Benefits of the Ibotta Couponing App and a CVS Couponing Deal

Boiron Arnicare Arthritis Pain Homeopathic MedicineThis is not a current deal that you can take advantage of, but rather an informative post that I hope will help you out in the future.

In December 2015, I took advantage of the monthly deal at CVS for pain relievers, sleep aids or caffeine alertness (select) get $5 eb wyb $15 limit 4.

The Boiron® Arnicare® Arthritis, 60 ct. box was part of the deal and the price was $10.79.  I could do the $5 eb wyb $15 4 times (in other words, a total of $60 of the select listed pain relievers, sleep aids or caffeine alertness).

So I bought 6 of the Boiron® Arnicare® Arthritis, 60 ct. box – I had to go to different stores and what not.  On a few occasions, I also had a CVS coupon for $2 off a pain reliever purchase of $18 or more.  I also had $5 coupons for Boiron® Arnicare® Arthritis.  You’ll note that the boxes have $4 coupons on them – but the $5 printable online was better, so I used those.

So, in total, this is what my transactions looked like:

Boiron® Arnicare® Arthritis, 60 ct. box $10.79 x 6 = $64.74
Boiron® Arnicare® Arthritis $5 Off Coupon $5 x 6 = -$30.00
CVS Coupon (printed from CVS Coupon Center) for $2 off $18 Pain Reliever = -$4

Total out of pocket = $30.74

I got back $20 in ExtraCare Bucks, so really “paid” $10.74

At the same time, there was a $5 Ibotta rebate on the Boiron® Arnicare® Arthritis, 60 ct. box.  So I submitted one box for that.

Total after Ibotta and ECBs = $5.74 for 6 boxes

BUT! This where it is killer – I kept checking my Ibotta every few days and the $5 Ibotta rebate on the Boiron® Arnicare® Arthritis, 60 ct. box kept showing up!  I was able to do it 3 more times from the other purchases I did.  Making a total of $20 from Ibotta from the Boiron® Arnicare® Arthritis, 60 ct. box.

So MY PROFIT on those 6 boxes was $9.26.

I am not quite sure how Ibotta works – that is, how often the reload offers and what not – but it seemed like every couple of days that the offer reappeared. And my receipts fell under the date range they required.

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