Tuesday, January 5, 2010

my CVS trip

Well, I have been reading some "frugal mom blogs" recently and decided it was time for me to give this whole couponing,  CVS thing a try.  Why not?  I have the time, and if we can save money this way, it is silly not to right?  I spent Sunday evening with the paper (the circulars and coupons that is, John actually read the paper part!)  I also had $7.50 in ECBs (extra care bucks for those not familiar with this whole thing) from my fall spending. 
I actually broke my transaction up into 3 (yes, there was NO one else in line!!)

Phew!  So I got about $78 worth of items for about $33.  Not $500 worth of items for $2, but not too bad for a first start!

6 comments:

pink green & southern said...

That's amazing! I have got to try this? One questions--is it actually stuff your family will use?

Henley on the Horn said...

Tell us how you did it! I have a coupon binder & save tons of money though I' usually still pay a good bit, esp at Target.


For your trip, pack a cooler with water, juice (if you allow it) and frozen gogurts and maybe cheese sticks or turkey in rolls and any fruit your boys like. This allows you to get something from the fast food drive through ,possibly stop to use the bathroom, and they can eat for free from the cooler! It sounds like you have everything covered! If you find a car bingo game that's fun too!

Tickled Pink Talk said...

PG&S, yes, I will actually use what I bought! There are so many deals, but for things we don't use, so I stay away from them. I know some people get them for free and then donate them, which sounds great in theory, but I'm afraid I would fail!

HOH, I will share my crazy details! Thanks for the tips!! Cooler is out and ready to get packed!

bevysblog said...

I even have a CVS card and NEVER take advantage of the ECBs. I am so very impressed...

Hope the trip is uneventful. Will be thinking of you.

EntertainingMom said...

I LOVE extra bucks!

We try to find all the license plates from all the states. I print out a b&w map from the internet and they can use it to mark off the states they have found!

PJ said...

Wow - I'm impressed. I can never be bothered so I'm intrigued by those who find the patience :)