Would you drive an hour round trip for $20? I guess I would.
I went to my closest CVS (maybe 10 minutes away) to see if they had any of the “Managing and Preventing Diabetes” booklets I’ve heard about. They did! I grabbed a few, since they were well-stocked, so I could use a coupon to get a free blood glucose monitor and $20 Extra Care Bucks.
That CVS didn’t have the monitors. So, I took the free booklets and went home. I called the next closest CVS to find out if they had the monitors, and they didn’t. That phone call saved me a lot of time and gas money.
The next CVS had two, and the pharmacist said he’d hold one for me. Yay!
I did get a little lost, but overall the entire trip took an hour there and back. Eep.
But here’s what I got:
Nova Max blood glucose monitor (I will either sell this on eBay or donate it). On sale for $29.99. The coupon booklet had a $50 off coupon. The cashier keyed in $29.99 so I got it for free. No sales tax!
Then, the machine spit out $20 Extra Care Bucks. Even the cashier was impressed with this one. I should be able to turn that $20 into…well, at least $100 worth of CVS stuff, I think. Let’s see how I do :)
I had $3 ECB from a previous (and disastrous) purchase, and I used that to buy a gallon of milk for $3.61.
Earlier this afternoon, I stopped by Rite Aid to see if they had any of that Glucerna cereal. They didn’t, but I found a receipt on the ground in the parking lot. Someone bought an item that gave a $3 rebate and threw it away. Can you believe that?
I’m going to input that receipt and get the rebate myself. It’s just the same as if I found $3 on the ground, right?
Update to the Rite Aid thing:
Uh…I guess this is “the receipt that wasn’t meant to be.” I lost it before I could enter it on my computer. Oops Ok nevermind, I found it! Yay for $3 bonus dollars!
I can’t believe I forgot to mention the source for this coupon idea. Shame on me! I usually include this. I’m really sorry, Thrifty Florida Mama. [She didn’t contact me about this, but I just realized that I forgot to include her]. Anyway, me knowing about this deal is all thanks to her.