How I Save Money At CVS: Aug 17

Welcome to How I Save Money. I am on a quest to see how much stuff I can get from CVS without spending any extra money out of my pocket.

I tried to say out of CVS today but I just could not help it.  This is really an addiction because I now have the Sunday paper and I am looking for coupons to see if there is anything else I can get at CVS.

Transaction 1

Item: Oral B Toothbrush

Price: $1.99

CVS Extra Care Bucks earned: $1.00

Coupon used: $1.00 ECB (my last one)

Transaction 2

Item:Bandaid pack

Price: $3.29

CVS Extra Care Bucks earned: $$5.00 in combo with First Aid Kit

Coupon used: $$1.00 off Manufacturer + $$1 ECB

Item: First Aid Kit

Price: $7.99

CVS Extra Care Bucks earned: $see above

Coupon used: $0.00

Transaction 3

Item:Crest toothpastes and toothbrush

Price: $1.99 each

CVS Extra Care Bucks earned: $3.00

Coupon used: $$1.00 off two toothpastes + $5 ECB= $0.00 out of pocket on this transaction

Total out of pocket today: $10.93

Total CVS Extra Care Bucks earned today: $9.00

Total out of pocket to date: $121.50

Total CVS Extra Care Bucks earned to date: $218.30

CVS Extra Care Bucks Used to date: $215.30

CVS Extra Care Bucks Balance to date: $3.00

Join me next week as I look for more ways to save money as I visit CVS.

Author: Lulu

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  1. I’m not being sarcastic, I’m legitimately curious. It seems as if you buy an awful lot of toothpaste in your quest to ‘save’ money. How many people are you buying toothpaste for, or do you have a stockpile of it in case the inevitable toothpaste shortage of 2009?

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  3. @ Rick
    Yes I do get a lot of toothpaste and there are only two people in my bousehold. 🙂

    I know I am going overboard…but since I have more in ECB and coupons than the toothpaste costs it ends up being FREE.

    I am working on it…I went to the store yesterday and did NOT get toothpaste even though it was going to be free even after tax because I had all those coupons and ECB that I roll over every week.

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