant only $10 (rather than the $15.25 it should have been!). So that brought the total with coupons too:

**Total for 2nd Transaction:** $25.22 + $2.71 tax = $27.93 for all 8 items and a total savings on this transaction of $64.40, or about 70%.

**Total for CVS: **$52.74 for all 22 items and a total savings of $86.71, or 62%. This was my most expensive trip because it included make-up which is always expensive ðŸ˜›

**Rite Aid: Spent: $28.34, Saved: $80.11**

I did three transactions at Rite Aid to use the +UP’s (same as ECB’s) on each next purchase and this trip was my favorite cause the cashier was total awesome ðŸ˜€ Anyway, the first only had:

2 L’Oreal Magic Perfecting Bases: on sale for 30% off which made them $9.06 each and I had a coupon for $2 off each one or $4 = $14.12

1 L’Oreal Infallible Lip Gloss: on sale for 30% off which made it $6.99 and I had a coupon for $2 off = $4.99

I spent $25.11 before coupons and the store was running a sale that if you spent $25 on L’Oreal than you got $10 back in +UP’s.

**Total for 1st Transaction: **$19.11 + $1.51 tax = $20.62 for all 3 items and a total savings on this transaction of $16.78, or about 44%. Not the best, but the +UP’s pay for it later.

The second transaction consisted of:

2 Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaners: on sale 2/$4 and I had a coupon for $1 off 2 = $3.00

2 Oral B Toothbrushes: on sale for $2.99 each and I had a coupon for $1.50 off each = $2.98

1 Colgate Toothbrush: on sale for $2.99 and I had a coupon for $.75 off = $2.24

1 Sure Deodorant: on sale for $1.49 and I had a coupon for $1 off = $.49

1 Covergirl Tinted Lip Balm: $5.99 and I had a coupon for $1 off = $4.99

I got $1 +UP for buying 2 Scrubbing Bubbles and $2 +UP on each toothbrush so $6 total, which means I got $7 in +UP’s back on this one.

**Total for 2nd Transaction:** The total was $13.70 but I used my $10 +UP from my first transaction to bring it down to $3.70 + $1.23 tax = $4.93 (basically I just paid for the Covergirl Lip Balm and it would have all been free had I not gotten that!) for all 7 items and a total savings on this transaction of $27.23, or 85%.

The last transaction:

5 50oz Bottles of Purex Laundry Detergent: on sale for $1.97 and I had a coupon for $1 off each = $4.85

1 Nivea Body Lotion: on sale for $5.99 and I had a coupon for $2 off = $3.99

**Total for 3rd Transaction:** The total was $8.84 but I used my $7 +UP’s from the last transaction to bring it down to $1.84 + $.95 tax = $2.79 for all 6 items and a total savings on this transaction of $36.10, or about 92%! (told you those +UP’s would make up for it later!)

**Total for Rite Aid:** $28.34 for all 16 items and a total savings of $80.11, or about 74%.

**Walgreens: Spent: $16.69, Saved: $69.02**

I did two transactions at Walgreens. The first went smoothly and contained:

2 Garnier Fructis (1 shampoo which came with a free hairspray sample, 1 conditioner): $5.49 each and I had a $1 off coupon for each = $8.98

6 Gillette Products (3 Body Washes, 3 Deodorants): the body washes were on sale 3/$10 and I had 3 coupons where if you bought a body wash you got a deodorant free, I also had 2 $2 off coupons for 2 of the body washes and the deodorants where buy 1, get one 50% off = $3.50

I got $5 in RR’s (Register Rewards = same as ECB’s) for buying 2 Garnier Fructis products and $3 RR’s for buying 3 Gillette body washes so a total of $8 back.

**Total for 1st Transaction:** $12.48 + $2.01 tax = $14.49 for all 8 items and a total savings on this transaction of $28.44, or 66%.

The second transaction went fine as well but I confused the cashier with certain coupons yet the manager came over and was totally cool about it ðŸ˜€

6 Bags of Candy (2 Skittles, 2 Starburst, 2 Lifesavers): 2.29 each on sale for buy 1 get 1 free = $6.87

3 Items for Smores (1 each Honey Made Grahams, Hershey’s Bars 6 pk., and Kraft Marshmallows): the Grahams where $3.99 and Hersey Bars were on sale for $3.01 and I got the Marshmallows free if I got both the Grahams and the Bars, plus I had a coupon for a $1 off if I got all three = $6

9 Rolls of Scotch magic Tape: originally $1.99 each, I had a store coupon which said buy 1 at $1.99 and get 2 free, limit 3 (I thought it meant 3 groups but the manager said it actually meant 3 items but he let me use it for 3 groups anyways). I also had 9 coupons for $1 off each of the 9 tapes that I bought = I earned overage of 3.03 on this one (overage is when the total coupon amount is more than what you spent so it gets taken off something else)!

**Total for 2nd Transaction:** The total was $9.84 but I used my $8 RR’s from the last transaction to bring it down to $1.84 + $.36 tax = $2.20 for all 18 items and a total savings on this transaction of $40.58, or about 95%!

**Total for Walgreens:** $16.69 for all 26 items and a total savings of $69.02, or about 81%.