Welcome to How I Save Money. I am on a quest to see how much stuff I can get from CVS without spending any extra money out of my pocket.

I ended up having to back to CVS to refill a prescription for mother. I had originally filled the prescription at WalMart but CVS was running a promotion where you could get a gift card for transferring from another pharmacy.

I will not add in the prescription costs since I did them on a separate transaction but I did end up buying some toothpaste. I got a $30 gift card for the purchase of the medicine.

I am going to use this card to build up my stash of ECBs and get more and more free or low cost things from CVS.

Transaction 1

Item: Colgate Total

Price: $1.77

CVS Extra Care Bucks earned:$0.00

Coupon used: CVS $1.00 off any Colgate plus $0.50 manufacturer coupon plus Gift card $0.27

Total out of pocket today: $0.00

Total CVS Extra Care Bucks earned today: $0.00

Total out of pocket to date: $95.34

Total CVS Extra Care Bucks earned to date: $156.52

CVS Extra Care Bucks Used to date: $104.30

CVS Extra Care Bucks Balance to date: $52.22

Join me next week as I look for more ways to save money as I visit CVS.