I got paid to shop at CVS!

This is so crazy.  I just started CVSing about a month ago and I am just amazed at how much money I save there!  I never thought that I could save money, let alone MAKE money by shopping there.  So here is what happened that I was able to earn $10 by shopping and got to take tons of stuff home free with no money out of pocket!

I was able to get a $25 gift card yesterday for having a prescription filled there.  Annagrace has severe tonsillitis and needed an antibiotic.  The cost for the med was $15 and I brought in a coupon I found online for a $25 gift card with any new medication.  I paid $15 out of pocket and got $25 back so basically I paid nothing for the medication and EARNED $10!

So I went in today after Annagrace’s doctor’s appointment (she’s better by the way but has to see a specialist in 2 weeks) and picked up all this stuff:

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I used $19.05 of the gift card and I earned back $13.96 in ECBs!  Sweet! Here is the breakdown:

(1) Giant Kit Kat (a treat for Annagrace!) @ 0.99 cents
(2) bags of Cadbury Eggs @ 0.99 cents each
(2) bags Hershey Kisses @ 0.99 cents each
(4) Colgate toothpastes @ 2.99 each
(2) Maybelline mascaras B1G1 free @ $7.99
(2) Glade candles @ $2.99 each
Subtotal:  $30.88
Coupons:  $1.50 off of 3 bags candy, $1.00 off Colgate, $1.50 off Colgate, $1.00 off 2 Colgates, $1.00 off Maybelline, $2.00 off 2 Glade candles, $5 off $15 purchase
New Total:  $17.88
ECBs earned for next purchase:  $13.96
Amount left on gift card:  $5.95

I got all confused when I got there because they didn’t have 3 of things that I planned out on my list.  So I had to improvise.  I’m sure I could have done better if I had time to think about it!  I was still rather excited though.  Also, I had a Johnson and Johnson coupon that wouldn’t work when I tried to buy a Bath Buddies bar of soap.  The cashier said he could get a manager to approve it but I told him not to worry about it.  I’ll have to try to use it at the other CVS where I am planning another stop at this week!

So then I went to Food Lion.  I had a few coupons that I wanted to use for some free items and while I was there I saw that Pampers Pull Ups were on sale.  Here is what I got for $11.24:

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 And here is the breakdown (these are after MVP prices):

(2) 2 liter cokes at 0.99 cents each
(1) Gerber sippy cup $3.99
(1) Clorox Hard Surface Spray $1.33 (on clearance)
(1) Breyers yogurt 0.50 cents
(1) Food Lion yogurt 0.40 cents
(1) can Mighty Dog dog food 0.60 cents
(1) Jumbo pack Pampers Pull Ups $8.99
Subtotal:  $17.74
Coupons:  $2 off Gerber accessory (FL coupon), $1 off Gerber sippy cup, $1.00 off Pampers (FL coupon), $1.50 off Pampers, Free Breyers yogurt coupon (0.65 cents–earned money on that one), Free FL yogurt coupon (0.46 cents, also made money on that one), Free dog food coupon (0.60 cents)
New Total:  $10.53

 Total Amount Saved Using Coupons this month (so far):  $20.21

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3 Responses to “I got paid to shop at CVS!”


  1. 1 GoodCents March 5, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    Great deals!.. you did good!

  2. 2 Misty March 6, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    What in the world are you going to do with all that chocolate? 🙂

  3. 3 lsaufley March 6, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    Misty, you really need to ask?! Actually, the kisses will probably wind up in the kid’s Easter baskets! The Cadbury Eggs will be gone very soon . . . !


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