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If you read my last post, “How I Shop at Dollar General…and Other Stores”, I shared tips on preparing for your shopping trip.
Shopping at CVS follows the same preparation, with a few additions. If you have an ExtraCare Card, you can use it to print out coupons at the ExtraCare kiosk towards the front of the store. Another option is to download those coupons to your ExtraCare card from your computer or smartphone. A cool benefit is that if you sign up to receive CVS ExtraCare emails, you will sometimes receive emails that include coupons to be downloaded to your ExtraCare Card.
If you don’t have an ExtraCare card, you can sign up for one on the CVS.com website or in your nearest CVS store. The more you use it, the more your earn ExtraCare Bucks that can be used for future purchases, instead of money.
Very Important…As well as clipping coupons from your Sunday newspaper, don’t forget you can print them, from this blog, under the phrase “Printable Coupons Update Every 10 Minutes”. Click on one you’d like to print, and you will automatically be taken to pages of coupons covering various categories. It’s free!
The picture, above, shows items I bought on a recent trip to CVS. The amount saved includes sales items (some only available with an ExtraCare card); newspaper and printable coupons; an ExtraCare coupon that I downloaded to my ExtraCare card via an email I received and lastly, using a smartphone app called Ibotta.
Yes, it takes time to coordinate all these ways of saving, but it’s worth it to your wallet!
Thanks for joining me on my savings adventure!