Thursday, August 25, 2011

Countdown to Returning to CVS Shopping ~ T-Minus 11 Days

I shared a couple of weeks ago that I was going to take a four week sabbatical from CVS shopping.  I have not gone  since I wrote that post on August 8.  I am counting down the days to my first shop planned for the CVS ad of 9/4--here's hoping for some fun deals.  I usually go on Monday afternoon after most of the truck has been stocked, so I am counting down to September 5.

While I was off I worked hard at building  up my Swag Bucks** balance and I will have a $50 CVS gift card ready to go when I head back from cashing in. I am trying to decide if I want to do a $50 CVS gift card challenge and keep track of how far I can make it go.  I am working on a game plan of starting CVSing fresh with no extra bucks.  I'll post again as the day draws closer, but for now know that I am shopping with you all at heart and strategizing how to jump back in the game!

**Learn how to earn free CVS giftcards from Swag Bucks.


Teresa C said...

Hello :)

I hope you do not have to pass by one everyday. That would be the hardest part for me!!! I sometimes just pop in to scan my I taught a young lady & her grandmother that you should scan your card twice to get even more coupons ;) Well there has not been much for me to jump up & down about the last couple of weeks :/ All the free item coupons that have printed out are always out of stock :'( Thank goodness my CVS excepts expired CVS coupons ;D
Well stick in there :) and what sorts of SWAGBUCKS things are you doing to get the most points?

Cheryl said...

Hi, Teresa. You sound like me talking to other customers on how to save more. I found out you can submit poll ideas for the daily poll at SB and get 100 points if they use it and I had one used last week, a nice amount to get (I have only submitted three and two were this week). I also have focused on the T.V.--keeping it running in a split screen while I work and I can get thru quite a few multitasking like that when I am on the computer a lot. I also have done more offers than I have in the past and watched videos. I mostly am just focusing doing all those things I normally don't take the time for that they offer.

Pat said...

I'll be looking forward to your shopping trips. I always get such inspiration from them!

Wow! A $50 gift card... you may be at it a good long while if you decide to take the Challenge on. :-)

Cheryl said...

That tax can be a killer though, Pat. A couple of years back I could have kept it going almost indefinitely. I also am thinking about getting more grocery items though that will eat it up, too, as they rarely are fantastic deals. I am excited and nervous all at once to get started again.

candice.qpn said...

I think a $50 gift card challenge sounds awesome. Every now and then I take a break from couponing when I start to feel a little burnt out. I always enjoy my break, and find my self more energized when I start up again. :)

Cheryl said...

Candice, I am hoping for just that--to be energized. Hope I haven't forgotten all I knew :-).