May 172011
As mom of three there is never a dull moment, and this morning I ended up needing my husband’s help, as I could only be in one place at the time. My five-year-old was getting his cast off at 9:30 a.m., and my eight-year-old son woke up with pink eye.

My husband ended up taking our middle son to get his cast off, and he dropped me off at the doctor’s office with our two other sons. There is a CVS Pharmacy across from the kids’ doctor office, so I was able to get my CVS shopping done, and I sure had a lot of shopping to do. On Monday I went by CVS on one of my walks to scan my card, and a $30 Extra Buck coupon printed out from the Beauty Club. I was thrilled, but it seemed odd, so I called CVS Customer service just to make sure that it was correct. They found it odd too, but an hour later they called me back to let me know that the $30 Extra Bucks were good, and that I could go ahead an use it….WOW! I also got a couple of extra bucks by scanning my card and reusable tag, when I was picking up my son’s prescriptions ($1 for using my own bag and $2 owed to me by CVS from a transaction a few weeks ago).

I am not used to buying this much at CVS, but I found some things my family could use, and I also let my son pick out a treat.

My Final CVS Totals – The Gift Card Challenge Week 11.

The $25 CVS Gift Card Challenge

Cheryl at Simply CVS has challenged me to see how far I can stretch $25 at CVS Pharmacy, and she has provided me with a $25 CVS gift card just for this purpose. With the CVS shopping tips, coupon match-ups and CVS deals alerts from Simply CVS, I hope to be able to stretch the CVS gift card far.

Week 10 of the CVS Gift Card Challenge
Transaction 1
6 x Tropicana OJ @ $2.99 each (Raincheck reg. price $4.69) = $17.94 – (2 x $2 MF Tropicana Coupons) = $13.94 (5 ECB BACK)
2 x Herbal Essences on sale at $5.97 – (2 x $0.50 MF Coupon 5/1 P&G) = $4.97 ($2 ECB BACK)
2 x Rightguard on sale at $2.99 each = $5.98 – (BOGO Rightguard coupon) = $2.99 ($2 ECB BACK)
1 x Lady Speedstic on sale at $2.99 – $0.50 MF Coupn = $2.49 ($2 ECB BACK)
2 x Neutrogena Sunscreens @ $9.99 each = $19.98 – (2 x $2 MF Neutrogena coupons) = $15.98
– $30 CVS Extra Bucks
– $5.54 CVS Extra Bucks
– $1 CVS Extra Bucks 
– $1 CVS Extra Bucks

Subtotal $1.83

Tax $0.83
Total $2.66

Saved $67.64
21 CVS Extra Bucks Back

Transaction 2

2 x V8 Splash on sale at 2 for $5 – (2 x $1 MF V8 Splash Coupons) = $3
2 x Hershey’s Drops on sale at $3 each = 6 – ($2 MF Coupon and $2 CVS coupon) = $2
– 2 CVS Extra Bucks
– 2 CVS Extra Bucks

Subtotal $1.00

Tax $0.36
Total $1.36

Saved $13.98
1 CVS Extra Bucks Back

CVS Gift Card Challenge Update
Week 11 of the CVS Gift Card Challenge
Total out of pocket $3.19
Total Saved $81.62
Received $18 Extra Bucks back

Total Left on Simply CVS Challenge Gift Card 
$3.69 + $18 CVS Extra Bucks

Total saved in the CVS Gift Card Challenge $273.90

To help prepare my CVS shopping list, I used the following Simply CVS posts:

Simply CVS5/15 CVS ad with coupon match ups.

Whenever I need a little encouragement, I always revisit this CVS Shopping post.
You can read more about the $25 CVS Gift Card Challenge at Simply CVS.

Win A $10 CVS Pharmacy Gift Card 6/20

I would love to hear about your CVS shopping trip:

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