My Trip to CVS

Oh my God, when I got up to the CVS cashier, she was a woman about in her mid-40’s and she was drunk as a skunk and it was midmorning.  The liquor that she had been drinking was literally seeping through her pores.  If I was the manager, I would have sent her home by Uber because in her drunken state could kill someone while driving.

Since the L’Oreal Elvive, Clairol hair color and the Everpro Gray Away hair color rebates had reset and they are Money Makers for me, I did the deal on my other card.  Both of my cards had the FREE Hair Color CVS coupon and the candy is also a Money Maker.

Everpro Gray Away hair color $8.99
(2) Clairol Root Touch $16.58
(2) L’Oreal Elvive treatments $8
(2) Hershey’s Gold candy bars 10 oz $6

= $39.57

-$9 FREE Hair Color CVS coupon
-$2/2 Hair Color CVS coupon
-$7.99 B1G1 Clairol hair color coupon (NLA)
-$2/2 L’Oreal hair care CVS coupon from Coupon Ctr
-$3/2 L’Oreal hair care RMN 12/9
(2) -$2 off HERSHEY’S GOLD bag 10oz – 16.45oz coupon
-$8 in ECBs

= $4.58

Got Back $15 ECBs = $3 candy, $4 Everpro, $4 Clairol and $4 Elvive
Got Back $10 Ibotta rebates = $2 Everpro, $6 Clairol and $2 Elvive


  • JoAnne December 20, 2018, 22:29

    Regarding the drunk cashier: I had one as well at a Ralphs grocery. The smell on his breath was a dead giveaway (in addition to the louder than normal voice and laughter). At another register on the way out I saw a cashier eating while flipping through a magazine! I’m reluctant to say something that could cost someone his or her job. But there are lots of hungry people out there who need work. Next time I’ll speak up. And so should you.

    • Ms. B. December 21, 2018, 06:15

      JoAnne, wow, Ralphs has a drunken cashier, too. As I was walking to her register, hushed words were being exchanged between her and a younger male cashier and he is normally a super chipper guy but once I smelled the liquor, I knew immediately why he was in a snit with her. I should have called the store and ask to speak to the manager.

      • JoAnne December 21, 2018, 10:07

        With the additional information you have provided there is another option. The coworker is probably aware of the situation. CVS has an “ethics line” which employees can anonymously call when there are sensitive workplace issues that need to be addressed. If you encounter this situation again you could take the young man aside and encourage him to file a report. Sometimes you want to leave the manager out of the loop because you don’t know his or her relationship to the offensive employee. By going higher the seriousness will have to be addressed. Drunk employees can cause all sorts of problems that no one wants or needs.

        • Ms. B. December 21, 2018, 14:07

          JoAnne, I typically go to that particular store on the weekends so I knew the young guy but the gal, I’d not seen on the weekends. If I have an opportunity, I’ll definitely mention it to him to call the ethics line.