How I Save Money At CVS: 25 Jan 09

Today I paid $0.00 for $33.68 worth of items. I know it looks like I went crazy with the baby wipes but I really do put them to good use so I figured I might as well stock up on them right now.

You can’t tell from the pictures but while most of the wipes were  a 64 count, two of  them were a 72 count and one of them was an 80 count that I pulled out from waaaaaaaaaaaay in the back of the shelf. Score!

My dentist has said that my teeth are strong and I firmly believe in the ACT mouthwash so whenever I get a coupon I buy it because it is a bit expensive.

I saved $1.50 by using manufacturer’s coupons and that is being transferred to the Coupon Savings account in ING later today.

Transaction 1

Item: 7 boxes Huggies Wipes

Price: $3.00 each

CVS Extra Care Bucks earned: $5.00


Item: Act Mouthwash

Price: $3.99

CVS Extra Care Bucks earned: $0.00

Item: Oasis mouthwash

Price: $8.69

CVS Extra Care Bucks earned:$4.00

Total coupons used: $29.00 ECB + $1.5 MFR

Amount Due today (paid with gift card): $3.20

Total out of pocket today: $0

Total CVS Extra Care Bucks earned today: $9

Total out of pocket to date: $189.14

Gift Card balance : $41.80

Total CVS Extra Care Bucks earned to date: $556.59

CVS Extra Care Bucks Used to date: $547.59

CVS Extra Care Bucks Balance: $9.00


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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    • Actually I am not the master…there are people who save a lot more than I do…but I am working on getting better.

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  1. Baby wipes are not just for the intended use. They also can be used to clean rubber stamps when you are done with crafting projects. : )

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    • I use them to blow my nose since my nose is very sensitive to toilet paper. After repeated blowing I do not have the skin peeling off my nose!!!!

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  2. I just mailed an ECB, coupons and my card to my mother in the ‘burbs to pick up 2 bottles of Gilette shampoo/conditioner ($2 coupons + 3 ECBs earned = free!) and Wisk detergent (2/$9 – two $1.50 coupons = $6 with 2 ECBs earned). It’ll cost me $2 out of pocket and I end up with 2 ECBs less than when I started…totally worth it for laundry soap (massage therapy uses a lot of linens!). Here’s hoping it arrives in the mail before she heads off to a funeral in Colorado tomorrow afternoon.

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    • Good for you on that deal. I don’t have anyone to help me get stuff 🙂

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  3. My son’s website will help you save a lot of money. It lists deals, coupons and free stuff. You can find what you are looking for and pay 50% off sometimes more. He finds these great deals on the internet and posts them in one place.

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