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How I Save Money At CVS: 1 Feb 09

February 1, 2009 by Lulu in CVS with 5 Comments


Today I paid $10.83 for $31.24 worth of items. I am so stocked up on candles for now so I guess no more buying Glade for me for a while.

The cashier was rude to me today (BAD cashier) because I was handing her the coupons in groups because that was the order I wanted them processed in. She first said that I had too many coupons (I had 5) and there were too many people in line (there were two behind me) for her to deal with this today.

She rang up the free oil holder ($3.74) as $2.50 cash back, which was incorrect. I told her that it had rang up as $3.74 so she needed to deduct $3.74 from the total and not $2.50 because the coupon said buy oil candle get one oil holder free up to $7.00. She insisted that the oil candle was $2.50 so that was what we needed to deduct. Are you kidding me?

I finally got it straightened out and complained to the manager about her….the manager apologized and gave me the number to the corporate office to complain. I will be calling this time because this particular cashier is driving me nuts with ringing my stuff up wrong and then being rude about it.

Transaction 1

Item: Glade candles, oil refills (total 12 items)

Price: 4 for $10

CVS Extra Care Bucks earned: $10.00

Total coupons used: $9 ECB + BOGO on oil refills and oil holder +$2.00 off oil candles + $1.50 off jar candles

glade 240x300 How I Save Money At CVS: 1 Feb 09

Amount Due today (paid with gift card): $10.83

Total out of pocket today: $0

Total CVS Extra Care Bucks earned today: $10

penny How I Save Money At CVS: 1 Feb 09Total out of pocket to date: $189.16

Gift Card balance : $30.97

Total CVS Extra Care Bucks earned to date: $566.59

CVS Extra Care Bucks Used to date: $556.59

CVS Extra Care Bucks Balance: $10

Abbreviations used

MFR = manufacturer coupon

ECB = extra care bucks

Join me next time as I look for more ways to save money as I visit CVS.


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5 Comments

  1. sammiekatFebruary 2, 2009 at 12:39 pmReply

    Another great way to save at CVS is by using coupons or printable coupons. A site called Dealio has great CVS coupons that have saved me a ton. They also have current coupons and deals for my other favorite stores like Macy’s, Kohl’s, Target, Best Buy, Victoria’s Secret, and Barnes And Noble.

    Here’s the link if you’re interested. :)

    http://www.dealio.com/

  2. invest moneyFebruary 9, 2009 at 8:09 amReply

    Lulu, I was looking the definition of CVS and landed on your blog. So what is CVS?

    invest money’s last blog post..Is your money save?

    • LuLuGalFebruary 9, 2009 at 10:23 amReplyAuthor

      CVS is a store where you can things from pharmacy goods to cosmetics to food and stationery. It is sort of like a little WalMart, without the clothes. :-)

      CVS has a frequent shopper card called the Extra Bucks card that allows you to save money on purchases. It works by giving you a scannable receipt for a certain amount which can be applied like cash towards your next purchase.

  3. MichelleFebruary 20, 2009 at 1:20 pmReply

    I’ve really missed your shopping posts.

    • LuLuGalFebruary 20, 2009 at 2:16 pmReplyAuthor

      @ Michelle,
      If you are referring to the CVS posts I will be starting them again soon. I just did not like any of the stuff CVS has had on sale recently….and I am not allowed to buy any more toothpaste since I have 10 NEW tubes in the bathroom cupboard still.

      I have been checking out the previews and there should be some ‘buyable’ stuff for me soon. Please do come back and check out my next edition of CVS!!!

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