How to Save at CVS
You might have already read my post about how I save a lot of money at supermarkets.
In this post, I’ll tell you about a typical CVS visit, and what I do to save money.
While Landon was in preschool for a few hours today, I went to CVS to finally get some pictures printed off of my camera – my parents in Germany have been begging me for updated pictures.
“Just read my blog!” I tell them, but my 83-year-old father refuses to take a look because he doesn’t “get” the Internet and doesn’t speak any English.
But I digress —
How to save a lot of money at CVS
The first thing I always do at CVS: I go to that red coupon printing machine, scan my rewards card, and see if there are any useful coupons coming out.
That day, I got a coupon for free CVS mouth wash. Great!
At the photo computer, I made my selections and ordered one-hour photos.
I picked up the free mouth rinse and bought some new shampoo that was on sale AND came with a “Try Me Free” coupon attached to it. Sold! Well, free!
And I bought four toothbrushes for Landon (because on that day I had a coupon for $5 extra bucks if you spent $10) and some kids’ teeth flossers.
I picked up my pictures (I ordered more than 50 because that drops the price) and some tampons that were on sale (usually $8, on sale for $5, plus buy $10 worth and get $5 extra bucks – who can resist that deal?).
So here is my tally:
$12 4 Oral-B Kids toothbrushes (came with $5 extra bucks)
$ 3 CVS Kids’ Flossers
$ 5 Organix shampoo (free, cash rebate by mail)
$11 for 58 Kodak pictures
$ 2.60 CVS mouth wash (free with CVS coupon)
$10 2 boxes of 40 o.b. tampons (came with $5 extra bucks)
Total would have been = $43.60
I paid = $26
Not bad, huh?
Anyone can do this, just take advantage of store reward cards and look for deals like the free shampoo and extra bucks offers.