Thursday, September 26, 2013

Free CVS-ing

If all my CVS posts haven't already convinced you to get a CVS card, this post should do it!  I mentioned in the past that CVS likes to email random ExtraBucks for absolutely no reason other than the fact that you're a member.  A few days ago, Howard and I both got an extra $3 emailed to us, so after spending some time with my parents yesterday, we stopped by the one closest to our apartment on the way home.

This part of our trip wasn't free, but I'm always happy to get inexpensive dish detergent for our apartment.  Palmolive is on sale this week for $0.88, and I had mentioned to my mom that people were stocking up with coupons.  She told me that she had 2 of the $0.50 that she wasn't going to use as she's not that big of a fan of Palmolive, so I was able to use them!  Yay for $0.38 dish detergent!  For big messed, I do very much prefer Dawn as it really does cut through the grease, but since we wash all of our dishes by hand, Palmolive is usually less expensive and does a good job for what we need.  I haven't tried this particular kind with Oxy in it though, so we'll see how that compares to Dawn (we keep both Palmolive and Dawn on our sink counter depending on what we're washing).

With the money that they sent us, we were able to get free things!  I went through the circular and discovered that Honey Bunches of Oats was $2.99 with a $1 ECB offer.  We don't ever buy cereal for that much, but it was free!  I initially picked up the almond one, which is our normal choice, but Howard saw that the Greek yogurt one was also included in the offer.  I was excited to try a new one especially considering I'm kind of not as big of a fan of Honey Bunches of Oats at this moment.  Right now I'm going through a Cheerios and Life phase.  When I scanned it at the self-checkout, it kept saying I couldn't use the coupon because it exceeded the purchase amount.  The employee tried it too and said that it couldn't be used, but I politely asked if he could just manually input $2.99 into the machine.  He did, and so there was absolutely nothing coming out of my pocket for this cereal!  And I still got the $1 for next time!  Yay!  

On Howard's card, we didn't see anything that we wanted even though we could have done the cereal deal on his as well.  But we decided to "splurge" and use the $3 kind of frivolously and get some AriZona.  Even though it was $0.66 each and Walgreen has them on sale this week for 2/$1, this is still "cheaper" in the sense that we didn't have to pay for it!  We picked up 5 of the Half & Half Iced Tea Lemonade and only had to pay $0.30 in coins, of course.  What a great deal!  We'll once in a while decide to treat ourselves to a fun drink as we'll split one with our dinner because normally we just drink water or I'll have tea afterwards.  This may not have been the best way to roll ECB, but we're not complaining about the free goods!


  1. I love that you're in to couponing! It's so addicting, isn't it?

    1. It really is! I have to tell myself that it's okay if I go a week without purchasing anything since we have a stockpile, but I still have to look for deals anyway!