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Sunday, October 3, 2010

How I play the Drugstore Game

Every Sunday morning I make the rounds - maybe an 8 mile trip in all - to the three chains near us: CVS, Walgreens and Rite Aid. The game is to use the rewards they give me to spend as little as possible each week, while earning more rewards to use the next week!!

Here's the list of what I bought/paid and what I left with rewards wise:


2 boxes of movie candy (D and I are using our PopTarts freebie movie tix today!) 99c each

1 marshmallow pop for D 99 cents

4 Revlon nail polishes $3.99 each

Double AJC papers - $3

Used 4 Revlon $1 off coupons
1 CVS store coupon for $7 off $15 Revlon purchase
used $5, 99 cents, $2 & $2 Extra Care Bucks from previous weeks
paid $1.04 out of pocket, received $1 ECB for using my own bag & scanning my green tag, and $12 ECB for the nail polish ($3 ECB for each one) So now I have $13 to spend next week for free!

Walgreen's -
3 Nivea Lipglosses - $1 each
1 EOS lip balm $3
4 small boxes Pepperidge Farm milano cookies 99 cents each (perfect for the kids lunches!)

used 4 60 cent Pepperidge Farm coupons
used 3 $1 off Nivea coupons

Paid $5, got $3 Register Rewards for the EOS balm. (I can use this RR at Publix as a competitor's coupon!)

Rite Aid

2 Glade cinnamon apple candles $2.50 each
2 bags Mellowcream pumpkins for my mantle jar $1 each

used 2 B1G1 glade candle coupons, which made both candles totally FREE!

paid $2.34, got $1 UP rewards for the candles - can use on my next visit

so I spent less than $9 for ALL THAT STUFF! LOVE playing the drugstore game!

I'll try to take a pic soon - can't find my camera charger right now!


  1. I can't seem to get the hang of couponing... that is amazing!

    There is an award for you at my blog (I heart your puking pumpkin!)


  2. you go girl! do you do the grocery game?

  3. Thanks!! No, I don't use it. A couple years ago, I did the free trial on the grocery game, but discovered that is basically the same thing except it is for free!! I make my lists from SS store sales on Saturday night, pull my coupons out Sunday morning, and get to the stores early, by 8 am usually! Awesome way to start the day! : )


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