Well I was doing well with saving money at CVS the last two times I went and then this time I blew it. I only buy things that I actually use because I do not want to get extra things just to gain the extra bucks.
The best way to save money is to split up the transactions and use the extra care bucks (ECB) from one transaction to pay for the next transaction. I have no idea where my head was but I just put all the items together and rang it up as one big transaction.
Item: Dove mini deo
Price: $0.99 (used with other Dove products to get $10 purchase to earn ECB)
CVS Extra Care Bucks earned: $3.00
Item: Oral B toothbrush twinpack
CVS Extra Care Bucks earned: $6.99
Item: Biore pore cleansing strips (3 at $7.49 each to make $20 purchase to earn ECB)
CVS Extra Care Bucks earned: $10.00
I used $12.97 ECB for the entire purchase. I could have saved more money if I had split the transactions up into three separate purchases. I am going to have to plan better the next time to how I can maximize my purchases and the ECB that I receive.
Total out of pocket today: $28.83
Total CVS Extra Care Bucks today: $19.99
Total out of pocket to date: $70.46
Total CVS Extra Care Bucks earned: $35.75
CVS Extra Care Bucks Used: $15.76
CVS Extra Care Bucks Balance: $19.99