So I really like shopping at CVS. It used to be Walgreens, but their couponing and the way they’ve applied them is a little bit more tedious. So I do a lot of my couponing at CVS. Plus I score free extra bucks each week, so I take advantage of that extra $4 that they send to me.
Except this time I wanted to try the online service. I have done it before where I just bought something that would use up the $4 reward, but I wanted to see how the process would work with extra bucks.
This was my shopping list for today.
Buy 2 U by Kotex Liners, 18 ct, $1.89 reg. price
Buy 5 = $7.55
Use $3 off $6 KOTEX ON APP COUPON (for pick up only)
=Pay $4.55, get $2 back ($0.51 each)
*$0.42 each if you get 2 only
Buy 2 Suave or Suave Men Body Wash, 15 oz, $2.49 reg. price
= Pay $3.28, get $3ECBS ($0.14 each)
Buy 2 Maybelline Fit Me Blush, $5.99 reg. price
Buy 1 Scunci 12 Ct. $0.00
FREE SEPTEMEBER BEAUTY AWARD COUPON
Now I have these coupons on my cart, so you may not have these coupons on your cart, but you can still save a lot if you calculate it. Now I did use some of my extra bucks from last week, so my out of pocket (OOP) was less than $8.
I noticed that my extra bucks did not appear onto my card after purchase. Even when I picked up the items and it was scanned that it was already picked up, it took a while for the extra bucks to populate. So, if you were thinking of using extra bucks after you’ve picked up an item and buy something in store, you may have a problem. I did call customer service and asked about the process and they said that it could take up to 24 hours for the extra bucks to appear. I also noticed that I got the wrong Suave. The online store did not identify which suave participated in the $3 extra bucks reward. I was hoping they would just credit me the $3 extra bucks for the inconvenience, but the lady said I would have to go back to the store and return the item and purchased the right one instead. Also, since it was so much cheaper online, I went and ordered the item online for me to pick up. Got the men SUAVE BODY wash.
My items were neatly packaged in a brown bag. I appreciated how neat it looked and how well they were able to find my order. I like the convenience of ordering online and picking the products up versus having the items shipped. But I value my extra bucks, and I think I would rather go in-store to make sure I picked the right item and if I have a question that I would talk to a live person instead. Because any issues I had online for ordering my products through the website or through the app, I had to call customer service or send them a message online. I didn’t like that. It wasn’t convenient and that meant I would have had to go back to the store the second time around just to get the right product.
So, in conclusion I’m on only going to order products online if I need to pick up something without worrying about extra bucks. But if I want to make sure I get my mullah in return for getting the right products, I’m going in store. Who wants to go with me?!