Be sure to take advantage of the CVS sale that runs thru Wednesday this week. It is actually BETTER than their Black Friday ad sales. There are over 20 items you can get FREE after ECBs. And check your coupon stash- I found a few CVS mailer coupons that made for even bigger savings. Here is the general info on my haul. To make your own printable shopping list to keep track of your trip, see the CVS Matchups page.
Spent $54.49 out of pocket (after coupons)
Received back $39.87
That’s a 6 foot plus receipt full of savings! 🙂 (Thanks to hubs for humoring me on the pic, BTW he is 6 foot 6!) Honestly it could have been even lower, but I had to get that dear man some razors!
So the highlights:
- Load $150 and pay $4.95 activation ($154.95 OOP)
- Get back $50 ECBs (must be used in one transaction)
- Use the PayPal MasterCard full balance within 24 hrs so as not to incur another fee (First monthly fee occurs within 36 hrs after activation).
Since I used mine to pay for my trip; it turned my haul into an overall $35.38 profit! 😉
UPDATE! I activated my card at around 10 PM on Sunday night. I went to use it on Monday morning at 10 AM, and they had already taken a deduction for the monthly fee. So I have already had the $10 in fees taken out. It is unfortunate. But I still have $40 ECBS after figuring in these fees. So I did it a second time (limit 2 per card) and I immediately went to Kroger and bought my gift cards. This time I was only charged the initial $4.95 and the PayPal card still had the full $150 on it. So moral of story is use it right away or pay a second fee.
This is one you will have to decide for yourself if you are comfortable following all the “steps”. If you do, it essentially is a $45.05 money maker! 😉
NOTE: There is some talk that this one if being pulled. I would check your region first. Go to CVS.com and login to your ECB account. Then search the “my ad” section, it should be there. Also, my cashier know all about it, so you could also just ask if they have seen it still printing. I am still seeing it on Cbus as of 10:30 Sunday night.