CVS: Beginning Transactions

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If you are new to CVS, it might be daunting to figure out how to really stretch your money and work your transacations.  Below you will find a few transactions that you can run (in order) to help you figure out how to make the most of those hard earned dollars!


$ 1.99  Crest Toothpaste
–  0.75 $0.75/1 Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel, exp. 7/31/11 (P&G 07/03/11)
$1.24  net out of pocket plus earn $1 in ECB


$ 3.98  2 – Oral-B Indicator Toothbrushes
–  2.00  $2/2 Oral-b Indicator or Cavity Defense Manual Toothbrushes, exp. 7/31/11 (P&G 07/03/11)
–  1.00   ECB from transaction #1
$0.98 out of pocket for 2 toothbrushes, plus earn $2 in ECB ($1 for each toothbrush since limit is 2)


$ 6.97 2 Pantene Pro-V Shampoo/Conditioner
–  3.00 $3/2 Pantene Product, exp. 7/31/11 (SS 06/19/11)
–  2.00  $2 in ECB from Transaction #2
$1.97 out of pocket, plus earn $2 in ECB

You will pay a grand total of $4.19 out of your own pocket and still have $2 in ECB (so a net of $2.19) for:

Crest Toothpaste
2 Oral-B Toothbrushes
2 Pantene Shampoo/Conditioner

You can find all of this week’s CVS matchups right here on Penny Pinchin’ Mom!


  1. Anna says

    Thank you for breaking it down! Do the ECB’s update right on the spot…so you can run all those transactions back to back?

    • Tracie says

      Each one prints out at the bottom of the receipt from your transaction. So you can rip them off and use them immediately on your next transaction.