Make $5 Go Further at CVS and Walgreens
Have you discovered the wonderful world of drugstores? Believe it or not, some of the best deals on health and beauty products, household items, and even groceries can be found by shopping at your local drugstore.
Two of my favorites are CVS and Walgreens. While at first glance their everyday prices may seem high compared to the big-box retailers, a closer look will reveal some major savings.
Each week on my site, Keeping the Kingdom First, I pose a challenge to my readers: “How far can you stretch $5 at CVS and Walgreens?” Known as The CVS (and more recently) The Walgreens $5 Challenge, I share up to three simple scenarios for making a purchase with coupons totaling $5 or less.
The items vary each week depending on the sales, however the value of the purchase typically exceeds $5 by 100 percent or more. CVS offers a lucrative loyalty program known as Extra Care Bucks, which are tied to a loyalty card. Walgreens has a similar program known as Register Rewards, with no loyalty card needed. Both Extra Care Bucks and Register Rewards are “earned” by purchasing specific items, and can be spent on future purchases just like cash.
While this system may sound complicated, I am here to simplify it for readers like you. The $5 Challenge is dedicated to teaching newbies the ropes of the drugstore game. It provides step-by-step instructions complete with coupon matchups to help even the most novice of couponers.
If you have ever wanted to learn how to save big at CVS or Walgreens without making a large initial investment, stop by Keeping the Kingdom First each week. All you need is your coupons, $5 and an open mind!