We’ve been members of CarePass from CVS for about 6 months. It’s awesome!
Try CarePass for FREE for one month then enjoy your member benefits for only $5 a month or $48 a year – a $12 savings.
CarePass is perfect for us frugal peeps. Here are just a few of the perks of CarePass:
- Enjoy a $10 monthly promo reward as a thank you.
- 20% off CVS Health Brand and Live Better Products every day with your CarePass Membership.
- Receive a monthly promo reward to spend on something just for you.
I love that I get $10 in free Extra Care Bucks each month. I combine them with other in-app coupons (the CVS app is amazing) and deals where you earn Extra Care Bucks to keep saving. And the 20% off CVS Health Brand and Live Better Products comes in handy when I need OTC health stuff- Like the topical heat patches, those have been a lifesaver for my tendonitis pain.
And you can combine savings from paper coupons, the CVS app, and CarePass Extra Care Bucks to save tons of money. I used our CarePass Extra Care Bucks from November and December of 2021 to help buy stocking stuffers. I also took advantage of store coupons (in the CVS app) and deals and ended up only spending $30 out of pocket to fill 3 stockings.
I’m not a die-hard CVS shopper, but, I do take advantage of deals when they pop up. I follow couponers on TikTok and Instagram to keep up with the deals.
To get started, Create a CVS account and try CarePass for FREE for one month here.
Saving money is my bag. It’s what I’m good at, and I’ve made a name for myself as the resident frugalista in many of my friend circles.
A lot of people want to save money as one of their New Years Resolutions, and with the price of everything going up (thanks to inflation and the global pandemic), it’s becoming more important for people to learn and use some frugality skills.
So let’s get started on saving you some money at the grocery store and other places as well. Since I’ve been writing about these topics since 2016 on various blogs, I have tons of great posts that will be linked to throughout this post.
Start by making a list of what you already have at home. I use inventory sheets that I made on Canva. I have one for the Pantry, one for the fridge, and one for the freezer. They live in plastic page protectors, and I update them when I am cooking (or afterward). It makes seeing what we’ve got on hand a breeze.
- Shop sales- Buy and eat what is in season. This doesn’t only mean produce. Various items are on sale during the year, usually to correspond with holidays. My list of sales cycles can be seen here.
- Buy in bulk if you are able.
- Utilize Store apps to save money- CVS, Walgreens, Target, Vons, Ralphs, Food4less, Sprouts, etc.) all have apps with digital coupons and savings. With a few clicks, you’ll be saving money without clipping coupons! This tip is a great way to save on cleaning supplies, health and beauty aids, and OTC meds.
- Utilize cash back apps. My list of favorites can be found here.
- Take advantage of local farms and CSA’s. I love Yasukochi Farms CSA. They are a local farm and have great produce boxes.
Right now they are having a New Years Sale! Choose either a 1-month regular box subscription for $88, or a 1-month jumbo box subscription for $120. To learn more or order, check out their website.
For less than $30 a week, we get a big box of produce delivered to our door. It helps us stay on budget and eat healthy!
Basically, it boils down to being organized, which can be hard. Choosing 1 or 2 of the above to get started and adding them to your routine until they become second nature, and then adding in 1 or 2 more, and so on and so on.
Three weeks until Mother’s Day, and there is still time to make a fun, frugal photo gift for the mom (or grandma) in your life.
Ya’ll know how much I love photo gifts- They are perfect for our family that lives all over the country. We don’t see them much in person, except for the weekly FaceTime chats, so photo gifts are a great way to stay connected.
If you want to send a photo in a frame, Free 8×10 Photo Print at CVS (chose the pick up at the local store to save on shipping costs). You can score a great frame at Michael’s or Joann’s with one of their coupons- which are plentiful online and in their apps.
York Photo is offering a 5×7 Softcover Book for FREE from York Photo (just pay shipping- which starts at $4). I love these type of photo books because they are the best size for grandmothers to stick in their purses and pull out to show all their friends. Use Promo Code: Soft5x7 at checkout!
If the mom/grandma in your life is more of a mug person, York Photo is offering a Free 11oz. Ceramic Mug. (just pay shipping- which starts at $6). Use Use Promo Code: FBHOT at checkout!
Canvas People has a great deal: Receive your FREE 11×14 Custom Canvas or get 65% off any other size Canvas from CanvasPeople, just pay shipping.
Order your FREE 11×14 Custom Canvas from Easy Canvas Prints, just pay shipping.