It's Monday and that means my eighth edition of "Follow Me Monday"! Today I'm going to discuss CVS shopping! Before posting the video, I thought it would be good to do a quick overview of how to shop CVS.
The first step to take, before you can even begin shopping, is to either go to CVS or online here and fill out the Extra Care membership form. The benefit of going in the store is you will be able to get the card immediately, rather then having to wait two weeks for it to come in the mail.
Once you have your Extra Care card you'll be able to start earning Extra Care Bucks! Extra Care Bucks (ECB) are CVS rewards that will give you money back to spend in the store however you please. There are a couple of different ways you can earn Extra Care Bucks:
First, you will earn 2% cash back on every purchase in store and online. Every three months these Extra Bucks will print out at the end of your receipt. You can also earn one Extra Care buck for every two prescriptions purchased in the store or online.
... And finally, the main way to earn Extra Care Bucks is by flipping through the weekly ad. In the ad you will find products advertised that will generate Extra Care Bucks when purchased. The best part is that you can also use manufacturer coupons and/or CVS coupons to really lower your out of pocket expense. They also often have promotions where a product is FREE after Extra Care Bucks-- meaning if you purchase something for $3.99, you will get back $3.99 in Extra Care Bucks. Plus, you can use coupons on these type of items to "make money" after Extra Care bucks!
After you get one or two Extra Care Bucks you can start "rolling" them. This basically means that you'll be able to use the Extra Care Bucks you've already earned to pay for new Extra Care Buck Deals. If you keep doing this week after week you'll spend very little out of pocket... possibly only $1-$2 per transaction!
Finally, my favorite part about CVS shopping, is that they often have money off store coupons available. Currently, you can print a $5 off $30 coupon and $5 off $20 coupon. Use these coupons BEFORE your manufacturer and CVS coupons to really sweeten all the Extra Care Buck Deals and sale items!
Alright, on to the video:
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