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I Earned $10 This Week During My CVS Run (But Made A BIG Mistake)

I did insanely well this weekend at CVS, but later realized it was because I made a mistake. I accidentally misread the circular and CONVINCED one of the CVS reps that I was supposed to receive an extra $10 in ERB. BUT I WAS WRONG.

I feel bad – but it wasn’t intentional.

Look at the front cover of CVS.  It says spend $30 and get $10 ERB from any of “these” products. Well, I read that as everything on the front page because Oral B and Crest are both P&G brands. So I worked it out that I spent $30 from the front page and expected to get the $10 back PLUS $6 back (for buying 2 oral b brushes) PLUS $3.29 twice (for buying 2 mouthwashes) back. It didn’t come up that way, I fought the guy and he gave me the $10 anyway.

When I got home, I noticed that there was something wrong with the mouthwash and returned them and THAT’S when I saw I completely fudged. EEK!

In the end – If I include the mistake – I bought $43 worth of product and paid out of my pocket $5.83 and then received $16 back.

Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.


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