Thursday, September 22, 2011
OK- OK- I KNOW - LONG TIME NO POST RIGHT?
It was a busy end of Summer and a busy start of the school year and
we had some medical issues going on...
No excuses- I just haven't been posting my deals as often -
trust me I am still coupon-ing for nearly every visit to the store-
even if only hitting the WALL OF YELLOW at HEB- I AM STILL SAVING!
OK - I find that the screenshots of the store's ad best help me to describe
what I have done for the trip- so let me see if I can explain.
I set out to use my $7 in Extra Care Bucks
before they expired and I HATE to let them expire!
I had a few things I NEEDED today and a few things I got just to STOCK UP.
First transaction - I took advantage of the revlon lipstick deal and bought two -
getting $10 in Extra care bucks back which I used in the next transaction.
Then in second transaction - I got a few of their other deals like Covergirl mascara
(I love lashblast) and sally hanson nail polish- (got new crackle style for a friend gift)
getting $6 back - which I used in the last transaction.
So for my third transaction I got a few things I needed-
fem products- razors etc and snack stuff.
I needed snacks for girls' lunches like their buy one get one FREE
goldfish and wheat thins etc.
I always like to check out the 10 items for $10 section - since the girls
get tired of the same "snack" stuff every week- I can change it up a bit and
not buy large packages of say cereal - cookies and ranch flavored crackers etc.
Especially since CVS bought them all! ;-)
I especially like the mini chips ahoy and oreos - they go well in lunches
and are easier to repackage and stretch out over a week's time.
So I did spend some money - but not much (of my own) since I used
$23 in CVS' money today-
I don't feel bad about spending a little of my own.
OH YEAH I FORGOT TO ADD MY COUPONS FROM THE NEWSPAPER-
IT COULD HAVE BEEN EVEN BETTER!
As a rule - I don't generally buy things my family won't use
like getting contact lens solution when nobody wears contacts -
that was a free deal at CVS this week.
So all of the things I bought are things I would have normally gotten -
like the mascara and nail polish and lip gloss etc.
On to Walgreens - I like to combine the trip since it is right across the street!
They had a great coupon for that new purex fab softener I like and also buying
infusium shampoo got you $3 back in register rewards.
So I bought both the shampoo and conditioner -
but split them up into two transactions
and got back $6 for the third transaction in which I bought
2 milk gallons which they had on sale for $3.19.
(I used their money to buy it - well nearly - I had to pay .19c per gallon.)
The cashier laughed and said it is always fun to see what
people can do with the coupons and the special deals-
she told me a man bought nearly $100 worth of items last week for about $3.
It is always nice when the folks who work there appreciate what you
are doing by saving $ and don't stare at you like you are stealing something.
So that is how I got FREE milk (nearly)
and had a total savings of over $57
by using sale items- coupons and their FREE MONEY!
ALL on brands I like and use!
SEE YA NEXT TIME!