Ok so to start off you need to get a CVS card! Walgreens doesnt have a card as of yet so they just set limits on how much you can buy in one transaction. CVS only has Extra bucks as their program but the Extra Bucks that print off are like cash! So NEVER throw these away!!
When getting started at CVS you want to look at their monthly ad and their weekly ad. The monthly ad pretty much always has something free after ECBs each month. This month is CVS Childrens chewable asprin, Ear rinse, and Extreme Energy shots. Yea they sound boring but if you dont really need them then donate them but they help you ad to your ECBs. Most of the time you can find coupons for the item which make them money makers but this month thats not the case. Southernsavers.com will always give you good starter plans for first timers.
I set this plan up for one of Dariens colleague's.
1 Gilette Fusion Gamer 7.99
2 Gilette shampoo 4.99
2 Colgate toothpaste bogo 1.99
=19.96 before coupons
I am giving him a few coupons but a few of these came out last week.
-$4 fusion P&G (Proctor and Gamble) came out 2/8
- 2 $2 off Gilette shampoo or last week was $2 off any 2 which isnt as good but it works
- 2 $1 off Colgate SS 2/1 (SS is Smart source)
OOP = 9.96 or 11.96 if you have the $2 off 2 coupon
you will get back $4 from the razor and $8 for the Gilette
Then your goal is to roll these each time you go in! The ECB's are good for a month so if you have to skip a week because you cant find a good deal then you can! :) You really want to stockpile this stuff thats on sale so that you dont have to go back in and buy something when its not on sale just because you are out. Also if you are lucky you will get print off coupons like $5 off $20 or $10 off $50, I never get these except every once in awhile through my email address but my MIL gets them all the time! It really just varies from person to person and what store you normally go to. My store is a high volume 24 hour store so I dont get them as often.