Saturday, January 26, 2008

CVS Deals!

I swear by the deals at CVS. If you have the time for reading the adds and you don't mind buying in advance of your actually needs, you can save lots of money. Today I made my weekly run and saved so much. My total came to $24.24 after saving $52.43 with coupons and sales. In addition to this I earned $9 in Extra Care Bucks to use next week. Basically this was a net $15 purchase, less than the cost of the diapers alone which were originally $10.49 each (see below).

I bought 2 boxes of facial tissue, 2 packs of batteries, 2 bags of diapers, 1 dishwasher detergent, 3 cold medicines, air sanitizer spray, breakfast bars, etc. These are all things I'll use, maybe not all this week, but I'll use them. We have a section in the garage where we shelve these things.

Final note: I know what you're thinking, why do my kids need diapers. They're for night time only okay. I like to think that they're too busy dreaming up ways to save the world and solve complicated math formulas that they don't wake up to go to the bathroom - sometimes :)

Friday, January 11, 2008

Coupons and Savings

I heard a radio program where the value of coupons was being questioned; does anyone really save with those silly things? The host thought someone should keep track of their annual savings so we would know the truth. Of course, I thought that sounded like lots of fun.

Today my total at Albertsons was $107.09. I saved $50.66. This brought my total to $56.43. My weekly budget is $40.00 so I went a bit over but in my defense, I did bring my little boys with me and my brain was getting a little tired. I was bummed that they were out of the Peter Pan peanut butter on sale for $0.99 since I had a $1.00 coupon. Oh well. Let them eat Nutella!!

The kids are excited because we bought marshmallows for their marshmallow shooters.