I Tried It…CVS Savings

CVS consistently advertises free items after Extra Bucks. While, I have a CVS ExtraCare card,  I usually don’t buy the free advertised products because it is not something that we typically use. I try to clip coupons and use them when the items are on sale, but I never saw huge mega savings.  However, I knew there was a way we could save more.

Today, I looked through the circular and saw the advertised products for sell.  I  made a list of  all the items that we need from the store and the items that were free after CVS Extra Bucks (a coupon received after the purchase that can be used in CVS stores for any item).  In order to get the hang of their big savings I decided to start small.  I purchased two items: Gillette Body wash for my husband and Kleenex lotion facial tissue.  I had a coupon for the tissue for $1.00 and it was on sale for $0.97.  That was a total savings of $0.3.  The Gillette body was free after extra bucks.  So I used the $4 extra bucks coupon from the body wash and purchased Pampers diapers that were on sell for $8.99.  I had a $3 manufacturers coupon for the diapers, so I used the $4 extra bucks coupon to purchase the diapers.  My total came to $2.53 that includes tax. My total spent today was $6.53.

I saved a total of : $12.85.  With no coupons I would have spent $19.37

Kleenex – regular price $2.39, Free

Gillette – regular price $ 4.99, Free

Pampers – regular price $ 11.99, sale price $6.53

It wasn’t hard to do, and all of the items were needed. Try it, I did, and let me know how much you saved.

Tip – Buy products advertised as free after Extra Bucks, and then use the coupon to buy other needed products.  Also add manufacturer coupons on top of sale items and all of the items that you purchase if possible.

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