CVS Savings

I have posted several times about shopping at drugstores such as Walgreens and CVS. The sale prices at both stores run from Sunday thru Saturday. The flyers can be found in most Sunday newspapers and on their websites. There are many blogs that list deals that can be found at the stores each week and any coupons that may be available. One of these is Money Saving Mom.

I recently received an email with the total I saved from April 2012 thru April 2013. I purchase most of my Health & Beauty items, some groceries and many other items at CVS. I also purchase gift cards and other gift items and they count towards my quarterly spending. This amount can be saved just by having an ExtraCare Card.

You can register for the ExtraCare card for free and get sale prices on certain items each week. In addition, they offer ExtraCare Bucks (ECB) on certain items each week, which are coupons for a certain amount to use on a future purchase within a month. Many cases, the ECB is the same as what you are paying for the item. So if you use the ECB on another purchase, it is like getting the original item for free. If you have a manufacturer coupon for the item you could “make” money on it.

ExtraBucks Rewards:
Quarterly Rewards $83.56
Weekly Ad Items $350.31
Beauty Club $10.00

Sale Price Savings
(From using ExtraCare card)$955.35
ExtraCare Coupon Center $23.75
Exclusive Coupons $254.66

Total Savings & Rewards $1,677.57

This is one way I have found to save money of items I need. I shop for most of the items I need at the drugstores and grocery stores instead of going to WalMart, Target and other stores.

Nancy Kvamme

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.

Nancy Kvamme