Monday, September 29, 2008

My first attempt...

at the CVS thingy...I don't know what it's called...I'm going to call it "CVS-ing".

Ok, this isn't a good comparison to many you'll find out there in blogland because let's face it: I'm new to this, and there was stuff not on sale I had to buy. Please keep that in mind. Overall I think it's a good effort. Not great, but better than what I would've spent normally for the same items.

Dawn Dishsoap Liquid on sale for .99 this week, with coupon from Sunday's paper for -.25 it cost me .74. Hooray. I picked the one that smells like apples. Not too shabby, huh?

Tide Liquid 32 loads on sale for $4.99 this week, with coupon from Sunday's paper for -1.00 it cost me $3.99. For Tide. Crazy, right? (I know this isn't my Mrs. Meyer's Lemon Verbena...but when times are tough you've gotta make due. I'll treat myself again soon.)

2 Colgate toothpastes - 1 max fresh (on sale $2.99) so I could use -1.00 coupon, and 1 regular ($2.79) so I could use -.75 coupon from Sunday's paper. Would've been $6.08, but I spent $4.03 for both when just the one max fresh is over 3 bucks normally.

This one is good!:
1 Gillette Fusion Razor (w/ 5 razor heads) on sale for $9.99. CVS gives you $5.00 worth of ECB (extra care bucks) when you buy this, so that's -$5.00. With my coupon for -$4.00 from Sunday's paper, I just paid .99. Wow.

1 Charmin Ultra 12 pack on sale for $6.99 - coupon for -$.25....hey I'll take it....

12 packs of Coke brand cans are on sale (which I would need to buy regardless) 4 for $13.00. CVS is giving you $3.00 worth of ECB's so I got 4 cases for 10 bucks. So each case cost me $2.50. I'll take it, too....

Pringles are on sale so I picked up two cans of Sour Cream & Onion for Li - .99 each

Snew needed loose leaf paper - 2 packs - 1.99 each.

I used my CVS coupons for $5 off $25, and $3 off 15. All that stuff at the end of your receipt is actually pretty nifty if you use'm it turns out.

So... what should've cost me $69.22 ended up costing me $34.91. That's $34.31 saved. Plus I walked out with $8.00 worth of ECB's for my next visit, and a coupon for $5 off $25 - so $13.00 in CVS money, lol. $34.91 less the $13.00 equals $21.91. I saved 63%. Yup.

Not as impressive as most, but dang good for us! :)

Josh said he likes my new second job, lol.

(Please check out my blog list for the blogs that are inspiring my new penny pinching ways!)

2 comments:

HernandoLuxuryHomes said...

Great Job, Nat! I can't wait to spend your savings!

I mean...uhm...watch them GROW...yeah...

Natalie said...

LOL...thanks.