How I Save Money At CVS: September 19

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.

Last time I got a gift card so I decided that I needed to keep the gift card separate from the ECB, especially since I can now get gift cards from MyPoints. I added a little section in green at the end where I track the gift card amounts separately from the rest of the ECBs. In today’s transaction the gift card was actually the ECBs from the last transaction…but that might be a little bit confusing. 🙂

Transaction 1

Item: Nivea Body Wash

Price: $4.99

CVS Extra Care Bucks earned: $4.99

Coupon used: $$1.00 plus $3 ECB plus $1.15 Gift Card

Transaction 2

Item: L’Oreal serum

Price: $11.99

CVS Extra Care Bucks earned: $11.99

Coupon used: $1.00 plus $5.99 ECB plus $1.17 Gift Card

Total out of pocket today: $0.00 (using the gift card and coupons made everything FREE!!!)

Total CVS Extra Care Bucks earned today: $16.98

Total out of pocket to date: $139.14

Gift Card used to date: $2.32

Gift Card balance left to date: $3.68

Total CVS Extra Care Bucks earned to date: $271.73

CVS Extra Care Bucks Used to date: $259.74

CVS Extra Care Bucks Balance to date: $11.99

I was tempted to buy some more stuff but I opted to only get the totally free items today.

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

Author: Lulu

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  1. Thanks for the information. I think that I am going to have to try shopping at CVS.

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  2. Thanks. It is only possible because I already had ECBs from earlier purchases and coupons.

    Now if I can just stick to the totally free items every week then I will not be spending any more money out of pocket at CVS. 🙂

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  3. Wow. That’s pretty amazing. I wonder how CVS manages to do this, you must not be the only person that’s figured out how to get these kind of deals.

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  4. @ LMB
    CVS has higher prices than WalMart so I am sure that they budget for that.

    Besides you would be surprised at the number of people who shop at CVS but do not take advantage of the free stuff. I see the same people there every week and some of them don’t even have a CVS card.

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  5. Thanks, good to know!

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