Physician's Formula Mascara is $7.99 at CVS. If you use your ExtraCare CVS card, you will get $7.99 in Extra Bucks back (the coupon that prints out at the end of a transaction). This will make the mascara effectively free. When you buy it, use the $1.00 off coupon that came in the 6/1/08 SmartSource insert, and you will be getting the mascara free and a $1.00 profit!
Expert couponer tip:
Rather than spending your ExtraBucks coupon right away, hold onto it until you have another sale or money-back deal to use it on. CVS prices tend to be high, so you want to make sure you use it on the best deals to really get value. If you earn more ExtraBucks, you can use several in one transaction too. What a lot of big savers do is 'recycle' their ExtraBucks funds by re-investing in new ExtraBuck deals, stacking a store coupon with a manufacturer's coupon, and getting more ExtraBucks coupons, and so on. It's like a cycle. Quite a bit of work it seems, but many people find it worthwhile.