How I Got These For $2.50 Each {CVS Curbside Pickup Review}

Usually when we run out of something at our house I try to find a way to make due until my next trip to the grocery store.  Over the years I have found that it’s harder for me to stay within my grocery budget if I’m running to the store frequently.  Not only does it cost me more money, but also more time.  And this mama has no time to spare.

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However, there are a few exceptions to that rule and toilet paper is one of them.  I like getting creative and using what I have on hand, but not when it comes to that!

So when we ran out of toilet paper recently and I wasn’t planning to make a trip to the grocery store for several days, I knew a quick trip to CVS was needed.

Before I go shopping anywhere, I always check the store’s website for any specials they are running or for any coupons they are offering.  I found that they had toilet paper and paper towels on sale with an Extra Care Bucks deal.  (We had also run out of paper towels.)  Just as I was about to leave the site, I noticed that they were offering a coupon code for $10 off your first CVS Curbside Pickup of $15 or more.  Woo hoo!  That meant I could get a package of toilet paper and a package of paper towels for just $2.50 each.

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Here’s the math:

Toilet Paper: $9.99
Paper Towels: $9.99
Less CVS Curbside Pickup Coupon Code: ($10.00)  {I used code CVSCURB2017 expires 3/1/17}
Less Extra Care Bucks Received: ($5.00)
Total: $4.98 or $2.50 each!

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Would I use CVS Curbside Pickup again?

It depends.  There were definitely some pros to using this service and I would use it again in certain circumstances, but because of the cons I would not use it every time I shop at CVS.

Pros:

  • You don’t have to get out of your car.  If you have a sick child, this is a huge plus!
  • They are currently offering a coupon code for $10 off $15 purchase that you can’t use in the store.  The code is CVSCURB2017 and expires 3/1/17.
  • They load your purchases into your car for you.
  • Extra Care Bucks deals are valid on Curbside Pickup purchases.

Cons:

  • You pay for your purchase online and they only accept debit or credit cards.  If you want to pay with cash or a gift card, you cannot use this service.  (I really hope they change this because I often have CVS gift cards that I earn through Swagbucks.)
  • You cannot use manufacturer’s coupons, only Extra Care Deals you have loaded on your CVS card.
  • You need a smartphone to use this service.  You receive a text when your order is ready and when you arrive at the store, you send a text to let them know you are there.

Final thoughts:

If your local CVS offers this service and they are offering the $10 off $15 purchase coupon code, I encourage you to try it out.  You could score some great savings if you pair it with an Extra Care Bucks deal like I did.

If I ever need milk, diapers, or over the counter medicine and I have a sick child, then I can see myself using this service, but for my regular shopping trips I’ll head into the store to use manufacture’s coupons and gift cards.

Have you tried CVS Curbside Pickup?  What was your experience?

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