I’m a bargain hunter – I got $43 worth of housewares for just $2 at CVS, plus an extra $15 in reward money

THIS bargain hunter used a variety of coupon methods and cashback options to get several household essentials for just $2.00 at CVS.

They recently took to social media to reveal the amazing shopping trip – which had a final cost of about $43.00 before the discounts.


Deals guru Amy (@amywaytosave) showed viewers on TikTok that CVS offers several coupon methods that can save them big bucksCredit: TikTok
Amy was able to get two Febreze spray bottles among several other household items for just $2.58


Amy was able to get two Febreze spray bottles among several other household items for just $2.58Credit: TikTok

Deals and sales fanatic Amy (@amywaytosave) took viewers through her process in a video on TikTok, using specific terminology for certain savings methods.

Some of this terminology includes CRT (Cash Register Tape), ECB (Extra Care Buck), EXP (Expires), and MFR (Manufacturer Coupon), which are different types of discounts that CVS offers to customers, per The Krazy Coupon Lady.

CVS sent me another $8 off [of] $40 CRT, so I’m back in the store,” Amy explained at the start of the clip.

She then headed straight to the shelves for maximum savings items for the CRT and other coupons.

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toilet paper

“The first deal I do is on Cottonelle,” the influencer said.

Amy noted that CVS was offering the 16-pack mega roll for two for $10.

However, if you spend $15, customers get $5.00 ECB back on the products, making it worth getting three packs.

In total you only spend $15.00.

Tide pods

Then Amy went for a pair of Tide Pods in the laundry detergent section because of another great deal.

CVS offered $5.00 back if you spent $20 on the item, even though a bag of pods cost only $12.99.

Amy grabbed a bag and combined it with a $3.00 digital coupon on her CVS account.

However, to recoup the $5.00 on the $20.00 spent, Amy was able to grab other household items that qualified for the special.

Febreze air fresheners

She did this by grabbing two Febreze Air Freshener Spray bottles.

They were priced at $3.94 each, and Amy explained that she had a $3.30 digital coupon for the items.

Combined with the Tide Pods, the deals guru managed to bring the total to $20.80, just enough for $5.00 cashback.

Not to mention, Amy hasn’t even gotten to the point of getting the original $8.00 off the $40.00 CRT she referenced at the beginning of the TikTok video.

Colgate toothpaste

To get to the right amount to qualify for the $8.00 off $40.00 CRT, Amy decided to stock up on toothpaste.

She picked up two Colgate tubes for $7.98.

“And if you buy two, you get $5.00 Extra Care Buck back,” Amy continued.

In addition, Amy had a $3.00 digital coupon in her CVS account.

In the end, this brought her total to $43.85, qualifying her for the additional $8.00 off.

When applying them all to the checkout screen, viewers could see the price drop drastically as a result of all the deals.

In total, Amy spent just $2.58 on eight articles.

“I used $26 in Extra Care Bucks to pay and had a pre-tax subtotal of 55 cents,” Amy noted.

“And I got back $5.00 in Extra Care Bucks for the Colgate deal, $5.00 in Extra Care Bucks for the Cottonelle deal, and $5.00 in Extra Care Bucks for the PNG deal – along with bonus points on Fetch.”

Based on Amy’s video, CVS offers several effective discount programs and clearance options for customers to save.

For more CVS content, check out The US Sun’s coverage of how the retail chain may be taking laundry off its shelves.

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The US Sun also has the story of how CVS and Walmart are making major retail changes in March.

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