The feeling of walking out with a bag full of goodies at such a discount gives me such a shopper’s high!
When Libby was born I became a frequent flyer at CVS. I try to go there once a week to stock up on basic household items at 60-90% off. Once I have nice stockpile, I stop for awhile. When we need more stuff, I start back up again.
It became a fun hobby and a way for me to contribute to the household. I use this couponing technique to stockpile household items. This particular trip was from January (I created this post and forgot to publish!)
Even CVS recognizes me as a super saver. (This was after a big post season Christmas Trip, I am usually in the top 2% with my “couponing” alone.)
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How to Build a Home Stockpile for Cheap:
There are three things I look for:
- CVS Promotions for Extrabucks: which are dollar amounts towards a future purchase.
- Manufacturer Coupons: which are coupons from the company that makes the products (come in the paper, can be found on the CVS app, or on coupons.com)
- CVS coupons, which in most cases can be applied with manufacturer coupons, & CVS extra bucks.
The more you shop at CVS and use the coupons, the more coupons they appear to offer you in their CVS App.
Coupon Deal One
Spend $30 get $10 Extrabucks
Pampers – $8.99
Pampers – $8.99
Tide Pods – $4.94
Tide Laundry Detergent – $5.44
Dawn – $.99
Crest – $2.99
Coupon Deal Two
Paper Products, Buy 3 Get $5 Extrabucks (Special sale 3 for $15.00 or 6.29 Each)
Viva Paper Towel – $6.29
Cottonelle – $6.29
Cottonelle – $2.42
Let the Magic Happen, Subtract the coupons
Total Before Coupons = $32.34 + $15.00= $47.34
Pampers = $8.99 – $2.00 MFR (MFR = manufacturer coupon)
Pampers = $8.99 – $3 off of 15 on Diapers (CVS Coupon)
Tide Pods = $4.94 – $2.00 MFR
Tide Laundry Detergent = $5.44 – NONE I MISSED ONE 🙁
Dawn = $.99 – $.25 MFR
Crest = $2.99 – $2.00 MFR
Viva Paper Towel = $6.29 – $2.00 on 2
Cottonelle = $6.29
Cottonelle = $2.42 – $ 1.00 MFR Coupon
$12.25= Total MFR and CVS Coupons
$17= Extrabucks I had on my card
Final Out the door cost= $47.34 – $12.25 (coupons) – $17 extra bucks = $18.09 + Tax
Then I used the Ibotta App for a $.25 cent rebate. You can join my team and get 10 bucks when you get your first qualifying rebate.
It’s a great way to earn a few bucks here and there on stuff your already buying. You can also add people to your team and get $5.00 for referrals, and you help compete for bonuses together.
That put my final out the door at =18.09-.25 = $17.84 + Tax with $15.00 dollars to use on my next trip.
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