Find Holiday Travel Essentials at CVS + a $25 Gift Card Giveaway

by Marcy on November 25, 2014 · 97 comments

 holiday travel essentials at cvs pharmacy

UPDATE: This giveaway has ended. Winner is #88, Amanda.

Are you traveling for the holidays? I always have the best of intentions when it comes to buying our travel size items and snacks well before we leave, but in reality, I usually end up dashing through my local CVS/pharmacy on our way to the airport.

The proof of my latest dash is in the picture above. There might be a few non-essentials in the image above, such as that shiny bottle of Essie nail polish. What can I say?! I like shiny things and it caught my eye. Thankfully it was  a shiny thing that didn’t break the bank! :-)

cvs pharmacy holiday travel

At first glance, you might think the items in the image above are also travel non-essentials, but I would disagree! Snacks, and entertainment for the airport, during the flight or during a road trip is absolutely essential if you are traveling with kids and want to remain sane (see my article on Tips for Flying with Young Kids for more advice).

Thankfully the CVS ExtraCare program allows me to save money on my travel supplies, so that my quick (mad) dash through the store doesn’t cost me an arm and a leg. Learn how to maximize your CVS ExtraCare savings to save even more!

Be sure to check out my weekly CVS/pharmacy Sale and Coupon Match Ups and get the biggest bang for your buck, so that you have extra cash for the fun stuff – like shiny bottles of Essie nail polish! :-)

WIN IT! I’m excited to offer (1) $25 CVS gift card to one lucky winner – for use on holiday travel essentials, gifts and more!

What am I giving away?

How can you win?

You can enter up to 4 times:

1) Leave a comment letting me know your favorite holiday tradition. (Note: Scroll to the bottom of this post and click “Post Comment”. You must be on my site – you can’t do this through a reader.)

2) Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter:

Enter to win a @CVS_Extra Gift Card @stretchingabuck! http://www.stretchingabuckblog.com/?p=84884 #giveaway

3) Fans of the Stretching a Buck Facebook Page automatically earn an extra entry Just be sure to leave a comment here letting me know that you are a fan!

4) Subscribe to my feed or email newsletter and stay on top of all of the deals that I write about each week! If you already subscribe, please leave a separate comment letting me know that you are currently a subscriber (thank you!).

Who is eligible?

You must have a valid US address to be eligible.

When does this giveaway end?

Tuesday, 12/2/14 at 5PM EST.

The winner will be chosen via the random number generator at random.org and will be notified via email. Please note that if I do not hear from the winner within 2 days that another winner will be chosen.

Good Luck!

Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by CVS/pharmacy. Opinions expressed here are strictly my own. View my disclosure policy here.


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1 Sharon November 25, 2014 at 10:20 AM

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2 Sharon November 25, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Favorite tradition – singing Christmas carols

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4 Rosie November 25, 2014 at 12:58 PM

My favorite holiday tradition is sewing all different sizes of children’s mittens for boys and girls for mitten drives for kids who are disadvantaged. I like to make them extra cute and an extra fuzzy fleece inside.

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going out to get the tree and the family getting together to decorate and have a nice dinner afterwards.

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My favorite holiday tradition is going to a candlelight service followed by a nice prime rib dinner.

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My favorite tradition is baking cookies

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16 shelleyb November 25, 2014 at 3:19 PM

One of my favorite holiday traditions is mixing up oatmeal and glitter and sprinkle it outside for Santa’s reindeer.

17 Janet W. November 25, 2014 at 3:35 PM

My favorite holiday tradition is baking and decorating gingerbread men cookies with my grandsons!

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21 Cheryl Abdelnour November 25, 2014 at 5:08 PM

We open gifts and celebrate on Christmas Eve. My Dad was a farmer and night was better to celebrate than day. He had to go milk the cows in the mornings.

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25 Irene McPhee November 25, 2014 at 5:21 PM

My favorite tradition is to make homemade gifts with my grandchildren and baking all kinds of goodies .

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I love the putting up the Christmas tree on thanksgiving night!!

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30 Jessica Beard November 25, 2014 at 7:35 PM

I love taking my family to see Christmas lights in surrounding neighborhoods.

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My favorite tradition is going to the candlelight service at church on Christmas Eve.

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My favorite holiday tradition is picking up Christmas tree together with my family

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42 Connie November 25, 2014 at 9:35 PM

Hi! I like making cookies with my Mom and my sister. :)

43 Julia November 25, 2014 at 10:50 PM

I love listening to holiday music while we put up our Christmas Tree the weekend after Thanksgiving

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45 Calshondra Williams November 25, 2014 at 11:26 PM

Favorite tradition is sitting up all night Thanksgiving eve cooking dinner. Everyone looking at movies, drinking hot chocolate and trying to stay up while I cook. We always manage to pull it off and have a wonderful meal.

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49 Melissa November 26, 2014 at 12:08 AM

we go over to my parents house Christmas Eve and then again on Christmas Day after we open gifts at home!

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52 Maryann D. November 26, 2014 at 6:20 AM

Our favorite tradition is to get together with our family for holidays and after dinner we usually play some fun card games.

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I enjoy decorating the Christmas tree with the help of my kids.

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62 julie November 26, 2014 at 4:08 PM

my fave holiday tradition is making turkey handprints with the kids

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65 Joanne C. November 26, 2014 at 9:21 PM

Well I’m calling it a tradition: spending time with close family, overeating and watching football :)

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I love the baking/candy making day with my nieces.

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73 shelleyb November 28, 2014 at 1:36 PM

I love making and decorating cookies for Santa on Dec 24.

74 Amy Jarratt November 28, 2014 at 2:58 PM

I am a Facebook fan,I subscribe & getting together with friends is my favorite tradition.

75 Marcia Goss November 29, 2014 at 6:56 PM

Our favorite tradition is decorating the Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving.

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We like catching up on holiday movies.

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82 KJ Skib November 30, 2014 at 2:28 PM

I love decorating the house and tree with my kids.

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85 Cori Westphal November 30, 2014 at 9:12 PM

I take a pic of the kids every year and then they make a Christmas ornament for our tree. It’s so fun to go back and look at all of the old ones, and how their creativity has blossomed over the years!

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88 Amanda Sakovitz December 1, 2014 at 11:18 AM

I love doing a yankee swap on Christmas Eve

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My favorite holiday tradition is decorating the Christmas tree.

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96 Jessica To December 2, 2014 at 6:27 PM

My favorite tradition is going out for lunch and then getting our Christmas tree as a family.

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