CVS Deals - 8/10/08

My apologies in advance to my brother Travis, who wonders why I post so many pictures and stories of my good bargains (quick answer - "because I can"), but I get so proud for solving the puzzzle of which coupons to use on what sales to maximize savings. As Elliott put it yesterday, "it's your own personal Sudoku puzzle."
  • gallon of milk
  • newspaper
  • bottle of asparin
  • Infant Advil
  • 3 bags of Werther's candy
  • 2 bags of M&M's
  • 3 Sprees
  • 5 boxes of hand sanitizing wipes
  • 5 travel boxes of Q-tips
  • cling wrap
  • aluminum foil
  • 2 tubes of sunblock
  • twin pack of Swiffer Wet Jet pad refills
  • Resolve carpet cleaner
  • 2 packs of Trident gum
  • 2 packages of Similac ready-to-feed formula bottles
  • new tootbrush for Ava
  • pacifiers for Lily
  • Splenda
  • 10 packs of baby wipes
  • box of crackers
  • 2 rolls of packing tape

Once again, I will spare you the monetary breakdowns, but all of the above items were purchased for $0.00 out of pocket (I think I put under $1 total on a gift card after all of my coupons and Extra Care Bucks) and I came home with over $15 in Extra Care Bucks to use on my next shopping trip. Yeah!

I have decided that my own personal challenge, now that I seem to have gotten the hang of the couponing-thing, is to try and roll items I need into my purchasing scheme using coupon and Extra Care Bucks overages. Elliott was surprised that I could come home with free milk and other necessities for the house (things which were indeed on my shopping list) - all by figuring out how to roll it into the overages. Stay tuned for more excitement!

Final note - all of my really great CVS coupons expired yesterday so I may not see this haul again for awhile. But we can dream, can't we?


Jennifer B said...

Umm... Wow!! I bow to your great bargain shopping skills. Mad skills!! After this week I am definately going to get back on the wagon. Congrats!!

Kacey said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog. I'm very impressed with the deals you found at CVS this week! BTW, I love your family pics on your blog. How sweet :)