I went to CVS last night and after I left, I looked at my receipt.
Year to Date Savings: $888.84
Spring 2008 Spending: $44.40 (which is pretty close to what my winter spending was too!)
I would like to give a formal thanks to Crystal over at Money Saving Mom for her dedication to helping us "newbies" learn how to play the CVS game.
But let's look at this more closely for just a second. Let's say I've spent a total of $100 so far this year at CVS (which is pretty accurate). That amount includes AT LEAST a dozen packages of diapers. Well, for a dozen packages of diapers, that sounds pretty average - a little over $8/package. But that also includes HUNDREDS of other products - razors, razor cartridges, shampoos, conditioners, toothbrushes, toothpastes, body washes, soaps, lotions, pain meds, diabetes meters, candy, MILK, cleaning products....the list goes on and on.
In addition to all the stuff I have used (namely diapers), I have been able to give away huge lots of personal hygiene items and look at what I have left (and this is not all of it):
Many people ask me, "Why would you buy all that stuff if you don't need it?"
Well, that's easy! "To give it away!"
Since you can actually MAKE money on many items at CVS and can get SO many items for free, why not buy them for someone who could use them?
"But it takes so much time....is it really worth it?"
Well, you tell me! :)
So now I'm curious. For all of you who play "the CVS game", how much have you spent and how much have you saved this year??