There’s no surprise that the phrase “self-care” pops up quite a bit around the holiday season. We all tend to get overwhelmed, frustrated and stressed when trying to create the best holiday experience ever. Isn’t it ironic? The thing about self-care is we can easily put it on the back burner, especially when we have so much more to do. We see it as difficult and unnecessary, but there is an easy way to make sure you are practicing self-care. The secret is CVS.
OK, I know what you are thinking. “How is CVS going to help me with self-care? I don’t need cotton swabs, I need relaxation!” I hear you, my friend. But, here’s the thing about CVS and the CVS ExtraCare Rewards program: they know things.
As members of the CVS ExtraCare Rewards program, you’re given special savings that pertain to your buying history. They also have this amazing way of offering you deals on items that pertain to your self-care. For example, my self-care involves long showers and baths. I feel so refreshed when I can attain one, or both, of these. Add in a cup of tea after, and I’m in heaven. I decided to visit CVS on a day when I needed a pick-me-up, and I scanned my card at what I lovingly call “the big read machine.”
Want to know what printed, just for me? A special deal on my favorite shower soap. That favorite shower gel was also on sale that week, which made my heart sing. A sign? Maybe. Then, I decided to keep going. I took this opportunity to plan a relaxing evening for myself. One robe, lavender epsom salts, Essence of Beauty luxury items, and a few chocolate bars later, I was ready for relaxation.
The best part about this experience is that it didn’t take up a ton of my budget. Being dedicated to treating ourselves, but adding on even more stress with a large bill is not worth it. CVS ExtraCare Rewards gave me a chance to stop and take care of me, and that was a pleasant surprise during the busy holiday season.