How I Save Money at CVS: July 9

Happy birthday to me!!!!!!

I think I did better  with saving money at CVS since I did not spend any money out of pocket but still got about $7 worth of items. I previously had $30 in a gift card from the time I filled a new prescription for my mother.

I will be filling later prescriptions at Walmart because the prices there are lower than at CVS but that is another topic.

I got my spring spending bonus of $1.50 extra bucks and added that to my ECB, making it a total of $39.50 in coupons . I only did one transaction because my original plan was to get the panty liners only which cost 99 cents and gave back 99 cents in ECB, making them totally free. I decided to throw in some other items like the dishwashing liquid because mine was low but it was not in stock. I had to end up getting another item to be able to use the coupon and not lose my money and then I just decided to go a little bit crazy.

Item: Pringles potato chips (get 2 at $2, originally $1.79 each)

Price: $2.00

CVS Extra Care Bucks earned: $1.00

Item: CVS panty shields times 2

Price: $0.89 (was $0.99 in flier, so I made a 10 cent profit on them!!!!!!)

CVS Extra Care Bucks earned: $1.98 ($0.99*2)

Item: Glade candle

Price: $2.99

CVS Extra Care Bucks earned: $0.00

I used $0.77 from the gift card because my balance was $0.77 and I only had a coupon for $1.50. If I had used the coupon then I would have lost the difference so I ended up swiping the gift card.

Total out of pocket today: $0.00

Total CVS Extra Care Bucks earned today: $3.98

Total out of pocket to date: $93.69

Total CVS Extra Care Bucks earned to date: $103.53

CVS Extra Care Bucks Used to date: $66.82

CVS Extra Care Bucks Balance to date: $36.71

My goal now is to roll that $36.71 over and over and not have to spend any money out of pocket at CVS. I think it can be done if I stick to items that offer ECB that are at least the same as the original price. If I had only bought the panty liners today then I would have made that goal.

How long do you think I can last?

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

Author: Lulu

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  1. Oh…do share about Walmart. I currently get my prescriptions filled at CVS too and am looking for ways to cut costs there (I only have 3 prescriptions filled per month).

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  2. @ Twiggers:
    I got a prescription filled with a generic for $4 at Walmart and the same generic was $12.50 at CVS. Big difference.

    The biggest shock was one medicine I filled at CVS was $271, but it cost $150 at Walmart. Oh that hurt.

    I got another one filled that was $2 cheaper at WallyWorld than at CVS.

    The thing to do is to call CVS and get a price check on the phone, then call Walmart and do the same. I did find one or two things that were the same price but it works out for me to go Walmart since the majority of my mother’s medicine is cheaper at Walmart.

    @ Kimberly,
    Thanks for the birthday wishes.

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  3. happy birthday!!!

    walmart has their good $4 generic prescription program (so familiar with that because i used to work there in the pharmacy for years!)

    I have insurance so it doesn’t really matter where I go, so I get ’em done at Rite Aid 🙂

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  4. sign up on cvs website to get a coupon for $4/20 next purchase.Some stores ave scanner scan your card they give out coupons

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