I was really disappointed with this week's CVS trip. I saw on the various message boards that a lot of people were excited about this week, but the deals were just not lining up for me. Before I got this week's P&G insert, I could not even figure out how to get my total above $25, so that I could use the $5/$25 coupon CVS emailed to me. There were TONS of sales and extra buck deals in the circular, but I personally will not buy anything that I don't need or can't use solely because it's a good deal, a freebie, or a money maker. That means, no contact lens solution, no blood glucose monitors, no ear cleansing solution, etc. I don't think it's wrong or unethical, but it's just not for me. I also prefer to do deals where the combined sale + coupon price is equal to or lower than the Extra Bucks I get in return, although that's not always necessary because they email out those great $x/$xx amount coupons. Whatever, the point is, this week had plenty of spend $5 and get $1 EB deals. Yawn.
The P&G insert definitely sweetened the deal, and I ended up finding a lot more stuff to add to my order. But my OOP was too high and the whole thing left me cold. I didn't get a great and interesting variety, no cosmetics, no shaving supplies, I didn't get to try a product which is brand new to me.
Two transactions, because the machine printed me a $3/15 coupon, so I split my order into two so that I could use both the 3/15 and the 5/25. Still using CVS gift card.