Reader Diana, who snagged an almost too-good-to-be-true deal on CVS gift cards while getting a flu shot last month, wrote me about how she spent the money.
Thought I’d share how I decided to spend all those “free” gift cards at CVS.
My dad wants a new shaver for Christmas. CVS had the one he wants for $99.99. An on-line promotion would have given me a $20 discount. But CVS doesn’t allow the use of gift cards on-line. So I went to the store and asked the manager if he would honor the $20 discount in the store. He agreed. When he rang up the purchase, I used the two $29.95 gift cards and one $25 gift card. My out-of-pocket cash came to 1.69. Not bad for a hundred dollar gift!
That’s a hard deal to top, Diana! I’m pretty sure CVS.com accepts gift cards, however. You generally add in the code on the back of the card while you are checking out. I’m glad you talked to a store manager and negotiated the deal you had your eye on!