Shopping at CVS can (and probably will) be the best thing you can do for your budget. Those of you who have not given it a shot yet are in luck! I just changed my scenarios to show readers how to roll ECB’s (CVS money) so you can really see how much you can get for free.
What are you missing out on? If you would have jumped in 3 weeks ago you would have spent $8.43 that first week and walked out of the store with 9 Aveeno lotions, a Bayer Contour Meter (great for women’s shelter’s), and $10 ECB’s.
The following week you could roll that $10 ECB to get another glucose meter, Noxema, dishwashing liquid, and 2 V8 Splash juices, and $9 ECB’s for $0.47.
Then use the $9 ECB’s the next week to get an electric Oral B Vitality toothbrush, mentos, olives, and blistex for nothing and that week you will walk out with a $13 and $1.50 ECB for the next week.
At the end of the three weeks you are $8.90 in the hole and you have $14.50 in CVS money to spend on anything in the store. You also have 9 Aveeno lotions, 2 glucose meters, Noxema, dishwashing liquid, 2 V8 juices, an electric toothbrush, mentos, olives, and blistex.
The downside to CVS is you will have to purchase items you do not need in order to get ones you do. Remember that many shelters, friends, and family members will appreciate the extra items. If you haven’t started shopping at CVS then jump right in with this weeks scenario!
I have a post explaining how to shop at CVS here and feel free to leave questions.