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My CVS trip today

Posted by justanotherstayathomemom on September 12, 2008

Not so great…but not so bad either….

I have been very lazy when it comes to CVS lately…so, I realize some of my bucks have expired and only have a few more “bonus” days left…so off I went before the winds from the hurricane start up.  CVS is closing at 6 because of the hurricane, which I think is awesome, and boy, were they busy!  Anyway, i got  3 Right Guard deodorants for 2.99 each and 2 reinventing beauty magazines (the first time I have ever seen them at my CVS).  I spent 49 cents and got back 6 bux.  I know it’s not as great as some do, but the mags have 30$ in coupons, and I have doubles, plus…by the cash register, there were more coupons, they look like the inserts from the beauty mags, and I picked up 3.   I’m a pig, oink oink.  I also picked up some $1 off coupons for great lash mascara on a display…ya never know!!! 

so…I’ve got to plan better…plan ahead so I can get better deals.  It’s fun when I do it, I have just been extra lazy this month.

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CVS trip

Posted by justanotherstayathomemom on September 7, 2008

Well, I should’ve posted this last week when I went, but….ya’ know how that goes!

Here is what I bought:

10 bottles of L’oreal Vive shampoo and conditioner

6 Sure deodorants

1 Covergirl Amazmint lip gloss

2 Covergirl Outlast lipsticks

3 Poweraid drinks

Total OOP?  $.91!!  woohoo, I only spent 91 cents, not to bad!  I saved $92.78

I had bogo coupons, and 2 rainchecks for the bogo sale cause they were out of stuff.  I recieved 5.99 in ecb’s back, so I now have more money to spend this week!  Gotta check my q stash…

By the way, CVS totally overcharges for things…that is why they can do this extra buck thing…the poweraid is cheaper at Wal-mart, but I wouldn’t have gotten the lipsticks for free…so, it works out to be a better deal at CVS in the end.

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america’s cheapest family?

Posted by justanotherstayathomemom on August 22, 2008

read this “fascinating” story…
So…they reel you in with promises of tips to reduce your grocery bill. What a joke! these “tips” have been running around for years. leave the kids at home? boy, what a great tip! shop when your not hungry? gee, i’ve not heard that one before! it just goes to show you that the news is really clueless when it comes to providing a great story with real tips for real families.  
If this lady were truly frugal, she would have a garden, make her own stock, freeze her own soups and casseroles, etc.  They are using coupons, and saving lots o’money, but as I am looking more and more at my Feingold stuff, we don’t want to buy that carp anymore, much less eat it.  I dunno, it just really irks me that they are showcasing this family again.  If you ever really do want to be frugal, just pick up a copy of “The Tightwad Gazzette” by Amy Dacyczyn.  Now there is someone who could pinch a penny and out pops a nickle.   Frugallity is not to be taken lightly…it is a lifestyle, one that I am not great at.  I am working on it, though….
Want frugality, check some of the thousands of blogs out there.  We have some really frugal mommas who can run circles around that family. 

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grocery deals

Posted by justanotherstayathomemom on June 30, 2008

at kroger they had cascadian farms organic clifford crunch cereal marked down to 1.50 each…i bought 3 boxes (should’ve bought all they had)…i am going back tomorrow to redeem my internet coupons (they will refund your money, just take back receipt) and get three boxes of cereal for 1.50 total!!! (cereal has 100 cals and 5 g fiber per cup, so it’s good stuff!) i also bought 2 dozen cage free eggs for 1.25 each…with soon to be redeemed q’s (q’s were on the back of the marked down cereal; cereal that doesn’t expire until dec 08)…eggs will be 25 cents each!! and, found a q for muir glen canned tomatoes…1$ off each…bought 2 cans organic toms for 39 cents ea! wowow!!! i forgot how much i love coupons…now, gotta get organized with q’s and sales and such…it’s a good thing i don’t work anymore…i don’t think i have enough brains left after two boys to hold a steady job AND bargain shop!!!! just joking…i think….

at the 99cent only store found bertoli pasta dinner for 99 cents a bag, bought 3, enough ginger to last me a year for .99, yoplait yogurt 3/99 (they are 54 ea at wally world). i plan on calling them to see if they take q’s…if they do, watch out!!

my cheap meal of the week? bertolli pasta dinner (fancy pasta with brocolli and garlic sauce) added in my own cooked chicken (split chik breasts .99 lb, used about a dollars worth) homemade whole wheat bread sticks (cheap…flour yeast water, you know the drill) and water. i guess this meal cost us about 3$ for all three. the rest of the chicken went into chicken noodle soup (scratch) and rolls (scratch) and i have more leftover chicken…don’t know what to do with that…probably a casserole with rice. another cheap meal!!

total so far for groceries for july…. (will update as i buy more)

kroger…20.98 (will get back 3$)
heb……..23.41
99 cent store….11.70
kroger….3.28 (will get back $2 on this trip)

total: 54.37

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