How I Save Money At CVS: 30 Dec 2008

Today I paid $0.00 for $17.98 worth of items. I needed to get some contact lens solution because I got colored lenses (for cosmetic purposes….since I have great vision after I got LASIK ) and realized that CVS has Complete solution FREE after ECB for the month of December.

Transaction 1

Item: 2 boxes of Complete lens solution

Price: $8.99 each

CVS Extra Care Bucks earned: $17.98

Total coupons used: $17.96 ECB

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The cashier was nice and waived the $0.02 difference when she noticed that I pulled out my credit card. She asked if I had two pennies and I said that I did not since I don’t carry cash. She said “don’t worry about it then” and zeroed out my balance.

The only thing I am a bit concerned about is that the $17.98 ECB printed as ONE coupon so when I use it I have to get $17.98 worth of stuff in one transaction.

The deals for next week look okay and I have already decided what I will spend the money on and I think that if they have all the items I want in stock then I can use that one coupon without any problems.

Amount Due today (covered by cashier): $0.02

Total out of pocket today: $0.00

Total CVS Extra Care Bucks earned today: $

Total out of pocket to date: $187.73

Total CVS Extra Care Bucks earned to date: $521.59

CVS Extra Care Bucks Used to date: $494.02

CVS Extra Care Bucks Balance: $27.57

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.

Author: Lulu

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  1. I really need to start doing this CVS thing. I have the card and go there (sometimes, our RiteAid is closer). I get the whole concept but I just haven’t figured out how to get all the free stuff as most of what I buy is never on special.

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