Saturday, March 21, 2009

Another Shopping Extravaganza!

On Wednesday, we had our yearly homeschool evaluations and our youngest, T-bone, was tested. (required in the state of PA at 3rd, 5th, and 8th grade)  So, to celebrate, we took Thursday and Friday off of lessons.  On Thursday, I spent the day clipping and organizing coupons.  When that tast was complete, I scoured the sale papers and any notices on www.moneysavingmom.com to find the best bargains.  Thursday night the Big Dog and I did the shopping at our local grocery stores. (and squeezed in a mini-date of a cup of coffee at McDonald's!)  I did pretty well, spending about $120 and saving more than $40 with coupons.


 


Then, on Friday the boys and I headed out of town to hit Wal*Mart, Target and CVS.  Here is a picture of everything I got for free.


 


You are looking at two bags of IAM's kitten food ($4.97 each at Wal*Mart, I used 2-$5 coupons); four Johnson's buddies soaps ($.97 each, I used 2-$1 off any Johnson's products and 1-$2 off any Johnson's Buddies product); 2 bags of Shick disposable razors ($1.97 at Wal*Mart, I used 2-$2 off coupons) 2 packages of Reach floss ($1 each, used 2-$1 off coupons); 2 zone bars (I had 2 buy one get one free coupons); and one bottle of cascade rinse agent for the dishwasher (I had a free coupon from the Homemade Simple coupon book).


 


Not bad right?  But wait!  There's more!



 


THIS is what I got at CVS for free!  The Colgate toothpaste cost $2.99 but you got $2.99 in ECBs at the end of the transaction.  The razor was $6.99, I had a $2 coupon, bringing it down to $4.99.  The deodorant was $2.99 each and I had a coupon for $1 off of 2.  SO, I went to the checkout with my coupons and my merchandise.  I checked out and used $13 in ECBs from prior purchases.  My total bill?  $0.00!  Woo Hoo!  But that's not the best part.  The best part is that everything I purchased gave me more ECBs.  So when I go back to CVS, I'll use the $10 ECBs that I earned today towards another purchase.


 


It was a pretty good day.  And then we got home and I found two samples and a free magazine in the mail.  In the "every little bit helps" category, these will come in handy.  Also, the popcorn sample came with a coupon book.  Nothing better than more savings!  I use www.moneysavingmom.com to find many of the freebies and samples I request.  Check them out today!


 


 

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