Tuesday, January 12, 2010

i (heart) CVS

Do me a favor. Read this post , then head directly to your local CVS and get yourself an Extra Care card. Do it. I'm a recent fan of CVSing, otherwise known as "getting stuff for free". Here's the deal:
1. Go to CVS and sign up for an Extra Care card. It's their store card, you can even put the tiny one on your key ring.
2. Check out the Sunday ad in your paper and look for items that are on sale and will earn "extra bucks".
3. Clip the corresponding coupons from your Sunday paper.
4. Prepare to get stuff for free.

Last week I did this. I scanned the CVS ad and looked for items that we use in our household (shampoo, lotion, laundry detergent, light bulbs, etc.). I bought things that we would need eventually and have room to store. Last week I spent about $33 and came home with $10 extra bucks. Extra bucks are printed out at the end of your receipt and you can use them like cash on your next purchase.

Tonight I went to CVS with my list, coupons and last week's extra bucks. My total before coupons and bucks was $31.92. I paid $2.28 and earned $8 extra bucks for next week. Seriously.

One awesome thing they are doing this week is a promotion on green bag tags or reuseable bags. You can buy 2 bags or tags for your own bags at 99 cents a piece. Then, next time you come in the store, scan them. Every 4th scan earns you an extra buck. This is awesome. Most stores credit you with only 5 cents per bag that you bring in. Also, you can transfer your prescriptions over and earn extra bucks on them.

I don't mean to be a product pusher, but honestly, who doesn't need to save money right now?

I'm a little addicted, it's like a game to me. If you have questions or want to see my receipts I'd be happy to help you get started. Or, go to my favorite site for deals: www.moneysavingmom.com and check out her sidebar post on how to get started at CVS.

I promise to put up cute pictures of the kids soon... this commercial is now over :)


Sallie said...

I've had my card for a while but didn't understand all the "lingo". Thanks for the explanation! Now I can use it and know what I'm doing!

Grammy said...

I have my card, heard the lingo, and still don't know what I'm doing!

Actually, I had $7.50 in dollars, but I just end up buying stuff I don't need! I think that I missed the point, but I'll keep working on it! I did't think that precriptions counted? But then, that is what I was there for!