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.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

CVS Was a Bomb for Me this Week

CVS was a big bomb for me this week, hence the picture.

My friend, the queen of CVS, is out of town this week and I am suffering. I went to CVS and paid OOP $20 and only got $11 in ECB's back. I was so worried about using my ECB's this week. I was trying to decide if I should pay cash or go for the ECB's, it was like I was choosing between my children. I went for the cash.

I actually made a big mistake. I thought that some of my razor coupons had expired, not realizing that they expire on 5-27 instead of 4-27. It hit me as I was sitting here in front of my computer, we are still in April not May yet.

I will be going back to CVS tonight to redeem myself.

I did two transactions today here is all I got:
2 Soleil razor refills
1 Claritin kids allergy med
2-4packs of Dole fruit cups (I thought I had coupons but didnt)
3 Essence of Beauty gift bags (I got these because they gave me back $5 in ECB) $4.50 OOP
4 Palmolive dish soaps B1G1

My coupons
Soleil $2 off each
$3 off Claritin
.25 off Palmolive
2- $3 off $15 purchase
total OOP $20
ECB back $11

My redemption shopping tonight will be:
1 Alavert $6.99
2 Soleil Razors $5.99 each

My coupons that I will use
$4 off Alavert
$2 off Soleil
$3 off $15 purchase
total OOP around $8
Total ECB's back $12.99

I will probably not do a Kroger shop this week. There is'nt anything on the list that I need except corn on the cob and I don't really need it. If the mood strikes me for corn I will go get some if not thats o.k. too. Oh yeah, Mr. Hospitality needs to take basil to work tomorrow for another function so I guess I will go to Kroger tonight for that.

1 comment:

Mrs. P said...

Better luck next time!

So, where does this put your relationship now? Is counseling an option?