I have been a "couponer" for several years now, and enjoy the benefits of saving a few bucks here and there. These days, couponing has turned into a major hobby, with coupons appearing on smart phones, in boxes, magazines, and about everywhere else you look. Although some of my friends have challenged me to go to websites and start downloading and printing, I have had to tell myself that my lifestyle does not lend itself to spending that much time and energy on couponing. So, I pull what I need from the Sunday paper, and then a few things are sent to my email (most importantly my Biggby coupons...lol), and I have an app on my phone that lists lots of under-advertised coupons and deals that I would otherwise never know about.
One thing that I have done pretty faithfully is keep up with CVS deals. I would probably never have started shopping there, but when our school moved about 4 years ago, I had no excuse. I would pass a CVS every day. I signed up for my Extra Care card, and the savings began. These days, though, CVS is killin' it! The deals are incredible!
A couple of Saturday nights ago, I entered CVS armed with a few coupons and a CVS ad. I was so tired (grocery shopping ranks #2 in my top 10 list of most hated tasks...a necessary waste of time!), and my patience with matching up brands and coupons and Extra Bucks deals ran thin very quickly. I said to myself, "Ok...this is not worth it...I'm outta here." I went to the cash register, checked out, and this was my deal (even after giving up)...
4 boxes of Kellogg's cereal ($10+ value)
1 Nivea lip balm ($2.99 value)
2 cans of Aussie hair care products ($7 value)
2 Oral B toothbrushes ($8 value)
My total, after coupons and EB for future use, LESS THAN $5! Take that, WalMart!
***I'm sure hoping to get over this sickness soon...My EB are calling, and I need to get to CVS! And maybe after that I'll run on over to Speedway and cash in some rewards points for a $25 Outback gift card, pair that with my $10 off Outback coupon, and take my sweetheart on a date...for free!