It’s Savings Saturday again. What a great day to talk about my favorite way to save – extrabucks from CVS.

Extrabuck rewards print out at the bottom of your cash register receipt. You can also print out any extrabucks you might accumulate by signing in to your CVS account online. You can use these like you would use cash at CVS.

Keep in mind that you do have to have a CVS card to earn extrabucks and this ties in with yesterdays post. If you missed that you may want to go back and take a look at all of the savings you can reap from rewards cards.

If you have a CVS in your neighborhood I extremely recommend you learn all you can about this savings opportunity. This fits in with being healthful too, as many times extrabuck rewards are given for purchasing vitamins and supplements. Please remember to discuss any new supplements with your doctor as some can interfere with medications or conditions that you may have.

Grab your CVS flyer tomorrow and start scanning the pages for extrabuck rewards. When you see one, and it doesn’t matter if you use the product or not, make a note of it and see if you have a manufacturer or store coupon for that item. If you do have one or can locate a coupon to use with that product add it to your list.

The idea is to purchase the item as cheaply as possible while earning extrabuck rewards to use for future purchases. Often you can “make money” this way to use towards those future purchases. Occasionally you will see that you can purchase an item and get the full purchase price back in extrabucks. If you use extrabucks to make the purchase in the first place, have a manufacturer coupon to use for the product, and get the full purchase price back in extrabucks, you can see how this can be profitable to you. Even if you don’t use the product, you can donate it. You can also do this to purchase products you might not need now but will definitely need in the future, like toothpaste. You will be getting it essentially free and you will never have to pay full price again.

The key is to rollover your extrabucks for future purchases so that you have to use the least amount of cash possible, and hopefully none of your own cash.

You do have to spend some of your own money to get started, and to be brutally honest I do not find something to buy each and every week. The plus is that your extrabucks don’t expire for several weeks. Check the date at the bottom and organize them by date.

I have had to occasionally use all of my extrabucks to purchase something I needed and did not have any left to rollover. The good part about that – I didn’t have to use my own money to buy that thing that I needed. I did have to “start over” again, but it was nice to have the extrabucks available to use when I was short on cash.

Try it out and see how it works for you.

That wraps up my Savings Saturday series. I hope it was as helpful and informative as I intended it to be. Now let’s see what we can get into next week.

Have a frugal and healthful weekend.

How do you save while also being concerned with healthful choices?

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