I just burned all $9.97 of my CVS extra care bucks. As in, I spent them all without getting extra care bucks back.
I’m totally fine with that.
My husband and I were in CVS today, there to buy a few items we needed. I was out of vitamins, he wanted some mints, I wanted a newspaper, and baby oil (side note: who knew that baby oil, when applied post-shower but before drying off can be such a great moisturizer? Oh, my mother-in-law did. Good tip!).
I bought CVS brand multivitamins for $5.99. This week, CVS brand items are buy one, get one 50 percent off. So, I bought two bottles that should last four months. In case you’re curious, I buy the children’s chewable kind. I don’t like swallowing pills, and I like the taste of the chewables. Win-win.
I didn’t have a $2 off $10 coupon with me, but it wasn’t worth the drive home to print one off.
Out of pocket, I spent about $5. No more extra care bucks for me.
But ya know what? I’m a-OK with that.
I didn’t need any of the products that generate extra care bucks this week (and there aren’t many). I didn’t want to buy a product simply so I could get the ECBs.
However, I DID need to buy some products for our home. It made sense to just go ahead and get them, saving about $10 off my total order thanks to the ECB.
I just want my CVS-ing to work for me, ya know?
I’ll likely still go to CVS, but probably not each week now. We have a well-stocked supply bin, and we won’t be running out of essentials any time soon. I’ll gradually stock it as needed, but working the deals in October was essentially all I needed to do to get a good start on my toiletry supplies.