Easy Shopping Trip To CVS + Rebate

Hi all. Well… I went ahead and made a quick shopping trip to CVS this morning before getting to work. I did not need to make the trip but since there is a CVS on my way to work… decided why not?

Currently, CVS has select Pantene hair products on sale… Yes, always shampoo! You just can’t get away from these can you? The sale is buy 2 for $8.00 on certaon products.

Checkout51 just released their new rebates today, which includes Pantene products too. I seldom buy shampoo, but I’m still a BIG sucker who gives IN to “great deals” (insert rolling of the eyes here). So, pairing this sale, with some coupons plus the rebates – made it a good deal. It would be super if I actually needed the shampoo but you know, potato-potato.

With coupons in hand; walked into the store, grabbed my four Pantene products then headed to the register.

Here is what my transaction looks like:

  1. Pantene Repair & Protect Shampoo 12.6oz $4.00
  2. Pantene Sheer Volume Shampoo 12.6oz $4.00
  3. Pantene Radiant Color Shine Shampoo 12.6oz $4.00
  4. Pantene 3 Minute Miracle Deep Conditioner 6. oz $4.00

This brings my total before coupons to $16.00. After applying two Manufacturers coupons each valued at $4.00 off two Pantene products (Red Plum 7/16/17) and applying a CVS instant coupon for $2.00 off two Pantene products. My total out-of-pocket came to $6.00 (tax excluded), savings of 70%!

The following Pantene rebates were submitted to Checkout51 – as I’ve stated before, if I don’t do it then – I forget:

  • $1.00 Shampoo or Conditioner
  • $1.50 Sheer Volume Shampoo or Conditioner
  • $1.50 Radiant Color Shine Shampoo or Conditioner
  • $0.50 Styling Product

Total claimed in rebates was $4.50: the final gross total after rebates is $1.50 for all four items. So, I could look at it in a few different ways:

  • Paid $1.50 for all four products
  • Paid $1.50 on 1 products and got the other 3 for free
  • Paid $1.50 for items I DO NOT NEED
  • Paid $1.50 for items to donate

You see my point… good and bad. More importantly; was this a necessary purchase for me? No, of course not. Realistically, I could see this trip as a waste of time and money; that is where I need to balance myself: to determine reasonably why this purchase would actually matter and more so if it’s worthwhile.

 

***These Pantene rebates are on Checkout 51 starting today but require scanning on a couple of them. CVS will exhaust their promotion Saturday, so there is still time if you are running low on shampoo.

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