This one had some weird cash register Kung-Fu but I’m not complaining. I’m going to get detailed because this might be a good case study in CVS totalling.
Started off with having $13 in ECB’s they gave me that didn’t process last week (I’ll explain at the bottom)
Excedrin / Reeses / CVS Office Supply
*I know the office supplies are overpriced and I could have crushed it at Staples but I was there and I needed another coupon organizer
Buy (4) Excedrin PM, 24 ct – Reg: 6.39, Sale $4.99
Used 4/1.50 off coupons (Various sources)
Used 2/$12 Redbox Coupon (Advil, Excedrin, ect)
Got: 8 ECB
Buy (1) Reeses PB Eggs – $0.99
Got: $0.99 ECB
Index Card Organizer – $1.37
Paper Clips – $3.19
Coupon Expand-a-File $6.79 *Blah!
Got: $3.00 ECB
Also Applied – 20% off your Order Redbox coupon <—- I did not ask for this to be applied, Anyone know if I can get it back?
Rolled $13 in ECB’s
Total out of Pocket – $5.31 – Got $8.99 in ECB’s
*The weird thing with this was before the ECB’s got applied, it showed my balance going up, then down. It moved fast but I can tell you my balance was more than $20 when she finally put in the ECB’s in the balance kinda fluxuated up and down until it settled. The checkout lady was quite “unfriendly” tonight even though I went out of my way to make it quick.
*I kinda got irritated at this one, the website shows the 1L Scope for $4.49 but my store it was $5.29 and they won’t price match the website.
Buy (2) Scope 1L Outlast Mouthwash – Reg: $5.29
Used (2) $0.75/1 off coupons (Coupons.com)
Got: $8.00 ECB
Rolled the last $8.99 in ECB’s
Total out of Pocket – $0.10 – Got $8.00 ECB
** Old lady Cratchet at the register seemed annoyed at this!
Colgate / Nivea
Buy (2) Nivea In Shower- Reg: $7.99
Used $2/2 off coupons RP 2/14
Got: $5.00 ECB *Should have (See below)
Buy (1) Colgate Total Daily 4.0z Toothpast – Reg $3.99, Sale $3.29
Used (1) $2/2 Coupon (Last weeks inserts)
Used (1) $2 off Colgate Redbox Coupon
Rolled $8 in ECBs
Total Out of Pocket – $0.40 Did not get my Nivea ECB’s (grr)
* Register did some were kungfu again aftershe applied the CVS coupon but it went through
Total out of Pocket – $5.81
Not bad IMO. So here’s the take away, my questions.
1. Can I get the 20% coupon back? I think what happened was she tried to tell me she couldn’t apply the $2/$12 on the excedrin because it was on sale, then proceeded to operated the terminal like it was the first time she saw it, like she was playing video poker…. Then all of a sudden, she graciously said “Oh I might be able to, let me try it…” I think she hit the 20% off by mistake and didn’t want to fix it.
2. When you search on the website for Nivea it brings you to the Nivea store page. In the middle it has [$5 ExtraBucks® Rewards when you spend $10 on any NIVEA body lotion, in-shower body lotion or body wash.]. I definately got the right items but it didn’t ring, its not only only but its not listed anywhere. This I can still get this?
3. More weirdness with the CVS receipts. Last Saturday I took my wife and we got NYX cosmetics $15 get $5 ecb’s. It was a big order so we didn’t notice we didn’t get it, it was $14.27 on the receipt. So like the great guy I am I went to another CVS later on that day (Near closing time). Bought 1 $6 NYX product (since what do I know about cosmetics!!) so it should have triggered. It didn’t and it was closing time so I figured maybe since it was the last night of the deal maybe the computers would add it to my card. I didn’t but the strange thing was when I checked the new receipt, it showed my NYX purchases were down to $14.00 even at the bottom. It was $14.27, 7 hours later I bought $6+ and now its $14? I got it back today but very strange.
It’s still fun, like performing magic!