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How to roll your CVS ExtraBucks and WAG RapidRewards to pay as little OOP as possible.
Let's use today's purchase from CVS as our example and see how I paid only $18.85 for $89.14 in product for (4) showergels, (2) powder drink mixes (2) Arm&Hammer dryer sheets (1) Vitamin D (4) Cranberry supplements (2) Finish tabs (1) Nivea cellulite serum (2) GreenBag Tags.
|All of this for $18.85 @CVS|
Now I have to throw a wrench into the mix, I shop for 2 people
but I will explain the transactions clearly.
Person #1 bought: (2) SoftSoap showergels B2G$5EB & (1) GreenBag Tag. The shower gels were 2/$6 and the tag was 99¢. I used the 99¢ coupon from the big red coupon machine to get the tag for free and I used a $4.00ExtraBucks from a previous purchase, bringing the OOP to $2.00 AND there will be a $5.00ExtraBucks on the bottom of the receipt for the next transaction.
Person #1 second transaction: (2) Arm & Hammer dryer cloths @$4.79e B1G1F (1) VitaminD on clearance for $4.07. I used (2) $1.00 of coupons for the A&H and the $5.00ExtraBucks from TRN#1 bringing the OOP to $1.86.
$9.58 - $1.00MFG A&H - $1.00MFG A&H - $4.79 (free A&H) - $5.00EB = $1.86 OOP.
|Person #2 Transaction #1|
Person #2 purchased (1) Nivea cellulite Serum S$15G$5EB (1) GreenBag Tag. I used a $3.00MFG coupon for the Nivea and the 99¢ coupon from the red machine to the BagTag for free.
$17.98 - $3.00MFG - 99¢CVS = $13.99 OOP AND there will be a $5.00ExtraBucks on the bottom of the receipt for the next transaction.
|Person #2 Transaction #2|
Person #2's second transaction was for the 2/$6 SoftSoap ShowerGel to earn the $5.00ExtraBucks.
$6.00 - $5.00EB from the Nivea TRN = $1.00 OOP.
Person #2 completed their 3rd and final transaction: (4) Cranberry supplements (2) Finish dishwasher tablets (2) Pedialyte dry mix. <-- for my earthquake box!
2x Finish: Was $6.29 on sale for $2.99 - 75¢ MFG
4x Cranberry: Was $14.49 on sale for $3.62
2x Pedialyte: Was $5.79 on sale for $1.44
$23.34 - $1.50MFG - $5.00ExtraBucks from the SoftSoap TRN - $11.00ExtraBucks from previous purchases = $5.84 OOP.
So 5 transactions later, I left with $89.14 in full price product for $18.85 after sales, coupons and redeemed ExtraBucks. If I would not have purchased the Nivea, my total OOP would have been $9.86 - I wouldn't have spent $13.99 but I wouldn't have earned $5EB, either. For me, it was fair since it was a product that I use.
Does my shorthand make sense?
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