I have written in a previous post about shopping at drugstores.
Lately I have noticed the CVS store I visit has been busier than usual. Yesterday, I spent $6.31 and got $5 back in Extra Care Bucks to use on a future purchase. The regular price of the items would have been about $25. I got 3 jars of Ragu spaghetti sauce, 2 boxes of Lipton tea bags and 2 bottles of Crest rinse. There were coupons in the coupon inserts yesterday for all of these products and more. I also had a $10 gift card from a previous transaction.
One time at one of the drugstores, when a number of rewards were printing out, the clerk said it was almost better odds than the casino.
One of the deals I did was if you purchase $10 of Hellmans, Ragu or Lipton items you receive $3 in ECB. There are other promotions such as this.
With the current economic conditions it is getting more necessary to look for other ways to save money.