Friday, May 8, 2009


Oh my word!! I have figured it out and it's GREAT!! If you have a CVS anywhere near you, you need to invest some time in figuring out how CVSing works! It's definitely worth it! I just got back from my CVS and my heart is pounding with excitement...who would think I would get this excited about saving money...but wait till you see why?!

So, here's what I bought: 5 12 packs of Coke Zero, 1 liter bottle of Listerine Mouthwash, 2 Colgate Toothpastes, and 1 9 pack of Charmin Toilet Paper. How much do you think this cost me?

In all, I spent $9.80 out of pocket.....BUT, I still have $5 in CVS bucks to spend next time I shop there. So, really I only spent $4.80!!!!!! AMAZING! If you want to do the same thing, here's what I did:

1. Buy 5 12 packs of Coke (any variety), hand the lady a $4 off $20 purchase coupon ( You can print one from there, or if your register your extra care card (the CVS card) online, they will e-mail you some!, then give the lady 5 $1 coke coupons (which I printed offline, but now I'm afraid they stopped allowing people to print them), then I already had $3.50 in CVS bucks, so I used that too. So my total was $7.75. But when you buy $20 in coke products, your receipt will print $10 in CVS bucks to use next time.

2. I then had my next purchase 1 pack of charmin ultrasoft, 2 colgate max toothpastes, and 1 listerine total care mouthwash. I had a $.25 coupon for the toilet paper (from the Sunday paper), a $.75 coupon and a $1 coupon for the toothpastes (from the Sunday paper), and a $2 coupon for the mouthwash (from the Sunday paper). Then I handed the lady my $10 CVS bucks from my last purchase (the cokes), and payed a total of $2.05. But, when you buy the Charmin you get $1 back in CVS bucks and when you buy the toothpaste (2 of them) you get $4 back in CVS bucks. So, now I have $5 left to spend on my next trip!

Man, this was fun!!! I definitely plan on continuing my CVSing! I'll try to post after each trip and then if you want to follow what I'm buying, I will lay it all out for you. But you will definitely need to start clipping coupons or printing them from the internet! That is key to making this system work for you!!!!!!


Brown Family Blog said...

Hey thanks for the CVS coupon...I didnt have one of those. I am going to try to get over there and get my CVS stuff today. I am going to try getting the meter thing to get the extra 10ECB. I have a neighbor I can give them to. I am excited about getting paper towels. :O)I will have to tell you how much I spend. Hopefully it will only come to $2 for 32 rolls! Wish me luck! Glad you got CVS to work for you. :O)

Also Kroger has Kashi on sale this week and Publix has those Go Organic coupon books in the front of their stores with some Kashi coupons in them. You can take as many books as you want.

Sabrina said...

Glad I could help! :) I was going to do the meters but didn't have the coupons. So, no can do! But that's great that you have a neighbor you can give them to! I also couldn't do the paper towels cause I don't have any Scott coupons (except for the Naturals) and I don't think those are on sale. But I don't need paper towels, so I'm okay! :)

I did know about the Kashi deal, but our pantry is SO packed with cereal right now that I just can't fit anymore in there! I'm sure it will go on sale again.

So how did your shopping trip go?