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How I Save Money At CVS: 30 August

August 31, 2009 by Lulu in CVS with 5 Comments

Today I paid $2.37 out of pocket for $17.27 worth of items. I got these great Glad soy candles that smell extra great because I have this addicition to scented candles. The promotion on the large candles was buy one and get the value in ECBs and I had a coupon for one free small candle. I also had a coupon for $3.00 off two large candles so that is why I got two.

I think today was a really great deal as I got three great candles for the price of less than what the small one alone cost.

Transaction 1

Item: Two large soy candles

Price: $6.99 each

CVS Extra Care Bucks earned: $6.99


Item:  One small soy candle

Price: $3.29

CVS Extra Care Bucks earned: $0.00

Total coupons used: $6.29 MFR + $8.79 ECB

Total out of pocket today: $2.37
Total CVS Extra Care Bucks earned today: $6.99

Total out of pocket to date: $245.66

Gift Card balance : $0.00

Total CVS Extra Care Bucks earned to date: $643.31

CVS Extra Care Bucks Used to date: $636.32

CVS Extra Care Bucks Balance: $6.99

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. Savings Accounts GirlAugust 31, 2009 at 6:57 pmReply

    That’s a great bargain!
    .-= Savings Accounts Girl´s last blog ..Reward Checking Account Rate 4.01% at Community Bank of Parkersburg =-.

  2. Online CollegeSeptember 2, 2009 at 1:39 pmReply

    It is amazing how much money you have actually been able to accrue threw using your CVS card. I can’t help but be really impressed! CVS should be paying you to post!

  3. Buy PSP GoSeptember 6, 2009 at 3:45 pmReply

    Nice one! People often underestimate coupons and see them as ‘old fashioned’ but I’m the one who’s going to be winning in the end.
    .-= Buy PSP Go´s last blog ..Gran Turismo Free With PSP Go Pre Order! =-.

  4. MoneyMateKateSeptember 6, 2009 at 10:56 pmReply

    I’m a huge fan of the Currants & Acai soy candle – I’ve really been loading up on them!

  5. Lumineers CostSeptember 8, 2009 at 11:07 pmReply

    I always avoid CVS because it is more expensive than Rite-Aid and other pharmacies. However, I think I’ll be switching shortly.

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