Archive for October, 2008
Today was Columbus Day. Yay! That means school holiday and I can get my drugstore deals done early!!
I discovered something I felt like sharing with you guys I’m helping out. I’ve told several of you that if CVS offered a deal where you had to spend a certain amount to get ECB’s that the amount had to be after coupons. Well, I stand corrected. It’s a before coupon total. Which is good news for you…less OOP!
I apologize for the misinformation. I distinctly remember getting the impression from one of my receipts that I needed x amount of money to get a deal and thinking I must need to get the amount advertised. I knew other CVSers were getting the deals before coupons, but I assumed that it was something about my store. It seems I was just being a doofus.
So…it appears that if the deal, say the Swiffer deal this week, says spend $10 get $5 ECB’s then you can use coupons to bring your OOP lower. In fact, here’s what I did.
(1) Swiffer sweeper starter kit $7.99
(1) Swiffer dusters starter kit $6.99
Total before coupons: $14.98
Buy any swiffer sweeper starter kit get a free Swiffer dusters kit
$1.00 off Swiffer sweeper kit
New total: $6.99
ECB’s earned: $5
(Of course, I paid with ECB’s so my OOP was quite a bit lower! I also got a truckload of other things since I had a nice, shiny $10 off of $50 coupon. Wanna know my final OOP? Huh? Do ya? It was a mere $6.26…for $73.00 worth of product! )
So have fun with those ECB deals that require you to spend a dollar amount! They just became more fun for me!
And just an FYI, I went to Rite-Aid today and they were very well stocked on their FAR items. I couldn’t find two of them. I used $15 dollars worth of coupons! I should be getting a pretty good check from Rite-Aid, come November.
Okay guys! I had a blast last night!
I’ve moved around the stuff on my blog so that the frugal links I told you about. (Well, really, Josh moved it all around, but I told him where to put it! )
The flower at the top of my sidebar that says frugality is the button you are wanting. Or you can click here. I also moved up all my frugal links since I seem to be using more of those these days than anything else.
I’m still thinking I’m not going to turn this blog into a frugal blog, since there’s already so much of the information out there…and from ladies much smarter than myself. But I did want to gather as much of that information up in one place.
Also, if there is anything you’d like me to add, feel free to ask. I’d be happy to have it here!
Hope this helps!