My $10 Stockpiling Purchase: Week 3

This week I did all my shopping at CVS! Once I learned that the $0.99 Nivea Lotion Tins were working for the $6 ECB deal, I knew that was where I should start.  Here’s the deal:

Buy (2) Select Nivea, Aveeno, Jergens or Eucerin products, earn $6 ECB

So without using coupons, you can pick up two Nivea Lotion Tins for $0.99 each and get a $6 ECB, for a profit of over $4 (limit 6). If you plan to do this deal, please note that most stores are selling out, and CVS could change this offer at any time.  But I got lucky and found 10 of them, perfect for my $10 stockpiling budget.  Here’s what I did:

UPDATE: Folks are reporting that as of this morning, the ECBs are not printing for the Nivea Tins :(

{Transaction #1}
(10) Nivea Lotion Tins @ $0.99 = $9.99
Earned $30 ECB’s

{Transaction #2}
(3) Charmin Bath Tissues 16 pk. double roll @ $10 = $30
(1) Palmolive Dish Liquid @ $0.99
-$0.25/1 Charmin 12/30 PG insert, used three
-$0.25/1 Palmolive 1/20 SS insert, used one
-$30 ECB from transaction #1
Final Price: FREE + Earned $10 Cash Card

{Transaction #3}
(1) SpeedStick Deodorant $2.99
(1) Colgate Optic Mouthwash 8 oz. $3
(1) Colgate Optic Toothpaste 4 oz. $3
(1) Irish Spring Body Wash $3
-$1/1 SpeedStick 1/20 SS insert
-$1/1 Colgate Toothpaste 1/6 SS insert
-$1/1 Colgate Optic White Mouthwash 1/6 SS insert
-$1/1 Irish Spring Body Wash 1/20 SS insert
Final Price: $7.99 – used $10 Cash Card to pay, so FREE + $2.01 left over
Plus I earned:
$6 ECB for spending $12 on select items (see CVS Deals page for more info)
$0.50 Ibotta deposit for Speed Stick
$1 Ibotta deposit for Colgate Toothpaste
$1 Ibotta deposit for Colgate Mouthwash
=$2.50 Ibotta deposit

{Transaction #4}
(2) Finish Dishwashing Tabs 25 ct. @ $4 = $8
(3) Palmolive Dish Liquid @ $0.99 = $2.97
-$2.15/1 Finish Dishwashing Tabs 1/6 SS insert, used two
-$0.25/1 Palmolive Dish Liquid 1/20 SS insert, used three
-$6 ECB from transaction #3
Final Price: FREE

I still have $2.01 on my CVS Cash Card and $2.50 Ibotta deposits, plus all this stuff! That’s $64 worth…Woot!

My Totals This Week:

48 Bath Tissues Double Rolls (goal: 364 double rolls)
1 Body Wash (goal: 24)
1 Deodorant (goal: 24)
1 Toothpaste + 6 from week 1 = 7 (goal: 24)
1 Mouthwash + 3 from week 2 = 4 (goal: 12)
4 Dish Liquid (goal: 12)
2 Dishwasher Tabs = 50 loads (goal: 728 loads)

Plus I have 13 cans of soup (goal: 26), and 8 hand soap (goal: 36) from previous weeks.

Total Spent in 3 Weeks: $29.97
4000 Balance Rewards points left over for future trips from week 2
$2.01 on CVS Cash Card left over for future trips
$2.50 in Ibotta Deposits to be used on future trips

Show Us Your Haul!
Send in your $10 Stockpiling haul photo and a list of what you got and if I use it on the blog you will be entered for a chance to win a $20 Amazon gift card. One winner each month. Scroll through HERE to read more about the stockpiling challenge.


  1. That is an amazing haul for less than $10!

  2. New to all this. How did you earn 6 ECB on the Nivea?. I thought it said limit 1?
    Thanks so much for all the Info!!

  3. Hey! What email address do we submit stockpile photos to? I’ve got one this week, not as great as your haul…but I’m pretty proud :)

  4. how long did it take you to figure out how to maximize your savings for this amazing haul?? Im sure you had to do some research and planning before you went in to the store. Any tips your process??

    • Hi Aimee – I really lucked out with this one and everything worked out as I hoped. I wish it was always this pretty :)

      As for tips. Generally I just make a point to go through the matchup and note the deals that are particularly good, especially those that I might be able to roll. Usually there are only a few *really* good ones so that simplifies it a little. Also, I always have a plan that includes a few ideas for modifying in case something is out of stock.

      All of my Wags and CVS matchups include a link at the top to view the ad yourself because I’ve found it helps to actually look at the deals (I remember them better). That’s about it. Just know the ad, know the best deals and have a flexible plan. Thanks for the question!