Well, kinda-sorta. At CVS only. And not really extreme, maybe moderate.
I always buy a ton of drug store products – medications, lotions, soap – I always want to have these things on hand. However, there’s nothing worse than spending a ton of money on stuff that you then put in your cabinet and throw out once it passes the expiration date.
But – and this is a huge but – with a little bit of prep time, I’m now making CVS work for me. Okay, that sounded like some kind of commercial, but I am serious. Last weekend, I was able to buy about $45 worth of products from CVS and made $2 on the deal.
I am not kidding. Here’s how.
First, I got some great tips from Vera Sweeney at Lady and the Blog (she’s a Long Island mom too!) in her video tutorial How To Coupon at CVS. I used her recommendation and visited another awesome site, Living Rich With Coupons. These ladies are awesome – every single week they list all the sales from the circular and then tell you where to find coupons to match up to the sales – kind of like getting something on double sale. They will provide you with links to printable coupons as well.
I also checked this great new app called Ibotta – you can select things you are going to buy and after your purchase, take a picture of your receipt and they give you cash back, instantly.
I also am using CVS extra bucks. Each week, CVS gives these extra bucks as a bonus for purchasing specific items. I roll my extra bucks from week to week and they cover a lot of cost that I’d need to pay out of pocket.
Armed with my coupons and my list, I headed out to CVS. My 6 year old came with me – she was in charge of the list. We bought all of the following, spent $13 (note that I did have extra bucks from last week that I used), got $14 back in CVS extra bucks and got $2 back from Ibotta. If you do the math, I got all this stuff and made $3!
Do you coupon? Where is your favorite store to coupon?