Successful Savings Trip #2

Just to encourage those of you who are new around here that HUGE savings can be had when you really watch it, I thought I’d run a few successful shopping trips from some readers who scored big last week!

This is courtesy of Nikki. Nikki’s goal each week is to creatively coupon enough so that she can get diapers for cheap or free! How? By using a coupon on a free item she gets overage which goes towards her diaper purchase. She had a hue haul this week at CVS and here are the details in case you want to duplicate it.

Transaction #1:
2 Revlon Lustrous Lipsticks – $14
1 Emerald Nuts – $1
Total Before Coupons: $15
Coupons used: $1 off Nuts, (2) $2 off Lipsticks, $3/15
Paid: $7 OOP got $10 in ECB’s from Lipsticks

Transaction #2:
2 Right Guard
1 Dry Idea
2 Edge Shave Gels (each w/ free Schick Quattro Razor taped)
2 Quaker Oats
Total Before Coupons: $19.58
Coupons used: (2) $1.50 off Right Guard, $1 off Dry Idea, BOGO Edge Coupon, $0.75 Edge Coupon, (2) $1 off Oats
Used $10 ECB’s from previous Transaction and Paid $0.04 OOP. (although I don’t know if she rounded down or what because she didn’t ask for $0.4 and I paid nothing for this transaction.)
ECB’s Earned: $6 from 3 deodarants, $1.80 from Edge, $2 from Oats = $9.80 in ECB’s.

Transaction #3:
2 packages Huggies
Total before coupons: $17.98
Coupons used: $3/15, $3.50/2 Huggies Coupon
Used $9.80 in ECB’s
Paid: $1.68 OOP
ECB’s Earned: $3

Transaction #4:
4 packages CVS Wipes (buy one get one 1/2 off)
Total before ECB’s: $4.28
Used $3 in ECB’s from Diapers.
Paid $1.28 OOP

Final Price: $56.84 worth of items for $9.96 OOP for everything and no ECB’s to start out with.

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