getting started at cvs

For those who have expressed interest in getting started at CVS, this coming Sunday (8/31) is a good week to begin building those Extra Care Bucks (or ECBs) for very little money out of pocket. 

First you want to sign up for an Extra Care Card at CVS. (It's free!)

Next you will need to hurry out first thing Sunday morning and buy the paper. If you're in the Detroit area I recommend the Free Press (more coupons than the Ann Arbor News).

This week you will need the following coupons:
$1/1 Cover Girl lip product (from the 8/31 paper)
This printable coupon for Colgate (I created an email address that I use strictly for coupons and offers so they don't come to my personal account.)

Go Here. Click on the first link, then scroll to page 30 of the magazine. There is a $2/$10 coupon from CVS. Print it out.

Now you're ready to shop. =)

Go to CVS and purchase the following (don't forget to hand over your card to be scanned first!):
1- Covergirl Wetslicks AmazeMint Lip Gloss @ $5.99
1- Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste (4 oz.) @ $2.99
1 or 2- Item(s) totaling at least $1.02 but not more than $2 (a couple of candy bars should work)

Then give these coupons in this order:
Cover Girl

Your total will be around $6 plus tax; pay this. When you get your receipt your Extra Care Bucks will print out at the bottom. You will have earned $7.99, essentially paying for your purchase (including your newspaper!). This $7.99 works like free money on anything in the store (besides prescriptions, tobacco and alcohol). You can spend it on whatever you want/need, or hang onto it, check in next week and I'll give you another scenario to spend it in order to earn more ECBs... but next time you will pay for your purchase with the $7.99 you already earned, so you won't have to pay more than tax out of pocket, and you'll earn back at least the $7.99 so that you can keep "rolling" those EBCs and getting free stuff. 

It sounds confusing, but I'll keep doing the leg work and you'll get the hang of it. Now get to CVS and sign up for the Extra Care Card so you'll be all set for Sunday morning!


LisaRoze said...

you are a machine - i love it!

Becky said...

Awesome CVS post! I need this--i've been playing along, but i'm so out of it!

tiffany said...

THANK YOU for taking the time to write this. i looked at the CVS insert in last week's paper and tried to read every bit of fine print i could find so i could figure out what in the sam heck you were talking about with all this free stuff, but i couldn't figure it out.
i'm too late to start (it's tuesday, and i'm just reading this) this week, but i'm SO READY to start this coming sunday.
keep the tips coming, girl!

i went to your new blog while the link was still up, but i didn't bookmark it because i knew i'd remember the title and i figured i could just google it. turns out, not so much. if you don't mind, i'd love it if you'd email me the new URL. (tiff@supertiff.com)


tiffany said...

never mind that last part.
the link is still there and i am a huge idiot.

i'm sure the internet is shocked about that one!

CB said...

Tiffany, you're hilarious! =) At least I got your email address out of the deal; it will allow me to e-stalk you more effectively. =)