Reader’s Questions – CVS and Walgreens!

It’s time to answer a couple reader questions!

The first question came from Cpullum

When is the best time to check out CVS for markdowns? Do they have a certain day?

I honestly have never noticed my CVS marking down clearance on a specific day. After the holidays they will clearance the seasonal merchandise immediately and it drops about another 10% each week. Those markdowns usually happen on Sundays (in my store).

The second question came from Valeri2350

Which is your favorite, CVS or Walgreens? Why?

90% of the time my favorite is Walgreens. It does change on occasion – if there is a really good CVS week! I like Walgreens more because I can get a $0 OOP easily. The gift card covers anything that I want. CVS requires more thought, I have to figure out exactly how much stuff I am buying, how many ECB’s I have, what tax will be, what coupons… It is a lot of planning to make sure your OOP is less than $1. I often have to buy things I wouldn’t normally have to as a filler (a candy bar for example). At Walgreens I just pick up what I want, use my giftcard to pay for all of it, and then have my giftcard reloaded with my rebates – easy as pie!

If you are a beginner and would like to know more about CVS and Walgreens shopping then start with CVS 101 and Walgreens 101.

If you have a question for me then contact me or leave a comment and it will be the subject of a future post!

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Diana - FreeStyleMama February 21, 2009 at 3:18 pm

Today’s the day!!
Come on over to Custom Blog Designs and join the birthday party. There will be games, chats, prizes, and discounts! 10-noon CST.
Blog Makeover winner will be announced by 7pm this evening.


2 Debbie February 21, 2009 at 4:25 pm

I am a beginner. And I really appreciate the tips.


3 Kristen February 21, 2009 at 6:15 pm

so glad you left a comment on my blog cause I jumped over to yours and LOVE the tips. My oldest thanks you for the aeropostale clearance sale as well!


4 FourSistersInACottage February 21, 2009 at 9:51 pm

I love your blog and wanted to tell you THANK YOU!!!!
I am new to this and wanted to let you know of the deals I got at Ace Hardware this week.
Check it out on my blog post if you get a chance.
Thanks bunches, Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters and a NEW Breast Cancer Survivor)


5 LittlePeopleWealth February 22, 2009 at 5:13 am

You’re welcome 🙂 I’m glad I could help out your DC with the Aeropostale deal! You can dress in style for less 🙂

You did great at Ace!


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