Friday, April 8, 2011

CVS Free Deals

A friend came by tonight to learn how to get free (or nearly free) items from the drugstores. I'm no expert.. I'm still very slow at the whole process but love sharing what I've learned.

So this is the only deal we worked on. CVS was out of 2 of the other items that we could have received for free. The best time to work the 'free' deals is at the beginning of the week. Oftentimes the stores won't restock the free items at the end of the week.

Oral B Manual Toothbrush $2.99
- .99 ECB, limit 2
- $2 (PG 4/3)
- B1G1F (RP 3/13)
Final Price = 2 free 

                                                                      


We actually paid $1.54 for 2 toothbrushes and then received 2 ECB's back on the receipt making the toothbrushes free. I used the 2 ECB's to purchase 4 Reeses Easter eggs for the grandchildren.

I'm not smart enough to figure out how to get $1,000 of groceries for free but I'm thankful for the little I have learned. I'm able to keep a moderate stash of toiletries that I get for free or nearly free.  It greatly helps stretch my $200 grocery budget.


It was fun! :=)

4 comments:

  1. sounds like you got a good deal to me. I am happy with deals like this, to just save on things I need to buy anyway.

    In my state, we have to pay sales on everything, even if it is free with a coupon, we still pay the almost 9 cents tax for every dollar it would of cost.
    So in Oklahoma, it is impossible to do what those extreme couponers do.

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  2. Georgene,
    I am starting to get into this also. Just Sunday 4/10 we had four newspapers with their Smart Source and Red Plum coupons delivered. I am trying to learn the strategy of double coupons. Will you have room to stockpile items? Do you do shopping for the lovely woman you care for? Does she have storage you can use? The seminar I went to a week ago says it takes abot 12 weeks to really get into this. Glad you have someone to buddy with you there. I have someone in Florida to help me. Already I have benefitted.
    Hugs,
    Carol

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  3. Carol: I do not have the room to stockpile. I stock up for a few months ahead... maybe more on shampoo or soap since they don't take up too much room. It took me months to figure 'it' out and I'm still learning as I go. Our area does not double coupon so I mainly do the drugstore deals.

    Let me know how it goes for you!

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  4. If you're short on storage space, get creative. I store lots of my canned goods under the beds in cardboard boxes. I have bags of rice, pasta, beans etc. stored in clean kittly litter buckets. Three buckets side by side with a padded top and a sewn cover would make a nice bench. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I replied to your question there.

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