A Lesson in Savings

8:26 AM

Originally $6.29, purchased for $0.93.
A couple of months ago I requested a sample of Garnier Fructis Marvelous Oil, and I kind of fell in love.  It's $6.29 at CVS, though, so I didn't really see myself purchasing it.  I had a $1.00 off coupon, but it still seemed a bit pricey.  CVS has been doing a beauty products promotion where you receive 5 ExtraBucks for every $50 you spend.  It looks to me like they count the full price of the product, not the sale price.  So I received my 5 in ExtraBucks and realized it was the perfect opportunity to combine it with my $1.00 off coupon.  I also received an email coupon that gave me 25% off of my purchase at CVS, up to $99.00.  Basically, I thought I was going to make money on this transaction.  Then I forgot my coupon, and realized that CVS is a little weird about how they apply discounts.  I forgot my coupon, so I was hoping that they would take off the 25% and then apply the 5 ExtraBucks.  The 25% off would have made the item $4.72, and then I would have the ExtraBucks take care of the rest.  But they took off the ExtraBucks first, and then took 25% off.  Which is when I realized that it's all about the wording.  It's 25% off of your purchase, not 25% off of the items you're buying.  I wanted to kick myself when I realized that it would have been free if I had remembered my $1.00 off coupon.  It's not worth complaining about getting a $6.29 product for $0.93, though.  I'll keep the coupon for later and try again!
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2 comments

  1. thats an awesome deal! I go to CVS ALL of the time, and often find myself doing the same thing with Extra care bucks. I actually have a post about CVS coming up on Monday. People think that i'm cray. But less thn a dollar is still an awesome deal!

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  2. I have never tried couponing at CVS seeing as there is not one super close to my house but I've seen so many people get awesome deals that I may just have try it.

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