Friday, May 16, 2008

A CVS trip

Sooooo...yesterday in my e-mail I found a $5/$25 at CVS coupon. I was already planning on going there, but it made it even sweeter.

I purchased two blood glucose monitors (which I will donate...) and some razor blades that I actually needed. After my coupons, I spent $.54, from a gift card. I then received $26.00 in ECB (CVS dollars) for a future purchase.

Sometimes I wonder if these stores make any money...Then again, CVS can't be giving away too many things seeing as they only stock the shelves once a week. So they are limiting how much people buy in that sense...tricksters.

I now hold $47.95 in free CVS money. It's crazy. Considering I have spent zero cash thus far. How long can I go? ;)

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Super Savings!

Even though I worked there for eight years, it is not my favorite place to shop. A lot of times the workers aren't friendly, they are out of many things, and the prices are high.

But this week they have a lot of General Mills things for 10/$10 if you buy a multiple of 10. Jewel also has automatic savings tied to your card if you check them online before you shop. My weekly deal was $1/1 Cinnamon Toast Crunch limit 2 per order and $1/1 Fiber One bars limit 2 per order. Then on two days I had $2/2 Pop Secret limit 6 deals.

I first bought 20 items for myself, costing about $6 after auto coupons and coupons from the papers.

Then we went back on Monday and bought 50 items, in 5 transactions with all the coupons I could find. We spent $13.78 on this:

After I took that picture, I went back on Tuesday morning because Matt was sick and needed 7-up and Jello, and got 10 more completely free with auto-savings items, plus a $1 coupon, meaning I spent -.77 for those 10, bringing my total for 60 items to $13.01 or $.22 per item!

14 cereal
12 popcorn
33 granola bars
1 chex mix

We kept only a few things out of these 60. The rest are going to a food bank. It's crazy when the stores want to give things away!

Also, gratuitous kitty pic: