How I Save Money At CVS: 28 Dec 2008

Today I paid $0.00 for $15.99 worth of items. The cashier who gave me that horrible customer service last time was actually nice to me today. Maybe she did not recognize me?

Transaction 1

Item: Pantene shampoo and conditioner (get 2 for $7)

Price: $7.00

CVS Extra Care Bucks earned: $2.00

Item: Schick Intuition shaver

Price: $8.99

CVS Extra Care Bucks earned: $5.00

Total coupons used: $5.00 MFR + $10.99 ECB


Amount Due today : $0.00

Total out of pocket today: $0.00

Total CVS Extra Care Bucks earned today: $7.00

Total out of pocket to date: $187.73

Total CVS Extra Care Bucks earned to date: $503.61

CVS Extra Care Bucks Used to date: $476.06

CVS Extra Care Bucks Balance: $27.55

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. Hey, thanks for commenting on my post. I wonder if the tax issue is just different in different states? I live in CA and we do have to pay tax on the amount of the manufacturers coupons. I checked with my husband (who used to work at Longs Drugs) and he said that it is always like that in CA. Oh well – I guess I can pay some pennies to the state since I’m not paying anything else! 🙂

    Emily’s last blog post..CVS trip 12/28

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    • I guess so then. I know we pay tax on some items but not others so that is why I was surprised when you mentioned the shampoo. (Texas is different I guess.)

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  2. Maybe the cashier was having a bad day the last time you were there. Love how you got the stuff for FREE!

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  3. Alas, I’m feeling a little uninspired by this week’s deals, but I’m not too disappointed after last weekend’s haul (10 bottles of Listerine!! 5 for me, 5 for mom). Next week looks a bit better though – especially if you’re thinking about stocking up on cold/cough meds!

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  4. How are you all doing this? Can you redeem the Extra Care Bucks immediately at the cash register?

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    • Yes you can. The extra bucks print at the end of the receipt. If you do two (or more transactions) then you can use the ECBs that printed out earlier.

      I use my ECBs from the previous week because the ECBs expire in one month.

      Every now and then I will do two transactions because I do not want some of the ECBs to lump together.

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