First you want to sign up for an Extra Care Card at CVS. (It's free!)
Next you will need to hurry out first thing Sunday morning and buy the paper. If you're in the Detroit area I recommend the Free Press (more coupons than the Ann Arbor News).
This week you will need the following coupons:
$1/1 Cover Girl lip product (from the 8/31 paper)
This printable coupon for Colgate (I created an email address that I use strictly for coupons and offers so they don't come to my personal account.)
Go Here. Click on the first link, then scroll to page 30 of the magazine. There is a $2/$10 coupon from CVS. Print it out.
Now you're ready to shop. =)
Go to CVS and purchase the following (don't forget to hand over your card to be scanned first!):
1- Covergirl Wetslicks AmazeMint Lip Gloss @ $5.99
1- Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste (4 oz.) @ $2.99
1 or 2- Item(s) totaling at least $1.02 but not more than $2 (a couple of candy bars should work)
Then give these coupons in this order:
Your total will be around $6 plus tax; pay this. When you get your receipt your Extra Care Bucks will print out at the bottom. You will have earned $7.99, essentially paying for your purchase (including your newspaper!). This $7.99 works like free money on anything in the store (besides prescriptions, tobacco and alcohol). You can spend it on whatever you want/need, or hang onto it, check in next week and I'll give you another scenario to spend it in order to earn more ECBs... but next time you will pay for your purchase with the $7.99 you already earned, so you won't have to pay more than tax out of pocket, and you'll earn back at least the $7.99 so that you can keep "rolling" those EBCs and getting free stuff.
It sounds confusing, but I'll keep doing the leg work and you'll get the hang of it. Now get to CVS and sign up for the Extra Care Card so you'll be all set for Sunday morning!