How I Save Money At CVS: 15 December, 08

Posted on Dec 16, 2008 in CVS | 2 comments

Today I paid $1.09 for $8.99 worth of items.  I am trying to see how much free stuff I can get from CVS while spending the least amount of money.

I did not go to CVS last week because I really was not impressed with the selection. I only went this week because I wanted to get that mascara AND I had a set of ECBs that were going to expire this week.

Transaction 1

Item: L’Oreal Beauty Tubes Mascara

Price: $8.99

CVS Extra Care Bucks earned: $2.00

Total coupons used: $2.00 + $5.98 ECB


Total out of pocket today: $1.09

Total CVS Extra Care Bucks earned today: $2.00

Total out of pocket to date: $185.64

Gift Card balance : $0

Total CVS Extra Care Bucks earned to date: $473.07

CVS Extra Care Bucks Used to date: $444.62

CVS Extra Care Bucks Balance: $28.45

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.


  1. I love my CVS extra care card. I don’t generally use the coupons (same with my grocery store card), but I am able to take advantage of immediate discounts, especially on my meds which were recently made OTC and now cost me MORE. Grrr

    Jennifer @ Money Saver 101’s last blog post..I’m debt free! Are you?

  2. I normally get great bargains at CVS, as well as home content sales…

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