It’s the day before Thanksgiving which means the countdown is on to some of the biggest sales of the entire year. And while most people don’t automatically think about heading to Rite-Aid, CVS, or Walgreens when they think about shopping on Black Friday, the fact is that all three drugstores feature some pretty exciting sales, at least exciting for those of us who love shopping with coupons.
I’ve been wanting to do a more in-depth post about how to make drugstore transaction scenarios for a long time, so I figured what better week to do it than Black Friday week? CVS especially has a ton of fun freebies and money makers in their ad, and it is a week you won’t want to miss! And just because I know you love ‘em, I made you a little video to help explain the process.
Here are the steps I follow for creating my drugstore scenarios:
1. Print out my list using the printable shopping list tool at www.SavingWellSpendingLess.com
2. Gather all the coupons for each item on my list & eliminate items if necessary.
3. Highlight all the items that will be moneymakers after coupons and drugstore rewards.
4. Figure out the best, most profitable items first
5. Make your first transaction using the best moneymakers
6. Continue working out transactions, going in order of money makers, then freebies, then the rest.
After spending so much time on your scenarios, you will want to make sure you get to the store as early as possible in order to make sure all the items are still available. Check with your local store to find out for sure what time the ad will go live. Finally, I will be highlighting the results from my CVS Black Friday shopping trip on Friday afternoon over at SWSL. You will be able to find the shopping results here:
To create your own scenarios, find the SWSL Black Friday Drugstore lists here:
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Have a Very Happy Thanksgiving!
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