My 1st Couponing Trip to CVS (pinch me and hold me)

My 1st Couponing Trip to CVS (pinch me and hold me)

My 1st coupon trip at CVS

I’ve been meaning to do this for awhile now and yesterday… well, yesterday was the day I finally just did it.

I went shopping at CVS with a coupon mindset. Believe me when I say this, I’m a beginner. A total-total beginner. I don’t even know if I did my first shopping trip “correctly” – but I tried.

My strategy was to invest in CVS first. That seems to be the couponing 101 mindset for CVS. Use your card and spend some money to keep getting “money” back. I also used the strategy to buy items that I could get ExtraBucks for… the one thing I did (on my own), was really look for things that I like and use.

So… here was my 1st couponing trip:

What do you think?

Any suggestions?

Love to hear your thoughts!

My 1st Couponing Trip to CVS (pinch me and hold me) was last modified: February 17th, 2014 by Audrey McClelland
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  1. I learned from Vera. Last year I bought shampoo with coupons for all of 2013. 🙂 And I never spend more than $20 at CVS for tons of stuff.

    You did great! 🙂

    I always print manufacture coupons from coupons.com. I print and save them for the month because sometimes one you need prints at the beginning of the month and the item goes on sale at the end of the month.

    I always do multiple transactions with the ExtraBucks. I pay for the stuff I will get ExtraBucks back first. Pay with my cash. Then I make a second transaction for the rest of the items in my cart and pay with the EC bucks from transaction # one.

    Sometimes it works out nicely. I try to plan my CVS trip with two transactions so I use the EC bucks on the same day.

  2. Good job! I love playing the cvs game! A tip I do is sign up for their coupons and on Thursdays (not every Thursday, but a few times a month) they will send you a 20% off coupon for non sale items. That’s when I stock up on the things that hardly ever go on sale!

  3. Hi Audrey
    I live in southeastern ma. I find the best Sunday paper for coupons are either the Boston Globe (4.50) or I buy 2 Boston heralds @ 2.00 each! I also get a local paper for a dollar that sometimes has 1 coupon insert but I mainly get it for the store fliers.You could ask relatives/friends who get the paper to save any coupons they won’t be using for you.I find the best way to coupon is the item you want goes on sale, you have a manufacturer coupon, stack with a cvs coupon and get extra care bucks back on it. I try to have a small but decent stockpile on hand, so I don’t have to drop everything and drag 3 kids to the store with me, especially on a weekend! Couponing has been life changing for me, it has truly changed my way of thinking in a good way.I wish you the best of luck, don’t give up as it does take some getting used to:)

My 1st Couponing Trip to CVS (pinch me and hold me) was last modified: February 17th, 2014 by Audrey McClelland