I am a stay at home mom who is fed up with spending a large portion of income on grocery bills. It is my job, according to God, to be a good help mate for my husband. I am trying to live up to my job description. I am starting a journey into the grocery coupon world and invite you to come with me. I have never used coupons for grocery shopping and as of January 1st 2008 I am diving in. I will be using http://www.thegrocerygame/ , http://www.moneysavingmom.com and the http://www.couponmom.com/ website to guide me on how to save money. I am going to treat this adventure as a part time job and put in the hours necessary to make it work. I am excited and nervous to get started.

Monday, April 7, 2008


I went to CVS yesterday and did three different transactions. My 1st trip to CVS was around 3 p.m. I wanted a test run before I committed to two other transactions, that worked fine. Later, around 9 p.m. I went back for the other two transactions.

sorry my picture is missing a Duracell pack and 2 cvs pain relievers

Here is how I did:
1st transaction
1 Huggies jumbo diaper $8.99
1 Swiffer $5.99
1 Duracell AA battery 8 pack $5.29
2 CVS gelcap pain reliever
Coupons used
$4 off $20 purchase
$2 CVS diaper coupon
$1.50 manuf. Huggies coupon
$.75 Duracell battery coupon
-------- TOTAL OOP= .49 cash. I rolled $8 ecbs from last week
ECBS back $7.98

2nd transaction
1 Huggies jumbo diaper $8.99
1 Swiffer $5.99
1 Duracell AA 8 pack battery $5.29
1 Essence of beauty toe seperator .99
Coupons used
$4 off $20 purchase
$2 cvs diaper coupon
$1.50 manuf. huggies coupon
$1 Duracell coupon (this coupon on package)
TOTAL OOP= $8.58 I forgot my $7.98 ecb at home from my 1st transaction
no ecbs back this transaction

3rd transaction
1 Huggies diaper $8.99
1 Duracell battery $5.29
2 Excedrin $1.99 each
Coupons used
$4 off $20
$2 cvs diaper coupon
$1 huggies coupon
2-$2 off Excedrin yes these were free
----TOTAL OOP .70
I was working my deals and all was good until this last deal. All of my earned ECBs should have printed but they didn't. After this last deal $20 of EBCs should have printed. This morning I called and they will be ready to print by Thursday.

buy $25 of Huggies product get $10 ecbs back
buy 2 Swiffers get $5 ecbs back
buy 3 Essence of Beauty get $5 ecbs back
buy $15 of Duracell get $5 ecbs back

1 comment:

Kayla said...

I love CVS!!! I get great deals all the time. Can I ask where you got your $4/$20 coupon? I am in need of some CVS coupons. They make the deals so much better!!! Thanks.