Well since it's the day before Halloween, I figured that I had better go ahead and buy candy. Actually I bought some candy earlier in the month... but between me, my husband, and my 3 children, that candy is long gone! So my strategy for today was to buy candy that I don't like. I got to CVS and realized that there really is NO candy that I don't like, so I settled for candy that is non-chocolate.
This is what I bought: 1 32oz bag of Nerds, Sweet tarts, and Laffy Taffy @ $5.99 2 44oz bags of Skittles and Starburts @7.99 each = $15.98 Total = $21.97 -$4.00 off $20 purchase CVS coupon (sent via email to Extra Care cardholders) -$4.00 ECB's -$10.00 ECB's plus tax = $4.26 out of pocket for 3 big bags of candy!
I really didn't like using my $10 ecb's on this, but I was going to have to buy candy somewhere. We get TONS of trick or treaters in our neighborhood, so I didn't want to run out of candy. Actually, I hope I got enough!
So next week I will be starting from scratch at CVS!
Welcome to all CVS and Walgreens fans out there! I am joining the ranks of the many Mom's who have discovered that you can get free / cheap stuff at CVS and Walgreen's by paying attention to coupons in the Sunday paper and shopping the weekly sale items.
Since I am new at this, I will be starting off slowly. I really only shop weekly at CVS and Walgreen's, but if I see good deals elsewhere (like Rite Aid!) I will be sure to mention them.
Yesterday I went to CVS, and got the following: 1 Playschool wipes $3.99, less $2.00 coupon from Sunday paper 1 pack Bic razors on sale $5.89 (ad said $5.99, but whatever!), less $2.00 coupon from paper 1 diet Coke $1.49 (I was thirsty and needed a filler!) I used $6 in ECB's from last week Total out of pocket = $1.61 AND I got back $4.00 in ECB's for the razors!
I am waiting for my Walgreen's gift card to arrive in the mail, so I am trying to hold off on Walgreen's until then.
Laraine was a clothing buyer for over 15 years and still loves to shop. She found herself as an accidental stay at home Mom who was not good at cleaning, cooking, or driving carpools. With all this time on her hands, she's decided to focus on family, skincare and fitness. And somehow she volunteered to be PTA president, but that's another blog.....