This store is now my best friend.


Yes, you read that right.

There are quite a few blogs that have a great explanation on how CVS’s Extra Care Bucks (ECB’s) work. MoneySavingMom was the very first blog that taught me how to “CVS”.  After I read her tutorial, I was hooked.  I don’t save a lot all the time but when I do, I come out of the store with some free or almost free products.

The catch is you must use coupons to maximize your savings and you have to buy items that give you big CVS bucks (ECB’s) back.

BargainBriana has lots of information on how to score freebies too and not on just CVS.  She knows lots of other stores where you can get products you use everyday for just pennies.

Here is what I bought last weeks at my local CVS:


(Renuzit Tri-Scents not shown)

I got all this for exactly $28.59 out-of-pocket (oop).  The Organic Physician’s Formula Bronzer was $14.99.  So that was like half of my purchases.

If I would’ve bought all this without the use of coupons and ECB’s, the total would’ve been $90.37.  That’s a $61.78 savings.

If you count the number of items and divide the total that was o.o.p., each item costs about $1.50.

Isn’t that a great deal?

Doesn’t that make you want to go out to your nearest CVS and stock up?

I know some people have a way of spending a lot less out-of-pocket, but I don’t have much patience.  This was purchased through 6 transactions. To spend less money, you to break them up in different transactions.


  1. Wow! Thanks for those tips. Been missing you:)


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