Here's the scoop:
- I had 3 expiring coupons for $8 off 2 Covergirl products. (Lesson #1: Print/Collect ALL high value coupons).
- CVS was having a "Buy 1 Get 1 50% off" sale on Covergirl products. These products are also part of the "Buy $30 worth, get a $10 gift card" promotion. (Lesson #2: Check your favorite coupon deal site and/or circulars carefully - these products were not pictured, just written at the bottom of the page).
- A few days ago I got a $5 off $30 coupon for CVS that I knew could be used in conjunction with manufacturer coupons. (see Lesson #1 above).
For the record, the couponing sites were listing this deal as buying 8 of the Covergirl blushes, and getting everything for free plus making $10. The deal didn't catch my eye at first because I don't wear blush. Once I started calculating I figured out products that I actually use and how I could make that work. Just because you see a deal on a site doesn't mean you cannot customize it to fit products you use.