My CVS Shopping Trip : I Saved So Much I Made a Profit!

CVS Free Items

You all, check out this list and get to CVS!  I went in with one coupon and saved SO much money.  This is my favorite time of year to shop the drugstores!

(Bonus points to anyone who finds Mr. Potato head’s missing arm in the picture above.)

Here’s the first round of what I bought.  You can find the specific list and make your printable CVS shopping list here.  My printer decided to stop talking to my Mac this morning when it came to coupons so the only one I brought with me was the $1/1 glad coupon.  While in the store the CVS machine printed a $4 OFF $10 purchase of razors which is what I used on the Venus.

Total out of Pocket: $40.06
Received $36.14 in Extra Care Rewards

Only $3.92 for all of that!


Could I have broken up transactions to make this less out pocket?  


Why didn’t I?  

One, I knew I would be spending more this Thursday with the new ad that starts then. (You can check it out here.)

Two.  I would not have been able to create and model this receipt boa brought to you by my CVS savings today!

CVS receiptFunny story.  I wandered all over the store and found all the items except for one.  I asked for help and found this.

CVS free items for Black Friday

My CVS had the majority of items in one place.  So, don’t be like me and find this end cap first.  Please also note how much was in stock at my CVS!

In addition to my spoils, I have one more amazing deal to tell you about.

Paypal Card at CVS

Right now when you load the PayPal mastercard with $150, you’ll receive $50 in extrabucks rewards!  Seriously, amazing deal.  Now, there is a $4.95 activation fee and then a $4 fee to activate once you get home.  However, that still leaves you with $40 in profit!  My store had a number of cards in stock.  You will want to check online with CVS to see if your region is participating.

CVS Gift Card Deal

Once you type in your zip code, you’ll find this in the list of deals.  Now, there are fees involved in the monthly keeping of this card.  So, what I’m going to do is use it at my local grocery store later today to purchase gift cards to receive the fuel perks.  I can then cancel the paypal card and avoid any additional fees.

So, what I’m saying is that right now I am swimming in ExtraCare bucks!  It’s a good feeling.  I’ll be using some later this week and the rest will be used for diapers and wipes.  I’m practical that way.  :)

What’s your favorite deal at CVS this week?!  Find the full list of deals here.


  1. Mary Secrest says

    So, I’m in Delaware oh, I called my cvs to see if they have this deal and I didn’t get a straight answer. I tried and still no answer :( any idea if we have it? (PayPal deal lol)

    • says

      Mary, I’m in Delaware as well and they do have this deal! If you want to confirm by zip code you just go to and look under the extracare deals in the weekly ad, it will show you the gift card deals. Let me know if I can help more!

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