I had slowly cut back on going to drugstores like Walgreens and CVS to get very cheap or free stuff. It's been a few months since I've even been in one of those stores. I quit because it became too much work to drive all the way there to see if the advertised merchandise was even in stock. I might save a couple bucks but often times they were out of stock. It took a lot of time and money to save a couple bucks.
I would rather cut a few coupons and go to the main stores that I shop at to get good deals. It was time consuming and a little bit stressful to always be chasing the deals. There was a lot of time spent online figuring out where the deals were and spending the ECB or Register reward before they expired.
I know that many people still do these and I certainly don't fault them for saving money. It just wasn't worth the little bit that I saved. I was never really good at it like some though. I wasn't willing to go to multiple stores on one day or have multiple rewards cards. Props to those who do it though.