CVS Deals for Week of 7/18/2010

I’ve heard via email and in person from a couple of you who braved CVS shopping for the first time this week! Hooray!!! I’m so excited for you! Isn’t it crazy how you can basically get paid to shop there, if you know what you’re doing? My husband always teases me that I’m going to get arrested for shoplifting, if I’m not careful.

I ran quickly Motzei Shabbat to pick up some of the Chex mix that was on sale for $1 this week. I planned to use my $.55 off coupon, but CVS was sold out. So, I asked for a rain check. If you didn’t know that you can do that, listen up: Rain checks are a great way to keep the deal alive, even if the store is already sold out of a particular item.

CVS will honor the advertised sale price and in most cases, they will even honor the ECBs (although I’ve had a few instances where this wasn’t the case.) If the store runs out of items that are on 2-day or 3-day sales, they won’t give you a rain check. In theory. You might happen upon a nice check-out person, though, so it’s always worth it to ask! So, the next time you are deal shopping at CVS, Walgreens, Target or even your local grocery store, don’t forget to ask for a rain check if they are sold out of the item you want!

Without further adieu, I wanted to give you a link to this week’s CVS deals. I could put the deals together for you, but I figure that’s really reinventing the wheel. There are thirty bajillion websites out there already doing the deals, but one of my favorite sources is The Thrifty Mama. Head on over to her if you want to see how to roll your ECBs from this week. (If you have no clue what I’m talking about, please feel free to check out my How to Shop at CVS primer, where I explain ECBs, rolling deals and more!) I don’t know about you, but I’m all over those free-after-ECB pretzel M&Ms. Have you tried them yet? They are gooood!

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