I usually go to CVS on Sundays and combine coupons and the extra bucks in order to gain free or very cheap items. These are usually things like toothpaste, toilet paper and air fresheners and other items of that nature.
Since I have done well at CVS I normally end up with a few extras of those things and I had been giving them away to my best friend since it did not make sense for me to have 15 body washes in a cupboard just gathering dust.
I have not gone to CVS in a few weeks because I was not impressed with the selection of items that were on sale recently so I forgot all about the extras that had been going to my best friend.
Today I got a call saying ‘I am out of toothpaste…and body wash. When will you be restocking me, CVS lady?’.
It was really funny to hear that because I had no idea that
- I was a ‘CVS lady’ and
- My friend thinks I am the toothpaste fairy
I guess we had just been in the groove of me supplying things like
- body wash
- air fresheners
that my friend stopped buying those as a part of the regular shopping and just waited on me to get them. I always had at least 5 on hand and since I went shopping every week I would pick up about 3 more so the shelves were always full. When I stopped going then my friend used up the stores and went into panic mode (joking) because there was no more toothpaste.
I don’t mind helping out a friend and this is someone who takes me out occasionally and spends on me so the cost of toothpaste is negligible. I guess I better dust off the CVS card and get back in the groove before my friend runs out of toilet paper!
Get her six months worth of everything and you won’t have to make so many trips. 😉
CVS seems so much more expensive than other places. We have one right next to us, but I pretty much avoid it! I love your blog, you give great savings tips and you have a wonderful sense of humor!
CVS is more expensive which is why I don’t shop there on a regular basis. I do use coupons and the ECB program to get free or VERY cheap stuff though. Otherwise I stick to the cheaper stores in town.
Thanks for the love!
Got it, ECG program, I will have to look into that. Thank you again for all of your savings help, you are the best.
Sounds like your friend needs to be more appreciative! I wonder if she reads this blog….
Businesses and shops that have plenty of things on the coupon or free in combination with other things etc. do I avoid to buying from, usually it will be an expensive buying than in my normal supermarket.
Yes, many stores will up the prices and try to cover up this fact by offering coupons. Have to be careful of that!
How I wish I could be your best friend and then you can supply me those items as well. Haha!
Ha ha….well it is too late. Supplying one best friend with bathroom items is keeping me busy enough.
Walgreens is way better than CVS! Cheaper and better selection, in my opinion.
There is no Walgreens where I live.
Fair enough. After looking at some of your “haul” posts and the coupon schedule, I think CVS is actually cheaper.