Today was my first ever day of trying to work the system to get good deals at CVS! I was so excited. I messed up on one little thing, but I still think I got a pretty darn good deal. Here's what I ended up with:
My grand total, after coupons and Extra Care Bucks (ECB) used, was $36.80. Yeah, I know I could do way better, but still...Chris got online and compared Wal-Mart's prices on these exact items and we would have spent at least $70 there. So yeah, I feel pretty good.
Here's how I did it: I got the ad for their weekly specials, then went to the Southern Savers website and clicked on the CVS button at the top of the page. I looked over all the suggested deals and decided on the paper products deal. Basically, you could mix and match different items to add up to $25, and once you spent $25 you would get $10 ECB back when the receipt printed. So, I got the 10 rolls of paper towels ($10), the 24 rolls of TP ($10), the 3 boxes of tissue ($3), and the Cottonelle wipes ($2) to total $25. I used a $2 coupon for the paper towels but I accidentally added the 12-pack of Mtn Dew ($3.34) to that order so I ended up paying $28.61 for those items and got my $10 ECB.
Once my $10 ECB printed, I had them ring up my next set of items, the vitamins and the pull-ups. The vitamins were Buy 1 Get 1 Free (B1G1), but the pull-ups were just a necessity. No way was I going to Wal-Mart or anything, what with the snow coming...But anyway, I also had a $4 off coupon I had forgotten to use with the first order. By the time I used that $4 off, a $1 off coupon for the vitamins, AND my $10 ECB, that total was only $8.61! All in all I spent $36.80 for ten items, which averages to $3.68 for each item. Not too shabby for a newbie, I don't think. Oh, and I am totally addicted to couponing now. :)
So anyway, I don't know how many people actually read my blog, but if anyone out there *did* read it and was concerned in any way...relax. I am fine. Oh, I am definitely still planning to talk to a counselor and get to the root of some issues, but I'm not a danger to myself or anything. Just so you know. :)