So the other day my friend was telling me how she saves on the cost of diapers. Basically she stockpiles her Extracare Bucks from CVS. To test this out I tried for myself. Here’s what I did:
- Scan the CVS paper for items that you get the amount of EB’s as the item cost. So batteries are $3.65 right now and you receive $3.65 in EB’s.
- Hold on to them for a bit. They expire about two wees after you get them.
- Scanned the paper on Sunday and seen that Pamper’s Swaddlers were $8.49.
- Went in search of items to get the EB’s, they had all the items I would use but two.
- Went to a different location informed them what i was looking for. They said they would honor the EB’s for those products just a different quanity. I wanted one 3m hook but ended up buying the double back.
- Cashed out and they EB’s didn’t print so the manager came over and manually printed them.
- Get home only to notice because of the error the system tripled my EB’s to $6.00 instead of $2 🙂
- Went back yesterday for the diapers but the sale ended on Wednesday. That’s ok.
- The diapers were $9.49 for Pampers NB size.
- I had $8.00 in EB’s plus the NB size had a $10.00 coupon in the inside.
- Out of pocket expense was $1.49 after EB’s. With the $10.00 coupon inside I made money to the turn of $8.71 just to buy a pack of diapers.
So Extracare Bucks are essentially free money that CVS gives you. If you play your cards right you can save some money on daily essentials.