CVS Curbside Pickup Service

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BIG news for the Atlanta, Charlotte, and San Diego area, y’all!  CVS now offers curbside pickup in these areas.  Yep, you can now make an online order at CVS.com and they will bring it to you curbside.  No need to even turn off the engine!

CVS Curbside Pickup - what's so great?

Do y’all know what a game-changer this is?!?  No more schlepping the kids in to the store, chasing them or lugging them around, trying hard to keep them from touching every.  single.  thing in the store.  Heck, you could pickup your CVS order in your PJs.  Or this summer, keep the kids in their wet bathing suits, and you in your cute bathing suit cover. [Read more…]

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--Barbara

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AMAZING $5 Shick Razor Coupon!

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So I don’t post about individual coupons much these days, but this one is just WAY too good not to share.  Right now you can print (2) coupons for $5 off any Schick razor refill, including Hydro Silk®, Quattro for Women®, or Schick Intuition.

I’ve been using the Intuition razors for about ten years now, so I am always on the lookout for deals on my razor blade refills.  This week, at CVS, you can get $4 in ECB when you buy any Schick razor or razor refill.  Between the Schick razor coupon, and some ECB I already have, I will walk away with a SWEET deal on my favorite razors!

Along with the fantastic $5 Schick razor coupon for refills, there’s also a $2 coupon for razors – so if you’d like to try out any of the Shick razors for women, this would be a great time to snag a fantastic deal!

Don’t forget to “share” this deal with other women you know who may use Schick razors, or go ahead and print this for them.  Also, remember you can print these coupons twice per device.

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Save $5.00 on any one (1) Schick Hydro Silk®, Schick® Quattro for Women®, or Schick® Intuition® Refill (excludes Schick® Silk Effects®)

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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CVS haul! **money maker!!**

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I had a pretty good haul yesterday at CVS. I spent $7.95 OOP (after taxes, coupons, and ECB), AND got a $10 American Express card out of the deal! So, essentially, I made $2.05 by making these purchases! 🙂

For the purposes of clarification, this is what I purchased: 2 packs Pampers, 3 boxes Puffs tissue, Pantene shampoo, Pantene conditioner, 1 trial pack CVS brand travel wipes. I had $7 in ECB from their in-store coupon generator, manufacture coupons to stack, and a few ECB from previous trips to utilize.  Because I had $30 worth of qualifying merchandise (precoupon & pretax total), I was able to score a $10 giftcard, as well.





Keep on saving!  :o)

–Barbara 

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CVS Haul – Cheap Tide, diapers, Scrubbing Bubbles, and MORE!

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Look at all this loot!  All for under $10!!
Here’s my latest mini-haul from CVS.  In my first transaction, I got: 
  • one package of ThermaCare heat wraps (sale price $3.79), 
  • 2 boxes of Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Cleaning Gel (2/$6), 
  • a bottle of Tide Stain Release laundry booster (on clearance for $3.36), 
  • and a pack of CVS diapers ($6.99).
I utilized the following: 
  • $1 coupon for ThermaCare (package insert)
  • $2/2 Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Cleaning Product, exp. 11/5/11 (SS 09/25/11)
  • $2 coupon for any Tide Stain Release product (from sample packages received)
  • $5 ECB from Beauty Club (printed when scanned card at coupon center in store)
  • $3 ECB from Baby club
  • ECB from sales past
In my 2nd transaction, I got the Olay moisturizer ($10.99 each, buy one, get one half off).  I utilized:
  • ECB generated from 1st transaction ($2 from diapers, $3.79 from ThermaCare)
  • (2) $2/1 Olay Facial Cleanser, exp. 10/31/11 (RP 09/25/11)
  • ECB from transactions past.
In the end, I came out of pocket for under $10!!  From a grand (pre-tax, -coupon, and -ECB) total of $36.62, that’s a savings of about 75%!!
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--Barbara

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Today’s Drug Store Haul

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$10.46 out of pocket. Not my best run, but not too shabby either, especially when paired with extra drug store cash. 🙂


(2) Schick Intuition razor blade refill ($8.99), in two separate transactions @ CVS:
* used (2) $2.00 man coupon
* used $5.00 ECB 
*GOT $3 ECB from 1st transaction, to apply to 2nd transaction


(1) can Pringles on-the-go can ($0.99)
* used $1.00 coupon from CVS’s “magic coupon center” — yep, they were FREE!


(2) rolls Scotch packaging tape from Walgreens
* used store coupon to make them 2/$3.00
* used $1.00 off (2) manufacture coupon


(1) Scotch paper cutter (on clearance for $1.82)
* used $1.00 off manufacture’s coupon

********How did YOU do thus far this week at the drug stores?  :o)********

Keep on saving!  :o)–Barbara

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Coupon Policy for Stores You Shop

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coupon policy for stores

You may encounter workers at your favorite stores who are not abreast of their store’s own coupon policy.  If you are a frequent coupon-er, I suggest you print out your store’s policy, and keep it with you to help resolve any questions you or your store’s workers may have.

Also, make sure to check frequently for updates – there’s nothing worse than trying to dispute a point using an outdated policy!  (Yeah, that reminds me, I’m WELL overdue to update a few of mine…..)

  • CVS — not available to print online, but you can contact CVS/pharmacy Customer Relations at 1-800-SHOP-CVS (1-800-746-7287), email them at customercare@cvs.com (they also have a web based form on their website at the bottom under “Contact Us”) or by snail mail at: CVS Corporation, Corporate Headquarters, One CVS Drive, Woonsocket, RI 02895 
  • Kroger — Printable coupons policy, I cannot locate their policy online, and am told it varies from location to location, so you may want to call your local Kroger for clarification and/or for a printable policy
  • Rite Aid
  • Target
  • Publix
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart

Please let me know if there are more stores I should list here.  :o)

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--Barbara

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My Wish List

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Is it sad that the TurbieTwist is the top item on my rather meager Xmas list?


…aside, of course, from a laptop. But that belongs on a different list. You know, the one that includes a pony, that *winning* lottery ticket, a butler, a maid, a poolboy (pool optional), a summer home in Hawaii, and perhaps a unicorn (but that might be pushing it).



P.S. The Turbie Twist is available at CVS for $4.99; a double pack is $7.99! 😉


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Looking Beyond Gimmicks in Sales

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Okay, here’s where I’m probably going to stray from the herd a bit, as I see many fellow Money-Saving-Mommy-Bloggers posting to the contrary here…  But I strongly feel that what’s being done in most instances is purely a marketing ploy to (duh!) get you in to their store, and to (double duh!) buy their products!  The current marketing trend is to advertise for “free”, very cheap deals, or even “money-makers” when paired with coupons.

Guess what, though?  I’ve fallen for it plenty of times.
You’ll see it in the sales circulars on Sundays, mostly for drug stores.  And each one calls it something a little different: Walgreen’s “Register Rewards”, CVS’s “Extra Care Bucks”, Rite Aid’s “Up Rewards”, and even Target with their “free gift card” offers.  I refer to them generically as “store bucks”, going forth. 
Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying that these are bad, awful things that should be banned from existence.  However, it’s the way in which they are USED to lure you in to their store, and then to buy more stuff.  You, as the consumer, have to be careful and SAVVY when utilizing such deals!
For instance, let’s say one of the drug stores advertises a sale on toothpaste for $3.99 a tube.  (Gasp!  I would NEVER pay that much for such a product!)  The gimmick is that they’ll give you $3.99 in their store bucks if you buy the toothpaste, thus, making it “free”.  Ha ha!  There’s the kicker: it’s NOT free.  You still have to fork over $3.99 plus tax for the purchase up front.  Remember: the store bucks are for later purchases!  

To me, something is free if you pay nothing for it up front, or get your purchase price back in cash, NOT store cash! 
But let’s take this $3.99 toothpaste, and make it worth your while.  Add a $1 coupon to this deal.  Now you’re spending $2.99 and getting $3.99 in store cash.  (Many MoneySavingBlogs will call this a “money-maker” deal, since you’re getting back more than your spending.)  That makes it a little better.  Also, rarely will a coupon alter the amount you get in store cash.
Now, let’s say you have another item, coupons in hand, to purchase at that store.  -er, let’s say ….diapers.  These diapers are on sale for $8.99.  After purchasing the toothpaste, you then purchase the diapers in a separate transaction, and your savings will start to add up.  That’s $8.99 minus the $3.99 in store cash, and let’s throw in a $2 coupon.  You’ve just bought a pack of diapers for $3!  Not bad.
My point with the store cash is that you have to ask yourself if there are other items you would purchase at this store.  Keep in mind, too, that most store cash has an expiration date.  So, my advice is to plan very carefully if you wish to utilize a sale involving store cash, and try to use the store cash within the same visit, if possible.  Let the cashier know that you’ll be making multiple transactions, and carefully plan the order in which you make your transactions to maximize your store cash.
Pssst!  Guess what?  Enough people are either unaware of the store cash, don’t care about it, or forget about it and let it expire — that’s partly how the stores make their money off of these gimmicks!  This is why I stress the importance of trying to use the store cash within the same visit, or keeping the expiration date ingrained in your mind!
In sum, store cash is not a totally evil idea.  It’s great if you can use it to your advantage, keeping the following guidelines in mind: 
  • plan your purchases carefully, 
  • make multiple, separate transactions to maximize that store cash,
  • always throw in coupons, when applicable (did I really have to say that, though?),
  • try to utilize the store cash within the same store visit, or at least be mindful of its expiration date,
  • And finally, ALWAYS ask yourself if this is a product you would purchase otherwise, without the lure of the sale.
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