Testimonial from Leah of Simple Home Blessing
I was so pumped after getting back from CVS the other day! I stocked up on some much needed items and spent almost nothing thanks to Swagbucks and a tip I got on MoneySavingMom.com.
I had created quite the little stockpile of toiletries and necessities from CVS and Walgreens when I was really couponing a few years back. But when we had our first little one (and then another one quickly thereafter) I got out of my couponing groove and before I knew it, our stash was running low.
I didn’t want to spend a lot of money out of pocket to start playing the drugstore game again… and that’s when I remembered I had a bunch of Swagbucks I had not redeemed — enough for a $25 CVS gift card!
I redeemed my Swagbucks and had my CVS gift card ready for the right deal to jump on. Then I got a hot tip from MoneySavingMom.com that Luvs diapers would be very on sale at CVS… but I knew I could get them even cheaper if I played my coupons and ECBs just right.
The day finally came and here’s what we did:
Purchased 1 Colgate Total mouthwash, 1 Colgate Total toothpaste and 1 stress relieving gum.
Used $2 coupon on mouthwash and $1 coupon on toothpaste
Spent $9.25 of my giftcard (balance $15.75)
Got back $3 ECB and $5.79 ECB
Then on a separate transaction we purchased 5 packs of Luvs diapers
Used 4/$1 coupons (we couldn’t get another computer and printer to print the 5th)
Used the ECBs from the first transaction.
Spent the remaining $15.75 on the gift card and $9.21 out of pocket
Got back $10 ECB
So after both transactions, I only ended up spending $9.21 out of pocket and got $10 ECB back!
I’m so excited to have lots of diapers for our little ladies, a couple things we needed for us, AND a “starter” ECB fund again!
Thanks Swagbucks and MoneySavingMom.com!
Leah writes about all things related to homemaking over at Simple.Home.Blessings. She is currently working through a series called Hope for Homemakers designed to provide encouragement to women struggling to do it all in their homes. She just celebrated her 9th anniversary with her husband, who doesn’t mind calling a trip to CVS a date.