My blog has morphed over the years into different things. It is a place to learn about saving money, product reviews, cooking, gardening, and homesteading. It can take you to whatever has my attention at the moment and then back to the day to day. I hope you will learn something here and come back often.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
FREE Courtesy of CVS
CVS is quickly becoming my favorite place to shop! Remember I am not allowed to buy anything until the end of the month unless it's free, right? Well, look what I got for free!
It does not look like that much, does it? It's actually $38.13 worth of stuff. I did not really plan on getting anything but Easter candy. I had a few minutes (without kids) so I decided to stroll around the store. I found deoderant that was 75% off the regular price and then to add a little sweetness to the deal, I had coupons for these items which made them free. I also had a CVS reward for $4 off a $20 purchase. I had to work hard to get my $20. I had to grap a couple of M&M minis to get my total up but I made it.
Bottom line $38.13 of goods. Cash out of pocket $4.87. ECB's $6.99. I actually made $2.12 PROFIT!!
Here are a few helpful hints:
Learn to shop at ONE store using coupons. This can be Kroger, Walgreens, CVS, or any where else. (We'll use CVS as our example store of choice)
Shop at different CVS locations to see if they have the same deals at each store. I have found that one store will offer an item at 75% off while another store offers the same item at only 25% off. Guess which store I shop at most of the time??
Get to know the employees and managers...in a good way! Try to have all of your stuff in order and make their jobs easier so they don't mind you bringing a dozen coupons to them.
Once you learn the ropes of one store, add another, then another. Learn which stores work best for you and then stick to them. Don't overwhelm yourself by driving to 7 different stores just because you can get 1 or 2 good deals at each of them.
Have fun! I love, love, love seeing how much I can get for a little. Find some friends that share your enthusiasm and share your good deals. You will be surprised at how many people you motivate!!