We all get busy (or lazy) and we realize that we have expiring store rewards that we don’t want to let expire but we don’t want to roll our rewards into another deal because we want to take like a mini break for Christmas, vacation, graduation or for no reason at all.

Below are somethings I like to get with expiring store rewards and the items do not necessarily need to be on sale:

Bottled Water 24 pack
Soda 12 pack
Toilet paper
Paper towels
Paper plates
Food items

The items listed above are my “go to” items whenever I want to blow my store rewards and quite honestly, I blow my store rewards a lot for rebates or anything that I need for my household so that I can reduce my out of pocket. I’ve been couponing long enough that I am confident that another Money Maker deal is around the corner and I can get back into CVS, Walgreens or Rite Aid at anytime without having to spend a lot out of pocket, i.e., BIG Money Maker Shea Moisture Masks.

In fact, this year, I took a super long hiatus from Rite Aid because they really didn’t have any deals that I was interested that would bring me to their store.

Develop your own “go to” list of items that you blow store rewards on.  Maybe you like to buy toys for your child, niece, nephew or grandchild. Maybe you love buying skincare or hair accessories.  Maybe you are a crafter get your craft supplies. Use your store rewards as you see fit because you worked for them and you can use them as you please!


  • DENISE December 4, 2019, 12:42

    I just did that at Rite Aid today and bought the water that started on sale today.

    • Ms. B. December 4, 2019, 18:09

      Denise, we drink a lot of water and I always buy water with my rewards, although, I rarely show that I’ve bought water.

  • Kerri December 4, 2019, 16:03

    So true! I live for April and Nov/Dec when CVS changes up their rewards program to offer Cash Cards. Between April and November of this year, I’d accrued over $100 ECBs starting from very little out of pocket and it was stressing me out to spend them each week without any expiring. I breathed a sigh of relief when I saw their Cash Card deal was back so I could roll them into gift cards that don’t expire. Between April’s Cash Card deal and the most recent one, we now have $150+ in CVS gift cards for a rainy day or as teacher gifts!

    • Ms. B. December 4, 2019, 18:07

      Kerri, yes! It seems that whenever I have a lot ECBs is when the CVS Cash Cards deals come around and I roll those ECBs into Cash Cards.