I live in a small city where I walk to work and seldom use my car. Between my home and work is a CVS, so I often stop in to pick up whatever I might need. It’s much more convenient than driving to Target in a neighboring town.
Almost every time I shop, my receipt ends with various coupons because I scan in my ExtraCare card (the store rewards card). Often they are for things I don’t want or won’t purchase. Recently, however, I received the following coupon for $3 off any CVS brand hand or body lotion.
I had the sneaking suspicion that I might be able to use this coupon to my absolute advantage. I went to the lotion section of CVS and scanned through the various brands, which CVS mimics with their generic version.
Since there were no coupon restrictions on size or price, I was looking for a lotion that was less than $3. I found it in a “similar to” Vaseline product, the Total Moisture Dry Skin Lotion.
So, to make a long story short, I got a 10oz lotion for completely FREE!
I was completely ecstatic to have my first couponing win. I resisted the urge to shop around CVS on that trip and didn’t even have to pay tax on the lotion. YAY!