Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Free Wrapping Stuff at CVS If You Hurry

I'm a little late to the party on this one. For the rest of today (Tuesday), CVS has three different wrapping supplies that are free-after-ecb's. My involvement with CVS these days is limited to plucking the very, very low-hanging fruit, and that's what this is: Green and red tissue paper is $1.99, get $1.99 back; a bag of bows is $2.99, get $2.99 back, and adhesive gift tags are $1.99, get $1.99 back. You can do each of those deals twice. Sometimes the CVS freebies are kinda meh, but these are handy. This is a good time to rack up some Extra Care Bucks, if you've been meaning to get into the CVS thang. Here is an explanation of how that program works.

I was quite pleased with my transaction. I got two bags of bows, two packs of tissue paper, one pack of labels, and a pack of Bic Soleil razors, which are $4.99 and get $4.00 back. (Somewhere there is a coupon that makes those totally free, but what am I, Nancy Drew?) The helpful scanner machine at the front of the store gave me a $5 off a $15 purchase coupon for me to use right away. Sweet! I don't see those very much.

My total out-of-pocket in cash was $12.78, and I got $16 in extra care bucks. Or really like $15.94. So I came out ahead with a nice stash of ecb's, plus all the junk. CVS, I try to get out, and you pull me back in. Actually, I don't know that I'm back in--like, I'm not gonna start studying the CVS ads again--but I will certainly spend those $16 on stuff that goes on sale at CVS, like toilet paper and baby wipes. I've told myself that I will not buy any more skin care products until I've used the ones I have, which will take until never.

So skadoodle down there if you have a notion.


The Messy Mom said...

I just used $4 ECB's last night because they expired today, but I might just go back today for that deal. Thanks for the heads up.

Amy said...

That's a pretty great deal and let me tell you, I don't think I'd EVER see anything like that in Sydney.

I still get a bit confused by it all though. But I am a little bit dumb.

Michele said...

I've just started down the CVS road. Is that a bad thing?

Becky said...

Not at all, Michele, it's a good thing. I just find it's something people cycle in and out of. I'm in an off-phase right now.