Sunday, August 15, 2010

Publix & CVS

This week was definitely an "overbudget" week, but I'm okay with that because we've actually had several "underbudget" weeks last month. That's the beauty of budgeting and saving, when you go a little bit over budget, it's not the end of the world! I also bought a bunch of fruit and veggies from Aldi and 3 packages of boneless, skinless chicken breasts from Food World (on sale for $1.77/lb). Enough rambling, here is what I got at Publix this week:
Spent: $25.91
Saved: $33.32Bought:
6 boxes Aunt Jemima frozen pancakes ("snack" for the hubby)
1 Publix frozen pizza
3 boxes Scotties tissues
1 box Superpretzel soft pretzels (another snack for the hubby)
2 Pillsbury dough rolls
4 bags of croutons
1 Sirloin tip steak (for the mountains.....mmmmm kebabs!)
1 box orzo
1 package Dentastix
1 cucumber

As far as drugstores go, I usually lean toward Rite Aid because I really like the idea of getting cash back (in the form of a rebate) that I can simply deposit back into my checking account, instead of getting "drug store money" that can only be used at that particular "drug store." However, Rite Aid recently jumped on the drug store money bandwagon and it seems (to me at least) like they are not offering as many rebates as they did previously. I had been wanting to try out "CVSing" for some time now, it seems easy enough to get a lot of household and toiletry items for free and they hands down have better customer service than Walgreens. Here is what I purchased today:

Spent: $4.11
Saved: $15.07

Dawn Dishsoap (free)
Dry Idea deodorant (free)
Purex 3-in-1 detergent ($3)

Received: $2 in ECB (Extra Care Bucks) that can be used on my next purchase at CVS and a coupon for $4 off my next $20 purchase.

1 comment:

  1. As I already mentioned....I LOVE LOVE LOVE CVS!!!! I may need an intervention.