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Unexpected CVS trip tonight

June 21st, 2008 at 02:43 am

I had to go out and buy a birthday gift for a party my daughter is going to tomorrow - of course she tells me this tonight.

Anyway, she has been driving my husband and I bonkers sniffling for the last couple weeks. Tonight in the car on the way to the toy store I hit the end of my sniffle patience. So we stopped by CVS to pick up some allergy medicine for her, and I figured I'd attempt to locate the elusive CrossAction toothbrushes my husband so dearly loves and which are FREE after ECB this month.

Well, I looked through all the toothbrushes and there were none - again - so I went up to the counter to pay and decided to ask about the rain check they had given me previously. The raincheck had the sale price listed but no mention of the ECB so I wanted to get it straightened out since I have looked in 4 different CVS stores and no one seems to have any. The clerk was so friendly and helpful! She says, "I know someone just bought those so I think we may have just gotten them in. Let me go look for you". She brought back 2 packages for me just the type I wanted (by the way, a little dental hygiene advice here, always buy SOFT bristles). Plus, she fixed my rain check so that it says I can get them for FREE next time. WooHoo!

I was so excited that when my daughter asked for a disposable camera that was on sale for $5 I totally caved and bought it for her. *LOL* I am also trying to cultivate the creative side of her normally very analytical mind, so I figured it could be a good thing for her.

Here are my purchases today:
2 2-pk Vitalizer TB
1 CVS brand allergy syrup
1 27 exposure camera
2 bottles of Coke (my husband's addiction)

I redeemed $12.99 ECB, and the Coke is BOGOF this week. Total oop $16.03, and received $13.98 in net cost of $2.05. Not too shabby for a newbie CVSer.

I am really enjoying my new hobby! Smile

3 Responses to “Unexpected CVS trip tonight”

  1. gamecock43 Says:

    Why soft bristles? my dentist told me that years ago too, but i dont get it. I would think the hard bristles would be good at really ridding tough plaque and all.

  2. klbb90 Says:

    Little by little I am fine tuning my CVS game. Here's a tip I just figured out. Check with your local CVS to see when they get their stock truck in. Mine is Tuesday nite (yup, once a week), so I go on Wednesday to look for specials and fill rainchecks. Hope this helps.

  3. MariRDH Says:

    Awesome tip! Thanks so much for sharing. I will definitely have to find this out. I hate going a bazillion times and all the deals being gone.

    The medium and hard bristles are too abrasive. Many people brush too hard as it is and if you are using anything harder than soft bristles you will brush away your gums causing recession (exposing the roots) which can make your teeth extremely sensitive. Soft bristles with a light touch. I tell my patients, "gentle but thorough", you want to be gentle but you want to make sure you are not missing any spots either so be sure to spend the minimum 2 minutes and brush all tooth surfaces. If you feel the soft bristles aren't getting your teeth clean (which you may if you switch from a harder bristle to a soft), I advise brushing your entire mouth with a dry toothbrush (no toothpaste), then putting a little pea-sized amount of toothpaste on and go around again to get that fresh taste. The bristles are what clean your teeth, not the toothpaste anyway.

    I think I will add this topic to my Healthy Mouth = Health Body blog! Smile

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