For the last couple of months, I've been reading blogs like The "Cent"sible Sawyer", Freebies 4 Mom, and Moneysaving Mom....coupons, shopping tips, and lots of encouragement to do better on our family's budget. I've already gotten a few boxes of free cereal (online coupon + a tip on a sale price at walmart = Free!), free on-the-go drink mix (walmart.com freebies), 2 sample deoderants (walmart.com), and loads of coupons!
One of the big things among the "frugality" blogs is the "CVS DEAL". I still don't exactly understand it, so I certainly can't explain it, but here's the gist
Today, armed with several blog-tips and a stack of coupons, the girls and I gave it a try. We didn't do great, but I'm just getting my feet wet. The fun thing was that the girls really loved going through coupons, reading the price tags, and looking at the receipt when we were done....maybe we can train them early to be frugal!
Here's what we got:
Buy $10 worth of swiffer and febreeze products and get $5 ECB
Buy 2 Dawn for $2, get $1 ECB; also used .25 dawn coupon
Buy Listerine Smart Rinse for 3.49, get 3.49 ECB
Buy 2 CVS Bandages for 3.98, get 3.98 ECB
These weren't great ECB deals, but I needed them and had some good coupons:
Head & Shoulders shampoo - buy one at 4.99, get one free
Speedstick Deoderant - buy one at 3.29, get one free
Clairol Loving Color $5.99, coupon for $4 off 1
SO, the exciting part is, next time I go, I've already got $13.50 in ECB to spend as cash.