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mafibisha
06-21-2011, 09:20 PM
I know the deals haven't been that great, and I've missed several weeks anyway due to *life, but did everyone give up on it? :confused3
IOW I don't see a thread for this week, which makes me kinda sad, even though it would be Friday before I could get there anyway :headache:

tavettava
06-21-2011, 09:37 PM
I havent given up on it, but I have cut way back on going.

Meetmeinmontauk
06-21-2011, 09:41 PM
I haven't cut back at all. I bought quite a few things this week and spent $2 Oop & got back about $16 in ECB

hsmamato2
06-22-2011, 07:45 AM
I go weekly,but I find my own deals..never read the threads....this week I got t.paste for .79 and Hersheys Bliss candy would have been free if they weren't oos:headache: no less than free I had a coupon too...still got enough ECB to go back and get my charcoal briqettes for free....

Marionnette
06-22-2011, 09:22 AM
There are so many couponing websites that do a great job matching up the sales and prices. No offense to the ladies who did an excellent job of maintaining the CVS thread, but it's just easier for me to use IheartCVS or LivingRichWithCoupons to do my matchups and scenarios.

I've been CVSing for several years now. I go at least once a week to pick up something that my family needs and to roll my ECBs.

sydneysmom
06-22-2011, 09:35 AM
If you're talking about Flakypuff's (and MaggieW's ) thread, I would imagine that the summer's got the better of them and they're just very busy. I can't even imagine the work that goes into what they do to price match w/ coupons, etc. I do miss the CVS thread though!! :goodvibes

I've cut back on my CVS shopping too..... I did get the Bliss deal (who could resist !!) and the Colgate. I had 2 -$1.00 coupons for Colgate, so they were freebies. Gotta love it ! I did get a bunch of stuff for little $$ or free after the ECB and rolled them into Diet Coke. But lately, there hasn't been a ton at CVS that we've needed . (where the price was good). I kind of find that I've been "shopping the ECB deals" there lately and just getting what was a great deal. :confused3 Gotta watch the pennies where I can!

Jack&Ryan'smom
06-22-2011, 10:55 AM
I was wondering the same thing!!! This is how I found out about CVSing 3 years ago!! Still love it & go weekly (if not bi weekly). I 'm so lucky to have a CVS less than a mile from my house!!! Would be sad to see it not return.

puffkin
06-22-2011, 12:24 PM
I still go weekly, but my time is much more limited now. I just flip through the flyer and pick out the easy deals to spot. With all the Extreme Couponing hysteria and stuff it just got to be so overwhelming for me. I am competitive in nature and felt like I had to do every deal type of thing. Now I take a much more relaxed approach and just make a quick trip on Sunday mornings (my me time). I do miss a lot of deals, but unless it is something we absolutely need I don't rush out to get it if I missed it.

PatsMom
06-22-2011, 01:43 PM
I still do Rite Aid and CVS every week. If you are looking for a web site with good coupon match ups, I use southernsavers.com.

angierae
06-22-2011, 03:19 PM
I haven't been going, but when we g et our quarterly extrabucks in July I'll be looking out for deals. Back in April I managed to get enough toothpaste, shampoo and bodywash to last us through the rest of the year with only $2.10 OOP because of my $16 in ecb and all the sales/coupons.

kydisneyfans
06-22-2011, 05:35 PM
I just got tired of going and finding the sale items out of stock all the time, so it's not worth the time and gas to continue.

tar heel
06-22-2011, 09:48 PM
The past two weeks have been very good -- several free items without a lot of work to get them. Hershey's Bliss, toothpaste and toothbrushes this week.

I just let southernsavers tell me what they deals are -- doesn't take much time at all.

diamondpixienc
06-22-2011, 11:14 PM
This may be slightly off topic and even a dumb question but here goes. Now i've just recently started doing the CVS thing and I am still not quite sure how the ECB work:confused3 I guess my question is How do I go about cashing in my ECB's? and Do I have to only use them towards my next purchase? BTW I did get some toothpaste this week earned 2 ECB:banana:

eyor44
06-23-2011, 07:19 AM
Love CVS! Just went yesterday and did great.

For the question on ECBs. The ones I earned yesterday, I will use next week when I go. Just remember, you do not get cash back for them as they are "like" a coupon.
Example: If you have a $2 ECB and your total is $1.89, you will not get .11 back.

puffkin
06-23-2011, 07:29 AM
I just got tired of going and finding the sale items out of stock all the time, so it's not worth the time and gas to continue.

I used to get upset about that too, but the new me is much more relaxed. I just get rainchecks. CVS has a GREAT raincheck policy and you can use them at any store and they never expire. The nice thing about rainchecks is that they round up when you redeem them. So if the ECB is for $1.89 the raincheck ECB will be $2. And you can still use coupons with your raincheck (so especially worth it for P&G items where there are similar coupons month to month). Also, they are great to redeem when you get the $X/XX coupons. I only seem to get them now during slow weeks, so those rainchecks really come in handy to get my total high enough!

hsmamato2
06-23-2011, 08:01 AM
nice to know about the rainchecks...I'll go back today for that Bliss offer....:cool1: I forgot duh- the t.past was free,wasn't it? after ecb and coupon......I have such a good stockpile that I don't go for as much....

Where'sPiglet?
06-23-2011, 08:38 AM
I just got tired of going and finding the sale items out of stock all the time, so it's not worth the time and gas to continue.

This is also why I stopped going. I was never huge into the "CVSing" but I would try to go take advantage of some of their sales.

I also used to get the sale flier at my house. Not anymore; it stopped coming. I could look it up online, but since the store will just be out of all the sale items, I don't bother.

Additionally, they are doing road construction between me and my nearest CVS. Just not worth dealing with.

I used to get upset about that too, but the new me is much more relaxed. I just get rainchecks. CVS has a GREAT raincheck policy and you can use them at any store and they never expire. The nice thing about rainchecks is that they round up when you redeem them. So if the ECB is for $1.89 the raincheck ECB will be $2. And you can still use coupons with your raincheck (so especially worth it for P&G items where there are similar coupons month to month). Also, they are great to redeem when you get the $X/XX coupons. I only seem to get them now during slow weeks, so those rainchecks really come in handy to get my total high enough!

In addition to them always being out of stock, I was not able to get a raincheck the time I cared enough to ask for one. I was told "we don't give rainchecks for that type of product". (It was toilet paper in that case. :confused3)

Other people on here suggested that I call corporate, but it's not worth it to me. My Walgreens is a much better shopping experience. It's closer, they are rarely out of stock, and it's much easier for me to get to - no road construction!

flakypuff
06-26-2011, 01:32 PM
If you're talking about Flakypuff's (and MaggieW's ) thread, I would imagine that the summer's got the better of them and they're just very busy. I can't even imagine the work that goes into what they do to price match w/ coupons, etc. I do miss the CVS thread though!! :goodvibes

I've cut back on my CVS shopping too..... I did get the Bliss deal (who could resist !!) and the Colgate. I had 2 -$1.00 coupons for Colgate, so they were freebies. Gotta love it ! I did get a bunch of stuff for little $$ or free after the ECB and rolled them into Diet Coke. But lately, there hasn't been a ton at CVS that we've needed . (where the price was good). I kind of find that I've been "shopping the ECB deals" there lately and just getting what was a great deal. :confused3 Gotta watch the pennies where I can!:thumbsup2 :thumbsup2 My computer was down for a few weeks:scared1: It is so much work. I know MaggieW has been so good stepping in but some weeks are just to busy.:lovestruc I will post the new thread starting next week. I will do it in a day or two.

maggiew
06-26-2011, 01:43 PM
:thumbsup2 :thumbsup2 My computer was down for a few weeks:scared1: It is so much work. I know MaggieW has been so good stepping in but some weeks are just to busy.:lovestruc I will post the new thread starting next week. I will do it in a day or two.

Hey guys. I have been away at a convention and had no time to check on the DISboards. :scared1: I've been going through withdrawl. ;) But I now have 4 hours to kill in the Cleveland airport, so I thought I would catch up. Sorry I missed being the backup.

Maggie

ShiPooOwner
06-26-2011, 01:53 PM
:thumbsup2 :thumbsup2 My computer was down for a few weeks:scared1: It is so much work. I know MaggieW has been so good stepping in but some weeks are just to busy.:lovestruc I will post the new thread starting next week. I will do it in a day or two.

Hey guys. I have been away at a convention and had no time to check on the DISboards. :scared1: I've been going through withdrawl. ;) But I now have 4 hours to kill in the Cleveland airport, so I thought I would catch up. Sorry I missed being the backup.

Maggie

You and Flaky are both wonderful and we appreciate how much time you give to the CVS threads. :worship: Thank you, Flaky and Maggie.

IMALOVNDISNEY
06-27-2011, 10:34 AM
You and Flaky are both wonderful and we appreciate how much time you give to the CVS threads. :worship: Thank you, Flaky and Maggie.
DITTO on that:worship::worship:

PatsMom
06-27-2011, 11:43 AM
Did anyone do the Dove/Lever Buy $15 to get $5 ECB this week? I bought Dove Soap, Lever 2000 and a Dove conditioner to get to the $15. But when I checked my cash register tape, it was like they were treating it as two deals that were only partially done. So no ECB's.

I kept the entire tape and plan to bring it back with me next week to see if they will give me the $5 ECB. I should have checked before I left the store but I was in a hurry!

Marionnette
06-27-2011, 03:08 PM
Did anyone do the Dove/Lever Buy $15 to get $5 ECB this week? I bought Dove Soap, Lever 2000 and a Dove conditioner to get to the $15. But when I checked my cash register tape, it was like they were treating it as two deals that were only partially done. So no ECB's.

I kept the entire tape and plan to bring it back with me next week to see if they will give me the $5 ECB. I should have checked before I left the store but I was in a hurry!
From what I can tell, there are a couple of Dove ECB deals out there. The following are monthly deals:

Dove Body Wash or Bar Soap get $5 eb wyb $15 limit 1
Dove Hair Care—Shampoo, Conditioner, or Stylers get $5 eb wyb $15 limit 1
Dove Men’s + Care get $5 eb wyb $15 limit 1

Which probably explains why your purchases are appearing as two separate deals.

However, in this week's ad there is an ECB offer for $5 ECB WYB $15 of Dove/Degree deodorant, Caress/Lever/Dove bar soap, Dove bodywash/lotion/shampoo/conditioner, Dove Men+Care body wash. So you should have gotten your ECBs from that.

I will say that I bought 2 Mens+Care deodorant (ad price 2/$7) and 2 Mens+Care bodywashes (ad price $5 ea.) and they all range up at the monthly sale price of $3 each, so I'm $3 shy of getting my $5 ECB as well. :confused3

PatsMom
06-27-2011, 03:30 PM
From what I can tell, there are a couple of Dove ECB deals out there. The following are monthly deals:

Dove Body Wash or Bar Soap get $5 eb wyb $15 limit 1
Dove Hair Care—Shampoo, Conditioner, or Stylers get $5 eb wyb $15 limit 1
Dove Men’s + Care get $5 eb wyb $15 limit 1

Which probably explains why your purchases are appearing as two separate deals.

However, in this week's ad there is an ECB offer for $5 ECB WYB $15 of Dove/Degree deodorant, Caress/Lever/Dove bar soap, Dove bodywash/lotion/shampoo/conditioner, Dove Men+Care body wash. So you should have gotten your ECBs from that.

I will say that I bought 2 Mens+Care deodorant (ad price 2/$7) and 2 Mens+Care bodywashes (ad price $5 ea.) and they all range up at the monthly sale price of $3 each, so I'm $3 shy of getting my $5 ECB as well. :confused3

Thanks for the second opnion! I am confused with all the Dove deals going on right now. I guess I will take the time ask at the store about my ECB's. Especially if my favorite cashier is there!

sookie
06-27-2011, 04:43 PM
honestly the coupon hysteria has turned me off of it.


i couponed when couponing wasn't cool. I did it because I liked doing it, and I felt that I was doing something good for my family. However, our existance doesn't depend on couponing.

TLC has ruined it for me. These couponers are so agressive that I can't find a thing on the shelves when I go to get it, and the cashiers are mean and angry when you break out the coupons.

I'd rather just pay full price or just use a few coupons than go through the hassle anymore. I'll go back to it when people stop acting stupid over their coupons. :surfweb:

DisneyMissy318
06-27-2011, 05:04 PM
I haven't CVS'ed before - but got a good deal today and thought I would share - we LOVE the Intuition razors - but of course - they are very expensive! I have found that my DD13 can shave with these and not cut herself (actually me too!) So I like to be sure we have them on hand.

CVS have the 3 blade refills on sale for $8.99 - with $3 ECBs - use that with the $2 coupon from Sunday's paper and it's a pretty good deal.

Question - can I use these ECBs this week - or do I have to wait until next week?

CVS also has Coke product 2 liters on sale for .79 - good deal for summer!

Taja
06-27-2011, 06:03 PM
Tried CVSing, but it didn't work for me. I don't have time to shop regularly and never seem to make it back to use ECBs before they expire.

I've downsized my home (about 25% of previous home) and really don't have room to store multiples beyond certain basics. The items I tend to have multiples on hand rarely--if ever--are on any sort of special (contact lens solutions for RGP lenses--we're a captive audience!--primarily).

Just leaving more merchandise in the stores for those who have the process down to a science! :thumbsup2

ShiPooOwner
06-27-2011, 07:35 PM
Question - can I use these ECBs this week - or do I have to wait until next week?



You can use those ECB's immediately if you want to or wait. They don't expire for a whole month.

DisneyMissy318
06-28-2011, 09:33 AM
You can use those ECB's immediately if you want to or wait. They don't expire for a whole month.

Thanks! I'll head over today and get another pack!