I love CVS!

May 24th, 2010 by chrislovescatherine

Since the beginning of this year I’ve been learning about how to shop at CVS. It is so much fun! Today, I went shopping, and CVS paid me 48 cents!

So here is my attempt at telling you how that worked out.

Saturday trip to CVS:

The Aussie shampoo and styling mousse were on sale for $2.99 each and receive $2 reward bucks for each. I also used a coupon for buy one Aussie shampoo, get $2 off an Aussie styling product. So I paid $4 plus tax for the hair products, and got back $4 reward bucks, making them free excluding tax!

Today’s trip to CVS:

Transaction 1 – Gillette men’s body wash was on sale for $4 and receive $4 reward bucks. I used the $4 reward bucks from Saturday to buy one body wash and used a buy one get one free coupon for the second body wash. The two bottles rang up free and I got back $8 reward bucks.

Transaction 2 – Little Swimmers were on sale for $6.99, and I also used a $1 off coupon. BBQ sauce was on sale for $1.50 and I used a $1 off coupon. Mentos were 99 cents (see story about mentos below). So my total was $7.52.  I used $8 reward bucks from first transaction. So, I got paid 48 cents! YAY!

All in all, out of pocket for everything in the picture, I paid $3.52 plus tax.

The mentos would not be in the picture if it wasn’t for my sugar loving genes passed on to Savannah. She picked them up and opened them while I was figuring out everything at the cash register. She knows better now, and mommy enjoyed the chewy munchies on the way home! Daddy enjoyed more of them while I was taking the picture. Here’s a rabbit trail, Savannah got new markers today for staying dry and clean for 2 days! Yay, Savannah!

So really and truthfully, does how I explained everything above make any sense? Not about the mentos – about the shopping at CVS? Here’s a link to the first article I read about it: Money Saving Mom – CVS 101. I’m very grateful to the Lord for introducing me to Money Saving Mom’s blog. I come home from grocery shopping excited! Thank you Lord for teaching us new things, and for Your sweet provision!

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4 Responses

  1. Sandra Perkins

    Bless the Lord!! Jehovah Jirah-Our Provider. Go Catherine-you’re doing sooo good ! Hope I can learn too!

  2. Sandra Perkins

    PS– Yes!! Thank you MSM

  3. Amy Cahill

    Good job! Where do you get coupons? Finding them seems to be my biggest problem.

  4. chrislovescatherine

    I get the Dallas Sunday paper actually. It’s packed with coupons, and my savings pay the $3 for it. All You magazine has lots of coupons as well. Online, there are numerous coupon spots. I usually use coupons.com, couponmom.com, or go directly to manufacturer’s sites. You can also use redplum.com or smartsource.com. If you subscribe to moneysavingmom.com, she’ll send you links everyday to coupons and saving deals, and each week she’ll post the best deals at CVS, Walgreens, Target and others. Target, Kroger, Brookshires, and CVS all post store coupons on their websites. Hope that helps you find coupons!

About Chris & Catherine

It sometimes happens, even in the best of families, that a baby is born. This is not necessarily cause for alarm. The important thing is to keep your wits about you and borrow some money.