Hi!!! I did a successful trip today….I think!! I need help determining final cost. On one hand I want to say the final cost of this trip was $15.37. I spent $20.37 but left the store with $5 ECB in my pocket.
However, if you show the transactions separate u see that transaction one is $12.19 FC and transaction two I actually earned $1.82. Meaning final cost was $10.37. Which is the correct number to brag about? Why don’t they match!
Here is my trip below:
I’m new to this and hesitant to buy things I don’t need just for the ECBs. But I’m figuring this out as I go along. Here is how I did today:
Total trip OOP was $20.37…final cost of $15.37 with ECBs.
Transaction 1: Buy $20 of PPG and Coke products for $5 ECBs
2 packs of Cheeze Its $4
3 Coke products. $2.97
Bounty paper towels $9.99
Used $10 ECBs from last visit
Used .75 MFR Coupons
Total OOP of $17.19…received $5 ECB to use on next transaction. Final Cost $12.19
Buy $10 worth of listerine products and get $5 ECB
2 1.5 liter listerine products for $10.18
Used $5 ECB from above
Used $2 MFR coupon
Total OOP $3.18…rec’d $5 ECB making Final Cost an earnings of 1.82
You are $5 off, because you are counting your ECB twice. You subtracted $5 from transaction one, because you got the $5 ECB. Then, you used that same $5 ECB to pay for transaction two. I see this a lot on posts. But, for me the bottom line is how much did I spend, and much did I leave the store with. The way I see it, your final cost is $15.37. But, then again, you will use the $5 ECB you left the store with for your next purchase, and count it again!
To earn ECB on deals such as spend $15 to get $5 is the $15 before or after coupons are applied. For example if I spend $15 and then apply a coupon for $2.00 off do I still get the $5 ECB?
Hi Theresa! You have to spend $15 before coupons, so you would still get $5 in ECBs if you use a coupon for $2 off. Hope that helps!