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Saturday, October 13, 2012

CVS haul, Jergens lotion, Fungi Nail anti-fungal

CVS haul, Jergens Daily Moisture Lotion
Fungi Nail anti-fungal solution

This is a simple haul consisting of only three items, that I bought at CVS. There was a sale going on that allowed customers to earn $3 in ExtraCare Bucks for purchasing 2 or more select Jergens, Curel, and Biore products. Also, Jergens lotion was on sale at 2/$15. Those were the only sales that I sought after for this shopping trip. I used a total of two manufacturer coupons (which I found around the necks of the Jergens lotion bottles that I purchased), three ExtraBucks rewards from prior trips, and one CVS Beauty Club coupon. Now be aware that this sale may no longer be in effect. Here’s the breakdown of the transaction:

2 Jergens Daily Moisture Lotion (21 oz) @7.50 each $15.00

1 Fungi Nail anti-fungal solution - 1 oz. $15.49

Subtotal (before coupons, Extrabucks, and coupons) $30.49*

Coupons and Extrabucks redeemed:

1 manufacturer coupon for Jergens Daily Moisture lotion -$1.00

1-manufacturer coupon for Jergens Daily Moisture lotion -$1.00

1- CVS Extrabucks reward -$5.00

1- CVS Extrabucks reward -$4.00

1- CVS Extrabucks reward -$10.00

1- CVS Beauty Club reward coupon -$5.00

6% Florida sales tax $.76*

Total (after coupons and Extrabucks ) $5.25


I paid $5.25 out of pocket and I received $3.00 in CVS Extrabucks rewards. So, it is like I got the stuff for $2.25. 

*Everything went well with the transaction. The only thing that I took special note of was the amount of sales tax charged on this transaction. I always figured that sales tax is calculated based on the total cost of all items, before any coupons or Extrabucks are redeemed. So, I thought that that sales that I’d have to pay would be around $1.83 for $15.49 worth of stuff. Instead that sales tax came out to only $.76. Apparently, either the coupons or Extrabucks reduced the amount of sales tax calculated.

Or this may have had something to do with the way that the cashier rang up the items and took off the Extrabucks, etc. She had to call over one of the other cashiers to scan a special barcode, because she had some sort of trouble applying the Extrabucks to the transaction. Hey, I am not complaining, but it sure has piqued my curiosity. I will look into how this works in the future, but I feel satisfied how things turned out.


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