The key to creating your Drugstore Haul is in how you do your shopping! That’s right, you have to plan your purchase and stay organized and if you do – great things will come your way (like free and really cheap products)!!
Creating shopping scenarios for the weekly ads from drugstores like CVS, Walgreens and Rite Aid works basically the same at all three of these stores. The most important tip for really working up the perfect scenario is to plan on making multiple transactions. When I create my shopping scenarios – it always starts with considering what Rewards I have from the previous week (Extra Care Buck, Register Rewards and/or +Up Rewards). I then use that as my “money” adding items to my scenario that will produce “NEW” Rewards – once my total is at even or slightly over that equals a transaction.
Take a look at this video and watch as I take my $10 in Extra Care Bucks and score 11 more items for just over $5 (and SAVE OVER $60). It’s a 2-Transaction Scenario that also ends with me having $10 in ECBs to “Roll” into next week’s shopping!
Top Tips for Making Shopping Scenarios (in the store):
- Make up to 3 transactions in one visit (I don’t recommend more than this – you don’t want to be a pain)
- You can use ECB’s from one transaction to immediately pay for the next.
- If a line forms, do one transaction and then get in line again (also gives you time to re-organize for next transaction)
- Be nice to the cashier – a little kindness goes a long way :)