How I Got $40 Worth of Products For $4.72 at CVS

My sister, out of all people I know, hasn't done much shopping with coupons -- that is until she moved to a beautiful apartment with a much higher rent. In the past year, I have tried to tell her that the way to save money on groceries and toiletries, she must buy a newspaper or two to get her maximum savings due to the coupon inserts. Since she's a workaholic, she doesn't have the time to coupon like I do so she's been taking baby steps.   Hey, a girl's gotta start somewhere, … [Read more...]

My CVS Deals for This Week

It has been months since I had a great time at CVS (aka getting stuff for almost free) so I thought I'd let you all know how I managed to get back $18.00 in cold, hard CVS cash! In the past, I would always shop at CVS to get the best deals because I would use coupons plus extra-care bucks too.  You can read my past posts HERE and HERE on how you can get yourself started on saving at CVS too. This week was a fabulous week for getting some well-needed items, especially for the flu season.  I'm … [Read more...]

This store is now my best friend.

CVS! 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. … [Read more...]

I got my fix!

I really haven't had "great" deals at CVS in awhile so when I saw this week's deals, I thought it was time to score some well needed stuff and other items too. So I went to CVS yesterday and I also got some free items as well.  I had $20.46 in ECB's (two cards; hubby and mine) and my goal was to spend less than $5 but that didn't quite happen. Here's what did happen: This was done in two transactions: Sensodyne $4.49 ($.75 Q) Mylanta $6.00 ($3 Q) Motrin for Children … [Read more...]

All You Magazine Giveaway!!

The Thrifty Mama is giving away 2 free years of All You magazine.  It is a magazine that has great recipes, household tips, parenting tips, weight loss advice, lots of great coupons for those frugalistas like me and much more. Thrifty Mama is also full of information on how to save money and even get items for free.  This post is one of my favorites because I haven't been on a CVS spree lately so this one woke me up. So go check out her site here and enter her contest! … [Read more...]