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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Tackle It Tuesday--CVS

Tackle It Tuesday Meme

This week:
My tackle for this week has been learning how to shop CVS and use Extra Care Bucks to save big time on things I'd normally buy anyway. Here's where I first talked about it.

I don't have a before and after picture because a before picture would be my empty table. ;) So here's what I got this past week and then my running total on cash spent out of my pocket. It is really, really, really amazing!

My running total last time looked like this:

Spent cash: 82.35
- ECB's rec'd: 58.43
$23.92! That's 71% off of my total spending!

After adding these two trips:
Spent Cash: 110.13
-ECB's rec'd: 83.43

$26.70! That's 75% off my total spending!


Carol said...


I keep reading about the deals one gets CVS shopping, I wish I lived closer to one.

Thanks for the comment!

I noticed yesterday that I still have some christmas bells and ribbons left up on my porch.

Melonie said...

Great job!

I love this part of your post:

..."save big time on things I'd normally buy anyway"...

This is KEY! So many folks I know will go and grab the deals at CVS or Walgreens but they don't stop to think about whether they'd have bought those items were they not "on sale". ;-)

Keep up the great work!

Amy said...

Wow, what great deals! I need to start doing that.

Lynne said...

Oh my goodness! Can you shed some more light on this CVS shopping and how it works?

Melanie said...

Wow- those CVS cards are worth it!

I've left my Christmas tree up well into March before. It's so pretty- why not enjoy it, I always say.

Heather said...

Wow -- that's an incredible savings! Good for you!!

stacey said...

thanks for stopping by!

the cvs thing is so popular. i need to start learning about it!

Corrin said...

wow...i didn't think those shopping trips were actually worth while!

Crystal Laine Miller said...

One of our best friends is a CVS pharmacist. ;O

I love Dave Ramsey. Do you see him on his TV show? We watch him.

You are totally awesome, Mick, and you can come organize my house next. I could use some energy and help...