Feb 182012
 
Simply CVS Gift Card Challenge
Over the years I have saved thousands of dollars at CVS thanks to Cheryl from Simply CVS. She taught me the basics of CVS shopping, about using CVS rainchecks to my benefit, and she has showed me how rolling CVS Extra Bucksfrom week to week can make me stretch my money even more.On April 4th, Simply CVS celebrates its 2 year anniversary, and Cheryl is now challenging herself to see how far she can stretch a $50 CVS gift card from Swagbucks.

Cheryl started out with a $50 CVS gift card from Swagbucks and $0 CVS Extra Bucks, and every week she has been finding ways of increasing the value of the gift card instead of making it decrease. With a current gift card balance of $30.56 Cheryl has reached impressive savings already, and if you have ever wanted to learn how to save bit at CVS, Cheryl will teach you how to do it.



Beginning Balance: $50

Total Saved:  $1343.57  (including tax)
Total Value of Products Purchased:  $ 1325.88 (without tax)
CVS Cash Cards Earned on CVS Deals Balance: $28.98
Extra Buck Balance:  $.00
Mail In Rebate Cash Balances: $12.11 (this is money earned from rebates of items purchased in GC Challenge–Cheryl still has a few that she is waiting on the checks from)
Current Total CVS Spending Power: $71.65 
(Includes: GC balances, rebate cash and ECB balance combined)
You can read all about Cheryl’s CVS Gift Card Challenge here.
To start off the anniversary celebrations at Simply CVS, Cheryl is giving away a $15 CVS E-gift card to one of Frugality Is Free’s readers.
Cheryl earns her CVS gift cards online, and then she stretches them as far as possible at her local CVS store. You can earn CVS gift certificates online as well, to learn how make sure to read Cheryl’s post on how to earn CVS gift cards online.If you are unsure or confused about how to use CVS E-gift cards, make sure to read this CVS E-Gift Cards post.




Win It
One of Frugality Is Free’s readers can win a $15 CVS E-gift card.

a Rafflecopter giveaway 

This giveaway will end Wednesday April 3rd at Midnight. EST.  

The giveaway is open to U.S. residents 18 years old or older. 1 entry per household. I will chose the winner via Random.org, and the winner will be notified by e-mail. Make sure to leave your email, or have your contact available on your blogger profile. The winner will have 48 hours to respond, and if there is no response another winner will be chosen. 


Disclosure: This CVS giveaway was sponsored by Simply CVS. No monetary compensation has been received, and any opinions expressed above are based solely on my experience with Simply CVS.

  123 Responses to “Simply CVS Giveaway – Win A $15 CVS Gift Card”

  1. Been saving at CVS since they started the Extra Care card. First it was just on prescriptions but they have really worked towards helping us consumers save money. They have my business!

  2. Using all available resources to save money can really mount up to some worthwhile savings. I always keep my CVS Extracare card handy.

  3. I had no idea that people did stuff like this. It was really interesting reading about the challenge and what was bought and how much was saved. The picture of the Black Friday haul was great, to see the variety of things purchased. I am definitely looking at the tips for beginners and shopping and saving at CVS.

  4. I’m working the same deals – go go go! Love my ECB!

  5. I learned you can save even more by redeeming points from sites for CVS gift cards

  6. I learned that with the CVS Green Bag Tag program, you can earn a $1 extra buck for four scans.

  7. learned you can Earn Free CVS Gift Cards & More Online thru SwagBucks, MyPoints & Others

  8. I learned about the CVS Green Bag Tag program where you can earn $1 extra for four scans.

  9. I like the way she figures her savings.

  10. I learned that you can use an Excel spreadsheet to figure the amount of tax you would have had to pay.

  11. I learned you can get CVS giftcards on Swagbucks!

  12. Wow this is crazy! I learned that you can make a little money go a long long way!

  13. That you can use a cvs coupon and a man coupon together!

  14. I have learned that extrabucks are great!!!! Tam S.

  15. You can redeem points on various website purchases. Who knew?

  16. I learned how eas it is to save at CVS.

  17. I hope i win! I LOVE CVS!

  18. An excel spreadsheet can be used to track savings

  19. I learned that there are SEVERAL different places where you can earn FREE CVS gift cards!

  20. I learned that you can get CVS Giftcards from places other than CVS (lots of other places)!!

  21. you can link their e-coupons to your cards each month and if you purchase that product the amount of the coupon will go directly into your Upromise Account.

  22. CVS Green Bag Tag program you can earn a $1 extra buck for four scans, thats awesome.

  23. I always check out the extra care bucks deals…then i use teh ecbs to get my neccesities

  24. you can get cvs giftcards at places besides cvs
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  25. I learned you can save even more by redeeming points from sites for CVS gift cards

  26. […] you are here, don’t forget to enter the CVS Giveaway right here at Frugality Is […]

  27. I learned that it is smart to register your CVS extra care card online at CVS for extra savings delivered to your email.

  28. Wow! That’s amazing!! I always do well at CVS, but I never knew you could do THAT well! I’ll have to try harder! Thanks for sharing this info!

  29. I learned that you can stack cvs coupons with the ones you get in the paper.

  30. I learned you can redeem points at swagbucks to earn CVS gift cards

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  31. I learn how to shop every week at my CVS, where to look for coupons and what’s coming up on sale. Love it…

  32. I can’t believe you’ve kept up with savings so well

  33. I learned that you can use an Excel spreadsheet to figure your tax amount

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  34. I learned about the other online sites that lets you earn CVS gift cards. Right this moment I’m waiting on a CVS gift card from Swagbucks…for the 3rd time. I had also done Sears/Kmart in the past, but I prefer CVS.

  35. had no idea that people did stuff like this. It was really interesting reading about the challenge and what was bought and how much was saved. The picture of the Black Friday haul was great, to see the variety of things purchased. I am definitely looking at the tips for beginners and shopping and saving at CVS.

  36. I learned the CVS Extracare Card saves you more than any other store.

  37. I learned that the Total Saved was $ 1343.57

  38. She will spend the CVS Cash Cards and the mail in rebate monies earned from the challenge before the original gift card.

  39. The goal of this challenge is to have the least out of pocket expense each week by mainly taking advantage of only the best deals.

  40. I learned that with their CVS Green Bag Tag program you can earn a $1 extra buck for just four scans – I love extra bucks!

  41. I learned I can redeem my swagbucks for CVS giftcards.

  42. I learned she was using a $50 giftcards earned from Swagbucks.

  43. I learned that you can shop simply and spend just change out of their budget each week at CVS and have an amazing amount of items for their family and some to share.

  44. She has a beginner course for CVS shopping. Thanks for the giveaway.

  45. I learned that you can get CVS gift cards through SwagBucks… a program I haven’t tried yet.

  46. I learned about the CVS Green Bag Tag program where you can earn $1 extra for four scans. I love my CVS Extra Bucks Card!!! CVS Rules 🙂

  47. I learned you can get a CVS gift card through Swagbucks.

  48. I learned that the first step of the Challenge is to choose an amount for your challenge fund.

  49. I learned that you use Spreadsheets to keep track of your challenge!

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  50. Saving at CVS is so easy with their sales, extra bucks & coupons!

  51. can get CVS giftcards on Swagbucks, thanks for the chance

  52. I learned about the CVS Green Bag Tag program. You can earn $1 extra for four scans

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  53. I learned that Swagbucks offers CVS gift cards!!
    Thanks,
    shopditzydiva@yahoo dot com

  54. Have some great savings at cvs.

  55. I learned that $50 can turn into 1,324 with CVS and their rebates and rewards

  56. I have learned you can save money by using the cvs coupon and earning points shopping using the cvs extra care card

  57. I learned that Swagbucks gives CVS gift cards out – I’ve only used Amazon before!

  58. Ive learned that CVS is the best store by far.

  59. I learned about Swagbucks and how it works

  60. Love the bargains I get at CVS

  61. I learned to watch the sales tax on the “free items”.

  62. I learned that you get so much stuff such as 10 fragrance “machines”!

    Thanks!

  63. Im still getting the hang and figuring things out in term of couponing. I really like the articles, it help me a lot.

    Thanks,
    riadeliza823(at)ymail(dot)com

  64. I learned you can save at CVS by Getting A CVS Extra Care Card & filling out the form at the store

  65. I did not know that swagbucks offers CVS gift cards now! That’s so good to know! 🙂

  66. I learned that you can earn CVS giftcards from Swagbucks!

  67. wow that’s impressive, wish the tax was covered….I’m readt to try this…

  68. I have to say CVS is my all time FAVORITE place to shop when trying to find the best deal. Their entire staff is soooo helpful and friendly!

  69. I’ve been saving at CVS for a while now and I could make this gift card go a looong way!! Thanks for the chance!!

  70. […] to thank Cheryl at CVS for the great CVS match-ups, and I also want to remind all of you that the CVS giveaway here at Frugality Is Free is ending April 3rd. On April 4th, Simply CVS is celebrating its 2nd […]

  71. Use extra bucks to buy things you really need but arent on sale

  72. It’s so crazy how many websites are out there offering free things. I need to get back into it all and get my hands on some of these gift cards. Thank you Cheryl for the great tips and advice, I can’t wait to check into a couple of the websites that you use that I don’t already have!

  73. I learned that I can earn a $50 CVS Gift card from Swagbucks. I didn’t realize it went that high!!

  74. I have learned there are alot of ways to save money out there , including this one. I am very surprised and impressed , considering I am a student and always looking for new ways to save.

  75. Thanks for the tips. I didn’t realize you could save even more at CVS!

  76. That you can use Extra Care Bucks on anything in the store even with other coupons

  77. Amazing. I learned that people are saving HUNDREDS of dollars at CVS. THANKS CVS!

  78. I’m a saver from way back…..and I’m ready to be a winner.

  79. I learned that I need to check the ads more carefully to get the most bang for my buck.

  80. I DIDN’T REALIZE THAT YOU CAN EARN GIFT CARDS ONLINE BY TAKING SURVEYS 🙂

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  81. excel spreadsheet can be used to track savings!

  82. I learned about Swag bucks. wowowow

  83. It takes research!

  84. I learned that you can earn gift cards through swag bucks!

  85. I learned that the goal of the gift card challenge is to have the least out of pocket expense each week.

  86. its amazing how much you can get for little amount!

  87. CVS REALLY SAVES ME A LOT OF MONEY

  88. i learned you can earn cvs gift cards online.

  89. I learned that with the CVS Green Bag Tag program, you can earn a $1 extra buck for four scans.

  90. I learned CVS is now on Swagbucks, which I participate in frequently and earn points.

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  91. I could get some things for my son’s upcoming trip

  92. I’ve learned that CVS allows you to combine many ways to save! Most places won’t let you do money smart stuff like that.

  93. I like CVS’ rewards program. You can get many things for free or next to nothing with a combination of sales, rewards, and coupons.

  94. Alwasy interesting to read how others are saving at CVS. I love all the ways to save at CVS and shop there at least once a week. I even take advantage of their specials on grocery items. Saved more than $17 in one trip last week.

  95. CVS isn’t the only place to get gift cards

  96. I learned that you really can get lots for free at CVS. I go there for prescriptions but don’t usually buy much else there unless the big red machine gives me some super deals.

  97. I would have never thought I could save at CVS because their prices are always so high, but I see with the Extra Bucks cards, rebates, and other promotions, you really can save

  98. a cvs coupon and a man coupon can be used together

  99. You can redeem points on website purchases.

  100. I learned that CVS offers alot of savings on products my family will actually use!

  101. to really save at CVS you need to use the Extrabucks along with weekly deals…you can save a lot of $$

  102. I learned that you can save lots and lots of money by shopping wisely at CVS and taking advantage of the Extrabucks.

  103. save with cvs bucks use couponds and roll your savings over and over

  104. Swagbacks is a great way to snag gcs!

  105. You can earn more by receiving points from sites for CVS giftcards!!

    -Ashley Marie Morrissey
    ashummz05(at)yahoo(dot)com

  106. shopped 25 times so far

  107. I learned that you have saved 1343.57 so far.

  108. I learned that with the CVS Green Bag Tag program you can earn a $1 extra buck for four scans

  109. you can save a lot with the card,so it is worth a try
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  110. I learned that CVS can be a great place for super savings using their card.

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  111. I learned about the CVS Green Bag Tag program.

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  112. I learned the goal of this challenge is to have the least out of pocket expense each week by mainly taking advantage of only the best deals.

  113. What a great way to combine ECB and gift cards for maximum effectiveness!

  114. I learned that the $50 CVS Gift Card Challenge is over once the balance reaches $0.

  115. I learned that you shouldn’t just spend your ECBs but use them towards future deals.

  116. to scan your card when you walk in, to roll your extra care bucks into the next purchase

  117. I learned about the Extra Care Bucks

  118. I didn’t know you could get CVS cards from Swagbucks! I must live under a rock!

  119. I have learned that with some work and a know how to find these deals that you can save a LOT of money on things that you would use on daily basis. Amazing savings!!!

  120. CVS is one of my favorite places to shop. They usually have outstanding deals in their weekly sales and I love getting the quarterly extrabucks that have been saved up. I like to sometimes use those to splurge on myself and not actually use my own money.

  121. i never knew there was a coupon station! and i didn’t know my extra bucks expired!!

  122. Thanks for the giveaway…By strategically utilizing CVS Extra Buck deals, Cash Card deals, coupons and rebates, your actual CVS spending power can be multiplied several times.

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  123. I delight in, result in I discovered just what I used to be taking a look for.

    You’ve ended my 4 day lengthy hunt! God Bless you man. Have a great day. Bye

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