The Drugstore Game

Want to learn how to coupon like a pro at CVS, Walgreens, and Rite Aid? Drugstore shopping is the easiest way to save thousands with coupons. Use my weekly custom shopping lists and save 80% or more!

What are the Benefits of Drugstore Shopping?

Before Wes was laid off, I had no coupon love.  Coupons were the pretty papers that I threw away with the newspaper.  They overwhelmed me and I figured that they were only for the expensive items that I didn’t need anyway.

Then I was introduced to the drugstore game.  I had no idea that there was a world of savings that a) would provide me continually with nearly free items every week and b) I could easily master since most of the planning is already done for me!  In fact, I now have a 20 minute couponing system that still saves me thousands of dollars per year in health, beauty, personal care and other products.

Important Note:  You will not learn drugstore shopping overnight.  It may take a few months until you feel like you have a good understanding of the best methods and practices at each store.  I always recommend starting with one store and moving on to the next once you have a good grasp of things.  If you are like me, you may feel like you need to learn how to make this all work NOW.  Give yourself some grace and know that you’ll be a pro in no time.

If you’d like to join the game, I’m going to give you the simplest tutorial I know and then leave it up to you to bring on the questions!

DRUGSTORE SHOPPING 101 –

How to Save Thousands of Dollars Each Year in a Few Simple Steps:

Here’s what you need to do to get started:

  1. Start saving your Sunday coupons.  For tips on how to organize them, go here.
  2. Plan your shopping trip in advance with my handy custom shopping list tools.
  3. Learn the art of stockpiling.  The way to get the best deals is to buy what you need when you don’t need it.
  4. You will spend the least amount of money by rolling over the rewards you earn from one purchase onto the next.
  5. Stick to only the best deals.  You’ll soon discover that deals have a regular cycle. Sometimes what seems like a good deal will return at an even better price.

I recommend starting with one store.  As you feel like you are getting the hang of it, you can move onto the next!

Here are my tutorials for specific stores:

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Shelli Wilson April 20, 2009 at 10:35 am

Hey Cousin!
Thanks for doing this. I know I will have a lot of questions as soon as I read through your whole website! I am so glad you are going to go step by step. As an ADD person, cutting coupons and storing them seems like a huge task that just overwhelms me, but this will help get over that feeling (hopefully) and help me be wise with what God has given us. Thanks again
PS- sorry we don’t have a CVS here in Ames – that bites

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Heather March 20, 2014 at 4:40 pm

I just wanted to say thank you! I have been researching how to coupon effectively and efficiently for over a month now and have found some sites but none that spell it out as clearly as yours. Wish I would have found you sooner but so glad I did. I too have started out just couponing at CVS and saved a lot of money already.
Thanks again for the nice, easy to read site.
Good job!
Heather

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Kaley March 20, 2014 at 5:11 pm

So glad to hear that, Heather. Couponing at CVS is my favorite, so I’m glad to help!

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