You will need $3 out of pocket to pick up toothpaste and aspirin at the Rite Aid, just look for the St. Joseph aspirin, which is $1.50 each, limit is 2 on that one. Pick up 2 and get your $3 back in +UP rewards. Use those $3.00 to pick up some max fresh toothpaste, which is on sale for $2.99 this week and you get $2.99 back! SOOOO if you only have $3.00 to start with you can buy the toothpaste, use the +Ups from the aspirin, then get $2.99 +Ups back, which you're allowed to to 4 times on the toothpaste. Sure it is going to take you 5 transactions total for the asprin and the 4 tubes of toothpaste if you want to incur as little out of pocket expense as possible, but hey! Free toothpaste and aspirin as long as you use your wellness card!! You can never have too much toothpaste!
Total cost of product (4 tubes colgate, 2 boxes of aspirin) is approximately $20. With this scenario you get all items totally FREE and walk away with your +UPS in your pocket for the next week!
CVS is a little more complicated as their deals are outstanding in there this week! Grab one of the circulars (you have until Sat night before the deals change) and have a flick through.
You can pick up Protein Bites for $2.49, get $2.49 back in extrabucks! Hershey's Bliss for $5.99 get $5.99 back in extrabucks! That makes both items totally FREE! If you have any extrabucks to roll from last week then all the merrier!
You can also find $10 extrabucks reward when you buy $25 worth of baby products and $5 back when you buy $15 worth of Garnier! Colgate is also giving you $2.00 back and there are some $1 off colgate coupons around from recent inserts!
These are just a few deals, but check your local CVS for your local offerings!
This week my CVS shop looked like this:
1 24 oz tub of baby formula
2 large boxes of baby food (Rice/Oatmeal)
Total before sale: Approx $32.00
The baby formula was on sale for $22 and the baby food was on sale for 2 for $5.00.
I had a -$3 off $15 cvs in store coupon, $15.95 Gerber check (sign up for to Gerber, HERE), 55 cents off of the baby food.
Total out of pocket expense was: $7.50
Total extrabucks I got back for buying over $25 worth of baby goods was $10.
SO! They paid me $2.50 to take it all away!!
THEN, I made a second trip to CVS with that $10 extrabucks.
I picked up:
Hersheys Bliss $5.99
Protein Bites $2.49
Small tub of baby formula for $13.29.
Total before in store sale was around $25. Total in sale was $24.57.
I paid with $10 extrabucks from the day before and $1.00 off colgate coupon as well as a -$3 off $15 purchase coupon and a $10.95 Gerber check, which was rounded down to cover the end total, which was less than the check.
Total after tax was $0.00.
They gave me back $10.48 in extrabucks, which meant I got all items for FREE with 48 cents more extrabucks than I walked in with!
I then picked up 3 lots of Garnier face cleanser, which is usually $7.49 each, with a total of $22.47 but it was on sale for $5 a piece so total was $15.00.
I paid with 2x -$1 off coupons for Garnier, -$3 off every $15 spent coupon (issues randomly at the red boxes when you scan your CVS card), leaving a $10 balance. I paid for that with the $10.48 extrabucks from the day before but noticed i'd be wasting 48 cents so threw in a large bottle of coke, which was on sale for 77 cents. Total out of pocket this time was again around 33 cents.
They then paid me $5 extrabucks back for buying $15 worth of Garnier, PLUS, I also got $5.00 back in extrabucks for going over $50 worth of beauty product purchases as I am a member of the beauty club, which is always worth signing up to! (you can find the forms in-store).
So, to round it up, I walked in to CVS with $10 extrabucks, purchased Hershey's bliss, protein bites, colgate, 3 lots of Garnier and a small tub of baby food. Total out of pocket spent was 33 cents because of that bottle of coke, but everything else was totally FREE as I still have $10 in extrabucks left in my pocket!
This week, so far, I have purchased around $100 worth of product for barely anything. I have the +ups and Extrabucks left in my pocket from almost every item purchased! I paid very little out of pocket and now actually have more in extrabucks than I had cash to begin with!
This week has been a great week to save on some great essentials!!
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