Saturday, January 24, 2009

My CVS Trip

This week, I was really excited to stock up on some items that we needed. I spent more out of pocket than others....(see CVS Superstars at WAY less than I would have spent at Walmart.

I bought

4 Febreeze candles @$.79 each Apple/Cinnamon
2 CVS brand Claritin @ $3.79 each received $7.58 ECBS
2 Herbal Essences Hydrolicious @ $2.99 each used 2 $1 cpns received 2ECBS
1 St. Ives Skin Care $2.99 used $2 cpn
2 Dawn Dishwashing Soap was BOGO used 2 $.50 cpns
1 Puffs @ .75 after cpn
2 Johnsons buddies free after cpn
1 Kotex @ $3.79 recieved 1 ECB
2 Tampax @4.50 after cpns
1 Tide @5.99

I ended up doing two transactions to go ahead and use my ECBs.
My final out-of-pocket expense was $22.86 after using ECBs from this week and last.
Yes, I am going to work on rolling over but.....very happy about this trip!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Great at CVS this Week!

I had a super run at CVS this week-maybe my best so far. I spent $22.86 and saved $72.88!! My favorite finds were Febreeze cinnamon scented candles for $.79 (I got six of them!) I got my Johnson's Buddies soaps (3) for $.58 with my coupon. Revlon nail polishes for about $1 each after coupons and BOGO free. The things I ended of spending money on were the items I needed and refused to go to WalMart for...toilet paper, paper towels, and tweezers.
My CVS was out of SoyJoy and Throat coolers which was disappointing but with the great deals I got, I'm still smiling!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Long time--No blog!

Yes, it has been a while! I have just had a hard time deciding where I want to go with this blog. Still thinking actually! In the time that has past, I have had some interesting experiences so there will be some updating in the future.
As for the CVS experience, things are going well. I have had some really great deals and some "oh-I did that wrong" days. It is all a learning experience and overall I have saved a ton of money! There are some really fabulous sites out there to help save money!
This new year I am planning on helping our family by finding some new ways to save and cut back. We have a budget and are trying to discipline ourselves to stick to it. I also want to help us get into healthier habits by eating good things. So we have a lot of work ahead of us but a lot of exciting things too!
My kiddos are back in school and we are all settling in to the schedule that comes along with it. I will be posting some of that too.
So all in all, I hope to be blogging more and helping as many moms as I can!