Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Frugal and Earth Friendly

Here are some ideas for saving money at CVS this week.

CVS is offering the little green leaf shaped tag that you can see attached to the reusable shopping bag above. The tag costs 99 cents initially. Then every time you shop at CVS, bring your reusable bag and have the cashier scan the tag. Every four scans will earn you a $1.00 extra buck.

I think this is a great idea because after only four scans you will have earned back your investment, while being a good steward of the Earth at the same time. The tag can be attached to ANY reusable bag, not just the CVS ones. The bag I am using above was a freebie from our local telephone company. I will keep this bag in my car so when I make my CVS trips, it will be handy.

Now for the best deal at CVS this week, which is also an earth friendly product:

Buy 1 GE Energy Smart spiral fluorescent bulb for $2.99, receive $2.00 in extra bucks. I printed a $1.00 off coupon for this HERE. I rolled $2.00 in extra bucks from last week's trip, making this absolutely free. Now I have $2.00 more in extra bucks to roll for other CVS deals.

Also there is a scanning machine located near the front of the store. Scan your CVS card and if you are like me, a $2.00 off any $10.00 CVS purchase will print out. This has happened two weeks in a row, so it may be printing out for everyone. I always try this because you never know what coupons you will get. I think the coupons will print out for you at the cash register anyway, but this way you can have them before checking out and possibly make better use of them without having to make an extra trip.

There are 2 ways to use this coupon this week that might work out to be good deals:

1. CVS brands are on sale buy one, get one for 50% off. Combining this sale with the $2.00 off coupon might get you some needed items for good prices.

2. There are several two-packs of CVS brand items that are generating extrabucks. The extra buck deals are shown on the front of the packages and these packages are grouped together on the isle near the seasonal items in my store. Check to see if you can earn some extra bucks on items you need, as well as make use of the $2.00 off coupon.

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST, Christmas items are now marked down to 75% off, so if you will be needing Christmas paper, etc., check this out. I bought 4 rolls of paper and 2 stuffed snoopy dogs to go in my Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes next Christmas. The dogs are small enough to fit in the boxes and only cost $1.25 each. I didn't find any Christmas cards, so I will need to look at some other stores, even though I only plan to shop at CVS and Food Lion most of the time.

I hope this is helpful to you!


Peggy said...


Do you know how long the 99 cent offer on the green "recycling" leaf lasts? We do not have any CVS' within a 1000 miles or more but will be moving to Indiana in 3 weeks (10 day drive.. in the middle of winter through Alaska and Canada pulling a 5x8 trailer w/ 3 kids & 2 dogs...please pray for us!!)

Thank you!!

Debbie J said...

Hi Peggy,

You are in my thoughts and prayers with that move you are about to undertake!!! I'm not sure about the CVS recycling program, as far as how long it lasts. I was wondering that myself. When you get there, maybe you can go to a CVS and look to see if they still have them. There were plenty at my CVS. I'm not sure if most people realized what they are for.

Good luck on the trip!

Debbie J.

Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie,
What a great ideal. I wish more stores would do this.

Rose Mary said...

Those are great deals! I don't have a CVS in my town, but I did get some Christmas items at 75% off at Wal Mart!

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