The amazing thing is the tally of things that I picked up this month, all for free: lots of toilet paper and paper towels, Lysol wipes, Listerine SmartRinse (regular Listerine devastates my mouth, but this stuff is great), bandages, batteries, toothbrushes, diapers, wipes, and more.
I saved over $150 by shopping at CVS. That’s the amount I would have paid at Target during my pre-Drugstore Game days, and that’s assuming the best price scenario with sales and coupons.
I didn’t even include in my $150 savings the stuff that I wouldn’t have bought if it wasn’t free or almost-free at CVS: things like deodorant, cotton swabs, cookies, and more. I’m now finding a use for these items, giving them away to friends and family, or donating them to a good cause. And I just have one thing to say …
I love The Drugstore Game!
Things have changed a lot in the last four years. Gift card offers for prescriptions are a lot rarer than they used to be, and there are far fewer free-after-rewards deal at all of the drugstores. I can’t remember the last time I got free toilet paper. You can definitely still save a lot of money by waiting for sales, using coupons, and rolling rewards (I got free contact solution and cheap sunscreen at Walgreens last week) – but it’s not as easy as it used to be!