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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 [1] 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 [1] and start saving!