Saving Money At CVS And Walgreens


I continued my journey towards spending as little money out of pocket at CVS today. My CVS Extra Care Bucks (ECBs) from my previous CVS trip were expiring today. For the past month I’ve been looking for CVS deals to use my ECBs, but was unable to find a suitable deal until this month. As a quick reminder, CVS offers weekly and monthly deals that provide ECBs that print out on your receipt and can be used as cash for your next purchase.

This month CVS has the 12 fl. oz. bottle of Complete contact solution for $8.99 with 8.99 in ECBs. The contact solution is essentially free after ECBs. To make this an even better deal, a $2.00 off coupon can be printed HERE. After the $2.00 coupon and my $5.49 in ECBs, the contact solution cost me $1.58 out of pocket. I now have $8.99 in ECBs for future CVS purchases.

Total out of pocket: $5.43

Total ECBs: $8.99


I previously blogged about the Walgreens Rebate program, but today was my first visit to Walgreens to take advantage of the program. I have very little holiday shopping done, however, I do have a Christmas tree and one gift that can be wrapped and placed under the tree. I went to Walgreens to take advantage of the deal on Scotch GiftWrap tape. The 3 packs of tape were on sale for 2 for $2. Also, the December EasySaver Catalog has a $2.00 rebate. To make this deal even better, there was a manufacturer’s coupon on the back of each 3-pack for $1.00 of Scotch products, which made my purchase $0.00 out of pocket. After submitting my rebate and accepting my rebate as a store gift card (additional 10%), I will be paid $2.20 to take 6 rolls of tape off their hands.

Total out of pocket: $0.00

Rebate value on gift card: $2.20

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