Need a Reason to Shop CVS Stores? Read What Not to Buy Blog! LA-Story Recessionista!
I ran across the What Not to Buy Blog via Preppycrat, so it’s really her fault. The actual url to the blog is http://poppyshops.blogspot.com/
I was skimming down the posts and saw one that I read entirely– and had an “aha” moment!! The Moment of Glory post from early January seems as appropriate now as it did then and maybe more so now. It does give one pause and a reason to shop CVS and CVS.com to get some of their ExtraCare Bucks program despite it’s complexity.
Here’s a quick highlighting of the post– so you can get the drift on this.
My moment of glory, frugally speaking
I’ve mentioned before how I was trying to get up to speed with the (amazingly complicated) CVS ExtraCare Bucks program.
Well, I’ve been working at it pretty assiduously over the past couple of months, and I’ve gotten pretty good with it.
And over the Christmas holiday, I had the opportunity to show off for my entire family. We went to one of those Japanese restaurants where they cook on the table right in front of you … a crowd-pleaser if there ever was one, especially when you have kids with you…. (lots more to the post. go read it at What Not to Buy
But these places are not so big on dessert (which, duh, they should offer Bananas Foster, or some other flaming dessert. But nobody asks me.)
So we decided to leave and buy dessert and take it home. And there was a CVS in the same strip mall.
So we went in and picked out dessert. Edy’s Peanut Butter Cup ice cream. It was $6.99.
I said I’d pay. First I had the cashier swipe my ExtraCare card.
Then I used $5.00 in ExtraCare bucks to pay for the ice cream. So it was $1.99.
Then my ExtraCare bucks for my fall spending printed up. So I got $8.50 in ExtraCare bucks.
So basically, CVS paid me to buy ice cream! And my whole family witnessed it! Woot!
Woot is right!! It’s worth going to CVS to tally up those ExtraCare bucks. I do it for Ralphs Grocery Stores (read Kroger to all you outside of So. Calif) because they send out coupons with a $$ value to redeem against purchases plus targeted coupons based on what you buy so that you can save even more. One time I saved 90 dollars off my grocery bill.
So it’s worth it to shop wisely and save. PS. Another place to check out — the grocerygame.com