I'm not usually a CVS shopper. Our Walgreens over in Fountain City is so nice that I rarely venture over to CVS. This week, though, there was a very easy deal to get at CVS for the church, and I couldn't resist popping in. I had 2 coupons for up to $30 off of the purchase price of Contour Blood Glucose Meters. CVS had them on sale for $14.99 and were giving up to 2 $5 Extra Care Bucks when you purchased them with your CVS card. Because I purchase supplies for Faith UMC and its outreach programs, I had the tax exempt form which made my first total $0.
In the second transaction I bought 11 Puffs tissues on sale this week for 99cts for the 108 count box. Again, no tax was added and our total came to $10.89. I used the 2 $5 ECB from the first transaction and 89cts out of pocket. So, for 89cts we came out with $177.68 worth of items. Now that is a good deal!!
For those of you who think that couponing takes a long time and is too much trouble--I was en route to the Holistic Moms Network dialog and was passing by CVS anyway. Even when considering that I had our 3 year old in tow, it only took us about 5 minutes to pop in and get out of there. For just five minutes of time and very little effort expended, we were rewarded with 2 huge cloth bags worth of items. Now that is my idea of shopping!
What if you do not need tissues? What if you think it is crazy to buy 11 boxes of tissues? Then use your second transaction to buy something else you know you need for your home. You can also check out this post on how to workt the deals even more.
So, you want to go in to CVS and buy a blood glucose meter, but you do not know of a diabetic who can use it? If you are in the Knoxville area, I highly recommend you swing by the Interfaith Health Clinic do donate it there. If you are not in our area and your town does not have a clinic like Interfaith, I recommend you drop it by a birthing center, women's shelter, or homeless shelter. One of the beauties of couponing is that it allows you to donate more to charities which are in such need right now.