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How CVS ExtraCare Can Help Achieve Financial Health

by TerriAnn
Health | Parenting | It’s so important that moms take out time to care for themselves. Find out how financial health plays a part and how CVS ExtraCare helps.


For the past two months I have really been focusing on trying to take better care of myself. It’s so easy to let myself go when there’s a household to support, a family to care for, and a home business to run. However, the aftereffects of that aren’t worth it. I get easily worn down, have low self-esteem, and the damage can escalate to some not-so-nice panic attacks and emotional breakdowns. I’ve been trying to eat better, drink more water, and to build personal confidence by doing my makeup and nails more often. These really helped…at first.

It turns out that, while those bits are important, I was avoiding the root of the problem—stress. I’m working day and night these days, leaving almost no downtime to recuperate. In an effort to lighten this burden, I’ve been trying to cut down our overall costs so we can live on less and, therefore, won’t have as many expenses to pay for. Fortunately, when it comes to the hefty price of daily toiletries, pharmaceutical items, and small groceries, we have a bit of help.

Finding Financial Health with CVS ExtraCare

Health | Parenting | It’s so important that moms take out time to care for themselves. Find out how financial health plays a part and how CVS ExtraCare helps.

I have been loving the CVS ExtraCare savings and rewards program. Products I use are almost always on sale for either instant savings or to accrue ExtraBucks for later use. I’m especially keen on the coupons that arrive via email for discounts like 25% off and $6 off $30, etc. Below is just a sampling of the goodness that hit my inbox last month.

Health | Parenting | It’s so important that moms take out time to care for themselves. Find out how financial health plays a part and how CVS ExtraCare helps.

There’s an App for That + Coupons When You Need Them

The best part? No coupon clipping! Everything can be added directly to my card so price adjustments come off automatically when my card is scanned at the store. You can link your card and online account, then access it all via the free iOS or Android app.

Health | Parenting | It’s so important that moms take out time to care for themselves. Find out how financial health plays a part and how CVS ExtraCare helps.

Sometimes I’m in a pinch and need to pick up some supplies up on the fly. If I don’t have time to load any deals to my card, I can just visit the Coupon Center kiosk at any CVS store. I only have to scan my card and any applicable coupons will print right out. The lady that visited the kiosk after me hit the coupon mother load! I took this photo after the first round printed but it just kept going!

Health | Parenting | It’s so important that moms take out time to care for themselves. Find out how financial health plays a part and how CVS ExtraCare helps.

Also, make sure you add your phone number to your account. My iPhone 6 Plus is too big to put in the scanner area (I tried using all types of angles) so I have to use my phone number to pull up my information.

Health | Parenting | It’s so important that moms take out time to care for themselves. Find out how financial health plays a part and how CVS ExtraCare helps.

Finding My “Mom” Healthy with CVS

Though rearranging priorities to take time out for myself is not easy, I appreciated this #FindYourHealthy challenge from CVS. I’ve been a wife for 15 years, and a mother for 14 of those. The habit of putting their needs before my own is tough to even break a little bit. However, especially over the past couple of months, I have seen firsthand the dramatic difference it makes on our family when I’m the happy wife/mom versus the irritable, stressed out one. Yes, it’s so important for moms to take care of themselves. That way we have more love and energy to give to those care for most—our family.

Thanks to the generosity of the sponsor, enter below to win a $50 CVS gift card to jump start your positive life changes now 🙂

How will you #FindYourHealthy?

Disclosure: I’m proud to partner with CVS/pharmacy for the #FindYourHealthy campaign. I am being sponsored by CVS/pharmacy for my posts and activities, but all opinions expressed are my own, and all product claims or program details shared should be verified at CVS.com or with the appropriate manufacturers.

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Julie Lundstrom November 5, 2015 - 6:00 pm

I should quit smoking. I have been trying but it’s really hard for me. I would like to quit.

Tina W November 5, 2015 - 11:17 pm

I need to drink more water.

Katherine November 6, 2015 - 3:29 am

Exercise and no refined sugar

Barbara Lima November 6, 2015 - 3:47 am

Eat more vegatables

Donna November 6, 2015 - 4:38 am

I will take vitamins.

Kimmy Ripley November 6, 2015 - 5:45 am

I need to start exercising!

amy tolley November 6, 2015 - 8:22 am

i ill give up soda and drink more healthier drinks

Adrienne Gordon November 6, 2015 - 9:14 am

cutting back on sweets

Sandy Klocinski November 6, 2015 - 10:45 am

Losing a pound of fat requires burning 3500 calories. If I reduce my caloric intake by 175 calories a day for the next 100 days, I’ll have lost 5 pounds in the next 100 days.

Carolyn Benson November 6, 2015 - 12:40 pm

I joined a gym and try to work out at least twice a week sometimes more but I am 73 and after working out for a day or two everything is sore but I keep going back.

Rosie November 6, 2015 - 1:12 pm

I need to relax a little and take time every day to find some enjoyment. #FindYourHealthy I stopped and looked back over the past months and realize I’ve been fretting away good days of my life.

Shannon Baas November 6, 2015 - 2:59 pm

Walk more.

Rachel DeHart November 6, 2015 - 4:04 pm

Taken vitamins daily.

Margaret Smith November 6, 2015 - 4:06 pm

I try to walk and exercise more often.

mary November 6, 2015 - 5:53 pm

I need to drink more water.

harold November 6, 2015 - 7:12 pm

Start a walking program, I really need to get out more.

HilLesha November 6, 2015 - 7:31 pm

I’m striving to find my healthy by exercising more, despite how busy or tired I have been lately.

Tari Lawson November 7, 2015 - 5:00 am

I am going to add cardio to my workout routine.

Cynthia C November 7, 2015 - 5:11 am

I am going to drink more water.

Michelle Garrity November 7, 2015 - 6:22 am

eat healthy, exercise often

RussR November 7, 2015 - 8:16 am

I am going to get more exercise!

Denise S November 7, 2015 - 11:10 am

For my #FindYourHealthy change I’ve been walking every day.

Thomas Murphy November 7, 2015 - 12:49 pm

I want to exercise more often to #FindYourHealthy

Jessica To November 7, 2015 - 1:07 pm

I am going to drink more water each day to #FindYourHealthy.

Ann Fantom November 7, 2015 - 1:12 pm

I need to reduce fat in my diet

latanya November 7, 2015 - 1:14 pm

I started exercising again

Courtnie Miller November 7, 2015 - 3:35 pm

I’m going to drink more water.

Debbi Wellenstein November 7, 2015 - 3:50 pm

I am going to walk every day.

Amanda Sakovitz November 7, 2015 - 3:58 pm

im going to eat less snacks or at least try to

Melissa Teears November 7, 2015 - 4:07 pm

I have started exercising more.

Bridgett Wilbur November 7, 2015 - 4:08 pm

I am going to drink more water and excersise more.

Karla R. November 7, 2015 - 5:27 pm

I drink a lot of water.

Serge B November 7, 2015 - 6:17 pm

I am going to avoid caffeine

Jason November 7, 2015 - 7:04 pm

More exercise and water

Crystal F November 7, 2015 - 7:28 pm

Drink more water. I can tell my body is craving more water than I am drinking. Thank you!

Natasha lamoreux November 7, 2015 - 7:36 pm

Start exercising agenda eating better.

Barbara Montag November 7, 2015 - 7:57 pm

I’m going to get back to my strength training #FindYourHealthy
thank you

nickie November 7, 2015 - 8:34 pm

I drink lot’s water.

Jessica Gengler November 7, 2015 - 8:38 pm

exercising and drinking less Dr. Pepper

heather s November 7, 2015 - 11:01 pm

I will be walking more and taking the stairs to get in more exercise

Rebecca Graham November 8, 2015 - 2:28 am

I will start eating healthier.

Lauren November 8, 2015 - 5:20 am

I will try to drink more water.

Stephanie November 8, 2015 - 6:22 am

i need to cut out fast food

Kyl Neusch November 8, 2015 - 12:57 pm

Need to stop drinking soda.

Deb Ford November 8, 2015 - 2:56 pm

I will change from white breads and pastas to whole grain

Bebe November 8, 2015 - 3:41 pm

I need to do more exercising and yoga! 🙂

Carolyn G November 8, 2015 - 4:56 pm

I need to take more vitamins

megan tilley November 8, 2015 - 5:20 pm

I need to drink more water and start doing cardio!

Elena November 8, 2015 - 7:28 pm

I will walk more

Laura J November 8, 2015 - 7:38 pm

I will learn to cook healthier for my family! #FindYourHealthy

Sarah L November 8, 2015 - 7:46 pm

I’ll swim more often.
Thanks for the contest.

Karen Deva November 8, 2015 - 9:08 pm

I’m trying to add more steps to my daily routine.

Richard Hicks November 8, 2015 - 9:14 pm

I will be eating more veggies and fruits.

Danielle Marie November 9, 2015 - 12:47 am

i will give up soda and walk more. also no more candy.

Dana Rodriguez November 9, 2015 - 5:43 am

My #FindYourHealthy is cut back on sugary snacks.

Karen Glatt November 9, 2015 - 8:16 am

#FindYourHealthy I will make sure to get going everyday by walking. I have been slacking off and I need to make exercising a priority!

mita November 9, 2015 - 11:28 am

Eat more fresh vegetables.

tammy shelton November 9, 2015 - 4:34 pm

I’ve been taking a morning AND an afternoon walk.

rich morris November 9, 2015 - 8:23 pm

Cut out the pop!

Joy Q November 10, 2015 - 7:22 am

I’m going to purchase more organic products.

Natalie November 10, 2015 - 8:17 am

I am going to sign up and train for a marathon!

Tara November 10, 2015 - 10:47 am

I will drink more water!

Rosanne November 10, 2015 - 8:07 pm

Taking time away from people who need me to people who really want to be with me because I’m enjoyable. Getting together to have a cup of coffee, a sandwich a dessert or a walk

DJ November 11, 2015 - 8:39 am

I will be exercising 5 times a week and eating lots of fresh, homegrown veggies to stay healthy.

Kristen November 11, 2015 - 4:38 pm

We joined the YMCA because I get too cold to do much exercise outdoors during the winter.

Mary Calabrese November 11, 2015 - 5:54 pm

I’m going to stop drinking sodas.

Brittney House November 11, 2015 - 7:52 pm

I will #FindYourHealthy by not eating so much fast food.

Tabathia B November 11, 2015 - 8:13 pm

I will drink more water and walk more often.

Gina M November 12, 2015 - 9:07 am

I will drink more water.

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Sara Zielinski November 12, 2015 - 1:04 pm

I am trying to drink more water and lose weight by eating less carbs.

Mary Cloud November 12, 2015 - 5:54 pm

I’m trying to drink more water and cut back on Soda’s

Kelly D November 13, 2015 - 7:12 am

I will remember to take my vitamins every day.

Daniel M November 13, 2015 - 4:10 pm

try to stay away from sugar

Lisa November 13, 2015 - 5:23 pm

I have cut out soda…three days strong so far!

Heather Dawn November 14, 2015 - 4:56 am

I need to find a way to be more active during the colder months.

Kathleen November 14, 2015 - 4:08 pm

I cut out soda and drink only water or tea and get lots of rest.

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Brandy c November 14, 2015 - 6:05 pm

I would eat more fresh veggies and cut back on soda.

Bo Simms November 15, 2015 - 8:25 am

To #FindYourHealthy, I replaced sugar with stevia, and joined a gym. My next step is to get a fitness bracelet to be able to track goals and fitness progress.

S. Carter November 15, 2015 - 12:13 pm

I commit to drinking more water. My friend suggested an app that tracks it for you daily!

Krista M November 15, 2015 - 4:59 pm

I will take my multivitamin everyday

Jenna D November 16, 2015 - 7:44 am

Drink more water and exercise daily.

Joan Kubes November 16, 2015 - 11:09 am

I am going to drink more water and cut out soda.

Birdiebee November 16, 2015 - 11:22 am

I will remove the fatty foods and carbs from my diet to #FindYourHealthy.

Stephanie Liske November 16, 2015 - 1:21 pm

I will exercise more.

Jillian Too November 16, 2015 - 5:09 pm

I’m going to drink more water throughout the day.

Kathleen S. November 16, 2015 - 11:35 pm

I will drink more water and less Diet Coke.

Vera November 17, 2015 - 9:51 am

I quit smoking.

Liz November 18, 2015 - 10:06 am

I am hoping to lose weight in 2016.

Candice November 18, 2015 - 10:09 am

I will try to let things go, and not stress as much.

carol clark November 18, 2015 - 10:41 am

I need to start exercising

Laura B. November 18, 2015 - 11:28 am

sticking to the “healthy plate” diet which just means make good choices

Tamra H November 18, 2015 - 11:59 am

I have a new phone that tracks my steps, I’m going to try and hit that step goal each day!

DeeAnn S November 18, 2015 - 12:54 pm

I have to start eating healthier snacks when I get the munchies! Fruit and nuts should do the trick. 😉

Kim Henrichs November 18, 2015 - 5:04 pm

My office just moved location to where there’s both stairs and an elevator and I’ve vowed to take the stairs every time that I can. I also started taking vitamins that I need in winter time.

Penny Snyder November 19, 2015 - 5:40 pm

I would walk more daily & drink more water!!~

Dawn Monroe November 19, 2015 - 6:59 pm

I want to quit smoking.

Lisa V. November 20, 2015 - 6:05 am

I’m gonna be more active.

Bridgette Mahmood November 20, 2015 - 11:22 am

I want to be the best I can be

Lisa Weidknecht November 20, 2015 - 12:32 pm

Drink less soda and more water.

Ashley November 20, 2015 - 2:56 pm

I plan to cut back on white bread, sugar & white pastas 🙂

Sheila Vives November 20, 2015 - 2:58 pm

My goal is to greatly reduce and eventually eliminate processed foods #FindYourHealthy

melissa Resnick November 20, 2015 - 5:25 pm

cut out all sugar

susan smoaks November 20, 2015 - 6:15 pm

i eat as many fruits and vegetables as possible to get healthy and stay healthy

Cindy November 20, 2015 - 6:22 pm

I will reduce my soda intake.

Steve S November 21, 2015 - 12:26 am

I will try and cut down on snacking and get to the gym more

joe gersch November 21, 2015 - 2:09 am

I #FindYourHealthy by eating more vegetables

Robin November 21, 2015 - 4:51 am

I need to eat more veggies and less sugar.

Kim H November 21, 2015 - 5:59 am

I buy and sere healthier foods

Denise W November 21, 2015 - 8:03 am

I am going to (re)take up yoga.

Giant Sis November 21, 2015 - 9:41 am

I workout 3-5 times a week! #FindYourHealthy

Susan Smith November 21, 2015 - 2:24 pm

I need to drink more water and less pop.

Ellie Wright November 21, 2015 - 4:42 pm

I need to give up drinking soda and drink more water.

Hesper Fry November 21, 2015 - 5:20 pm

I will try to cut down on my consumption of sweets.

Marianna November 21, 2015 - 5:35 pm

Drink more water

Peggy Rydzewski November 21, 2015 - 5:54 pm

Before I eat something I say to myself. Do i want this or need this.

Laurie Emerson November 21, 2015 - 6:35 pm

I will stop eating foods which have so much salt as salt is my major weakness. #FindYourHealthy

shawna November 21, 2015 - 7:00 pm

I will cut back on processed foods.

Melanie Montgomery November 21, 2015 - 7:19 pm

I will work out once a week to #findmyhealthy

Carolyn Daley November 21, 2015 - 7:32 pm

I have already made some changes including exercising at least every other day and breakfast smoothies. Future changes are going to be cutting back on sugary sweets and eating more veggies.

LynneMarie November 21, 2015 - 8:11 pm

I will eat more fruits & vegetables.

Leslie Stanziani November 21, 2015 - 8:36 pm

I have started actually taking my blood pressure medicine everyday and working on ways to relieve stress.

joni November 22, 2015 - 12:35 am

I have been seriously thinking about joining a gym. Trying to talk my hubby into joining with me.

Theresa D November 22, 2015 - 3:53 am

I will finally quit smoking for good this time.

tina reynolds November 22, 2015 - 6:53 am

I stopped all soda last christmas eve and now I am trying to work on more fresh fruits and veggies

Mami2jcn November 22, 2015 - 10:56 am

I will drink more water.

jules m. November 22, 2015 - 11:03 am

im cutting back on sugar and processed foods, and trying to move more! #FindYourHealthy

patricia delgado November 22, 2015 - 12:19 pm

I am going to increase my activity levels

Tanya White November 22, 2015 - 1:11 pm

I #FindYourHealthy by eating more vegetables and cutting out fried foods.

Sherry Conrad November 22, 2015 - 2:31 pm

I do yoga and meditate as well as make better food choices.

Marcia Goss November 22, 2015 - 2:34 pm

I drink more water.

Stephanie o'day November 22, 2015 - 4:36 pm

I will try to start working out at least twice a week!

Francine Anchondo November 22, 2015 - 4:54 pm

drink more water

Samantha November 22, 2015 - 5:02 pm

I will eat healthier snacks and not just chocolate and candies.

Breanne November 22, 2015 - 6:02 pm

I would start walking more.

Deb K November 22, 2015 - 6:21 pm

I should be eating healthier.

rajee November 22, 2015 - 7:01 pm

I get vitamins there #FindYourHealthy

Stevie November 22, 2015 - 7:08 pm

I started subsituting a shake in the morning instead of my normal “carby” breakfast

Vikki Billings November 22, 2015 - 7:21 pm

I have already mad a lot of changes, I cut out sugar, cut most carbs out, eating high protein meals, drinking tons of water, stopped smoking and am losing weight. I still have about 150 pounds to lose so I will continue losing.

Brian E. November 22, 2015 - 7:33 pm

Thank You for the giveaway…start taking a baby aspirin every day !

Stephanie Larison November 22, 2015 - 8:19 pm

I always tend to slack on the working on when the colder weather comes around. This year I’ve signed up at the local gym. I’m going to keep finding my healthy there!

Amy Deeter November 22, 2015 - 8:32 pm

i have been drinking more water during the day.#FindYourHealthy

Betty Curran November 22, 2015 - 9:51 pm

I would like to do better at taking my vitamins.

Lily Kwan November 22, 2015 - 11:48 pm

I will drink more water.

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