Macaroni and Cheese and CVS deals


mac.jpgYesterday after I got off work I was craving macaroni and cheese. I decided I was going to stop at CVS to pick up a box. As I got to where the food was, there was a great debate: Kraft macaroni and cheese ($1.59) versus Velveeta Shells and Cheese ($3.19). I decided on the Velveeta Shells and Cheese because it sounded better, picked up my box, and made my way to the cash register. On the way, I was kicking myself because: 1. I just bought the more expensive box of macaroni and cheese and didn’t feel like depriving myself, and 2. I should stock up on these types of things while I do my normal grocery shopping. I’d save time, money, and gas.

When I got up to the register, the girl asked me if I had some type of card. I told her no, and she scanned one, rang up my box of macaroni and cheese, and sent me on my way. I was a little disturbed she didn’t offer me a card. Of course on the flip side, I should have asked, but I was in a hurry and wanted to go home. When I got home, I took Tiffany’s advice and checked out the CVS deals from Money Saving Mom. The CVS deals sound a lot better than the Walgreens Easy Saver Rebates! I wish I would have known about this awhile back. I would have been doing this all the time.

There is a CVS right up the street from me, and I’ll be visiting there to take advantage of the deals from now on. Not only is it closer, but I’m saving more money on gas and time from having to drive a lot farther to Walgreens! I feel like I should have known about this already, but I’m glad I found out now.

What’s a money saving tip that you wish someone had told you earlier?

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4 thoughts on “Macaroni and Cheese and CVS deals

  1. Tiffany says:

    I wish someone would have pointed out the CVS deals for me before a month ago. Last month I got about $50 fof products for like $10 OOP. I was amazed. That, and I got a bunch of coupons that helped me and those ECBs you get are awesome!

    I also wish someone told me about couponing before too… I guess I should have known, but I could have saved myself a bunch of money by just clipping coupons for stuff I already buy.


  2. Doreen says:

    From a Guide/CVS Pharm Tech…

    I found your blog while I was searching for other ways to make money that are like ChaCha. I was about to click the red ‘X’, but I saw a mention of CVS.

    The girl at the register has probably had the “register routine” so ingrained into her that she forgot to ask if you wanted to sign up.

    CVS keeps track of your spending, including prescriptions, each quarter of the year. At the end of each quarter, you get your quarterly Extra Bucks, which is 2% of your front spending and $1 for every two prescriptions.

    I’ve seen customers with $35 in ExtraBucks and in a survey on a CVS employee forum, one employee saw $60 once.

    Between the employee discount and loooong receipts with all the coupons, I practically shop there free!


  3. Mrs Money says:

    Doreen- Thanks for the comment! I love ChaCha! 🙂

    I think CVS has Walgreens beat! I am excited to try something new. 🙂


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