How to Get a Jump on The Holidays

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Here's a smart way to get a jump on the holidays this year, by using a special promotion at CVS/pharmacy.

CVS holiday disclosure

Yes, people. The holidays are coming. so we need to get with it! I admit that I really love this time of year, and I don’t really mind seeing the holiday decor and gifts in stores around October. It reminds me about our family game plan of getting ahead of the game when it comes to holiday shopping. Each year, our family works on attaining gifts, at a great price, to get a jump on the holidays.

This year, with a newborn who loves to snuggle, and two kids that appreciate a mom who isn’t frazzled over buying gifts, I’m taking on challenge of being proactive seriously. With the current CVS/pharmacy gift card promotion, I can shop for household essentials on my list, while earning gift cards that I can use for stocking stuffers. We have a few family members that would love to have a gift card for Macy’s or iTunes in their stocking.

Want to learn more about the CVS/pharmacy gift card promotion? Check out this video. You may recognize a certain someone:

Our plan is to check out a few of the CVS stores in our neighborhood for the select items that are part of the promotion, and use the gift cards as a thank you gift for our daughter’s preschool teacher, our mail carrier, and others. The items that we buy from CVS will be wrapped up for Christmas gifts, as well. We’ll have most of our list done within a few days. When we say we want to get a jump on the holidays, we really mean it!

Here's a smart way to get a jump on the holidays this year, by using a special promotion at CVS/pharmacy.

Don’t forget to stop by the Extra Care coupon center when you visit the store! You have to love that CVS/pharmacy creates coupons and special offers that work just for you. I can even conveniently store email offers and savings from, myWeekly ad, and the CVS mobile app on my ExtraCare card. They make it so easy to save.

Are you a CVS/Pharmacy shopper? Do you use your local CVS/pharmacy to help you get a jump on the holidays?


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  1. 11.5.14

    I have not in the past but may have to look into it more!

  2. 11.5.14

    I love that CVS has gift areas for shopping – so great for last minute gifts!

    • 11.10.14
      Amiyrah said:

      Yes Barb! I love that they are affordable, so we have the option of buying them now if we want. It’s so great to get a few names crossed off the list as early as possible.

  3. 11.5.14
    Gina B said:

    Never thought about CVS for the holidays until I went to this week’s MomMixer event! They sure have wonderful items, like that great remote control helicopter for my husband. Nice!

    • 11.10.14
      Amiyrah said:

      I saw that too, Gina! My husband and son love remote control cars and helicopters, so they JUST may get that for the holidays. Don’t tell! lol

  4. 11.6.14
    Stacey said:

    I agree with Gina. I never thought about CVS for the holidays until I went to the MomMixer event last weekend! The CVS truffles and dark chocolate bars were divine.

    • 11.10.14
      Amiyrah said:

      Their edible items are so good! The CVS Abound line is too good. I log that I could put together a holiday basket of delicacies from there, pop in a gift card, and I’ll have an awesome gift to give to a family member.

  5. 11.6.14
    Melinda said:

    i just saw their gift card selection and it’s so much better than other stores

    • 11.10.14
      Amiyrah said:

      Yes! I was so excited to see that Macy’s was included, as well as the CVS gift card. Both of those will be great gifts to give a few family members this year.

  6. 11.7.14
    Estelle said:

    I love CVS. I plan to go there and get some gift cards for the Holidays.

    • 11.10.14
      Amiyrah said:

      CVS is always my go-to pharmacy, especially when they have deals like this. I hope you get tons of gift cards, Estelle!

  7. 11.19.14

    GREAT post Amiyrah! I love that you can get $10 GC for spending only $30! That’s a great deal.

    • 11.19.14
      Amiyrah said:

      It really is, Cindy! I’m so excited about it.

  8. 11.19.14

    I love this gift card promo! CVS is my go-to pharmacy but I haven’t done too much Christmas shopping there in the past. I may have to change that now! Thanks for the tips Amiyrah.

    • 11.19.14
      Amiyrah said:

      Thanks for commenting, Tricia! CVS is my secret place for really great gifts especially when you shop early. We’ve found some really awesome items there each year.