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.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

First CVS trip in a month or two

Maybe some of you have noticed, I have not been to CVS in a month or two. The reason? I got burned out on couponing I decided that Kroger would be my main store and everything else just kind of fell by the wayside. That is until 2 nights ago. I found myself out of diapers for my little one and saw CVS had Pampers on sale with ECB's, so off I went. The deal was buy two packs of diapers and get 5 ECB's limit 1 per card. I had a Kroger catalina for $2 off Pampers and thought I would try and use it at CVS. Here is how I worked my deal. It was not a great deal but the diapers were needed.

1st transaction

2 packs of Pampers jumbo diapers $10 each
I used $3.50 in coupons
paid $17 OOP and got 5 ECB's

2nd transaction

1 pack of Pampers $10
used $1.50 coupon
used $5 ECB's
Total OOP $3

So for $20 I got 90 diapers.

By the way the catalina worked. Before I got to the cash register I grabbed the manager and asked him.

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