Life has been busy and maybe the novelty of this blog is wearing off slightly which may be why I haven’t written in awhile. But, alas, here I am again!
I promised that I would write about my shopping trips to CVS Pharmacy. Here is my feeble attempt at it. They have certain things on sale each month where if you buy them, you get all or part of your money back for that item in Extra Care Bucks. For example, I bought two boxes of CVS brand band-aids for $1.99 a box. When I paid for them at the cash register, I got $1.99 back per box in Extra Care Bucks which is “free” CVS money to use on your next purchase. If you have coupons for the item you buy, you can reduce your out of pocket expenses. I bought some Listerine mouth wash for $3.49, used a $1 off coupon making it $2.49 but got $3.49 back in ECB’s so that ended up being an even better deal. On my first shopping trip there, I spent $29.40 out of pocket after coupons and got $18.49 back in ECB’s! It was fun, a little confusing at first, and I don’t think I have it all completely mastered yet but I am hoping this will help with non-grocery items to reduce our expenses a little. I was also able to get Johnson’s Buddies soap completely free with a $1 off coupon! Yay! Free soap! So, I may be posting more about my purchases there in the future.