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CVS February Monthly Deals

Free Deals:
  • Buy CVS Children's Chewable Aspirin (36 ct.) @ $1.99, get $1.99 ECBs (Limit 1)

  • Buy Extreme Energy 6-hour Shot @ $4.99, get $4.99 ECBs (Limit 1)

  • Buy Earinse @ $7.99, get $7.99 ECBs (Limit 2)

  • Buy Gillette Shampoo or Conditioner @ $4.99, get $3 ECBs (Limit 5)
    • Coupon: $2/1 from the 1/18 P & G

  • Buy Mylanta @ $5.99, get $3 ECBs (Limit 5)
    • Coupon: $3/1 from the 12/14 RP

  • Buy Stayfree Pads (14 - 24 ct.) @ $3.99, get $2 ECBs (Limit 5)
    • Coupon: BOGO from the 1/4 RP
For a list of all the monthly deals plus coupon matchups and discussion, see Slickdeals here.

CVS Deals Week of 2/1 - 2/7

Money Making Deals:
  • Buy 2 L'oreal Revitalift products, get $10 ECBs (Limit 2)
    • Coupon: $2/1 from the 1/4 RP
    Best Deal: Buy two cleansers @ $5.99 each, use two coupons, pay $7.98 OOP and get $10 ECBs
Free Deals:
  • Buy Excedrin 10 ct. Vial @ $2.49, get $2.49 ECBs (Limit 1)
Other Good Deals:
  • Buy $10 of Glade products, get $5 ECBs (Limit 5)
    • Coupon: $1/1 from the 2/1 SS
    Best Deal: Buy four candles @ $2.50 each, use four $1/1 coupons, pay $6 OOP, get back $5 ECBs

  • Electrasol 20 ct. tabs are on sale $2.99
    • Coupon: $2.50/1 from the 1/4 SS (note, this coupon expires 2/1, so you'll have to go out on Sunday if you want to use this coupon!)
    $.50 per box after coupon!
For a list of all the weekly deals plus coupon matchups and discussion see Slickdeals here.

On Coupon Organization

I began using coupons about a year ago. As I've changed my shopping habits, I've also had to change the way that I organize my coupons. When I first started to use coupons, I only bought one newspaper a week and didn't really do many of the grocery deals. I was mostly using coupons for my trips to CVS, so every week I would clip them all and organize them according to their type.

My current system is drastically different. I usually buy at least 4 or 5 papers a week and sometimes as many as 10.

First, I sort the different inserts:

Then, I sort the pages so that all the identical pages are together:
Next, I put staples through the pages where the coupons are (I usually staple at least two coupons per page and try to make at least one of those on an item I think I'll use).
Once all the pages have been sorted in this manner, I put the stapled pages into a clear sleeve with a clip on top (to prevent any pages from falling out). I also write the date of the insert on the front page. Those sleeves go into a three ring binder.
Having all of the identical coupons stapled together is extremely helpful, especially when I'm preparing for one of the grocery store promotions.

The downside is that I can't really take advantage of any deals that I might just happen upon because I only carry the coupons that I know that I can use with me. This is actually just fine with me, though, because I often am shopping with at least one small child, so realistically I'm not able to shop for anything that I haven't planned for.

What method do you use to organize your coupons?

CVS Deals Week of 1/25 - 1/31

Free Deals:

  • Buy Gillette Fusion Razor @ $7.99, get $4 ECBs (Limit 1)
    • Coupon: $4/1 from the 12/28 P & G
  • Buy Gillette Shampoo or Conditioner @ $4.99, get $3 ECBs (Limit 5)
    • Coupon: $2/1 from the 1/18 P & G
Other Good Deals:

  • Buy $20 worth of Pepsi products, get $10 ECBs (Limit 1)
    • Items include:
    • Lays 10.5-11 oz. @ 2/$4
    • Pepsi 2 liter @ 4/$5
    • Pepsi 12 pk. @ 3/$10
    • Stacy's Chips @ 2/$6
      • Coupon: $1.50/1 from the 1/25 SS
    • Tostitos 10 - 13 oz. @ 2/$6
  • Best scenario: Buy 7 bags of Stacy's Chips, use 7 $1.50/1 coupons, pay $10.50 OOP, get back $10 ECBs! So, you're only paying $.50 for seven bags of Stacy's Pita Chips (which our family loves!).

  • Buy Post Cereal is on sale BOGO for $4.59
    Coupon: $2/1 found here
    Buy 2 boxes, use 2 coupons and pay only $.59!

Shoppers Triple Coupons 1/22 - 1/28


Shoppers is tripling coupons starting today and ending on the 28th! Be sure to check out your stores weekly circular here to be sure that they are participating. For this promotion, their ad states:

Unlimited Triple Manufacturer's Coupons up to $.99
On any single item, please limit yourself to four manufacturer's coupons. If the value of the triple coupon exceeds the retail price of the item, you will receive the item free.

I'm kind of disappointed that they aren't doing the double/triple promotion this time, but with all those $1/x coupons out there, this will probably make for an easier trip, inshaAllah (God willing).

You can find discussion of this deal here on Hot Coupon World.

More CVS Deals for this Week

Here are a couple more deals for CVS this week:

Free Deals:
  • Buy two Maybelline Mineral Products (prices start at $7.99), get $10 ECBs (Limit 1)
    • Coupon: $3/1 foundation from the 10/26 SS
    Buy two foundations @ $7.99, use two $3/1 coupons, pay $9.98 OOP, get back $10 ECBs

  • Buy three Hallmark cards (prices start at $.99), get $3 ECBs