However, my kids get tired of hearing me telling them, and others, of how much I saved. That’s why I’m going to share my savings here. Shhhhhhhh, don’t tell them. LOL
CVS has many sales on items I needed this week. That’s the key--make sure you are buying items you need or that you will give to others in need. You don’t want to take advantage of a sale just for the heck of it.
On top of the sales, I had some good coupons! That’s another tip: Try to match up sales with coupons. Sales are great, but sales and coupons are better!
Lastly, I’d earned $22.50 in ExtraBucks by using my ExtraCare Card and purchasing certain items during the fall quarter. You can read more about CVS ExtraBucks at: Couponing: Part One, Six Boxes of Puffs Tissues for 47 Cents and ExtraCare.
What I purchased My receipt
My bill initially was $66.87 for everything and that included sale items. My pricey item was Zyrtec at $18.99. After handing over my coupons and the $22.50 in ExtraBucks my subtotal was $23.22. $.70 tax was added for a total OOP of $23.92. In the end, I saved $43.65!
An added plus…Since I bought $30.00 worth of specially marked items and my ExtraCare Card was scanned, I received a $10.00 CVS gift card to use on my next purchase. Yay!
Thank you, God, for giving me the ability to wisely use the money You’ve provided for my family.
I hope I’ve inspired you all to hunt for great deals and coupons so you, too, can save.