I’ve gotten some good deals in the past, but this week rocks if you play your cards right.
It all started when Kenny ran into CVS for a drink on his way home from the church yard sale Saturday. He purchased his dollar drink and on the receipt was a coupon for $5 off a $15 purchase good for only 3 days. We knew we couldn’t let this go to waste! I couldn’t wait to get the Sunday paper the next day. We found a great deal on cereal and Kenny stopped by on Sunday night. It’s a good idea to work your deals as early in the week as possible. If you wait until Saturday night the items you want are likely to be sold out.
He bought 3 boxes of Kellogg’s cereal which was on sale 3 for $10 plus you get $5 back in Extra Bucks. He also bought a bottle of Tide laundry detergent on sale for $5.97. I had a $1 manufacturer’s coupon for the cereal and a $1 manufacturer’s coupon for the Tide. I also had $8 in Extra Bucks from a previous trip plus the $5 off $15 purchase coupon he had received on Saturday.
He paid… drum roll please… $0.59 for everything plus he got $5 back in Extra Bucks and another $5 of $15 purchase.
You may have noticed that there is more in the photo than 3 boxes of cereal and some Tide. Kenny went back for another trip last night and got 3 more boxes of cereal, some cold medicine and come kind of chocolate candy/cookie things. We had to use the $5 off $15 within 3 days again and the cereal deal could be run twice. He also used $8.50 in Extra Bucks that we had received for summer spending credits. He paid $1.67 for everything and got another $5 back in Extra Bucks.
SOOOO, for $2.26 he got everything in the photo plus I still have $10.00 in Extra Bucks to play with next week’s ad. I’m lovin’ CVS!!
Just for fun I thought I’d post a couple other deals I found while I was out yesterday.
I currently have 2 kids in diapers. (hopefully not for long. Sophia’s doing great.) My old diaper budget before Jesse arrived was $40. I really hated to double that. I haven’t had to so far because the church gave me a diaper shower before baby’s arrival and I have had a great stockpile plus some cash and giftcards that were given for Jesse. I’ve still got lots of diapers left but had run out of size 1 which he’s still wearing. So I ran to Target with my $40 worth of baby money for the month. They had their boxes of diapers on sale for $19.79 with a $5 gift card back if you bought two. I had a Target coupon for $5 off 2 boxes of diapers plus I had two $2 diaper coupons. I also bought a package of wipes on sale for $5.49 and used a $1.50 Target coupon and stacked it with a $2 manufacturer’s coupon. I paid a grand total of $35.93 for everything. The box should be enough to last Sophia the month. Jesse will probably need more but I accidentally bought size 2 instead of size 1 and they actually fit him better. He was ready to move up and I didn’t realize it. Not sure why the recent plumber bottom and lots of leakage problems didn’t clue me in… I still have lots of size 2 diapers from the shower so we’re definitely good for this month and probably next month, too, on Jesse. Yea!! Now if I can just get Sophia completely potty trained this month I may be able to put next month’s $40 in savings!
After Target I went really fast (Kenny had to be at work at 10 and I was cutting it close) to Pet Smart for rabbit food. In case you didn’t know, Novella has a rabbit named Buttercup that we’ve had for 3 years. Anyway, I had a $5 gift card from Pet Smart I received in the mail and was hoping to get the rabbit food for under $5. My budget for pet supplies for the month is $30 which must include rabbit food, dog food and any treats. Usually I can’t afford any treats. When I got to the rabbit food aisle I found a bag of rabbit food reduced for quick sale by 50%. That made it $2.99. Since I needed to use my gift card I bought another bag at regular price. I paid a total of $4.38 for rabbit food that would normally have cost me over $12. Buttercup is covered for this month and next plus I got another $5 gift card in the mail! Maybe I’ll have time to check on their dog food prices!
Before closing I want to take a moment to thank God for helping find these deals and save my family money. It takes some time and effort but I believe it is part of striving to be a Proverbs 31 woman (see Proverbs 31:10-31). I also want to thank my dear husband without whom the CVS and Publix deals would not be possible. He is always glad to run out and catch a deal for me when I’m too tired to get out.