How To Shop At CVS (A Frugal Chick Video)

One of the biggest complaints I get from people trying to coupon is that the drug stores are just so confusing.

I think they are actually the most fun because it is where I see the biggest savings.

So this weekend I took the time to film the portion of my coupon class where I teach CVS in an effort to help all of you understand how it works.

Now the other part to understanding CVS is HOW to read the CVS deals on my website.

So let’s take a look at a few sample deals and with your new found knowledge hopefully it will make more sense:

We will start with a simple one:

Brookside Dark Chocolate Trial Size (.8oz),$0.67
Get $0.67 ECBs (Limit 1)
FREE after ECBs!

This means that the chocolates will cost you $.67 when you get to the register.  BUT you will receive an Extra Care Buck (ECB) for $.67 when you check out!

Stride Gum (14 ct.), 2/$2
Get $1 ECBs wyb 2 (Limit 1)
$1/1 Stride Gum, 14 ct, exp. 5/19/13 (SS 4/7/13)
$1/2 Stride Gum, 14 ct, exp. 5/19/13 (SS 4/7/13)
As low as FREE after coupon and ECBs!

This means that when you buy 2 Stride Gum for $2 you receive $1 in Extra Care Bucks.  But when you go to check out you need to be sure you use the coupon for $1 off Stride Gum that you should find in the 4/7/13 Smart Source Insert from the paper.

Hopefully this helps you understand shopping CVS just a little bit better!

Now check out the current CVS Deals and start saving!

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