Sunday, April 18, 2010

Orlando CVS Milk and Cereal Deal (no coupons needed)

I like to post deals like this, because it's hard to get a good deal on milk.

So here we go...time to put on your thinking cap if you're still fairly new to CVS.

In the Orlando CVS ad today there is a promotion that combines a milk and cereal purchase for a really good deal. No coupons needed (but if you have coupons it gets even better). Remember, you do have to get a CVS card to make this work. Just ask for one at the counter. Here's how it works:

Buy 2 of the following Kellogg's products for $5:
Raisin Bran Crunch, Frosted Flakes, Mini-Wheats, All-Bran, Special K Cereal, Special K Bars, or Nutri-Grain Bars

Buy 1 Gallon of Milk (I think in most Orlando stores the deal is for T. G. Lee milk) for $3.19.

Pay $8.19 out of pocket
Get back an Extra Care Buck (ECB) for $3.
Total cost (if you remember to use your ECB for a later purchase): $5.19 for milk and two boxes of cereal/bars. can turn around and use your ECB to do the deal again, because the deal can be done twice.

Deal #2
Buy two more boxes of the cereal for $5.
Buy milk for $3.19.
Use your $3 ECB from your first purchase.
Pay $5.19 out of pocket.
Get back another $3 ECB.

If you do the deal twice and have no coupons, you get 4 boxes of cereal/bars and 2 gallons of milk by paying $13.38 out of pocket and still have a $3 ECB for another purchase. It's like getting it all for $10.38 after ECBS...that's $1.73/item...not too shabby when two of those items are gallons of milk.

Here's where the deal can get even sweeter. There are a few coupons out there that can make your out of pocket expense even lower.

Sign up here to print 2 $1/1 coupons for T.G. Lee Milk.
Click here for $1.50/2 packages of All-Bran, Mini-Wheats or Raisin Bran (I have had this accepted for Raisin Bran Crunch before...I would ask your cashier first just to keep things on the up and up). I think you should be able to print those twice as well.

Newspaper Inserts
$1/2 Kellogg's All-Bran, Crispix, Rice Krispies Smart Start, Raisin Bran and/or Corn Flakes Cereals (11.4 oz +, any flavor, mix or match) any (2) - 04-11-10 Red Plum insert
$1.50/2 Kellogg's Rice Krispies, Crispix, All-Bran, and/or Corn Flakes Cereals, any (2) 10 oz+ - 03/21/10 or 03-28-10 Red Plum

Sooooo...let's say you print the $1/1 milk coupons and the $1.50/2 cereal coupons. Here's how it would work:

Purchase #1
2 Boxes of cereal (All Bran, Mini-Wheats or Raisin Bran Crunch): $5
1 Gallons of milk: $3.19
Use your 2 coupons to get $2.50 off
Pay $5.69 out of pocket
Get back a $3 ECB

Purchase #2
2 Boxes of cereal (All Bran, Mini-Wheats or Raisin Bran Crunch): $5
1 Gallons of milk: $3.19
Use your 2 coupons (because you printed them twice) to get $2.50 off
Use your $3 ECB from purchase #1
Pay $2.69 out of pocket
Get back a $3 ECB

Total cash spent: $8.38
AND you walk out with e $3 ECB for a future purchase

Total for 2 gallons of milk and 4 boxes of cereal (if you can print the coupons): $8.38 ($5.38 after ECBs). Pretty good.

Feel free to post in the comment section any questions, comments and any other coupons you know about that fit this deal. I just got milk at Aldi yesterday, so I will be waiting until the end of the week to do this deal. Remember, if they are out of the milk or cereal you like, you can always ask for a raincheck. Most stores will give one for a deal like this (although I have had one before tell me they couldn't do a raincheck for milk deals...which I thought was silly...but I didn't press it that time).

For more CVS deals this week (there are quite a few good ones), check out Hip2Save.

Have a great week!


  1. they have this deal in TX too, but the milk is a different brand, and no coupon have I found. When you do the second purchase, can you do it right then, or do you have to go back at a separate time?

  2. can do it right away. Just tell the cashier you have two transactions. You can also do both in one transaction. You will just pay a higher out of pocket expense, and you will receive a $6 ECB (for doing the deal twice). On the ad, it should say "limit 2" under the deal which means you can do the deal twice either separately or together. It doesn't matter. That's fun you got it in Texas. I know the milk deals are not national, so it's fun hearing it's in Texas.