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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Mother/Daughter Savings!

I'm super excited about this post! Today I had the pleasure of taking my mom shopping with me during one of my fun Saturday CVS trips. I am happy to report that I have converted my mom into a Money Saving Mother :)

We spent the afternoon clipping coupons, throwing away expired coupons, and looking through the ads (since the sale prices end today). While flipping through the CVS ad, one sale caught my mom's eye: Oral-B CrossAction Power Toothbrushes for $5.99

What made this deal even sweeter? See the transaction that took place below:

First of all, my mom scanned her CVS card using the Magic Red Machine, and scored a $6.00 ECB! (not bad for her first scan!)

Retail Price: $7.99
Sale Price: $5.99*
-$3.00 coupon from Sunday's newspaper
New Price: $2.99
My mom had two coupons, so she bought two toothbrushes :)
Total Price: $5.98 - $6.00 ECB = ($0.02) yes, she made money on these toothbrushes...
*item also scored $1.00 ECB for every toothbrush purchased, so she earned $2.00 ECB.

Long story short, CVS basically paid my mom $2.02 to take these toothbrushes off the shelf. AND she saved $15.98! The verdict? My mom is now a believer!!! :)

I mentioned the Mother's savings above. Below is the daughter's. I think we make a pretty good team!

My Purchase
Total Paid: $8.06
Total Saved: 26.30

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