If there is one thing I am super proud of in this world, it is my ability to bargain shop. Living in New York City provides many opportunities to spend money, but many fewer to save money. Luckily, with printable coupons, patience, and knowledge of the sales ads, its not too difficult to cut back on expenditures while still getting the necessities. Here are a few of my best deals from today’s trip to CVS.
Purchase one: CVS Cleansing and makeup remover towlettes – 15 pack. These cost $3.19 each or 2/$5.00. CVS also had a deal that if you spent $5.00 or more on CVS-brand facial products, you received $3.00 in ExtraBucks rewards. The ExtraBucks rewards are essentially a coupon that can be applied to take a specified amount away from any purchase at CVS.
$5.00 – $3.00 = $2.00 for the two packs of makeup remover wipes, or 1.00 per pack. Not bad!
Purchase 2: This Crest BE dynamic toothpaste normally cost $6.29 for the 4.5 oz tube. CVS was selling the toothpaste for $4.99 and giving $3.25 in ExtraBucks rewards. The normal sale price alone was a bargain at only $1.74 after applying the ExtraBucks savings, but I took it one step further. I had a coupon for this toothpaste for $1.00 off that I printed from coupons.com. I now have the opportunity to try a new, “lime spearment zest” flavored toothpaste for only $0.74.
And the last major bargain – purchase three: The Crest Pro-Health Rinse in Clean Mint normally costs $7.29 for a 1L bottle. Although it tastes delicious and is such a pretty purple color, that’s still a bit high for my liking. CVS was running the same deal on this rinse as it was on the toothpaste – buy it for $4.99 and receive $3.25 in ExtraBucks rewards. This deal alone brought the price down to 1.74, but once again I added a $1.00 coupon printed from coupons.com. With my ExtraBucks reward coupons, this large bottle of name-brand mouth rinse cost me only $0.74. That’s almost a 90% savings!
Here’s a picture of my ExtraBucks rewards coupons – that’s 9.50 that I won’t have to pay next time! It may take stocking up on necessities for later, but the deals are out there. With some planning and coordination, paying full price should rarely be necessary. Once grocery shopping is done, the planning just centers around where to spend all the money you have saved! My vote is for something fun!
Until next time, friends!